Who is Shawn Watson?

Vanderbilt vice chancellor David Williams has reportedly spoken with at least six potential head coaching candidates. One of the candidates Williams is said to have contacted is Shawn Watson. Look inside to find out more about Watson.

Age: 51

Current occupation: Offensive Coordinator, Nebraska.

Alma Mater: Illinois/ Southern Illinois


1982 Southern Illinois, graduate assistant.
1983-84 Illinois, graduate assistant
1985 Illinois, tight ends and offensive tackles.
1986 Illinois, wide receivers.
1987-89 Miami (Ohio), tight ends.
1990-91 Miami (Ohio), wide receivers.
1992-93 Miami (Ohio), quaterbacks and recruiting coordinator.
1994-96 Southern Illinois, head coach.
1997-98 Northwestern, quarterbacks coach
1999 Colorado, quarterbacks coach.
2000-05 Colorado, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
2006 Nebraska, tight ends and recruiting coordinator.
2007-pres. Nebraska, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Achievements: During the 2010 season Nebraska has averaged 260 rushing yards per game with Watson as its offensive coordinator.

Notes: Watson had an 11-22 record as a head coach at Southern Illinois. 1-10 in his first year and 5-6 in each of the last two years.

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