Jay Elsen

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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Coyote Corner: Weis has KU on alert

With eight FCS schools securing upsets over FBS programs on the opening weekend of the college football season, Kansas coach Charlie Weis wants to be sure his team comes ready to play against South Dakota on Sept. 7. Weis told reporters during Monday's Big 12 coaches teleconference that Kansas State's loss to North Dakota State hit especially...
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Coyote Corner: First Test For Improved O-Line

When the 2012 season came to a close, the USD coaching staff circled the offensive line as one of the areas in need of the greatest improvement. That group had to get better, and the entire offseason program was designed to ensure that it did. Once fall camp arrived, it didn't take long to notice a difference. Junior quarterback Josh Vander Maten...
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