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Noel Mazzone: 2012 Colorado Coaching Search Canadiate

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  1. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Coaching career

    After graduation, Mazzone started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at New Mexico under head coach Joe Morrison who had succeeded Mondt in 1980. Coach Mazzone also spent one season (1981) at Boulder High School coaching future University of Colorado Greats Tom Gebhardt and Eric McCarty. In 1982, Mazzone received his first full-time position, coaching quarterbacks and receivers under Leon Fuller at Colorado State. After 5 years at CSU, Mazzone was hired away by Jim Wacker to serve as quarterbacks coach at Texas Christian. When Wacker left TCU for the head coaching position at the University of Minnesota in 1992, Mazzone followed Wacker to serve the same position with the Gophers.
    In 1995, Mazzone was hired as offensive coordinator by Tommy Tuberville, who had just become head coach at Ole Miss. Tuberville left Ole Miss for Auburn in 1999, taking Mazzone with him. However, after the 2001 season Tuberville choose to replace Mazzone with Bobby Petrino. Oregon State head coach Dennis Erickson then hired Mazzone as offensive coordinator for the 2002 season. While Erickson left the collegiate ranks to coach the San Francisco 49ers, Mazzone chose to remain, becoming offensive coordinator under Chuck Amato at North Carolina State where he coached Philip Rivers, who would be the fourth overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. In 2004, Mazzone returned to Ole Miss to serve as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under head coach Ed Orgeron. He was fired as offensive coordinator at the end of the 2004 season but remained an employee at Ole Miss for contractual reasons.
    In 2006, Mazzone took his first position in the NFL when new head coach Eric Mangini hired him as wide receivers coach for the New York Jets. Mangini was fired by the Jets following the 2008 season and Mazzone's contract with the Jets was allowed to expire.
    In January 2009, Mazzone was under consideration by Randy Shannon for the vacant position as offensive coordinator for the Miami Hurricanes,[SUP][1][/SUP] and in February of that year was under consideration by Dave Wannstedt as offensive coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh.[SUP][2][/SUP] He was also being considered for the job coaching quarterbacks under Mangini with the Cleveland Browns.[SUP][3][/SUP][SUP][4][/SUP]
    But, instead of going to coach for any college he decided to assume the duties of offensive coordinator for Panther Creek High School in Cary, NC under Wayne Bragg.
    On January 4, 2010, he was hired as offensive coordinator at Arizona State University, where he is reunited with Dennis Erickson, who he previously worked under at Oregon State University. On January 6th 2012, It was announced he would be joining Jim L. Mora's Coaching staff at UCLA as Offensive Coordinator.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    Well, has the CU connection with being at Boulder High (cue Sacky's drooling) and coaching Eric McCarty and Tom Gebhardt.
     
  4. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Not near the top of my list.
     
  6. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    I should note that there is nothing that says COLORADO is looking at him as a HC candidate - just the tweet by Pesavento
     
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    May want to look lower on your list.
     
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    Ha, no doubt. I just think we can find a better fit. I should've been truthful: he isn't and won't be on my list- though the mustache is killer.
     
  9. Heywood

    Heywood The actual El Guapo Club Member

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    that is the best reason to hire him. Best moustache in the conference.
     

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