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Mike Yurcich (OC Texas Longhorns)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by OSU_Buckguy, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

  2. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

  3. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    A lot of money
  4. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    Less than Day was making and only a 150k raise from what he had before.... Only if football coaches salaries would we say them words
  5. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Here is more on Yurcich's time with the Cowboys from the Ohio State press release:

    "Yurcich, who is originally from Euclid, Ohio, has spent 20 years coaching at the collegiate level within a variety of divisions. His Oklahoma State tenure, six seasons between 2013 and 2018, is most impressive and includes two nominations for the Broyles Award as the nation’s outstanding assistant coach.

    Oklahoma State experienced one of its great offensive eras under Yurcich, with the program averaging 38.0 points per game and 478.3 yards per game throughout his six-year run. The Cowboys scored 40 or more points 35 times (in 76 games) and put up 50 or more points 15 times.

    Oklahoma State produced four of the school’s top 10 seasons in total offense under Yurcich. As a result: the Cowboys were 52-24 during this time with four 10-win seasons and four bowl game victories. Twice the Cowboys appeared in a New Year’s Six game: the 2016 Sugar Bowl and the 2014 Cotton Bowl.

    Entering the 2018 bowl season, Oklahoma State’s offense ranked in the top 15 nationally in scoring, total offense, passing offense and first downs. The Cowboys also ranked second in the Big 12 in rushing offense, rushing touchdowns and yards per carry. Leading the way was walk-on quarterback Taylor Cornelius, who Yurcich developed into a top-10 ranked player nationally in passing yards, touchdowns, total offense and points responsible for.

    The 2017 Oklahoma State offense was arguably the best in school history, featuring a 4,000-yard passer (Mason Rudolph), two 1,000-yard receivers (James Washington and Marcell Ateman) and a 1,000-yard rusher (Justice Hill). The Cowboy offense led the nation in passing (389.2 yards per game), was second in total offense (568.9) and ranked fourth in scoring (45.0). Rudolph was the winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award as college football’s best quarterback and Washington won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s outstanding receiver.

    Over Yurcich’s six years at Oklahoma State, the program ranked fifth nationally in passing yards per game (315.9), 11th in touchdown passes (179), seventh in total yards (478.6) and sixth in scoring (38.0)."
  6. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Kevin Wilson is currently paid 800k
  7. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Supply and demand still apply I guess.

    Wilson was lucky to have a job after what happened at IU.

    This guy was, apparently, in demand.
  8. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    Yurchich was making 800k at his old job so obviously they were gonna pay him more than that.
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  9. Poe McKnoe

    Poe McKnoe Senior

  10. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

  11. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    How Mike Gundy found his offensive coordinator on the internet


    When Gundy began searching for an offensive coordinator after the 2012 season, he sought two qualities: talent and anonymity. He was tired of losing assistants.

    Todd Monken had left for the Southern Miss head-coaching job after two record-setting seasons with Oklahoma State. Monken followed Dana Holgorsen, who spent the 2010 season as the Pokes' OC before taking the West Virginia job. Since becoming Oklahoma State's coach in 2005, Gundy had only one offensive coordinator last longer than two years -- Larry Fedora logged three seasons before becoming head coach at Southern Miss.

    "I said, 'Forget this. I'm going to go find somebody that nobody will want for a while,'" Gundy said. "And I got lucky, and it worked out great for us, and it solved and/or ended the issue I was concerned about."

    Gundy went online and looked up offenses that excelled both with rushing and passing numbers. He then narrowed the search to no-huddle, tempo-based offenses similar to Oklahoma State's. Next, he found coordinators who also coached quarterbacks. The last step, the trickiest, was identifying lesser-known coaches who might stick around even after successful seasons.

    Starting at the FBS level, Gundy worked his way to Shippensburg University, a Division II program in south central Pennsylvania. Under Yurcich, Shippensburg had led Division II in offense (529.2 yards per game) and ranked second in scoring (46.9 PPG) in 2012, a year after shattering team records for scoring and yards.

    Gundy had numbers but no video, and tracking down the person who handled Shippensburg's film wasn't easy. "He was a fireman and [was] teaching class," Gundy recalled. Oklahoma State eventually got three games sent its way as part of a film exchange, and Gundy liked what he saw.

    The next challenge: finding Yurcich.

    "You called the office and nobody answered," Gundy said. "It essentially was recordings, and I kept trying. Finally somebody answered -- I don't know who it was, maybe somebody who worked there and walked by and grabbed the phone -- and they said, 'He's gone recruiting,' or something. And I said, 'Well, how do I run him down?'"

    Gundy finally connected with the Raiders' offensive coordinator and arranged a meeting at a hotel near where he would be recruiting. On a cold, snowy day early in 2013, the two men met and talked ball for three hours. Gundy did some vetting, talking with Shippensburg coach Mark Maciejewski, but knew he had his man.

    "That doesn't happen every day," Maciejewski said. "It was a unique situation and very fortunate for him. At first, it was like, 'Wow, that's amazing.' But then, as time goes on, you sit back and you see there's a reason [Gundy] wanted him."

    The next day, Gundy called.

    "Mike, here's the deal," he told Yurcich. "I'm going to offer you the job, and I have a three-year contract that pays $400,000 a year."

    Silence. Three seconds, four, five, six ... Gundy worried that Yurcich had been caught in a snowstorm.

    "Are you there?" he asked.


    "Well, do you need to talk to your wife?"

    "I don't need to talk to anybody."

    Cont'd ...
  12. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Just for shits and giggles, I did a little comparison of Meyer's seven-year tenure (95 games) and Yurcich's six-year tenure. During Meyer's regime (albeit with multiple different OCs, and counting the three games he was suspended):

    40+ points: 51 times (53.7%)
    50+ points: 28 times
    60+ points: 11 times
    70+ points: 3 times

    In those 95 games, Ohio State scored exactly 3900 points, or 41.05 points per game. They also set school records for points per game in 2013 (45.5) and points for a season in 2014 (672), and averaged over 40 points per game in four of Meyer's seven seasons (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018).
    Hstead likes this.
  13. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

  14. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

  15. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    Can we get a phonetic pronunciation of his name? Yer-chick? Your-sitch? I need to know how to audibly call for his firing in the coming years. 8D

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