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UAB picks up former Memphis coach to run defense


If you haven’t figured it out by now, it’s a really slow news day. So slow, in fact, that I’m digging into the filing cabinets like Alexander Ovechkin in a SportsCenter commercial for anything newsworthy.

Tommy West, who formally coached at the University of Memphis for 9 seasons, was named the new UAB defensive coordinator Friday by head coach Neil Callaway, reports. West replaces fired defensive coordinator Eric Schumann.

West was fired from Memphis in 2009 and did not coach this past season.

“I was really impressed with the job he did with Memphis’ defense when he was their coordinator and the job he did as a head coach both there and when he was at Clemson,” said Callaway of West. “I know he is a good person and outstanding coach who fits into what we are doing both in philosophy and in toughness.”

And now, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Conway Twitty

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4 Responses to “UAB picks up former Memphis coach to run defense”
  1. weswelkerspornstash says: Jan 16, 2011 7:56 PM

    Good job Ben. I like the Conway Twitty link. How about a link to the underclassmen that declared?

  2. John Taylor says: Jan 16, 2011 8:03 PM

    Underclassmen declarations

  3. edgy says: Jan 16, 2011 11:34 PM

    John, how about a link between Oswald and the Mafia? :)

  4. huskersrock1 says: Jan 17, 2011 5:30 PM

    I am more of a George Jones fan myself. Anybody to get DUI on a lawn mower after his wife took the car keys from him is alright with me.

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