Imagine, if you will, this scenario: An offensive coordinator at a college football powerhouse puts together a stunningly inept season of offense, takes a year off from taking plays, then shows up at a middling Big Ten program and tries to implement his old offense—only without a relative advantage of talent when it comes to conference play.
If Big Ten fans find that scenario familiar, they should. It’s the story of Greg Davis, ousted from Texas after a brutal year of offense only to wind up at Iowa, where the Hawkeye offense horrified the unsuspecting masses of Kinnick Stadium with abject ineptitude en route to a 4-8 record—Kirk Ferentz’s worst since he was rebuilding the program more than a decade ago.
We’re ready to relive that scenario in 2013. Former Ohio State offensive coordinator Jim Bollman, who oversaw one of the most brutal years of offense in recent Buckeyes history in 2011, has just been hired by Michigan State, according to reports from the Detroit Free-Press…
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