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NC State expected to hire Tim Beck as new OC

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Beck struggled as a play caller with the Longhorns, but recruited as a high level.

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The three-year tenure of Tim Beck as an assistant coach for the Texas Longhorns is expected to officially come to an end shortly after Tuesday’s Alamo Bowl, as Beck will reportedly accept the offensive coordinator position with the NC State Wolfpack, according to FootballScoop.com.

Beck came to Austin after two years as the co-offensive coordinator at Ohio State when head coach Tom Herman took the Texas job in late 2016. Struggles mounted quickly, however, as the Longhorns suffered through injuries and youth on offense in 2017, prompting Beck to admit that he and the players were pressing.

As a result, Herman took over play-calling duties for the Texas Bowl that year and maintained that role for the remainder of Beck’s tenure. When the offense struggled with its consistency down the stretch during the disappointing 7-5 regular season this year, Beck was demoted following the win over Texas Tech. Since then, he’s been coaching the quarterbacks in preparation for the Alamo Bowl while looking for his next destination.

It looks as though that destination is Raleigh, where he would reunite with head coach Dave Doeren, who was the co-defensive coordinator at Kansas in 2005 when Beck left the high school coaching ranks in Texas to become the wide receivers coach in Lawrence.

Beck’s brief tenure as the play caller at Texas was a disappointment and the results indicated that he struggled to add value to gameplans this season, but he was an excellent recruiter — one of the best on the staff — so the Longhorns will probably miss him on the recruiting trail.