Roushar is MSU's new offensive coordinator

BY foxsports • February 1, 2011

By DAVE DYE
FOX Sports Detroit

Feb. 1, 2011


Dan Roushar was promoted from offensive line coach to Michigan State's offensive coordinator, the school announced Tuesday on Twitter.

Roushar, who has 27 years of coaching experience, replaces Don Treadwell, who took the head-coaching job at Miami (Ohio).

Roushar has been an offensive coordinator at four different schools, including Illinois in 2004.

"You want to try to keep things as much the same as you can for our players so they can continue to play fast," coach Mark Dantonio said in announcing the Roushar promotion in a video posted on the athletic department's website. "He's done this in the Big Ten level. He's coached a multitude of positions. He's coached the offensive line, the tight ends, the quarterbacks, the running backs (throughout his career). He has an overall sense of what we're trying to do."

Roushar coached the Spartans' offensive line the last four seasons and held the same position for two years at Cincinnati under Dantonio in 2005-06.

"It's a great opportunity," said Roushar, who was a quarterback at Northern Illinois in 1981-82. "I've been a coordinator a couple other spots. I think it will make the transition smooth."

Roushar will coach the tight ends in addition to the offensive-coordinator duties.

The university also confirmed that Mark Staten is moving from the tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator to the offensive line coach, and running backs coach Brad Salem will add the recruiting coordinator role.

A new receivers coach is expected to be announced later. Treadwell had been coaching the receivers.


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