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Texas to add an ex-Aggie coordinator to its coaching staff

Posted January 12th, 2018

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Thanks to an ex-Aggie and a temporary promotion, Texas has tinkered with its coaching staff.

Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods.com reported on Friday that Texas expects to employ veteran offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone as a quality control coach. Richardson also tweeted that Bryan Carrington, the team’s assistant director of player personnel, will serve as the team’s 10th assistant coach on an interim basis. A source has confirmed both reports to the American-Statesman.

The latter move, which was first reported by 247Sports, will let Carrington recruit until a permanent hire is made. NCAA rules allow the hiring of an additional assistant coach this off-season. (Quality control coaches are not counted among a team’s assistant coaches).

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Mazzone has directed the offenses at a handful of schools. Mazzone was the offensive coordinator at Texas A&M for the past two years, but he was not retained by new Aggie coach Jimbo Fisher. He has also been the offensive coordinator at UCLA (2012-15), Arizona State (2010-11), Ole Miss (2005, 1995-98), North Carolina State (2003-04), Oregon State (2002) and Auburn (1999-01).

Texas A&M scored 32.7 points per game in 2017.

UT averaged 29.5 points per game this past season. The Longhorns ranked 66th nationally in total offense (398.5 yards per game), 41st in passing offense (258.8 yards per game) and 95th in rushing offense (139.6 yards per game). Offensive coordinator Tim Beck’s performance was scrutinized throughout the fall, but Herman has said that all his assistants will return for the 2018 season.

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