Jim Bollman Has a New Job

By Jason Priestas on January 6, 2012 at 4:21p

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dbit's picture

That article seems enthusiastic.  I feel bad.

BTwrestle04's picture

Yeah, I see some BC fans on twitter who like the hire. #Uninformed

bassplayer7770's picture

OL coach and Running Game Coordinator, so I guess it's good that he isn't an OC again...

poop's picture

I figured he was going to be collecting cans along Lane Avenue. Pretty good recovery if you ask me.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Bollman is being introduced at a news conference right now:

Whosisbrew's picture

Running game coordinator? I can explain the future of the Boston College running game with a fake movie title.


Irricoir's picture

Good luck Coach Bollman. I don't know how much of the burden should be placed on you for this year but thank you for your service for the last 10. I may have cursed you in anger during our poor performances last year but now that your gone, I understand that it was never your intentions to have us perform that poorly. Was it your coaching or our youth at the skill positions? I don't know but now it is irrelevant. I hope everyone can let it go and wish you the best wherever you go.

After re-reading, I guess it doesn't sound like the most eloquent of sentiments but it is the best I can muster.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Well put. The thing I think I'll miss most is that wonderful feeling of SURPRISE every time a pass was completed.

Northbrook's picture

Outstanding Irricoir. That is a sentiment I can get behind.

RB's picture

I thought those BC guys were supposed to be smart.  Not so much I guess.  Bollman should be teaching math and coaching JV high school football.  Linked article states he tutured 10 NFL lineman.  What they don't mention is the fact that they never progressed from HS while at OSU and they got to the NFL based upon raw talent and not skills developed under Bollman.  Mangold being the excpetion, who was just that good.  


SonOfBuckeye's picture

After the 2008 USC game, some commenter summarized Bollman's OL training program as "slow 'em down and fatten 'em up."  Sad to think how much talent he squandered.

I'm almost more excited about about Herman and Warriner taking over OC/OLC duties than about the small army of top recruits that are coming to Columbus.

onetwentyeight's picture

Makes sense. Massachusetts has a significant coastline in the upper Atlantic. 


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bucknut24's picture

I can't believe someone hired him especially so soon.

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

I may be in the minority, but I'm glad he landed on his feet. I wasn't happy with him the last few years, but he along with many of the old coaching staff were responsible for an incredible ten year run in TOSU football history (one that began with my freshman year @ TOSU).

Congrats Coach Bollman. 



BTwrestle04's picture

^ minority is an understatement. Especially around these parts.

NW Buckeye's picture

You may be in the minority, but if so, I am there with you.  Good Luck Coach Bollman. 

dancorona5's picture

I feel like we saw just how great a coach Tressel was this year. without him, nothing was the same. play calling and special teams especially.  

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I'm glad he landed on his feet, too.  I'm glad he's not here, and I'm glad he's elsewhere. 

Class of 2010.

mastermiind's picture

alex boone is the quintessential example of bollman coaching. he was a can't miss blue chip all american in high school before bollman coached him. he was an awful college player under bollman's tutelage. today, he's the starting left tackle for the playoff-bound 49ers now that he's away from bollman.


BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

Yea, being an alcoholic didnt have anything to do with it at all.

Gimme a break.

William's picture

Didn't he get tased on top of a car while going on a drunk rampage in SoCal?

Alex Boones Liver's picture

I can corfirm just that William.  Over the years we have see Bollman's  coaching(I use that term loosely) and lack of talent development becoming an ongoing pattern.  When Shugarts, Brewster, and Adams were all recruited they were listed as 5 stars.  Brewster had a decent career, Shugarts has become a poster child for his well timed false starts, and do we really need to dig up the failures of Adams?  Bollman may not be DIRECTLY to blame, but he should have been a guiding force in the development of body and minds of superior recruits...did it happen? Nope.  My only wish for Jim Bollman is that he doubles up his headset cord as he fashions a noose to hang himself out of the pressbox window, as a single strand will not hold him.  Harsh?-sure, but I am happy I will never spend another saturday yelling"swan dive Bollman!" at the television as the cameras pans to the walrus.  Happy trails you clown.

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faux_maestro's picture

I sure hope they like Dave......

Your mom told me she wants a Dicken Cidar.

Bucks43201's picture

Not one snap has been played yet in the 2012 season, yet...every single ACC defense just got that much better.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

matti's picture

who cares he the most importnant thing is he is no longer coaching in columbus

Hootie159's picture

As a resident of Mass I feel for the Eagles...

Bucksfan's picture

The ACC is the only conference where running play action with no RB is good for 15 yards.

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

Dude followed orders. Play tight and safe. Let the D take over vs less talent in BIG. It worked until they played equal or more talent, which wasn't very often. He played the odds. If someone didn't hire him to coach I bet he would make it big in Vegas.

BuckeyeChris's picture

This... is essentially what I was saying last week when I speculated how successful JT and Bollman would have been at a place like Purdue, where most weeks they would have the lesser talent, and OL recruits arriving as 2 or 3 star players would be (ah-hem...) "coached up" to 1 star glory. 

yrro's picture

Yes, just like that massive recruiting advantage they enjoyed in Youngstown...

BuckeyeChief's picture

I'm glad he landed on his feet, and just as glad he's gone.

"2014 National Champions...deal with it!!!"

BuckeyeW's picture

With Bollman out, is Mike Holmgren the new Walrus in (Cleveland) town?

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

...At least until Holmgren collects his retirement spending money from Cleveland. I'm sure thats the only reason he took the job. another 4 years, he's gone and the Browns are still a mess. I miss Bud Carson.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

bassplayer7770's picture

In a pre-bowl interview, Bollman seemed truly thankful for his time at tOSU.  After watching that, I thought, "Okay, I'll give this guy another chance."  Then the bowl game happened...

I am just happy he is gone from tOSU.

dlcjmc7993's picture

Congrats B.C.!! Get used to having an underachieveing, incompetent coach.

Bollman rode on Tressel's coatails for 10 years, and was exposed for his inept coaching when he took over as O.C. when the Vest "resigned". 

Hey Bollman!!! How does it feel to get run out of town? 

Nitz25's picture

As a born-and-bred buckeye fan who's since moved to the Boston area and become a casual BC fan over the years, I'm not happy that Bollman will continue to impose his terrible playcalling/recruiting/coaching on a team for which i have a rooting interest. 

faux_maestro's picture

Your mom told me she wants a Dicken Cidar.