An offensive coordinator who has coached five quarterbacks who have played in the NFL, including first two in the last two drafts…
A Virginia special teams coordinator who had the nation’s first kick-off and return man in 2019…
Offensive line coach and game coordinator at Nebraska who also held the position for the Cornhuskers…
These three coaches – David Yost, Ricky Brumfield and Greg Austin, respectively, are all expected to be announced soon as part of football coach Mike MacIntyre’s first CRF staff.
The FIU boss is also expected to hire his son, Jay MacIntyre, to coach wide receivers. Jay MacIntyre helped Tennessee-Martin go 10-3 last season, coaching his wide receivers.
Aside from hiring staff, Mike MacIntyre – who was hired Dec. 9 – has been so busy he hasn’t even found a place to live. At the moment, he lives in the dormitories of the FIU.
However, most of his first month as an FIU coach was spent on the road, recruiting new players while visiting athletes already on the roster.
This is all in addition to hiring a staff, meeting with boosters and viewing the CRF 2021 season game reel as well as individual highlights of returning talent.
Here is an overview of the four coaches that the CRF should hire:
▪ Yost, whose last stop was Texas Tech, was no longer a coach in 2021. Prior to that, he coached future NFL quarterbacks such as Brad Smith, Chase Daniel and Blaine Gabbert at Missouri; Justin Herbert in Oregon; and Jordan Love in Utah State. Yost has nearly 25 years of experience as a college coach, including a decade as an offensive play/passing coordinator at the elite levels of the game. In 2018, he was the offensive coordinator when Utah State ranked second in the nation in points (47.5 points per game).
Yost also helped Smith become the first college player with at least 8,000 passing yards and 4,000 rushing yards. Yost helped Daniel become a Heisman runner-up with an average offense of 42.2 points.
▪ Brumfield, who will also serve as an assistant head coach, has spent the past four years coaching special teams at Virginia. He also coached Cavaliers tight ends and then cornerbacks.
Although he has 21 years of experience as a college coach, one of Brumfield’s best seasons came in 2019, when Virginia reached the Orange Bowl as the Coast Division champion. ACC. Jake Reed of Virginia led the nation in kickoff return average that season (33.2).
▪ Austin, who has two master’s degrees, made 18 starts at Nebraska, earning an All-Big 12 honorable mention as a senior guard. He spent three years at Oregon as an intern and then a graduate assistant; three years as an NFL offensive line assistant coach with the Philadelphia Eagles; two years as a UCF o-line coach; and the last four years in Nebraska. Oregon went 36-4 during its time there. The Eagles won an NFC East title and Lesean McCoy led the NFL in rushing while Austin was there, and UCF went 13-0 while in Orlando.
▪ Mike MacIntyre coached his son Jay in Colorado, but this will be the first time they’ve been on the same staff together. Jay MacIntyre was team captain at Colorado, making 86 catches for 1,035 yards during his career. He now gets to coach FIU’s best player, wide receiver Tyrese Chambers.