Former Washington State and NFL quarterback Timm Rosenbach was hired Tuesday as New Mexico State's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, one of eight assistants named by new head coach DeWayne Walker.
Dale Lindsey, defensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers
from 2002-03, was named assistant head coach and linebackers coach.
Walker also hired Jason Lenzmeier as offensive line coach, R.
Todd Littlejohn as cornerbacks coach, Keith Murphy as receivers and
special teams coach, Mike Rutenberg as safeties coach, Gary Uribe
as football strength and conditioning coach and Jesse Williams as
defensive line coach.
Earnest Wilson, who has coached NMSU's running backs since 2005
under former coach Hal Mumme, was retained by Walker for the same
"Everything is about fitting and scheming," Walker said. "I
had to have guys on the staff that all have the same vision and
that can work well together. I believe we have that now."
Rosenbach has coached quarterbacks at Washington State since
2003 and before that was Eastern Washington's offensive coordinator
from 2001-02. He played four years with the NFL's Arizona Cardinals
in the 1990s.
Walker, hired for the New Mexico State job in December after
three seasons as UCLA's defensive coordinator, knows Rosenbach's
work from the Bruins' recent matchups with Washington State.
"We used to bump heads in the Pac-10," Walker said. "I have
always admired his work offensively, along with his work ethic. He
is the guy that has experience calling the plays and running the
offense, however, I will have my hand in it."