Buffs great Darian Hagan was named as the running backs coach as Mike MacIntyre shuffled his offensive staff, the school announced today. Klayton Adams, the man who previously was in charge of the backs and tight ends will be taking over as the offensive line coach. Gary Bernardi will now handle the fullbacks and tight ends.
Hagan, who was the starting quarterback for the Buffs when they won the national championship in 1990 served as the director of player development for the previous three years under MacIntyre.
"Darian brings a lot of pride and passion to our football program with his history here, and also brings expertise to our running backs," Coach MacIntyre said in a press release. "In shifting our offensive staff assignments a little bit, he will give us another dimension in our running game and working with our running backs."
This will be the second time that Hagan has served as the running backs coach. His first stint was from 2005-2010, a period that included two of the top seven-all-time runners in CU history, Hugh Charles and Rodney Stewart.
"I missed being out on the field with the guys, rallying with the guys in the heat of the battle, preparation is key and I just missed that," Hagan said Saturday. "Trying to affect their minds, getting them to see what the coaches see and helping them be players they want to be."
Hagan takes over a running backs unit that is lead by redshirt sophomore Phillip Lindsay. In his first season on the field, Lindsay amassed 1,358 all-purpose yards.
Congratulations to Coach Hagan.