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Withers announces Elliott as Bobcats new play-caller
Texas State quarterbacks coach Brett Elliott will takeover as the Bobcats’ play-caller, head coach Everett Withers announced Thursday.
Elliott replaces offensive coordinator Zak Kuhr, who will remain on staff.
““Brett Elliott has been given the responsibilities of calling the offensive game plan for Texas State football,” Withers said in a statement. “Zak Kuhr will remain as running backs coach. He will join the entire offensive staff with the preparation of the offensive game plan this week and the remainder of the 2018 season.”
Withers was asked at his weekly Monday press conference if Elliott had been previously calling plays for the Bobcats. The third-year head coach said no, but alluded that Elliott might start calling plays for Texas State. “Brett has not been calling plays, no,” Withers said on Monday. “He might start.”
Elliott was a co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach with Withers at James Madison and joined him in the same capacity on his original staff. Elliott left San Marcos after one season to become the quarterbacks coach at Mississippi State, where he called plays during the Bulldogs’ 31-27 win over Louisville in the TaxSlayer Bowl.
Kuhr is in his second season at Texas State. He was co-offensive coordinator in 2017 with former coordinator Parker Fleming, who left for Ohio State to become a quality control coach. Kuhr took over as sole offensive coordinator after Fleming left. Kuhr’s title will now only be running backs coach following Thursday’s official announcement.