Michigan State co-offensive coordinator/tight end coach Jim Bollman has 36 years of coaching experience as he enters his third season with the Spartans.
During his career, Bollman has coached many great players but feels this group of Spartan tight ends is special not only on the field but off.
During the Spartans media day, Bollman talked with Spartan Digest about his tight ends as a group and answered questions about his top tight end Josiah Price who enters 2015 having led Spartan tight ends the past two seasons including 26 receptions for 374 yards and tied a school record for most touchdown catches by a Spartan tight end with six.
Joining Price this fall are three more letterwinners in junior Jamal Lyles, fifth-year senior Paul Lang and sophomore Dylan Chmura look to give Connor Cook solid targets while also playing a major role in helping the Spartans offensive line when needed.
Also looking to get into the mix this season will be red-shirt freshman Matt Sokol, who enrolled early in 2014. Many feel Sokol has a bright future and will be the next star tight end wearing the Green & White.
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YEARS AT MSU: Jim Bollman is in his sixth year at Michigan State and third since rejoining the Spartan staff in the spring of 2013.
PREVIOUS COACHING STOPS: Miami Ohio, North Carolina State, Youngstown State, Virginia, Ohio State, Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears (NFL)
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: Bollman was a four-year letterman as an offensive lineman for Ohio University.