Mike Hart

Ex-Michigan RB great Mike Hart to coach same position at WMU


After spending the past two seasons at one directional Michigan school, former Michigan star Mike Hart has moved on to another.

Citing unnamed school officials, mlive.com reported overnight that Hart has decided to leave his post as Eastern Michigan’s running backs coach to take the same position with Western Michigan.  Hart spent two of his three years at EMU as the running backs coach.

The website wrote that “the official announcement of the hiring of Hart will happen once proper background checks are complete.”

Hart, who had been the only assistant retained by new EMU head coach Chris Creighton, will replace Charles Huff, who left WMU to take the same job on James Franklin‘s Penn State staff.

The all-time leading rusher in Wolverines history (5,040 yards from 2004-07), Hart spent three seasons with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts before ending what was an injury-plagued pro career.

(Photo credit: Eastern Michigan athletics)

Red River Rivalry blacked out for some DISH subscribers in Texas

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Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.

Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.

“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”

Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.

This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.

Maryland going back to Perry Hills at QB vs. Buckeyes

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Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.

Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.

Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.