We have a couple of threads worth of speculation about potential DC hires, thanks to Bud announcing before the season. Meanwhile there seems to be some fairly regular, if quiet, #sauces implying that we may have a new OC next season too.
I can't see Fuente hiring someone who isn't familiar with our basic style of offense (shotgun spread, H-back, QB run threat w/ QB RPO, and QB-RB read option, etc) but our system isn't that much different from most run-first spreads around the country, so there should be a ton of coaches familiar with the fundamentals of Fuentes's offense.
- Who do you want to see as the OC hire?
- Who do you think is a realistic OC hire?
- Does Fuente promote from within, reach back to previous members of his staff, or go outside the family so to speak?
Personally I'm think it would be cool to see Wiggins come back as OC or at least co-OC. He's familiar with Fuente's system, has coached two positions in Fuente's offense and is a dynamic personality who really connects with his players. He is also already familiar with the rest of the offensive coaching staff, aside from Williams. Risk is that he's not cut out for the big-picture part of being a coordinator or the play calling element yet, and P5/ACC is not necessarily the best place to learn while doing.
Another consideration is whether Cornelsen would be retained as QB coach if he's relieved of OC duties or totally cut loose to pursue a FCS/G5 head coaching position. Seems that Fuente has his back, so I am guessing he is retained and perhaps not just as QB coach but maybe as Co-OC & QB Coach.