Mike Stoops on his play caller: It's irrelevant to me
- by Administrator 3 years ago
When asked to identify the coach that will be calling the offensive plays this season for the Wildcats, Arizona head coach Mike Stoops responded, “It's irrelevant to me."
Arizona travels to Toledo to play a Friday night game on ESPN.
Most suspect that either Seth Littrell (co-offensive coordinator / running backs) or Bill Bedenbaugh (co-offensive coordinator / run game coordinator / offensive line) will call the plays.
Bedenbaugh admits, however, it can be difficult for an offensive line coach to call the plays.
Bedenbaugh stated, "One of the reasons you don't see offensive line coaches calling the plays is because it's so hard to do. Mark Mangino did it at Oklahoma, but I can't think of many others. When I worked with Robert Anae at Texas Tech, he coached the offensive line. When he went to BYU, to become the coordinator, he switched to coaching receivers. It's just too hard focusing on those five guys, making adjustments, to call the plays, too. Between series, Seth and I will evaluate what's working. He's got to be tuned in to it all the time."
Kick-off on Friday night is set for 7 pm EST on ESPN.