Falcons Round Out Football Coaching Staff
The Football team now has a full coaching staff. Here are the additions:
Vernon Hargreaves, Linebackers
Falcon Nation is freaking gaga over this dude. A Coach for six-years at the University of Miami, he comes direct from FIU. His Hurricane pedigree has the fans of our team positively salivating. For good or ill, this guy has a lot of hopes riding on him.Stephen Bird, Wide Receivers
Bird joins the Falcons after spending the last two seasons at his alma mater Eastern Kentucky. Better than that, he was the WR and passing game coordinator coach at WVU before that. I don't know, in fact, how a guy goes from WVU to get the same job @ Eastern Kentucky, but he looks like he's probably good enough for the girls we date.
Doug Phillips, Defensive Line
Was defensive quality control coach at OSU. Gotta like that pedigree, and that is a good stepping stone to being a position coach in the MAC.
Thus ends a season which which nearly the entire coaching staff is either in a new job, or gone:
Bird, Hargreaves, and Phillips will join fellow first year coaches Adam Gonzaga (defensive backs) and Matt Campbell (offensive line) on the Falcon staff. Long time staffers Mick McCall (quarterbacks) and Mike Ward (defensive line) were promoted to offensive and defensive coordinator respectively. Recruiting coordinator/tight ends coach Troy Rothenbuhler is back for his fifth season at BGSU and John Hunter enters his second year as the running backs coach.
Welcome to our new coaches.
On scheduling notes, the chaos continues. Without summarizing the chaos too much, it now looks like we are going to open @ Minnesota and @ MSU, and then play Boise at BG (after much confusion. We will also travel to Boston College later in the year. We give up a home game to get MSU, but if we kept Boise, it is worth it.