Oregon State Wide Receiver Coach Hot Board

Oregon State coach Gary Andersen is looking to fill the vacancy left by Brent Brennan. BeaverBlitz takes a look at candidates Andersen should consider to fill the Beavers' vacancy at wide receiver coach.

WIDE RECEIVER COACHING HOT BOARD

Jovon Bouknight

WHY BOUKNIGHT?

Bouknight has a long standing relationship with several current Oregon State coaches. He worked with Andersen at Utah State and has moved up the ranks with the Aggies. He began coaching in 2009 as a graduate assistant at USU.  Bouknight was on a short list to move to Wisconsin with Andersen, but remained in Logan.   Many sources claim that he is an excellent recruiter as well with ties to Florida, Los Angeles and Texas.  

Bouknight Bio

Jason Phillips

WHY PHILLIPS?

With the departure of Derrick Odum, Coach Andersen needs someone who can recruit the Houston-area and Texas.  Andersen has also said on several occasions that he is interested in adding some Air Raid elements to the Beavers offense. Phillips has extensive experience as both a player and as a coach in both the Run and Shoot offense and the Air Raid offense, where he has coached under Art Briles and Kevin Sumlin. He also played wide receiver for six seasons in the NFL. While there appears to be no direct ties to Andersen, Phillips coached at SMU with Odum, so there could be a direct recommendation from the former Beaver coach.

Phillips Bio

Graham Harrell

Why Harrell?

Harrell has experience both as a player and a coach in the Air Raid offense.  He was a record setting quarterback during high school in Texas and then again during his career at Texas Tech, where he learned from Mike Leach.  After playing professionally, Harrell was the wide receiver coach at Washington State until moving to North Texas this year to act as the Mean Greens offensive coordinator.  He has recruiting ties to Texas. While there are no direct connections with Andersen, if he is looking to expand the offense, Harrell is thought to be one of the great young minds.

Harrell Bio

TJ Houshmandzadeh

Why Houshmandzadeh?

Longshot, but after a long career in the NFL, TJ has been coaching at powerhouse Long Beach Poly High School. He would have ties to recruit Los Angeles and the street cred to go along with it.


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