New Coaches for 2015: Philip Montgomery at Tulsa

Name:  Philip Montgomery
Team:  Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Replaces:  Bill Blankenship, who was fired after 19 losses the past two years.
Previous Head Coaching Experience:  None at any level.
Personal:  Age 43.  Wife Ashli, son Cannon, daughter Maci.
** Most of Montgomery’s coaching experience has been as an assistant to Art Briles, at Houston
.    from 2003 to 2007 and at Baylor since.  Montgomery was the offensive coordinator at Baylor the
.    past three years and called the plays the past two.  For prolific offenses.
** He was a finalist for the Broyles Award (top assistant coach) following the 2013 season.
** Montgomery helped to develop some fine quarterbacks:  Bryce Petty, Robert Griffin III and Nick
.    Florence at Baylor; Kevin Kolb and Case Keenum at Houston.
** Montgomery didn’t watch much film of last year’s Tulsa games, preferring to judge his players
.     based on what he sees in practice.
** He’ll have his work cut out for him, as Tulsa finished 103rd in scoring in 2013 and 96th last year.

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