Kevin Rogers' experience making the most out of talented QBs and his teaching ability make him a perfect fit with the 2006 Vikings. He enters his 32nd season of coaching with 28 under his belt at the collegiate level. Rogers has coached an impressive list of players and been fortunate to coach alongside some of the legends of the game, sharing the sideline with Woody Hayes, Paul Pasqualoni and Frank Beamer while coaching the likes of Donovan McNabb, Marvin Harrison and Napolean McCallum during his career.
Rogers spent the 2002-05 seasons at Virginia Tech where he guided back-to-back Hokies QBs to impressive performances. Rogers helped Bryan Randall etch his name throughout the school record book as he became the all-time leader in passing yards, TDs and total offense. Randall ended his career in 2004 with Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year honors. In 2005, Rogers guided Marcus Vick in his debut as a starter and on to 1st-Team All-ACC honors. Vick led the ACC in pass efficiency and the Hokies led the conference in scoring offense at 33.8 points per game with a league-high 51 TDs. The Hokies amassed a 39-14 record in Rogers' tenure, won the ACC title in 2004 and played in the 1st ACC Championship Game in 2005 after winning the ACC Coastal Division. The team advanced to bowl games in each of the 4 seasons.
Prior to his stint at Virginia Tech, Rogers spent 1999-01 at Notre Dame as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach on Bob Davie's staff. Rogers worked with QB Jarious Jackson in his final season and helped the senior signal-caller leave with the single-season passing yardage record in 1999 and set school marks for attempts and completions. Jackson ended his career as the 4th-ranked Irish QB in school history and was selected in the 7th round of the 2000 NFL Draft, the first Irish QB drafted since Rick Mirer in 1993. The 2000 Irish went 9-3 and were invited to the Fiesta Bowl in the school's debut in a Bowl Championship Series game.
Rogers earned his bachelor's degree in 1974 from William & Mary where he played LB and went on to receive a master's degree from Ohio State in 1978.
Monday, December 18, 2006
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