Oregon State University Athletic Department
United States of America

We need to get Michael Johnson the wide receiver coach at University of Oregon an interview for the Oregon State job. Many of you got the opportunity to play while he was coaching and for those of you who didn't, here is a little bit of info about Mike. He has earned a shot and I believe if we can get him an interview, he will do the rest.
He coached receivers for Mike Riley in 97 and 98 and coached quarterbacks for Dennis Erickson in 99. He's been the offense coordinator at UCLA and in San Francisco for the 49ers. He coached quarterbacks in San Diego with Mike with the Chargers. He has coached quarterbacks and was OC under Wade Phillips for the Falcons and recievers for the Ravens. His son is one of the top rated dual threat sophomore quarterback's in the country going to Sheldon.
He was with me and Mike at Oregon State coaching receivers and quarterbacks when Keith Heyward Jr was playing defensive back. Keith is now the safeties coach at University of Oregon and would make a great addition with Mike on the defense of side of the ball. Mike was the quarterback coach that brought Jonathan Smith from an undersized, underdeveloped quarterback to the starting quarterback the next year for the Fiesta Bowl team.
Mike not only is an offensive genius but he can recruit the West Coast like nobody. He was a private quarterback coach for several years. He knows every top notch player on the West Coast and he is the kind of guy the players flock to.
Help me figure out how to get to the right people to get him an interview. He checks all the boxes and I guarantee if he gets an interview with his Oregon State connections and his West Coast connections he will make it onto the final list.
One of the finest coaches I've ever had the pleasure of coaching with and one of the best people. Solid wife, solid kids, no skeletons in his closet. Just a players coach with decades of experience.
We contact Jedd Fisch but not Michael Johnson? That guy was an assistant working under Michael in Baltimore. Winning in Corvallis is all about recruiting and Mike is one of the top recruiters on the West Coast. He was a major factor in the turn around at Oregon State around Mike's first tenure and with Dennis. Ask either one of those guys and they will tell you that he was the top recruiter on either one of their staffs.
If Michael Johnson gets an interview, I bet money they hire him. If you have people you know at OSU, beat the drum and shake the cage. I'm telling you quys, he is the guy.


We the undersigned, a coalition of former Oregon State Football Player Alumni and engaged fans, call on the Athletic Department of Oregon State University, namely Scott Barnes, Athletic Director, to offer an interview for the position of Head Football Coach to Michael Johnson, currently the wide receivers coach at the University of Oregon and former Assistant Coach at Oregon State University.

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The Interview Michael Johnson for Oregon State Football Head Coach Position petition to Oregon State University Athletic Department was written by Troy A Emry and is in the category Football at GoPetition.