By STEVEN VAUGHAN, 750 THE GAME
Will Stein is the new offensive coordinator at the University of Oregon. He comes over after being the offensive coordinator at UTSA where he helped lead the Roadrunners to consecutive double-digit win seasons and back-to-back Conference USA championships.
Stein joined John Canzano on 750 The Game on Thursday for his debut appearance on The Bald Faced Truth, and talked about the process of how he got connected to the Oregon job.
“One of my good friends is Marshall Malchow who is the chief of staff here,” Stein said. “We were just talking before our championship game at UTSA. One thing leads to another and we win back-to-back titles. Next thing I know I’m on the phone with Dan (Lanning) and interviewing.” Stein added, “I spent two days doing that and when he offered me the job it was just a no-brainer opportunity.
“When the University of Oregon calls, you answer, you listen, you accept.”
Stein said the opportunity was too good to pass up, and that he believes the Ducks can win it all.
“It’s a lifetime opportunity for me and my family. It’s an opportunity to win a national title. You know, I won state championships in high school. Won conference titles as a player and a Sugar Bowl as a player. Won conference titles as a coach. And now, hopefully, I’m in a position – which I believe I am – to help us win a national title here out at Oregon.”
Will Stein has been a winner at every level as a player and coach. Now he believes he has a chance to win the sport’s ultimate prize as offensive coordinator of the Ducks – a College Football Playoff National Championship.
Listen to the full interview in the podcast below. Catch the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano weekdays 3-6 p.m. in Portland exclusively on 750 The Game.