Darrell Hazell has announced the first six members of his coaching staff at Purdue.
Jim Bollman joins the Purdue staff after spending last season as the offensive line coach/running game coordinator at Boston College and the previous 11 years at Ohio State as the Buckeyes' offensive coordinator and line coach. A veteran of 36 years of coaching on the collegiate level, Bollman has taken part in 17 bowl games, including three BCS national championships. He was a member of the 2002 Ohio State coaching staff that became the first FBS program in history to finish 14-0 while winning the national championship with a 31-24 victory over Miami in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl. Under Bollman's offensive direction, OSU quarterback Troy Smith captured the 2006 Heisman Trophy and also was feted with the Walter Camp Award, Davey O'Brien Award, AP Player of the Year, Sporting News Player of the Year and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year his senior season. While at OSU, Bollman also mentored 15 linemen that went on to make NFL rosters, and he has worked with 29 overall players that have played professionally during his coaching career. He has worked on the coaching staffs of Jim Tressel (Ohio State), Dick Jauron (Chicago Bears), Ray Rhodes (Philadelphia Eagles), Nick Saben (Michigan State), George Welch (Virginia) and Tom Reed (Miami (Ohio) and N.C. State).
Quoting Coach Hazell -"I've had an opportunity to work closely with Coach Bollman for a number of years at Ohio State and I know he's among the top line coaches in the nation. With his background, expertise and proven track record, he has the credentials that matter with players and recruits."