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Chuckie Keeton to join Oregon State staff

Former Utah State QB Chuckie Keeton will be an assistant coach at Oregon State.

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Former Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton, and national treasure, is hanging up his cleats after a NFL tryout with his hometown Houston Texans.

Keeton is not giving up football but he is going into coaching and will be joining his former head coach Gary Andersen at Oregon State, according to Oregon Live.

Funaki Asisi is also joining the staff, he played offensive line from 2007-11.

"These young men will be outstanding role models for our student-athletes and understand what it takes to be successful in our program on and off the field," Andersen said in a release. "We're excited to welcome them to our team and look forward to their contributions."

This is a logical step for Keeton who wants to stay part of the game and he teams up not with his former head coach but also his former offensive coordinator in Kevin McGiven at Utah State from 2014-15 who is now the co-offensive coordinator at Oregon State.

Keeton also joins up with former teammate Darell Garretson who stepped in for at Utah State when Keeton was recovering from his knee injuries, but is now vying to be the starting quarterback at Oregon State.

"I'm very thankful that Coach Andersen and Oregon State has presented me this opportunity," Keeton said. "I'm excited to be able to contribute to the growth of the school, program and the football team in whatever capacity possible."