December 24, 2008

Borges takes charge of San Diego State offense

Al Borges has been hired as offensive coordinator at San Diego State under new head coach Brady Hoke, has learned.

Borges, 53, didnʼt coach last year. He most recently was offensive coordinator at Auburn from 2004-07. He also has been offensive coordinator at Indiana (2002-03), California (2001), UCLA (1996-2000), Oregon (1995), Boise State (1993-94) and Portland State (1986-92).

Borges runs a West Coast-style offense, crediting Bill Walsh as a substantial influence on how he runs his scheme. Borges developed talent like UCLA quarterback Cade McNown and Auburn quarterback Jason Campbell, among others.

Borges was named Offensive Coordinator of the Year in 2005. In 1997 and 1998, Borges was a finalist for the Frank Broyles Award, given to the assistant coach of the year.

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