|Vols’ WR coach
calls it a career
KNOXVILLE (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says Tennessee wide receivers coach Charlie Baggett has decided to retire.
The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced by the university.
Coach Derek Dooley hired Baggett after taking over the Tennessee program in early 2010. The 58-year-old Baggett earned $400,000 for the 2011 season.
He previously spent 11 years in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers and Houston Oilers. He coached collegiately at Washington, Michigan State, Minnesota and Bowling Green as well.
The Vols finished the 2011 season 5-7 after a surprising loss to Kentucky, their first to the Wildcats in 26 seasons.
Canaan fires MSU
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Isaiah Canaan scored 18 points to help Murray State remain undefeated with a 70-59 victory over Western Kentucky on Thursday night.
The junior guard, who averaged 25.3 points in three wins by the Racers (8-0) last week at the Great Alaska Shootout, scored 13 of his points in the first half, when Murray State took a 40-28 lead. Latreze Mushatt came off the bench to score all nine of his points for the Racers in the first half.
The Hilltoppers (2-6) got within 47-44 with 9:39 remaining after a 12-1 run that included four baskets by Jamal Crook, who finished with 20 points.
Murray State answered by scoring nine of the next 10 points, four by Ivan Aska, to lead 56-45 with 4:58 left.
Aska finished with 14 points and eight rebounds for the Racers, who have won their first eight games for the first time since the 2003-04 season.
UTM adds quartet
to volleyball team
Fresh off the program’s winningest season in nearly a decade, UT Martin has signed four players.
Chelsea Bowles (Fairdale, Ky.), Amanda Crask (Louisville, Ky.), Lynsey Hazelwood (Louisville) and Shelby Hoskins (New Albany, Ind.) have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Skyhawks.
Published in The Messenger 12.2.11