Offensive Coordinator Hot Board 4.0
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Offensive Coordinator Hot Board 4.0

The Syracuse offensive coordinator search is in full swing and we are learning more about who Hackett's replacement could be. CuseNation.com has a list of updated candidates inside.

The search for a new offensive coordinator at Syracuse is moving along quickly. CuseNation.com has learned that the new coach will be someone outside of the current staff. Speaking to a source close to the situation, CuseNation.com has learned it will be someone head coach Scott Shafer trusts enormously. Also have been informed Alex Van Pelt is not likely to be the guy for the job.

Accordingly, Van Pelt has been removed, and the list has been updated.

George McDonald
Current Position:
Wide Receivers Coach University of Arkansas
Age:
36
Notable:
McDonald worked with Shafer at Western Michigan as the offensive coordinator for the Broncos. He has spend several years as an assistant elsewhere, primarily as wide receivers coach. He also worked on the same staff as Shafer at Northern Illinois. Their relationship from stints together at two different schools makes him a strong candidate.

His coaching history includes stints with the Miami Hurricanes, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Golden Gophers, and Stanford Cardinal.

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Bill Cubit
Current Position:
None
Age:
59
Notable:
Cubit was an offensive coordinator and head coach for Western Michigan for several years. He was recently fired after the 2012 season. He also served as offensive coordinator at Missouri, Rutgers, and Stanford.

Cubit has worked with both Shafer and Hackett in the past, so there is a connection is there. He has run successful offenses for years with the Broncos. He reportedly accepted a position as offensive coordinator at Illinois a few days ago, but nothing official has been released.

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Brian Rock
Current Position:
Offensive Coordinator Kent State University
Age:
50
Notable:
Rock has some history with Shafer, going back to their days at Western Michigan together. He has extensive history as an offensive assistant with Purdue and WMU.

Rock also has experience calling plays, doing so as offensive coordinator at Kent State for the past two season where he has produced solid offenses.

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Jeff Jagodzinski
Current Position:
Offensive coordinator Georgia State University
Age:
49
Notable:
Jagodzinski worked with Nathaniel Hackett with the Tampe Bay Buccaneers in 2008. He has extensive experience as an offensive assistant in the NFL and college. Jags was also a head coach with Boston College for two seasons, compiling a 20-8 record. He has experience as an offensive coordinator with B.C. in the late 90's.

Jags brings college and NFL experience, as well as knowledge of northeast recruiting from his time as a college coach. He is considered to have a good offensive mind, and could provide a seemless transition for Syracuse.

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