Feb. 7—GRAND FORKS — The UND football program will have a new-look offensive staff in 2024 after the departures of offensive coordinator Danny Freund and offensive line coach Joe Pawlak.
On Wednesday, Fighting Hawks head coach Bubba Schweigert, speaking for the first time to the media about the coaching moves, said he’s excited about the direction of the offense.
“It’s exciting when you see that you helped develop coaches other programs would like to hire,” Schweigert said. “We have a guy who was here 13 years and five years … decided to move on. We have the opportunity to bring new ideas and new people in to our program who can bring a real spark.”
Freund left Grand Forks to join South Dakota State
, the two-time defending FCS national champions.
Pawlak left to join Montana
, the team the Jackrabbits beat in this year’s FCS championship game.
hiring Grand Forks native Jake Landry
as offensive coordinator,
Landry left the job after less than a week to take the same role at North Dakota State
. After Landry’s move, UND announced the
addition of Winona State offensive coordinator Isaac Fruechte
, who also spoke to the Grand Forks media Wednesday for the first time in person.
“There are so many exciting things going on in our program,” Schweigert said. “With our facilities that are going to be improved and getting to bring new coaches in with new ideas who can improve our program … change can be a real positive thing. I’m excited about it. I got to sit in on offensive meetings the last few days and see the new ideas and concepts that can help our football program. I think that’s really exciting.”
Fruechte has indicated previously there won’t be wholesale changes
to UND’s offensive scheme, and he went into further detail in his initial press conference.
“The most important thing is to figure out exactly what we…
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Publish date : 2024-02-08 01:32:00
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