After a few days of speculation, Rice announced today that Mike Bloomgren will be their next head coach.
Bloomgren agreed to a five-year deal, and he takes over an Owls program that went 1-11 last year. The Owls last had a winning season in 2014-15, where they went 8-5 and won the Hawaii bowl.
Bloomgren has been on the Farm since 2011, where he’s coached the offensive line and been the team’s offensive coordinator.
Stanford is now tasked with replacing one of the architects of some of the best offensive lines in program history.
Read the full release on the Rice Owls website:
Welcome to the Owls, @mbloom11!— Rice Athletics (@RiceAthletics) December 6, 2017
Mike Bloomgren is our new @RiceFootball head coach!
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