Former Brigham Young University and Green Bay Packers quarterback Robbie Bosco has been named quarterback coach at Idaho State University, head coach Garth Hall announced Wednesday.
Bosco, who was cut from the Packers' roster this week after struggling with recurring shoulder injuries, will assume his coaching duties at ISU immediately."Robbie Bosco is more than just an outstanding quarterback who's had experience in an outstanding college program and worked in the pros," Hall said. "He's a young man that mentally really knows the game and I think he'll bring an expertise in terms of coaching quarterbacks and a dimension to our offense that's hard to duplicate."
Hall, beginning his first season at Idaho State, coached Bosco as an assistant under BYU head coach LaVel Edwards in 1984 when the Cougars went 13-0 and won the national collegiate football championship.
Bosco set 10 NCAA passing and total offense records during his three years at the Provo, Utah, school. He ended his college career third in all-time NCAA passing efficiency, completing 638 of 997 passes, or 64 percent, for 8,400 yards and 66 touchdowns.
He was taken in the third round of the 1986 National Football League draft by Green Bay, but injuries first suffered during the 1984 college season kept him from playing until this year in the preseason.
"It's unfortunate that his pro career is ended, but we're just extremely excited to have him here," Hall said.