This will be Nathan Young's sixth year with the Wildcats, but it will be his first as the offensive coordinator. Up until now Collums has been the primary play caller since he returned to the university eight years ago.
Handing over the primary play calling duties will allow Collums to focus more on the program as a whole, but he will still be involved in the offense.
"Along the way you find out, as with any new job, there are different set of issues. At times I don't know if I've called plays as well as I did in the past. I was in the box for ten years, and then now I'm calling plays from the sidelines. All of that was different," said head coach Ken Collums.
"I thought this year, through this transition I'm going to step back and take a broader approach of things, and still have a hand in the offense, and I'll still call some plays. Nathan, he's a great guy, he's got a very humble heart, he's a very sharp minded guy. He knows what we do, and we work well together. So, I think it will work out fine," said Collums.
The Wildcats will open up the 2013 season against Concordia College (Alabama) at Shotwell Stadium on August 31st at 7 p.m.