College football offensive coordinator fired after team's brutal Week 5 loss, per report
College football coordinators aren’t even safe in the middle of the season.
On Saturday night, San Diego State and head coach Brady Hoke parted ways with offensive coordinator Jeff Hecklinski, according to a report by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Runnings back coach Jeff Horton is expected to become the interim offensive coordinator.
SDSU lost Friday night to Boise State 35-13, and the offense produced a dismal 114 total yards against the Broncos. Recently, Boise State fired its offensive coordinator Tim Plough after losing to UTEP 27-10.
Following the Week 5 loss, SDSU ranked 114th in scoring offense and 130th (out of 131) in passing offense. Under Hecklinski’s leadership, SDSU ranked 97th, 104th and, now, 126th in total offense. The running game, however, has been strong under Hecklinski. The Aztecs rank 34th in rushing offense, but Hecklinski’s unit never quite could achieve an offensive balance.
That kind of production certainly fuels changes on a coaching staff.
The Aztecs are 2-3 on the season and currently 5th in the Mountain West Western Division. SDSU returns next week with a game against Hawai’i.