Could Kellen Moore leave the Cowboys for Boise State?


DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Less than 24 hours after Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin bolted to Auburn, Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore is already being connected to the job at his alma mater.

"I have not talked to Kellen (Moore) yet about it, which is not abnormal. Wednesday's a busy day where you're putting in the game plan," Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday. "But, I'm sure, if there's something to talk about we'll definitely talk about it. I think with anything (involving) career advancement you just handle those opportunities on an individual basis."

Hall of Famer Gil Brandt and the Idaho Statesman are among those who have weighed in on Moore returning to Boise to become the university's next head coach.

"The Boise St job is one of the best in America. Great facilities, supportive admin, can easily recruit west coast, great place to raise family. It doesn't have to be a stepping-stone job but it has landed many coaches much bigger gigs. Kellen Moore would be an excellent choice," Brandt tweeted.

The Idaho Statesman writes that Moore should be among the top candidates for the job as he remains a "local legend" in the city after he became a Heisman Trophy candidate and went 50-3 as Boise State's quarterback.

Back in 2018, Moore told the Statesman that he could one day consider a return to Boise State.

“I’ll do anything for Boise, and you never know with this coaching thing where it will take you,” Moore said then. “It’s a place I’d love to be. … If something were to happen, it would obviously be interesting.”

The Cowboys kept Moore on staff despite moving on from former head coach Jason Garrett earlier this year. Despite his success calling plays in Green Bay, McCarthy allowed Moore to call the plays this season.

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