November 1, 2013 |
Since taking his first coaching job in football only months after graduating from Delaware, Bill Cubit has led the kind of nomadic existence that only a college coach can understand. The travels of Cubit, who is from Sharon Hill, Delaware County, have taken him to Illinois, where he is in his first year as offensive coordinator of the Fighting Illini. That job will take him back to his home state this weekend for a game against Penn State at Beaver Stadium. A former wide receiver at Delaware, Cubit, 60, began his career as a Swarthmore assistant.
August 30, 2013 |
Dwayne Allen, Colts: Both Allen (foot) and teammate Coby Fleener (knee) missed valuable time in camp as new coordinator Pep Hamilton was installing his offense. Fleener played at Stanford when Hamilton was the OC, but this situation is a little too murky. Jordan Cameron, Browns: He's a hot sleeper, because Cleveland coach (and former tight end) Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner are calling the shots. Cameron, who worked with Tony Gonzalez in the offseason, has 26 catches in 22 career games.
August 1, 2013 |
WHEN CHIP Kelly was hired as the head coach of the Eagles in January, David Ball had a feeling. He knew he had to be ready. "What went into my mind was I won't be able to stomach it if I get a call and I'm not ready," Ball said. "So, be ready. " Ball was a receiver at the University of New Hampshire from 2003-06 when Kelly was the Wildcats' offensive coordinator. Kelly had a pass-heavy offense back then and Ball still holds the Division I-AA record for touchdown receptions (58)
July 18, 2013
Oregon's quarterback rushing yards under Chip Kelly: Year Att. Yds TD 2012 145 917 11 2011 81 413 3 2010 113 624 7 2009 137 686 14 2008* 192 967 14 2007* 146 607 10 *-Kelly was offensive coordinator, not head coach These statistics include yardage lost on sacks, which are part of rushing...
March 29, 2013 |
THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS hired former Vikings coach Brad Childress, reuniting him with his former Eagles boss, Andy Reid. Childress, who spent last season as the offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, will be the Chiefs' spread game analyst and work on special projects. He spent 5 years as the Minnesota head coach (2006-10), a stint that included two division titles (2008-09). The team was 12-4 in 2009. Childress previously spent seven seasons (1999-2005) with the Eagles, where he worked with Reid, the new Chiefs head coach.
March 22, 2013 |
Matt Rhule didn't have time to spare. After being formally announced as the Owls' 26th head football coach on Dec. 17, Rhule hit the ground running, embarking on the recruiting trail for the first time as a collegiate head coach. "We feel really good about it," said Rhule, who has 15 seasons of professional and collegiate coaching experience under his belt. "People really responded well to us. We're going to take that Temple 'T' further across the country and let people see us. " Along with recruiting, Rhule composed a staff of his own, bringing in offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield, defensive coordinator Phil Snow, offensive line coach Allen Mogridge, defensive line coach Brandon Noble and wide receivers coach Terry Smith.
March 21, 2013 |
PHOENIX - Andy Reid appeared relaxed on the morning of his 55th birthday, clad in a Hawaiian shirt. The longtime Eagles coach, who now leads the Kansas City Chiefs, is enjoying a new life that includes quarterback Alex Smith, another heralded free-agent class, and the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. But he still holds a degree of affection for his former employer, which is one of the reasons he obliged when Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie asked Reid to talk to Chip Kelly while Kelly vacillated about replacing Reid.
February 16, 2013 |
The Eagles continued to add to their stable of quarterbacks and further hinted at the way they might play under coach Chip Kelly when the team signed Dennis Dixon to a two-year contract Thursday. Dixon, a practice squad quarterback with the Baltimore Ravens this season, excelled in college at Oregon when Kelly was his offensive coordinator. The 28-year old quarterback was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008 and started three games. "We are excited to bring in Dennis Dixon to compete at the quarterback position," general manager Howie Roseman said in a statement.
February 15, 2013 |
SOUTH CAROLINA coach Steve Spurrier says star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney doesn't want to quit on his team and is looking forward to playing football for the Gamecocks in 2013. Clowney's status become a trending topic this week, with some columnists suggesting the sophomore might sit out the season to protect his health and likely high draft position in 2014. Spurrier said Thursday while attending a South Carolina basketball game that Clowney wants another season to improve.
February 14, 2013 |
EAGLES FANS were surprised when new coach Chip Kelly hired Bill Davis as his defensive coordinator last week, and not just because Davis had been interviewed nearly 2 weeks earlier. In 4 years as a coordinator - 2 years at San Francisco followed by 2 in Arizona - Davis' teams finished 32nd, 26th, 20th and 29th in NFL defense. Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers was not surprised. Capers was d-coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992, when Davis got his first NFL job there, as a quality control assistant.