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The Central Michigan football program has found its replacement for a defensive line coach.

Former NFL player Ian Scott has been tabbed by head coach Jim McElwain to replace former line coach Justin Hinds. Scott has spent the past three seasons on the defensive staff at Central Florida and has a history with McElwain as a graduate assistant at Florida in 2017.

Scott played at Florida for three years as a defensive lineman, earning All-SEC honors twice and helping the Gators win the SEC Championship in 2000. Scott had a lengthy stay in the NFL playing for the Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers and San Diego Chargers from 2003-09. He played on four division championship teams during his NFL career. Scott and his wife, Crystal, have two daughters, Skyler and Savannah, and two sons, Josef and Sean.

Following his playing days Scott spent time as a business analyst with JP Morgan Chase and Co. and he worked as an industrial engineer for Michelin North America.

Scott brings a plethora of experience to Mount Pleasant and will inherit a defensive line that will be regarded as one of the best in the Mid-American Conference heading into the 2021 season. His familiarity with McElwain’s coaching style should help him fit in right away with his new staff and hit the ground running.