Sunday, February 28, 2010

One Small Step...One Giant Leap...

Former ACU left tackle Tony Washington (No. 78, right) nearly gained a first down with his broad jump Saturday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Washington led all aspiring NFL offensive linemen with a leap of 9'6".

According to my research staff (READ: my 11-year-old son, Nick), Washington has a grade of 66 (out of 100) by ESPN/Scouts Inc. and is listed as the 11th best offensive lineman available in the draft.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ex-Wildcat takes over for McCoy in Graham

The Graham Independent School District didn't have to look very far to find its next head coach. He was already on the staff, and he comes from the same lineage as the former head coach.

Former ACU football letterman Brad McCoy resigned last week as the head coach at Graham, and he was replaced Wednesday by former Wildcat all-America defensive end Kenny Davidson, who served as McCoy's defensive coordinator since 2005.

Prior to joining McCoy in Graham, Davidson had spent 14 years as the athletic director and head football coach at Fort Worth Christian High School. While there he won a TAPPS Class 3A state championship in 1991 and coached three other teams to state championship game appearances.

Prior to moving to Fort Worth, Davidson was a head coach at Borger, was the first football coach at then 2A Amarillo Highland Park and served as an assistant at Georgetown High School. Davidson graduated from ACU and is a member of the ACU Sports Hall of Fame. One of his daughters is former Wildcat women's basketball player Kristee (Davidson) Walker, who finished her playing career last year. She is currently married to former Wildcat football letterman Jody Walker and is a junior high coach in the Coppell school system.

Singh Song Weekend

Jeev Singh, a former ACU national champion golfer, is in action right now in one of the biggest tournaments in the world, the Accenture Match Play Championship.

Follow Jeev's match with three-time major champion Padraig Harrington here.

UPDATE: Jeev defeated Harrington, 3 and 1, to advance to the second round of the Accenture Match Play. Thursday, he'll take on former U.S. Amateur champ Matt Kuchar.

Chad Campbell, whose brother, Mike, is the ACU golf coach, is playing his first round match against one of the four No. 1 seeds, Martin Kaymer of Germany.

THURSDAY UPDATE: Jeev survived his second round match against Matt Kuchar, winning 1 up despite a couple of late birdies from the 1998 U.S. Amateur winner. Jeev plays a third round match Friday against Englishman Ian Poulter and all his sartorial splendor.

FRIDAY UPDATE: Jeev lost his third round match to Ian Poulter, 5 and 4. He'll stay in the desert to compete in next week's Waste Management Open - which, contrary to how it may sound, is not Tiger Woods' tournament - in Phoenix.