Miles hires Studrawa to lead O-Line

Greg Studrawa, who served as the offensive coordinator at Bowling Green for the past four years, has been named the offensive line coach at LSU, head coach Les Miles announced on Saturday.

Studrawa replaces Stacey Searels who resigned earlier this month to take a position at Georgia.


"This hire really solidifies our staff," Miles said. "Coach Studrawa's experience in offensive line play coupled with his experience as an offensive coordinator really set him apart from the other coaches that I interviewed. Throw in his people skills and his ability to relate to the players and recruit and he's the complete package.


"This is a great hire for LSU. Coach Studwara's technical expertise in coaching the offensive line along with his experience as an offensive coordinator makes him a perfect fit for this staff."


Studrawa served as the offensive coordinator at Bowling Green from 2003-26, guiding the Falcons to some of the top offenses at both the national and Mid-America Conference level during that time.


In 2005, Falcon led a Bowling Green offense that ranked second in the Mid-America Conference in both passing (283.9) and scoring (33.8) and was third in the league in pass efficiency (142.4) in 2005.


In 2004, BGSU finished second nationally in total offense with a MAC record 506.3 yards per game. The Falcons were also third in the nation in passing (338.3) and turnover margin (1.25), and fourth in scoring with a MAC record 44.3 points per game.


In 2004, the Falcons had four games of scoring at least 50 points as they averaged 49.4 points over their final nine games of the season. Individually, quarterback Omar Jacobs was named the MAC Offensive Player of the Year after leading the nation in TD passes with a league record 41.


Jacobs was second in the nation in passing yards per game as well as total offense. In addition, his 41 TD to four interception passing ratio set an NCAA record.


Studrawa also guided an offensive line that allowed a league-low 11 sacks in 2004 as three members of that interior line were named All-MAC, including left tackle Rob Warren, center Scott Mruczkowski and left guard Kory Lichtensteiger.


In his first year as Bowling Green's offensive coordinator, Studrawa guided the Falcon offense to a No. 3 national ranking in total offense. The Falcons were also ranked 11th nationally in passing, 14th in pass efficiency and No. 18 in rushing.


The 2003 Bowling Green offense broke a total of 10 school records during the season – six team and four individual.


Studrawa served as the offensive line coach at Bowling Green in 2001 and 2002 before being elevated to the offensive coordinator position in 2003. Prior to his return to Bowling Green, he spent three years as the offensive line coach at Arkansas State. Other coaching stops for Studrawa include serving as an offensive line coach at Cincinnati in 1989 and 1990 as well as holding offensive coordinator duties at Wilmington (Ohio) College from 1991-96. He followed that with a one year stint as a graduate assistant at Ohio State in 1997.


As a player, Studrawa was a two-year starter at left tackle for Bowling Green in 1986 and 1987. Studrawa is a 1987 graduate of Bowling Green.


A native of Fostoria, Ohio, he is a graduate of St. Wendelin High School where he was a First-Team All-Ohio selection as a senior. Born on November 3, 1964, Studwara and his wife Cindy have three children – Samantha, Katelin and Allison.


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