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Former Syracuse football offensive coordinator Tim Lester named quarterbacks coach at Purdue

first_imgFormer Syracuse offensive coordinator Tim Lester has been named Purdue’s next quarterbacks coach, according to a release.Lester served as the Orange’s quarterbacks coach from 2013 until his firing at the end of this past season. He was promoted to offensive coordinator five games into the 2014 season when previous offensive coordinator George McDonald was demoted to wide receivers coach. Lester continued working with the quarterbacks after his promotion.In his first full season as SU’s offensive coordinator, Lester introduced the hybrid position, which provided an extra dimension to Syracuse’s offense. He also juggled an injury situation that forced SU to play four different quarterbacks. The Orange averaged 27.2 points and 319.9 yards per game in 2015 with 15 rushing touchdowns and 19 passing touchdowns.Sean Lewis and Mike Lynch will replace Lester as co-offensive coordinators under newly hired head coach Dino Babers. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Related Stories Shafer explains decision to demote McDonald, promote LesterBlum: Tim Lester shows leadership ability in difficult QB situationSyracuse coaching update: Offensive and defensive coordinators, among others, to join Orange Published on December 28, 2015 at 5:45 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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