that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
Former Texas coach Darryl Royal died today. Something I didn't know is that Royal played for Oklahoma, but coached at UT. Seems very similar to the Ohio connection with Bo.
With only a single win over the prior two seasons and with Cato June in his first season as head coach, Anacostia HS posted a 6-4 record and qualified for the DC playoffs for the first time in 10 years. In a single season, Cato has changed the entire culture within and surrounding the program.
For those living in DC who are interested:
Seminfinals @ Cordozo HS (in NW): Saturday at Noon
Edit: Changed the semifinal game time and the topic no longer reads OT (I get a little paranoid about what's OT).
Brian has TWIS up, seems earlier than normal this week.
LSU/Alabama gets the lead, while MSU is the only 'freude from the Big Ten.
Per Michigan Twitter.
2015 vs BYU
2016 vs Hawaii, vs Miami (OH), vs Ball State
2018-19 Home and Home with arkansas
During his first offensive coordinator job at Portland State University (1986-1992) under famous HC Pokey Allen, Al Borges coached one of Division II's most talented quarterbacks in John Charles.
Charles' career at PSU was brief. He played only his junior and senior years at PSU, but broke dozens of passing records at the Division II level and won several post season awards. Charles is most famous for leading the Vikings to an improbable 1992 52-26 trouncing of Boise State on the road, a game that later cost Skip Allen his job at Boise State and motiviated Boise State administrators to hire away Allen and his entire staff (including Al Borges) to Boise State in 1993.
As a junior, Portland State finished 11-3. Charles went 201 of 331 (61%) for 3,527 yards, 41 TDs and only 11 INTs. As a senior, Charles was 194 of 281(69%) for 2,944 yards, 24 TDs and 8 INTs.
Here is some footage of John Charles' quarterbacking exploits vs. Boise State in 1992, running what many regarded as the most complex offense in the nation. Note the variations of offensive formations, tons of 3+ wide, single, 2- and 3-back sets, lots of pre-snap motion, screen passes, reverses and all of it with the QB under center.
Today John Charles runs his own quarterbacking clinic in Camas, Washington called AirOne Quarterback Academy.
Al Borges provides his own testimonial of John Charles below:
"John Charles was one of the finest fundamentals quarterbacks I ever coached. His courage in the pocket and overall understanding of our offense made him one of the finest quarterbacks I've ever coached. He has great communication skills and is a valuable resource to anyone he comes into contact with. I've been fortunate enough to coach four first-round draft picks at the quarterback position. John was as good as any of them."