D-II and D-III semifinal pairings
Here's the quick look ahead to the games on Saturday December 10th.
In D-II. Delta State will travel to play Pitt State and Wayne State will travel to Winston Salem.
In D-III. Wisconsin Whitewater will play St. Thomas and Wesley will play Mount Union.
RG3 went wild today against Texas' defense. Check out the highlights in the video below.
Phillip Montgomery, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, has done a great job working with Griffith for the past few years. Montgomery is a finalist for both our Offensive Coordinator of the Year and Quarterbacks Coach of the Year.
8 pick-6s this season
Southern Miss set an FBS record today with their 8th pick-six. See video below.
Dan Disch (defensive coordinator / safeties) and Grady Brown (corners) are doing a great job and are finalists for our Defensive Backs Coach of the Year. See all of the Finalists here.
Rich Rod getting started at Arizona
Rich Rod was introduced today to the crowd at Arizona's home basketball game.
On the coaching front, we hear that he is "getting the band back together". We hear several guys that have coached with Rich previously will begin to show up next week in Arizona. We'll keep you posted as to who is coming and who isn't on The Scoop.
Gary Patterson congratulates the team
Once again, TCU is the Mountain West champion.
7-0 in conference, 10-2 overall. Not a bad season for the Horned Frogs. Their two losses were at Baylor in that week 1 thriller and a 40-33 OT loss vs. SMU.
After today's win over UNLV, Gary Patterson had these words for his guys.
UAB hires Garrick McGee
As we told you, UAB was looking to move fast.
This morning, we have learned that UAB has reached agreement with Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee to become their next head coach. McGee has been at Arkansas four seasons, serving as offensive coordinator the last two.
Over the past few years, Bobby Petrino has been very supportive of McGee following his dream of becoming a head football coach. McGee has been considered by athletic directors at at least 10 other programs over the past few years.
Prior to his time at Arkansas, McGee he spent four seasons at Northwestern (including two as OC). Prior to that he was at Toledo for a season and before that he was in the league as a quality control / assistant for Bobby Petrino with the Jags.
McGee played quarterback for two seasons at Arizona State (coached by Petrino) and then spent two more seasons as the quarterback at Oklahoma.
Update> Statement from Bobby Petrino released on Arkansas's website:
"I want to congratulate Garrick McGee on becoming the head football coach at UAB. I have enjoyed watching Garrick progress throughout his career and I am excited to see him get this opportunity. Garrick has been with me as a player and an assistant coach and I thank him for being a big part of everything we have been able to build here at Arkansas. The guidance he has provided our offense and quarterbacks the past four seasons has been immeasurable. Garrick grew up the son of a coach and is a natural teacher and leader. He will have a solid plan for the football program at UAB and the dedication to carry it out. Garrick, Tiffany and the entire McGee family leave with my gratitude for a job well done with the Razorbacks, and best wishes for continued success at UAB."
Some title game action mixed in with season finales.
All times are eastern.
Conference USA Championship Game: Southern Miss at Houston - 12 - ABC
Connecticut at Cincinnati - 12 - ESPN
Syracuse at Pittsburgh - 12 - ESPN2
Iowa State at Kansas State - 12:30 - FSN
Wyoming at Colorado State - 2 - MTN
UNLV at TCU - 2:30 - Versus
Texas at Baylor - 3:30 - ABC
SEC Championship Game: Georgia at LSU - 4 - CBS
BYU at Hawaii - 7:30 - ESPN2
ACC Championship Game: Clemson at Virginia Tech - 8 - ESPN
Big Ten Championship Game: Michigan State at Wisconsin - 8 - FOX
Fresno State at San Diego State - 8 - CBSSN
Oklahoma at Oklahoma State - 8 - ABC
Video: D-III Quarterfinals
Once again, we've got Pat Coleman, executive editor of D3football.com, on to talk about the games this weekend.
Quality stuff from Pat as always. Remember to check D3football.com on Saturday for scores and analysis.