Post-Practice: DL Coach Larry McDaniel (Aug. 15, 2014)
Coach McDaniel Mic'd Up
Larry McDaniel - Spring Practice 4/1/14
Spent 2011-13 as defensive line coach at Bowling Green State University.
A four-year starter (1989-92) at nose tackle and a senior captain with the Hoosiers. McDaniel graduated in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in business management.
Three of his BGSU defensive linemen have either been drafted or signed as undrafted free agents over the past two seasons.
Chris Jones was selected in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans and is currently a starter for the New England Patriots.
Ted Ouellet (Green Bay Packers) and Jairus Campbell (Baltimore Ravens) signed free agent deals.
Bowling Green won the 2013 MAC Championship, played in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl and finished the season with a 10-4 record.
The Falcons defense recorded 30 sacks, led by Ouellet's 6.5. He added 32 tackles, eight tackles for loss and seven quarterback hurries en route to second team all-conference honors.
BGSU's defensive line was one of the strongest and deepest units in the MAC, holding opponents to a league-best 150.6 yards per game on the ground.
In 2012, Bowling Green finished 10th in the country with 38 sacks. Jones was eighth nationally with 12.5 sacks and tied for 11th with 19 tackles for loss.
Jones made 61 tackles and seven sacks in 13 starts as a rookie with the Patriots. He (first team) and Ouellet (third team) both earned a spot on the 2012 All-MAC team. Jones was also a first team All-America selection by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).
In McDaniel's first season with BGSU, Jones led the MAC with 8.5 sacks, and earned first team all-league honors, adding 14.0 tackles for loss. In all, the front four had 16 sacks.
Prior to BGSU, McDaniel spent eight seasons at Kent State University (2003-10), four at Ball State University (1999-2002), one at Southwest Missouri State University (1998) and one at Indiana (1997).
Helped coach Roosevelt Nix to the 2010 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Award, the first freshman in MAC history to win the honor. Nix was also named a first team Freshman All-American by Sporting News, Rivals.com, Phil Steele, CollegeFootballNews.com and the FWAA.
Kent State's defense finished third in the MAC in points allowed (22.9) and first in total yards (306.7), while recording a school record 35 sacks (KSU had 33 sacks in 2009).
Coached the defensive tackles in his first two seasons at Ball State, then assumed responsibility for the entire defensive line his final two years. The Cardinals were MAC West Division tri-champions in 2001.
At Southwest Missouri State University, McDaniel tutored the tight ends and was the assistant recruiting coordinator.
Worked as a graduate assistant at IU in 1997 after he served as an assistant strength coach at the school the previous summer.
A native of St. Louis, Mo., McDaniel was in private business for four years before joining the coaching ranks at his alma mater.
Larry has two daughters, Lauren (14) and Shelby (11), and one son, Mac (8).
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