Saturday, February 16, 2013
Has Michigan State found its new OC?
By Vince Verhei
Michigan State's search for a new offensive coordinator to replace Dan Roushar could be coming to an end. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio is relying on his Ohio State roots to make his next hire.
"Sources tell us Jim Bollman is expected to accept the Michigan State OC job," FootballScoop.com tweeted.
Bollman served as Ohio State's offensive coordinator from 2001-'11 as part of Jim Tressel's staff. Dantonio was the Buckeyes' defensive coordinator from 2001-'03. Bollman recently accepted a position on Darrell Hazell's staff at Purdue before deciding to leave for an opportunity within Michigan State's program.
While Bollman isn't considered an innovator in regards to offensive play calling, he will fit perfectly with Dantonio's philosophy. And Bollman adds more of a presence in a pipeline recruiting state.
"As I said all last season when everyone thought Dan Roushar was the worst OC in America, this is Dantonio's offense," Joe Rexrode of Detroit Free Press wrote. "(Bollman) may do some different things but he's not going to do anything drastically different. This is a guy he trusts, a guy he teamed up with to win a national title, and also an Ohio guy with connections there."