Falcons RBs coach hired as Virginia’s new offensive coordinator

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  • Atlanta Falcons
    Atlanta Falcons
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  • Desmond Kitchings
    American football player and coach
  • Arthur Smith
    American football coach, born 1982

The Atlanta Falcons couldn’t get through a full season without one of their coaches being poached.

On Monday, Arthur Smith announced that running backs coach Des Kitchings is leaving to become the offensive coordinator at Virginia, per team reporter Tori McElhaney.

Kitchings, 43, was an assistant head coach and co-offensive coordinator for NC State from 2012 to 2019, before becoming the running backs coach at South Carolina in 2020.

The Falcons will use a “by committee” approach to replace Kitchings on the staff for the remainder of the year. We’ll see if Smith promotes someone from within his current staff or looks to an outside hire to fill the role next season.

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