Bill Musgrave

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Bill Mugrave
Oakland Raiders
Position: Offensive coordinator
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-11-11) November 11, 1967 (age 48)
Place of birth: Grand Junction, Colorado
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Grand Junction (CO)
College: Oregon
NFL draft: 1991 / Round: 4 / Pick: 106
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TDINT: 1–2
Passing yards: 402
Passer rating: 71.0
Player stats at
Coaching stats at PFR

William Scott Musgrave (born November 11, 1967) is an American football coach and former quarterback. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL).

Playing career[edit]

A standout athlete at Grand Junction High School, Musgrave was named the Colorado High School Athlete of the Year in 1985.[1] Musgrave started at QB four years for the University of Oregon, and was captain for three. Musgrave led the Ducks to back-to-back bowl appearances for the first time in school history. In 1990, as a Senior, Musgrave was named team MVP, 1990 first-team all-conference quarterback, GTE Academic All-American of the Year, and earned a Scholar-Athlete Award by the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame. Musgrave was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 2000. Musgrave was the team's career leader for passing yardage (8343) until that mark was eclipsed by Marcus Mariota in 2014.[2]

  • 1987: 139/234 for 1,836 yards with 13 TD vs 8 INT.
  • 1988: 62/121 for 815 yards with 8 TD vs 4 INT.
  • 1989: 231/401 for 3,081 yards with 22 TD vs 16 INT.
  • 1990: 173/301 for 2,219 yards with 14 TD vs 12 INT.

Drafted in the fourth round by the Dallas Cowboys, Musgrave was released in camp, but played with the San Francisco 49ers in 1991 and 1993 under head coach George Seifert and offensive coordinator Mike Shanahan. Musgrave went with Shanahan to Denver, where he played in 1995-96, and was released in preseason 1997. Following a coaching stint in 1997, Musgrave signed with the Indianapolis Colts in 1998 before he was released in training camp.

Coaching career[edit]


Immediately after being released as a player, Musgrave joined the Oakland Raiders as a quarterbacks coach in 1997 under head coach Joe Bugel. When the Raiders fired Bugel following the season, Musgrave attempted another try as a player with the Colts in 1998, but was released during training camp. He was immediately hired by the Philadelphia Eagles as an offensive assistant under Ray Rhodes, a former 49ers assistant coach. Musgrave was promoted to offensive coordinator and called plays in place of Dana Bible for the final 10 games of the season. However, Musgrave was not retained by new head coach Andy Reid when Rhodes was fired at the end of the season.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Musgrave was hired as the quarterbacks coach under George Seifert with the Carolina Panthers in 1999, in an arrangement that saw he and Seifert having a heavy hand in calling the plays over offensive coordinator Gil Haskell. Upon Haskell's departure to Seattle, Musgrave was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2000. The team chose him to replace Haskell, who was a holdover from a previous staff, due to his favorable relationship with Seifert as well as his experience calling plays the previous season. However, as an inexperienced coordinator, Musgrave had faltered at times, been criticized in the media for choices in playcalling, and was at one point rumored to have been yelled at by Seifert in front of the team. Musgrave resigned from the position after three games.[3]

University of Virginia[edit]

Musgrave was hired as offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach, and tight ends coach under Al Groh at the University of Virginia in 2001, tutoring quarterback Matt Schaub to school records in his two years as coach.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Musgrave was hired as the offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars under new head coach Jack Del Rio in 2003. In 2004, he picked up additional duties as quarterbacks coach before he was fired at the conclusion of the season.


Musgrave was hired as the quarterbacks coach for the Washington Redskins in 2005 under head coach Joe Gibbs. Musgrave was the quarterbacks coach for the Atlanta Falcons from 2006–2009. In 2010, Musgrave was promoted to assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Musgrave was hired by the Minnesota Vikings to the position of offensive coordinator under head coach Leslie Frazier on January 16, 2011.[4] Under his tenure, Adrian Peterson had his 2,000 rushing yards season and was named AP Offensive Player of the Year. After three seasons with the Vikings, he was not retained by new head coach Mike Zimmer after the 2013 season.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Musgrave was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles as the team's quarterbacks coach on January 27, 2014.[5]

Return to the Oakland Raiders[edit]

Musgrave was hired by the Raiders on January 19, 2015, to serve as the offensive coordinator under new head coach Jack Del Rio.[6]


  1. ^ "Bill Musgrave". Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
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  3. ^ "Carolina Panthers: A Retrospective". The Gaston Gazette. 2011. Retrieved 2015-01-26. 
  4. ^ "Vikings hire Bill Musgrave". January 20, 2011. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  5. ^ "Eagles announce Bill Musgrave as coach QBs". January 27, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  6. ^ Bair, Scott (January 19, 2015). "Bill Musgrave Named Raiders' Offensive Coordinator". CSN Bay Area. 

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