Lou Tepper, newly hired defensive coordinator, will coach the Bulls' linebackers, Jappy Oliver will continue to coach the UB defensive line while Mike Dietzel will coach the safeties and serve as co-special teams coordinator. Quarterback coach Don Patterson has been tabbed as recruiting coordinator, a position that Jones had held since joining the UB staff with Quinn in 2010.
This is an upgrade over where we have been in their rankings (projected CBI)... A 4-1 showing against the East would make UB a recipient of the double bye, a 20 game regular season winner, and likely a lock for the NIT (at least)
STORRS, Conn. - Warde J. Manuel, who has had a distinguished career in intercollegiate athletics that ranges from being a student-athlete to a director of athletics, has been named the new Director of Athletics at the University of Connecticut by President Susan Herbst. Manuel, a 1990 graduate of the University of Michigan where he played both football and track and field, has most recently been the Director of Athletics at the University at Buffalo for the past six years. "We are incredibly proud and thrilled that Warde will be joining the Husky family," said Herbst. "UConn is one of the great American universities and our athletics program is the envy of many. It's because of this that we were able to attract an amazing pool of candidates from across the nation - and an ideal, stand-out candidate of Warde's exceptionally-high caliber. He will play the integral, and even transformational, role in the future of UConn athletics. It's a great day for this university." Manuel led a 20-sport program at Buffalo, an institution that is a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities. Buffalo enjoyed an unparalleled period of success during his time there from an athletic, academic and community service perspective.
Ernest Jones, the University at Buffalo’s associate head coach who served as the point man in the Bulls’ recruiting efforts, has accepted a position at Notre Dame. Jones will be reunited with Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly, whom he coached with at stops at Central Michigan and Cincinnati, in a newly created position dealing with player development.
University at Buffalo football standouts Branden Oliver and Khalil Mack will be honored among the nation's top returning players on Saturday night at the 57th Touchdown Club of Columbus Awards Banquet at the Lifestyles Communities Pavilion.
Reports say that Akron alumni Jim Tressel might be joining the Zips in an administrative position.
Announcing his third recruiting class, Quinn added 19 players, including every position, with an emphasis on states that fit the Mid-American Conference blueprint. 15 of the 19 players hail from either New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio or Michigan with Florida, Virginia, Maryland and California checking in with one each.
Boardman RB/DB Devin Campbell verbally committed to play football at Buffalo on Sunday. Campbell (6-0, 195) was a second team All-Ohioan last season for the Spartans, who shared the Federal League title and made the playoffs. Campbell rushed for 1,230 yards and 18 TDs and added another 567 yards receiving with six TDs.
I suppose this is as "official" as a verbal commit get's This verbal was rumored out there since August. When the Bearcats offered I thought he might go there instead. Good get by the coaching staff
Published before our losses to Miami and Ohio so take this with a big grain of salt: It remains to be seen if Buffalo is the third best team in the Mid-American Conference behind Ohio and Akron, but with a quality win over Kent State, they have earned their way into a televised game…or at least televised on your computer like every other game in the world. A lack of quality road teams in the pool will help the MAC get a third team into the top 13 matchups. Weber State is sporting a nice RPI at the moment, but Montana may be the better team in the Big Sky. We’ll find out before the official announcements, but do not be surprised if some Big Sky team gets to host one of the 13 featured games.