NCAA Football

HOKE HEADS TO MICHIGAN, LONG TO TAKE OVER AS AZTECS' TOP FOOTBALL COACH

by Christopher Mohr

 

January 12, 2011 (San Diego) - In spite of Aztecs fans' wishes to the contrary, San Diego State head football coach Brady Hoke will take over the head coaching position at the University of Michigan. Hoke's move to Ann Arbor ends days of speculation that followed the firing of previous Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez on January 4th. 

 

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HOLIDAY MIRACLE: AZTECS WIN POINSETTIA BOWL WITH 35-14 WIN OVER MIDSHIPMEN

by Christopher Mohr

 

December 25, 2010 (San Diego) - The San Diego State University Aztecs won a bowl game for the first time in 41 years with a 35-14 victory over the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen Thursday night (12/23) at Qualcomm Stadium. Ronnie Hillman scored four touchdowns and rushed for 228 yards to lead the offense.

That the game even took place as scheduled was nothing short of a miracle. Flooding from recent storms submerged the field in water up to two feet deep in some places 24 hours before the game.


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NCAA FOOTBALL: Q & A With PETE THOMAS, COLORADO STATE QUARTERBACK, VALHALLA ALUM

by Christopher Mohr

 

August 26, 2010 (La Mesa) - The 2009 football season was one of unprecedented achievement for the Norsemen of Valhalla High School. For the first time in the school's 35 year history, the team won a league title. Unfortunately the season did not end on a high note as the Norsemen suffered a disappointing 24-20 loss to Helix High School in the quarterfinals of the CIF playoffs.


One of the major contributors to the team's success in 2009, quarterback Pete Thomas, had previously committed to attend Arizona State University. After some changes in offensive philosophy at ASU, Thomas decided to go to Colorado State University instead.


Thomas earned enough credits to graduate mid-year from Valhalla and started attending classes last spring at CSU. After he participated in spring practice and performed well in training camp this summer, CSU coach Steve Fairchild announced that Thomas would be his starting quarterback for the Rams' 2010 season opener against the University of Colorado.


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