Whose offense is it anyway? An I-5 Corridor Oregon offensive coordinator quiz
We know. There's been a lot to keep track of.
It’s that time of the year again where the Ducks go out offensive coordinator shopping. With Kenny Dillingham’s departure to Arizona State, Oregon will now be looking for its eighth offensive coordinator since the start of the 2012 season.
That’s a lot of turnover — without, honestly, a bunch of turnovers — which is often portrayed as a challenge for players to overcome during their collegiate career.
Yeah, yeah. But what about the fans? Each time one of these guys gets hired everyone has to do a deep dive on who they are, the offenses they run and all the other tendencies of the second most important coach on the roster. And then they leave and we’re all left with a trove of useless sports facts in our brains to go along with the other useless sports facts.
I want you to know I see you. I hear you. And this is why I’ve created The I-5 Corridor’s official Oregon offensive coordinator trivia game — a collection of questions, with answers in the footnotes, that you can use to impress your friends with just how much the coordinators of the last decade have meant to you.
But why waste more time? This is Oregon after all. Tempo. Tempo. Tempo.
This Oregon offensive coordinator was the 10th player in college football history to both run and pass for more than 1,000 yards in a single season.
This Oregon offensive coordinator once said: "I always wanted to be a player, but I wasn't good enough to do that on multiple levels. My design in life was to be a doctor and I was kind of angled that direction.”
This Oregon offensive coordinator got his start in coaching after a leg injury derailed his high school career.
“It would be like taking over for Shakespeare,” is how things were described for this Oregon offensive coordinator when he took over play calling duties.
This Oregon co-offensive coordinator resigned five days after his hiring following his arrest on chargers of DUII, reckless driving and reckless endangerment.
This Oregon offensive coordinator listed Whole Foods, Target and Trader Joe’s as reasons for why he enjoyed taking the job in Eugene.
ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit once said this about an Oregon offensive coordinator: "He's paid his dues, and now it's his time to get those opportunities. He's had an interview this year, and it wouldn't shock me at all to see the next year or two him start to become – you know how there's always that trendy name? – I think he will start to become one of the trendy names out there.''
This Oregon offensive coordinator earned his first FBS OC job at the age of 27.
This Oregon offensive coordinator once quit coaching in college football to instead work for Canvas Credit Union.
This Oregon offensive coordinator played professional football in Austria.
This Oregon offensive coordinator once said this after a loss at a previous job: “This is my team. This is my school. This is my program. You’ll have to drag my Yankee ass out of here.”
This Oregon offensive coordinator spent this last season as a senior offensive analyst for Kansas.
This Oregon co-offensive coordinator was once portrayed on NBC’s “Young Rock.”
Oregon’s starting quarterback produced 61 touchdowns and 14 interceptions during this offensive coordinator’s tenure.
"That was the first time I ever called a game and I'm looking forward to calling a lot more,” said this Oregon offensive coordinator after a loss in a bowl game.
This Oregon offensive coordinator was once the youngest offensive coordinator in FBS football when hired at Colorado in 2006.
This Oregon co-offensive coordinator used to have WWE-style wrestling matches with his brother in hotel rooms during their playing days. “The only rule is you can’t close-fist punch,” the brother said. “Everything else is OK. It gets us ready for the game.”
This Oregon offensive coordinator got his start at South Carolina as a graduate assistant working for Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier.
This Oregon offensive coordinator once threw for 476 yards and 5 touchdowns in a 64-45 win over Nevada.
Said this Oregon offensive coordinator shortly before being promoted to the job: "I want to do what's best for the football team. Whatever that is. And if that means being the offensive coordinator, then I'm going to embrace it, attack it, do the best I can. But again, it's going to be what's best for the football team."
Said this offensive coordinator, hired by Dan Lanning shortly after the departure of Kenny Dillingham: “Make sure you read the I-5 Corridor.”
Scott Frost, who took over play calling duties from Chip Kelly.
I mean, wouldn’t it be wild to break the news like that?