"After four seasons as a member of the coaching staff, Ed Cavanaugh has been given new responsibilities as a full-time pro scout. His position calls for the ex-Duke University lineman to scout the personnel of other NFL teams, assist in locating talent and make recommendations for trade and waiver transactions.
Cavanaugh was in college coaching for almost 20 years, four of them as football skipper at Idaho State (1968-71), before joining Lou Saban's staff in 1972. In a career that began in 1954, Cavanaugh was an assistant at Kansas State (1954-58), the University of Arizona (1959-66) and Utah State (1967).
An offensive lineman for the legendary Wallace Wade at Duke, Cavanaugh graduated in 1951 after winning two football letters for the Blue Devils. He entered the Navy after leaving Duke and became player/coach at the Bainbridge (MD) Naval Training Center, striking up a longtime friendship with Jim LaRue who recently joined the Bills organization.
Following separation from the service, Ed took a job as assistant football coach at Petersburg (VA) High School. He was head freshman coach for three years and offensive line mentor for two at Kansas State, served as line coach under LaRue for eight seasons at Arizona and was appointed offensive coordinator at Utah State in 1967. A four-year tenure as head coach at Idaho State followed."
-Buffalo Bills 1976 Yearbook