Michigan State football landed an ideal candidate for its next offensive line coach in former Colorado assistant Chris Kapilovic.
It’s tough to say Mel Tucker has done much wrong since coming to East Lansing except for being front-and-center for two big sporting events (Michigan State hockey vs. Michigan and basketball vs. Maryland) which ended up being losses.
Other than that, Mel has been involved in nothing but positives and he continues that positive momentum with the hiring of offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic from Colorado.
Fans may not know much about Kapilovic, but he helped turn around one of the worst offensive lines in the country in 2019. He was in the unfortunate position of being Larry Fedora’s offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator during a time when North Carolina’s defense caused the downfall of the program and his regime — he helped produce Mitch Trubisky.
Kapilovic had one of the best offensive lines in the country at North Carolina in 2012 and while he was at Southern Mississippi, his group helped pave the way for school records on offense.
There’s a reason Colorado had a major turnaround along its offensive line in 2019, and that was due to Kapilovic’s coaching. This is an elite hire along the offensive line and undoubtedly an upgrade from what Michigan State had in Jim Bollman who was nearing retirement.
Kapilovic turned down multiple job offers this offseason to stay with Colorado assuming Tucker would be back, but with his departure, he decided to join him in East Lansing.
Michigan State’s staff is officially four members strong with Ron Burton, Mike Tressel and now Kapilovic joining Tucker. It’s taking shape quite nicely.