Buzz: Special teams coordinator candidate emerges?

The Jets confirmed their 2014 coaching staff last month but the special teams coordinator role was still outstanding. A few days later, Rex Ryan said that the Jets would “take some time” to ensure they brought in “an outstanding coach”.

Rumor has it that there might be someone they have their eye on, according to what sources told CoachingSearch.com:

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

McGaughey, while only 40, has plenty of NFL experience, having coached with four different teams. His most recent NFL job was with the Giants in 2010, but he left the team in March 2011 and that ended up being the season where Steve Weatherford and Lawrence Tynes would play such a big role in the Giants’ Super Bowl win. Since then, he’s been at LSU where their special teams units have typically had big play capabilities.

At LSU, Les Miles’ coaching style has often been to take risks on fake field goals and fake punts which obviously require good special teams execution and McGaughey has also coached some good personnel – Brad Wing, Drew Alleman, Morris Claiborne, Tyrann Mathieu and Odell Beckham Jr., for example. Whether that diminishes the amount of credit he should get for their special teams prowess or in fact enhances it because he’s managed to get good production from those guys, he certainly seems like a respected and experienced coach that could represent a solid candidate if the rumors are true.

4 comments
green24
green24

Let's reunite him with Beckham.

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

Sign me up for an occasional fake!  That element was largely absent last year.

bob
bob

That an excellent idea to recruit a special team coach who has been in the thick of things at the college level. Not to add he's all ready been at the pro level once...I willing to bet that he knows some sleepers players flying under the radar.