The Baylor football coaching staff has recently undergone quite the transformation since it was announced that former Offensive Coordinator and QB coach Larry Fedora and former WR coach Jorge Muñoz were let go at the end of December. Like I mentioned in last week’s post about the hiring of new Offensive Coordinator Jeff Grimes, Fedora and Muñoz made for the worst Baylor football offense fans have seen in many years (even including the disaster of 2017). Thankfully, Head Coach Dave Aranda enacted staff movements that got rid of Fedora, Muñoz, OL coach Joe Wickline, and S&C coach Corey Campbell after one combined year with the program and new offensive staff were brought in in the form of WR coach Chansi Stuckey and OL coach Eric Mateos. The football program kept their other current offensive staff during the shakeup.
Stuckey comes to Baylor from Clemson as an offensive player development staffer in 2020 and a 2019 graduate assistant. In his two years with the Tigers, Clemson won both the 2019 and 2020 ACC Championships and went on to compete in their fifth and sixth consecutive College Football playoffs. Stuckey graduated from Clemson where he competed as both a QB and WR, totaling 141 catches for 1,760 yards and 7 TDs in his career. As a first-team All-ACC pick, Stuckey was selected in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the New York Jets (2007-2009), spent 2009-2010 with the Cleveland Browns, and 2011 with the Arizona Cardinals before his playing career ended.
Mateos follows Grimes from BYU where he coached from 2019-2020 in the same position. According to Baylor Athletics, under Mateos’ leadership, “BYU finished its season ranked in the top 15 in 10 different statistical categories including scoring (3rd, 43.5 ppg), total offense (7th, 522.2 ypg) and passing offense (8th, 332.1 ppg).” BYU’s OL only allowed 12 sacks in 12 games—a statistic most Baylor fans would be over the moon to hear. In 2019, Mateos’ OL was ranked No. 12 in the country by Pro Football Focus. Mateos held the same position as well at Texas State from 2017-2018 and coached TEs at LSU in 2016 where he first coached under Grimes and rubbed shoulders with Aranda. He was an OL graduate assistant at Arkansas from 2013-2015 after serving as OL coach and recruiting coordinator at Hutchinson Community College in 2012 and as an assistant OL coach at Southwest Baptist in 2011.
Both new additions to the offensive staff will surely be more than welcomed by the team and fans alike! We’re all ready for the 2021 season!