Matt Lubick comes to Oregon as not only a highly touted recruiter, but an excellent receivers' coach who helped guide the Duke Blue Devils receiving corp to one of the most successful runs in college football last year. Three of his receivers had 60 or more catches for the season, Duke being the only college program to accomplish that feat in 2012. He's coming off being named the 2012 wide receivers coach of the year in 2012 by Football Scoop.
Lubick will most certainly follow in the footsteps of his father and lead a program of his own at some point. He has spent a great deal of his career out west with stints at Cal State-Northridge, San Jose State, Oregon State (during their Fiesta Bowl run), Colorado State and Arizona State.
Ron Aiken was with the NFL's Arizona Cardinals for the past 6 seasons. He's known for his work with three time Pro Bowl selection Darnell Dockett as well as turning Calais Campbell into a terror at defensive end. Line play was a significant part of why the Arizona Cardinals defense has been routinely ranked in the top half of NFL defenses the past few years.
In college, he was named the 2002 American Football Coaches Association Division I Assistant Coach of the year while he was at Iowa. His lines for the Hawkeyes were known for their stingy run defense and creating turnovers.
Both coaches bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their jobs at Oregon and should help to keep the Ducks moving forward on and off the field. Lubick replaces Scott Frost who remains on staff while Aiken is replacing a departed Jerry Azzinaro who left for the NFL. It will be interesting to see if both coaches eventually represent an upgrade from their predecessors. For now though, we ask the following poll question.