Thursday, February 14, 2013
Report: Saints to interview MSU's Roushar
By Adam Rittenberg
Michigan State fans unloaded on offensive coordinator Dan Roushar for much of last season, criticizing him for the Spartans' struggles to move the ball and score points.
Perhaps the Spartan backers who want Roushar out will get their wish.
The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reports Roushar will interview for the New Orleans Saints running backs coach position. The Saints are expected to move running backs coach Bret Ingalls to offensive line.
Former Kansas State coach Ron Prince and Maurice Carthon, a longtime NFL assistant, also are in the mix for the running back spot, according to the Times-Picayune.
A member of Mark Dantonio's coaching staffs since 2005, Roushar mentored Michigan State's offensive line from 2007-10 before being promoted to offensive coordinator the past two seasons. He worked alongside Saints head coach Sean Payton at Illinois in 1996.
Michigan State finished 95th nationally in total offense and 108th in scoring in 2012 after putting up much better numbers in Roushar's first season as coordinator (2011).