Tuesday  October 28, 2008

University of Georgia (Offensive Staff): It's one thing to travel to Death Valley and defeat LSU.  It's another thing to dominate the LSU defense, and that is exactly what the Georgia offense accomplished on Saturday in Baton Rouge.  In the 52-38 win over LSU, Georgia racked up 443 yards including 194 on the ground.  Most impressively, Georgia finished with 0 turnovers and allowed only 1 sack.  Give credit to the Georgia offensive staff, especially Mike Bobo and offensive line coach Stacy Searles.  Bobo's play calling kept the Tigers off balance throughout the day.  Searles is a former LSU assistant and did a great job with an extremely young and beaten up offensive line.  The stud horse, Matt Stafford, played like a champion.

   Mike Bobo (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
   Stacey Searles (Offensive Line)
   Tony Ball (Running Backs)
   John Lilly (Tight Ends)
   John Eason (Wide Receivers)
Texas Tech (Offensive Staff): The Red Raider's offense was phenomenal in the 63-21 road win over Kansas.  Texas Tech punted only 1 time while gaining 556 yards.  Quarterback Graham Harrell finished 34-42 with 5 touchdowns and 0 interceptions.  9 of 13 third down conversions often helps on the road. 

   Mike Leach (Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator)
   Seth Littrell (Running Backs)
   Matt Moore (Offensive Line)
   Lincoln Riley (Inside Wide Receivers)
   Dennis Simmons (Outside Wide Receivers)
Duke (Defensive Staff): Duke moved to 4-3 under first year head coach David Cutcliffe by defeating Vanderbilt 10-7.  The Duke defense was the difference in the game, creating 4 sacks and 3 turnovers vs. the Vanderbilt offense.  In fact, Vanderbilt had 7 drives that resulted in less than 5 yards.  Duke limited Vandy to 291 total yards, but 79 came on one play.  Give defensive coordinators Mike MacIntyre and Marion Hobby a lot of credit.  The 7 points allowed is the fewest Vanderbilt has scored this season.

   Mike MacIntyre (Defensive Coordinator)
   Marion Hobby (Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line)
   Jim Collins (Linebackers)
   Derek Jones (Secondary)
Virginia (Offensive Staff): Virginia rallied from a 14-3 deficit to beat Georgia Tech 24-17.  The UVA offense allowed only 1 sack vs. the leading sack team in the ACC.  Virginia was able to move the ball with 23 first downs, 11 of 18 third down conversions, 396 yards, and only punting 1 time in the game.  The Cavaliers controlled the time of possession by consuming 34 minutes to the Yellow Jackets 26.  What a great job by the UVA offensive staff against a solid GA Tech defense!

  Mike Groh (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
  Wayne Lineburg (Wide Receivers)
  Dave Borbely (Run Game Coordinator / Offensive Line)
  Anthony Poindexter (Running Backs / Assistant Special Teams Coordinator)
   Jim Jones (Offensive Graduate Assistant)
Cal Poly (Offensive Staff): Cal Poly defeated Southern Utah 69-41 behind 33 first downs and 600 yards of offense.  Cal Poly did not allow a sack and had only 1 turnover in the win.  How about 10.7 average yards per play?  That's pretty solid.  

    Ian Shields (Assistant HC / Offensive Coordinator)
   Gene McKeehan (Associate HC / Offensive Line)
   Bill Tripp (Offensive Line / Tackles)
   Andy Guyader (Wide Receivers / Slotbacks / Recruiting Coordinator)
   Matt Crivello (Offensive Assistant)
Penn (Defensive Staff): Penn moved to 4-2 on the season with a 9-7 win over Yale.  The Quaker's defense limited Yale to 6 first downs and 92 total yards.  Furthermore, the Penn defense allowed only 2 of 14 third down conversions, 15 yards rushing, created 2 turnovers, and recorded 4 sacks. 

   Ray Priore (Defensive Coordinator)
   Jon Dupont (Cornerbacks)
   Cliff Schwenke (Linebackers)
   Jim Schaefer (Defensive Line)
Tuesday October 28, 2008


Southeastern Oklahoma State University: (NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference) located in Durant, OK has an immediate opening for an Offensive Graduate Assistant. The Offensive Graduate Assistant will be primarily responsible for the Running Back Position. The successful candidate will be required to work 20 hours a week in the Student Development Center assisting student athletes in their pursuit of higher education. Duties include working with new and current undergraduate student athletes to make the transition into university living, provide academic enrollment support, identify academic and career options, and generally achieve academic success.  The successful candidate will work with incoming students athletes to assist with admissions process.  The position requires a highly motivated person to assist with the implementation of practices, evaluation of prospective student athletes, off and on campus recruiting, scouting opponents, event management, fund raising, facilities management, and other duties as assigned by the head coach.  Graduate Assistantships are granted based upon acceptance into Graduate School at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. This is a 10 month reporting position with a $500.00 stipend per month ($5000.00 total) and 6 hours paid tuition per semester toward degree completion.  Minimum Requirements: 1) An overall undergraduate grade-point average of at least 2.75 based on the 4.00 scale. 2) Application for Admission to the M. Ed. Program 3) Three letters of Recommendation 4) GRE: the successful applicant would have a minimum score of 700 (verbal +quantitative) and take the analytical writing measure (no minimum score required; for admission and advising use only) 5) Successful completion of a writing sample or a minimum score of 4.5 on the analytical writing measure of the GRE 6) Applicant must also demonstrate evidence of eligibility to hold a teaching certification. Students who are not certified at the time of application have one calendar year to complete necessary requirements for Alternative Placement in the state of Oklahoma.   Deadline to Apply is December 1, 2008 - Position Start Day Is: January 14, 2009. To apply, send a letter of interest addressing all position requirements, a current resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references via email to Scott Courter, Offensive Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>.  No phone calls.
Monday  October 27, 2008  (Breaking News)

University of Washington: Tyrone Willingham announced during Monday's weekly press conference that he will step down at the end of the season.  Expect for new University of Washington athletic director, Scott Woodward, to have an interest in Will Muschamp (Texas DC) and/or Derek Dooley (LA Tech HC).  Woodward served as an assistant athletic director at LSU while Muschamp and Dooley were on staff with the Tiger's 2003 national championship team.
Monday October 27, 2008

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Buffalo Bills: The Buffalo Bills and head coach Dick Jauron have agreed to a three-year contract extension yhat will keep Jauron in Buffalo through 2011. 

Toronto Argonauts: Brad Miller has been hired as the new linebackers coach.  Miller previously served as the defensive line coach in Montreal in 2006 and 2007.  Before coaching in Montreal, Miller served on the Green Bay Packers staff from 2001-2005 as a defensive assistant and special teams assistant. 
Sunday October 26, 2008

Weekly Poll Result

Which defensive unit is the most dominant in the country?  Both units held Oklahoma to 35 points.

   53%     TCU (Gary Patterson's 4-2-5 pressure defense)
   47%     Texas (Will Muschamp's 4-3 attacking style)
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