New Indiana offensive coordinator headed back to Boise?


Hired less than two weeks ago as Indiana’s offensive coordinator, Brent Pease has, obviously, not yet coached a game for the Hoosiers and new head coach Kevin Wilson.

Based on at least one report, he won’t be achieving that seemingly modest feat at any point in the near or distant future, either.

Take it with a grain of salt the size of, well, a television station, but a Boise television station is reporting that Pease is headed back to Boise State to become the Broncos’ offensive coordinator.  KBOI cited multiple unnamed sources as the basis for their report.

Additionally, the station also noted that BSU defensive back George Iloka tweeted the following earlier today: “So Coach Pease is back ….Congrats again I guess…”  Iloka’s Twitter account is protected, and thus his tweets aren’t viewable by confirmed followers.

Chris Petersen is in search of a new coordinator to replace Bryan Harsin, who left late this past week for the same job at Texas.

Pease, officially hired by Indiana Dec. 30, spent the past five seasons as BSU’s wide receivers coach.  The past four seasons he also carried the title of assistant head coach.

(Tip O’ the Cap: Bloomington Herald-Times)

Former Navy coach Niumatalolo joins UCLA staff

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LOS ANGELES – Former Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo is joining UCLA’s coaching staff as director of leadership.

The school said in an announcement Friday that Niumatalolo will serve as an advisor to the Bruins’ football staff and players.

Niumatalolo led Navy for 15 years and was the winningest coach in school history at 109-83. The Midshipmen, however, finished with losing records the past three seasons, including 4-8 the past two.

Navy played in 10 bowl games under Niumatalolo. He also was the only coach to win his first eight games in the storied Army-Navy rivalry.

Troy, Jon Sumrall agree to new 4-year contract through 2026

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TROY, Ala. ⁠— Jon Sumrall agreed to a new four-year contract as Troy’s coach after leading the Trojans to a Sun Belt Conference championship and national ranking in his debut season.

The school announced the deal, which runs through 2026, but didn’t release details.

The Trojans went 12-2 and won their final 11 games, second only to national champion Georgia, including the league championship game and the Cure Bowl against UTSA. For the first time, they finished a season ranked, ending up 19th in The Associated Press Top 25.

“When we appointed Coach Sumrall in December 2021, we challenged him to return Troy football to the top of the Sun Belt Conference,” Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. said. “It didn’t take long, as the 2022 season was the best in our FBS history.”

Troy held all 14 of its opponents to under their season average in scoring, beating UTSA 18-12. The Trojans beat Coastal Carolina 45-26 in the Sun Belt title game.

“Last year was an amazing accomplishment for everyone associated with Troy football and was the product of relentless effort from our players and staff, athletic administration and university leaders,” Sumrall said.