College Football Notes – March 14, 2018

by BoCarter | Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
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Some notable birthdates in NFF College Hall of Fame annals in the March 12-18 time period are March 12 (1880) Bobby Marshall, Milwaukee, Wis.; March 13 (1918) George McAfee, Ironton, Ohio; (1938) Joe Bellino, Winchester, Mass.; (1969) Chris Zorich, Chicago, Ill.; (1977) Joe Hamilton, Alvin, S.C.; March 14 (1903) Ed Weir, Superior, Neb.; (1936) Dr. Jim Swink, Sacul, Texas; (1943) Charlie Green, Dayton, Ohio; (1978) Ron Dayne, Berlin Township, N.J.; March 15 (1898) Clarence Swanson, Wakefield, Neb.; (1926) Norm Van Brocklin, Eagle Butte, S.D.; (1937) Randy Duncan, Osage, Iowa; (1956) Ozzie Newsome, Muscle Shoals, Ala.; March 16 (1872) Phillip King, Washington, D.C.; (1920) Buster Ramsey, Townsend, Tenn.; March 17 (1871) John Outland, Hesper, Kan.; (1876) Bill Morley, Cimarron, N.M.; (1905) Joe Donchess, Youngstown, Ohio; (1912) Joe Styhahar, Kaylor, Pa.; (1914) Sam Baugh, Temple, Texas; (1915) Bill Hartman, Thomaston, Ga.; (1916) Bob Suffridge, Fountain City, Tenn.; (1931) Ray Beck, Bowden, Ga.; (1967) Johnny Bailey, Houston, Texas; March 18 (1905) Benny Friedman, Cleveland, Ohio; (1906) Frank Wickhorst, Aurora, Ill.; (1910) Wear Schoonover, Pocahontas, Ark.; (1928) James Williams, Waco, Texas; (1932) Dave Maurer, Duquesne, Pa.; (1938) Joe Kapp, Santa Fe, N.M.; (1961) Curt Warner, Pineville, W.Va.
Notable anniversary death dates for Hall of Famers are March 12 (1968) Bill Hollenbeck, Bryn Mawr, Pa.; (1983) Ki Aldrich, Coffeyville, Kan.; (1987) Woody Hayes, Upper Arlington, Ohio; March 14 (1925) Walter Camp, New York City; March 15 (1990) Tom Harmon, Los Angeles, Calif.; March 16 (1943) Paul Bunker, POW Camp in Japan; (2006) Bill Hartman, Athens, Ga.; March 17 (1965) Amos Alonzo Stagg, Stockton, Calif.; March 18 (1975) Biggie Munn, Lansing, Mich.; March 18 (2000) Bob Blackman, Hilton Head, S.C.
Happy birthdays to NFF College Hall of Fame members March 13 Joe Bellino (a spry 80), Chris Zorich, Joe Hamilton, March 14 Charlie Green, Ron Dayne, March 15 Ozzie Newsome, March 18 Joe Kapp (a spry 80), Curt Warner…
LSU and New Mexico will meet at Baton Rouge, La., in 2022 home schedule…Penn State, Pittsburgh and West Virginia are seeking to slate one another in non-conference clashes in the near future for intersectional non-conference tilts…South Carolina has added home games with Troy in 2021 and Georgia State in 2022…Iowa Western College is hosting its annual football camp for 10th-12th graders in Council Bluff, Iowa, in later May…Vanderbilt has placed 2018 season tickets on sale.
Former Texas Tech All-America punter and 1985 NFL Chicago Bears Super Bowl standout Maury Buford was a phone bank volunteer for last week’s Guadalupe Radio Network Spring Shareathon…Former Baylor standout and 2006-10 NFL linebacker Colin Allred is in a runoff in May for the Democratic Party nomination for the 32nd Texas U.S. Congressional District. He is a noted civil rights’ attorney in the Dallas-Fort Worth area…The Allen (Texas) Americans ECHL professional hockey team is hosting its annual Pucks N Paws fundraiser for animal lovers and causes and also assists in the Guns and Hoses Night to assist area police and firefighters and the Greater Allen School Fundraising Project.
Nebraska football set its first spring Coaches Clinic with new head coach Scott Frost April 13-14 in Lincoln…Washington U. in St. Louis head coach Larry Kindbom starts his 30th season in this post in 2018…Iowa State named Jeff Meyers offensive line coach, Joe Houston special teams coordinator, Joel Gordon quarterback coach, and Jim Hofner senior offensive analyst/assistant to head coach for the 2018 season…North Carolina has chosen Henry Baker as an assistant coach with his specific duties to be determined…Louisville athletics has a new policy about the screening and hiring of relatives of persons already serving in the department…Michigan made official the hiring of Ed Warinner as offensive line coach and Ron Prince as offensive analyst…Southern Miss is working to increase its assistant coaches’ compensation in coming months…Alabama selected August Mangin as a team analyst for ’18…Baylor chose Eric Josephs as director of player personnel and Shaun McDowell as an assistant for personnel…Six Minnesota assistant coaches will receive salary increases this year…Former NC State head coach Chuck Amato has retired as Akron Zips assistant head coach and defensive coordinator…Alabama replaced director of football recruitment Leah Knight with Victoria Ross who also is recruiting operations coordinator. Bama administrators have had converastions with former Cincinnati and Tennessee head coach Butch Jones about a football analyst’s position…Central Michigan named former Nebraska assistant coach Tavita Thompson as its tight ends coach…Louisiana Tech tabbed Jeff Burris as cornerbacks coach and Brian Gamble as linebackers coach…Michigan game to final terms on a one-year pact with former Florida head coach Jim McElwain…Oregon State selected Brittney Johnson as assistant director of football operations and Robert Judin as graphic designer with emphasis on recruiting…UCLA completed its coaching staff with ointments of Justin Frye (offensive line) and Derek Sage (tight ends)…Washington State named Mason Miller offensive line coach, Matt Brock special teams coordinator, Steve Spurrier Jr. outside receivers coach, and Tyson Brown strength director…Former Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema has worked Alabama’s Pro Timing Day as well as a coaching event with the New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Belichick also gave a financial donation to Memphis’ historic St. Jude Medical Center through a NFL Network program.
Hometowns of more 2018 college head coaches – Washington: Chris Petersen, Yuba City, Calif.; Washington and Lee: Garrett LeRose, Lexington, Va.; Washington U. (St. Louis): Larry Kindbom, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Washington State: Mike Leach, Susanville, Calif.; Wesleyan (Conn.): Dan DiCenzo, Williamstown, Pa.
NFF College Hall of Fame player and current USC director of athletics Lynn Swann was featured in a recent San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News column…Charlotte named Mike Hill director of athletics to replace the retiring, legendary Judy Rose…Iowa director of athletics Gary Barta noted that new NCAA Division I transfer rules may be in place by August…Wake Forest AD Ron Wellman reflected on a banner 2017 year for the Deacons and bright future for football and other key sports…Oregon State AD Scott Barnes hosted a town hall meeting about the future of the Beavers football program…Muhlenberg AD Corey Goff will finish in this position at the conclusion of the 2017-18 academic and competitive year…Alice DeFazio has retired as AD at New Jersey City U. and will be spelled by interim AD Ken Heaton…Jeff Compher has completed his tenure as AD at East Carolina…Nebraska has completed its athletics executive positions under AD Bill Moss with the naming of six associate and assistant ADs…Tusculum athletics director of marketing and promotions Nick Forsberg has been tabbed as interim men’s golf coach…Mountain Brook (Ala.) HS Bucky McMillan was highlighted in a recent video about MBHS winning four consecutive Alabama Class 7A football crowns.
Former Capital One Orange Bowl and Conference USA assistant commissioner communications Courtney Morrison-Archer has joined the staff of the Southland Conference as assistant commissioner…Atlantic 10 Conference commissioner Bernadette McGlade has been named to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee beginning in September…Several conferences and major national sports organizations celebrated International Woman’s Day and women in athletics on Thursday, March 8…Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford and Pac-12 Conference commissioner Larry Scott spoke to media members about future championship sites, television negotiations, the College Football Playoff, and other key topics during recent circuit postseason basketball tournaments. The Pac-12 is anticipating moving some championships to Las Vegas, Nev….The Big Sky Conference is looking at Boise, Idaho, as a prime site for future league championships…The Horizon League hopes to bolster its interest in future championship events in the Detroit, Mich., area.
Bahamas Bowl communications director Chris Pyka served as a moderator for last week’s Conference USA basketball tournament media conferences…Post-2018 bowl tie-ins for the Big 12 Conference are Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. SEC; Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Pac-12; Camping World Bowl vs. ACC; Texas Bowl vs. SEC; AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. SEC; Cactus Bowl vs. Pac-12; and Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl vs. American Athletic Conference.
All-time California and NFL great Joe Kapp, who turns 80 on March 19, remains as the only player to play quarterback in the Super Bowl, Rose Bowl and the CFL Grey Cup…NFF College Hall of Fame QB and Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward is returning to his alma mater Florida State as a University Ambassador…Former Kansas and current NFL standout Aqib Talib has opened A+ Athletes Powered by D1Sports performance center in Carrollton, Texas…Marshall head men’s basketball coach Dan D’Antoni guided the Thundering Herd to the Conference USA title and first NCAA tourney berth since 1987. D’Antoni, who is 70, also remembered alumni and friends of the MU program killed in the 1970 Thundering Herd charter flight crash and their impacts on the football and basketball programs. Marshall became the 11th different men’s school to win the C-USA basketball crown since 1996.
Arizona State has posted time line photos on the November-December razing of Sun Devil Stadium and progress on the new facility. ASU also is getting architectural renderings for renovations on Wells Fargo Arena on the Tempe campus…New Mexico football continues to study the feasibility and location of a new football operations center…Missouri athletics is making adjustments to bring the department into the black financially for 2017-18 and is reporting progress in all areas…Texas Woman’s U. held its last practice at the school’s current soccer facility as a new complex is under construction.
Rice OT standout Calvin Anderson will join the 2018 Texas Longhorns as a graduate transfer…Owls OL Preston Gordon also is moving to Texas Tech for immediate eligibility as a grad transfer…Former Stanford QB Keller Chryst is a senior transfer with immediate eligibility at Tennessee while Memphis has gained the services of former Arizona State quarterback Brady White. QB KJ Carta-Samuels will move from Washington to UCLA in the coming season…Washington has acquired the services of former Georgia QB Jacob Eason who will sit out 2018 as a redshirt transfer…Former Michigan starting quarterback Wilton Speight said he was considering a transfer but now is awaiting additional developments at UM…Oklahoma recruit Darrell Simpson also served as the super sixth man on Justin (Texas) Northwest HS state semifinals’ boys basketball team. He is 6-7 and 336 pounds and rated by one agency as the top high school interior line recruit in Texas by one agency…Texas Wesleyan LB Geary Jones will be one of seven NFF Gridiron Club of Dallas College Scholar-Athlete honored at Sunday’s annual Awards Dinner in Addison, Texas.
The College Football 150 Project has allied with IMG College Sports for marketing and promotions for the 2019 celebration of 150 years of intercollegiate football…The Mid-American Conference again leads NCAA FBS with several Tuesday and Wednesday prime time encounters on ESPN…Heidrick & Struggles executive college and pro sports personnel firm added 18 new partners and principals in its H&S Executive Search and Heidrick Consulting divisions globally…The Athletic national sports publication has another special 50 percent off rate during coming days…Steve Jacoby, son of late former conference commissioner and 1995 NFF Contribution to College Football Award recipient Fred Jacoby, is a regional sales manager for Red Hat Communications.
The NCAA generated $1 billion in revenue for the first time in 2017…The 2018 NACDA of Under Armour Athletics Directors of the Year for NCAA FBS are Whit Babcock (Virginia Tech), NFF College Hall of Fame coach Barry Alvarez (Wisconsin), Joe Castiglione (Oklahoma), and Kirby Hocutt (Texas Tech)…Eric Beovich of Middle Tennessee, Travis Chamblee of SMU, Trey Reed of Midwestern State, and Laurie Bollig of CoSIDA were featured in recent issues of the CoSIDA Open Forum discussions…FWAA is calling or nominations for the annual Super 11 top football pressbox media operations from 2017 from its national membership…The USBWA lauded Virginia head coach Tony Bennett the third annual Henry Iba Award as national NCAA Division I Coach of the Year.
2018-19 College Football Playoff Bowl Schedule with New Year’s Six
(All Games Televised by ESPN, All Times EST)
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018
Goodyear Cotton Bowl – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, CFP Semifinal Game, 3:30 or 7:30 p.m.
Capital One Orange Bowl – Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Lakes, Fla., Semifinal Game, 3:30 or 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 7 – CFP National Championship, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif., 8 p.m.
Dec. 31-Jan. 1, 2017-18 (Other New Year’s Six Bowls)
Monday, Jan. 31 – Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 1
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl – University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, TBD
Rose Bowl Presented by Northwestern Mutual, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif., TBD
Allstate Sugar Bowl – Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, TBD

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