The Texas Longhorns have reportedly hired Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Tim Beck to run Tom Herman’s offense in Austin.
Beck comes to Texas after two seasons on the job at Ohio State, where he, coincidentally, replaced Herman as offensive coordinator.
Beck has Big 12 ties as he coached at Kansas as the wide receivers coach from 2005-2007 and then was at Nebraska (while they were still in the Big 12), from 2008 up until leaving for Ohio State after the 2014 season. Beck began his tenure in Lincoln, NE as the running backs coach and worked his way up to offensive coordinator.
He’s a Youngstown, Ohio native and graudated from Cardinal Mooney High School, the same school where Bob, Mike and Mark Stoops all went to, along with Bo and Carl Pelini.
According to Horns Digest, Herman will have a major say in what the offense is, but will allow Beck to call the plays, similar to his relationship with Major Applewhite at Houston. Herman will also be a part of gameday adjustments.
Beck has seen some of the shine wear off of his rising star since he helped Bo Pelini’s offense improve at Nebraska. Beck was a two-time nominee for the Frank Broyles Award as college football’s top assistant coach (2012 and 2013). But, since joining Ohio State, Urban Meyer has flip flopped between Beck and Ed Warinner as play callers, before deciding on Warinner this season.
Beck played for two seasons at the University of Central Florida in 1984 and 1985, before graduating in 1988 and starting his coaching career at Miramar High School in Florida.
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