The Oklahoma State Cowboys‘ offense is fast, but their breakneck pace goes beyond their no-huddle approach. In the past four years, Oklahoma State has gone through two offensive coordinators who have both since left for head coaching jobs. The reason is simple: Oklahoma State’s offense puts up astronomical numbers each season and then some team that needs a coach (and preferably an offensive-minded one) hires the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator. With two capable quarterbacks, Mike Yurcich should be able to repeat the success of the men who preceded him, which means he’ll also follow in their footsteps, which lead out of Stillwater.
Yurcich comes to Oklahoma State from Shippenburg (Pa.) by way of Edinboro University (Pa.), where he held the same position he’ll fill for the Cowboys. Oklahoma State is going through offensive coordinators so quickly that it’s now taking standouts from Division II schools, but Yurcich has plenty of tools to prove he’s ready for college football’s biggest stage.
In 2012, Oklahoma State had another top-five offense that began with the stellar play of freshman quarterback JW Walsh and ended with the eerily similar play of junior signal-caller Clint Chelf after Walsh hurt his knee midway through the season. The Cowboys never missed a beat, proving they have an offensive system that rivals any other in the country.
Yurcich should come in for a year or two, ride the success of his players and then leave Stillwater for a coaching job just like Dana Holgorsen and Todd Monken before him.don’t worry, Cowboys fans; you won’t even notice a difference in the blur.