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Offensive Coordinator Tracker: A look at the FBS offensive play caller openings

We already track the hires of the new coaches around college football via our Staff Tracker, but with all the coordinator and position coaching changes in the coaching profession every off season, we wanted to provide a place to go to track those as well.

Here, we will share the openings and hirings of new offensive coordinators, covering both the hires for new head coaches, and established head coaching hiring replacements.

Some of the top tier offensive coordinator jobs open right now include Auburn, LSU, TCU, and Baylor (among others).

Top tier and veteran offensive coordinators coaches currently on the market include Chad Morris, Noel Mazzone, Rod Smith, David Yost, Larry Fedora, Mike Yurcich, Eric Kiesau and Bodie Reeder.

(We signified one offensive line coach leaving for another offensive line job in parenthesis)

Current count of offensive coordinator changes: 36

There were 56 total offensive coordinator changes following last season.

Note: This page will be updated frequently; but as always, check The Scoop for the latest movement of the day.

PROGRAM

2019 COACH

2020 COACH

Tony Petersen

Frank Ponce

Reason for change: Petersen left for the opportunity to become the offensive coordinator at Illinois for Bret Bielema. The addition of Ponce was made official in mid-January

Noel Mazzone

Brennan Carroll

Context: Head coaching change. Carroll was brought in from the Seahawks, where he worked under his father as offensive line coach / run game coordinator.

Keith Heckendorf

Keith Heckendord

Context: Head coaching change. AJ Milwee originally accepted the offensive coordinator opportunity, but later decided to join Steve Sarkisian's Texas staff as quarterbacks coach. Butch Jones then turned to retaining Keith Heckendorf as offensive coordinator.

Chad Morris

Mike Bobo

Context: Head coaching change. The night of January 6th, we shared that Bryan Harsin was targeting South Carolina offensive coordinator Mike Bobo. Auburn formally announced the addition of Bobo on January 7th.

Larry Fedora

Jeff Grimes

Context: Larry Fedora was let go after one season. On January 4th, the program announced the hire of BYU offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes as their new play caller.

Eric Kiesau

Tim Plough

Context: Head coaching change. UC Davis (FCS) offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tim Plough was tabbed as the new OC for Andy Avalos.

Charlie Frye

Kevin Barbay

Context: On January 23rd, Frye left to become the quarterbacks coach on Brian Flores' staff with the Dolphins. Barbay will move from receivers (a position he's worked with the past three seasons) to quarterbacks and is also getting the promotion to offensive coordinator.

Joey Lynch

Jon Budmayr

Context: With Lynch departing to take the quarterbacks job at Vanderbilt, Colorado State turned to Wisconsin quarterbacks coach Jon Budmayr as their new offensive play caller

Context: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson left to become the quarterbacks coach for the Eagles.

Clint Trickett

Michael Johnson

Context: Co-offensive coordinator Clint Trickett was let go on January 3rd after four seasons on staff. Michael Johnson has been hired and will serve as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks.

Rich Skrosky

Tim Harris Jr.

Context: Butch Davis decided to take the offense in a new direction back on December 23rd, letting go of offensive coordinator Rich Skrosky. Running backs coach Tim Harris Jr. was announced as the team's new offensive coordinator on January 12th.

Bob DeBesse

Doug Ruse

Context: Offensive coordinator Bob DeBesse was fired in late November. Ruse spent the last three games as the interim offensive coordinator before being named to the permanent post shortly following the season.

Rod Smith

Tony Petersen

Context: Head coaching change.

Brent Dearmon

Mike DeBord

Context: Brent Dearmon left to take the offensive coordinator post at MTSU. Former Indiana and Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike DeBord, a "Michigan man" like Les Miles has been named the program's new offensive coordinator.

Context: In early December, Mark Stoops announced that Eddie Gran had been let go. Rams assistant quarterbacks coach Liam Coen was hired as the program's new OC.

Rob Sale

Context: Rob Sale, this year's FootballScoop Offensive Line Coach of the Year winner along with the late DJ Looney, left for the Giants offensive line job on February 8th.

Dwayne Ledford

Context: A report January 22nd shared that Ledford was expected to become the offensive line coach for new Falcons head coach Arthur Smith. 

Context: Steve Ensminger decided to retire from his on-field role and move into an analyst role for the program. Orgeron decided to move on from passing game coordinator Scott Linehan after one season. Peetz and Mangas were both added from the Carolina Panthers staff, where they worked under former LSU offensive coordinator Joe Brady.

Eman Naghavi

Rich Rodriguez

Context: Head coaching change. Former Ole Miss offensive coordinator Rich Rodriguez was brought in, and brought his Arizona transfer son along with him.

Scottie Montgomery

Dan Enos

Context: Mike Locksley announced in early January that Montgomery and the program were parting ways and a few days later the Terps announced Cincinnati running backs coach / assistant head coach Dan Enos as their new offensive play caller.

Tony Franklin

Brent Dearmon

Context: Brent Dearmon was hired away after he served as the offensive coordinator at Kansas the last year and a half.

Kirk Ciarrocca

Mike Yurcich

Context: In the same release announcing the departure of Kirk Ciarocca after one year with the program, Penn State announced the hire of Mike Yurcich as the team's new offensive coordinator.

Mike Canales

Dave Warner

Context: On December 18th, head coach Dana Dimel announced the dismissal of Mike Canales. Former Michigan State offensive coordinator Dave Warner was brought in to replace Canales.

Kenny Edenfield

Major Applewhite

Context: Head coaching change.

Mike Bobo

Marcus Satterfield

Context: New head coach Shane Beamer decided to retain Mike Bobo. However, a few weeks later Bobo decided to leave for the same post under Bryan Harsin at Auburn, thus opening the position on Beamer's staff once again. Beamer then turned to Carolina Panthers assistant offensive line coach Marcus Satterfield to call the Gamecocks offense.

Matt Kubik

Desmond Lindsey

Context: Head coaching change

Jim Chaney

Alex Golesh

Context: Head coaching change. Golesh followed Heupel from UCF to take the same role with the Vols.

Mike Yurcich / Herb Hand

Kyle Flood

Context: Head coaching change. Flood left his job as the offensive line coach at Alabama to become Sark's offensive coordinator at Texas

Sonny Cumbie

Doug Meacham

Context: Sonny Cumbie left to become the offensive coordinator at Texas Tech - his alma mater. During his signing day presser in February, Gary Patterson shared a shuffling of some duties and added that Meacham is officially the holder of the offensive coordinator role.

David Yost

Sonny Cumbie

Context: David Yost was let go at the conclusion of the season, and alumnus Sonny Cumbie was brought back to serve as the Red Raiders offensive play caller.

Will Hall

Chip Long

Context: Will Hall left to become the head coach at Southern Miss, and Willie Fritz turned to former Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chip Long to replace him

Alex Golesh / Anthony Tucker

Gus Malzahn

Context: Head coaching change. Malzahn will likely name someone offensive coordinator, but he made it clear during his introductory presser that he plans to call plays for the remainder of his coaching career.

Bodie Reeder

Anthony Tucker

Context: Head coaching change. Tucker was hired away from UCF, where he served as co-offensive coordinator / running backs coach.

Todd Fitch

David Raih

Context: Head coaching change. Arizona Cardinals wide receivers coach David Raih was hired to serve as Clark Lea's offensive coordinator.

Jake Moreland

Context: Offensive coordinator Jake Moreland left in late January for a position on staff with the New York Jets.

Brent Vigen

Context: Vigen left to become the new head coach at Montana State (FCS).