Coaching Staff Bill Musgrave Offensive Cordinator 23rd season in NFL (6 as a player) ■ 2nd season with Raiders Bill Musgrave enters his 17th season in the NFL coaching ranks and second stint with the Raiders, having served as the team’s quarterbacks coach in 1997. Beginning his fifth assignment as an NFL offensive coordinator, Musgrave has served in that role with the Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Minnesota Vikings. He also spent two seasons as the offensive coordinator at the University of Virginia. Musgrave joins Oakland after spending the 2014 season with the Philadelphia Eagles as their quarterbacks coach. After losing starting QB Nick Foles to injury midway through the season, Musgrave integrated QB Mark Sanchez into the starting role. Before suffering a season-ending injury in Week 9, Foles led the Eagles to a 6-2 record, and became the eighth player in NFL history to throw for at least 320 yards in each of their first three games of the year. After taking over for Foles, Sanchez threw for 2,418 yards and 14 touchdowns and set the single-season franchise record with a 64.1 percent completion percentage. Philadelphia also set single-season team records for points (474), touchdowns (54), completions (390) and first downs (356). Before joining the Eagles, Musgrave spent three seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Vikings, overseeing the best rushing attack in the league over that span. During his three seasons at the helm, Minnesota led the league in rushing, posting 146.5 yards per game, and RB Adrian Peterson paced the NFL with 4,333 rushing yards. In 2013, Musgrave oversaw a Vikings offense that set the Metrodome record for points scored as Minnesota beat the NFC East Champion Eagles 48-30. WR Greg Jennings set career highs as he tallied 11 catches for 163 yards. Musgrave was also instrumental in the development of rookie WR Cordarrelle Patterson, who put together an impressive rookie campaign. Patterson became the only player in NFL history with four receiving touchdowns, three rushing touchdowns and two kickoff return touchdowns in the same season. Musgrave helped the Vikings and Peterson to one of the best rushing seasons in NFL history in 2012, as the Vikings went 10-6, securing a playoff berth on the final Sunday by beating Green Bay 37-34. Adrian Peterson was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year. On the season, he posted 2,097 rushing yards, the second-highest singleseason mark in NFL history. Peterson recorded 10 games of at least 100 rushing yards and topped the 200-yard mark twice, along with 40 pass receptions. The team’s 2,634 rushing yards in 2012 also marked a Vikings franchise high. Second-year QB Christian Ponder also made strides in 2012, improving his passer rating by 11 points to an 81.2 rating. TE Kyle Rudolph was a major force in the passing game, hauling in nine touchdowns to rank second in the NFL amongst tight ends. In 2011, Musgrave tutored the rookie tandem of Ponder and Rudolph. Ponder took over as the team’s starting quarterback for the final 10 games of the season, and led the NFL in red zone passing with a 114.3 passer rating. Rudolph earned a spot on the Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie team, tying for second on the Vikings with three touchdowns. WR Percy Harvin enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2011, setting a career high with 87 receptions. Musgrave also shrewdly utilized the dynamic Harvin on the ground, as Harvin rushed 52 times for 345 yards and two touchdowns. The duo of Peterson and RB Toby Gerhart paced a rushing attack that finished fourth in the NFL with 144.9 yards per game. Prior to joining the Vikings, Musgrave spent five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons from 2006-10, serving as the team’s quarterbacks coach. Musgrave played a large role in the development of 2008 first-round draft pick QB Matt Ryan as he emerged into one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Ryan earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2010, setting then-career highs with 3,705 passing yards and 28 touchdowns and a 91.0 passer rating. In 2010, Ryan tied Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino for most wins by a quarterback in his first three seasons since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 with 33. Ryan orchestrated six game-winning drives on the year and earned NFC Offensive Player of the Month honors in November after completing 69.3 percent of his passes for 1,001 yards and seven touchdowns during the month. He finished the year with a 104.1 passer rating, good for third in the NFL. In 2008, Musgrave tutored Ryan as a rookie, helping him win Associated Press and Sporting News NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. On the year, Ryan threw for 3,400 yards on 265-of-434 passing, 16 touchdowns and an 87.7 passer rating. At the time, Ryan became only the second rookie in NFL history to throw for over 3,000 yards in a season, posting nine consecutive games with 200 yards passing along the way. In helping Atlanta to an 11-5 record and a playoff berth, Ryan tied the best regular season record since 1970 by a rookie quarterback who started all 16 games. To top off his rookie campaign, Ryan established a then-rookie postseason record with 26 completions and added two touchdowns against the eventual NFC Champion Arizona Cardinals. Despite a turbulent 2007 season under head coach Bob Petrino, Musgrave helped two Falcons quarterbacks to career-high performances. QB Chris Redman saw his first significant NFL action since 2003 and threw for 1,079 yards and 10 touchdowns in four games. Redman was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week after throwing four touchdown passes in the team’s Week 17 victory over the NFC West champion Seattle Seahawks. Musgrave also guided QB Joey Harrington, who started 10 games for Atlanta, throwing for 2,215 yards and completing 61.8 percent of his passes. In 2006, Musgrave helped QB Michael Vick set several career, franchise and NFL records. Vick completed a career-high 20 touchdown passes and became the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a single season. Vick threw at least three touchdown passes on three separate occasions. He also rushed for over 100 yards in three games, including 22 Gameday MAGAZINE a 166-yard effort against New Orleans in Week 12. His 8.5 yards per carry average established an NFL single-season record. As the quarterbacks coach of the Washington Redskins in 2005, he helped the team reach the playoffs and defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card round. That season, QB Mark Brunell passed for a career-high 23 touchdowns, the most by a Redskins signal caller since 1999. Working on Del Rio’s staff with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-04, Musgrave worked with Jaguars 2003 first-round pick QB Byron Leftwich. As Musgrave oversaw his development, Leftwich threw for 5,760 yards and 29 touchdowns over his first two years, leading the Jaguars to a 9-7 record in 2004. Musgrave also helped lead a potent rushing attack, as RB Fred Taylor set then-franchise records with 1,572 rushing yards in 2003. Musgrave spent the 2001-02 seasons at the collegiate level as the offensive coordinator at the University of Virginia. The Sporting News named Musgrave the “Best Coordinator” in 2002, as he was instrumental in the development of QB Matt Schaub when he was at Virginia. Schaub was named the ACC Player of the Year and set numerous school and ACC records. Overall, Virginia threw 32 touchdown passes in 2002, including a record 28 by Schaub. TE Heath Miller was named to the Freshman All-American team, and RB Wali Lundy set a school record for rushing yards by a freshman and tied the ACC record for receptions by a freshman. In his first season at Virginia in 2001, WR Billy McMullen caught a schoolrecord 83 passes. During the 1999 and 2000 campaigns, Musgrave served as the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers’ offense ranked second in the NFL in passing (260.1 passing yards per game) and fourth in scoring (26.3 points per game) in 1999, and QB Steve Beuerlein had a career year, throwing for 36 touchdowns and 4,436 yards and earning a Pro Bowl nod. Beuerlein became just the 11th player in NFL history to throw for 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns in a season. Musgrave’s first NFL coaching experience came with the Raiders in 1997 as quarterbacks coach. Starting QB Jeff George led the NFL with 3,919 passing yards and led the AFC with 29 touchdowns. He also threw only nine interceptions under Musgrave’s guidance.
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