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Mike Gundy names Mike Yurcich OSU’s new OC

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It took about two months, but Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy named a successor to former offensive coordinator, Todd Monken, who accepted the head coaching job at Southern Miss in December.

Via his Twitter account, Gundy announced that Shippensburg University (Pa.) offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich will be the Cowboys’ new OC/quarterbacks coach.

There was no official release to accompany the tweet, so we’re just going to take Gundy’s word for it.

Yurcich has been with the Red Raiders since 2011 and has previous coaching experience at Edinboro, Indiana and St. Francis — so eleven of his 13 years of coaching experience has come at a lower level of football. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know what he’s doing. In 2012, Shippensburg finished No. 1 nationally in total offense and second in scoring offense, averaging 46 points per game.

Oklahoma State has had a revolving door at OC over the past few years with Larry Fedora, Dana Holgorsen and Monken all leaving for head coaching jobs. Yurcich could be another young up-and-comer after serving several years at the Division II level. It’s definitely an off-the-map hire, but Gundy knows offense and knows guys who know offense too.

And if you needed any reassurance about that last line, allow me to present to you Yurcich diagramming offense. With Legos.

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5 Responses to “Mike Gundy names Mike Yurcich OSU’s new OC”
  1. v2the4 says: Feb 7, 2013 12:07 PM

    who? from where? I wont count the guy out, after all, Mike Belloti went to New Hampshire to get Chip Kelly, and Kelly parlayed that move into a promotion at Oregon, and now a $6.5M yearly deal as Philadelphia Eagles head man..

    OSU lost out on some recruits yesterday too, most notably WR Fred Rouse from Tyler TX, who went to Miss St…that kid is a physical clone of Dez Bryant without the mental headache

  2. gopokes0714 says: Feb 7, 2013 12:32 PM

    I will just have to trust Gundy. Not the big name I was hoping for, but Gundy’s hiring history speaks for itself.

    Also the official OSU athletics account retweeted it, so I am thinking its official.

  3. ducej11 says: Feb 7, 2013 12:50 PM

    Darth Vader at tight end? Obviously this guy doesn’t know talent. Darth has leading tailback written all over him.

  4. bigmeechy74 says: Feb 7, 2013 1:52 PM

    The next Gus Malzahn

  5. poison66 says: Feb 7, 2013 8:27 PM

    This offense is a well oiled machine, it won’t miss a step!

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