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To come to USF to lead our O.

WE need new blood. Someone from outside USF.

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Tony Franklin- OC  Troy University

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Tony Franklin

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Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Alma Mater: Murray State

Hometown: Princeton, Ky.

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  Offensive Coordinator Tony Franklin at a Glance

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Tony Franklin joined the Troy football staff in 2006 with a diversified background that includes experiences in football, writing and business. He serves as the Trojans’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

In his first season at Troy, in addition to helping the Trojans to their first Sun Belt Conference title and a victory in the New Orleans Bowl, Franklin also helped engineer the second ranked offensive unit in the Sun Belt just one year after the team ranked last in the league in total offense. The Trojans ranked first in the league in passing offense, again one year after ranking last, despite having faced three of the top 20 ranked passing defense teams in the country during the season.

The Trojans also improved where it matters most, from 12 points per game in 2005 to 25 points per game in 2006, ranking second in the league in scoring. That increased scoring helped Troy improve from three league wins to six and from four overall victories to eight in 2006.

Franklin also recruited 2006 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year Omar Haugabook to power the Troy offense. In addition to sweeping the top conference honors for the season, Haugabook also led the league in passing yards per game, completions and passing efficiency.

Nationally, the Trojans ranked 21st in quarterback passing completions, 31st in receiver receptions and ninth in fourth down conversions. The team improved 42 slots in scoring offense (from 111 to 69), 32 slots in total offense (from 109 to 77) and moved out of the bottom 10 in the nation in total offense for the first time in five seasons.

The improved offensive production under Franklin, in addition to producing more victories, also helped produce an increase of 1,385 fans per game at Movie Gallery Veterans Stadium.

Other notes from Franklin’s first season at Troy include:

• The Trojans held a 17-10 lead over Florida State late in fourth quarter at FSU. Troy more than doubled the total offense produced by the University of Miami’s offense versus FSU the previous week.

• Troy scored 20 points versus Georgia Tech one week after Notre Dame managed only 14.

• Troy improved its conference scoring offense by 13 points per game.

• Troy’s summer football camp increased from only 125 campers in 2005 to more than 1,500 campers from 20 states attending Tony Franklin’s summer camp.

Franklin joined the University of Kentucky football staff in 1997 following 16 years as a high school football coach. During his four year tenure at UK, the Wildcats enjoyed unprecedented success on the offensive side of the ball, including setting several NCAA, SEC and school records.

After coaching running backs for three seasons, Franklin was named offensive coordinator for the 2000 season and led the Wildcats to the nation’s second best passing offense, as well as the nation’s 11th best team in total offense.

Franklin was also named one of the top 10 recruiters in the South during his four years at Kentucky as he helped lead the Wildcats to their first back to back bowl appearances in 15 years and their first New Year’s Bowl game appearance in 50 seasons.

In 2001, Franklin authored a nationally acclaimed book, Fourth Down and Life To Go, which chronicled the good, bad and ugly experiences of his college football journey.

In 2003, Franklin was chosen to lead the expansion franchise Lexington Horsemen football team in their inaugural season in the NIFL. The Horsemen exceeded expectations for an expansion franchise and earned a birth in the playoffs with a 9 5 record, while setting records for attendance and leading the Atlantic Division in scoring, at more than 50 points per game, and passing offense.

USA Today took notice of Franklin’s football coaching and teaching abilities in a feature story in 2005 which detailed his consulting successes as a nationally sought after offensive football coach.

Franklin also received rave reviews for his second book, Victor’s Victory, which chronicled the tragic death and spectacular life of 15 year old Hoover High football player, Victor Dionte Hill. Hill died from sudden cardiac arrest on the football practice field during one of Franklin’s consulting sessions. The book has helped to continue the mission of Cheryl Hill, Victor’s mother, to make teachers, coaches, and parents aware of the need for automatic external defibrillators (AED’s) in every school and youth organization in Alabama.

Franklin’s wide open offensive attack spreads the ball to players in an unusually fast paced, no huddle scheme. The offensive philosophy also features the running backs by getting the ball to them in several methods.

Franklin’s two back combinations at Kentucky out gained any two back combinations in the SEC in total yards from scrimmage for three straight seasons. Quarterbacks Tim Couch, Dusty Bonner, and Jared Lorenzen each led the SEC in passing during their tenure as UK’s quarterback and Couch was the first player selected in the 1999 NFL draft. Several other UK players reached their goals in making NFL teams after their experience in the high powered offense.

Franklin achieved both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in education from Murray State University where he was a two year starter as a running back. He is married to Laura Franklin and they have three girls: Chelsea (22), Caroline (19), and Caitlin (18).

#2 Brian Harsin OC at Boise State

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Bryan Harsin

Football

Offensive Coordinator

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Alma Mater: Boise State

2000

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Bryan Harsin is in his seventh season as a member of the Bronco football staff and his second as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.  The 30-year-old Harsin is one of the top young coaches in the country and one of the youngest offensive coordinators in Division I football.

After serving as tight ends coach from 2002-05, Harsin was promoted to offensive coordinator when Chris Petersen was named head coach.  He was a graduate assistant in 2001.

In his first season as offensive coordinator, Boise State finished first in the WAC in rushing, second in scoring offense and passing efficiency, third in total offense and fourth in passing offense.  The Broncos also were second in the country in scoring offense, sixth in rushing offense and passing efficiency and 10th in total offense.

Six Boise State players earned either first-team or second-team All-WAC honors, with two of those earning All-America recognition.  Running back Ian Johnson led the country in rushing touchdowns and scoring while finishing second in rushing and ninth in total offense.  Johnson also set a new Boise State single-season rushing record with 1,713 yards on a school-record 277 carries. 

He was named to four separate All-America teams and finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting.  He was also a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award and one of 10 “Players to Watch†for the 2006 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.

Offensive lineman Ryan Clady earned second-team All-America recognition by SI.com and was a first-team All-WAC pick along with wide receiver Legedu Naanee and tight end Derek Schouman.  Quarterback Jared Zabransky was a second-team All-WAC selection as was offensive guard Jeff Cavender. 

Two players on the Broncos’ offense were selected in the 2007 NFL Draft, Naanee in the fifth round by the San Diego Chargers and Schouman in the seventh round by the Buffalo Bills, and four others (Drisan James, Jerard Rabb, Brad Lau and Jared Zabransky) signed free agents contracts with NFL teams.

While Harsin coached the tight ends they played a vital role in a Bronco offense that led the country twice and finished in the top 10 in scoring in each of his four years as tight ends coach.  During his tenure as tight ends coach, two Bronco tight ends earned honorable mention All-WAC honors.

In 2005, four Bronco tight ends combined to catch 27 passes for 298 yards and three touchdowns.  Schouman finished sixth on the team with 17 catches for 177 yards and a touchdown, while Sherm Blaser and Ryan Putnam each caught four passes and Jared Hunter added two catches. 

In 2004, Harsin helped Bronco tight ends contribute to the top scoring offense in school history.  Tight ends Schouman, Andy Weldon and Blaser combined for 29 catches, 447 yards and three touchdowns.  Weldon earned honorable mention All-WAC honors and Schouman finished fourth on the team with 15 catches despite missing five games with an injury.

In 2003, Harsin blended a pair of returnees with three new tight ends, including a pair of freshmen.  The five tight ends combined to catch 41 passes with five touchdowns.  True freshman Schouman made an immediate impact on the team, catching 17 passes while scoring four touchdowns, including the game winner against TCU in the PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl. 

In 2002, Harsin helped turn a group of tight ends into a cohesive unit that made plenty of big plays for the Bronco offense.  Rocky Atkinson was an honorable mention selection on the All-WAC team.

Harsin was a member of the Bronco football team from 1995-1999, earning three varsity letters during that time.  He served as Boise State’s No. 2 signal caller in 1999, when the team went 10-3 and won the Crucial.com Humanitarian Bowl.

After graduating from Boise State in 2000 with a degree in Business Management, Harsin entered the coaching profession at Eastern Oregon University.  During the 2000 season he coached running backs and receivers at the La Grande, Oregon school.

Harsin and his wife, Kes, have two daughters, Devyn Lynn (7) and Dayn Mykena (5), and a son, Davis (1).  Harsin is a graduate of Capital High School in Boise.

#3 Joe Daniels - Passing Game Coord. for Ohio State

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Joe Daniels

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Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Alma Mater: Slippery Rock  (1964)

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Joe Daniels is in his seventh season as a member of the Ohio State football staff. He coaches the Buckeyes' quarterbacks and also serves as passing game coordinator for head coach Jim Tressel.

Daniels is in his 37th year in the coaching profession. He has extensive experience on both the collegiate and professional levels and is regarded as one of the outstanding teachers in the game.

Daniels joined the Ohio State staff in the late winter of 2001 as coach of the quarterbacks and wide receivers. He was named to his present position prior to the start of the 2004 campaign.

During his stay at Ohio State, Daniels has been instrumental in the development of several outstanding players, most notably 2006 All-America and Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith.

Daniels is a native of Bethel Park, Pa. Prior to coming to Ohio State, he spent four years at the University of Cincinnati. He was the Bearcats' assistant head coach and offensive coordinator in 2000.

Daniels graduated from Slippery Rock University in 1964 with a degree in physical education. He played running back in college and was a four-year letter winner.

Daniels launched his coaching career in 1964 as a high school coach in Johnstown, Pa. He became a graduate assistant at East Stroudsburg State in 1966 and landed his first full-time position as an assistant at the University of New Hampshire in 1967.

In 1968, Daniels took over as quarterbacks and receivers coach at Boston College. He remained there for 10 years before leaving in 1978 to become quarterbacks coach at West Virginia. He coached the Mountaineers for two years (1978-79), leaving in 1980 to become running backs coach at the University of Pittsburgh. He spent three years with the Panthers, serving as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator the last two years.

Following the 1982 season, Daniels jumped to the professional ranks as receivers' coach for the Cleveland Browns. He spent three seasons with the Browns (1983-85) before accepting a similar position with the Buffalo Bills.

After two seasons in Buffalo (1986-87) and a year out of coaching (1988), Daniels returned to the college ranks as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator at the University of Akron.

At the conclusion of the 1989 campaign, Daniels returned to professional football as quarterbacks coach with the New York Jets. He spent two seasons with the Jets (1990-91) before entering private business in 1992.

Daniels resumed his coaching career in 1997 as the running backs coach at Cincinnati. He then coached the Bearcats wide receivers for two years (1998-99) before being elevated to offensive coordinator and assistant head coach prior to the 2000 campaign.

During his career, Daniels has tutored a number of outstanding players away from Ohio State, including Dan Marino, Ken O'Brien, Andre Reed and Ozzie Newsome.

Daniels was elected to the Bethel Park Hall of Fame in 2002 and to the Slippery Rock Hall of Fame in 2004.

Daniels and his wife, Kathy, have two children, a son Matthew (12/16/85) and a daughter Kaitlin (6/17/87). Matt is a walk-on on the Ohio State football team and Kaitlin is a member of the cheerleading squad.

Prior to the 2006 season, Daniels was diagnosed with cancer. He currently is undergoing treatment for the disease, but did not miss a practice during the season. He was a finalist for the 2006 Frank Broyles Award as the assistant coach of the year.

#4 David Yost QB coach at Missouri

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Joe Daniels

Football

Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Alma Mater: Slippery Rock  (1964)

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Release: 06/29/2007

Joe Daniels is in his seventh season as a member of the Ohio State football staff. He coaches the Buckeyes' quarterbacks and also serves as passing game coordinator for head coach Jim Tressel.

Daniels is in his 37th year in the coaching profession. He has extensive experience on both the collegiate and professional levels and is regarded as one of the outstanding teachers in the game.

Daniels joined the Ohio State staff in the late winter of 2001 as coach of the quarterbacks and wide receivers. He was named to his present position prior to the start of the 2004 campaign.

During his stay at Ohio State, Daniels has been instrumental in the development of several outstanding players, most notably 2006 All-America and Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith.

Daniels is a native of Bethel Park, Pa. Prior to coming to Ohio State, he spent four years at the University of Cincinnati. He was the Bearcats' assistant head coach and offensive coordinator in 2000.

Daniels graduated from Slippery Rock University in 1964 with a degree in physical education. He played running back in college and was a four-year letter winner.

Daniels launched his coaching career in 1964 as a high school coach in Johnstown, Pa. He became a graduate assistant at East Stroudsburg State in 1966 and landed his first full-time position as an assistant at the University of New Hampshire in 1967.

In 1968, Daniels took over as quarterbacks and receivers coach at Boston College. He remained there for 10 years before leaving in 1978 to become quarterbacks coach at West Virginia. He coached the Mountaineers for two years (1978-79), leaving in 1980 to become running backs coach at the University of Pittsburgh. He spent three years with the Panthers, serving as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator the last two years.

Following the 1982 season, Daniels jumped to the professional ranks as receivers' coach for the Cleveland Browns. He spent three seasons with the Browns (1983-85) before accepting a similar position with the Buffalo Bills.

After two seasons in Buffalo (1986-87) and a year out of coaching (1988), Daniels returned to the college ranks as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator at the University of Akron.

At the conclusion of the 1989 campaign, Daniels returned to professional football as quarterbacks coach with the New York Jets. He spent two seasons with the Jets (1990-91) before entering private business in 1992.

Daniels resumed his coaching career in 1997 as the running backs coach at Cincinnati. He then coached the Bearcats wide receivers for two years (1998-99) before being elevated to offensive coordinator and assistant head coach prior to the 2000 campaign.

During his career, Daniels has tutored a number of outstanding players away from Ohio State, including Dan Marino, Ken O'Brien, Andre Reed and Ozzie Newsome.

Daniels was elected to the Bethel Park Hall of Fame in 2002 and to the Slippery Rock Hall of Fame in 2004.

Daniels and his wife, Kathy, have two children, a son Matthew (12/16/85) and a daughter Kaitlin (6/17/87). Matt is a walk-on on the Ohio State football team and Kaitlin is a member of the cheerleading squad.

Prior to the 2006 season, Daniels was diagnosed with cancer. He currently is undergoing treatment for the disease, but did not miss a practice during the season. He was a finalist for the 2006 Frank Broyles Award as the assistant coach of the year.

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Like some of those names.  Would be curious to see which of them would come to our OC job with the position we are in and the money we pay.

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he should be on the phone to his old mentors and ask them "wtf happened... what am i doing wrong? why cant i get these talented kids to be consistant"

maybe less time doing windsprints and more time watching films and studying the opponent. obviously we are missing something

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The lost to UCONN was not the OC's fault. He does not cause players to have false starts, holding penalties and dropped passes.  Although I think Grothe is over used.

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The lost to UCONN was not the OC's fault. He does not cause players to have false starts, holding penalties and dropped passes.  Although I think Grothe is over used.

So you're telling us you can only win ballgames if your offense has ZERO penalties and catches EVERY pass?

Mmmmmmmmmmmkaaaaaaaayyyy.......... ::)

No doubt, execution needs to be improved.

But the offensive gameplan has been Pop Warner-esque since Elon.

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But the offensive gameplan has been Pop Warner-esque since Elon.

if i had any photo shop skills i would make a picure showing usf vs pop warner... its about how we are playing recently

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The lost to UCONN was not the OC's fault. He does not cause players to have false starts, holding penalties and dropped passes.  Although I think Grothe is over used.

So you're telling us you can only win ballgames if your offense has ZERO penalties and catches EVERY pass?

But doing just that will save us nearly 50yrds per game in just penalties. And for christ sake... DONT GIVE AMARI THE CHANCE TO CATCH THE BALL!!!!!!

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HE SHOULD BE TALKING TO THE RECRUITS!!!! Leavitt and the rest of the coaches.

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Folks, this program has grown in leaps and bounds, and has already exceeded the expectations that any of us had before the year started. We haven't been finishing strong - but we're still way ahead of where we expected to be. Credit the coaches for even getting us in the position to be "disappointed" that our team isn't "still in the top 10."

Let's not become like fans of other schools (particularly the one down south) where a few losses causes them to call for coaches' heads or think it's a bad season.

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Folks, this program has grown in leaps and bounds, and has already exceeded the expectations that any of us had before the year started. We haven't been finishing strong - but we're still way ahead of where we expected to be. Credit the coaches for even getting us in the position to be "disappointed" that our team isn't "still in the top 10."

Let's not become like fans of other schools (particularly the one down south) where a few losses causes them to call for coaches' heads or think it's a bad season.

Our playcalling has been weak all year, we were lucky enough to have the D carry us.

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