When news hit of Mike Sanford joining Boise State as offensive coordinator, there was a clear message inferred by us Bronco fans. We can get anyone we want.
I mean seriously, Sanford was a rising star in the coaching ranks at Stanford, one of the best places in the country to coach and live, on staff with one of college football's most respected coaches, and near so many In 'n Outs. If we can convince Sanford to ditch all that and come to Boise State, is there anything we can't do? Sanford's hiring was part of this rolling boulder of winning momentum - a boulder that included Bryan Harsin and Marcel Yates. Boise State hit it out of the park with the Sanford hire - one of three home runs and a ton of standing triples during the hiring cycle.
Beyond all that, Sanford is the epitome of the young, creative, exciting coaches who have run the Boise State offense before. He is a young Chris Petersen and a young Bryan Harsin, and he plans to return the Boise State offense to its roots of big-play, cutting-edge, unstoppable greatness. All that and a bag of chips.
Boise State job
Who had his job last
Robert Prince, man of a million dive plays
Prince was not asked to join Chris Petersen in Washington, nor was he asked to stick around and drive fans to madness in Boise. He accepted a job with the NFL's Detroit Lions where he will learn under the tutelage of Kellen Moore.
Boise State quarterback, 2001-2004
- UNLV graduate assistant, 2005-2006
- Stanford offensive assistant, 2007-2008
- Yale tight ends / fullbacks coach, recruiting coordinator, 2009
- Western Kentucky quarterbacks coach, passing game coordinator, 2010
- Stanford running backs coach, quarterbacks coach, wide receivers coach, and/or recruiting coordinator, 2011-2013
He is one of these three people. Can you guess which one?
Mike Sanford's latest Tweet
@VinCrosbyKBOI You were 100% correct!— Coach Mike Sanford (@SanfordBSU) February 11, 2014
Last book he read
Where's Waldo, the fullback? by Martin Handford
ed's note: This post is part of an introductory series on the new Boise State coaching staff. Here's the rest of the group:
- Mike Sanford
- Marcel Yates
- Kent Riddle
- Steve Caldwell
- Junior Adams
- Andy Avalos
- Julius Brown
- Eliah Drinkwitz
- Scott Huff
- and oh yeah, Bryan Harsin