Former Texas offensive coordinator Tim Beck is officially the new play-caller at NC State—the school announced his addition on Wednesday afternoon. The co-coordinator experiment is over, and I don’t think there’s a single person who is sad about that.
Here’s Dave from the release on Beck’s hire:
“I am so excited to bring Tim Beck to NC State to run our offense,” said Doeren. ”I have known Tim for over 20 years and know that he is a difference maker who demonstrates what a leader, motivator, and connector is all about. He will take our offense and build it around the strengths of our personnel. It will be versatile, aggressive, and player- friendly.
”Tim has worked with some of the best offensive coaches in the game at both Ohio State and Texas and I look forward to seeing him run his stuff here. Since our time together at the University of Kansas I have wanted to work with him. He is also one of the best recruiters in college football.”
Beck was one of the country’s top five recruiters in the 2020 cycle, according to 247Sports, and led the recruitment of seven members of Texas’ recruiting class. That’s not the most important thing in the near term, but it’s a heck of a bonus for a guy who is already an experienced play-caller at this level.
Beck is also going to be NC State’s quarterbacks coach, which means a new role for Kurt Roper: he’s shifting to running backs coach, which was an area left vacant when Doeren fired Des Kitchings.
We are also, apparently, pretending that George McDonald’s stint as co-offensive coordinator never happened I guess?
George McDonald, who is entering his sixth year on the Wolfpack staff, will have the same duties as last season: coaching the wide receivers and serving as recruiting coordinator. He will add the responsibilities of passing game coordinator and assistant head coach for 2020.
See this is the sort of thing I was hoping Doeren could work out with Des Kitchings—add some titles and some money to help with any hurt feelings and keep a solid recruiter on staff. But you can’t have everything.