Friday, January 22, 2010

New Gophers OC is Jeff Horton?!?!?

Just heard Paul Allen of KFAN say that Detroit Lions QB coach Jeff Horton is going to be the new Gophs' offensive coordinator. If you're like me, you're thinking: WHO?

Exactly. He was a grad assistant at The U in 1984, was the head coach at Nevada in 1993 before taking the head job at UNLV, where he went 13-44 in five seasons. After getting canned in Vegas he was the QB coach for the Badgers from 1999-2006, then was hired on Scott Linehan's staff with the Rams in 2006. He joined the Lions as QB coach in 2009.

This is exactly the kind of hire I was afraid of: a desparate guy with no big future that's not going to get an offensive coordinator position anywhere else. I'm hoping this rumor is just that, I'm still holding out for Heupel, but it sounds like those hopes range between slim and none.


Just as I posted, the Strib's Kent Youngblood put a post up claiming he's hearing the same thing. No official word yet, but and GopherIllustrated are both reporting it. Excuse me while I go slam my head in the car door for a few minutes.


Anonymous said...

Cheer up Jeff, it could have been worse.

Anonymous said...


Think POSITIVE..... Things can only get better! (We CAN'T get any worse!)

We have no where to go but UP!

Go Gophers!

announcements said...

Gophers, Aim for excellence at all times. Do not get intimated. Always aim for the gold.