Drew Thatcher played tight end in a wing-T offense under legendary New Mexico high school coach Travis Lee.
Thatcher walked onto the New Mexico State football team as a wide receiver and played in Hal Mumme’s Air Raid offense.
Army’s new offensive coordinator isn’t planning on passing 50 times a game. Thatcher, 36, knows the importance of strong running game and physical offensive line. But, he believes the Black Knights can throw the ball effectively and efficiently.
Thatcher said Army’s offense will be “different” than service academy rivals Navy and Air Force with a “true (shot) gun aspect.”
For more on how Thatcher envisions the offense including what he’s looking for in a quarterback, watch our one-on-one interview.