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It hardly matters what position one played

It's the equivalent of saying a CEO can only be a person that went to college to study business ... or the only person that should ever be a BMW mechanic is someone that grew up racing them. Your presumption assumes the only way to learn how to coach is by playing, and that isn't true.

Furthermore, it's not unusual for guys to coach positions on the opposite side of the ball from what they played and some of the best coaches (both college and NFL) didn't even play football at a high level.

I think most common is for the OC to also be the QB coach, just because the two are so interrelated. Nonetheless, CU has had WR, RB, OL, and TE coaches serve as their OC.

If most of Chiv's knowledge comes from his playing days, then we are in trouble, but I would say that of just about every college and pro coach.

(In response to this post by bufffantheman)

Posted: 09/20/2021 at 12:00PM


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Can a WR be an OC? -- bufffantheman 09/20/2021 11:09AM
  Gary Barnett -- JeffCoBuff 09/20/2021 12:52PM
  Good call -- bufffantheman 09/20/2021 12:54PM
  I'd use -- Wmac40 09/20/2021 12:12PM
  I know -- Wmac40 09/20/2021 2:53PM
  It hardly matters what position one played -- HallelujahBuff 09/20/2021 12:00PM
  Sure, but why then do we see so few? -- bufffantheman 09/20/2021 12:04PM
  Well that is a different question -- HallelujahBuff 09/20/2021 12:27PM
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  Yes ** -- Flatirons 09/20/2021 11:39AM
  Kyle Shanahan? ** -- 241Volcano 09/20/2021 11:17AM
  Exception to the rule? -- bufffantheman 09/20/2021 11:20AM
  There is no "rule" ** -- Flatirons 09/20/2021 11:40AM
  Ok, so give me some guys who have done it ** -- bufffantheman 09/20/2021 11:49AM
  Might be proving the point -- bufffantheman 09/20/2021 12:35PM
  Vance Joseph ** -- Sparkybuff 09/20/2021 12:27PM
  Not a WR. ** -- bufffantheman 09/20/2021 12:30PM
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  Mike Shanahan was a QB ** -- bufffantheman 09/20/2021 12:02PM
  So far we have a list of 3 -- bufffantheman 09/20/2021 11:59AM
  You said Mike Shanahan was a WR. He was not, that is moronic -- bufffantheman 09/20/2021 12:06PM
  Well that would be dumb -- bufffantheman 09/20/2021 12:18PM