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* * * I invite you to follow me on Twitter @shanny4055 Tom Shanahan, Author: Raye of Light http://tinyurl.com/knsqtqu -- Book on Michigan State's leading role in the integration of college football. It explains Duffy Daugherty's untold pioneering role and debunks myths...

New coach still writing ECU starting lineup

New coach still writing ECU starting lineup

CARY, N.C. -- The five head coaches representing North Carolina’s schools in the National Football Foundation’s Bill Dooley chapter were seated on the dais for the annual Pigskin Preview at the Embassy Suites in suburban Raleigh.The first prompt from the moderator, WRAL’s Jeff...

Quentin Harris is now the talk of Duke football

Quentin Harris is now the talk of Duke football

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Quentin Harris picked Duke for reasons beyond football. So when Daniel Jones, taken as the sixth pick of the NFL draft by the New York Giants,  committed to the Blue Devils in the same Class of 2015 and quickly passed him on the depth chart, Harris didn’t...

North Carolina talent grows with population

North Carolina talent grows with population

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – No need for Mack Brown to click on Internet college football recruiting sites or to study population growth figures. He only needed to drive from North Carolina’s Chapel Hill campus to Charlotte for ACC media days to understand the state of North Carolina's...

Narduzzi on Dantonio closing in on Duffy

Narduzzi on Dantonio closing in on Duffy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Mark Dantonio needs only three wins to break Duffy Daugherty’s Michigan State career record win total, but it’s safe to say, judging by Pat Narduzzi's initial reaction, the Spartans’ coach doesn’t bring up the subject with friends and colleagues. Narduzzi,...

Sherman Lewis punched round trip ticket

Sherman Lewis punched round trip ticket

        CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Boston College’s coaching staff list details more than names, experience and responsibilities. New defensive backs coach Eric Lewis reaffirms that his father Sherman Lewis and other passengers aboard Michigan State coach Duffy...

Richt on option at Army but not Georgia Tech

Richt on option at Army but not Georgia Tech

                 AFAN: Air Force, Army, Navy newsletter;BY TOM SHANAHANCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Mark Richt spent the past 11 seasons squeezing in practice time any day possible to prepare for Georgia Tech’s triple-option offense – the past...

Herm Edwards on understanding the Sixties

Herm Edwards on understanding the Sixties

Arizona State coach Herm Edwards offered an observation about young athletes, breaking into his familiar belly laugh that fills a room. They view the 1960s as ancient history, he says.“It’s amazing. They think the ’60s was a long time ago. It wasn’t that long ago. I lived in that...

Welcome to the Conference of Pioneers

Welcome to the Conference of Pioneers

To Kevin Warren: Welcome to the Big Ten Conference. Congratulations on being named the historic league's next commissioner, succeeding Jim Delaney. Welcome to the Conference of Pioneers. Hey, if Bill Walton can call the Pac-12 the Conference of Champions, well, Big Ten fans...

Monken says no interest in Army joining AAC

Monken says no interest in Army joining AAC

Army West Point Coach Jeff Monken said Monday he has no interest in seeing the Black Knights replace Connecticut in the American Athlete Conference -- or any other conference. Army’s recent success has resulted in the Black Knights speculated among possible candidates upon...