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    • North Texas a possibility for transferring Arizona State WR
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      North Texas a possibility for transferring Arizona State WR

      A Pac-12 school’s loss could end up being a gain for one from Conference USA. This past week, Ellis Jefferson decided to transfer from Arizona State and continue his collegiate playing career elsewhere.  That elsewhere could ultimately be North Texas, with the Denton Record-Chronicle‘s Brett Vito reporting that “it appears as if Jefferson has interest in UNT.” Jefferson went to high school in Denton, and the wide receiver’s younger brother is following in his football footsteps at the same school.  Vito does add one important part of the transfer equation: “The question now is if UNT has interest in Jefferson.” Given the talent he’d be bringing, the answer would seemingly be yes. A three-star

    • Ex-Syracuse DB sentenced to 10 years in stabbings of two now-former Orange DBs
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      Ex-Syracuse DB sentenced to 10 years in stabbings of two now-former Orange DBs

      At least legally, a bizarre and frightening chapter in Syracuse football lore has come to an end. Friday morning, former Syracuse defensive back Naesean Howard was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he was found guilty in the stabbings of two ex-teammates at a party last April.  The district attorney’s office had been seeking a 20-year sentence. Howard, who had “parted ways” with the football program in 2014 but ultimately returned to classes at the university, allegedly went into an unprompted and abrupt “rage” shortly after showing up at an on-campus barbecue celebrating an SU student’s birthday, first stabbing Orange defensive back Chauncey Scissum near his jaw and about his face multiple

    • North Texas announces Jeff Koonz as linebackers coach
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      North Texas announces Jeff Koonz as linebackers coach

      With Mike Ekeler off to North Carolina, Mean Green head coach Seth Littrell has announced the hiring of Jeff Koonz as linebackers coach. Koonz arrives from Cincinnati, where he served as co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach through last season. In addition to Cincinnati, Koonz also owns Conference USA experience at Louisiana Tech, where he spent four seasons on staff. “We are extremely excited to welcome Jeff to our staff,” Littrell said in a statement. “He is a young, energetic coach with a lot of quality experience at Cincinnati, around the Big 12, and in Conference USA as well from his time at Louisiana Tech. He is an excellent teacher and we look forward to immediately hitting the