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Tuesday September 23, 2008

Wake Forest (Defensive Staff): Wake Forest traveled to Florida State and proceeded to limit the Seminoles to 220 total yards while forcing 7 turnovers.  The Florida State offense gained less than 10 yards on 12 different possessions.  Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe commented after the 12-3 win, "'I don't know if we've ever played a better defensive game as far as forcing turnovers, making things happen.''

   Brad Lambert  (Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers)
   Ray McCartney (Defensive Tackles / Recruiting Coordinator)
   Tim Billings  (Defensive Backs)
   Keith Henry (Defensive Ends)
   Brad White (Defensive Graduate Assistant)
Prairie View A&M (Defensive Staff):  For the first time since 1964, the Prairie View Panthers are 3-0.  Head coach Henry Frazier's defense was dominant in the 49-15 win on the road over Mississippi Valley State.  The Panther's defense limited MVSU to only 186 total yards, recorded 7 sacks, and forced 4 turnovers.  How about these stats: Prairie View A&M is #1 in the nation in total defense, 3rd in rushing defense, 3rd in passing defense, and 4th in sacks.  This defensive staff is certainly worthy of recognition. 

   Heishma Northern  (Defensive Coordinator)
   Miles Brandon  (Defensive Line)
   John Pearce  (Linebackers)
   Antone Sewell  (Defensive Backs)
   Van Sallier  (Defensive GA)
   Jullian Keggins  (Defensive GA)
Minnesota (Offensive Staff): In the Golden Gophers 37-3 win over Florida Atlantic, the Minnesota offense amassed 441 total yards and only 1 turnover.  Only one year ago, the Minnesota offense recorded 7 turnovers against the same Florida Atlantic team.  Furthermore, the Gophers finished 19-24 passing and only reached 3rd down a total of 7 times in the game.  Offensive Coordinator Mike Dunbar is leading a unit that has only 2 turnovers on the entire season.

   Mike Dunbar  (Offensive Coordinator / Asst. Head Coach)
   Thomas Hammock (Running Backs)
   Derek Lewis (Tight Ends)
   George McDonald (Wide Receivers)
   Phil Meyer (Offensive Line)
   Jim Jackson (Offensive Graduate Assistant)
   Greg Roskos (Offensive Quality Control)
Ball State (Offensive Staff): Earlier this summer, FootballScoop highlighted Ball State offensive coordinator Stan Parrish.  Read our write-up http://www.footballscoop.com/?p=219 .  Not surprisingly, the Cardinals are 4-0 after a 42-20 road victory over Indiana.  Overcoming a mid-game career ending injury to the nation's leading receiver, Dante Love, the Cardinals earned their first victory over a BCS conference school in twenty years.  Parrish's offense racked up 224 rushing yards and 239 passing yards.  Love suffered a cervical spine fracture and spinal cord injury which required surgery to stabilize the fracture. He is currently moving all four extremities.

   Stan Parrish (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
   Eddie Faulkner (Running Backs)
   Darrell Funk (Offensive Guards and Centers)
   Jeff Hecklinski (Wide Receivers / Recruiting Coordinator)
   John Powers (Offensive tackles / tight ends)
   Brad Wilson (Offensive Graduate Assistant)
Georgia (Offensive Staff): Let's not overlook the great job achieved by the Georgia offensive staff.  The Bulldogs traveled to Arizona State and quite frankly whooped the Sun Devils.  The Bulldogs racked up 461 yards including 149 rushing yards from Knowshon Moreno.  Most importantly, the Bulldogs allowed only 1 sack and had 0 turnovers.

   Mike Bobo (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
   Tony Ball  (Running Backs)
   Stacy Searles (Offensive Line)
   John Lilly (Tight Ends)
   John Eason (Wide Receivers)
Nebraska-Kearney: In the 37-0 win over Adams State, the Nebraska-Keaney defense allowed only 50 total yards on the day.  UNK recorded 8 sacks and limited Adams State to -19 rushing yards, the fewest a UNK defense has allowed since 2000.  The combination of 3-4 and 4-2-5 fronts created confusion for the Adams State offense and was much to the delight of UNK head coach Darrell Morriss and defensive coordinator Bob Crocker.

   Bob Crocker (Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs)
   Jesse Williams (Defensive Line)
   Matt Martin (Outside Linebackers)
   Gino Polostri (Inside Linebackers / GA)
Other Game Changing Coaches: Northern Arizona (Offensive Staff), Tennessee State (Offensive Staff), Lake Forest College (Defensive Staff)
Sunday  September 21, 2008

Weekly Poll Result

If USC played an SEC schedule, how would Pete Carroll's staff finish?

   30%     10-2
   25%     11-1
   19%     9-3
   16%     12-0
   10%     8-4
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Friday  Septemeber 19, 2008

Charlotte 49ers: UNC Charlotte chancellor Philip Dubois has recommended the school start a football program that would begin play in 2013.   Dubois told the school's board of trustees Thursday that the team should begin play in the lower-tier Football Championship Subdivision, with the goal to eventually move to the top level of Division I.  The board is expected to vote on the issue in November.

Wofford University: David Jorgensen has accepted an assistant strength & conditioning job at Wofford University.  Jorgensen is a former ECU Pirate assistant.
Thursday  September 18, 2008

Syracuse University: Our sources tell us that former Northwestern and Colorado head coach Gary Barnett is very interested in the Syracuse job if the job becomes available.  The Syracuse administration is aware of Barnett's interest.  Read more about Gary Barnett: http://garybarnettfoundation.org/bio.htm

University of Washington: Announced the official hiring of Scott Woodward as the new Director of Athletics.  Woodward worked at his alma mater, LSU, as the director of external affairs in the chancellor's office from 2000-2004.  He served as the liason from the chancellor's office to the LSU athletic department during Nick Saban's tenure as head coach.  Woodward will be interested in Will Muschamp (Texas DC) and/or Derek Dooley (La Teach head coach) if the Washington job becomes available.  Both Muschamp and Dooley served under Nick Saban in Baton Rouge.
Tuesday  September 16, 2008

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Duke (Defensive Staff):  Playing assignment football and team defense, the Blue Devils limited the nation's leading rushing offense to only 207 rushing yards (73 came on one play).  In 2007, Navy led the nation in rushing offense averaging 348 rushing yards per game.  Two weeks ago, the Midshipmen looked as usual by rushing for 346 yards vs. Ball State.  However, this Saturday was different as a swarming Blue Devil defense limited the Midshipmen to only 207 total rushing yards in the 41-31 win.  The Duke defense limited Navy to 4 of 13 third down conversions, recorded 2 sacks, and scored on Vincent Ray's 37 yard fumble return.  This has to be encouraging to Blue Devil fans and head coach David Cutcliffe.

    Mike MacIntyre (Defensive Coordinator)
   Marion Hobby   (Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line)
   Derek Jones  (Secondary)
   Jim Collins (Linebackers)
BYU (Offensive Staff):  59 points - 30 first downs - 13 of 17 third down conversions - 521 total yards - and 7 touchdown passes.  The Cougars offensive looked like a well oiled machine vs. DeWayne Walker's UCLA defense.  The only thing the Cougars did wrong was passing on the first three 1st&10 situations in the 2nd half.  Were the 11 2nd half pass attempts really necessary?  Maybe in this day of the BCS, they were necessary.  Let us know your thoughts by emailing us:     

   Robert Anae (Offensive Coordinator / Inside Wide Receivers)
   Lance Reynolds (Assistant Head Coach / Running Backs)
   Brandon Doman (Quarterbacks)
   Patrick Higgins (Wide Receivers / Special Teams)
   Mark Weber (Offensive Line)
   Steve Clark (Offensive Line) 
Auburn (Defensive Staff):  New defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads has the Auburn defense tackling and finishing plays.  The Tigers swarmed a Mississippi State offense all night long, leading to a 3-2 Auburn win.  The Tigers limited Mississippi State to 116 total yards, 6 first-downs, and 0 of 14 third-down conversions. 

    Paul Rhoads (Defensive Coordinator / Secondary)
   Terry Price (Defensive Ends)
   Don Donn (Defensive Tackles)
   James Willis (Linebackers)
   Travaris Robinson (Defensive Graduate Assistant) 
Furman (Offensive Staff):  In the 42-21 win over Colgate, Furman tallied 26 first-downs, 515 total yards, and converted 5 of 11 third-down opportunities.  Most importantly, Furman did not record a turnover versus a Colgate defense that finished 22nd in the nation in total defense in 2007.  

   Tim Sorrells (Offensive Coordinator / Running Backs)
   Carroll McCray (Offensive Line)
   Tony Elliott (Wide Receivers)
   Drew Cronic (Tight Ends / Recruiting Coordinator) 
TCU (Defensive Staff): The TCU 4-2-5 defense limited Stanford to 193 total yards and forced 3 turnovers in the 31-14 win.  TCU held the Cardinal to 2 of 12 third-down conversions and 10 first-downs.  The Cardinal offense actually scored only 1 time as TCU blocked a punt for a touchdown.  Sounds like Tight-G, Split-G, Dogs & Smokes were working for the Horned Frogs. 

  Dick Bumpas (Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line)
  Chad Glasgow (Safeties)
  Clay Jennings (Cornerbacks)
  Tony Tademy (Linebackers)
  Trey Haverty (Defensive Graduate Assistant) 
Michigan State (Defensive Staff): In a rain soaked game, defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi slowed down one of nation's most underrated offensive attacks.  Michigan State limited Florida Atlantic to 225 total yards, 9 first-downs, and 2 of 15 third-down conversions.  Florida Atlantic quarterback Rusty Smith (2007 Sun Belt Player of the Year) finished 8-34 for 143 yards.  The Spartans also recovered 2 fumbles. 

   Pat Narduzzi (Michigan State)
   Harlow Barnett (Secondary)
   Ted Gill (Defensive Line)
   Mike Tressel (Linebackers / Special Teams) 

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