Does Jay Norvell want to be calling Texas’ offensive plays long-term?
“Absolutely I’d want the job,” he said.
But right now, auditioning for long-term status in his current position isn’t something he’s focused on.
“I mean those are your guys words. I don’t know,” Norvell said when asked if he viewed this as an audition. “I just know I was here to help this team be better offensively and I’m doing what Coach [Charlie] Strong wants me to do. I’m trying to do that as best as I can.”
There is no denying Norvell has had a positive impact on this offense despite Texas’ 1-2 record since he took over.
After scoring just 3 points against Notre Dame, the Longhorns have put up 42, 44, and 27 points [minus a few defensive touchdowns] with Norvell and Jerrod Heard in charge of the offense.
One way Norvell has helped get this offense to score ore points is by leaving no page unturned in the offensive playbook. He wants to be aggressive.
“I just think that players respond to coaching,” he said. “If you are aggressive as a coach your players will be confident and aggressive. We have to make calculated decisions to be aggressive.”
Will he be in this position next season? Who knows. He hopes so. In the meantime, he’s trying to be the best coach he can be because he believes that’s what UT deserves.
“To answer your question, I think every day that you coach at this level you are trying to do the very best job that you can do,” Norvell said. “I think the University of Texas deserves that. I think they deserve the best coaching. We feel that responsibility every day when we get up. I’ve always felt that way.”