November 17, 2014
THE SOUL re-signed quarterback Dan Raudabaugh to a 2-year contract, the Daily News has learned from a league source. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Raudabaugh, the team's offensive leader the last three seasons, represents the first key player to rejoin the club. He has an extensive relationship with head coach Clint Dolezel. Dolezel was re-signed in September, also for two seasons. The Soul went a disappointing 9-9 this past season and was eliminated by Cleveland in the first-round of the playoffs.
May 13, 2013 |
RON JAWORSKI treats opportunity like a Doberman treats prime rib. So when Tim Tebow was released by the New York Jets on April 29, Jaworski took a shot by reaching out to the unemployed quarterback and offered him a roster spot with the Soul. He's still waiting for a reply. "I haven't heard back from him and I'm not going to push it," said Jaworski, one of the Soul's owners. "If he decides he wants to play Arena Football, we'll make a spot for him. " Jaworski and Soul coach Clint Dolezel sent Tebow a list of plays they had in mind for him, most were around the goal line.
April 17, 2007 |
Quarterback Tony Graziani went down with a separated shoulder in the first half last night, and the Soul could not win without him. The Dallas Desperados ran their Arena Football League record to 7-0 by beating the Soul, 51-41, at the American Airlines Center. Desperados quarterback Clint Dolezel completed 20 of 41 passes for 285 yards and five touchdowns. He threw one interception. In the third quarter, Dolezel fired a 46-yard scoring pass to Willis Marshall for the quarterback's 800th arena league touchdown pass.
April 13, 2013
When/Where: Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa. TV: CBS Sports Network (tape delay, 11:30 p.m.) Records: Soul (1-1), Barnstormers (2-1). About the Soul: Fullback Derrick Ross has 71 rushing yards and has scored five touchdowns on the ground. . . . The Soul are ranked No. 2 in both total offense (average of 325 yards per game) and defense (247). . . . Soul coach Clint Dolezel and Iowa coach Mike Hohensee will be inducted into the Arena Football League Hall of Fame before the game.
August 28, 2016 |
The Soul won their second ArenaBowl championship Friday night, holding off the high-powered Arizona Rattlers, 56-42, in front of 13,390 fans at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. "I couldn't be more proud of this team and this organization," said Soul head coach Clint Dolezel. "We have worked extremely hard for six months to get to this point and it is fantastic to see our hard work pay off. " The Soul, which also won the Arena Bowl in 2008, denied the Rattlers their sixth title.
April 26, 2004 |
AUSTIN, TEXAS - John Fitzgerald threw touchdown passes to Ira Gooch and Calvin Spears in the final minute to lift the New Orleans VooDoo over the Austin Wranglers yesterday, 63-59. He also ran 2 yards for a two-point conversion. Predators 64, Desperados 49 ORLANDO, Fla. - Kenny "The Glove" McEntyre broke a league record with his 51st career interception as Orlando triumphed over Dallas. McEntyre added a second pick later. Rattlers 46, Firebirds 43 INDIANAPOLIS - Sherdrick Bonner was 31 of 44 for 337 yards and six touchdowns, and Arizona held off a fourth-quarter rally by Indiana.
August 21, 2012
THE SOUL will promote Clint Dolezel to head coach, according to an Arena Football League source. He will replace Doug Plank, who resigned last week. Dolezel was the offensive coordinator/assistant head coach this season and guided a record-setting offense that struck a nice balance between quarterback Dan Raudabaugh's effective passing and Derrick Ross' bruising running. The defense was run by Plank, who stepped down for family reasons following the Soul's 15-3 season, which culminated in a loss to Arizona in the ArenaBowl.
July 15, 2013 |
Tommy Grady dropped back into the emerald turf behind his lineman looking for a darting Utah Blaze receiver sprinting across the arena. Bryan Robinson, however, had different plans. The strapping lineman attacked the quarterback just shy of the 45-yard line. Grady tried to scramble but was pinned on the boards while the 285-pound defender recorded the franchise record in sacks during the play, dragging the 6-foot-7 passer down to earth. Robinson's eight tackles (two for loss)
February 21, 2013 |
FORMER EAGLES defensive tackle Hollis Thomas will be an assistant coach for the Soul this season. Thomas, 39, will work with the Soul's defensive line in a part-time capacity that also will allow him to continue as an occasional host for 94WIP radio. "I think it's going to be fun," said Thomas, who played for the Eagles from 1996-2005. "I had a lot of good D-line coaches and it's my duty to try to pass along some of that knowledge. " Thomas made the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Illinois and was a key member of some of those great Jim Johnson-led defenses in the early 2000s.
April 15, 2013
THE SOUL will enter its home opener on a two-game winning streak, thanks to Saturday's 54-43 win at Iowa. Bryan Robinson led a strong defensive effort with 1.5 sacks and a blocked extra point as the Soul stopped the Barnstormers on downs four times. "The defense had a tremendous game for us in all areas," Soul head coach Clint Dolezel said. "We will have to become more consistent on offense, but I am pleased how we overcame our mistakes and finished strong. " Dolezel was among six new members inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame on Saturday.