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Coach Mac’s Coaching Staff

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    [h=3]Coach Mac’s Coaching Staff[/h]Introducting some members of the San Jose Spartan Staff
    December 10th
    New Buffs’ head coach Mike MacIntyre has indicated in his intial interviews that many of those coaches from his staff at San Jose State may be coming with him to Boulder (how different would the last seven years have been if Dan Hawkins had brought along his offensive coordinator, Chris Peterson?).
    Toward that end, below are some of the biographies of MacIntyre’s coaching staff at San Jose State.
    Note: These are all preseason biographies. They have not been updated to include the Spartans’ 10-2 regular season this fall.
    Brian Lindgren – Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks coach
    Brian Lindgren joined the San Jose State University football staff in March 2012 as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. He comes to the Spartans after spending six seasons as an assistant coach at Northern Arizona University.
    During the 2008 through 2011 seasons, he was the quarterbacks coach and called plays for the Lumberjacks’ offense that averaged just above 28 points and 410 yards of total offense a game. Nearly one of every four games since 2008, Northern Arizona scored 40 or more points. He was in charge of the passing game in 2008 and added the duties of offensive coordinator in 2009.
    In 2009 (fifth) and 2011 (20th), the Lumberjacks were ranked among the top-20 passing teams in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). During his first two seasons at Northern Arizona, Lindgren coached wide receivers (2006) and running backs (2007).The 2004 graduate of the University of Idaho was a first-team All-Sun Belt Conference quarterback during his playing days. He threw for 6,541 yards and 44 touchdowns in three seasons with the Vandals. His career passing marks still rank among the top-10 at the university and his completion percentage (61.0) and passing efficiency figure (136.0) are in the Vandals’ top-five. Heading into the 2012 season, Lindgren set and still holds a NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) single-game record for most total offense in a game by a sophomore with 657 yards against Middle Tennessee State in 2001.
    A Walla Walla, Wash., native, Lindgren has a master’s degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University. He began his coaching career in 2005 at the University of Redlands.
    In 2012 … This fall, San Jose State was 11th in the nation in passing offense, but only 102nd in rushing offense. The pass-oriented attack netted a ranking of 30th in total offense, and 26th in scoring offense.
    Kent Baer – Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers coach
    Kent Baer is in his fifth season on the San Jose State University football staff. After two seasons as the linebackers coach, he added the duties of defensive coordinator in 2010.
    In his four seasons with the Spartans, Baer’s teachings produced two 2010 freshman All-America linebackers in Keith Smith and Vince Buhagiar and a two-time second-team All-WAC selection in Justin Cole. Smith led all 2010 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) players in tackles and was the Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year. Cole began 2012 with the St. Louis Rams.
    San Jose State is the seventh FBS university in which he is the defensive coordinator. Baer’s best units excel at stopping the run. At Notre Dame in 2004, the Fighting Irish yielded just five rushing touchdowns and was third nationally in rushing defense. In 2002, Notre Dame was nationally ranked in scoring defense (9th), pass efficiency defense (10th), rushing defense (10th), and total defense (13th). Baer was recognized for the Irish’s rankings that season as a Frank Broyles Award finalist, recognizing the nation’s most outstanding assistant coach. Arizona State was seventh nationally in total defense in 1992.
    Baer has participated in eight bowl games and the 1986 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. He was Notre Dame’s interim head coach for the 2004 Insight Bowl. Three teams – Notre Dame in 2002 (17th), California in 1991 (8th) and Idaho in 1986 (16th) finished a season ranked in the Top-20 by the Associated Press.
    Among a select group of coaches to work at the three Bay Area FBS schools, he was at Stanford for four bowl games including the 2000 Rose Bowl during his seven seasons on the staff. The 2001 Cardinal led the Pac-10 in rushing defense – just the second Stanford unit to top the conference in that category. California won 17 of 23 games in his final two seasons there.
    The last 27 years, he has coached and coordinated the New Era Bowl in Japan. The game annually integrates top Japanese college players with selected American players and coaches.
    Baer was a standout linebacker at Utah State during the 1969 through 1972 seasons. He set a school record for total tackles, 116, a record that stood for 10 years. Baer graduated from Utah State in 1973 as a physical education and recreation major.
    In 2012 … The Spartans this fall were 19th in the nation in rushing defense, 52nd in passing defense, and 28th in total defense. San Jose State gave up only 21 points per game in 2012, good enough for 25th in the nation. SJSU was also fifth in the country in sacks, and 19th in tackles for loss.

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