Tuesday October 14, 2008
Columbus Destroyers (AFL): Chris Boden joins the staff as offensive coordinator. Boden previously served as OC for the Colorado Crush. Doug Lytle has been named defensive coordinator. Lytle spent the past four seasons with the Green Bay Blizzard (AF2). Pat Downey joins the staff as line coach. Downey spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons as the offensive/defensive line coach of the Philadelphia Soul.
New Orleans VooDoo (AFL): The New Orleans VooDoo has ceased operations. It appears the entire coaching staff is looking for new jobs.
Tuesday October 14, 2008
Texas (Offensive Staff): 0 turnovers vs. the Oklahoma defense. The Longhorns totaled 438 yards, converted 6/13 third down opportunities, completed 28-35 passes, and rushed for 161 yards. But again, 0 turnovers and 0 big mistakes. Let's give credit to offensive coordinator Greg Davis and the University of Texas offensive staff. The Longhorns are playing with confidence, poise, and passion.
Greg Davis (Offensive Coordinator / QB) Major Applewhite (Assistant HC / Running Backs) Bruce Chambers (Tight Ends / Recruiting Coordinator) Bobby Kennedy (Wide Receivers / Assistant Recruiting Coordinator) Mac McWhorter (Associate HC / Offensive Line) Mike Clark (Offensive GA)Texas State (Offensive Staff): The Texas Longhorns offensive staff was not the only group of coaches in the state of Texas that deserves national recognition this week. How about the outstanding performance by the Texas State offensive staff led by co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, Travis Bush? The Texas State offensive attacked was nearly as impressive as the Longhorns in their 45-42 upset road win over #3 ranked McNeese State. The Bobcats converted 10/19 third down opportunities and 4/5 fourth down opportunities while not allowing a sack. Texas State finished 30-47 passing and amassed 580 total yards with only 1 turnover. Read our summer write-up on Travis Bush.
Travis Bush (Associate HC / Co-Offensive Coordinator / QB) Ben Norton (Assistant HC / Co-Offensive Coordinator / OL) Kevin Brown (Wide Receivers) Charlie Reeve (Running Backs) Mike Barela (Tight Ends / DFO) New Mexico State (Offensive Staff): Hal Mumme led the Aggies to a 48-45 win over Nevada in game that featured 9 lead changes. The Aggies' pass happy offense totaled 28 first downs, 7/16 third down conversions, and 513 yards. 3 huge fourth down conversions, only 1 turnover, and the ability to run out the final 3:51 on the clock proved to be the difference in the win for New Mexico State.
Gary Goff (Co-Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers) Matt Mumme (Co-Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks) Mason Miller (Assistant HC / Offensive Line) Earnest Wilson (Running Backs / Recruiting Coordinator) Bobby Wilcox (Tight Ends) Brian Sheppard (Offensive GA) William & Mary (Offensive Staff): The Tribe defeated previously undefeated New Hampshire on the road 38-34 behind an impressive offensive performance. In the win, William & Mary totaled 29 first downs, 9/13 third down conversions, 495 total yards, 0 sacks allowed, and 1 huge game winning 2-minute drive. This is a huge win for the Tribe.
Zbig Kepa (Offensive Coordinator / QB) Bob Solderitch (Assistant HC / OL) David Corley Jr. (Running Backs) Brendan Nugent (Offensive Assistant)Toledo (Defensive Staff): The Rockets limited Michigan to 290 total yards in the 13-10 upset win over Michigan at The Big House. The Toledo defense held Michigan to only muster 3 of 13 third down conversions, while forcing 3 interceptions. One of the interceptions was returned 102 yards for a touchdown.
Tim Rose (Defensive Coordinator) Greg Lupfer (Safeties) Mark Rhea (Defensive Line) Andy Boyd (Secondary)
Monday October 13, 2008
Clemson University: In addition to the Bowden dismissal, reports are that offensive coordinator Rob Spence is also out at Clemson. The Tigers offense will likely be directed by interim head coach Dabo Swinney.
Monday October 13, 2008 (Breaking News)
Clemson University: Tommy Bowden has been dismissed as head football coach at Clemson University this morning. Assistant Head Coach / Wide Receivers Coach, Dabo Swinney, will serve as the interim head coach the remainder of the season.
Sunday October 12, 2008
Weekly Poll Result
Which will be more evident after Saturday's Oklahoma vs. Texas game?