Here’s a factor that some might not understand regarding the hiring of a new defensive coordinator.
Here is what I heard from a Pac-12 defensive coordinator:
“Graham Harrell doesn’t play complementary football. I wouldn’t take that job unless he changed some things.”
What is complementary football?
It means the offense takes the defense into consideration instead of just piling up passing stats. For example, you need to run the football sometimes to give your defense a break.
There are many other examples but it doesn’t seem like Harrell really cares about anything than passing. That’s fine but some people notice, like defensive coordinators.