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Carson didn’t succeed because he was around longer– he succeeded for the same reasons he got BYU a Heisman and a NC, and Leinart and did a terrific job in turning around Rivers and that NC State offense and how he utilized Reggie… He’s a genius OC. Graham Harrell is a lot of things, an offensive guru, a young upstart, a future head coach in the making, but he’s far from a stabilizing force. In summation, it wouldn’t surprise me if Harrell becomes a pretty great offensive coordinator at the game’s highest level, but I firmly believe that should not be in Philly. The Mean Green rushed for 1,999 and 2,280 yards in 2018 and 2017, respectively. © 2020 Verizon Media. You may never get it again. The transition to Harrell would be minimal. Played against 6 top 18 defenses in its 13 games–and played very well against most of those defenses. Here are the numbers: 2015: 4,566 passing yards, 38 touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 69 percent completion percentage, 2016: 4,468 passing yards, 38 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, 70 percent completion percentage, 2017: 3,593 passing yards, 30 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, 67 percent completion percentage. Is he going to get into a mid week debate on school mascots? They should try to cultivate a scheme that caters to their inherent strengths, not a flashy pass-heavy scheme that often deploys four receivers and no tight ends. The connection is t... Why do you want to keep what Mike Leach was doing in place? S+P and FPI both have the Trojan O in 2019 in the top 9-13. But here was the next best thing — another up-and-coming aficionado of the Air Raid, capable of reinventing a stale offense that fell to 91st in scoring in 2018. Harrell, who also served as Leach's "eye in the sky" in the booth on game days, also worked closely with WSU's quarterbacks his two seasons in Pullman, first as as an offensive quality control assistant in 2014 and then as outside receivers coach in 2015. “From my 50 yard line seat, row 14, at the Holiday Bowl,” I watched the Iowa line manhandle the USC O-line. It cost him the BYU game (though the defense quit halfway through the 3rd qtr). Harrell was slow to advance to the running game when teams dropped 8 into coverage. Harrell noticeably spurred the development of Luke Falk. Rock bottom is within view. In 2019, his Trojans squad had the 20th best offense in the nation off the strength of Harrell’s superb passing game and led the way to a bit of a resurgence in University Park after a down 2018 season. MIKE LEACH’S WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS are the only Pac-12 squad that predominately runs the Air Raid, but could his patented offense be on the cusp of making its way to a conference rival? Harrell, who also served as Leach's "eye in the sky" in the booth on game days, also worked closely with WSU's quarterbacks his two seasons in Pullman, first as as an offensive quality control assistant in 2014 and then as outside receivers coach in 2015. Harrell came to UNT from Washington State, where he worked for head coach Mike Leach as the outside receivers coach in 2015 after serving as an offensive analyst in 2014. “If you ever get to one of those schools, you better jump on it. It's a privilege to be a part of the MSU family, and we look forward to getting down to Starkville shortly.". Does it leave you with a little bit of a knot in your stomach? Helton and former OC Tee Martin ran a spread offense during the Trojans’ 5-7 campaign in 2018, running the football nearly as many times (392) as they passed it (402). ( Log Out /  CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. are the only Pac-12 squad that predominately runs the Air Raid, but could his patented offense be on the cusp of making its way to a conference rival? If Harrell and the Trojans make it official in the coming days, it would mark the second time in two months USC has hired one of Leach’s former Texas Tech quarterbacks to run its offense. In 31 minutes, the USC O put up 300 yards and 24 points on Iowa–the #12 defense in America. A full-on disciple of Mike Leach as both a player and as a coach. Your guide to the 2020 election in California. Now I know, I know, some of that has to do with the Eagles’ late-season propensity for getting their utility backs like Miles Sanders and Boston Scott involved in the passing game, but the duo combined for 74 catches on the season, or about 4.5 catches a game, so that assumption is mostly a misconception. He had something like 3 or 4 OC’s in his first 3 seasons (and a few HC’s also) and his talent just couldn’t come through as the scheme changed every Spring and Fall. Receive SMS texts about the Lakers, Clippers and the rest of the NBA and text back with your questions. 4 QB. When coaches puss out and quit on their teams. Rolovich graduated from Hawaii and played QB there, so it may be difficult to pry him away from the Islands. How would USC possibly survive replacing Harrell, who refused to run the football in Holiday Bowl; got shut down by Washington and Oregon and put up 3 points against Arizona State in the final three quarters? Harsin is 64-17 overall at BSU. Thank you, @Coach_Leach! You look at his body of work for the past season and I believe he’s overrated. Sadly he wound up coaching the pistol under Rick Neuheisal and having a good run and getting the best out of Vince Young in the pros despite saying he wasn’t the guy for the offense and had some issues (we all know how right he was proven there). First, let’s get this out of the way: I’m a huge fan of the air-raid offensive scheme. A few names from you would be nice however. Chun came from a real program and if you want to make a name as an AD, you make a real hire, not carrying on some tradition of a guy who would rather lose a game then do what it takes to win (UCLA). No, what the Philadelphia Eagles desperately need is another grown up in the room who will hold Doug Pederson accountable and actually make him run the ball because when this team runs the ball, they tend to win more often than not. It doesn’t matter how innovative an offense may be, eventually, other teams will figure it out, and more importantly figure out how to beat it. On a team that was borderline comical at times, his offense was a ray of bright light. First off, everyone talks about Slovis being coached by Kurt Warner in high school, so it sounds like he deserves some credit. So he got creative. My guess is that Slovis [if he’s smart] will be the next guy in the transfer portal – especially if Harrell goes. It’s just a matter of time, Wazzu will offer Harrell a contract.