According to a report from KCBD in Lubbock, Texas former Green Bay Packers’ and Texas Tech Red Raiders’ quarterback Graham Harrell interviewed with Lubbock Roosevelt about their offensive coordinator position. After a stellar career at Tech and a short stint in the NFL, Harrell looks to be turning to coaching much like current head coach Kliff Kingsbury and former Packer Brett Favre. Much like Favre, Harrell is going the route of offensive coordinator at a local high school in his home state. This wouldn’t be too shocking since Harrell is the son of a high school football coach, Sam Harrell. Sam also coached his son at Ennis High School.
Per the report from Pete Christy of KCBD, Harrell has a relationship with current Eagles head coach John Contrucci. Harrell finished his college career with 15,793 passing yards including back to back seasons of 5,000+ yards. Harrell also accumulated 134 touchdowns and a completion percentage of 69.8. His senior season Harrell also won a few awards including the AT&T All-American Player of the Year and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award which is presented to the nations top senior quarterback. Let’s not forget that Harrell also finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting.
As a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Lubbock, Texas nothing could get me more excited than watching one of the greatest quarterbacks to wear the red and black on the sidelines of my old high school. No word if Harrell has been offered the job as of yet but it would be good for the kids if he were to be involved in football in the area.