Yesterday's post about OC ideas generated some great ideas and helped sift through some bad ones. Thank you to everyone who offered useful or clever input.
Here are some more ideas, including names for position coaches and co-coordinators. If Harbaugh stays true to form, we will continue to have a Run Game Coordinator and a Pass Game Coordinator, so that opens up more possibilites.
- Matt Canada - Coached an incredibly successful Pitt offense in '16 and parlayed that into the LSU OC job. Graduated from Indiana and has coached in IN, WI, PA, IL, NC, and LA. Seems to work magic with rushing attacks. Could be a stand-alone or Co-OC.
- Ryan Silverfield - The Memphis OL/Run Game Coordinator is a strong recruiter and coach. He coached Kevin Smith (UCF RB) to a 2,500 yard season and Adrian Peterson (at the Vikings) to his best (2.097 yards) season. He was also on Todd Graham's ASU staff (where he connected with Norvell) and has coached at Toledo. NFL, NCAA, and midwest ties with an excellent track record--do want. As a bonus, he grew-up in and maintains Florida ties, which can't hurt our recruiting down there. Would need a Pass Game Co-Coordinator if we hired Silverfield.
- Beau Baldwin - While he has a thin FBS resume--with just one year at Cal as an OC--Baldwin is a highly-respected offensive mind. He's always been a West Coast guy, but many think he has a bright future. His #81 S&P+ ranking, following last year's #5 ranking for Cal, does little to inspire confidence, but it's a small sample and he might be able to build some success at Cal.
- Dan Enos - Not a new idea, but I'm not sure how much most people know about Enos. After losing their excellent OL coach, Sam Pittman, Arkansas was never able to repeat their rushing success. But Enos' offenses have been pretty good in Arkansas, despite a talent deficiency in the SEC West. I like this hire if Michigan finds a strong complement to coach the OL/Running Game.
- Brian Wright - Toledo's OC/QB, Wright leads a highly effective passing spread offense. While he's a bright offensive mind, he's unlikely to be hired as anything other than a QB/Pass Game Coordinator, since his offense does not resemble anything like Harbaugh's.
Please continue to add ideas. Small school guys (FCS or lower) are unlikely to get an opportunity at Michigan (for better or for worse). Roman is rumored to want to stay in the NFL. EDIT - Now official that Roman is staying with the Ravens.