STILLWATER â€” 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 â€œAir Raidâ€ type of system.
â€œI played offensive line, I feel like I have a unique perspective,â€ Meacham said. â€œYou 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.â€
With OSU searching for an offensive coordinator to replace Dana Holgorsen, Meacham could be an intriguing option.
â€œHe's been in offenses similar to this, I know, in his previous jobs,â€ quarterback Brandon Weeden said. â€œHe's a good offensive mind. He knows this offense well. I think he's learned a lot from Dana.â€
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.
â€œI'm familiar with it,â€ Meacham said. â€œI cut my teeth with what they were doing at Valdosta State.â€
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.
â€œI was going up there for spring practices, sitting in on things, trying to learn what they did,â€ 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