Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Austin Changing Schools

Kent Austin is leaving his almamater to become a head coach in Division 1 NCAA football. This comes from the Cornell(upper New York state) newspaper

Cornell to Name Kent Austin as Head Football Coach
January 26, 2010 - 2:05pm
By Keenan Weatherford

Richard Kent Austin will be Cornell's 26th football coach, multiple sources close to the situation confirmed today, replacing Jim Knowles '87 as the Roger J. Weiss '61 Head Coach of Football.

Austin was offensive coordinator at the University of Mississippi for the past two seasons, the same school at which Knowles was defensive coordinator before coming to Cornell.
In 2009, the Rebels were tied for No. 39 in the country in scoring offense with 32.9 points per game.
Austin's 2008 offense ranked No. 28 in the country with 32.1 points per game, up from 20.1 the prior year.
The University will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. tomorrow to announce the signing.


Anonymous said...

Is this a step up? Going from the most competitive conference in college football as an OC to being head coach at an Ivy League school doesn't sound that great to me. Best of luck to Kent though! Maybe he can come back here after Miller calls it quits!


Anonymous said...

Actually he knows what he is doing. He went from a Head Coach in the Pros, to an OC, in the SEC, to a Head Coach at this small school.

He will spend one season here, and they will win. After that his name comes up for mid major jobs like; Cincinnatti, Louisville etc. Those jobs are 7 figures, and from there he can put himself into position for Head Coaching jobs with the major NCAA programs or even NFL jobs.

Anonymous said...

Richard Kent Austin? His first name is Richard? I didn't know that!


Weaver said...

One of the perks of being a coach is free tuition for your kids. Not a bad school to send your kids to if they want to prusue higher education.