Stanford hires Roman to coach offensive line


Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Stanford named Greg Roman its offensive line coach Tuesday. He will replace Chris Dalman, who resigned last week.

Roman, 36, who's coached 13 years in the NFL, most recently was an assistant offensive line coach for Baltimore Ravens from 2006-07. He also spent four seasons with the Houston Texans, where he oversaw tight ends (2002-03) and quarterbacks (2004-05). Roman began his coaching career with the Carolina Panthers, serving as a defensive and offensive assistant coach from 1995-01.

"Coach Roman brings a wealth of expertise in many different areas, something that is difficult to find," coach Jim Harbaugh said in a statement. "He has a track record of developing NFL players at many different positions and helping them reach their potential."

A native of Ventnor, N.J., Roman was a defensive lineman at John Carroll University from 1990-93.