According to a report today, Ohio State passing game coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich has emerged as a leading candidate for the Texas offensive coordinator. Brett McMurphy shared the news via a tweet today.
Tom Herman's obvious connections to Ohio State, and the Buckeyes offensive efficiency and success, coupled with Yurcich's experience at Oklahoma State, and as a record setting coordinator at Division II Shippensburg (PA) make it logical for both sides involved.
The report adds that Yurcich would remain with the Buckeyes through the college football playoff if he were the choice in Austin.
Yurchich has been with the Buckeyes almost a year exactly, and spent the 2013-18 seasons as the offensive coordinator for Mike Gundy in Stillwater where he led some of the most explosive offenses in college football. With the Cowboys, Yurcich-led offenses averaged 38 points per game and compiled over 478 yards per game.
At Oklahoma State, Yurcich made the most that the program has ever paid an assistant coach at $800k annually, and the Buckeyes were set to pay him $950k annually in Columbus.
McMurphy adds that Minnesota offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarocca is also a candidate for the opening. We have heard the same over the past several days.
Tom Herman just filled his defensive coordinator spot with former Ohio State college and former Rutgers head coach Chris Ash recently, and the Longhorns offensive coordinator position remains one of the more intriguing coordinator openings in college football.
If Herman is able to convince Yurcich that the Longhorns opportunity is the right one to leave his home state for, it will be interesting to see the terms of the deal that lured him away.
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