Golden Rams bring back Smith as OC - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Golden Rams bring back Smith as OC

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Steve Smith is returning to Albany for his second stint as the Albany State offensive coordinator.

Golden Rams head coach Mike White confirms to WALB ASU has hired Smith to the vacant position.

"It's one of the top D-II schools in the country," Smith says. "I think it's a great opportunity to come back and have the opportunity to be a part of something special."

In his first stint as offensive coordinator, Smith led his "Gold Rush" offense to a 19-4 record between 2009-2010.

Smith says he believes the Rams can get back to that level of success.

"It's very possible. We want to get it done," Smith says. "We just have to do the kind of things that we need to do as far as getting our players set off the field and then do the things on the field so we can be successful and get back to where we were."

White says many of the things Smith instilled offensively in 2009, including terminology, are still in place.

He believes that will help ease the transition back to Smith, something that will be done on limited time with fall camp coming up in just a few weeks.

"That'll help a great deal," Smith says. "Now there's a couple of shortcuts you can take in there. But you can't take anything for granted. You still have to go over everything and make sure we understand everything that's going on."

Smith says the "Gold Rush" isn't back. He admits it never really left in the first place.

His focus now is getting his players up to speed with everything they need before fall camp.

"It's just getting everything in, as far as meeting players, getting the defensive terminology together, make sure we understand what we're looking for," Smith says. "Because those are the couple things that really stood out for us in 2009 and 2010 to make us a successful offense."

In 2012, Smith served as an assistant offensive line coach with the Kansas City Chiefs.

In addition to his coordinator duties, Smith will be the Golden Rams's offensive line coach.

Smith will replace former coordinator Uyl Joyner, who resigned in May to take the same position at Dougherty High.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • KLTV SportsLocal SportsMore>>

  • Sports WebXtra: Mahomes working out for NFL teams

    Sports WebXtra: Mahomes working out for NFL teams

    Thursday, March 23 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-03-23 21:29:17 GMT
    Patrick Mahomes is working out for several NFL teams.Patrick Mahomes is working out for several NFL teams.

    There are 35 days until the NFL Draft, and the market for Patrick Mahomes II is heating up. According to his agent Leigh Steinberg, 13 teams have asked for private workouts with the Whitehouse product.

    More >>

    There are 35 days until the NFL Draft, and the market for Patrick Mahomes II is heating up. According to his agent Leigh Steinberg, 13 teams have asked for private workouts with the Whitehouse product.

    More >>
  • H.S. bi-district round highlights and scores

    H.S. bi-district round highlights and scores

    Friday, March 24 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-03-24 04:14:18 GMT
    Athens boys celebrate goal in win against Henderson.Athens boys celebrate goal in win against Henderson.

    Girls and boys soccer scores and highlights.

    More >>

    Girls and boys soccer scores and highlights.

    More >>
  • Trinity Valley women advance to semifinals of national tournament

    Trinity Valley women advance to semifinals of national tournament

    Thursday, March 23 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-03-24 03:59:29 GMT
    Trinity Valley women advance to semifinals.Trinity Valley women advance to semifinals.

    In the national tournament for the 10th straight year, the Trinity Valley women's basketball team picked up its 64th victory Wednesday night at the Big Dance. Pretty incredible. But, the six-seeded Lady Cardinals were actually underdogs in the quarterfinals against number three Chipola.

    More >>

    In the national tournament for the 10th straight year, the Trinity Valley women's basketball team picked up its 64th victory Wednesday night at the Big Dance. Pretty incredible. But, the six-seeded Lady Cardinals were actually underdogs in the quarterfinals against number three Chipola.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly