Jay Elsen

Coyote Corner: Murtha, Manning lost for season

Last week's win over Missouri State has proven costly for USD in more ways than one. In addition to Tyler Starr's disqualification and impending half-game suspension, the Coyotes lost two other starters to season-ending injuries. Senior offensive lineman Marc Murtha and junior fullback Tom Manning each suffered knee injuries against the...
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Coyote Corner: Starr Suspension Upheld

It's official. Joe Glenn confirmed today that South Dakota has lost it's appeal of the targeting call against standout linebacker Tyler Starr. That means Starr - who leads the team with nine-and-a-half tackles for loss and six sacks this season - will have to sit out the first half of Saturday's game against Indiana State (1-4, 0-1 MVFC). Glenn...
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Coyote Corner: Notes on NAU

The USD football team faces its single longest road trip of the season this week, as it heads to Flagstaff, Ariz. for a non-conference game against No. 22 Northern Arizona. Common Opponent Both teams come into the game with 1-1 records and, ironically, both teams' wins have come against UC Davis. The Coyotes defeated the Aggies 10-7 in their...
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Coyote Corner: Q & A With David Herbster

Dave Boots' sudden retirement caught a lot of people by surprise, including USD athletic director David Herbster. In the days that followed, Herbster was forced to quickly and carefully consider his options. He ultimately decided to name Boots' longtime assistant Joey James as the program's interim head coach, while also announcing his intent...
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Coyote Corner: USD-KU Gameday

Kickoff between the Coyotes and Kansas Jayhawks is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan., and that's a good thing. As of right now, the temperature stands at 99 degrees, with a heat index of about 104, and it's a good 20 degrees warmer on the Kivisto Field turf. The temp is only expected to drop a couple of degrees by kickoff,...
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Coyote Corner: Reaction to Boots' Retirement

It's safe to say that Dave Boots' retirement caught pretty much everybody, from the administration to the players, off guard. Boots, who had compiled a record of 503-235 in 25 seasons with the Coyotes, quietly broke the news to athletic director David Herbster Tuesday morning. He informed the team of his decision following an afternoon...
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