Doug Nussmeier won’t be back in Dallas next season, but he could land a promotion elsewhere. According to ESPN’s Todd Archer (via Twitter), the now-former Cowboys quarterbacks coach interviewed for the Ravens offensive coordinator job today.
Archer tweeted yesterday that Nussmeier won’t be back with the Cowboys next year. The coach’s contract expired, allowing him to pursue another gig elsewhere. Archer hinted in that tweet that there were “a few teams” that already reached out to the veteran coach, including “at least one” for a coordinator job.
Following multiple stints as offensive coordinator in college football, Nussmeier joined the NFL in 2018. After spending his first two years as the Cowboys’ tight ends coach, he was promoted to quarterbacks coach following the hiring of head coach Mike McCarthy. During Nussmeier‘s three years on the job, he dealt with five different starters at the QB position, including the unheralded Cooper Rush, who went 4-1. Dak Prescott also saw plenty of success playing under Nussmeier, with the QB setting the team record for touchdowns in a season.
As a result of his success in Dallas, Nussmeier has become an increasingly popular name on the coordinator market. He was previously mentioned as a potential candidate for the Patriots OC job (before the organization ultimately hired Bill O’Brien), and now he’s got his first official interview with the Ravens. The 52-year-old coach is also drawing overtures to return to collegiate football; per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald (on Twitter), Nussmeier has emerged as a strong candidate for the offensive coordinator job at the University of Miami.
With Greg Roman out in Baltimore, the Ravens are casting a wide net to find their new offensive coordinator. The following individuals have been connected to the gig at some point over the past few weeks:
- Brian Angelichio, tight ends coach (Vikings): Interview requested
- Eric Bieniemy, offensive coordinator (Chiefs): Interview requested
- Dave Canales, quarterbacks coach (Seahawks): To conduct second interview
- George Godsey, tight ends coach (Ravens): Interviewed
- Chad Hall, wide receivers coach (Bills): To interview on 2/1
- Byron Leftwich, former offensive coordinator (Buccaneers): Mentioned as candidate
- Todd Monken, offensive coordinator (Georgia): Interviewed
- Chad O’Shea, wide receivers coach (Browns): Interviewed 1/23
- Justin Outten, offensive coordinator (Broncos): To interview
- Dan Pitcher, quarterbacks coach (Bengals): Received interest, to remain with Bengals
- Frank Reich, former head coach (Colts): Mentioned as candidate
- Zac Robinson, quarterbacks coach (Rams): Interviewed 1/24
- James Urban, quarterbacks coach (Ravens): Interviewed