Los Angeles Rams Hire Iowa State Offensive Coordinator As Pass Game Specialist

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Per Adam Schefter, via twitter.com the Los Angeles Rams are hiring Nate Scheelhaase as their new pass game specialist. He will fill the position left vacant when Jake Peetz left the Rams for the Seattle Seahawks.

Most recently Scheelhaasse was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Iowa State Cyclones and, according to Schefter, he has ‘generated interest from NFL teams in recent years.’

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Los Angeles Rams Hire New Pass Game Specialist

In his one season as OC, the Cyclone’s passing offense threw for 245 yards per game and scored 26.2 points per game. The team’s quarterback, Rocco Becht threw for 3,120 yards and 23 touchdowns in his first season as the starter. Those marks gave Becht the fourth-best season in passing yards and the second-most touchdowns thrown in a single season in Iowa State history. Becht also holds the Cyclone record for single-game passing yards, 446 yards against Memphis.

Scheelhaase has been with the Cyclones since 2018, climbing the coaching ladder each year. He started as running backs coach then wide receivers, and became running game coordinator by 2021. He was on the staff for all four years of Brock Purdy‘s time with the team.

Previously, Scheelhaase coached for Illinois, his alma mater, from 2015-17. He was also the quarterback for the Illini from 2010-2013. In his senior season, he threw for 3,272 yards and 21 touchdowns and ran for 271 yards and four more touchdowns.

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