The New York Giants have suffered a key loss to their offensive coaching staff as quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf is leaving after one season to become offensive coordinator for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Giants QB coach Danny Langsdorf headed for a reunion with Mike Riley at Nebraska. He'll be OC there after one year working with Eli Manning.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 30, 2014
Langsdorf was one of the new offensive coaches hired a year ago by the Giants when they set out to fix their "broken" offense. He was instrumental in helping quarterback Eli Manning master the new fundamentals and footwork required in the West Coast-based offense being installed by offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.
Manning just completed one of the best statistical seasons of his career, including a career-best 63.1 percent completion rate. Manning threw 30 touchdown passes, the second time he reached that mark in his career, and passed for 4,410 yards, the fourth 4,000-yard season of his career. His interceptions also dropped from a career-worst 27 in 2013 to 14 this season.
Prior to coming to the Giants Langsdorf had spent the previous nine years as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Oregon State University. Langsdorf worked for current Nebraska coach Mike Riley for five seasons at Oregon State.
Conor Orr of NFL.com reports that the Giants "will take a look outside" for a new quarterbacks coach.