Monday, February 27, 2012
Brooks Bollinger to be the QB coach
It's been rumored for awhile, but former Wisconsin and NFL quarterback Brooks Bollinger is the new Pitt QB coach. The 32-year old North Dakota native was the starting quarterback for Wisconsin in 2002 when Paul Chryst was the tight ends coach. In his college career, he threw for 5,511 yards, 36 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions, while also rushing for 1,850 yards and 26 touchdowns. A former 6th round pick of the NY Jets, Bollinger played for six seasons in the NFL, playing in 21 games and starting 10. His last two seasons of professional football were with the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. Most recently he was the head football coach for Hill-Murray HS in St. Paul, Minnesota. Bollinger becomes the sixth Chryst hire with Wisconsin ties, but two of those, Bob Bostad and Eddie Faulkner, left the program already for other jobs.