Well, I don't think any of us have been too thrilled with the mention of Brian Schottenhiemer as the next Bama OC. I'm not saying he would be a bad hire, but I would prefer someone else. There are some other names that have been floated out there so I'd like to look at those.
Washington's Doug Nussmeier has been reported as a candidate:
He has NFL, CFL, and college experience and has always worked as either a QB coach or an OC while performing both duties at Washington. He also spent time at Fresno State which is apparently a pipeline for us these days? Anyway, UW had the 57th ranked offense this past year with 392 ypg. Honestly, that's a little lower than I was expecting for a Pac 12 team. Alabama this year, by contrast, was ranked 30th with 433 ypg. His QB this year, Keith Price, was the 12th rated passer overall with a 157.91 rating. He also completed 67% of his passes.
I can't find any specific rankings for his other years at UW, but maybe I just don't know how to search for that. He would have also been Jake Locker's QB coach his last 2 years in school so that is also a plus on the resume. He was OC for 1 year at Fresno State in 2008.
Another candidate mentioned is Dirk Koetter:
This is a little more exciting to me. He probably has the best resume of any of these guys. He has extensive experience in college including being the OC at Missouri, Boston College, and Oregon. He's also a rarity in that he's been a head coach in college as well. You might remember him from his days at Arizona State and before that he was up at Boise State as the predecessor to Dan Hawkins. He had a 26-10 record at BSU, but only a 40-34 record at ASU. Then again, he's not being interviewed for head coach so whatever....
Since 2007 he's been the OC for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Here's how his offenses fared beginning in 2007. These are point total rankings out of the 32 NFL teams: 6th, 24th, 24th, 18th, 28th
Ok, so those rankings are concerning, but I think his record as a college coach is more relevant. He has a strong record there and is obviously now familiar with more pro-style concepts. He would be my choice of these 3 guys.
So who is your favorite? And is there anyone else out there that you would want over these 3?