Who would be considered our most renowned OC and DC on one staff? Looks like we really didn’t designate those duties prior to 1977.
Jim Mackenzie was the DC for one year in 65 before he went to OU. Bo Rein was our first OC in 1975 (yes they both died soon after becoming head coaches). I believe '77 was our first year with both. And even after that, Hatfield had Fred Goldsmith as DC but no OC until Jack Crowe. Ken was probably having David Lee call the plays, but Lee wasn’t designated as OC.
Monte Kiffin and Don Lindsey were kind of a big deal as DC under Holtz (hired Lindsey away from USCw) but the OC was Larry Beightol who was the offensive line coach.