Thursday August 25, 2016
Virginia: Patrick Higgins, the former offensive coordinator at UTEP from 2013-2015, has joined the staff in an analyst role. Higgins coached the outside receivers at BYU from 2005-2010 under Bronco Mendenhall.
Bunch Pop RPO: Like many offensive coaches studying the RPO system, offensive coordinator Eric Bendig decided to take one of his top formations, the Bunch formation, and blend it with his top run and pass concepts. The result was the Bunch Pop RPO, which helped his program gain 4,117 yards of offense, averaged 6.3 yards per play and 33 points per game last season. In this exclusive X&O Labs clinic report, Coach Bendig details the three post-snap options he utilizes in the concept and variables that affect the decision making process of the quarterback. Read the clinic report here.
Detroit Lions: Former Western Michigan DFO Jessica Larmony has joined the Lions organization as the Community Relations coordinator, source tells FootballScoop.
NFL Competition Committee: Denver Broncos GM and executive VP of football operations John Elway and Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians have been added to the NFL’s competition committee, per Adam Schefter.
North Carolina: Larry Fedora notes that volunteer assistant, and former Illinois head coach, Tim Beckman’s role with the team does not involve contact with players and that Beckman will assist with scouting and film. More from Fedora on allowing Beckman to volunteer here.