Schultz To Illnois

Multiple media outlets are reporting that TCU offensive coordinator Mike Schultz will be named Illinois O.C. early next week. Schultz replaces Mike Locksley, who left Illinois to become head coach at New Mexico.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that TCU offensive coordinator Mike Schultz will be named Illinois O.C. early next week. Schultz replaces Mike Locksley, who left Illinois to become head coach at New Mexico. Earlier in the week BigPurpleNation.com had confirmed with sources that Schultz interviewed with Illnois on Monday.

Schultz just completed his 11th season at TCU, helping the Horned Frogs to an 11-2 finish and a Poinsettia Bowl win against previously undefeated Boise State. At TCU, he is also the quarterback's coach. TCU set single-season team records for points scored and touchdowns.

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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