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Giants hire Hal Hunter as offensive line coach

The Giants have found the coach tasked with fixing their offensive line.

Head coach Pat Shurmur hired Hal Hunter as the Giants offensive line coach on Tuesday, a source confirmed to the Daily News.

Hunter, 58, has been out of football for a season but was most recently the Cleveland Browns’ offensive line coach in 2016.

He brings plenty of experience, coaching the offensive line of the Chargers from 2007-11 and serving as their offensive coordinator in 2012. He also coached the offensive line of the Colts from 2013-15.

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Both Shurmur and GM Dave Gettleman have stressed the most important part of building a successful team starts with the offensive line, which has been a major weakness for the Giants in recent years.

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Hal Hunter coached the Chargers’ offensive line for four years before serving as their offensive coordinator in 2012.

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Filling the offensive line coach leaves Shurmur with just two noticeable vacant spots on his coaching staff: quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator.

Shurmur said at his introductory press conference that there are plenty of good coaches who are “not quite available,” which could mean he is waiting until after the Super Bowl to fill those positions.

Shurmur has close ties to the Eagles and some of their staff in Philadelphia, where he spent 12 years of his coaching career, so it is possible he could be looking to bring in someone from there.  

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