One member of the UTSA Class of 2016 is in some legal trouble before stepping foot on campus in San Antonio. Jacquelle Green was arrested Thursday and charged with armed robbery by D’Iberville police, according to a report from The Sun Herald. Green’s arrest happened during a traffic stop after being pulled over for driving erratically and without his headlights on.
Green was one of four charged for armed robbery after an officer at the traffic stop. During the traffic stop, officers reportedly received a call about a pizza delivery driver being robbed at gunpoint nearby. That was when evidence suggesting Green and the others in the car were potentially connected to the incident. A gun was taken from the car. Nobody was harmed in the alleged gunpoint robbery.
“We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering information,” UTSA head coach Frank Wilson said in a released statement.
If there ends up being college football in the state of Louisiana in 2016, LSU has a running backs coach lined up. LSU announced the hiring of running backs coach Jabbar Juluke Saturday morning. Juluke joins LSU after previously coaching at Texas Tech. He fills the vacancy left on the staff by Frank Wilson, who accepted a position as head coach at UTSA.
“Jabbar is a veteran running backs coach with strong ties to New Orleans,” LSU head coach Les Miles said in a released statement. “He has a proven track record of success at both the college and high school level and he’s going to do a great job of continuing to develop our players both on and off the field. Jabbar is a great fit for us and we are excited to have him join our program.”
Juluke spent three years coaching running backs at Louisiana Tech before heading to Texas Tech. The New Orleans native was a high school head coach for nine years and graduated from Southern University, so it goes without saying he has a good feel for the landscape in Louisiana, which has clearly been a big recruiting factory for LSU over the years. At Louisiana Tech, Juluke coached Kenneth Dixon, who would go on to set NCAA all-time rushing records for touchdowns (which was then topped by Navy’s Keenan Reynolds), points scored and games with a touchdown scored. Now he will get the opportunity to coach one of the nation’s best running backs, Leonard Fournette.
LSU also announced the departure of wide receivers coach Tony Ball, who is leaving to pursue other coaching opportunities.
LSU fullback Ronnie Feist will follow his former position coach, Frank Wilson, to UTSA. Wilson was recently named the new head coach of the UTSA football program. Feist announced his decision to transfer on his Instagram account on Thursday.
Feist graduated from LSU in December, which means he can move to UTSA and be eligible to play immediately under the NCAA’s graduate transfer rules. He should fit right in and make a case for some significant playing time in his final year of eligibility, and having the familiarity with his new head coach should make for a smooth transition. It may also help establish Feist as a leader on the UTSA program.
Feist has also played linebacker during his time at LSU. He was moved to fullback in 2015, although his playing time was limited with Leonard Fournette getting the bulk of the rushing attempts out of LSU’s backfield. With Fournette back for the 2016 season in Baton Rouge, snaps as a contributor figure to be low for everyone on LSU’s roster, so pursuing a fresh opportunity for Feist makes sense.