Shurmur and Flajole The St. Louis Rams made it official, naming Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator and Ken Flajole as defensive coordinator.  Shurmur was QB coach at Philly and Flajole, the one time MU assistatn was linebacker’s coach at Carolina. 

"Both of these coaches exemplify what we expressed at our news conference earlier this week," said Spagnuolo.  "That is the four pillars:  Faith, Character, Core Values, and Team First.

Shurmur, whose uncle, Fritz Shurmur was a Rams coach from 1982-90, spent the last seven seasons as quarterbacks coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, a span in which QB Donovan McNabb earned three of his five Pro Bowl berths.   

Shurmur joined the Eagles staff in 1999.  He coached tight ends and with the offensive line from 1999-2001.  Prior to coming to Philadelphia, Shurmur spent 11 years as a college assistant coach at Stanford (1998) and Michigan State (1988-97).

Flajole spent six seasons as linebackers coach for the Carolina Panthers.  Flajole coached defensive backs and linebackers for Seattle from 199-2002 and in 1998 served as a defensive quality control coach for Green Bay.  Prior to coming to the NFL, Flajole spent 21 years coaching in the college ranks, including  five seasons (1989-93) at the University of Missouri.