Offensive Coordinator Hot Board 3.1

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 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 with a new leader.

Here is a look at an updated candidate list:

Bill Cubit
Current Position:
Head coach Western Michigan University
Age:
59
Notable:
Cubit was an offensive coordinator and head coach for Western Michigan for several years. 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. He was fired as head coach at WMU after the 2012 season.

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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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John Reagan
Current Position:
Offensive Coordinator Rice University
Age:
39
Notable:
Reagan has been an offensive coach for many years. He served on the Kansas staff for several years as the running game coordinator/offensive line coach. Prior to that, he spend time serving in various assistant roles at Oklahoma State, Penn, Akron, Albany, Temple, and Air Force.

After leaving Kansas, he joined the Rice staff in 2010. He has served as the offensive coordinator during the last two seasons. Regan has a Syracuse connection, playing for the Orange in the early 90's. He was the starting center in 1992 and 1993. Reagan runs a pistol veer scheme, very similar to a spread.

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David Walker
Current Position:
Running backs coach Indianapolis Colts
Age:
43
Notable:
David Walker is a former Syracuse running back that has had a lot of success as an assistant coach. Shortly after graduating, he became the running backs coach with the Orange where he stayed for ten seasons. After that, he coached at Pittsburg from 2005-2010.

Walker has spent the last two seasons as the running backs coach for the Indianapolis Colts. A return to his alma mater could be of interest to Walker, who has coached in primarily pro style systems. He also has experience recruiting in the northeast from his time coaching with the Orange and Panthers.

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