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Ron Dugans Returns to FSU as Assistant

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Former Florida State wide receiver Ron Dugans was part of plenty of big moments during his time at FSU and hopes to be part of more moving forward.

According to a release and multiple reports, Dugans will join head coach Willie Taggart’s FSU staff as wide receivers coach. That position had previously been held by David Kelly.

A Tallahassee native, Dugans played for the Seminoles from 1995-99, catching 105 career passes for 1,520 yards and seven touchdowns. Dugans was part of FSU’s wire-to-wire No. 1 team in 1999. In the national championship-clinching 46-29 win over Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl that year, Dugans finished with 99 yards receiving and a pair of touchdowns.

Dugans appeared in 46 career games in three years in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals before going into the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at FSU in 2005. Dugans had spent the last three seasons as wide receivers coach at Miami and most recently was co-offensive coordinator.

Dugans and Taggart worked together before at South Florida in 2014 and 2015. Other stops along the way for Dugans include the Bengals, Georgia Southern and Louisville.

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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