Stockpiling experienced coaches as analysts: It’s not just for Alabama anymore. Texas A&M is the latest SEC West program to join the trend.
The Aggies are adding former New York Jets quarterbacks coach Kevin Patullo to their staff as an offensive analyst, as reported by Alex Marvez of the Sporting News.
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) March 10, 2017
Patullo had been the Jets’ quarterbacks coach for two years, and had previously coached in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs. Much of his background with those teams was coaching wide receivers.
Although the “analyst” position is relatively new and closely associated with Alabama under Nick Saban – Steve Sarkisian, Mike Locksley and Chris Weinke are just some of the coaches who have held analyst positions with the Tide – Patullo’s impending addition in College Station is further evidence that hiring experienced coaches is a trend that is spreading.
Before moving to the NFL as a quality control assistant with Kansas City in 2007, Patullo served three years (2004-06) as an offensive graduate assistant at Arizona. He began his coaching career at USF, his alma mater, in 2003 as a graduate assistant.
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