Bonamego hires former Nebraska graduate assistant Thompson

The crowd watches the action during Central Michigan University's homecoming football game against Toledo at Kelly/Shorts Stadium Saturday, Oct. 14.

Following the departure of tight ends coach Sherrone Moore to the University of Michigan, Central Michigan football head coach John Bonamego has filled that vacancy. 

CMU hired former Nebraska graduate assistant Tavita Thompson

Thompson played collegiate football at Oregon State from 2004-2008 before becoming a graduate assistant coach, helping with tight ends and the offensive line for the Beavers and Nebraska. 

The new job was first reported by Huskers Illustrated, a 247Sports based website covering Nebraska sports. 

The 6-foot-6, 275-pound coach started on the Cornhuskers staff in winter of 2015, but was pushed out with the hiring of head coach Scott Frost on Dec. 2. 

Coming out of Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis High School as a three-star prospect, Thompson was ranked No. 500 in the 2004 class, according to 247Sports. 

Thompson played offensive line for the Beavers. He started 13 games and helped win four bowl games.