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Chiefnj2
01-03-2008, 01:41 PM
With the talk of Eric Price being a likely OC candidate, does anyone know how college OC's (without any Pro OC experience) do when making the jump to the NFL? Any recent examples, good or bad?

Zouk
01-03-2008, 01:45 PM
Dirk Koetter was the head coach of Arizona State (not sure if he called plays there) and is now the OC of the Jaguars. He's done well.

The only recent pure college OC to NFL OC jump I can think of is Norm Chow in Tennessee. That's worked out OK. It's definitely rare.

ChiefsCountry
01-03-2008, 01:47 PM
Some guy named Cameron everybody keeps pimping.

Chiefnj2
01-03-2008, 01:57 PM
Dirk Koetter was the head coach of Arizona State (not sure if he called plays there) and is now the OC of the Jaguars. He's done well.

The only recent pure college OC to NFL OC jump I can think of is Norm Chow in Tennessee. That's worked out OK. It's definitely rare.

Thanks for the reply. I guess it is a rare jump.

RustShack
01-03-2008, 01:57 PM
Norm Chow, Lane Kiffen went from college oc to nfl head coach, and the raiders are improving under him. Price was with the Jets for a little bit too.

HonestChieffan
01-03-2008, 01:58 PM
Ron Turner went the other way and fell on his ass

FringeNC
01-03-2008, 02:03 PM
If I'm not mistaken, both the West Coast offense and the Coryell offense were perfected in the college ranks, then migrated to the NFL.

I'd like to see Price be given a chance to run his offense with no restrictions put on him by Herm. If that were to happen, I'd probably quit bashing Herm.

Coogs
01-03-2008, 02:12 PM
Running mostly a spread offense, UTEP averaged more than 30 points in three of Price’s four seasons as coordinator. The Miners averaged 35.8 points in 2004 (11th in the country) and 33.6 (26th) last season.

Somehow a spread offense is not what I picture our new offense is going to look like, but I guess you never know.

StcChief
01-03-2008, 02:16 PM
Kiffin with 4-12 Faiders.... oh successful in NFL

FringeNC
01-03-2008, 02:22 PM
Kiffin with 4-12 Faiders.... oh successful in NFL

by Raiders standards, their offense was pretty good. I think it was better than ours, and was better than it was under their version of Herm Edwards, Art Shell.