Indiana looking for improvement against Eastern Illinois
Indiana defensive coordinator Kane Wommack knows all about Eastern Illinois football.
He remembers making the FCS playoffs during his two-year stint as the Panthers defensive coordinator,...
New Atlanta football team: no wins, lots of coaching changes
ATLANTA (AP) — The new Alliance of American Football's Atlanta Legends are winless after three games and last in the league in scoring.
Put some of the blame on a coaching staff that keeps...
Former Vikes coach Childress quits AAF team before 1st game
ATLANTA (AP) — Brad Childress didn't make it to his first game as coach of the Atlanta Legends in the Alliance of American Football.
The new spring league announced Wednesday that Childress has "stepped away from his role" a month before the first game. No reason was given for his decision. The former Minnesota Vikings coach will be replaced by Kevin Coyle, who had signed on to be the Legends' defensive coordinator.
Alliance to open Saturday night after Super Bowl
The Alliance of American Football will begin its first season the night of Feb. 9, the Saturday after the Super Bowl, when the Atlanta Legends visit the Orlando Apollos, and the San Diego Fleet are at the San Antonio Commanders.
On the next day, the eight-team, 10-week league will have the Memphis Express at the Birmingham Iron, and the Salt Lake Stallions visiting the Arizona Hotshots.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) — Birmingham will be the seventh city with a team in the new Alliance of American Football.
The spring league, which will begin play the weekend after the Super Bowl in February, announced the addition of the Alabama city on Monday.
Already in the Alliance are San Diego, Atlanta, Orlando, Memphis, Salt Lake City and Phoenix.
San Diego becomes 6th Alliance league member
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego will be the site of the sixth franchise in the Alliance of American Football league that debuts next February.
The team will play at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium, the former Qualcomm Stadium that was the home of the Chargers. It joins Atlanta, Orlando, Memphis, Salt Lake City and Phoenix with teams in the new league that will begin play the weekend after the Super Bowl.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Phoenix has been awarded the fifth franchise in the new Alliance of American Football, which will begin play the week after the Super Bowl next winter.
The team joins Memphis, Orlando, Salt Lake City and Atlanta in the league and will play in Sun Devil Stadium on the Arizona State campus.
The Arizona entry's coach will be announced at a news conference Friday.
Vikings’ Zygi Wilf, Rick Spielman stick to their guns for another NFL draft
As a prospect, Zygi Wilf was a mid-round draft pick with high motor in desperate need of coaching.
Remember three of Wilf’s first important decisions as the Vikings owner? He …
• Fired Mike Tice minutes after he coached a mediocre roster to a victory that resulted in a 9-7 record, one year after Tice coached a mediocre roster to a playoff victory at Green Bay.
• Hired Brad Childress as coach because he feared Childress would land with the Packers. (Childress wasn’t going to land with the Packers.)
ATLANTA (AP) — Michael Vick's second try for a football championship in Atlanta will come as a coach.
Atlanta was announced on Wednesday as the choice to join Orlando as franchises in the new Alliance of American Football that will begin play next February.
The Atlanta Alliance has hired former NFL coach Brad Childress as its head coach. Vick, the former Falcons quarterback, will serve as Childress' offensive coordinator.
Chicago Bears announce Matt Nagy’s complete coaching staff
The Bears have officially announced Matt Nagy’s complete coaching staff for the 2018 season, including all of defensive coordinator Vic Fangio’s assistants, whose return was assumed but never previously confirmed.
Bears hire Childress as consultant, finalize Nagy’s staff
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears hired former Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress as an offensive consultant and finalized new coach Matt Nagy's staff.
Childress coached the Vikings from 2006-10 and worked alongside Nagy as a member of Andy Reid's staff in Kansas City from 2013-17. Childress announced his retirement after the season. But the lure of working with Nagy apparently was strong.
Brad Childress retires in Chiefs’ coaching staff shakeup
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have announced the retirement of assistant head coach Brad Childress and promoted Mike Kafka to quarterbacks coach as part of a series of changes to coach Andy Reid's staff.
The 61-year-old Childress was head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 2006-10. He first worked in the NFL as a coach over 30 years ago.
Vikings search for a new offensive coordinator begins close to home
As the Vikings begin their search for a new offensive coordinator, they have interviews set up with a pair of candidates who know each other well.
According to a league source, Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski will interview for the job at coach Mike Zimmer’s ranch in northern Kentucky this weekend. CBS Sports also reported the team will talk with former Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who was the Vikings’ offensive coordinator from 2006 to ’10 under Brad Childress.
Hub Arkush: What did Matt Nagy learn from Andy Reid?
CHICAGO — Here is one thing we knew about Matt Nagy the second the Bears hired him to be the 16th head football coach in franchise history.
Vikings helped develop the monster that is Drew Brees and the Saints
Since 1998, two Vikings teams have won 12 or more games. Drew Brees beat the 12-win 2009 Vikings in the NFC Championship Game and will try to beat the 13-win 2017 Vikings on Sunday.
If Brees derails another Vikings team, you can blame a diverse set of characters, and none are named Naufahu Tahi or Gregg Williams.
Blame Alabama coach Nick Saban, who on Monday won another college football national title.
Is Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski grinding toward a coordinator job?
You know time flies when you look up and even young Kevin Stefanski has literally become an NFL graybeard.
Yes, it was 12 years ago that the Vikings quarterbacks coach was a 23-year-old kid packing up his car and following Brad Childress from Philadelphia to Minneapolis to be a teeny part of the staff that succeeded Mike Tice.
Vikings QB coach has weathered the storm in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings' great survivor was 23 years old when he came to the Twin Cities unaware of where his new job would take him.
Kevin Stefanski packed up his car and headed to the Midwest with new coach Brad Childress, not to join the coaching staff or the front office, but to sit in a desk outside Childress' office and take care of the day-to-day tasks that were beneath the head coach's purview.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid makes minor moves to coaching staff
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have promoted Brad Childress to assistant head coach and announced that Matt Nagy will take over as the sole offensive coordinator in a minor shake-up of Andy Reid's staff.
Childress and Nagy served as co-offensive coordinators last season. Their new roles were announced Monday.
Childress takes over from David Culley, who served as assistant head coach and wide receivers coach last season. Culley left in the offseason to be the quarterbacks coach in Buffalo.