Posts Tagged ‘pac-10’

John Henderson of the Denver Post writes that Redskins assistant coach Jon Embree will be the next head coach at Colorado and that Eric Bieniemy will be named as the offensive coordinator. The source is former Buffaloes coach Bill McCartney who is quoted as saying, “It was never about me doing it again. It was about setting the table for a black man to come in as head coach. And he athletic director Mike Bohn hired one. Now, give him a chance.”

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times writes that Arizona State football coach Dennis Erickson is “desperately needing an upset or two to save the season,” but that Arizona State will have a lot of pieces in place for whoever is coaching the Sun Devils in 2011.

Adam Zuvanich (@ZuviesViews) of the Lubbock Avalanche Journal writes that New Mexico coach Mike Locksley tops his list of coaches on the hot seat, followed by Colorado’s Dan Hawkins, Washington State’s Paul Wulff, and Texas A&M’s Mike Sherman now find themselves on the hot seat.

Zuvanich writes that Locksley and the Lobos are 0-6 and has lost their games by an average of 34 points. This on the heels of getting into an altercation with an assistant coach and being accused of discriminating against a longtime university employee.  All of this in the span of about 12 months.

Diamond Leung of writes that a new book by George Dohrmann, “Play Their Hearts Out,” claims that UCLA coach Ben Howland and former Buckeye and current college basketball analyst Clark Kellogg improperly contacted the family of guard Roberto Nelson. Howland denies the claim and an Ohio State compliance official told the Columbus Dispatch that a violation was not commited. NCAA rules prohibit former players from recruiting players to their alma mater. Kellogg told the Dispatch he was not representing Ohio State during the call, which was facilitated by a third party, a person he could not recall. Nelson ended up at Oregon State where he sat out last season due to NCAA eligibility guidelines.

Andy Katz of cites sources who say that Pac-10 divisions could hinge on California and Stanford. The divisions could be announced next week and be in place for the 2011-12 football season. The Oregon and Washington schools will agree to a north-south split, but only if Stanford and Cal are in their division instead of Colorado and Utah. Stanford and Cal want to stay with their Golden State rivals.