What about Dan Werner?

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With the rumors about Freeze I got to digging and wondered why his former OC Dan Werner might not be a better plan B than a lot of these HS coaches being tossed around.

He is currently QB coach for SC following multi-years of being OC or CO OC with Luke. I believe the year he got pushed out in favor of Luke was the same year Freeze got investigated.

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DANWERNER

  • TITLE Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Dan Werner, a highly successful veteran offensive mind, is in his fifth season as head coach Hugh Freeze’s co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.

This marks Werner’s second term at Ole Miss, having worked alongside Freeze on the Rebels’ offensive staff in 2006 and 2007.

With Werner helping direct the offense in 2015, Ole Miss set program records for scoring (531), touchdowns (68), total offense (6,731), passing yards (4,351), passing touchdowns (35), 50+ point games (4) and games with more than 600 yards of offense (3). The Rebels led the SEC and were top 10 nationally in scoring (40.8), total offense (517.8 ypg) and passing (334.7 ypg).

Werner, a 2015 Broyles Award nominee for the nation’s top assistant, coached first-year signal caller Chad Kelly to a record-breaking season. The Manning Award finalist led the SEC in passing yards (4,042), points responsible for (246) and total offense (4,542), setting school records and ranking third all-time in league history with his passing and total offense yardage numbers. Kelly was repsonsible for a school-record 41 touchdowns and tied Eli Manning’s best Ole Miss mark of 31 scoring passes.

The quarterback developement did not start with Kelly. Under Werner’s tutelage, Bo Wallace broke Ole Miss school records for career total offensive yards (10,478), 300-yard passing games (11), completion percentage (63.0) and pass efficiency (140.8) and went 24-15 as the Rebels’ starting quarterback. In just three years as a starter, Wallace ranked in the SEC’s top 10 all-time in total offense and passing yards.

Wallace was named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award and Davey O’Brien Award after passing for 22 touchdowns and putting up more gaudy stats in 2014. He finished fourth in the SEC in passing (245.7 ypg) and total offense (261.0). He also ranked fifth in completion percentage (60.1), passing touchdowns (22) and pass efficiency (142.2).

Wallace also excelled in 2013 under the leadership and guidance of Werner, who was a nominee for the Broyles Award that year too. Wallace finished third in the SEC and 26th nationally with 257.4 passing yards per game, and was also third in the SEC and 26th nationally in total offense with 284.7 yards per game as an individual.

As a unit, the Ole Miss offense again scored more than 30 points per game. Ole Miss broke then-school records for total offense (473.3 ypg), pass completions (310) and pass attempts (490). The Rebels ranked third in the SEC in passing offense (283.3 ypg) and fifth in total offense, while finishing top 25 in the NCAA in both categories.

In 2012, Werner helped turn around a Rebel offense that ranked at or near the bottom of the SEC in every statistical category in 2011 to rank top five in the SEC and top 50 in the nation in scoring, total offense and passing.

Wallace shined in his first year under Werner’s tutelage. The 2012 Conerly Trophy winner ranked fifth in the SEC and 45th in the NCAA in total offense (260.3 ypg), fourth in the SEC in points responsible for (14.3/game) and fifth in passing (230.3 ypg).

In his first stint in Oxford, Werner’s offense fueled BenJarvus Green-Ellis to a record-breaking two-year run. The future NFL running back became only the second player in school history to reach the 1,000-yard single-season mark twice, and he ended his tenure No. 5 on the Rebels’ career rushing list.

As quarterbacks coach, Werner developed Seth Adams from a walk-on to the SEC’s seventh-ranked passer with 1,979 yards in 2007. That year also saw future NFL receivers Mike Wallace and Shay Hodge each haul in six TD passes, while Dexter McCluster and Marshay Green were key offensive weapons.

Werner boasts three decades of coaching experience, including a total of eight years in two terms at the University of Miami when he tutored outstanding quarterbacks and directed some of the best offenses in college football.

Werner helped Miami to eight bowls, four national championship games and three national titles during his combined tenure. He also played an integral part in the development of several of the Hurricanes’ greatest QBs, including 2001 Maxwell Award winner Ken Dorsey, 1992 Heisman Trophy winner Gino Torretta as well as Heisman candidates Steve Walsh and Craig Erickson.
 
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Werner also was the OC both years Ole Miss beat Bama back to back. Makes way too much sense for us to actually persue him but he's coached up some good QB's and beaten Bama.

2014: In 2014, #3 Alabama came into Oxford as a 6-point favorite taking on #11 Ole Miss. Alabama led 14–3 at the half, but were held to only 3 points in the second half. Late in the fourth quarter, Ole Miss scored a go-ahead touchdown, but missed the PAT, leaving the score at 23–17. Alabama drove to Ole Miss 32 yard line, before Blake Sims threw an interception to Senquez Golson with 37 seconds left. This was Ole Miss' first victory over Alabama since 2003, snapping a 10-game losing streak in the series.[7]
2015: #2 Alabama sought revenge for the previous season's defeat, but #15 Ole Miss shot out to a 30–10 lead late in the third quarter. Alabama quickly closed the gap to 30–24 less than three minutes into the fourth. Ole Miss then scored 13 unanswered to extend their lead to 43–24, but had to fight off another Crimson Tide rally to secure a 43–37 upset victory. Alabama committed 5 turnovers in this game, the most ever under head coach Nick Saban. It was the first time in school history that Ole Miss had beaten Alabama in consecutive seasons and just the second time that the Rebels had won in Tuscaloosa.[8]This would be the Crimson Tide's only loss that season as they went on to win the College Football Playoff national championship.
 
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no matter what names are tossed around, the thing is it will come down to who Coach Pruitt and AD Fulmer are comfortable with...will Coach Pruitt turn over complete control to the new OC...if not, we may not get a big name OC anyway...;)

GO VOLS...RECRUIT LIKE HECK!
 
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no matter what names are tossed around, the thing is it will come down to who Coach Pruitt and AD Fulmer are comfortable with...will Coach Pruitt turn over complete control to the new OC...if not, we may not get a big name OC anyway...;)

GO VOLS...RECRUIT LIKE HECK!
This is kinda starting to worry me. This was Butches problem too. Wanted to control everything
 
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Werner is a good guy, but freeze hand picked
With the rumors about Freeze I got to digging and wondered why his former OC Dan Werner might not be a better plan B than a lot of these HS coaches being tossed around.

He is currently QB coach for SC following multi-years of being OC or CO OC with Luke. I believe the year he got pushed out in favor of Luke was the same year Freeze got investigated.

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Werner is a good guy, but both the qbs that beat qb were hand picked by freeze. Bo wallace was relatively un-recruited from west tn. He was 2nd or 3rd string at arkansas state for freeze. He went to juco for and freeze picked him back up at ole miss. Werner really had nothing to do with developing either wallace or chad kelly. Kelly was ready from day 1. He had been prepped his whole life by uncle jim kelly. Freeze has a great eye for talent. He also knows which players mesh together. The pre game speeches the guy made were historic. He could motivate players into running through a brick wall. Very rare combination of coaching skills.
 

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