Archive for January, 2014

Reports: Georgia Southern to hire Fritz

Willie Fritz will be the new football coach at Georgia Southern, according to reports.

Fritz, who has been the coach at Sam Houston State the past four years, will replace Jeff Monken, according to WJCL in Savannah and FootballScoop.com.

Fritz was 40-15 in four years at Sam Houston State, a FCS program in Huntsville, Texas, near Houston. He led the Bearkats to consecutive FCS title games in 2011 and 2012, losing both to North Dakota State.

The Bearkats were 9-5 in 2013.

Fritz will be 54 years old in April.

Here’s what Fritz told the Huntsville Item on Tuesday: “All I can tell you is that I’m really happy at Sam. I really like who I’m working for and with. There’s always times when people are talking to you. The thing I’m fortunate with is that I’ve got a great job where I am.”

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Report: Kiffin to interview for Bama job

Lane Kiffin reportedly will interview for the offensive coordinator’s job at Alabama.

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Manziel heading to NFL

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel, who won the Heisman Trophy as a redshirt freshman in 2012, has two more years of eligibility at Texas A&M, but said he is heading to the NFL.

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FSU website sells national title shirts with wrong score

This version of FSU's national championship T-shirts had the wrong score. (Twitter)

This version of FSU's national championship T-shirts had the wrong score. (Twitter)

Someone needed an editor, or a proofer, or someone who actually watched the BCS National Championship game. We all do at times.

Seminoles.com, the official website for the Florida State athletic department, was selling T-shirts on Tuesday that proclaimed Florida State as the national champion.

No problem, right?

Only the score was reversed (see photo).

The T-shirts had a big “34″ above Tigers and a big “31″ above Noles on the front.

We all know the final score was: Florida State 34, Auburn 31.

The website later corrected the problem and showed a shirt with the right score, which can be viewed here.

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Report: Pry withdraws name from Ga. Southern

Vanderbilt co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Brent Pry, thought to be one of the top candidates for the coaching job at Georgia Southern, has withdrawn his name from consideration, according to reports.

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Auburn undaunted by Florida State; with prediction

Auburn is undaunted heading into the BCS National Championship game against Florida State.

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Oklahoma puts boom on McCarron

Oklahoma puts boom on AJ McCarron and Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

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O’Leary’s comeback complete

Former Georgia Tech coach George O’Leary has done a remarkable job at Central Florida.

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