IndyHawk wrote: JSeahawks wrote:
Maulbert wrote:Hey, JSeahawks, just curious, was this Oregon's first real head coaching search since 1977? Because it looks to me like every single coaching hire they've had since Rich Brooks left had been a coordinator elevation, whether Belotti, Kelly, or Helfrich. Just curious.
Yes sir, first time they've gone outside the program.
That is amazing..Almost 40 years with no outside coaching hire..Too bad Don James coaching staff tree couldn't do the same at UW as he had some good coaches.
There are a few Duck assistant coaches who have been here through all that:
Gary Campbell, RB's coach has held the position since 1983. Not sure yet, but rumor is he might come back for one more year under Taggart before retiring.
Don Pellum, LB coach, started as a graduate assistant coach at Oregon in 1985, and before that from 1980-84 he was on the team. So he's been with the program for 36 years. He's probably retiring now.
Dont forget UW coach Chris Petersen came from that coaching tree as well. He was here for 5 years under Mike Bellotti.