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Baylor Hires Jeff Nixon and Matt Lubick as Co-Offensive Coordinators

The Bears have made two big hires

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Baylor has hired 49ers assistant Jeff Nixon and Ole Miss wide receivers coach Matt Lubick to take over as co-offensive coordinators at Baylor. Lubick will also coach wide receivers at Baylor, and Nixon will coach running backs.

Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports mentions this about Matt Lubick:

Even in a down year for Oregon, the Ducks still ranked No. 16 in total offense and No. 18 in yards per play in Lubick’s first season as OC, despite having an O-line with four freshmen starters and a true freshman quarterback.

As Oregon’s OC and wide receivers coach, the 44-year-old Lubick helped the Ducks post school-records for passing yards (4,687), completions (326), and first downs passing (198), while recording a conference all-time best 44 touchdown catches in 2014. At Duke, Lubick was a finalist for AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year after guiding All-ACC wideouts Jamison Crowder and Conner Vernon to record-setting seasons. At ASU, Lubick practically signed an entire recruiting class by himself as the team’s recruiting coordinator.

Tim Watkins of Baylor Scout notes this on Jeff Nixon:

Nixon is a longtime NFL coach, and former teammate of Matt Rhule's at Penn State. He has 10-years of coaching experience in the NFL, most recently spending the last year with Chip Kelly in San Francisco as his tight ends coach. Before that, Nixon spent 5-years with the Miami Dolphins coaching running backs.

I’m a big fan of both hires. I agree with Colt Barber of Sicem365:

With basketball ranked #2, and recruiting picking up for football, 2017 is off to a great start for Baylor.