The first domino in the offseason changes to the Colorado Buffaloes coaching staff has fallen as co-offensive coordinator Brian Lindgren is reportedly leaving for Oregon State.
SOURCE: #OregonState is hiring #CU Co-OC and QB coach Brian Lindgren and #Arizona O-line coach Jim Michalczik as Beavers Run Game Coordinator & OL coach. Danny Moran 1st reported their hires.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 5, 2017
Lindgren finished his fifth year at CU with a 25-38 record as an assistant. He was brought to Boulder from San Jose State as the offensive coordinator from head coach Mike MacIntyre’s original staff. He has coached the quarterbacks since his arrival at Colorado, including Sefo Liufau in each of his first four seasons that included a record-setting year in 2014. During 2016, CU ranked 37th nationally in total offense after not cracking the top 40 in the NCAA since 2001. Colorado ranked 50th in total offense this past season with first year quarterback Steven Montez, averaging 418 yards per game.
Lindgren takes over a similar role at Oregon State on newly hired head coach Jonathan Smith’s staff. There’s lot of room for growth with the Beaver offense ranked 116th overall and last in the Pac-12 for 2017.
No word yet if CU will replace Lindgren or if the duties will be assumed by fellow co-coordinator Darrin Chiaverini.