Catch of the Day? NSU football job attracting some big fish
That was my first reaction on seeing some of the names among the people applying to be Northwestern State's next football coach.
The new coach could just as easily be a familiar face, like former NSU defensive coordinator Kevin Corless.
Or he could come from a qualified group of lower division head coaches, such as Don Carthel (West Texas A&M), Chris Thomsen (Abilene Christian), Willie Fritz (Central Missouri) or Bill Maskill (Midwestern State).
ACU’s Scott named AFCA All-American
The awards keep coming for Bernard Scott. The Abilene Christian University running back was named to the American Football Coaches Association All-American team, which was announced Wednesday.
“I feel pretty good about it,” Scott said. “I’ve been working hard all summer and all off-season. I’m pretty excited about it.”
Scott, a senior from Vernon, finished second in the country with 2,156 rushing yards, but he led the nation in scoring with 34 total touchdowns, 28 of those rushing, which also led the nation. He also led the nation in all-purpose yards, with 826 yards receiving on 47 catches to go with his rushing yards.
Buffs' Brock honored
For the third time in four seasons, West Texas A&M landed a player on the American Football Coaches Association All-America Team.
Jared Brock, a senior from Abernathy, capped a stellar career at linebacker by earning one of 25 positions selected by NCAA Division II coaches.
"This is the top honor in Division II football," WT coach Don Carthel said. "Those don't come around very often. Jared is most deserving because he worked so hard."