Report: Texas A&M hires former NY Jets QB coach as analyst
Texas A&M is reportedly bringing in a former NFL quarterbacks coach as an analyst.
Former New York Jets quarterbacks coach Kevin Patullo is joining the Aggies’ staff, according to the Sporting News’ Alex Marvez.
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) March 10, 2017
Texas A&M already has the nine full-time assistants currently allowed by the NCAA, so there was not a spot for Patullo in an on-field coaching role. As an analyst, Patullo would not be allowed to work with players. However, he would likely assist offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone and the rest of the offensive staff.
The Aggies will be trying to find some consistency at quarterback this season. They’ve had six different starting quarterbacks over the past four seasons, three of whom–Kenny Hill, Kyle Allen, and Kyler Murray–eventually transferred out of the program.
Texas A&M signed 4-star QB Kellen Mond in February. He was ranked as the nation’s No. 3 dual-threat quarterback, and he enrolled early to participate in spring practice. Senior QB Jake Hubenak returns as well.
The Jets fired Patullo this offseason after he served two years on staff. In his first season with the team, starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick had career highs with 3,905 passing yards and 31 passing touchdowns.
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