Well John Butler has left before we even knew who John Butler truly was. What we do know is he was the South Carolina football Special Teams Coach for the last year and now will take his services to Penn State.
In Butler’s one season at USC, the Gamecocks ranked No. 60 nationally in kickoff returns, No. 68 in punt returns, No. 68 in kickoff coverage and No. 48 in punt coverage.
Motivation to go to Penn State could have been the chance to get closer to home as he has roots in Philly and went to Catholic University. Can not really say we hate to lose him as we did not really know him nor did he seem to have a huge impact, it was just one year on the job.
Now, who to get in this role? Yes, it is critical due to the fact the team needs a new punter, field goal kicker, kickoff specialist and punt return specialist next season. So getting a strong special teams guy in soon is important.
One familar name already being rumored is Ray Rychleski. Before being fired last week as special teams coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts, a job he held for three seasons, he was USC special teams coach for one year in 2008.
Well good luck John Butler, maybe one day we will know who you were.