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Stanford’s OC reportedly gaining NFL interest too


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.

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2 Responses to “Stanford’s OC reportedly gaining NFL interest too”
  1. dalucks says: Jan 12, 2013 4:25 PM

    I think Pep Hamilton should wait a year or two and come to the NFL with David Shaw. That entire Stanford staff is NFL ready. I think David Shaw will be a better NFL coach than Chip Kelly.
    Besides, if Pep goes to the Jets, he would soon realize that there is a significant decline in talent of that offense that his playcalling cannot help. Plus, the OC of the Jets might be a temporary job considering that Rex Ryan could get fired next season and the Jets would clean house.
    There will be better jobs ahead for Pep.

  2. lottsmissingfinger says: Jan 13, 2013 1:53 AM

    If Greg Roman gets a head coaching job, I’d be surprised if Jim Harbaugh doesn’t go after him for either OC or, if he promotes current QB coach Geep Chryst, as the new QB coach.

    Which would be a better spot to land? OC/QB coach with a dynamic young QB or the mess the Jets have under center?

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