6 results for tag: Dennis Erickson


HoF for Dennis Erickson & Jacob Green

Former college and Seahawks head coach Dennis Erickson, and Texas A&M and Seahawks defensive back Jacob Green, have been named to the 2019 induction class for the College Football Hall of Fame. Erickson coached at six colleges and led his teams to 12 bowl games and at least a share of six conference titles in 23 successful seasons as a head coach. He began his head-coaching career in 1982 at Idaho, where he became the first coach since 1938 to post consecutive winning seasons at the school and the first coach in Vandals history to have four-consecutive winning seasons. Erickson led Idaho to the Big Sky Conference title in 1985 and two ...

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Shaun Alexander in Orange Bowl HoF

The 2018 Orange Bowl capped a weekend of celebration for Seahawks Legend Shaun Alexander. Not only did his alma matar, Alabama, get a 45-34 win over Oklahoma, but he was officially presented as a member of the 2018 Orange Bowl Hall of Fame. Joining Alexander in the class of 2018 are: Derrick Alexander (DL, FSU - 1994 Orange Bowl), Frank Beamer (Head Coach, Virginia Tech - 1996, 2008, 2009, 2011 Orange Bowl), Scott Frost (QB, Nebraska - 1996, 1998 Orange Bowl), and Bob Stoops (Head Coach, Oklahoma - 2001, 2005, 2015 Orange Bowl). The National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson on January 7 will also feature the premiere of the Shaun ...

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A Visit with Gregg Smith

Smith was the assistant head coach for the Seahawks during the Dennis Erickson era: 1995-1998. He was also the tight ends coach his first two years, and coached the offensive line the following two years. Smith was also part of Erickson's coaching staff at the University of Miami when the Hurricanes won two national championships, as well as with Erickson while with the San Francisco 49ers. Altogether, Smith was a part of Erickson's coaching staffs for 28 years.

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Legends on College FB HoF Ballot

Five Seahawks Legends and two Seahawks coaches are on the 2019 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced the names, including 76 players and six coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 100 players and 32 coaches from the divisional ranks. The announcement of the 2019 Class will be made on January 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. The 2019 class will officially be inducted during the 62nd NFF Annual Awards Dinner on December 10, 2019. Bobby Engram, Wide Receiver-Penn State-1994. First Team All-American and recipient of the Biletnikoff Award as the ...

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Dennis Erickson Returns to Coaching

Retirement doesn't seem to be an option for former Seahawks head coach Dennis Erickson. The Alliance of American Football league this week named Erickson, 71, as the new head coach of the Salt Lake City franchise. “I’ve been around the game of football my entire life. My father was a coach, I played the quarterback position through college, and, of course, I’ve been coaching for nearly 50 years,” Erickson said. “My passion for football and teaching the game has never wavered, and the Alliance is the perfect opportunity to get back on the sidelines and continue doing what I love." &a...

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Dennis Erickson is Happy at Arizona State

May 9, 2007 For nearly 25 years, Dennis Erickson has approached his career the same way that he teaches his quarterbacks to approach the line of scrimmage: See what's before you and make the best call. The rest will take care of itself. "I guess the plus or the minus of my career is that I just kind of played on the day and the time and the season and never worried about the next week much," Erickson said. That's the thing. The most complicated part of Erickson is his résumé. He is a titan in his sport without a titan's ego. As he walked out of his office at Arizona State recently, wearing the Official Erickson Office Garb - golf ...

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