Week two of Oregon State Spring Football is well underway and the battles for starting positions are in the early stages. New coaches like Offensive Coordinator Brian Lindgren are getting to know the players....how they practice and their commitment to getting better. During this interview Lindgren chats about the Quarterbacks, the running backs and Wide Receivers. One player who is intriguing is 5'5' 137 pound speedster Champ FLemings who could be a returner or more. Here is Lindgren's bio courtesy of the Oregon State Athletic Department.
LINDGREN FILESpouse: BradeeChildren: Bronson, Brooks and BlakeEducation: Idaho, bachelor’s degree in business marketing (2004); Northern Arizona, master’s degree in educational leadership (2007)Hometown: Walla Walla, WashingtonNOTABLES: Top 10 – Athlon Sports top-10 offensive coordinator hires in 2013.110 – combined school records set by former Colorado quarterbacks Sefo Liufau and current signal-caller Steven Montez.134 – Number of passing and receiving team and individual records broke in 2016.27 – Number of passing and receiving team records broke in 2013 at San Jose StateFinalist – Quarterback Coach of the Year by Footballscoop.com in 2013Top 20 – Twice Northern Arizona finished in the top 20 for offense while he was the OC3 – Number of times he was named to the academic all-league team as a student-athlete9 – Washington HS prep record for passing touchdowns in one game that he set as a player OREGON STATE (2017-Present)
- Appointed Dec. 7, 2017 at offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach
- Part of OSU’s first recruiting class with head coach Jonathan Smith
- Second stint with Pac-12 program
- Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks coach
- Coached Buffaloes to the 2016 Alamo Bowl; the program’s first in nine seasons
- Pac-12 South Division Champions in 2016 at 8-1.
- Athlon Sports top-10 offensive coordinator hires in 2013.
- Finalists for the Quarterback Coach of the Year by Footballscoop.com in 2013
- Former Colorado quarterbacks Sefo Liufau and current signal-caller Steven Montez combined to set 110 school records.
SAN JOSE STATE (2012)
- Offensive coordinator/Quarterbacks coach
- Team went 11-2 for most wins in over 70 years.
- Won the Military Bowl in the program’s first postseason game in six years
- The Spartans broke 27 passing and receiving records.
- QB David Fales and TE Ryan Otten earned All-American honors.
NORTHERN ARIZONA (2006-11)
- 2009-11 Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
- 2008 Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks
- 2007 Running Backs
- 2006 Receivers (graduate assistant)
- NAU finished in the top 20 in the FCS for offense twice
- RB Zach Bauman 2011 Big Sky Conference First Team
- C Kris Poindexter 2010 All-American
- Ranked fifth in the Football Championships Subdivision (FCS) for total offense and passing offense.
- WR Ed Berry earned All-American honors in 2009 and QB Michael Herrick was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award.
- RBs Lionel Scott and Alex Henderson were Big Sky Conference
- Lumberjacks led FCS in scoring and total offense in 2006
- WR Alex Watson consensus All-American in ‘06
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS2016 Pac-12 South BOWL GAMES2016 Alamo Bowl2012 Military Bowl PLAYING EXPERIENCEIdaho2001-03 QuarterbackThree-time Sun Belt Conference Academic teamKathy Clark Scholar-Athlete Award for top Idaho GPA for graduating seniors6,541 career yards with 44 touchdowns as a three-year starterIdaho record 6 TD passes in 48-38 win over San Diego State