|Messenger Sports Briefs for January 20 |
|Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:28 pm |
returns to coaching
Former Lambuth head football coach Vic Wallace is back in the game.
The ex-Eagle skipper has accepted the head coaching position at Rockford (Ill.) College after three years away from the game.
Wallace was the head coach at Lambuth for 15 years.
He compiled a 98-64-1 record while at the school, skippering the Eagles to six Mid-South Conference titles and five runner-up finishes.
Overall, Wallace has a 176-109-5 record as a head football coach at the college level.
According to published reports, the Rockford job was attractive to Wallace because of its close proximity to Chicago and its recruiting base.
Titans’ S Griffin
is Pro Bowler again
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee safety Michael Griffin will replace injured Baltimore safety Ed Reed on the AFC Pro Bowl roster.
Griffin was the Titans’ 2007 first-round draft pick out of Texas and led the team this season with four interceptions.
He also finished second on the squad with 153 tackles and 14 passes defended.
It’s Griffin’s second Pro Bowl selection.
He also represented the AFC in 2008 after intercepting seven passes that season.
Griffin joins Tennessee defensive end Jason Babin, running back Chris Johnson and return specialist Marc Mariani on the AFC roster.
The Pro Bowl is scheduled for January 30.