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Harutora Tsuchimikado named new Magi defensive coordinator

Madoka Kaname and Homura Akemi, in their younger years.

Harutora Tsuchimikado named new Magi defensive coordinator

By Uzuki Shimamura
The Daily Magi
January 23, 2070

The revolving door of coaches at Mitakihara University continued, with defensive coordinator Darren Kujou accepting the head coaching position at West Virginia. As a result, defensive line coach Harutora Tsuchimikado, after nine seasons as a positions coach, will now become the next defensive coordinator of the Magi. Defensive tackle Kent Nanase, who was not picked in the NFL Draft, has also forgone a career in the CFL to immediately go into coaching. Nanase was named the defensive line coach today.

"Wow, I can't believe that I'm now in my 30s, and I get to take advantage of this big opportunity at Mitakihara as the defensive coordinator," Coach Tsuchi, as he is called, said at a press conference at Hakurei Centre. "I worked tirelessly to make our defensive line one of the best in the game today, and now, I get an opportunity to spread my leadership skills to the entire defense.

"We're going to keep forcing turnovers and make big plays from our linemen, our linebackers and our secondary. We need to increase our takeaways, while stopping the run and rushing the pass. My years of experience will pay off, I promise you that."

"It's a thrill to finally be an assistant coach after spending a career playing as a member of the Magi," said Coach Nanase after being introduced. "Some of the guys I will coach will have been my former teammates, and as the youngest of all the members of the coaching staff, you will see a really enthusiastic personality on the sidelines next Fall. I'm ready to get to work."

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