Bill Musgrave Brings Years of Experience with QB’s to Raiders OC Position

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Jul 27, 2013; Mankato, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave passes the ball in drills at training camp at Blakeslee Fields. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Under Siefert in 1999, Musgrave was the Quarterbacks Coach and primary offensive playcaller, as Siefert essentially stripped Gil Haskell of control of the offense. Steve Beuerlein was the starting QB in Carolina, and had far and away the best season of his career with Musgrave, throwing for a league-leading 4,436 yards and a career-best 36 TD’s to fifteen picks. Musgrave was promoted to Offensive Coordinator for the 2000 season, but resigned a mere four games into the year after the Panthers started 1-3 and he and Seifert had conflicts.

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Musgrave spent two years at the University of Virginia as an offensive coordinator, QB’s coach and TE’s coach in 2001 and 2002, during which time he worked with an underclassman QB named Matt Schaub. He returned to the NFL in 2003, hired by Jack Del Rio to be the Offensive Coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Musgrave spent two years on Del Rio’s staff, and in 2004 had a dual role as both OC and QB’s coach. Musgrave  also helped the offense improve dramatically immediately, from 25th in the NFL in ’02 to 12th in the NFL in ’03, but the offense regressed in 2004 and Del Rio fired Musgrave after that season.

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