Meacham leaves Oklahoma State to become Cougars’ offensive coordinator
Doug Meacham’s transition from Oklahoma State’s wide receiver coach to UH’s offensive coordinator will not be as difficult as some think because the two teams have similar systems.
“The terminology is the only difference. The routes, the route combinations and the signals are all the same,” said UH graduate assistant Brayden Stringer, who was a reserve quarterback while Meacham coached at Oklahoma State.
Meacham is expected to be announced as offensive coordinator on Monday according to the Houston Chronicle.
Meacham, who has spent the previous eight seasons at Oklahoma State, is a good fit because he’s familiar with the offense and will have a positive impact on the team’s receivers, Stringer said. He was inside receivers coach, tight ends coach and passing game coordinator at Oklahoma State.
“He’s a great guy and knows what he doing. He’s been in the same system that we’ve had. He’s been in it for years and knows the plays,” Stringer said. “He’s a great fit for the receiving corps; Meachum has a great personality.”
“We’re going to throw the ball. (Larry) McDuffey, (Deontay) Greenberry, and (Dewayne) Peace will be plenty happy with Meachum as coordinator.”
During Meacham’s tenure as tight end coach at Oklahoma State, Brandon Pettigrew was drafted in the first round.
This season, Meacham helped the Cowboy’s offense score 45.7 points per game in 2012 and averaged 547 yards. Oklahoma State inside receiver Josh Cooper ranked in the top 10 in the Big 12 in receptions per game in both 2010 and 2011.
Meacham follows Mike Nesbitt, who resigned in September after one game as offensive coordinator. Quarterback coach Travis Bush fulfilled the role of play caller for the duration of the season. Meacham and Bush are expected to split game-planning duties. Bush may also assist in play-calling, Stringer said.
Bush and Meacham will serve as co-offensive coordinators, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Before joining Oklahoma State, he was the offensive coordinator at Samford.