A source tells CoachingSearch.com that Payton plans on shifting current running backs coach Bret Ingalls to offensive line to fill the void created when Aaron Kromer left for the offensive coordinator position with Chicago. LINK
News has come out from East Lansing today that Michigan State offensive coordinator Dan Roushar may be on his way out. Roushar has reportedly been drawing interest from the New Orleans Saints for their vacant running backs coach position.
Roushar was scheduled to interview with the Saints today for the job and contrary to a normal situation, many Spartan fans may be rejoicing at this opportunity to find a new offensive coordinator.
It’s still early in the off-season, so finding an adequate replacement for Roushar would not be an issue because of the quality of coaches still without a job.
Roushar received his fair share of criticism from Spartan faithful during the 2012 regular season as well as the team’s appearance in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. The reason for this critical attitude toward the offensive coordinator? He has been one-dimensional at times when calling plays for the Spartan offense.
With running back Le’Veon Bell at his disposal, he, at times, over-used the junior running back and thought little about creatively calling plays, instead he handed the ball off to Bell 30-plus times a game. This may have been a reason that the running back decided to leave early because the average career for a running back is already short, his mileage was over-used in college.
The Spartan offense was one of the worst in the worst in the Big Ten in 2012 after a solid 2011 season. It doesn’t help that quarterback Andrew Maxwell struggled all season long, especially with the lack of experience and production at the receiver position. LINK Image: http://rantsports.media.s3.amazonaws.com/ncaa-football/files/2013/02/Roushar.jpg
-not interested in his OC capabilities
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Former Kansas State head coach Ron Prince was interviewed on Wednesday
. Prince was recently the assistant offensive line coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars(2012) and the Indianapolis Colts(2010-2011).
Chiefs Asst Coach Carthon also interviewing has the most experience of these two since he was the running back coach for the New England Patriots(1994-1996), New York Jets(1997-2000), and Arizona Cardinals(2007-2008). LINK
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