Kevin Decker discusses installing Josh Heupel’s offense at Fordham

Kevin Decker has served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Fordham since 2019.

Fordham plays in the Patriot League at the Football Championship Level.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Fordham did not play games in 2020. The Rams played three games during an abbreviated spring 2021 season and a traditional campaign this fall.

The coronavirus pandemic allowed time for Decker to install a new offense. Decker, a 2012 New Hampshire graduate where he was the Colonial Athletic Association’s Player of the Year and a finalist for the Walter Payton Award in 2011 as a quarterback, installed Josh Heupel’s offense during Fordham’s downtime.

“The goal of this whole thing, and it’s actually very similar to what they are doing at Rocky Top now, is I love the spacing aspect,” Decker said on the show “Football Two-A-Days.” “I think it puts your players in the best possible situation, to go and do what they do, and that’s to make plays. I absolutely love it.

“Basically in 2019 we were not doing this. Then our spring Covid year we only played three games, we dabbled in it. We started calling some of that stuff, but we were maybe 20 percent of our offense was wide splits. Now it is about 90 percent, we are in the bigger splits. Now, we will condense them down to throw mesh in more third and mediums or hot zone 12 yard line and in, where we think we are getting man and we want to get some rubs. We can condense down to run some of that stuff, but I want to live in the big splits.”

New Hampshire quarterback Kevin Decker (14) plays in the NCAA college football game between Pittsburgh and New Hampshire in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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