It looks like the 2016 UCLA Football team's offense will quite literally improve overnight tonight as multiple sources are reporting that UCLA's current offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone will be announced tomorrow as the new offensive coordinator for Texas A&M.
Call it addition by subtraction.
Mazzone's departure has been rumored for over a month and it finally appears like it is happening.
FootballScoop.com tweeted the news about an hour ago:
Sources tell FootballScoop UCLA OC Noel Mazzone will be the new OC at Texas A&M https://t.co/sNnVtycOD5— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) January 7, 2016
Meanwhile, Billy Liucci, who runs the independent Texas A&M site TexAgs.com, sent out the following tweet:
Deal done. Former UCLA OC Noel Mazzone to take over Texas A&M offense. Will be in Aggieland tomorrow.— Billy Liucci (@billyliucci) January 7, 2016
CoachingSearch.com's Twitter account reminds Bruin fans to circle September 3rd on your calendar:
Noel Mazzone to Texas A&M. The Aggies open 2016 against… UCLA. https://t.co/vZgFaSBldj— CoachingSearch.com (@coachingsearch) January 7, 2016
Once you've circled it, you are now required to remember the following five plays until then, but, like Noel, you can remember them in any order:
1. Inside run to the right
2. Bubble screen
3. Deep pass
4. Swing pass to a running back
5. Inside run to the left
Once you've memorized those, you are now officially qualified to serve as the guest defensive coordinator for the Texas A&M game.
Seriously, feel free to pay a visit over to SB Nation's Texas A&M site Good Bull Hunting to find out more news on this.
Just remember to offer the good folks there a drink or perhaps a year's supply of alcohol for taking our problem and making it theirs. After all, they're going to need it.
We want to wish Noel Mazzone the best of luck in College Station, but I'm just not sure we're going to miss you much.
A proper celebration of Mazzone's time at UCLA can only end with the way it began. Mazzone telling jokes about how he's a great OC if he has a great QB. So, here's Mazzone's greatest hits:
Now, that Mazzone is leaving. Only three questions remain: One, is Taylor leaving with him? And, two, who's next? And, three, who should be our next OC?
Update: Bruin Report Online is reporting that Taylor is also leaving UCLA to become the QB coach at A&M.
Good sources are confirming that Noel Mazzone and Taylor Mazzone haven taken the OC and QB jobs at Texas A&M.— Bruin Report Online (@BruinReport) January 7, 2016
Later tweets from BRO clearly make it known that the "n" at the end of have was a typo. So, that leaves two questions to be answered.
Update II: Confirmation has now been published by CBS Sports.