Boise State football has a new director of its high-scoring offense.
On Tuesday, coach Bryan Harsin announced tight ends coach Eliah Drinkwitz has been promoted to offensive coordinator, replacing Mike Sanford, who Harsin confirmed is leaving the program. Sanford is expected to be named Notre Dame offensive coordinator this week. The Broncos also named assistant strength and conditioning Lee Marks, a former Boise State running back, their new running backs coach. Kent Riddle, who was coaching running backs and special teams, will take over tight ends.
Drinkwitz, 31, was the running backs coach at Arkansas State in 2012 and 2013, serving as co-offensive coordinator under Harsin his final season in Jonesboro. He was a graduate assistant at Auburn in 2010 and 2011.
"There's always goals and dreams for your life, and visions you have for your life and what you're trying to accomplish, absolutely, to be an offensive coordinator is something I've always wanted to do, and to do it at Boise State is a great opportunity," said Drinkwitz, who will also coach the quarterbacks.
We profiled Drinkwitz in August here.
Marks was the running backs coach at South Dakota State in 2012 before joining Harsin's staff at Arkansas State and prior to that spent two seasons as a running back coach/graduate assistant at the University of Sioux Falls.
"It was always a goal of mine to get back here and be a coach — obviously being the running backs coach here is a dream come true," Marks said.
Harsin confirmed the Broncos have signed linebacker Durrant Miles, who initially signed two years ago, but is serving an LDS mission in Bolivia. Harsin noted the letter of intent took some time arriving in Boise because of the difficulty in reaching him.