Texas A&M Football OC Candidates: Will Stein, Oregon
A Louisville, KY native, Stein played quarterback at Louisville under Charlie Strong in a backup role and didn’t really see the field much. Even so, he stuck around as a graduate assistant for the Cardinals before following Strong to Texas as a quality control assistant. He remained there for two years before taking over as the offensive coordinator for Lake Travis High School in Austin, a perennial powerhouse in Texas high school football. From there, he joined Jeff Traylor at UTSA as passing game coordinator and eventually OC, before Lanning hired him away up to Oregon.
In his time in Eugene, Stein has revolutionized the Ducks’ offense. Bo Nix is a Heisman contender under Stein’s tutelage, and the Ducks boast the second-best offense in FBS in scoring, fourth best in yards per pass attempt, and third best in yards per rush attempt. It’s hard to get better than that!
So could the Aggies pull Stein away from Oregon and Lanning? It’s certainly possible. His Texas connections are evident, and the rumor is that his family would be amenable to a return down to the Lone Star State. With those factors in mind, you’d have to think that Stein should be at the top of the board for the Aggies. Just imagine what he would be able to do with Weigman, Moss, and that cadre of receivers that Texas A&M football possesses. It’s an exciting possibility—and a realistic one.