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Michigan State OC Dan Roushar Coming to New Orleans as RB Coach

Michigan State University offensive coordinator Dan Roushar has taken the job of running backs coach with the New Orleans Saints, according to an announcement made by the school on Saturday.

Here's Bret Ingalls, the Saints new offensive line coach.
Here's Bret Ingalls, the Saints new offensive line coach.

In a statement released today by the Michigan State University and reported on by The State News, MSU offensive coordinator Dan Roushar has become the new running backs coach for the New Orleans Saints.

Here are the actual words of Coach Roushar:

"The New Orleans Saints and Michigan State are built on similar models, with a focus on character and people. New Orleans has won a Super Bowl, and over the last five years, the Saints have been one of the winningest organizations in the NFL," Roushar said in a statement. "I've had an opportunity to work for Mark Dantonio - in my opinion, the best college football coach in America - for the last eight years, including the last six seasons at Michigan State. Now, I have an opportunity to work for arguably the best coach in the NFL, in Sean Payton.

"Professionally, this is an opportunity I simply couldn't pass up. Now as a running backs coach, I have the chance to learn the interworking of the NFL."

The Saints followed this breaking news with the official announcement on their web site:

The New Orleans Saints have announced two coaching staff moves today. Bret Ingalls is now the offensive line coach after directing the team's running backs since 2009 and Dan Roushar has been hired as running backs coach.

Ingalls has been coaching for 31 years, the last four with the Saints as running backs coach. Roushar has coached for 28 years, spending the last six with the Spartans. More details of each coach can be found in the official team release.

OK, that's two straight Saturdays with coaching announcements from the Saints. What do you think of these moves?

Maybe next week we get a new secondary coach.