Oregon offensive analyst heading to NFL as an assistant
Oregon offensive analyst Jordan Somerville is reportedly leaving the Ducks for a position on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on-field staff.
According to ESPN’s Pete Thamel, Somerville is set to become the assistant quarterbacks coach for the Bucs, where he’ll work with a room in a major state of transition this offseason. With Tom Brady moving on to retirement once again, the Bucs are in need of a new starter at the position.
Sources: Oregon offensive analyst Jordan Somerville is leaving for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to become the assistant quarterbacks coach. He was the RB coach at New Mexico prior to Oregon.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) March 8, 2023
Somerville leaves Oregon after one season. He came over from New Mexico last offseason after working as the running backs coach and recruiting coordinator.
With a background in the state of Arizona, Somerville was a key piece of the Ducks’ recruiting operation in the state. The 2023 signing class saw three from the state of Arizona join the program.
But analyst positions are often a means to bigger and better job opportunities. It’ll certainly look good on head coach Dan Lanning if working on his staff in some capacity continues to lead to big-time opportunities.
Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham got a head coaching job after one year with Lanning. Former offensive line coach Adrian Klemm was offered an NFL job after a year with Lanning as well.