The legend of Oklahoma State offensive coordinators, at least in recent years, goes far beyond numbers.
The past two may have received lucrative promotions because of what their explosive Cowboy offenses did on the field. But Dana Holgorsen and Todd Monken became recognizable nation-wide college football names, in part, because of their eccentric off-the-field personalities.
Holgorsen chugged red bull, lived out of a hotel, had a driver and created a mysterious persona that’s followed him to West Virginia. Todd Monken replaced him, cussed a little bit on ESPN, was extremely candid with the media and immediately won over the fan base.
So, when Mike Gundy was looking for the next successor to his air raid attack, many assumed ‘unpredictable and energetic personality’ was a requirement on the résumé.
Here’s one of your first looks at Mike Yurcich, the guy Gundy eventually hired, in action. The Oklahoma State athletic department mic’d him up during a Spring practice and released this video on YouTube in late April.
Doesn’t appear to be quite as fiery as the last two (who is?), but seems to have that youthful energy that this offense seems to thrive off.