Monday, January 24, 2011
Non-AQ Weekend Rewind
By Andrea Adelson
Here are some notes from the non-AQs that you may have missed from this past weekend:
-- Utah hired Norm Chow to be its offensive coordinator. Hopefully you have already seen my take on this.
-- Todd McShay filed a stock up/stock down off the East-West Shrine Game in Orlando. You need an insider subscription to read it, but I will give you a few highlights. McShay lists Idaho quarterback Nathan Enderle in his stock up section and writes:
Enderle had the most consistent week of any of the QBs. He has the strongest arm of the group and can make all the NFL throws. But the thing we liked best was that he got better every day as the week progressed.
McShay still lists Enderle as a mid- to late-round pick. Here is some more from the in-game blog. The East ended up beating the West 25-8.
-- Fullback Alexander Teich and defensive end Jabaree Tuani were elected Navy team captains for the 2011 football season by their teammates. Teich rushed for 863 yards and five touchdowns on 147 carries and caught seven passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns this past season. Tuani has been a three-year starter for the Mids and is coming off his best season, leading all defensive linemen with 72 tackles, recording a team-high 15.5 tackles for a loss and finishing second on the team in sacks with 5.5.
-- Four former Central Michigan football players are headed to the Super Bowl, tied for the most of any college program in the country. The foursome: Cullen Jenkins, Frank Zombo and Josh Gordy are with the NFC champion Green Bay Packers, while Antonio Brown is in his rookie season with the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Among other non-AQ players in the big game: Packers defensive back Jarrett Bush (Utah State), Packers running back James Starks (Buffalo) and Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders (SMU).
-- Tulsa rounded out its coaching staff. Brent Guy will serve as defensive coordinator/linebackers coach, Adam Blankenship as defensive ends coach and Holmon Wiggins as running back coach. In addition, Clint Rountree was promoted from graduate assistant coach to director of high school relations and graduate assistant coach James Kilian will coach the quarterbacks.
-- Sean McGowan was hired as an assistant coach for defense at Temple. McGowan has served the past four years as the defensive coordinator at New Hampshire.