The Nevada Wolf Pack have reshaped their coaching staff for the 2016 season. On Wednesday, the Wolf Pack announced that they have signed Tim Cramsey to become the Wolf Pack's new offensive coordinator and quarterback's coach. The school also announced that Marc Nudelberg will be the new special team's coordinator and offensive assistant though what his role will be on offense has yet to be determined.
Cramsey, who played quarterback at New Hampshire from 1995-1998, was an offensive assistant at New Hampshire from 2003-2011 and during that time he worked under former Oregon and Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly while Kelly was the head coach at New Hampshire. After his stint in New Hampshire, Cramsey spent the 2012 season as an assistant at Florida International (his lone year working for a FBS school) before becoming the Bobcats offensive coordinator where in three seasons as the offensive coordinator at Montana State, the Bobcats averaged 37.6 points and 475 yards of total offense per game and in 2015 the Bobcats offense was one of the best in the FCS as they averaged 41.9 points (3rd in the FCS) and 520 yards of total offense (4th in the FCS) per game.
"We are looking forward to him putting his system in place" Wolf Pack head coach Brian Polan said of Cramsey in a statement about the new hire. Polian also went on to say that" We will continue to do the things we do well but Tim will have the freedom to install the concepts he has been successful with as we work to grow our offense".
Nudelberg spent 2015 as the Florida Gators quality control coach for the special teams and before that was at Cincinnati from 2013-2014 where he worked his way up from a graduate assistant to the special team's coordinator and tight ends coach and developed a reputation as a solid recruiter. Nudelburg is a Florida State alum and got his start in Tallahassee working his way up from a student equipment manager to becoming a member of the Seminoles coach staff working first with Bobby Bowden and current Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher. Polian said that "Marc is one of the finest young special team's coaches in the country and we are excited about his arrival in Reno." Polian also said that" Marc will bring great energy as a coach and I have confidence he will be a terrific recruiter".
The changes on the offensive staff are much needed to inject some life in an offense that was ranked 86th in the nation in 2015. Despite Nevada averaging 210.6 rushing yards per game and having a pair of a 1,000 yard rushers, the Wolf Pack's passing offense struggled and at most times was non-existent. The Wolf Pack averaged only 164.5 passing yards a game in 2015 which was 113th in the nation. It is of high importance for Nevada to improve in this facet of the game in order for Nevada to seriously contend in the Mountain West in 2016.