Top Priority for New NIU Football Coach Thomas Hammock Must Be Bowl Wins

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Thomas Hammock officially returned to Northern Illinois University after having spent the last five seasons as the running backs coach with the Baltimore Ravens. As a player, Hammock rushed for 2,432 rushing yards in his NIU career (1999-2002), which still ranks 13th all-time in school history. The currently 37-year-old Hammock returned to DeKalb, to serve as running backs coach under Joe Novak during 2005-06.

In Hammock’s first season, future Chicago Bear Garrett Wolfe rushed for 1,580 yards and 16 touchdowns in just nine games as NIU won the MAC West Division and appeared in the MAC Championship Game for the first time. The next season, Wolfe rushed for an national high 1,928 yards as the Huskies reached the Poinsettia Bowl.

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Reviewing the Wisconsin Badgers search for a head coach

A whirlwind of rumors and speculation have hit Madison since former Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bret Bielema left for the Arkansas job.

With all the uncertainty behind Barry Alvarez’s search for the next coach, almost all of the assistants have decided to leave the program.

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Wisconsin Badgers Lose Paul Chryst and Lose Out on Dayne Crist

It won’t be a Merry “Chryst”-mas or Merry “Crist”-Mas for the Wisconsin Badgers football program.  C’mon that headline was begging to be used… In a matter of a few hours, Wisconsin lost a Chryst and a Crist.  Offensive coordinator Paul Chryst has been hired as the new head coach at Pitt while former Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist has decided to transfer to Kansas instead of UW.

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