Quarterback has better grasp of the offense
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Stanford's Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football David Shaw has announced the hiring of Morgan Turner as the Cardinal's tight ends coach.
Among offensive coaching staff changes, Mike Sanford to coach QBs/WRs and Tavita Pritchard to coach RBs.
Media day interviews with players and coaches
Mike Bloomgren is in his third season at Stanford and first as the Andrew Luck Director of Offense. Bloomgren serves as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
Bloomgren joined the Cardinal staff as offensive line coach and run game coordinator in 2011 after spending four seasons with the New York Jets, where he served as assistant offensive coordinator (2010), offensive assistant (2009) and offensive quality control coach (2007-08).
Four of Bloomgren's five starting offensive linemen earned all-Pac-12 honors in 2012, including first-teamer David Yankey. Yankey was the winner of the league's 2012 Morris Trophy, given to most outstanding lineman in the Pac-12, as voted by the league's defensive linemen. The All-American was Stanford's first winner of the award since 2002, and moved to left tackle after starting 13 games in 2011 at left guard.
The Cardinal offensive line afforded 200-plus yards rushing in six games during the 2012 season, paving the way for record-breaking running back Stepfan Taylor. The Doak Walker Award semifinalist produced the best season of his career (109.29 yards/game) behind the most inexperienced offensive line of his career. Stanford's 37 combined career offensive line starts coming into 2012 ranked 103rd in the FBS.
Bloomgren's work with the offensive line in 2011, which included three first-year starters, played a pivotal role in providing protection for Heisman finalist Andrew Luck to complete over 70 percent of his passes and throw a school-record 37 touchdowns, in addition to compiling the third-highest rushing total in school annals. Stanford's ground game keyed an offense that ranked seventh nationally in scoring average at 43.2 points/game and eighth in total offense at 489.3 yards/game.
Right guard David DeCastro was a unanimous 2011 All-America selection and finalist for the Outland Trophy under Bloomgren's watch, while left tackle Jonathan Martin earned first team Walter Camp Football Foundation and American Football Coaches Association All-America honors. Yankey and Cameron Fleming were all-conference honorable mention selections in their first seasons of collegiate competition.
As run game coordinator, Bloomgren's play calling and schemes aided Stanford in compiling the third-highest single-season rushing output in school history with 2,738 yards.
Prior to joining the Jets, Bloomgren served as offensive coordinator at Delta State for the 2005 and 2006 seasons.
Bloomgren worked under both Mike Dubose and Dennis Franchione as a graduate assistant at Alabama from 1999-2001, helping the Tide to the 1999 Southeastern Conference championship. Bloomgren launched his coaching career as an undergraduate assistant for Bobby Bowden at Florida State, where the Seminoles captured a pair of ACC titles (1997-98) during his tenure.
A 1999 graduate of Florida State with a bachelor's degree in sports management, Bloomgren earned his master's degree in higher education from Alabama in 2001.
A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Mike and his wife, Lara, have two sons, Tyler and Parker.
The Bloomgren File
|2002-04||Catawba College||Co-Offensive Coordinator|
|2005-06||Delta State||Offensive Coordinator|
|2007-09||New York Jets||Offensive Quality Control|
|2009||New York Jets||Offensive Assistant|
|2010||New York Jets||Assistant Offensive Coordinator|
|2013||Stanford||Andrew Luck Director of Offense|