Boise State Football: Broncos Find New Offensive Coordinator

Andrew Van Wingerden@andrewjvwContributor IIJanuary 12, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 22:  Head coach Chris Petersen of the Boise State Broncos watches his team warm up before playing the Arizona State Sun Devils in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium December 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boise State won 56-24.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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With former offensive coordinator Brent Pease deciding between Florida and Alabama for his next stop, Boise State is moving forward and has found his replacement.

Coach Chris Petersen has announced the promotion of Robert Prince to offensive coordinator.

Prince spent the 2011 season as the wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator for the Broncos.  He was also the Broncos receivers coach from 2001-03 and passing game coordinator in 2003.  

Before coming back to the Broncos last season, Prince spent some time in the NFL coaching multiple teams.  

After the 2003 season, Prince left Boise for the Atlanta Falcons to become the team's tight ends and running backs coach, then assistant quarterbacks coach in 2006.  He then moved on to Jacksonville to become the Jaguars' assistant receivers coach from 2007-08.  Prince then went on to the become the Seattle Seahawks wide receivers coach in 2009 before returning to Boise in 2011.

I like this hire for the Broncos.  It's good to hire someone from inside the program who knows the offense and knows what he is working with. 

Prince will face the tough task of adjusting the Broncos offense to whoever comes out on top of the quarterback battle next season, whether that be junior Joe Southwick, sophomore Grant Hedrick, redshirt freshman Jimmy Laughrea or incoming freshman Nick Patti.

All of these quarterbacks are more mobile than Kellen Moore, so the Broncos may have to change up the offense a little bit to better fit Moore's predecessor.

A plus for Prince will be his knowledge of the Broncos wideouts.  BSU will appear to have one of its better receiving corps since the departure of Titus Young and Austin Pettis.

Leading that group for the Broncos will be Geraldo Boldewijn, Matt Miller, Mitch Burroughs, Dallas Burroughs, Aaron Burks, Kirby Moore and some other young guys coming up.

Overall this is a good hire for Boise State, and we will just have to wait and see what Prince can do with this new-look Broncos team.