Dennis Erickson coached the University of Miami to two National Championships and has been a fixture around the Pac-12 with Washington State, Oregon State and Arizona State. He joined Chad on Flight 750 Thursday to talk about his new job as Co-Offensive Coordinator for the University of Utah.Erickson said that he is very excited to get back into coaching.
“When you do it for 40-something years like I did, you just miss it. You miss the game, you miss being around the players, you miss the camaraderie with the coaches – all the little things you’ve been doing for a long period time. The year I sat out, I enjoyed it, but I really felt like if I had an opportunity to get back in it and just coach, I would do it.”
Erickson also talked about his star running back Jon White IV.
“He’s really a big powerful running back. He hits it up in there. He’s strong and physical and he’s going to take it North and South and he’s going to punish you and he has enough speed to take it to the house.”
And even with everything Erickson has achieved in his life, he admits that there are a few things he would have done differently if he had the chance.
“As I look back at it, probably leaving Oregon State for the 49ers was the biggest blunder of my life.”
Take a listen to the great interview and be sure to stay tuned to 750thegame for all the latest news regarding Pac-12 football.