Falcons quarterbacks coach Bush Hamdan, after spending seven seasons in the college ranks, was named to his current position in February.
Hamdan, a former quarterback at Boise State, coached at Washington the past two seasons after making stops at Davidson, Arkansas State, Florida, Sacramento State and Maryland. He was also a student assistant at Colorado.
He replaced Matt LeFleur, who became the Los Angeles Rams’ offensive coordinator.
Hamdan, who’s never coached in the NFL, was at Florida, where he was the wide receivers coach in 2012, when Falcon coach Dan Quinn was the defensive coordinator.
Hamdan chatted with Matt Winkeljohn for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently. Here’s what he had to say on a variety of issues:
ON ANY CONNECTION WITH NEW OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR STEVE SARKISIAN: “I’ll be honest with you. Sark and I didn’t ….I just missed him at Washington. I met him one time when I was working with coach (Dan) Quinn at Florida. So, it’s been a really cool the first four months just growing extremely close to him. He’s a guy that you can naturally gravitate to very quickly just because of his personality and how genuine he’s been. It’s been a great experience.”
ON INHERITING FALCONS QUARTERBACK MATT RYAN: “It’s special. I was blown away with how intentional, really all of these guys are. They don’t waste time. If they are going to do something, they are going to do it the right way. As coaches we have a playbook and a lot of our answers come from the playbook. There are a lot of times that I think both Matts (Ryan…
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