Max Bullough hasn’t been in the NFL in years and yet he’s still receiving high praise from his former coach.
In fact, the former Houston Texan linebacker from 2014-16 finished his NFL career with just 56 total tackles, but Titans head coach Mike Vrabel sang his praises on a recent podcast.
Vrabel, who was the Texans’ linebackers coach for the entire time Max was there, appeared on the Bussin’ With The Boys podcast (co-hosted by former Michigan offensive lineman Taylor Lewan) this week and was asked who was the smartest play he ever coached.
His answer was somewhat surprising. Vrabel mentioned Ben Jones and then Bullough.
While the answer was somewhat surprising, he said that the reason he picked Bullough was that he could play “like seven different positions” and replicate everyone else without taking a rep. He was just a high IQ football player and that’s not surprising to any of us as he was an All-Big Ten performer and fan favorite in East Lansing.
Where is Max Bullough now?
After he spent three seasons with the Texans, he didn’t play anywhere in 2017 and then was picked up by the Cleveland Browns’ practice squad in 2018.
Shortly after that, his NFL career was over.
In 2019, he joined Luke Fickell in Cincinnati as a grad assistant and then he went to Alabama where he spent three seasons under Nick Saban as a grad assistant. Ahead of the 2023 season, he accepted a graduate assistant role with Marcus Freeman and Notre Dame.
It’s good to see that Bullough’s high IQ has translated into a coaching career. I’m sure it won’t be long before we hear about him as a linebackers coach or defensive coordinator somewhere.