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Chizik press conference transcript
LSU 12, Auburn 10
Sept. 8, 2012 | 11 AM CT | Starkville, Miss.
Auburn vs. Clemson Game Notes
At Temple, Loeffler guided the 9-4 Owls' offense that was seventh nationally in rushing averaging 256.5 yards per game and 39th nationally in scoring (30.6 ppg). Running back Bernard Pierce was sixth nationally in rushing, averaging 123.4 yards a game.
Loeffler spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons at Florida as the quarterbacks coach. He led a Florida quarterback unit that led the nation in pass efficiency (167.3) in 2009, after they passed for 3,305 yards for 28 touchdowns with just five interceptions. In his first season at Florida, the Gators ranked second in the SEC in passing offense with an average of 236.1 yards per game. Loeffler guided Tim Tebow in his final season at Florida, during which he passed for 2,895 yards and 21 touchdowns, finishing his senior year with a passing efficiency of 164.17. Tebow left Florida with five NCAA, 14 SEC and 28 UF records.
Loeffler spent the 2008 season with the NFL's Detroit Lions, where he guided a quarterback unit that threw for 2,960 yards.
For six seasons (2002-07), Loeffler coached the quarterbacks at Michigan, his alma mater, including second-round NFL draft pick Chad Henne, who became the first true freshman quarterback to lead his team to a Big Ten title and start in a BCS bowl game. Henne set school marks in career passing yards (9,715), touchdowns (87), completions (828) and attempts (1,387). Loeffler also helped develop John Navarre into Michigan's first All-Big Ten first-team quarterback since 1997. The quarterbacks he coached at Michigan have gone on to play in 302 regular-season NFL games, including 275 starts and four Super Bowl rings as pros.
Loeffler served as Central Michigan's quarterback coach for two seasons in 2000-01.
A quarterback for the Wolverines from 1993-96, Loeffler received his bachelor's degree in 1996. As a student and graduate assistant coach at Michigan, he worked with two future NFL quarterbacks in Tom Brady and Brian Griese and was part of the Wolverines' 1997 undefeated national championship season.
Loeffler, a native of Barberton, Ohio, and his wife Amie have two children, son Luke and daughter Alexis.
LOEFFLER FILE Year Coaching: 14th College: University of Michigan '98 (History) Hometown: Barberton, Ohio High School: Barberton Family: wife: Amie; children: Luke, Alexis
PLAYING University of Michigan (1993-96) - Quarterback
COACHING 2011--Temple, Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks 2009-10--Florida, Quarterbacks 2008--Detroit Lions, Quarterbacks 2002-07--Michigan, Quarterbacks 2000-01--Central Michigan, Quarterbacks 1998-99--Michigan, Graduate Assistant 1996-97--Michigan, Student Assistant