BOISE, Idaho — Boise State football named former interim head coach Spencer Danielson as the Broncos' new defensive coordinator, and Tim Plough from UC Davis as the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
“I just absolutely love this place, but more importantly, I love our players,” said Danielson.
Danielson confirmed he was offered a job at Auburn with former BSU coach Bryan Harsin, but when Andy Avalos was named the head coach, he knew he wanted to stay at Boise State.
“I just felt called to stay here for these players, stay here for this place, and it was hard to do because of my respect for Harsin and what he is going to do down there, but I also felt at peace," said Danielson. "I want to do this. I want to teach these young men what it means to be successful and the process to get there."
He has big goals for the Broncos defense, both on the field, in life, and in the classroom.
“When we get going, we are going to be relentless, technically sound, all these different things," Danielson said. "But what I am going to preach to my players when we see them here next week is when you step out on that field, whatever you’re doing if you’re stretching or whatever, you are going to be relentless."
Danielson says it's crucial for him to immediately start working with Plough as the two have never coached together.
“It’s 'how is the team going to do this together?' It’s not the offense is going to try and score a million points, and then they’re going to go stop them, and they just go do that on their own sides," said Danielson. "It’s 'how are we working together?'”
“We want to be explosive. We want to try and get as many explosive plays as possible, and I think the way we can win is to get more explosive plays than your opponent and win the turnover battle,” said Plough.
Although he said he wants his offense to be precise and balanced, he also said his offense will have many similarities to the past.
“We don't want to just go in there and change everything," said Plough. "If anything, you will see a little more tempo, more up-tempo on how we do things, and more aggressive with how we attack the defense.”
Boise State also announced that Frankie Maile will take over as the defensive line assistant head coach.