The new football coach at the University of Dubuque plans to install a physical style of play. Stan Zweifel spent this past season as the offensive coordinator at Minnesota State-Mankato and helped lead the Mavericks to the Division-two national playoffs. Zweifel says he became interested in the job in part because of his long-term friendship with Dubuque athletic director Dan Runkle.
Zweifel says the new facilities at the school will be a selling point. He says a place to play and watch the game and then the fitness center next to the stadium rank them in the top five in the country for facilities.
In the age of the spread offense Zweifel is a disciple of a more traditional, balanced attack. Minnesota State averaged 178 yards of rushing and 178 yards of passing last season. Zweifel says it doesn’t matter where you are at, the ability to win a conference championship and advance is done by running. He says he likes statistics as much as anyone, but when the day is over, he wants to have a win.
Zweifel replaces Vince Brautigam, who was fired after the Spartans poosted a 2-8 record in his eighth and final year at the helm.