While the college coaches considered for NFL gigs have been primarily head coaches — Chip Kelly, Doug Marrone (now with the Buffalo Bills), Bill O’Brien and now Brian Kelly have all been big targets — there are some assistants landing on the radar of a few pro organizations.
Per CBS’ Bruce Feldman, Stanford’s Andrew Luck Director of Offense/offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton is one of those assistants. Specifically, Hamilton is reported to meet with the New York Jets early this week and could speak with more clubs in the not-so-distant future, including the Panthers.
Former Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is considered the favorite for the Jets OC position. As PFT notes, Jets coach Rex Ryan could be on his way out in 2013. Whoever takes over that offense (emphasis added) would go in knowing they’d have to orchestrate a dramatic turnaround to stay longer than a year.
From a college perspective, Hamilton’s done a nice job with the Cardinal in two years as OC after being promoted from wide receivers coach by head coach David Shaw. To move up another level, with the Jets or otherwise, would show just how much respect Hamilton continues to get.