Current Offensive Coordinator, Tom Herman, will leave after the Pinstripe Bowl to join Urban Meyer at Ohio State. With next year’s OC spot currently vacant, Tony Franklin’s name has been rumored as a favorite. Tony Franklin is currently the OC at Louisiana Tech and tonight they play in the Poinsettia Bowl vs TCU. Cyclone fans should keep an eye on LaTech’s offense and see how they do against a future Big 12 member.
Franklin is known for his knowledge with the spread offense and has coached some great quarterbacks, including Tim Couch when he was at Kentucky. Franklin has been the offensive coordinator at Kentucky, Troy, Auburn, Middle Tennessee State, and LaTech. Also, Franklin runs the same type of system that Barnett was in during his high school years.
The Poinsettia Bowl starts at 7 tonight and is on ESPN.