UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone has agreed to a three-year deal with Texas A&M to serve the football program in the same position, according to tweets from ESPN’s Joe Schad and Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman.
Noel Mazzone, Texas A&M have finalized 3-year deal. Taylor Mazzone goes, too.
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 8, 2016
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 8, 2016
Mazzone, 57, had been at UCLA since 2012 and has also served at various places on the NFL and collegiate level. He replaces Jake Spavital, who guided the Aggies’ offense to hot starts the previous two years but then sputters once SEC play began. Mazzone also joins a Texas A&M team that just added former Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight, but lost two former top recruits in quarterbacks Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray. Over the previous two seasons, Texas A&M has ranked 32nd and 48th in total offense but has struggled to maintain consistency.
Mazzone’s Bruins ranked 31st in total offense this year, but the team has constantly performed well under the watch of himself and head coach Jim Mora. In College Station, his expertise should make an immediate impact and help the Aggies take steps forward in the SEC.
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