Projecting Texas A&M Football’s Staff: Offensive Coordinator – Kirby Moore
In all honesty, I’m torn on this one. If I had to guess, I feel like the most likely move might be just to bring along Kevin Johns from Duke, which wouldn’t be the worst option in the world, but I also think there’s an opportunity to swing a bit bigger given the elevated resource pool for assistants now at Elko’s disposal.
Given that factor, I’d love to see Elko make a run at Missouri’s Kirby Moore. Moore was the architect of a huge turnaround at Mizzou this past year, moving them from 85th in total offense in 2022 to 24th this year, and 91st to 31st in passing offense (78th to 14th by YPA). He served under Kalen DeBoer and Ryan Grubb at Fresno State previous to this role, taking over as OC once they left for Washington. Moore has all the marks of a rising star, and runs a type of offense that would suit this personnel well.
If it’s not Moore, then I would also like to see the new Aggie head man make a run at Mack Leftwich down at Texas State. The Bobcats were 80th in passing offense in 2022, but under Leftwich, they’ve jumped all the way to 22nd this year (118th to 29th by YPA). Leftwich is another rising star; given that he was at Incarnate Word just last year, however, you wonder how ready he is for the limelight. I suppose the same question could be leveled at Moore, but I definitely like the idea of getting a young, innovative, hungry coordinator in the building on the offensive side. Moore may be slightly more proven, given that he’s doing his thing in the SEC as opposed to the Sun Belt, but I would consider either of these a home run.
Let’s take a look at how the rest of the offensive staff might get filled out.