Orange Coast College quarterbacks ran for their lives and often threw under duress last football season, hoping to connect with someone wearing the same-colored jersey.
The result was 41 sacks, 22 interceptions, a 49% completion rate, an impotent offense and a 2-8 record.
This season, the Pirates' trigger man will run by design, when not sitting in the shotgun, picking over receiving choices as part of the newly installed spread offense.
The new scheme comes with a new coordinator, though Jack Wigmore is familiar to OCC Coach Mike Taylor, who enters his 13th season at the helm, having produced just two winning records in the last 10 seasons.
Wigmore, a star quarterback at Mater Dei in the 1960s who went on to Washington State, is Taylor's brother-in-law. Wigmore, who coached high school football in Oregon and Washington for 30 years, returns to coaching after an eight-season break. He stepped down in 2003 after a seven-season stint as head coach at Winston Churchill High in Eugene, Ore.