Scot Loeffler, a former offensive coordinator at
Among the quarterbacks Loeffler has coached as an assistant and graduate assistant: Michigan’s
Loeffler, 38, worked this past year as Auburn's offensive coordinator. Head coach Gene Chizik and his assistants were fired after a 3-9 season in which the Tigers ranked 112th nationally in scoring offense and 115th in total offense, this among 120 Bowl Subdivision teams.
But given Auburn's personnel, Chip Kelly might not have been able to salvage the offense.
Conversely, in his lone season coordinating Temple's offense, 2011, Loeffler directed a group that ranked seventh in rushing yards and 39th in scoring. The Owls went 9-4, after which Loeffler left for Auburn when Tigers offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn left to become Arkansas State's head coach.
Loeffler went to Temple with
At Florida for two seasons, 2009 and '10, Loeffler coached the quarterbacks, including Tebow. In 2009, Tebow's senior season, the Gators went 13-1 and ranked 41st nationally in passing, 10th in scoring.
A 1998 Michigan graduate and former Wolverines quarterback, Loeffler worked at his alma mater as a graduate assistant and as quarterbacks coach from 2002-07. During Loeffler's tenure, Henne became the school's career leader in passing yards and touchdown passes.
In this 2012 story,
Loeffler worked with the Lions in 2008, when they were 0-16 and started three different quarterbacks:
Loeffler joins former Kansas and Oklahoma offensive coordinator Chuck Long on the list of candidates Beamer is considering. Beamer has yet to announce any staff reassignments or departures, but after a 7-6 season, the
Beamer met with Stanford offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton last week in Nashville, Tenn., site of the American Football Coaches Association convention. But sources said Thursday that Hamilton declined to further pursue the position.
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