Friday, July 30, 2010

Ryan Bolland Arrives

The Gulf Stream helps Sweden maintain a relatively mild climate despite its northerly latitude.

But not so much today, as it rained all day, way to moderate!

Ryan Bolland on Copenhagen's Nyhavn

The "Big Deal-of-the-Day" was the arrival of Ryan in Denmark. Actually he arrived last night while we were at practice and spent the night in the Danish capital.

I met him at his hotel at 8:30 a.m. today with the idea of showing him some of Copenhagen's highlights. Unfortunately, the unexpected rain cut our visit short so we went to Plan B and got on the 10:43 a.m. train to Hässleholm.

The reason that Ryan was coming to H-town was to help coach our wide receivers and defensive backs during the last three weeks of the Hurricanes' season. I am really looking forward to his help and youthful enthusiasm!

I first met Ryan at Buena H.S. in Ventura, California where I spent three seasons as a defensive coordinator. Ryan was versatile player for us during the 2002-03 seasons as he played Free Safety, Strong Safety, Linebacker and Long Snapper.

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, he embarked on his teaching/coaching career having spent the last two years in Mississippi working in Jackson while earning a Masters degree from the University of Mississippi.

Now he joins the Hurricanes to experience the uniqueness of coaching American football in Europe.

Welcome to Sweden!

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