Football PSU analyst leaving to become Lafayette WR coach

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So just what does an ‘analyst‘ do? What is he analyzing?

More puzzling....what is a ‘quality control coach’? Isn’t every coach a quality control coach? Aren’t they all aiming for top quality?
 
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So just what does an ‘analyst‘ do? What is he analyzing?

More puzzling....what is a ‘quality control coach’? Isn’t every coach a quality control coach? Aren’t they all aiming for top quality?
Yeah not sure this one makes the ESPN lead story.
 

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So just what does an ‘analyst‘ do? What is he analyzing?

More puzzling....what is a ‘quality control coach’? Isn’t every coach a quality control coach? Aren’t they all aiming for top quality?
 

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Oh, oh, oh! I think I know what an analyst does! Are they the ones that are supposed to be analyzing our offensive line to figure out which one is giving the "tell" that lets every other defense know whether every play is a run or a pass?

Yeah. Maybe we need more analysis.
 

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The title is nebulous and wide ranging. The people who fill the roles rarely speak publicly.
Analysts — on offense, defense and in general — dot support staffs of college football programs around the country. But what are they?

The NCAA rulebook doesn’t give a firm definition. Analysts fall under a category beyond the “countable” 10 assistants each program is allotted. They’re lumped in with other sport-related “noncoaching staff members” like directors of operations, administrative assistants, quality control personnel and video coordinators.

During practices and games, analysts by rule may observe the proceedings and interact with coaches. What they can’t do at those times is engage in any “coaching activities” with players. That includes skill instruction, strategy planning and participating in drills.

Analysts may be in game huddles as long as no coaching occurs. They are allowed to offer “words of encouragement” in such a setting.