Boise State: 6 different offensive coordinators since 2010

How are all you Boise State fans doing this summer/off-season? So I am sure like all of you, I am getting anxious for the Boise State season that starts in exactly 65 days!

Boise State offensive lineman Matt Paradis warms up before facing Colorado State in the first quarter of an NCAA football game in Fort Collins, Colo., on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Former Boise State offensive lineman and Superbowl 50 champion Matt Paradis

So the Broncos have a new offensive coordinator this year, Coach Zak Hill, a different one for the 6th time in this now…the 7th year of offense play-calling turnover.

TurnoverThe different coordinators have been:

  • 2010: Bryan Harsin
  • 2011: Brent Pease
  • 2012: Robert Prince
  • 2013: Robert Prince
  • 2014: Mike Sanford
  • 2015: Eliah Drinkwitz

So it’s fair to say that Bryan Harsin isn’t very happy with the instability in play-calling, and the learning curve that comes with it every year. Players have to get used to a different style and the lack of consistency prevents them from building strong relationships and reaching a unity/harmony that would be ideal for these players. Think about this, Kellen Moore had Bryan Harsin as his offensive coordinator three of his four years he played there (his next offensive coordinator had been on the staff too) – same type of play calling, way practices were ran, and they were able to work amazingly in-sync together. Imagine how much more successful you could be in high school if you had the same teacher you had great chemistry with, teaching you all of your subjects for all four years.

Hence Coach Harsin said he will be calling the plays this season. He mentioned to the Idaho Statesman that he had been very involved in developing game plans and suggesting things to Coach Sanford and Drinkwitz in the past, but it will be him calling the shots from the field this season. I have never been more confident in a play caller.

Bryan Harsin play caller

Why am I so confident you ask? Take a look at the numbers of BSU’s offense the past few years. Even with the frequent changes the past few years, the offense has still put up large numbers and prepare for that number to increase under Harsin’s play calling.

Total yds of offense

Total pts scored

Avg pts per game

Passing ydsRushing yds

From the looks of this, things should be pretty good this year with the amount of offensive weapons that Boise State has and Harsin calling the shots. Rypien, Sperbeck, McNichols…with those 3 players returning Boise State’s offense could be one of the best in the country. Let’s hope they can secure the Mountain West and get a BCS bowl game!

Go Broncos!

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