Sept. 3, 2012
HOUSTON – Houston head coach Tony Levine announced Monday that offensive coordinator Mike Nesbitt has resigned and assistant coach Travis Bush will take over play-calling duties while also handling coaching the quarterback position for the program. With the switch, Director of Player Personnel Ken McClintock will assume Bush’s role of coaching running backs.
“We wish Mike the best in his future endeavors and thank him for his contributions to the Houston program,” said Levine. “We are confident in Travis and his play-calling ability moving forward.”
Monday’s announcement marks the third time in Bush’s career he has handled play-calling duties for a program after spending last season as Texas-San Antonio’s offensive coordinator. Prior to his UTSA appointment, Bush spent three seasons as the co-offensive coordinator at Texas State.
At Texas State, Bush’s 2009 offense finished eighth nationally in passing finished with 422 yards per game in total offense. Under his tutelage, quarterback Bradley George was named the 2009 Southland Conference Player of the Year.
Bush’s 2008 offense ranked fourth nationally in scoring with 38.3 points per game and fifth in total offense with 460 yards per game. In 2007 under Bush, Texas State produced a 2,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard receiver and 1,000-yard running back for the first time in program history.