This seemingly straightforward posting also has some interesting verbiage that we can all read far too much into to support various wildly wrong theories. The Internet is fun.
Am I the only person who sees hints of running game coordinator, not just OL coach?
- Assist in the planning and implementation for the offense in football.
- Implement a game plan for a running and passing game, goal line and short yardage, protections, top 10 runs, red zone run downs, coming out. Protections for passing game: run down passes, red zone passes, etc.
- Co-develop the offensive play book to include fronts, runs, protections, screens, passes, and installation.
- Responsible for evaluating recruits in the East Texas region.
This is a straightforward replacement of MacWhorter's duties as a recruiter and it certainly reads innocently enough, but "co-develop offensive playbook" and "planning and implementation" gave me an eyebrow raise?
It made me feel all Bob Bostady.
The preferred qualifications don't offer much:
- Minimum 5 years coaching experience in a university 1-A program.
- Experience coaching at a BCS school.
- Experience coaching in the National Football League.
This is the single most important position coach hire we will make. A great recruiter would be nice, but the essential non-negotiable is an X and O, development, evaluation, and technical badass. OL, next to QB, is the most technical, development heavy position on the football field. RB coach it is not. We need a home run.