College football coaches change jobs so frequently that the so-called “silly season” pretty much stretches year-round, though December through February is the unofficial peak.
Perhaps no coach has embodied the craziness of the season more than new Washington co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Matt Lubick. On Wednesday, Lubick was introduced as the newest addition to the Huskies’ coaching staff. It’s his fourth stop in the last three months.
“I am excited to add Matt to our coaching staff,” coach Chris Petersen said in a statement. “He has earned a national reputation as an innovative coaching mind and a successful recruiter. Equally as important, we believe he will be a terrific fit with our staff, players and the University of Washington.”
Lubick, the son of former Colorado State coach Sonny Lubick, comes to the Huskies program after a stint of just under two months at Baylor in which he served as co-offensive coordinator with Jeff Nixon.
Prior to being hired by new Baylor coach Matt Rhule, Lubick spent less than two weeks as Ole Miss’ wide receivers coach, a job he took after being the receivers coach and offensive coordinator at Oregon under now-fired coach Mark Helfrich.
Ducks coach Willie Taggart said he considered keeping some of Helfrich’s coaches, but Lubick joined the Rebels’ staff for a second stint, his first being in 2005-06.
With Lubick’s stronger ties being out west, it’s not a surprise that he ended up back in that part of the country. Still, his trek over the last couple of months to get there is an impressive one.
Lubick is far from the only offender; coaches come and go all the time. Meanwhile, recruited players remain bound to their National Letters of Intent and, as their coaches call it, family.