Oregon Ducks

Source: Oregon to hire Marcus Arroyo as co-offensive coordinator

Oregon is in the process of hiring Marcus Arroyo to coach quarterbacks and become the co-offensive coordinator, a source has confirmed.

FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman first tweeted the news earlier today. 

Arroyo will replace David Reaves, who resigned last Friday nearly two weeks after he was arrested by Eugene Police for DUI leading to Oregon beginning the process of terminating his two-year, $600,000 contract with cause.  Reaves, who also coached tight ends, previously worked with new Oregon coach Willie Taggart at South Florida before joining him in Eugene. 

Arroyo will be the Ducks' passing game coordinator and join forces with Mario Cristobal, Oregon's running game coordinator and offensive line coach. 

Arroyo, who played quarterback at San Jose State (1998-2002), spent the past two years coaching running backs at Oklahoma State.

Prior to that, he coached quarterbacks for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2014). His last stint as an offensive coordinator came in 2013 at Southern Mississippi where he also coached outside wide receivers. 

Arroyo was also the passing game coordinator and coached quarterbacks at California in 2012, and held the same positions at Wyoming from 2009 through 2010.

Oregon now has one staff position to fill. Former wide receivers coach Jimmie Dougherty, who was in the car with Reaves the night he was arrested, earlier this week left the Ducks to become the wide receivers coach at UCLA.

According to a source, the Ducks are looking at several candidates to replace Dougherty including former LSU wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig.