The University of Northern Colorado did not get to play any football games in the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic and had scheduled only a couple of closed scrimmages this spring.

Nonetheless, coach Ed McCaffery is making major changes on the offensive side of the football, sources tell FootballScoop.

McCaffery is parting ways with offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin and running backs coach Lyle Moevao, per sources.

Baldwin arrived at UNC with deep ties already to McCaffery as well as the Elway football family. Baldwin had served as McCaffery’s wide receivers coach at Stanford.

He also had a bevy of other stops around college football, including most recently serving on the Oregon State staff for three seasons from 2015-17. After a couple years away from the game, Baldwin returned to help McCaffery atop the Bears program.

Like Baldwin, Moevao had previously served on the staff at his alma mater, Oregon State. He had coached with Mike Riley, the Beavers’ former long-time head coach, in the Alliance of American Football.

Moevao also served as the Bears’ recruiting coordinator.

Named head coach in December 2019, McCaffery is yet to officially coach his first game for the Bears.

Northern Colorado is set to open its 2021 season at Colorado Sept. 3.

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John Brice has covered college football, mostly in the SEC as well as covering Notre Dame and Ohio State, for more than 20 years. He's a former Tennessee Vols football sideline reporter and believes life should be spent traveling or planning the next trip.