Coach Schmitt takes some time out to discuss the teams expectations in the final game against Wagner
Pivotal game in NEC title picture to kick off at Noon
Final home game for 16 DU seniors
Nine-game home win streak on line against resurgent Pioneers
Defeat snaps DU's NEC win streak at seven
Niel Loebig, who served on Duquesne's coaching staff from 2006 through 2010, returns to the Bluff as passing game coordinator and receivers coach.
Loebig spent last season as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator at Lely High School in Naples, Fla. after he and his family briefly relocated to the Sunshine State.
Loebig, who has helped two former DU quarterbacks to NCAA FCS top 15 pass efficiency ratings (Scott Knapp 5th in 2006 and Kevin Rombach 13th in 2007), served a quarterbacks coach from 2006-09. He added the title of passing game coordinator prior to the 2009 season as was named offensive coordinator in 2010.
One of a select group of players at all NCAA levels to throw for over 10,000 yards and 100 touchdowns, Loebig led the Dukes to four consecutive MAAC titles, (2001-04) and a I-AA Mid-Major National Championship in 2003. He is the only Duquesne four-time first team All-MAAC player and only player in school history to throw for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns in four seasons.
After finishing at Duquesne, Loebig entertained offers from arenafootball2 teams prior to going into private business with his family and eventually into coaching.
Loebig, 30, who received his degree in education in 2005, is married former DU soccer letterman Lindsay O'Connell. They have a son, Beckham Brees Loebig, who was born in April.