An old friend is headed back to the college ranks, ex-Washington State alum and head coach Paul Wulff is headed to South Florida to become the offensive coordinator for the Bulls.
A few years ago the USF Bulls were making claims with Florida’s top three teams, but last year was a complete disaster, going 2-10 after coaching changes and some graduated talent. USF head coach Willie Taggart was retained but after an abysmal offensive charade in 2013 did not renew the contracts of his OC Walt Wells (who also coached offensive line) or quarterbacks coach Nick Sheridan.
The USF and San Francisco 49ers coaching-degree bar is a crazy one. Taggart coached for Harbaugh at Stanford before going to Western Kentucky and now to USF. Meanwhile, Harbaugh hired USF’s Jim Leavitt away to coach the linebackers in the Bay. Now Wulff is headed from San Fran to Tampa, he was the offensive quality control man for SF.
And so we congratulate Wulff on his “promotion”. He has always been an exemplary individual and a stand-up Coug, even during his tough days at WSU. Personally, I’m very curious to watch how USF improves next season and what he will run as an offense. At WSU he ran with more of a deep passing attack, but he wasn’t his own OC.
While under Harbaugh at SF he learned a very good West Coast style of offense but of course Colin Kaepernick is taylor-made for that. It may just depend on his quarterback situation. We’ll keep a close eye out for him in 2014 and expect him to thrive with a little more focused role.