Larson Takes Over High-Powered UMD Offense

By KBJR News 1

August 21, 2013 Updated Aug 21, 2013 at 10:45 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- When Curt Wiese was hired to replace Bob Nielson as head coach of the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) football team, he knew he'd be needing a new offensive coordinator.

Enter Dan Larson.

Larson joins the Bulldogs this season in the role held previously by Wiese since 2008, but he says fans won't notice a huge change in UMD's offensive approach.

"His philosophy and my previous philosophy are really quite the same," Larson said. "There's just a little different personnel up here than where I was at previously, so things will be very similar. We will have some new wrinkles, though, that may be a bit different than what they've done the past couple years."

Larson spent the past five seasons as offensive coordinator at Macalaster, with the Scots setting program records for scoring and passing yards in the 2012 season.

He's also worked with Wiese before, that coming in 2003-04 at Marieta College where he served a pair of seasons as the Pioneers' strength and conditioning coach in addition to overseeing the running backs and punters.

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