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Mark Dantonio announced on Monday the hiring of Jim Bollman as co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach. #Spartans
Dave Warner, who coached the Spartan quarterbacks for the last six seasons, has been promoted to co-offensive coordinator. #Spartans
In addition to his new role as co-offensive coordinator, Warner will now coach the running backs. #Spartans
Brad Salem, who has been the running backs coach for the past three seasons, will now coach the quarterbacks. #Spartans
Defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, the architect of the B1G's top defense the past two seasons, has been promoted to assistant head coach.
This post was edited by PRStoetzer 13 months ago
Rose Bowl time!!!!!
Assistant TO THE head coach.
Good news. I didn't like the Bollman hire but this makes me feel a little better about it.
Players play, tough players win.
MSU link: http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/030413aaa.html
March 4, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio announced on Monday the hiring of Jim Bollman and also the restructuring of his staff for the 2013 season.
Defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, the architect of the Big Ten's top defense the past two seasons, has been promoted to assistant head coach. Narduzzi enters his seventh year as Michigan State's defensive coordinator in 2013. MSU, Alabama and Florida State are the only three programs in the country to rank in the NCAA FBS Top 10 the past two seasons in total defense, rushing defense and scoring defense.
Dave Warner, who coached the Spartan quarterbacks for the last six seasons, has been promoted to co-offensive coordinator, filling the position left by Dan Roushar, who recently was named running backs coach for the New Orleans Saints. In addition to his new role as co-offensive coordinator, Warner will now coach the running backs.
Brad Salem, who has been the running backs coach for the past three seasons and also serves as the program's recruiting coordinator, will now coach the quarterbacks.
Bollman, who has 36 years of coaching experience, both at the collegiate and professional levels, including 11 years as the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach at Ohio State (2001-11), will be the co-offensive coordinator, while also coaching the tight ends. He was hired as the offensive line coach at Purdue last month after spending the 2012 season as the offensive line coach/running game coordinator at Boston College.
"This is the fourth time in my career that I've had an opportunity to work with Jim Bollman, so there's definitely a comfort level there," said Dantonio. "He has a tremendous amount of football knowledge, especially on the offensive side of the ball. In addition to serving as co-offensive coordinator, Jim will coach the tight ends, and he spent three years coaching that position in the NFL. He also has long-standing recruiting ties in Ohio. We're excited about having Jim and his family back in the MSU community.
"Jim has been an offensive coordinator for 11 of the last 12 years. During his tenure in Columbus, Ohio State won six Big Ten Championships, a National Championship and played in two other BCS National Championship Games. He has performed under pressure at the highest level and on the biggest stage. With pressure comes experience, and Jim has been rock solid in those situations. He's respected for his development as well as treatment of his players. He's simply a ball coach."
In addition to the newly hired Bollman, Dantonio expounded on the other changes he made to his staff, including naming Narduzzi assistant head coach.
"No one has officially held that position before on my staff, but in Pat Narduzzi's case, it's certainly warranted," remarked Dantonio. "Pat is a great leader on the defensive side of the football, who has forged strong relationships with his players, and he's also an outstanding recruiter. Over the last six years, he has helped build one of the Big Ten's best defenses, and over the last two years, Michigan State has become one of the nation's elite units, ranking among the NCAA's Top 10 in rushing defense, total defense and scoring defense.
"I also appreciate his loyalty because Pat has been approached by several programs over the last few years and he's elected to remain a Spartan. I know he doesn't take this position lightly. When I'm not in the office, Pat takes control of the day-to-day operation. He's held those duties for the last two years, but without the formal title.
"I've coached with Dave Warner for 11 years now, including six here at Michigan State, one season at Cincinnati and four more at Kansas. Since his arrival at MSU, Dave has done an excellent job in developing our quarterbacks, and now, he'll have an opportunity to impact the running backs.
"Dave has been an important figure in our offense for the past six years - both the successes as well as the setbacks. There's power in all of that information, so it's a great advantage for him to assume the role of co-offensive coordinator as we move forward. I've been impressed with his organizational and time management skills. In addition, Dave has displayed the ability to make quick decisions.
"With his background as a quarterbacks coach, offensive coordinator and head coach at Augustana College, Brad Salem brings a broad prospective and vision to the position. He's an innovative offensive coach, with a strong commitment to teaching proper techniques and fundamentals."
With the new staff in place, Dantonio is looking forward to spring practice, especially on the offensive side of the ball.
"We might simplify some things, yet become more diversified as an offense," said Dantonio. "Throughout the spring, things will be added and subtracted from the offense. Changes aren't being made for the sake of change; changes are being made with a purpose. With that mindset, we can create different opportunities for our playmakers."
The 58-year-old Bollman has coached in 17 bowls, including three Bowl Championship Series National Championship games, and was the offensive coordinator for the Buckeyes during their 2002 National Championship season.
Amazing. Congrats for Duzzi getting assistant HC position. Does this mean that Bollman will also be coaching the offensive line? I like the shake up with the QB coaching. I want to see what changes Salem can bring coaching Maxwell, Cook, and Terry.
So Who's calling plays? Will we see fire Warman or Bollner threads next year?
Who is calling the plays? That's all I care about right now.
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They're not going to tell you! You'll have to guess to direct your ire.
If it's a good play then it's Warner. If it's bad then it's Bollman.
Roushar via conference call.
Bollman: Game prep, scouting, and maybe a few plays.
Warner: Play calling duties with sign off from Bollman.
Looks like we will have two threads this year on blaming the offensive execution on...
Fire Warnman? Fire Bollner? Only time will tell.
December 3, 2011 - Forever haunted by what I witnessed...
I don't know why everyone forgets about Staten, lol. He has been handling the O Line and it appears he will stay with it. Everyone else is being adjusted (Salem/Warner/Bollman).
I see this as we have 2 head coaches now haha. I hope they are fucking pricks during practice and the other coaches pick up on it. Implementing some changes and making a statement that our players will be disciplined.
To die in ann arbor is redundant
ditto. Salem has QB coach experience and is a former QB. Considering what he did for Bell, I'd like to see what happens with our QB corps in 2013.
Really like the promotion for Narduzzi. Also happy to see Salem retain recruiting coordinator title.
Regardless of my opinions about individual members of the coaching staff, I applaud coach D for shaking things up. Change can energize the entire staff and players because it creates opportunities to get better.
Time to go to work boys.
March 4, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Quotes from assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, co-offensive coordinator/running backs coach Dave Warner, co-offensive coordinator/tight ends coach Jim Bollman and quarterbacks coach Brad Salem on the restructuring of Michigan State's football staff by seventh-year head coach Mark Dantonio.
Assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi
"It's an honor to be named assistant head coach because in his first nine seasons as a head coach, Mark Dantonio has never had someone in that position. Coach D isn't someone who throws titles around. I understand this position carries some weight and importance, so I'm grateful for the opportunity."
Co-offensive coordinator/running backs coach Dave Warner
On being named co-offensive coordinator:
"First and foremost, I'm excited and honored that Coach Dantonio has the confidence in me to lead this offense.
"Offensively, we've had a blue-collar approach and it has worked well for us, but it's time to make some tweaks and adjustments. We've accomplished a lot of good things over the last six years, but it's time for all of us to step up and help take this program to new heights."
On his transition as a position coach from quarterbacks to running backs:
"Whenever a change is made, it brings newness and as a result, it adds a little life to the situation. So I'm excited about working with the running backs. All of the skill positions have to work hand in hand, so we can maximize our production."
On working alongside Jim Bollman as co-offensive coordinator:
"I remember the first time I met Jim Bollman was on a recruiting trip in 1984. He was an assistant coach at N.C. State and I was coaching at Kent State. This is the first opportunity that I've had to work with him but he's highly thought of in the coaching profession. I'm looking forward to sitting down with him to share ideas and get the entire offensive staff fully involved in a collaborative process. We want to put last year behind us, make changes and adjustments, and move forward as an offense."
Co-offensive coordinator/tight ends coach Jim Bollman
"I've been in the coaching profession for 36 years, and at this point in my career, the people you become associated with are the biggest key. I've been fortunate throughout my career, but I've had a strong, long-standing relationship with Mark (Dantonio) and I wasn't going to miss this opportunity. It's a real neat thing to be reunited with him.
"Mark has done a great job in bringing stability to this Michigan State football program and building it for long-term success. He accomplished a lot in his first six seasons: six-straight postseason appearances including back-to-back bowl wins, a Big Ten Championship and a Big Ten Legends Division title. It's definitely an exciting time to be a Spartan.
"I know a lot of the guys on this staff through direct and indirect relationships. I knew Brad Salem when he was a graduate assistant here under Nick Saban, Mark Staten when he was a graduate assistant at Ohio State, and first became aware of Dave Warner when he played quarterback for Jim Tressel at Syracuse. There are coaches on this offensive staff with a multitude of experiences. I'm looking forward to working in a collaborative way with Dave Warner and the entire offensive staff. I have no doubt that attitudes and egos with be checked at the door, so we can operate at the optimal level.
"It's nice to be back here in mid-Michigan. With familiar surroundings, there was a certain comfort level when I drove into town for my interview. The football facilities have certainly changed a lot since my first stop here in the mid-1990s. Trust me, I'll never take these facility upgrades for granted."
Quarterbacks coach Brad Salem
On his transition as a position coach from running backs to quarterbacks:
"I'm excited for the opportunity to work with this talented group of quarterbacks. I'm looking forward to developing relationships with the quarterbacks, in the position meeting room, on the practice field as well as off the field. A change in responsibility always renews you in some way. I played the position in college and I've coached it before, so this isn't a completely new experience.
"Our offensive staff has always worked well together. There are no egos on this staff, regardless of title. So we're looking forward to sharing ideas throughout spring practice, as we look to put players in positions to maximize their potential as well as their production."
Considering Warner as the former QB coach and passing game coordinator, you're probably right.
Bollman's in there to help with selecting running plays, and the over all design of the offense with Warner and Dantonio. I'm guessing he'll coordinate the blocking schemes as well.
Warner listed as the first quote amongst the two Co-OC's!!!
An Assistant HC and two co-offensive coordinators. This seems a little unusual, but I'm willing to see how it pans out.
Duzzi promoted to Assistant HC - good news, but who is the Assistant DC now? How does that work?
Is it normal for position coaches to flip around like this? Can a QB coach just as easily coach RB's?
Much more comfy with Bollman's role here, (after reading all the scuttlebutt).
Leveon's pass in the BW3 bowl obviously made quite an impression on Coach D.
It's a town full of losers. I'm pulling out of here to win!
What the fuck are you talking about??
Michigan State says Dave Warner will be the main playcaller, not Jim Bollman. Both are co-OCs
@ESPN_BigTen Michigan State says Dave Warner will be the main playcaller, not Jim Bollman. Both are co-OCs
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