According to Lauren Rew from the Franchise Oklahoma, Oklahoma State Offensive Coordinator Mike Yurcich is interviewing for the same position at Auburn.
According to my co-host @Lauren_Rew, a source tells her that #OKState OC Mike Yurcich is interviewing at Auburn.— John E. Hoover (@johnehoover) January 17, 2017
Wow. Talk about a shocker.
Auburn began searching for a new OC after theirs, Rhett Lashlee, left for the offensive coordinator position at Connecticut.
Track ‘Em Tigers, Auburn’s Oldest and Most Read Independent Blog (their own words), said this about the Yurcich to Auburn rumors.
Could he be wooed away from what seems like a good spot on Mike Gundy’s staff? No one knows the answer, but we do know that he is one of the best in the business.
In his four seasons in Stillwater, OSU averaged over 450 yards and 36 points per game. In addition, the Cowboys were one of only two teams from the big five conferences to have a quarterback throw for 4,000 yards while producing both a 1,000 yard receiver and a 1,000 yard rusher. If Yurcich were to make the move to the Plains, he could be just what the doctor ordered for Auburn’s anemic passing game.
In our Slack group, we are torn as to whether or not we want Yurcich to leave. On one hand, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world, as Running Backs Coach Marcus Arroyo appears to be a great OC-in-waiting.
On the other hand though, do we really want to revamp the offense with Mason Rudolph coming back for his last year? He has learned this offense and worked with it for three years, why change it now?
So, what do you think? Is Yurcich going to leave for the SEC? Will Gundy convince his OC to stay?
I personally think he will stay, but we are curious to hear what you think. Let us know in the comments below!