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Report: Giants to hire UL offensive coordinator Rob Sale as new OL coach

Sale spent the past two seasons at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: AUG 31 Louisiana v Mississippi State
Rob Sale during a 2019 game.
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The New York Giants are expected to hire University of Louisiana at Lafayette offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Rob Sale as their new offensive line coach, according to Ian Rapoport.

Sale replaces former Giants OL coach Dave DeGuglielmo.

Sale has spent the past two seasons with the Louisiana football program. In his second and most recent season, Sale led the Ragin’ Cajuns offense to multiple record-breaking performances, including total offense (6,918), total touchdowns (69), most rushing yards (3,604), most rushing touchdowns (42) and most passing touchdowns (27).

The offensive line earned the Joe Moore Award Honorable Mention recognition for its performance this past season. The line led the way for running back Elijah Mitchell, who became the sixth running back in program history to reach the 1,000-yard rushing mark. Additionally, quarterback Levi Lewis became the first 3,000-yard passer in program history during Sale’s second season with the team.

In Sale’s first season with the Ragin’ Cajuns, the team produced 5,940 total yards, gaining 6.6 yards per play, and scored 58 touchdowns.

Sale came to Louisiana with 12 years of experience as the offensive line coach after serving as the offensive line coach/running game coordinator under Napier for the Sun Devils in 2017. Before ASU, Sale was the offensive line coach at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Sale also had stints at Georgia and McNeese State in his coaching career. As a player, Sale played at LSU, where he appeared in 35 games with 25 starts.

Sale was at Alabama from 2007-11 serving as a strength and conditioning assistant and offensive analyst. Giants coach Joe Judge was on that Alabama staff for part of that time.

The Giants were ranked 19th in the league last season in rushing yards with 1,768. Daniel Jones was sacked 45 times, the fourth-most of any quarterback in the league.