Dalman resigns as Stanford's offensive line coach

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Stanford offensive line coach Chris Dalman has resigned, according to a release from the school, which cited Dalman's desire to "spend more time with his family" as the reason for the decision.

That's a big hit to the Stanford staff, considering the Cardinal offensive line was one of the Pac-10's best, leading a rushing attack that ranked third in the conference with 200 yards per game and surrendering just 21 sacks.

Dalman, a four-year starter at Stanford from 1989-1992, played seven years in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers. Prior to his return to Stanford as an assistant in 2007, he spent two seasons as an offensive line coach for the Atlanta Falcons.