Jay Elsen

Coyote Corner: Patience Paying Off For Sycamores

The reality of life in the Missouri Valley Football Conference is that there are no "bye weeks." No one is more aware of that than the Coyotes (1-6, 0-4 MVFC), who are hoping to snap a five-game losing streak Saturday at No. 18 Indiana State (6-2, 4-1 MVFC). As their record indicates, the Sycamores - the fourth top-20 team USD will face this...
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Coyote Corner: All Business in Springfield

With both teams already eliminated from postseason contention, there doesn't seem to be much at stake for Saturday's showdown between USD (1-4, 0-2 MVFC) and Missouri State (0-6, 0-3 MVFC). Just don't tell that to the Coyotes. They need this game. After consecutive close losses to then No. 12 Illinois State and Western Illinois - which marks the...
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USD Football: Meet The Coyotes

Position battles are always a big part of preseason practice. And with USD's season opener at Montana now just days away, here's a quick introduction to the players that have climbed to the top of the Coyotes' depth chart. Offense The USD offense averaged over 330 yards and 27 points per game last season. But graduation took a serious toll,...
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USD Football: Scouting The Griz

The Joe Glenn era will officially get underway this Saturday, Sept. 1 when USD visits Montana. It will be a homecoming, of sorts, for Coach Glenn. He coached the Grizzlies from 2000-2002, leading the team to a national championship in 2001. Unrest In Missoula The Griz are a perennial FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) contender and...
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All-IFL Teams Announced

The Indoor Football League has announced its all-league teams for the 2012 season.  The Sioux Falls Storm (14-0) had a league-high six selections, while the Tri-Cities Fever (12-2), the No. 1 seed in the Intense Conference, landed five players on the first and second teams. First Team All-IFL: Offense Quarterback: Chris Dixon, Sioux...
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Beef Barred From IFL Playoffs

When the Indoor Football League playoffs kick off this weekend, one qualifying team will be watching. The Omaha Beef, which dropped a 59-20 decision at Sioux Falls in last week's regular season finale, is one of three teams  in the United Conference  to finish the regular season with a 6-8 record. According to league tiebreaking procedures,...
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