Barring a last-minute change, Tim Beck is expected to be the next offensive coordinator at NC State, sources told FootballScoop on Tuesday.
Beck is currently the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Texas, though that carriage is about to expire at midnight (literally), as the Longhorns end their 2019 season in tonight’s Alamo Bowl and Mike Yurcich has been hired as the club’s new offensive coordinator.
FootballScoop previously reported that co-offensive coordinator Des Kitchings will not return in Raleigh, and Dave Doeren will be looking for a new direction following a 2019 season that saw the Wolfpack finish 106th nationally in yards per play (5.18) and 107th in scoring (22.1 points per game).
Beck had play-calling duties stripped from him at Texas during the 2017 campaign, but Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger credits Beck with his development over the past three years.
Texas QB Sam Ehlinger says not much has changed since Tim Beck was demoted.
“From developing me as a freshman all the way until now, all credit is due to him. I love him to death.” #HookEm
— Jeff Barker (@JeffBarker_) December 29, 2019
Prior to Texas, Beck coordinated offenses at Ohio State and Nebraska.
Beck and Doeren worked together, briefly, on Mark Mangino’s staff at Kansas; in 2005, Doeren was KU’s co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, while Beck was in his first year as the Jayhawks’ wide receivers coach. Doeren left the following year for a similar role on Bret Bielema’s new staff at Wisconsin.
In addition to Kitchings, co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach George McDonald handled play-calling duties and remains on staff at this time, as does quarterbacks coach Kurt Roper. Sources expect Roper, a former offensive coordinator at Duke, Florida and South Carolina, to remain on staff, possibly as running backs coach, a position he coached at Tennessee.
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