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Football: Bustle Completes Football Staff

Ron Hudson (right) takes over the reigns as offensive coordinator
Ron Hudson (right) takes over the reigns as offensive coordinator
Football  01/25/2008 courtesy RaginCajuns.com
  Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns head football coach Rickey Bustle announced the completion of his football staff on Friday.  Assistant head coach/offensive line coach Ron Hudson adds another duty to his role taking over as offensive coordinator.
Hudson, a three-year veteran on Bustle’s staff, has paved the way for the Cajuns running game to post unprecedented numbers.
The Cajuns enjoyed the sixth-best rushing offense (251.6/gm) in the nation in 2007 and became the Sun Belt’s first ever 3,000-yard rushing team (3,019).  The team averaged a Sun Belt-record 5.6 yards per carry en route to producing two 1,000-yard rushers.  UL ran for 250 yards or more in seven games and scored at least one rushing touchdown in all but one game.
“Coach Hudson has served as a leader in the role of assistant head coach,” said Bustle.
“Our offensive success, coupled with his knowledge of our personnel, made Coach Hudson a great fit for what we want to do offensively.
“I expect him to be a forceful leader for our offensive players and staff.”
Last season, Michael Desormeaux became the 24th quarterback in NCAA history to rush for over 1,000 yards.  His 1,141 yards were the 20th most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single season in NCAA history. 
Tyrell Fenroy posted his third consecutive 1,000-yard season and is only 84 rushing yards shy of Brian Mitchell’s school record.  Fenroy will enter the 2008 season as the only active three-time 1,000-yard rusher in the nation.
Hudson tutored an offensive line in 2005 that helped set a then-school record with 2,797 rushing yards (broken in 2007) and 34 touchdowns.  The Cajuns ranked seventh in the nation in rushing in 2005 and 11th in 2006.  UL has scored 77 rushing touchdowns over the past three seasons.
His linemen have earned seven All-Sun Belt honors in three years, including four first-team awards, and center Chris Fisher was named a Freshman All-American by The Sporting News in 2006.
Jorge Munoz was added to the Cajuns staff as the Quarterbacks Coach and Passing Game Coordinator.
One of the main responsibilities Munoz will undertake includes play calling.
“Coach Munoz has the experience and knowledge to fit what we were looking for,” stated Bustle.  “He is familiar with our no-huddle offense and I’m very excited to add him to our staff.
“I wanted to improve our passing game and he is very technique sound with his quarterbacks.”
His hiring is pending approval by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.
Prior to his hiring at UL, Munoz was on the staff at Eastern Illinois for three seasons.
He was promoted to Offensive Coordinator at EIU in March of 2007 after being named co-Offensive Coordinator during the summer of 2006. Under Munoz’s direction, the Panthers proceeded to run a more diverse offense in 2006 with four players earning first team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors on offense including OVC co-Offensive Player of the Year Vincent Webb and third team All-American Micah Rucker.
The Panthers ranked 18th in the nation in run offense and either ranked first or second in the OVC in rushing offense, total offense and passing efficiency. Under Munoz’s balanced attack, EIU nearly had a 1,000 yard rusher and a 1,000 yard receiver in the same season, as Webb finished with over 1,000 yards rushing for the third straight season and Rucker had 966 yards receiving to go along with 13 touchdowns.
EIU continued to run a diverse offense in 2007 as the Panthers had a 1,000 yard rusher for the fourth straight season with five Panthers earning first team All-OVC honors and three players earning honorable mention All-America honors.  In 2007, EIU ranked 33rd in the nation in scoring and 36th in the country in rushing yards.  EIU ranked sixth for the least amount of sacks allowed, giving them back-to-back Top 10 seasons in that category.
Munoz joined the EIU staff in 2005, coaching the Panthers wide receivers. He was promoted to quarterbacks coach following the 2005 season.
EIU advanced to the first round of the NCAA FCS playoffs all three seasons and was ranked in the Top 20 in the I-AA polls all three years.  Munoz served as the Panthers recruiting contact for north and central Florida, western Illinois and the St. Louis area.
Prior to coming to Eastern Illinois, Munoz spent two seasons as the wide receivers coach at Charleston Southern (2003-04). During the 2004 season, Charleston Southern wide receivers ranked first, second and fourth in the Big South Conference.
The Buccaneers passing offense ranked first in the Big South and 17th in the NCAA.
After coaching stops at Southeast Missouri (1999-2000) and Bethany (KS) College (1997-97), Munoz earned his first offensive coordinator position at Anderson College in Indiana. His 2002 team set six offensive school records, ranking fifth in NCAA Division III for passing offense at 323 yards per game. That same team averaged 33 points and 451 yards of offense per contest.
His 2001 team was just as good, winning the Heartland Collegiate Conference championship with the nation’s sixth best passing offense. That team set 22 school records, scoring 36 points per game and averaging 466 yards per game.
A 1998 graduate of Bethany College, Munoz was a two-time All-American quarterback. He went on to play one year in the Arena Football League with the Albany (NY) Firebirds. He was also a multi-sport standout at San Diego Hilltop High School.

He and his wife Erin, have two children – Ava and Alex.