O'Brien Names Offensive Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head football coach Tom O'Brien has announced that all four of his offensive assistants from Boston College will join him in Raleigh. That group directed the Eagle offense that led the ACC in total yards in 2005 and ranked second in 2006. Boston College also led the league in passing offense this past season.

I am extremely humbled and gratified that my entire offensive staff would join me at NC State," said O'Brien. "These four coaches bring a wealth of experience on the offensive side of the football and under Dana Bible's direction have fielded an offense that has been at the top of the ACC for the past two years. I look forward to working with them as we move toward our goal of bringing a championship football team to NC State."

Bible will serve as the Wolfpack's offensive coordinator and will coach the quarterbacks and wide receivers. This will mark the 31-year coaching veteran's second stint at NC State, as he also coached the quarterbacks and wide receivers for head coach Tom Reed from 1983-85. Bible, who has spent the last eight seasons with O'Brien at BC, coached Wolfpack greats Erik Kramer, Haywood Jeffires, Naz Worthen and Danny Peebles during his earlier time in Raleigh. At BC, Bible coached Matt Ryan, who was the 2006 first-team All-ACC quarterback.

Don Horton will mentor the offensive line after spending the last 10 seasons at Boston College, where he spent four years with the OL and six as tight ends coach. The 25-year coaching vet coached the 2006 ACC Jacobs' Blocking Trophy recipient (Josh Beekman).

Coaching the Wolfpack tight ends will be Jim Bridge, who has been on the BC staff for the past four seasons. Bridge is a 15-year veteran of the coaching ranks.

Jason Swepson will lead the Wolfpack's talented group of running backs after serving in that same position at BC for the past eight years. Under Swepson's guidance, an Eagle back rushed for 1,000 yards in each of his first five season at the school. He has been in coaching for 15 years.


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