Today it was announced that former Boise State quarterback, Bush Hamdan, would be returning to the Broncos in the capacity of offensive coordinator and QBs coach.

This ends months of speculation about who Dirk Koetter’s eventual replacement would be. It had been affirmed by coach Avalos several weeks ago that the new offensive coordinator would be in place prior to the early signing day, which is next week.

A player at Boise State from 2004-2008, it was actually he–not Kellen Moore–that was initially presumed to be the starter for the 2008 season until an injury to his hand. After leaving Boise State, Hamdan got into coaching right away, beginning his career at Colorado as a student assistant. He spent time at Maryland, Sacramento State, and Florida before being named co-OC and QB coach at Arkansas State, under Harsin. From there, his most notable stops include, most recently, three seasons at Mizzou, preceded by two stints with the Washington Huskies, and one year as Matt Ryan’s QB coach for the Atlanta Falcons in the 2017 season.

In Hamdan’s first stay in Seattle, Coach Pete entrusted him to be an offensive quality control specialist and eventually quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator. When he returned to Washington in 2018, he became a full-fledged offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. In his first year in that role, the Huskies won the Pac-12 and made the College Football Playoff. The Huskies averaged 414 yards per game that season.

At his most recent coaching stop, Mizzou, under former Boise State offensive coordinator, Eli Drinkwitz, Hamdan was the wide receivers and quarterbacks coach from 2020-2021. During the 2022 season, he was exclusively the quarterbacks coach but was upgraded to calling plays toward the end of the season. This has led to some consternation among Missouri fans.

If the disappointment of an SEC fanbase in losing him isn’t encouraging, I don’t know what is. Welcome home, Bush Hamdan, and good luck!