Mike Leach has found his guy for the offensive line coaching spot according to multiple sources. First reported by FootballScoop.com, Mason Miller will be coming in from Nevada to take over for the departed Clay McGuire. While nothing has been officially announced from either party, it is expected to see Miller in Pullman next year.
Miller is a guy that is well versed in the air-raid already as he served under Hal Mumme at Southeastern Louisiana, New Mexico State, and McMurry University. Mumme has been noted as the creator of the air-raid.
Source tells FootballScoop Mike Leach is hiring Mason Miller to coach offensive line at Washington State https://t.co/DG8oniAUDr— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) February 12, 2018
Before his short stint at Nevada he held different roles in many different levels of college football. In 2005 he held the role as the line coach for New Mexico State before being promoted to assistant head coach in 2007. From 2009-2012 he was the line coach for McMurry University before taking over as the head coach in 2013.
From 2014-2016 he was the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Tarleton State and helped lead them to one of the top offenses in D-II football. Averaging over 40 points per game, Nevada took interest and hired him on the following year.
Miller and Leach are familiar with each other already as he played under Leach at Valdosta State in 1994.
McGuire left Washington State to go to his alma mater, Texas Tech, last week to coach the running backs and have a role as the co-offensive coordinator. He had previously coached under Leach for four years at Tech and before that played for the Red Raiders from 2000 to 2004.
This would be the third coaching position that Leach has filled this off season as he has already hired Tracy Claeys and Kendrick Shaver to fill the holes of those that left the program.
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Source: Washington State is expected to hire Nevada's Mason Miller as offensive line coach.
Miller, who will replace Clay McGuire, spent last season at Nevada and has extensive Air Raid experience
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