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Patrick Surtain Sr. to coach Florida St.’s defensive backs Kendal Briles returns to Big 12 as TCU offensive coordinator Maryland’s Taulia Tagovailoa says he’ll be back next season

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida. Longtime NFL quarterback Patrick Sertain Sr. landed his first college assistant coaching job.

Surtain, a two-time All-Pro who played in the NFL for 11 seasons with the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs, will join the Florida State staff as a defensive coach, the school announced Wednesday.

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“When my NFL career ended, I knew I wanted to make an impact on the next generation, which is why I started coaching,” Surtain said in a statement released by FSU. “Through my time as a coach in high school and in the NFL, I learned how to maximize the potential of college-going student-athletes and prepare them to perform at the next level.”

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Surtain spent six years as the head football coach at Plantation, Florida, American Heritage High School, winning three state championships. In 2022, Surtain helped the Miami Dolphins as a defensive assistant.

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It replaces Marcus Woodsonwho left the USSR to take on a similar role on the Arkansas coaching staff.

From 1998 to 2008, the 46-year-old Surtain had 547 tackles, 37 interceptions, eight forced fumbles and eight fumble returns. His son, Patrick Surtain II, was selected by the Denver Broncos with the 9th overall pick in the 2021 draft.

FORT WORTH, Texas – Kendal Briles returns to the Big 12 as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at TCU, leaving Arkansas after three seasons.

Former Baylor aide, announced Thursday, takes over Garret Riley. The younger brother of a coach from Southern California. Lincoln Riley takes on game challenges in Clemson.

Briles served under his father, a former Baylor coach. Art Briles. Briles Sr. was sacked in 2016 following allegations of sexual harassment by football players.

Kendal Briles was a finalist for the 2015 Broyles Award, which honors the nation’s best assistant coach for his first season as Baylor’s offensive coordinator. He stayed there for another year after Art Briles was fired.

TCU will be Kendal Briles’ fifth stop as offensive coordinator since leaving Baylor. He served one season each in the role at the Florida Atlantic, Florida State and Houston before joining the Razorbacks in 2020.

Arkansas ranked seventh nationally in rushing last season with 237 yards per game and 15th in total offense with 471 yards. The Razorbacks finished with 3,075 rushing yards, their most in 19 years.

Briles inherited an offense that helped the Horned Frogs to a 13-2 finish, including a college football playoff semi-final win over Michigan before a 65-7 loss to Georgia in the title game.

defender Max Dugganthe Heisman Trophy runner-up, who threw 32 touchdowns with eight interceptions and scored another nine points, is missing out on the last season of eligibility to turn pro.

Briles was a Texas high school quarterback who won the Texas State Championship at Stevenville in 1999 before Art Briles, the head coach, took a job as an assistant at Texas Institute of Technology. The younger Briles led Wolffort Francship to the state semi-finals as a senior.

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – Valuya Tagovailoa announced Wednesday that he is returning to Maryland to play next season.

Tagovailoa, who has many high school records, will try to help the Terrapins continue their recent rise under a coach. Michael Loxley. Maryland has won bowl games in each of the past two seasons after finishing below .500 in the previous six.

“When I came to Maryland, my goal was to help Coach Locksley turn this program around,” Tagovailoa said. “After winning two matches in a row, I think everything is going in the right direction. But we’re not done yet. I haven’t done it yet.”

The Turps went 8-5 last season and were competitive against both Michigan and Ohio State. Tagovailoa, brother of Miami Dolphins quarterback. Tua Tagovailoa, stabilized QB’s position in Maryland. He holds the program’s records for passing yards, games completed, pass completion percentage, touchdowns, and total fouls.

He also holds the single-season record for passing yards, completions, completion percentage, and touchdowns.

Maryland is also bringing back outstanding running back Roman Hemby and tight end Corey Dyches, albeit a wide receiver. Rakim Jarrett Decided to enter the NFL Draft.



Source: collegefootball.nbcsports.com

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