The team’s jerseys will have a gold tank patch sewn on jerseys for this week’s conference opener in honor of Alan "Tank" Arrington, the team’s offensive line coach who died in an auto accident last December.
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No one is immune to increased competition on the University of Akron football team.
That includes quarterbacks.
Coach Terry Bowden demonstrated that Saturday against the Pitt Panthers when he pulled starting quarterback Kyle Pohl in favor of his backup, Tommy Woodson, who played his high school football in Western Pennsylvania.
The metaphorical hook appeared on the Zips fourth possession when Woodson found himself the recipient of some playing time.To read more or comment...
The Akron Zips beat the Pitt Panthers unequivocally in almost every phase of the game Saturday at Heinz Field.
The Panthers should have no excuses, but this is reality, not Fantasy Island.
I posted my keys to the game Friday and they were pretty much dead on. Yes, I am patting myself on the back. My final thoughts posted last night, but I omitted one very significant factor in the Zips win.
Pitt thought they were the best team on the field, but the Zips played like it. Colleagues in the press box could see that. They expected UA to roll over and play dead after being smacked on the nose by one touchdown – like in Penn State and even in that instance, UA didn’t quit.To read more or comment...