Sources tell FootballScoop, former Nevada head coach Brian Polian is a candidate for the Bowling Green head coaching position and will have his second interview today. Polian currently serves as special teams coordinator for the undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Polian, the son of longtime NFL executive and Hall of Famer Bill Polian, has overseen special teams most of his coaching career. From 2005 – 2009 while at Notre Dame, 2010 & 11 at Stanford, 2012 at Texas A&M and since 2017 at Notre Dame again Polian has coached Special Teams and often carried or assisted another position group (sometimes on defense sometimes on offense) as well.
At Nevada, Polian came in after legendary Nevada head coach Chris Ault stepped down. Polian effectively transitioned that program to a new style of play, winning seven games in both 2014 and 2015. In four years as head coach the Wolfpack won 23 games on Polian’s watch.
Bowling Green’s search has been more of a traditional search this time vs. how they hired Mike Jinks last time we are told. Sources have told FootballScoop, Polian has been a candidate since Day 1. We hear additional candidates remain involved with the search; and understand AD Bob Moosbrugger values leadership, winning experience and positive energy and influence on the program among the key qualities he is searching for in his next head coach.
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