Saturday, January 14, 2012

In a text message from Walker, three coordinator finalists are identified

A text message from New Mexico State head football coach DeWayne Walker identified three finalists for the Aggie offensive coordinator position: former Kent State associate head coach Jerry McManus; former Maryland offensive coordinator Gary Crowton; and former Hawaii offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich.

McManus' hiring would make sense, considering that he worked under previous coordinator Doug Martin. In other words — if he runs the same system as Martin — the Aggies wouldn't have to change systems or terminology. That would be an important factor.

Crowton has a world of experience — an offensive coordinator at the University of Maryland last year and also has head coaching experience at Louisiana Tech and Brigham Young. He has previous NFL coaching experience with the Chicago Bears and was an offensive coordinator at the University of Oregon and LSU.

Rolovich’s name has been in the mix for some time, a former University of Hawaii offensive coordinator who is familiar with third-year quarterback Andrew Manley.

Walker also noted in the text message, “I will have an answer on Monday.”

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Anonymous said...

So basically gonna hire someone who was fired instead of hiring a great coach away from a successful program.

Anonymous said...

P.a.m. Your a moron you know nmsu doesnt have the resources or the winning tradition to get a big name. Any one of those three will be good for the program. I just hope we get a oc that sticks aroond long nough to win bowl