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Kent aims to fix its offensive woes with some OSU coaching blood.
Kent aims to fix its offensive woes with some OSU coaching blood.

MAC Coaching Updates

Darrell Hazell Might Actually Breathe Life Into Kent State's Offense - Hustle Belt
Well, the direction of 2011 Kent State football was painfully evident when the coaching rumors were populating Twitter and message boards. This receivers coach, that receivers coach, perhaps this other OC. Seems to be a pattern. They wanted an offensive-minded guy. Looks like they have one: Ohio State assistant/WR coach Darrell Hazell is expected to be the next head coach.

Temple Football Forever: A look at the candidates
The other guy I'm "somewhat sure" can do the job is Philly native Bill Cubit. He's the Western Michigan head coach. In his short time in Kalamazoo he's had winning seasons, gone to bowl games, beaten Big 10 teams like Illinois and Iowa (with MAC talent) and never lost to Temple. He'd have twice as much talent at Temple and only needs to beat one Big 10 team to earn his paycheck in my mind.

Temple Interviewing Steve Addazio. Do Not Be Alarmed (Yet) - From Our Editors - SBNation.com
Before Al Golden was named head coach at Temple, the Owls had been awful for decades. They one more than four games once from 1985-2005, the season before Golden took over and Temple went 1-11. The program was so bad that, in 2004, Temple got thrown out of the Big East.

Ball State hires football coach | thestarpress.com | The Star Press
Pete Lembo -- who resigned from the same position at Elon University to take BSU's job -- accepted Ball State's offer on Saturday night, according to Ball State Associate Athletics Director of Media and Alumni Relations Joe Hernandez.

NCAA Coaching Updates

UTEP Coach Mike Price will be back next year - El Paso Times
Now a team that loses 26 seniors, most of them of the fifth-year variety, will go about trying to snap a string of five consecutive losing seasons, contend for a first conference title in a decade and try to win its first bowl in almost half a century.

Mike Leach Is New Maryland Football Coach, According To Report - SB Nation DC
It looks like Maryland has found a new coach. According to a report, former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach is set to take over the program from Ralph Friedgen.

MAC Bowl Games:

The Mac Daily - Major coverage for a major conference.
The Mid-American Conference rang in the start of the bowl season with a pair of games on opening day. Northern Illinois, fresh off a loss in the MAC Championship and with the loss of head coach Jerry Kill, decimated Fresno State in the Humanitarian Bowl, 40-17. A couple of hours later, Ohio came up on the short end of a 48-21 decision against Troy in the New Orleans Bowl.

The NIU Huskies are Humanitarian Bowl Champions! - Red And Black Attack
It feels so good again to win something. 11 wins? Are you kidding me? Congrats to all the players, the coaches that stayed and everybody that supported the Huskies this weekend. I'm at a loss for words really, couldn't be prouder of this team. When does spring practice start?

BCS News(ish)

Mountain West hopes for future BCS automatic qualifying - The Denver Post
A school's membership in the final year of the window counts for that league. TCU's No. 3 ranking as MWC champion stays with the conference because the Horned Frogs don't leave for the Big East until 2012. Utah's top-five finish in 2008 goes to the Pac-12 with the Utes' exit from the MWC next year.

Is The Big Ten Already Scrapping 'Leaders & Legends'? - From Our Editors - SBNation.com
Hey, internet, remember Leaders & Legends? Those hysterically ill-advised titles the Increasingly Inaccurately-Named Big Ten picked out for its sparkly new divisions, and proudly presented to a horrified populace? They may be toast already thanks to a nationwide outcry against things having stupid names. For a conference whose commissioner is always so very quick to crow on about high academic standards, it's becoming painfully, ticklingly clear they really didn't think this one through.

Other UB Sports

Bulls Defeat Houghton, 79-47 - Buffalo Athletics
The University at Buffalo men's basketball team downed Houghton, 79-47, at Alumni Arena on Saturday afternoon. Zach Filzen led all scorers with 21 points, including five three-pointers. All 11 UB players that played in the game scored and grabbed a rebound to help the Bulls improve to 5-0 at home this season.

Robinson catching on in post - UB Men's Basketball - The Buffalo News
Titus Robinson came into his junior season at the University at Buffalo ready to roll. The most trying stage in his collegiate basketball education was behind him. He'd developed a keen understanding of what the Bulls want to accomplish on the offensive end of the floor. Now it was a matter of going out and doing it.

Hamel and Smith Place at Reno - Buffalo Athletics
After a long day of wrestling, senior Jimmy Hamel and junior Kevin Smith helped to lead Buffalo to a tenth-place finish at the Reno Tournament of Champions, held in Reno, Nevada all day Sunday. The tournament featured 30 teams and a wealth of talented wrestlers.