JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jacksonville State offensive coordinator Calvin Magee has died. He was 59.
The school said the longtime college football coach died on Friday but didn't release the cause of death.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is adding Jacksonville State and to its 2023 football schedule.
The South Carolina Gamecocks announced the move Wednesday. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks will take the place of previously scheduled Liberty on Nov.
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jacksonville State has hired former major college head coach Rich Rodriguez to lead its program into the FBS level.
Rodriguez is a former coach at Arizona, Michigan and West Virginia.
The Arizona Wildcats lost to Arizona State 42-30 Saturday at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. Here are some pertinent notes, quotes and statistics:
* Arizona ended the regular season losing three of its final four games to fall to 7-5, 5-4 in the Pac-12.
Jim Leavitt proved to be Khalil Tate’s kryptonite.
In Tate’s first start this season he set an FBS record for rushing yards by a quarterback (327) and accounted for five touchdowns during Arizona’s 45-42 victory at Colorado.
Notes and takeaways from Arizona Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez’s weekly Monday news conference at the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility:
* UA quarterback Khalil Tate became the first player since USC’s Rodney Peete in 1988 to be named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week three weeks in a row.
Notes and takeaways from the Arizona Wildcats’ weekly Monday news conference at the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility:
* UA coach Rich Rodriguez addressed the question of why he didn’t start quarterback Khalil Tate from the get-go this season.
RichRod ‘hopeful’ that DeAndre’ Miller, Parker Zellers will return for Arizona Wildcats vs. Colorado
Notes and takeaways from the Arizona Wildcats’ media availability after practice Thursday as the team continued bye-week workouts:
* UA coach Rich Rodriguez said he’s “hopeful” that defensive tackle Parker Zellers (ankle) and “Stud” DeAndre’ Miller (foot) will return for the Colorado game.
QB Brandon Dawkins’ starting spot secure, but Khalil Tate’s return gives Arizona Wildcats second option
Rich Rodriguez didn’t dance around the subject.
“Brandon Dawkins is still our starter,” the Arizona coach said Tuesday, shortly after the Wildcats’ first bye-week practice.
That probably isn’t the most popular proclamation, but Rodriguez remains convinced that his talented but erratic quarterback “can play better.” Rodriguez did add this, though:
Arizona might have to fight to keep Cienega quarterback Jamarye Joiner committed, but Wildcats need him
The Arizona Wildcats have a quarterback problem right now, and the solution might just be 30 minutes down Interstate 10.
Cienega’s Jamarye Joiner is perhaps the best quarterback in Tucson since Sahuaro’s Rodney Peete was here 34 years ago and he is, for now at least, committed to the UA.