By The Numbers: Mike Canales’ Coaching Career

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    We posted an opinion article on Saturday discussing the mixed results from the career of new Tennessee quarterbacks coach Mike Canales, who Butch Jones officially hired on Friday afternoon.

    Here’s an exhaustive look at Canales’ coaching career by the numbers, with a look at the stats he’s put up as a coach at the FBS/NFL level:

    North Carolina State (Team’s cumulative record with Canales on staff: 18-8)

    2001 (passing game coordinator/QBs coach): 

    • 3rd in the ACC in passing offense (246.5 ypg)
    • Leading passer: Phillip Rivers (240-of-368, 65.2%, 2,586 yards, 16 TDs, 7 INTs)

    2002 (passing game coordinator/QBs coach): 

    • 2nd in the ACC in passing offense (247.7 ypg)
    • Leading passer: Phillip Rivers (262-of-418, 62.7%, 3,353 yards, 20 TDs, 10 INTs)

    New York Jets (6-10)

    2003 (receivers coach): 

    • 13th in the NFL in passing offense (207.3 ypg)
    • Leading receiver: Santana Moss (74 catches, 1,105 yards, 10 TDs)

    Arizona (12-22) 

    2004 (OC/QBs coach):

    • 10th in Pac 10 in total offense (288.9 ypg)
    • 10th in Pac 10 in passing offense (170.5 ypg)
    • Leading passer: Richard Kovalcheck (80-of-168, 47.6%, 1,039 yards, 6 TDs, 7 INTs)

    2005 (OC/QBs coach)

    • 9th in Pac 10 in total offense (351.3 ypg)
    • 7th in Pac 10 in passing offense (229.3 ypg)
    • Leading passer: Richard Kovalcheck (125-of-220, 56.8%, 1,351 yards, 10 TDs, 11 INTs)

    2006 (co-OC/QBs coach)

    9th in Pac 10 in total offense (252.8 ypg)
    • 9th in Pac 10 in passing offense (168.7 ypg)
    • Leading passer: Willie Tuitama (118-of-211, 55.9%, 1,335 yards, 7 TDs, 6 INTs)

    South Florida (25-14)

    2007 (passing game coordinator/WRs coach)

    • 5th in Big East in passing offense (229.1 ypg)
    • Leading passer: Matt Grothe (232-of-392, 59.2%, 2,670 yards, 14 TDs, 14 INTs)
    • Leading receiver: Carlton Mitchell (37 catches, 537 yards, 4 TDs)

    2008 (passing game coordinator/WRs coach)

    • 3rd in Big East in passing offense (239.6 ypg)
    • Leading passer: Matt Grothe (240-of-380, 59.2%, 2,911 yards, 18 TDs, 14 INTs)
    • Leading receiver: Jessie Hester (54 catches, 579 yards, 3 TDs)

    2009 (OC/QBs coach)

    • 5th in Big East in total offense (365.6 ypg)
    • 6th in Big East in passing offense (194.7 ypg)
    • Leading passer: B.J. Daniels (122-of-227, 53.7%, 1983 yards, 14 TDs, 9 INTs)

    North Texas (26-43)

    2010 (OC/QBs/interim HC)

    • 8th in the Sun Belt in passing offense (173.1 ypg)
    • 4th in the Sun Belt in total offense (375.3 ypg)
    • Leading passer: Riley Dodge (106-of-176, 60.2%, 1,212 yards, 11 TDs, 4 INTs)

    2011 (Associate HC/OC/QBs coach)

    • 7th in the Sun Belt in passing offense (189.3 ypg)
    • 8th in the Sun Belt in total offense (341.8 ypg)
    • Leading passer: Derek Thompson (157-of-272, 57.7%, 1,759 yards, 11 TDs, 6 INTs)

    2012 (Associate HC/OC/QBs coach)

    • 7th in the Sun Belt in passing offense (219.1 ypg)
    • 6th in the Sun Belt in total offense (392.2  ypg)
    • Leading passer: Derek Thompson (214-of-372, 57.5%, 2,629 yards, 14 TDs, 14 INTs)

    2013 (Associate HC/OC/QBs coach)

    • 4th in Conference USA in passing offense (229.8 ypg)
    • 3rd in Conference USA (410.5 ypg)
    • Leading passer: Derek Thompson (251-of-390, 64.4%, 2,896 yards, 16 TDs, 13 INTs)

    2014 (Associate HC/OC/QBs coach)

    • 11th in Conference USA in passing offense (172.8 ypg)
    • 11th in Conference USA in total offense (325.7 ypg)
    • Leading passer: Andrew McNulty (110-of-202, 54.5%, 1,295 yards, 6 TDs, 7 INTs)

    2015 (Associate HC/OC/QBs coach/Interim HC)

    • 13th in Conference USA in passing offense (161.4 ypg)
    • 13th in Conference USA in total offense (320.1 ypg)
    • Leading passer: Damarcus Smith (99-of-211, 46.9%, 1,010 yards, 8 TDs, 5 INTs)

    Utah State (3-9)

    2016 (Associate HC/RBs/TEs)

    • 9th in the Mountain West in rushing offense (170.8 ypg)
    • 8th in the Mountain West in passing offense (206.2 ypg)
    • Leading rusher: Tonny Lindsey (148 carries, 763 yards, 6 TDs)
    • Leading TE: Wyatt Houston (36 catches, 331 yards, 2 TDs)