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OSU assistant Doug Meacham knows the system

Inside receivers coach learned the “Air Raid” style from Mike Leach and Hal Mumme.
By Brandon Chatmon, Staff Writer, Modified: December 21, 2010 at 6:35 pm •  Published: December 21, 2010

— Oklahoma State inside receivers coach Doug Meacham brings a unique perspective to the Cowboys' coaching staff.

He played on the offensive line at OSU in the mid-1980s, so Meacham has been in the trenches. But he's also called plays in an “Air Raid” type of system.

“I played offensive line, I feel like I have a unique perspective,” Meacham said. “You don't see that many offensive line coaches who have a thorough knowledge of the throwing game in terms of concepts and play calling, in terms of the overall schematics of the offense from A to Z.”

With OSU searching for an offensive coordinator to replace Dana Holgorsen, Meacham could be an intriguing option.

“He's been in offenses similar to this, I know, in his previous jobs,” quarterback Brandon Weeden said. “He's a good offensive mind. He knows this offense well. I think he's learned a lot from Dana.”

Meacham has an extensive background in the system, having learned it early in his coaching career when Hal Mumme and Mike Leach were at Valdosta (Ga.) State and Meacham was at Georgia Military College.

“I'm familiar with it,” Meacham said. “I cut my teeth with what they were doing at Valdosta State.”

When Mumme and Leach went to Kentucky and Meacham found his way to Jacksonville (Ala.) State, Meacham spent extra time at Kentucky learning the system.

“I was going up there for spring practices, sitting in on things, trying to learn what they did,” Meacham said.

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Doug Meacham Bio

Coordinated record-breaking offenses at Georgia Military College, Henderson State, Jacksonville State and Samford.

At Henderson State in 2000, he coached an offense that broke two Division II national passing and receiving records.

During his time at Jacksonville State, his offenses broke 21 school passing and receiving records.

At Georgia Military College, his squad went 35-8 during his time on the coaching staff.

Started 35 straight games and appeared in four bowl games as a player at Oklahoma State. The Cowboys went 34-9 during his playing days.

Meacham's coaching resume

2010: OSU, inside receivers

2005-2009: OSU, tight ends/passing game coordinator

2002-2004: Samford, offensive coordinator/offensive line

1999-2000: Henderson State, offensive coordinator/offensive line

1997-1999: Jacksonville State, offensive coordinator/offensive line

1991-1996: Georgia Military, offensive coordinator/offensive line

1989-1991: OSU, graduate assistant/offensive line/linebackers

1988-1989: NEO, graduate assistant

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