John Donovan leaves Jaguars to become Univ. of Washington’s offensive coordinator

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There was some speculation that Kellen Moore might take the offensive coordinator job at the University of Washington this offseason, but word this week has been that he’s staying in that position with the Cowboys and there’s more evidence that he’s staying put.

Washington head coach Jimmy Lake announced on Friday that John Donovan will be the school’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Donovan spent the last four years with the Jaguars — he was the assistant running backs coach last season — and has previous coordinator experience at Vanderbilt and Penn State.

“Coach Donovan has a great deal of experience at both the college and NFL levels, learning from a lot of great offensive minds about coaching the kind of aggressive, pro-style offense we want to play here at Washington,” Lake said in a statement. “From my own experience, I know how much a coach can learn and grow by spending significant time in the NFL. I’m excited for him to get to Seattle and get started.”

The Cowboys haven’t officially announced that Moore will be back, but there may not be a long wait for a statement similar to the one the Huskies put out on Friday.

3 responses to “John Donovan leaves Jaguars to become Univ. of Washington’s offensive coordinator

  1. Jimmy Lake is putting together a solid staff at UW. He’s keep together their top recruiting class after the end of season upheaval and looks to be possibly taking the Huskies to the next level Petersen couldn’t quite get them to.

  2. Played with JD in college. Good for him. He got a raw deal at PSU when they were low on scholarships and lacked OL talent and he was the fall guy for lack off offensive productuon. Hope he does well there.

  3. I still don’t understand why a relative young Peterson would just retire out of the blue! There has to be more to this story!

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