Kansas City Chiefs hire ex- Nevada coach Chris Ault as consultant
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Kansas City Chiefs have hired former Nevada coach Chris Ault as a consultant.
Ault, who retired in December after 28 seasons with the Wolf Pack, has agreed to a one-year deal to consult with head coach Andy Reid, offensive coordinator Doug Pederson and defensive coordinator Bob Sutton.
“I’m excited to have an opportunity like this,” Ault told Dan Hinxman of the Reno Gazette-Journal. “… It’s an opportunity to get a feel for the NFL. (Reid has) hired an experienced staff. The timing is exciting. I’m going to learn an awful lot about the NFL.”
The Pistol offense Ault invented has become a mainstay in college football and is gaining traction in the NFL, and he will apparently help teach the Chiefs both how to utilize it on offense and stop it on defense.
“I told Coach Reid, ‘Whatever I can do to help you win a Super Bowl, I’ll do it,’” Ault said.
According to Hinxman, Ault’s his primary duties will be watching and dissecting game tape. He will continue to live in Reno, but will leave May 28 for a two-week stay in Kansas City for organized team activities (OTAs) and then mini camp.
Ault and Reid coached against each another 1986. That season, Reid was an assistant coach at Northern Arizona and Ault’s Wolf Pack was in the Big Sky Conference with the Lumberjacks.
Financial terms of the deal were not released, but Hinxman asked Ault if he would make more than he did his final year as the Wolf Pack coach (approximately $500,000), he laughed.
“This wasn’t about the money,” Ault said.
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