It was abundantly clear from the get-go during Friday’s media conference that new Husky Offensive Coordinator John Donovan’s was on a mission. The River Edge N.J. native is intent on implementing a tough physical style to the Huskies offense next fall.
During the call Donovan outlined his strategy to create a multi-dimensional offense that will put defenses on the backfoot. Having spent coaching stints in the NFL and college Donovan has seen a lot of offensive variations. Donovan spent the last four years as an offensive assistant with Jacksonville Jaguars. Before that, he was the offensive coordinator and tight ends coach at Penn State. In 2019 the Huskies offense was fairly balanced averaging 392 yards per game ( 149 passing and 392 rushing).
Prior to the shutdown college of college athletics, Donovan met with coaches and created a base install of the offense. The players received a copy of the install. The next hurdle for Donovan will be to quickly create a bond of trust with the players.