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Bio Info on New QB Coach

Someone posted this in the comment section on who will be the new QB coach, Noel Mazzone

He’s currently the Offensive coordinator at NC State, and has been since 2003. He was the Running backs/Special Teams Coordinator at Oregon State in 2002, the Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks coach at Auburn from 1999 to 2001, the Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks coach at Ole Miss from 1994 to 1998, the Quarterbacks coach at Minnesota from 1992 to 1994, and the Quarterbacks coach at TCU from 1987 to 1991.

He attended the University of New Mexico and earned four letters (1975-79) as a quarterback. He was a two-year starter. He set numerous school records at New Mexico and finished fifth in the nation in total offense in 1976, earning second-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors. He finished 11th in the nation in total offense in 1977.

He earned a B.A. in university studies from the University of New Mexico in 1981.

His bowl experience: 1997 Ford Motor City Bowl (Ole Miss); 2001 Citrus Bowl (Auburn); 2001 Peach Bowl (Auburn), 2002 Insight Bowl (Oregon State), 2003 Tangerine Bowl (NC State).

Other highlights: Coached All-SEC quarterback Ben Leard at Auburn. Leard set a single-season record for completion percentage in 1998. Under Mazzone, Auburn’s offense produced two SEC Players of the Year; Rudi Johnson, SEC Player of the Year in 2000 and Ronny Daniels, SEC Freshman of the Year, 199 9. Directed the 2003 NC State offense that led the nation in passing efficiency and ranked third in passing offense. The unit also ranked eighth in NCAA Division I in scoring offense. The offense boasted the top two vote-winners on the All-ACC team, Player of the Year Philip Rivers and Jerricho Cotchery. The 2003 Wolfpack offense led the ACC and set school records for completions (357), completion percentage (.720), total yards (5,891), passing yards (4,580), most points scored (489), and most first downs (311).

Article written by Matt Jones