Pagano and Chudzinski's relationship extends all the way back the University of Miami. In 1986, Pagano served as a graduate assistant during Chudzinski's freshman year -- when he played tight end. The two then coached at Miami together from 1995-2000. They also spent the 2004 season together under Butch Davis with the Cleveland Browns.
"Rob and I have a long professional relationship and his résumé speaks for itself," Pagano said in a statement released by the team. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and will be a tremendous help to our entire team moving forward. Needless to say, we're excited to have 'Chud' joining our family."
The team did not define what "special assistant" duties he will be performing.