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Introducing Oklahoma State’s newest offensive coordinator: Mike Yurcich

by Anthony Slater Modified: April 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm •  Published: February 7, 2013
New OSU OC Mike Yurcich with his family / (Photo by Bill Smith / Shippensburgh University)
New OSU OC Mike Yurcich with his family / (Photo by Bill Smith / Shippensburgh University)

By Anthony Slater – Aslater@opubco.com - @anthonyVslater

Mike Gundy must have taken an overnight crash course in social media.

Because one day after telling media members how inept he was on social media (and how far away he was from hiring an offensive coordinator), Gundy shook up the Twitterverse, announcing the hiring of Mike Yurcich for the position with a single, random early morning Tweet.

No press release. No follow-up Tweet. No warning.

Here’s to hoping a renegade office staffer didn’t get a hold of Gundy’s Twitter password and is just trolling all of us.

But if it’s true, and at this point we’re sure of it, it’s time to take a closer look at Yurcich, the man taking over one of the most potent offensive attacks in the nation.

He coached at Shippensburgh last season, a Division II juggernaut that put up 390 passing yards and 46 points per game (second most in the nation). He played at California (the one in Pennsylvania not Berkeley) and is a relative unknown (until today).

But his greatest gift to the football universe is the highlight tape below. It’s Yurcich, back in high school, slinging the football around, complete with some awesome 1994 theme music.

His full bio will come out on NewsOK in the next couple hours (and days, once Gundy officially announces him). But until then, enjoy this video of him diagramming a play, using lego characters.

He’s not at Holgorsen or Monken level. Not yet. But this is a good start…

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by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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