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Former player Tommy Smith lands spot on Boise State football staff

Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell is wrapped up by Boise State's Tommy Smith at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, MI on Friday night August 31, 2012.
Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell is wrapped up by Boise State's Tommy Smith at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, MI on Friday night August 31, 2012. jjaszewski@idahostatesman.com

Former Boise State linebacker Tommy Smith has accepted a job as adefensive graduate assistant on the Broncos' coaching staff, he saidMonday.

Smith replaces Kyle Ward, who left after spring ball for ahigh school job.

Smith finished third on the team with 61 tackles as asenior in 2012. He came to Boise State from Atlanta.

Here’s the full football staff:

Coaches

Head coach: Bryan Harsin (previously: Arkansas State)

Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks: Mike Sanford (Stanford)

Offensive line: Scott Huff (Boise State)

Running backs/special teams/associate head coach: Kent Riddle (Arkansas State)

Tight ends: Eliah Drinkwitz (Arkansas State)

Wide receivers: Junior Adams (Eastern Washington)

Defensive coordinator: Marcel Yates (Texas A&M)

Linebackers: Andy Avalos (Boise State)

Defensive line/assistant head coach: Steve Caldwell (Arkansas State)

Defensive backs: Julius Brown (Arkansas State)

Offensive graduate assistants (two): Joel Filani (Boise State), Thomas Byrd (Arkansas State)

Defensive graduate assistants (two): Byron Hout (Boise State), Tommy Smith (first-year coach)

Support staff

Assistant athletic director for football: Brad Larrondo (Boise State)

Director of football operations: Brian Wilkinson (Arkansas State)

Director of player personnel: Taylor Tharp (Texas)

Assistant director of player personnel: Antwon Murray (Arkansas State)

Strength and conditioning coach: Jeff Pitman (Arkansas State)

Assistant strength and conditioning coach: Lee Marks (Arkansas State)

Email me at ccripe@idahostatesman.com.

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