Robert - I realize it wasn't the point of your article, but Mark Whipple has a history as a good offensive coach. I personally saw his Univ of New Haven teams in the early 90s (where he was HC) average 50+ points per game. He also won a Div I-AA title at UMass. He went to the pros in 2004 as an assistant where he bounced around a bit.
To be fair his second stint as HC at UMass was not good, but he's a good offensive mind. And (off topic) his son called the plays yesterday for the AZ Cardinals with Kingsbury out.