Steve Caldwell is a throwback, which is a nice way of calling someone old. Whereas other Boise State coaches experienced their glory days of football-playin' in the 1990s and 2000s, Caldwell had his moments of glory in the 1970s. Oh the stories he could tell about 8 tracks and pet rocks. And football stuff. I bet Lyle Alzado offered him rear end steroids!
Caldwell's seniority (again, a euphemism) should be very helpful to a young staff that has neither seen nor experienced half the things Caldwell has. I'd imagine that there is a certain science to building a coaching staff and that guys like Caldwell are vastly more important than fans and media realize. He is great at what he does, he has his Malcolm-Gladwell-approved 10,000 hours of training, and he's an incredible resource for this team and staff as it grows and matures.
He also has a Twitter, so he can't be that old. They have an old age restriction, I hear.
Boise State job
Who had his job last
Avalos was reassigned to his first love - linebackers - letting Caldwell work with Caldwell's first love -
mustaches defensive line.
Arkansas State defensive end, 1974-1977
- Arkansas State graduate assistant and assistant coach/offensive line coach, 1978-80
- Northwest Mississippi Community College offensive line coach, 1981-84
- Arkansas State linebackers coach, 1985-89
- Tennessee graduate assistant, 1990
- Pacific co-defensive coordinator, 1991-93
- Nevada co-defensive coordinator, 1994
- Mississippi 1994-95
- Tennessee defensive ends coach, 1995-2008
- Arkansas defensive ends coach and special teams coordinator, 2010-2012
- Arkansas State assistant coach and defensive line coach, 2013
He is one of these three people. Can you guess which one?
Steve Caldwell's latest Tweet
Great morning watching our guys AttackTheWeights! #ATF
— Steve Caldwell (@CoachSCaldwell) February 3, 2014
Last book he read
A Complete Guide to Twitter
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: