Pep Hamilton may not be the only NFL offensive coordinator on Vanderbilt’s radar as they look for a head coach to replace James Franklin.
Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will interview with the school on Wednesday. Hamilton, the Colts’ offensive coordinator, was reported as a candidate for the job on Tuesday but there’s been no word on when an interview might take place.
Schottenheimer just completed his second season running the offense in St. Louis, which saw the Rams boost their scoring three points per game despite losing quarterback Sam Bradford to a torn ACL seven games into the season. He spent six years running the Jets offense before moving on after the 2011 season, a period that saw the Jets make two AFC Championship Game appearances in spite of erratic play from an offense quarterbacked by Mark Sanchez.
Schottenheimer spent a year at both USC and Syracuse before going to work for his father Marty in Washington and San Diego, but hasn’t spent time in the college ranks since 2000.