Schultz Illinois Bound?

BigPurpleNation.com sources confirmed today that TCU offensive coordinator Mike Schultz is a candidate to become the next O.C. at Illinois. It is believed that Schultz interviewed with Illinois earlier this week.

BigPurpleNation.com sources confirmed today that TCU offensive coordinator Mike Schultz is a candidate to become the next O.C. at Illinois. It is believed that Schultz interviewed with Illinois earlier this week.

Schultz is in his 11th season as the Frogs offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The longest tenure assistant could be a hot commodity this off-season. TCU set single-season team records for points scored and touchdowns. The Frogs led the nation in time of possession and ranked 13th nationally on the ground.

Prior to coming to TCU, Schultz served six seasons at New Mexico, the first four as the assistant head coach and secondary coach and the final two as the assistant head coach and running backs coach. Earlier this month, Schultz interviewed for the New Mexico State head coaching vacancy. He was a finalist for the job, but in the end UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker was give the position.

The Houston native began his coaching career at his alma mater, Sam Houston State, in 1979. Schultz then assisted at UTEP and Kansas State. His next stops were with Fred Akers' staff at Texas for one season (1985) and three years at Round Rock (Texas) Westwood High School as an assistant.

Schultz and his wife, Cindy, have three daughters: Taylor, Kendall and Jordan.


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