Boise State has lost another offensive coordinator as Eliah Drinkwitz was hired by N.C. State for the same position. Drinkwitz was the offensive coordinator for one year with the Broncos taking over for Mike Sanford who left for the same job at Notre Dame.
Drinkwitz was promoted from tight ends coach in 2014 to offensive coordinator in 2015, and he previously was with Bryan Harsin at Arkansas State as their offensive coordinator.
"We would like to thank Coach Drinkwitz for his contributions to the success of the Boise State football team the last two seasons, and we wish him and his family nothing but the best going forward," Harsin said in a statement.
Boise State has had a run of coordinators and will be on their sixth offensive coordinator in seven years. The previous coordinators were Harsin whose final year was in 2010, Brent Pease in 2011, Robert Prince was a multi-year coach from 2012 and 2013, then Sanford and most recently Drinkwitz.
The offense has been solid under each coordinator each year with the exception of Prince's first year where the offense was 68th in 2012, but outside of that it was top 20 nationally with a peak of No. 2 in 2010, and last year Drinkwitz led the Broncos offense to 15th in the nation and with a true freshman quarterback.
The Wolf Pack liked what they say in Drinkwitz from his success and who he coached with over the years.
"Eli is one of the bright and innovative offensive minds in our game, and I'm excited to have him join our staff," said NC State head football coach Dave Doeren. "He comes from great pedigree having worked for Gus Malzahn at both Auburn and Arkansas State, while at Boise State he worked with Brian Harsin (head coach) and Mike Sanford (former Stanford assistant and current Notre Dame OC). He has learned and been able to blend some of the most successful offensive styles in the game and he'll bring an exciting style to NC State."
Drinkwitz replaces Matt Canada, who was dismissed after three seasons at N.C. State. The Wolfpack went 7-6 in 2015 and finished 42nd in scoring offense and were 57th in total offense.
As of now there is no info on who will be the next offensive coordinator.