Report: Jedd Fisch offered coaching position

Submitted by Moe on January 8th, 2015 at 1:36 PM

Word from a Fox1 reporter suggest that Jedd Fisch, most recently the OC for the Jaguars (and OC at Miami (YTM)) has been offered the role of Passing Game Coordinator. Great hire if he does accept 


College FB news -- I'm hearing ex-Jags OC Jedd Fisch will be offered the Pass Game Coordinator job at University of Michigan. @FOXSports1

— P. Schrager (@PSchrags) January 8, 2015


Avon Barksdale

January 8th, 2015 at 1:44 PM ^

I believe it's more of an NFL thing. This way you have basically co-coordinator's that devise the gameplan each week and they also coach a position group which levels the responsibilities for a staff, so you could be looking at something like this:

HC - Harbaugh

QB - J. Dougherty

RB - Wheatley

RGC/OL - Drevno

PGC/TE - Jedd Fisch

WR - John Morton

DL - Mattison

DC/LB - Durkin

DB - Greg Jackson

ST - John Baxter

So, Manning may in fact be an odd man out, unless Wheatley doesn't come and Harbaugh looks to him. Obviously, that's all speculation based on me not knowing anything.


January 8th, 2015 at 2:06 PM ^

Manning would not replace Singletary.  Singletary is not a coach like Manning is.  He's an administrator.  A very important administrator, and he probably has gameday responsibilities because we see him on the sidelines.  But if Manning wants to be a head coach some day, moving to what Singletary does is not the way to do that.


January 8th, 2015 at 1:54 PM ^

That's a lot of offensive side assistants. I think if Fisch is on board, then that might mean that Morton is out. Fisch would take WRs and TEs. Then you can still insert Manning on the defensive side of the ball. We also have no confirmation on what position Dougherty would be taking.


January 8th, 2015 at 2:49 PM ^

yeah 5 O - 3 D - 1 ST coaching breakdown would be unusual especially considering harbaugh handles O as well.  theyd have to be very comfortable with mattison and durkin not only working well together but both dudes shouldering significant loads bc thats a ton of responsibility for 3 guys


January 8th, 2015 at 2:06 PM ^

Pass game coordinators tend to be WR coaches, just fwiw. A lot of times PGC/RGC are used simply as glorified titles for WR/OL coaches and have no additional duties... this is the case at Oregon, which has both, an OC and a head coach who calls plays.


January 8th, 2015 at 1:50 PM ^

Passing Game Coordinator doesn't mean he calls the passing plays. He could be there for the design of pass concepts, setting up circumstantial passing plays, and the no huddle offense. Or he could call the plays. I doubt we see two people calling plays on Saturday.

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January 8th, 2015 at 3:02 PM ^

This makes a lot of sense as I was under the impression that the PGC and RGC would have to be Co-OC's.  But it looks like Drevno may be the OC (with only him and Harbaugh calling plays on Saturday) with someone like Fisch as PGC and Wheatly as RGC (so he has a more prestigious title than in Buffalo). It could play out like this:

1. Harbaugh - HC/QB

2. Drevno - OC/OL

3. Wheatley - RGC/RB

4. Fisch - PGC (not sure what position group he would coach, maybe TE's but doesn't Baxter have a better track record there?)

5. Daugherty - WR/Associate Head Coach

6. Baxter - STC/TE (TE may go to Fisch, but don't think he's had specific experience coaching TE's, but I guess as an offensive coordinator, you should know all positions. On that same note, maybe Fisch takes OT and Drevno takes interior line, or vice versa, and Baxter gets TE)

7. Durkin - DC/ILB

8. Mattison - DT/Associate Head Coach

9. Jackson - DB

10. Manning - OLB/DE

I kind of love guessing at this as it's like a puzzle, but at the same time, can't wait for it to be over and finalized so we can focus on what's really important....recruiting...I mean, winning.


January 8th, 2015 at 4:38 PM ^

I would guess a part of that came from the O-Line finally starting to come on at the end of the year.  I expect you would have seen similar improvement from Green as well.  Smith I am not so sure of - he seems almost like a FB stuck in the body of a TB - great for short yardage and at least adequate with a good line, but the lack of speed seemed glaring at a few points last year.

I don't think Nuss was as bad as the team looked last year, He may have been a bit overhyped due to the 'Bama ties but he is a good O-coordinator.  I love me some DG but the QB position just killed this offense last year and I am not sure how much more that could have been gameplanned around with the O-line being less than good/great.


January 8th, 2015 at 1:51 PM ^

I have to admit.

One thing that really bothers m about that title - other than it's general stupidity - is the juxtaposition of the names "J. Ira" and "Nicki" one of which is super formal the other of which is the opposite.

The dissonance is like nails on a chalkboard.....

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