Dave Warner Looks To Expand Spartans Offense

Michigan State third year offensive coordinator Dave Warner is looking to expand the Spartans offense even more during the 2015 football season. Spartan Digest spoke with Warner one-on-one during the teams media day.

After three years of running the Michigan State offense Dave Warner is looking to expand the offensive even more as he works with a veteran quarterback and offensive line. While there are some questions to be answered during preseason camp, Warner is confident the Spartans can do more things in Connor Cook's final season than over the past two seasons.

Having worked for Mark Dantonio since the 2006 season in Cincinnati, Warner has seen his role change over the past few years going from coaching quarterbacks to running backs. In 2015 Warner will have a young and inexperienced group to work with but feels confident players will step forward.



In a coaching career that goes back to the end of his playing career at Syracuse, Warner has build a deep and successful career working with quarterbacks and as an offensive coordinator. Warner joined Mark Dantonio in Cincinnati for the 2006 season and followed the Spartans head coach to Michigan State in December of 2006.


Michigan State fans wanted a more open offense since the arrival of Mark Dantonio. So when Dave Warner was named offensive coordinator in March of 2013, the Spartans offense evolved in to one of the best in schools history as the program has set numerous school records that include points, scoring average, offensive touchdowns, total offense, rushing touchdowns, rushing yards and first downs.

Now coaching running backs, Warner helped Jeremy Langford become one of the top producing backs in the Big Ten Conference.

Prior to that Warner worked with the Spartans quarterbacks and mentored Brian Hoyer and Kirk Cousins who are both in the NFL. Cousins left as the winningest quarterback in school history while Hoyer left as one of the most productive signal callers in Spartan history.

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