According to a report, Stanford Cardinal assistant coach Mike Sanford will be joining Bryan Harsin’s staff at Boise State as offensive coordinator.
FootballScoop.com reported Wednesday that Sanford, 31, who has coached quarterbacks and wide receivers as well as coordinating recruiting for David Shaw with Stanford, will return to his alma mater as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Sanford graduated from Boise State in 2005, where he was a backup quarterback. Harsin, coincidentally, was also a Broncos backup from 1996-99. Harsin took the Boise State job after Chris Petersen left to go to Washington, which happened because Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian left for USC (the dominoes, they just keep falling).
Sanford was in his first year working with quarterbacks and receivers at Stanford. He was running backs coach in 2011-12 and added recruiting coordinator duties in 2012.
Sanford got into coaching right away after college, working as a graduate assistant at UNLV in 2005-06—where his father was head coach—before coming to Stanford as an offensive assistant in 2007-08. He spent a year coaching tight ends and fullbacks while also serving as recruiting coordinator at Yale in 2009 and was the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator at Western Kentucky in 2010.
The report said it was likely that Sanford would remain with the Cardinal through their Rose Bowl appearance on Jan. 1 before heading to Boise State.