Football coach Dan McCarney added a pair of assistants with NFL backgrounds to his staff Thursday, when the school officially announced that Perry Carter and LaMarcus Hicks have joined the Mean Green.

Carter spent the last eight seasons as an assistant coach with the Houston Texans and played for the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders.

Hicks played two seasons for the Detroit Lions after playing for McCarney at Iowa State.

Hicks was the defensive backs coach at Concordia University last season