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Meyer names Tom Herman as offensive coordinator/QB’s coach

Tom Herman (photo courtesy of OSU athletics)

Tom Herman, the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Iowa State University the past three years, and before that the same position for record-setting offenses at Rice University, has been named offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ohio State by new head coach Urban Meyer.

Herman’s 2011 Iowa State offense, which he will coach on December 30 in the Pinstripe Bowl against Rutgers at Yankee Stadium, averages 181.2 rushing yards and 211.7 passing yards per game. The Cyclones put up 44 points in a triple-overtime win over Iowa and accumulated 37 in a double-overtime upset of then-undefeated and then-#2 Oklahoma State.

“To work with and for Coach Meyer is an exciting opportunity for me,” Herman said. “i am really looking forward to working with him and learning his offensive systems. And to be able to coach with him at The Ohio State University is simply a dream come true.”

Herman was born in Cincinnati and still has family there, although he was raised in Simi Valley, California. He played collegiately at California Lutheran, graduating in 1997 with a degree in business administration. He earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Texas.

Herman has 11 years of experience as a college coach, including seven seasons as an offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, and 13 when his two seasons, 1999-2000, as a graduate assistant at Texas are included. He coached four years at Sam Houston State (2001-04), serving as receivers coach and special teams coordinator. He also spent two years at Texas State (2005-06) and two years at Rice (2007-08) as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

While his Texas State offenses led the Southland Conference in total offense each season, his stint at Rice was really notable. His offenses broke over 40 school records and in his second season the Owls won 10 games and went to a bowl for the first time since 1954.

Furthermore, Rice ranked in the Top 10 nationally in 2008 in passing offense (5th; 327.8), scoring offense (T8th; 41.6) and total offense (10th; 472.3). Two Rice receivers had more than 1,300 yards receiving that year, tight end James Casey had 111 catches and quarterback Chase Clement was the Conference USA MVP.

Herman and his wife, Michelle, have a daughter, Priya, and a son, Maddock.

 

Info courtesy of Ohio State athletics

Jeffries, Boozer and Brown highlight College Football Hall of Fame Class

compiled from staff, wire and College Football Hall of Fame info

Willie Jeffries, the first black coach of a Division I school, and former Super Bowl standouts Troy Brown and Emerson Boozer head the divisional class selected earlier this week for the College Football Hall of Fame.

Jeffries was hired by Wichita State in 1979. Wichita State won only one game in his first year, but improved to 8-3 in his third season. He coached Howard University from 1984-88 and at South Carolina State from 1973-78 and 1989-2001. He compiled a career record of 179-132-6.

Willie Jeffries (SCSU)

Jeffries’ teams won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference seven times, six with South Carolina State and once with Howard.

The other coach selected was Ted Kessinger, who led Bethany (Kansas) from 1976-2003, posting a record of 219-57-1 in NAIA  action. He never had a losing season. In 28 years, Kessinger won at least a share of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference title 16 times and led his teams to 13 national championship playoff appearances.

Troy Brown,  was on three Super Bowl champions with the New England Patriots. He was member of the Marshall Thundering Herd team that won the 1992 NCAA-I-AA championship.

Emerson Boozer (NYJ)

Emerson Boozer, played his college football at Maryland State which is now called Maryland-Eastern Shore, helped Joe Namath and the New York Jets beat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history.

Other players being honored are Brian Kelley, a linebacker at California Lutheran from 1969-1972, and Mil Morin, a tight end at Massachusetts from 1963-1965.

They will be inducted into the hall on July 16-17, along with major school players Tim Brown of Notre Dame, Miami’s Gino Torretta, Ohio State’s Chris Spielman and coaches Dick MacPherson and John Robinson.