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Saints set to interview Mich. St.’s offensive coordinator

Dan Roushar

While Todd Grantham decided to remain at Georgia after interviewing with the New Orleans Saints, it doesn’t appear the NFL club is done sniffing around the collegiate ranks.

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Michigan State offensive coordinator Dan Roushar is one of a handful of candidates the Saints have lined up to interview for job of running backs coach.  At least two of the interviews will reportedly take place by the end of the week, perhaps as early as today.

Former Kansas State head coach Ron Prince, who had been mentioned as a possibility at Rutgers as offensive coordinator, has already interviewed for the running backs job with the Saints.

Roushar has been with the Spartans since Mark Dantonio came to East Lansing in 2007.  He was also on Dantonio’s Cincinnati the two years prior to that.  After serving as offensive line coach for his first four years at MSU, Roushar was promoted to coordinator when Don Treadwell left for the head coaching job at Miami of Ohio.

There have also been reports that current MSU running backs coach Brad Salem is in the mix for the same job with the Saints, although a source within the athletic department told mlive.com there is no truth to that speculation.

(Photo credit: Michigan State athletics)

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3 Responses to “Saints set to interview Mich. St.’s offensive coordinator”
  1. philliesblow says: Feb 14, 2013 3:34 PM

    After the beat down State put on UM hoops Tuesday night, if the Saints hire Roushar this could go down as one of the greatest weeks in MSU history.

  2. juradura says: Feb 14, 2013 5:19 PM

    FIRE DANTONIO

  3. cfballfan1 says: Feb 14, 2013 5:24 PM

    Best of luck to Roushar getting that gig. There are a few thousand Sparty fans who would be happy to give a reference!

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