Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder denied a report Wednesday that he was offered a position at Oklahoma State.
FootballScoop.com – a major source for football coaching news – reported Wednesday that Reeder was expected to join Mike Gundy’s staff at OSU, according to a source.
Reeder told The Spokesman-Review that OSU did not extend an offer.
Reeder, 32, directed an offense that ranked third in the FCS in total offense (528 yards per game) and fourth in scoring (43.1 points per game) this past season, helping EWU reach the national title game.
The high-tempo Eagles were balanced, ranking 10th in rushing (255 ypg) and 20th in passing. (272 ypg).
Due to his recent success and ties to Oklahoma State, multiple media outlets have tied Reeder to OSU since the recent departure of offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich, the new quarterbacks coach at Ohio State.
FootballScoop.com did not specify the position Reeder was reportedly offered. According to multiple Oklahoma media outets, Reeder would likely be a quarterbacks coach.
Before his two seasons in Cheney, Reeder was a quality control assistant at Oklahoma State for three years, helping Yurcich with quarterbacks.
Reeder accepted the position of quarterbacks coach at EWU in early 2017 but was promoted to offensive coordinator before the start of the 2017 season.
The former Eastern Illinois starting quarterback started his coaching career at NCAA Division III Wisconsin-Stout, where he was an offensive coordinator.
Eagles named Athlon All-Americans
Four Eastern Washington football players were honored with All-America honors by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele publications.
Adding to his lengthy list of postseason honors, Roldan Alcobendas earned first-team All-America honors as a place-kicker by both media outlets, and was also the Big Sky Special Teams Player of the Year as chosen by Phil Steele.
Defensive end Mitchell Johnson and receiver Andrew Boston were named Phil Steele Freshman All-Americans – Johnson on the first team and Boston on the third.
FCS title game draws lower ratings
North Dakota State’s seventh FCS national championship in eight seasons – a 38-24 win over Eastern Washington on Saturday – had the fewest viewers of NDSU’s dynasty run, according to the Fargo Forum.
The ESPN2 broadcast, which had a 9 a.m. kickoff, attracted an estimated 1.004 million viewers, according to Nielsen ratings.
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