Colorado State University
Colorado State University is a public research university in Fort Collins, Colorado. The university is the state's land grant university and the flagship university of the Colorado State University System; the current enrollment is 33,877 students, including resident and non-resident instruction students. The university has 2,000 faculty in eight colleges and 55 academic departments. Bachelor's degrees are offered with master's degrees in 55 fields. Colorado State confers doctoral degrees in 40 fields of study, in addition to a professional degree in veterinary medicine. In fiscal year 2012, CSU spent $375.9 million on research and development, ranking 60th in the nation overall and 34th when excluding medical school spending. CSU graduates include Pulitzer Prize winners, astronauts, CEOs, two former governors of Colorado. Arising from the Morrill Act, the act to create the university was signed by the Colorado Territory governor Edward M. McCook in 1870. While a board of 12 trustees was formed to "purchase and manage property, erect buildings, establish basic rules for governing the institutions and employ buildings," the near complete lack of funding by the territorial legislature for this mission hampered progress.
The first 30-acre parcel of land for the campus was deeded in 1871 by Robert Dazell. In 1872, the Larimer County Land Improvement Company contributed a second 80-acre parcel; the first $1000 to erect buildings was allocated by the territorial legislature in 1874. The funds were not and trustees were required to find a matching amount, which they obtained from local citizens and businesses. Among the institutions which donated matching funds was the local Grange, involved in the early establishment of the university; as part of this effort, in the spring of 1874 Grange No. 6 held a picnic and planting event at the corner of College Avenue and West Laurel Street, plowed and seeded 20 acres of wheat on a nearby field. Within several months, the university's first building, a 16-foot -by-24-foot red brick building nicknamed the "Claim Shanty" was finished, providing the first tangible presence of the institution in Fort Collins. After Colorado achieved statehood in 1876, the territorial law establishing the college was required to be reauthorized.
In 1877, the state legislature created the eight-member State Board of Agriculture to govern the school. Early in the 21st century, the governing board was renamed the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System; the legislature authorized a railroad right-of-way across the campus and a mill levy to raise money for construction of the campus' first main building, Old Main, completed in December 1878. Despite wall cracks and other structural problems suffered during its first year, the building was opened in time for the welcoming of the first five students on September 1, 1879 by university president Elijah Evan Edwards. Enrollment grew to 25 by 1880. During the first term at Colorado Agricultural College in fall 1879, the school functioned more as a college-prep school than a college because of the lack of trained students; the first course offerings were arithmetic, English, U. S. history, natural philosophy and farm economy. Students labored on the college farm and attended daily chapel services.
The spring term provided the first true college-level instruction. Despite his accomplishments, Edwards resigned in spring 1882 because of conflicts with the State Board of Agriculture, a young faculty member, with students; the board's next appointee as president was Charles Ingersoll, a graduate and former faculty member at Michigan State Agricultural College, who began his nine years of service at CAC with just two full-time faculty members and 67 students, 24 of whom were women. Agricultural research would grow under Ingersoll; the Hatch Act of 1887 provided federal funds to establish and maintain experiment stations at land-grant colleges. Ainsworth Blount, CAC's first professor of practical agriculture and manager of the College Farm, had become known as a "one man experiment station", the Hatch Act expanded his original station to five Colorado locations; the curriculum expanded as well, introducing coursework in engineering, animal science, liberal arts. New faculty members brought expertise in botany, horticulture and irrigation engineering.
CAC made its first attempts at animal science during 1883–84, when it hired veterinary surgeon George Faville. Faville conducted free weekly clinics for student instruction and treatment of local citizen's diseased or injured animals. Veterinary science at the college languished for many years following Faville's departure in 1886. President Ingersoll believed. Despite the reluctance of the institution's governing board, CAC began opening the door to liberal arts in 1885, by Ingersoll's last year at CAC the college had instituted a "Ladies Course" that offered junior and senior women classes in drawing and typewriting, foreign languages, landscape gardening and psychology. Ingersoll's belief in liberal yet practical education conflicted with the narrower focus of the State Board of Agriculture, a final clash in April 1891 led to his resignation. In 1884, CAC would celebrate the commencement of its first three graduates. One of the early notable professors was Louis George Carpenter, happy to be called "Professor Carp."
He was a college Professor and the Dean of Engineering & Physics at Colorado State University known as the Colorado Agricultural College. He was
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football program represents Middle Tennessee State University in the sport of American football. The Blue Raiders compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the East Division of Conference USA, they are coached by Rick Stockstill, who started in 2006. Middle Tennessee has appeared in seven I-AA playoffs; the Blue Raiders play their home games at the Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium which has a seating capacity of 30,788. Middle Tennessee State University first fielded a football team in 1911 under the direction of head coach L. T. "Mutt" Weber. From 1913–1923, Alfred B. Miles led the Blue Raiders football program; the 1914 football season led by Miles was its first undefeated season, with five straight victories after a tie with Cumberland. Frank Faulkinberry was hired as MTSU's head coach after Miles' departure. During his tenure, the Blue Raiders compiled a record of 33–26–4. Faulkinberry was found shot to death in his garage on May 13, 1933, a suspected suicide being the cause.
E. M. Waller compiled a 3 -- 14 -- 1 record. Waller resigned due to the team's struggles after two seasons. Johnny Floyd led the Blue Raiders for four seasons. Under his tutelage, the Blue Raiders compiled a record of 30–8–1. Floyd's 1935 team went a perfect 8–0. However, a 2–6 campaign in 1938 ended his time in Murfreesboro. Ernest Alley was named the next head coach of MTSU football, in his one-season, the Blue Raiders compiled a 1–6–1 record. Elwin W. Midgett led the Blue Raiders for four seasons (MTSU did not field a football team from 1943–1945 because of World War II. In 1940, Midgett led the Blue Raiders to a 4–4 mark. In 1941, the Blue Raiders posted a 4–3–1 campaign, followed by 4–2–1 in 1942, 6–2–1 in 1946. Charles Murphy is the longest-tenured and winningest head coach in MTSU, football history, with a 155–63–8 record in 22 seasons as MTSU's head coach. Under Murphy's tutelage, the Blue Raiders posted four undefeated seasons along with 17 winning seasons and four bowl appearances. Murphy was asked to resign at MTSU after a 2–8 campaign in 1968.
Succeeding Murphy as the Blue Raiders head coach was Donald Fuoss, who only lasted for one season, a 1–9 campaign in 1969 that resulted in his firing. Bill Peck took over as head coach in 1970 and brought improvement to Murfreesboro. In his first season, the Blue Raiders posted a 6–3–1 record. In 1971, MTSU posted a record of 7–4; that was followed by a 7–3–1 mark in 1972, a 4–7 mark in 1973 and a 3–8 campaign in 1974. Peck was asked to resign after back to back losing seasons to end his tenure. Ben Hurt took over the Blue Raiders in 1975. Under his tutelage, in 1975, MTSU posted a 4–7 mark; that was followed by another 4–7 campaign in 1976. In 1977, Hurt's Blue Raiders posted a 3–8 record, followed by a 1–9–1 1978 season, after which Hurt was fired. Austin Peay head coach James Donnelly was hired as MTSU's head coach in 1979. Under his leadership, the MTSU football program compiled a record of 133–80–1. Donnelly is the second winningest football coach in MTSU history. Of his 20 seasons at the helm, 15 of them were winning seasons and four of them were seasons of at least 10 wins.
Donnelly resigned after a 5–5 season in 1998. Baylor assistant coach Andy McCollum took over for Donnelly in 1999. McCollum led the Blue Raiders to a 6 -- their first as an FBS program. In 2001, McCollum oversaw an offense that ranked fifth nationally and MTSU finished 8–3 as the runner-up behind North Texas which won the Sun Belt Conference championship. In 2005, MTSU's defense ranked ninth nationally. McCollum was fired after the 2005 season. In 2006, South Carolina tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Rick Stockstill got the head coaching job at Middle Tennessee State. In his first season, Stockstill led the Blue Raiders to the program's second bowl game as well as a share of the Sun Belt Conference title, he was that year named the conference coach of the year. The 2007 and 2008 seasons saw. However, in 2009, Stockstill and the Blue Raiders went 10–3 and won the New Orleans Bowl, the third bowl victory in school history. Again, Stockstill was named conference coach of the year for the 2009 season.
The Blue Raiders went to another bowl in 2010, they finished the season 6–7 after losing the GoDaddy.com Bowl. After the successful 2009 season, he turned down several offers from other schools, including Conference USA's East Carolina and Memphis, citing that it was not the right time to leave the Blue Raiders. Stockstill has led MTSU to seven bowl games in 13 years. In 2016, Stockstill led the Blue Raiders to an 8–5, 5–3 in C-USA play to finish in third place in the East Division, they were invited to the Hawaii Bowl. In 2017, Stockstill led the Blue Raiders to a 7–6, 4–4 in C-USA play to finish for a tie in third place in the East Division, they were invited to the 2017 Camellia Bowl. Middle Tennessee has affiliated with multiple conferences. Independent Ohio Valley Conference Independent Sun Belt Conference Conference USA Middle Tennessee has won 13 conference championships, seven outright and six shared. † Co-championship As a member of Conference USA since 2013, Middle Tennessee competes in the East Division.
The Blue Raiders have won one division title. Middle Tennessee has appeared in twelve bowl games as a program, with four of those falling as a non-Division I Bowl game; the Blue Raiders have a record of 4–8. MT appeared twice in the Tangerine Bowl (now the Citrus
In North America, a bowl game is one of a number of post-season college football games that are played by teams belonging to the NCAA's Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. For most of its history, the Division I Bowl Subdivision had avoided using a playoff tournament to determine an annual national champion, instead traditionally determined by a vote of sports writers and other non-players. In place of such a playoff, various cities across the United States developed their own regional festivals featuring post-season college football games. Prior to 2002, bowl game statistics were not included in players' career totals and the games were considered to be exhibition games involving a payout to participating teams. Despite attempts to establish a permanent system to determine the FBS national champion on the field, various bowl games continue to be held because of the vested economic interests entrenched in them. Bowl games featured the best teams in college football, with strict bowl eligibility requirements for teams to receive an invitation to a bowl game in a particular year.
The number of bowl games has grown, reaching 20 games by the 1997 season rapidly expanding beyond 30 games by the 2006 season and 40 team-competitive games by the 2015 season. The increase in bowl games has necessitated a significant easing of the NCAA bowl eligibility rules, since reduced to allow teams with non-winning 6–6 records and losing 5–6 and 5–7 seasons to fill some of the many available bowl slots; the term "bowl" originated from the Rose Bowl stadium, site of the first post-season college football games. The Rose Bowl Stadium, in turn, takes its name and bowl-shaped design from the Yale Bowl, the prototype of many football stadiums in the United States; the term has since become synonymous with any major American football event collegiate football with some significant exceptions. Two examples are the Egg Bowl, the name of the annual matchup between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Ole Miss Rebels, the Iron Bowl, a nickname given to the annual game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers.
In professional football, the names of the National Football League's "Super Bowl" and "Pro Bowl" are references to college football bowl games. The use of the term has crossed over into collegiate Canadian football. A notable example is the annual Banjo Bowl between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. U Sports plays two semi-final "bowl games" before the Vanier Cup national championship game, the Uteck Bowl and the Mitchell Bowl; the matchups are determined on a conference rotation basis, with the Uteck Bowl being played at the easternmost host team, while the Mitchell is at the westernmost host team. The history of the bowl game began with the 1902 Tournament East-West football game, sponsored by the Tournament of Roses Association between Michigan and Stanford, a game which Michigan won 49-0; the Tournament of Roses sponsored an annual contest starting with the 1916 Tournament East-West Football Game. With the 1923 Rose Bowl it began to be played at the newly completed Rose Bowl stadium, thus the contest itself became known as the Rose Bowl game.
The name "bowl" to describe the games thus comes from the Rose Bowl stadium. Other cities saw the promotional value for tourism that the Tournament of Roses parade and Rose Bowl carried and began to develop their own regional festivals which included college football games; the label "bowl" was attached to the festival name though the games were not always played in bowl-shaped stadiums. The historic timing of bowl games, around the new year, is the result of two factors—warm climate and ease of travel; the original bowls began in warm climates such as Southern California, Louisiana and Texas as a way to promote the area for tourism and business. Since commercial air travel was either non-existent or limited, the games were scheduled well after the end of the regular season to allow fans to travel to the game site. While modern travel is more convenient, all but 5 of 41 bowl games are still located in cities below 36° N. Currently, college football bowl games are played from mid-December to early January.
As the number of bowl games has increased, the number of games a team would need to win to be invited to a bowl game has decreased. With a 12-game schedule, a number of teams with only 5 wins have been invited to a bowl game; as of the completion of the 2016 season, the University of Alabama has played in more bowl games than any other school, with 64 appearances. Alabama holds the record for most bowl victories with 37; as of the 2016 season, Florida State has the record of consecutive bowl births at 36 bowl appearances, however, it is not recognized by the NCAA due to the NCAA vacated FSU's 2006 Emerald Bowl victory over UCLA due to an academic issue. Virginia Tech Hokies have the longest active streak of consecutive bowl appearances with 25 recognized by the NCAA; the Rose Bowl was the only major college bowl game in 1930. By 1940, there were five major college bowl games: the Rose Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the Cotton Bowl Classic, the Orange Bowl, the Sun Bowl. By 1950, the number had increased to eight games.
This figure of eight bowl games persisted t
Air Force Falcons football
The Air Force Falcons football program represents the United States Air Force Academy in college football at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision level. Air Force has been a member of the Mountain West Conference since its founding in 1999; the Falcons play their home games at Falcon Stadium in Colorado. Troy Calhoun has been the team's head coach since 2007; the three major service academies—Air Force and Navy—compete for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, awarded to the academy that defeats the others in football that year. The Falcons are not only recognized by the lightning bolt on the side of their helmets, but their traditional option attack. Air Force is one of the premier rushing teams in the nation. Since Fisher DeBerry took over as Falcons head coach in 1984, they have ranked among the nation's top 10 in rushing 19 times in 21 years; the Air Force football team has enjoyed success not only on the field but in the classroom. In 49 years of Air Force football, there have been 39 Academic All-Americans.
1985 was the most successful season in Air Force football history. Under second-year coach Fisher DeBerry, the Falcons came within one win of playing for the national championship, they recorded 10 straight wins to start the season, climbed the polls to #2 in the nation, but lost to BYU 28–21 in the penultimate game of the regular season. Air Force rebounded with a bowl game win over Texas in the Bluebonnet Bowl and finished with a 12–1 record as the #5 ranked team in the nation. Air Force has been affiliated with the following conferences. Independent Western Athletic Conference Mountain West Conference † Co-champions Commander in Chief's Trophy Winners: 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989–1992, 1994, 1995, 1997–2002, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016. Since 1980, the Falcons and Colorado State Rams have competed for the Ram–Falcon Trophy. Air Force holds a 21-14 advantage over Colorado State in games that the trophy has been contested in. Air Force has played in 26 bowl games with a 12 -- 13 -- 1 record, their highest finish in the polls was fifth in 1985.
In over 60 years of play in college football, the Falcons have had seven head coaches. Falcon home games are played in Falcon Stadium, which sits below the main campus at an elevation of 6,621 feet above sea level. Pre-game activities include flyovers by USAF aircraft, including the F-15 and B-2; the highest attendance at a home game was 56,409 spectators in 2002, when the Falcons battled the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Beau Morgan: He became the first player in NCAA history to rush and pass for over 1,000 yards in a season twice, he broke the NCAA single season rushing record for a quarterback, along with being only the second player in NCAA history to run and pass for 3,000 yards in a career. Academic All-Americans at Air Force. Troy Calhoun – Head Coach Steve Russ – Asst. Head Coach/Def. Coord./DBs Mike Thiessen – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Clay Hendrix – Assoc. Head Coach/Off. Line Matt McGettigan – Strength/Conditioning Ron Vanderlinden – Inside Linebackers Matt Weikert – Outside Linebackers Jake Campbell – Assistant Backfield Tim Cross – Defensive Line Ben Miller – Running Backs/Special Teams Coordinator Steed Lobotzke – Tight Ends Derek Lewis – Wide Receivers John Rudzinski – Defensive Coordinator Steve Senn – Director of Recruiting and Player Personnel Capt. Ross Weaver – Asst.
Off. Line Chris Miller – Director of Football Video Operations Janel Mitchell – Administrative Assistant Scott Richardson – Equipment Supervisor/Head Football Equipment Manager Announced schedules as of July 15, 2015. Air Force has a traditional rivalry against the other two FBS service academies and Navy. Air Force has won the trophy 20 times, more than either Army or Navy. Among other schools, Air Force has played more games against Colorado State and Wyoming, having played each school 57 times since 1957, the Falcons' first season. Below are Air Force's record against its top ten most-played opponents since 1957. Official website
New Orleans is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U. S. state of Louisiana. With an estimated population of 393,292 in 2017, it is the most populous city in Louisiana. A major port, New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States. New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinct music, Creole cuisine, unique dialect, its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras; the historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street. The city has been described as the "most unique" in the United States, owing in large part to its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. Founded in 1718 by French colonists, New Orleans was once the territorial capital of French Louisiana before being traded to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. New Orleans in 1840 was the third-most populous city in the United States, it was the largest city in the American South from the Antebellum era until after World War II.
The city's location and flat elevation have made it vulnerable to flooding. State and federal authorities have installed a complex system of levees and drainage pumps in an effort to protect the city. New Orleans was affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which resulted in flooding more than 80% of the city, thousands of deaths, so much displacement because of damaged communities and lost housing as to cause a population decline of over 50%. Since Katrina, major redevelopment efforts have led to a rebound in the city's population. Concerns about gentrification, new residents buying property in closely knit communities, displacement of longtime residents have been expressed; the city and Orleans Parish are coterminous. As of 2017, Orleans Parish is the third most-populous parish in Louisiana, behind East Baton Rouge Parish and neighboring Jefferson Parish; the city and parish are bounded by St. Tammany Parish and Lake Pontchartrain to the north, St. Bernard Parish and Lake Borgne to the east, Plaquemines Parish to the south, Jefferson Parish to the south and west.
The city anchors the larger New Orleans metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 1,275,762 in 2017. It is the most populous metropolitan area in Louisiana and the 46th-most populated MSA in the United States; the city is named after the Duke of Orleans, who reigned as Regent for Louis XV from 1715 to 1723. It has many illustrative nicknames: Crescent City alludes to the course of the Lower Mississippi River around and through the city; the Big Easy was a reference by musicians in the early 20th century to the relative ease of finding work there. It may have originated in the Prohibition era, when the city was considered one big speakeasy due to the government's inability to control alcohol sales, in open violation of the 18th Amendment; the City that Care Forgot has been used since at least 1938, refers to the outwardly easy-going, carefree nature of the residents. La Nouvelle-Orléans was founded in the Spring of 1718 by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, on land inhabited by the Chitimacha.
It was named for Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of the Kingdom of France at the time. His title came from the French city of Orléans; the French colony was ceded to the Spanish Empire in the Treaty of Paris, following France's defeat by Great Britain in the Seven Years' War. During the American Revolutionary War, New Orleans was an important port for smuggling aid to the rebels, transporting military equipment and supplies up the Mississippi River. Beginning in the 1760s, Filipinos began to settle around New Orleans. Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez launched a southern campaign against the British from the city in 1779. Nueva Orleans remained under Spanish control until 1803, when it reverted to French rule. Nearly all of the surviving 18th-century architecture of the Vieux Carré dates from the Spanish period, notably excepting the Old Ursuline Convent. Napoleon sold Louisiana to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Thereafter, the city grew with influxes of Americans, French and Africans.
Immigrants were Irish, Germans and Italians. Major commodity crops of sugar and cotton were cultivated with slave labor on nearby large plantations. Thousands of refugees from the 1804 Haitian Revolution, both whites and free people of color, arrived in New Orleans. While Governor Claiborne and other officials wanted to keep out additional free black people, the French Creoles wanted to increase the French-speaking population; as more refugees were allowed into the Territory of Orleans, Haitian émigrés who had first gone to Cuba arrived. Many of the white Francophones had been deported by officials in Cuba in retaliation for Bonapartist schemes. Nearly 90 percent of these immigrants settled in New Orleans; the 1809 migration brought 2,731 whites, 3,102 free people of color, 3,226 slaves of African descent, doubling the city's population. The city became a greater proportion than Charleston, South Carolina's 53 percent. During the final campaign of the War of 1812, the British sent a force of 11,000 in a
San Diego State Aztecs football
The San Diego State Aztecs football team represents San Diego State University in the sport of American football. The Aztecs compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletics Association and the West Division of the Mountain West Conference, they play their homes games at SDCCU Stadium and are coached by Rocky Long. They have won twenty-one conference championships and three national championships at the small college division, they were scheduled to become a football-only member of the Big East Conference in July 2013, but on January 17, the Mountain West's board of directors voted to reinstate San Diego State. San Diego State University was two separate schools. San Diego Normal School had school colors of gold. San Diego Junior College had school colors of gold, they decided to merge schools in 1921 to form San Diego State College. The first school colors of SDSC were blue and gold. During the 1921 school year they had their first football game; the central athletic figure at San Diego State at the time was Charles E. Peterson.
He had been appointed in 1916 as a physical education instructor. After serving in World War I, President Hardy prevailed upon him to return and oversee the school's athletics program. Peterson taught all the men's physical education classes and coached all the intercollegiate teams. After the athletic teams were established in 1921, media referred to the teams as "Staters" or "professors"; the school newspaper tried to encourage "Wampus Cats" during its coverage of the 1923–24 school year. In the fall of 1924, Athletic Director C. E. Peterson urged the students to select a nickname and the school newspaper, The Paper Lantern, invited suggestions. Over the next few issues, names such as Panthers and Thoroughbreds were suggested and submitted to a committee of Dean Al Peterson, C. E. Peterson and a student. In 1925, student leaders chose the nickname "Aztecs" over such other suggestions as "Balboans", they felt the terminology was more representative of a southwest image and the selection met with no dissent.
In February 1925, President Hardy gave his formal approval to the "Aztec" nickname and teams adopted that identity within a week. Purple and gold were adopted for the 1922–23 term but this became a problem because the colors were the same as St. Augustine High School, it didn't go over well when one couldn't tell the difference between an Aztec letterman's sweater and a high school sweater. Purple and gold were the colors of Whittier College, a fierce conference rival at the time. Not to mention the fact that manufacturers of Aztec merchandise in that era refused to guarantee the color fastness of San Diego State's purple hues. Associated Students president Terrence Geddis led the movement for a change and, after pushing for reconsideration of school colors, students got a chance to vote on the matter in December 1927; that was followed by two days of voting the following month where students were to decide between Scarlet and Black and the previous colors and Gold. On January 19, 1928 the tally was 346–201 in favor of Scarlet and Black and it has remained that since.
Don Coryell became the SDSC head coach in 1961, while in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. He led the Aztecs to two "small college" undefeated seasons in 1966 and 1968 and from the College Division to the University Division in 1969. San Diego State was a charter member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association, founded on July 1, 1969. Coryell a total of 12 seasons with the Aztecs, using the philosophy of recruiting only junior college players. There, he compiled a record of 104 wins, 19 losses and 2 ties including a total of three undefeated seasons in 1966, 1968, 1969, his teams had winning streaks of 31 and 25 games, won three bowl games during his tenure. It was at SDSC that Coryell began to emphasize a passing offense and he recounted, "We could only recruit a limited number of runners and linemen against schools like USC and UCLA, and there were a lot of kids in southern California catching the ball. There seemed to be a deeper supply of receivers, and the passing game was open to some new ideas.
Coryell adds, "Finally we decided it's crazy that we can win games by throwing the ball without the best personnel. So we won some games; when we started doing that, we were like 55–5–1. John Madden served as Coryell's defensive assistant at SDSC. Madden had first met Coryell attending a coaching clinic on the I formation led by McKay. "We'd go to these clinics, afterward, everyone would run up to talk to McKay", said Madden. "Coryell was there. I was thinking,'If learned from him, I'll go talk to.' At San Diego State, Coryell helped develop a number of quarterbacks for the NFL, including Don Horn, Jesse Freitas, Dennis Shaw and future NFL MVP Brian Sipe. Wide receivers who went on to the NFL include Isaac Curtis, Gary Garrison, Haven Moses. Coryell coached two players who became actors: Fred Dryer and Carl Weathers. Following the 1972 season, he became head coach of the St. Louis Cardinals. During the 1980s at San Diego State, the Aztecs were led by record-setting quarterbacks Todd Santos and Dan McGwire, who became the tallest quarterback in the history of the NFL.
The Aztecs won the WAC Championship in 1986 and played at home in the Holiday Bowl against Iowa, but lost by a point 39–38. In 1990, the team played Miami in a game that featured a near epic upset. Faulk received an athletic scholarship to attend San Diego State, played running back for the Aztecs. Faulk was r
Arkansas State Red Wolves football
The Arkansas State Red Wolves football team represents Arkansas State University in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Football Bowl Subdivision college football competition. The team was founded in 1911, since 2001, Arkansas State has competed as a member of the Sun Belt Conference, their home field is Centennial Bank Stadium, on campus in Jonesboro, the current head coach is Blake Anderson. In 105 seasons of football, the Red Wolves have won over 450 games, appeared in seven bowl games and claimed eleven conference championships. Arkansas State's most recent conference championship came in 2016 as they claimed their fifth title in six years; until 2008, the team's name was the Arkansas State Indians. The school was founded in 1909, two years Arkansas State fielded its first football team. In 1918, the team was temporarily disbanded due to the First World War. Arkansas State played without conference affiliation until 1929 when it joined the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference.
From 1937 until 1953, Arkansas State competed as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. After the 1941 season the football program was interrupted due to World War II and did not resume until the 1945 season; the school left the AIC in 1950 and would remain independent of conference affiliation for the next 12 years. During the 1950s under coach Forrest England, A-State emerged as a bit of a regional football power, appearing in four post-season bowl games from 1951 to 1953; the Indians compiled a 48–22–9 record under England. The Indians played in two bowls at the end of the 1951 season, winning the Refrigerator Bowl and losing the Tangerine Bowl; the Indians tied the 1953 Tangerine Bowl. In 1953, Arkansas State moved to the NCAA, played as a member of the College Division through 1972; the early part of this era was characterized by mediocre records under several short-term head coaches. In 1962 head coach King Block departed for Nebraska. Bennie Ellender was promoted from defensive backs coach to head coach, replacing Block in 1963 just prior to A-State joining the Southland Conference.
Ellender would serve for 8 seasons compiling a 52–20–4 record culminating in an undefeated 11–0 College Division National Championship year in 1970. This championship season included a victory over Central Missouri State in the Pecan Bowl, the Indians 3rd consecutive bowl appearance under Ellender and 3rd straight Southland Conference championship. Ellender departed after the 1970 season to accept the head football coach position at his alma mater Tulane. In 1973, under head coach Bill Davidson, the Indians were assigned to the newly created Division II, they remained in this classification for one year before being promoted to Division I. Arkansas State recorded an undefeated season in Division I in 1975 and was one of only two undefeated Division I football teams that year. Arkansas State is one of only four institutions to have gone undefeated and not win a National Championship at the Division I-A level. Since Arkansas State was a member of the Southland Conference, the league did not have a bowl game tie-in, Arkansas State was not selected for post-season play despite being undefeated.
As a result of this inequity, the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana was created. Davidson retired after the 1978 season due to health problems. Davidson compiled a 51–32–1 record during his tenure. During the 1980s, under head coach Larry Lacewell, Arkansas State played in the NCAA Division I-AA compiling a 69–58–4 record and making four appearances in the playoffs, including a loss in the national championship game in 1986 to Georgia Southern, 48–21. After the 1986 season Arkansas State became a I-AA Independent. Lacewell left A-State in 1989 after 11 seasons to accept an offer to be Johnny Majors' defensive coordinator at Tennessee. Lacewell's departure came as the decision was being reached for Arkansas State to pursue entry into what is now Division I FBS; the transition from I-AA to I-A football was a painful one for Arkansas State. The school spent most of the decade as a I-A Independent with two separate two-year stints as a member of the Big West Conference. Al Kincaid came to Jonesboro from his post as an assistant at Alabama.
He served as head coach for two seasons. Kincaid was replaced by former Alabama head coach Ray Perkins. Perkins tenure was anticipated but a failure as he posted a 2–9 record in one season before joining Bill Parcells' staff with the New England Patriots as offensive coordinator. Perkins was replaced by offensive line coach John Bobo who oversaw moderate improvements to the team's performance including A-State's first winning record since the start of the transition but he was unable to sustain that success and was fired after the 1996 season. Bobo was replaced by the sought after offensive coordinator at Ohio State, Joe Hollis. Hollis was unable to adapt and posted a 13–43 record in five seasons before being relieved after the 2001 season. In 2001 the Sun Belt Conference added football and Arkansas State joined the conference as an inaugural football member. Steve Roberts came to Arkansas State from Northwestern State and was A-State's head football coach for nine seasons, where he compiled a 45–63 record.
Although Roberts finished with an overall losing record at Arkansas State, the A-State football program made great strides under his leadership. During the 2005 football season, Arkansas State finished the regular season as Sun Belt Conference champions with a record of