Rob Reeves will serve as the offensive coordinator, while Jay Sawvel will be defensive coordinator
Trevor Olson is in his third year as an offensive graduate assistant and works primarily with the the offensive line. He previously worked in the Minnesota player personnel department in 2012.
Olson, who is a Richfield, Minn., native, played offensive tackle at Northern Illinois, where he started an NCAA-record 54 games during his career, which included four bowl games. He was a consensus All-Mid-American Conference selection each of his last two seasons. Olson earned national recognition on the preseason watch lists for the Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award. He was named a fourth-team All-American by Phil Steele in 2011.
Olson was a main reason why NIU ranked 11th nationally in both total offense and rushing offense in 2011 and why NIU ranked seventh in rushing in 2010. Off the field, Olson was a two-year member of the Team Leadership Council.
Olson earned his bachelor's degree in history from NIU in 2011.
Fleck Announces Coaching Staff
Football coach P.J. Fleck announced today the hiring of nine assistant coaches and four staff members.
Register Now For Feb. 1 Signing Day Social
Minnesota will host its 2017 Signing Day Social – the first under head coach P.J. Fleck – on Feb. 1 in the DQ Club Room at TCF Bank Stadium.
Murray Named All-Pro By Pro Football Focus
Eric Murray was recently named to the Pro Football Focus All-Pro team. Murray was the lone "Special Teamer" recognized by Pro Football Focus.