The Dallas Cowboys offense has had some ups and downs in 2020. However, given the level of talent that Offensive Coordinator Kellen Moore has had to work with in the trenches and at quarterback, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it’s been a roller-coaster ride since Dak Prescott’s injury. And at the same time, they’ve seen some improvement of late, including a 41 point effort against the San Francisco 49ers.
Kellen Moore has long been respected in the game of football for his knowledge and offensive acumen. Many have pegged him for a future head coaching gig. And that opportunity might come sooner rather than later.
As Adam Rittenberg reported last night, Boise State Head Coach Bryan Harsin is leaving the state of Idaho and traveling down south to try his hand in the SEC with the Auburn Tigers.
Breaking: Auburn has reached an agreement to name Boise State’s Bryan Harsin as the Tigers’ new head coach, first reported by The Athletic and confirmed by @ESPNRittenberg. pic.twitter.com/6LkhPVgBR9
And as the Boise State Broncos are now looking for a head coach, it only fits that the first coach to pop into college football analysts’ collective minds is none other than Kellen Moore.
Kellen Moore is the all-time winningest quarterback in NCAA history, piling up a record of 50-3 in his four seasons. Leading the Broncos, Moore’s team never lost more than a game in a season, and they went 14-0 his sophomore season, culminating in a Fiesta Bowl win.
Moore is a legend in Boise and would immediately give a boost to their football program and recruiting. But his departure would be a significant loss for the Dallas Cowboys.
Through two seasons, it’s clear that Moore has a knack for calling a game. He isn’t perfect by any stretch, but the situation hasn’t been perfect this year. Given all of the injuries, it’s pretty incredible that they’ve been able to score very many points at all.
It was just a year ago that the Washington Huskies flirted with the idea of bringing Kellen Moore into be their offensive coordinator. With the Boise State job coming open, you have to imagine there’s some interest from both sides to make it happen.
Under Chris Petersen, Kellen Moore saw what Boise State could become on the national scene and was a big reason they had so much success. When you’ve played for a school and had a ton of success there, the mind and the heart are drawn back, wondering if you can recreate the magic that happened while you were there.
Everyone ponders on the glory days. Whether it was in athletic competition or another area of life where they were successful, it’s not often one gets the opportunity to go back to try and recreate that success.
There’s no word at the moment if there’s legitimate interest from either party. With Kellen Moore still responsible for coaching the Dallas Cowboys for the next couple of weeks, it’s unlikely that we’ll hear anything on this front.
The Cowboys have seen a lot of turnover within their coaching ranks over the last 12 months and it’s possible they could see one of the few holdovers from the Jason Garrett era on his way out the door as well. Who knows what Kellen Moore’s interest would be in taking a head coaching job at Boise State, a group of five school.
For years, the Dallas Cowboys have drafted or signed players that have Boise State ties. It may be Boise State’s turn to take an asset from the Dallas Cowboys.