Last month, former Kentucky coach Hal Mumme was reportedly on the verge of becoming the offensive coordinator for James Madison. Those plans were scrapped, however, when rumor had it that Mumme was instead headed to a BCS program.
Per Mike Barber of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, that BCS program is SMU (the Mustangs will be joining the Big East this year) and Run and Shoot guru June Jones. The school has not commented on the report.
Humme (pictured right next to Phil freakin’ Collins) is considered the father of the Air Raid offense. His previous stops include Iowa Wesleyan, Valdosta State, Kentucky and New Mexico State. Though he’s never had a lot of consistent success as a head coach, Mumme’s influence is evident in today’s game of college football, from Mike Leach to Dana Holgorsen.
Should Mumme join Jones’ coaching staff at SMU, it would certainly add another level of intrigue — and perhaps another 50 points — to the Mustangs’ opening weekend game against Texas Tech.