Sunday, January 30, 2011

As the Carousel Spins...Update Edition

Michigan State
My source has confirmed that Mark Dantonio has named his new OC, and he has promoted from within as was originally thought. Offensive Line Coach Dan Roushar will be named the new OC within the next day or two, and you can expect a press conference tomorrow on campus. Roushar was formerly the OC at Northern Illinois, Illinois, and Butler, and also served on the staffs at Rhode Island, Ball State, and Cincinnati.
Rousar was a sought after commodity this off-season, and had drawn interest from at least three NFL teams for a variety of offensive staff positions. He has a career that spans 26 seasons in the college game.
Congrats to coach Roushar and to the Michigan State Spartans on this hire. It's a good one.

Paul Pasqualoni has moved on his OC as Miami Dolphins TE Coach George DeLeone has been hired, but there has been no move to hire the DC as of yet. Pasqualoni's hire does not have the full support of the booster or fan base in Storrs, so expect the leash to be tight. As Yahoo sports has reported, a high end booster has already threatened to remove his money from the school, which is considerable.

Northern Illinois
Dave Doeren moved on his DC job as he dipped into the D3 ranks to make the hire, as Jay Niemann, the Hardin-Simmons Co-DC is the new guy non the job. Doeren has a huge task at kjeeping the Huskies success rank on track, as NIU has been one of the most productive programs in the MAC over the last ten seasons.

San Diego State
Aztecs new HC Rocky Long has hired California Assistant Andy Ludwig as OC to replace Al Borges, who left with former HC Brady Hoke. Ludwig is a former college QB, and is a renowned offensive mind. Solid hire.

Ron Dickerson, Jr. is the new HC for the Bulldogs. If this name seems familiar, you may remember his father, Ron Dickerson, Sr. as he was the former HC at Temple. More news on this in the coming days.

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