The offense at Northwest Missouri State has been one of the most feared squads in NCAA Division-II football over the last decade. The man responsible for those touchdowns is leaving. Jim Svoboda is leaving his post as the Bearcats’ offensive coordinator to become the quarterbacks’ coach at UCLA. In the ten years Svoboda’s offense broke over 70 Northwest Missouri St., MIAA Conference and NCAA Division II records. They led the nation in scoring in 1998 and 2000 In ’98 and ’99 Northwest Missouri State won back-to-back Division II National Championships. This marks the first movement of any kind in head coach Mel Tjeerdsma’s coaching staff since taking over in Maryville in 1994. Offensive line coach Bart Tatum will take over the offensive coordinator vacancy.
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