Coaches Show returns for sixth consecutive year
2014 Spring Football
Larry Edmondson takes a look at the Owls' offense
Owls Open Spring Drills March 11
Spring Game set for March 30
Shots from the first week of 2014 training camp
Rice opened the 2013 season against Texas A&M in College Station
For the seventh consecutive year, the Rice football team helped the incoming freshmen class move in.
Gallery of the events and activities leading up to the Armed Forces Bowl
Images from the Owls' overtime loss to Marshall
Larry Edmondson enters his seventh year with the Owls and his second as Co-Offensive Coordinator with Billy Lynch, while continuing to coach the Rice quarterbacks (fifth year). Edmondson joined the Rice staff on January 30, 2009 as the Owls' wide receiver coach.
Edmondson heads into 2015 with an experienced starter in senior Driphus Jackson, who capped a memorable first year at the helm by being named the Owls Most Outstanding Player in the 2014 Hawai'i Bowl. Jackson finished his first season as the starting quarterback by throwing for the third-most touchdowns in school history and finishing third nationally by averaging 14.9 yards per completion. He will be backed up by strong-armed junior Tyler Stehling and sophomore Nate German. Edmondson is entering his 27th year of college coaching, including 14 years of coaching wide receivers. He was the wide receivers coach at SMU from 2004 to 2007, Auburn in 1997-98, Mississippi State in 1996, LSU from 1991-94 and at Southern Miss from 1988-90. He has also served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at SMU (2002-03) and Louisiana-Lafayette (1999-2001).
While at SMU, Edmondson guided Bobby Chase to All-C-USA honors in 2005 and Emmanuel Sanders to All-Conference and freshman All-America honors in 2006. As the offensive coordinator at Louisiana-Lafayette, he constructed an offense that set six school records in 2001 and was credited with the development of sophomore quarterback Jon Van Cleave, who led the Sun Belt Conference in passing yards per game.
In addition to coaching wide receivers at Auburn, Edmondson also oversaw the Tigers recruiting efforts. Auburn won the 1997 SEC West Division championship and went on to defeat Clemson in the 1998 Peach Bowl.
A 1983 graduate of Texas A&M where he lettered as a tight end and was a teammate of former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, Edmondson began his coaching career as a graduate assistant with the Aggies from 1984 to 1986. He served as a GA at Arizona in 1987 before joining Curly Hallman's staff at Southern Miss as wide receivers coach in 1988.
In his first year at USM, the Golden Eagles went 10-2 including a 38-18 win over UTEP in the Independence Bowl. Southern Miss opened the 1990 season with a win over Florida State and played in the All-American Bowl that year, and also posted wins over both Alabama and Auburn during his time there.
Married (Cara) with two children, son Sean, who works as a graduate assistant for the Owls, and daughter Taylor.
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