Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin may have his new right-hand man, as the Aggies are expected to name UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone to the same position, according to Football Scoop.
Mazzone, who has been at UCLA since 2012, has 17 years experience as an offensive coordinator, including several stints in the SEC. He served as the offensive coordinator under Tommy Tuberville at Ole Miss from 1995-98 and at Auburn from 1999-2001 as well as another stay at Ole Miss under Ed Orgeron in 2005.
During Mazzone’s tenure with the Bruins, UCLA has averaged 462.2 yards per game and 34.3 points per game.
Mazzone will replace Jake Spavital as the Aggies offensive coordinator. Spavital spent the past three seasons at Texas A&M, including the past two seasons as the offensive coordinator.
Over the past two seasons, Texas A&M finished fifth in the SEC in total offense, but the Aggies slipped from fifth in scoring offense in 2014 to seventh in 2015. Both years were down significantly from Texas A&M’s top-ranked offense in 2012 and 2013 with quarterback Johnny Manziel running the unit.