CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman has yet another fascinating look behind the scenes of the coaching world, this time at how the new-look Houston Cougars and Tony Levine brought together a staff that could continue the tradition of high-powered offenses in the wake of former head coach Kevin Sumlin and record-breaking quarterback Case Keenum departing the program.
Cougar fans can rest assured that Levine wants to maintain the status quo:
"My dad always used to say that cliche, 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it,'" says Levine, a former Minnesota wide receiver, who has coached under Sumlin, Bobby Petrino, John Fox and Tommy Tuberville. "We've had a lot of success running this form of the 'Air-Raid' spread. I wanted to have the continuity. We've recruited for it and the personnel we have here now fits this offense. And, we don't have a bunch of 6-4, 275-pound tight ends walking around campus."
For his part, new offensive coordinator Mike Nesbitt will maintain the terminology of Kevin Sumlin's offense, where former Keenum backup David Piland is considered the favorite for now.