Greg Roman-Offensive Coordinator, San Francisco 49ers.
Pros: 13 years in the NFL, including 1 year with Jim Harbaugh at the NFL level, 2 years at Stanford with Harbaugh as an offensive position coach (tackles and tight ends), assistant head coach and running game coordinator. Roman and Harbaugh have teamed up to become 2 of the best in game play callers in football. At Stanford Roman helped coordinate a highly capable power running game that freed up play action opportunities that drove Andre Luck to stardom. While Stanford had its fair share of quality football players with Andrew Luck being one of the very best they are a bit limited by more strident academic requirements. Thus coaching and game planning were at a premium in the very athletic Pac-12. During Roman's time at Stanford they ranked in the Top 20 in points scored, (#1) in fewest sacks allowed in 2009 and 2010, Top 20 in passing yards and rushing yards . . . and TOP! The Cardinal rushed for nearly 3000 yards in 2009. In 2009 All five starters on Stanfords O-Line received some form of post season honors.
Cons: Goofy looking.
Why K-State: Yet another opportunity for a young up-and-comer to make the move up.
Why not K-State: Pull out a map.
Finally: Absolutely someone to keep an eye on.