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And that’s that …

University at Buffalo President John Simpson and UB Athletic Director Warde Manuel named Turner Gill the 23rd head football coach at University at Buffalo on Dec. 16, 2005. Gill signed a contract extention to continue being the head coach at Buffalo on Dec. 16, 2008. (File photo by Paul Hokanson)

University at Buffalo President John Simpson and UB Athletic Director Warde Manuel named Turner Gill the 23rd head football coach at University at Buffalo on Dec. 16, 2005. Gill signed a contract extension to continue being the head coach at Buffalo on Dec. 16, 2008. (File photo by Paul Hokanson)

Three years, to the day, that Turner Gill was announced as head coach at University at Buffalo, he signed a contract extension to continue coaching the Bulls.

Today the school and Gill announced that Gill would stay on as head coach for the Bulls with a contract extension that will go through the 2013 season.

Gill will receive a pay raise — as will his assistants — which will make him one of the highest paid coaches in the Mid-American Conference.

“On the day I came here to be the head coach I told my team that one day we would be successful here at the University at Buffalo,” Gill said in a statement.

“Now, more than ever, I have never been more proud to be the head coach of this program at this great academic institution. This program has proven it can win now and it is built to continue to win in the future. I am grateful to president John Simpson and athletic director Warde Manuel for their continued support and faith in me as a football coach and leader of young men.”

Gill has been mentioned for job openings at Syracuse, Auburn and Iowa State. He has a record of 15-22 in three years coaching the Bulls — a team that had won a total of 10 games in the seven years prior to Gill taking over. Continue reading

Question of the BCS

President-elect Barack Obama points to supporters after his acceptance speech at the election night rally in Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. (AP)

President-elect Barack Obama points to supporters after his acceptance speech at the election night rally in Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. (AP)

In the past couple of days there has been much talk about the BCS. Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, USC head coach Pete Carroll and Jo Pa from Penn State have all come out against college football’s championship.

Not only that, but leading up to the elections of the past week, now President-elect Barack Obama spoke out against the BCS saying “it’s time for a playoff.” However, some people still like the BCS and don’t mind how it stirs conversation and controversy in the land of college sports.

With that in mind I can’t help but think about the different choices and what I would like to see done. Obviously, there are a few changes that I think should happen in the college football landscape. Continue reading

Jo Pa suspends 3

Who says that Jo Pa doesn’t discipline his players anymore? Oh, wait. You were talking about how there have been more than 60 arrests made from players on the Penn State football team since 2002? So what you’re getting at is that it’s out of control? But Jo Pa says it’s just a “W-I-T-C-H H-U-N-T”! Oh, it’s not? OK.

Well in the latest round of “Lets Make a (Penn State football) Arrest!,” Maurice Evans, Abe Koroma and Andrew Quarless have been called on down. These three have been suspended Continue reading