MSU made official the hiring of Jim Bollman this afternoon and announced several other coaching moves in the process.
Here’s the summary – Bollman joins the staff as co-offensive coordinator and he will also be the tight ends coach.
Dave Warner will be the co-offensive coordinator and also coach running backs. Warner was the quarterbacks coach the last six seasons for the Spartans.
Defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi adds the title of assistant head coach to his responsibilities.
Brad Salem is now the quarterbacks coach. He was MSU’s running backs coach the last three seasons. Salem has been a QB coach before while at Augustana College.
With the changes on offense, MSU coach Mark Dantonio said things might be more simplified while the Spartans become more diversified as an offense.
“Throughout the spring, things will be added and subtracted from the offense,” Dantonio said in a release. “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.”
Bollman, 58, is the second new addition to MSU’s coaching staff this offseason. He joins the staff after former offensive coordinator Dan Roushar’s departure to the NFL to coach running backs for the New Orleans Saints.
Bollman has 36 years of coaching experience both at the college and professional levels. He was the offensive coordinator for Ohio State’s 2002 national championship team. Bollman has been an offensive coordinator in 11 of the past 12 years. (Solari has more on Bollman in this post.)
Warner will be an offensive coordinator for the second time in his career. He also held that title at Connecticut in 1999 and 2000. Warner has also been a passing game coordinator at Wyoming (1998) and Houston (2001-02).
Narduzzi becomes the first assistant head coach in Dantonio’s tenure as a head coach.