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Report: Mike Yurcich Expected to Be Named Texas’ OC Next Week

OSU’s former OC will return to the Big 12 wearing a different orange.



Well it looks as if this is really happening.

After a yearlong sabbatical away from the Big 12, it sounds as if former Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich will return to the league, but he will do so wearing a different shade of orange. Yurcich is set to be named Texas’ offensive coordinator next week, according to Stadium‘s Brett Murphy.

Yurcich is currently Ohio State’s passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach as the Buckeyes prep for their College Football Playoff game Saturday against defending national champ Clemson.

Texas coach Tom Herman has been in the market for a new OC after he demoted Tim Beck from offensive coordinator to quarterback coach.

It’ll be interesting to see the pay increase Yurcich takes when going to Austin. According to USA Today‘s data, Yurcich made $800,000 with Oklahoma State in 2018. This year at Ohio State Yurcich is raking in $950,000.

Beck made $800,000 this past season as Texas’ OC, but defensive coordinator Todd Orlando (who was fired) had a $1.7 million salary. Orlando was the sixth-highest paid assistant in the country.

Despite being a polarizing figure in Stillwater, Yurcich has been successful since making the jump to Power Five football from Shippensburg before the 2013 season. Four of Yurcich’s five seasons in Stillwater rank among the top 10 in program history in total offense.

He hasn’t slowed much in his role with Ohio State, where quarterback Justin Fields has thrown for 2,953 yards and 40 touchdowns as a sophomore. Fields has completed 68 percent of his passes and thrown only one interception entering the CFP.

Texas had a front-row view at how good Yurcich can be. In Oklahoma State’s six meetings with the Longhorns when Yurcich was OSU’s OC, the Cowboys went 5-1.

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