Veterans of Cincinnati: John Garrett joins Oregon State

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Former Bengals wide receiver and assistant coach John Garrett was named offensive coordinator for Oregon State.

Meet John Garrett.

If you're unaware of the name, he's Garrett is a former Bengals wide receiver that made his debut in 1989. In that year he played his only NFL game, posting two receptions for 29 yards receiving. Once his one-game NFL career faded into obscurity, Garrett became an assistant coach for the Bengals from 1995-99, 2001 and 2002, mostly as an offensive assistant and one year as a wide receivers coach. During Lewis' first year as a head coach in 2003, Garrett became a scout.

Since then he's moved around to the University of Virginia, the Dallas Cowboys (with his brother Jason Garrett) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he was released after the Greg Schiano experiment crashed with a glowingly awful conclusion.

According to multiple reports, Garrett has been hired by Oregon State as the university's offensive coordinator.

"John comes from a great football family and brings with him to Oregon State a wealth of knowledge about the game," head coach Mike Riley said in the release. "In addition to his NFL experience, he has coached at the college level and knows the recruiting aspects of the game at this level."

"I’m excited to be joining the coaching staff at Oregon State University," Garrett said. "I have tremendous respect for what Coach Riley, his staff and players have accomplished over the years and I look forward to being part of the program’s continued success."

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