CI Week 16 Football Highlights


The bowl schedule was announced this weekend and we’re just a few hours away from North Texas DL Coach Eric Mathies (@CoachMathies) and the Mean Green kicking things off in the Myrtle Beach Bowl. On Friday night, Oregon shook up the landscape out west by upsetting USC in the PAC-12 Championship Game and earning a bid to the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. Congratulations and good luck to Ducks Special Teams Analyst Chris Norris (@coachnorris38) and Defensive Assistant Kwame Agyeman (@CoachKwameUO)! Overall, 19 CI coaches are scheduled to participate in bowl games this season. Check out the full schedule below.

CI Coaches in Bowl Games
Myrtle Beach Bowl: North Texas (DL Coach Eric Mathies) vs. Appalachian State – Dec. 21, 2:30 PM
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Tulane (DB Coach Josh Christian-Young) vs. Nevada – Dec. 22, 3:30 PM
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Louisiana Tech (LB Coach Brian Gamble) vs. Georgia Southern (Senior Defensive Analyst Brian Young) - Dec. 23, 3:00 PM
Montgomery Bowl: Memphis (Passing Game Coordinator/WR John Simon) vs. Florida Atlantic - Dec. 23, 7:00 PM
Camellia Bowl: Buffalo (Offensive Analyst Ron Whitcomb) vs. Marshall – Dec. 25, 2:30 PM
Cure Bowl: Coastal Carolina (Co-Offensive Coordinator/RB Newland Isaac) vs. Liberty – Dec. 26, 12:00 PM
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl: Louisiana (Asst. OL Coach Bryant Ross and Defensive Analyst Keith Barefield) vs. UTSA – Dec. 26, 3:30 PM
Cheez-It Bowl: Miami (RB Coach Eric Hickson) vs. Oklahoma State – Dec. 29, 5:30 PM
Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas (Defensive Assistant Elijah Sandweiss) vs. Colorado – Dec. 29, 9:00 PM
TransPerfect Music City Bowl: Missouri (Special Teams Coordinator Erik Link) vs. Iowa – Dec. 30, 4:00 PM
Cotton Bowl Classic: Florida (CB Coach Torrian Gray) vs. Oklahoma – Dec. 30, 8:00 PM
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Tennessee (Asst. OL Coach Alex Jackson) vs. West Virginia – Dec. 31, 4:00 PM
Mercari Texas Bowl: Arkansas (Asst. Special Teams Coach Mike Krysl) vs. TCU – Dec. 31, 8:00 PM
Outback Bowl: Ole Miss (DL Coach Deke Adams) vs. Indiana – Jan. 2, 12:30 PM
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: Oregon (Special Teams Analyst Chris Norris & Defensive Assistant Kwame Agyeman) vs. Iowa State – Jan. 2, 4:00 PM
Capital One Orange Bowl: North Carolina (Special Teams Coordinator/OLB Jovan Dewitt) vs. Texas A&M – Jan. 2, 8:00 PM

Additionally, Army (TE Coach Matt Drinkall, OL Coach Saga Tuitele, ILB Coach Shiel Wood, and Special Teams Coordinator Sean Saturnio) was selected to play in the Independence Bowl after winning the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy and posting a 9-2 record, but are currently looking for a replacement after the Independence Bowl was canceled. Regardless of whether they are able to do so, it has been a great season for the Black Knights!

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