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Friday Morning Tailgate: March 22

Mar 22, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

Welcome to our Friday Morning Tailgate, where we serve up the week’s best written, photo and video clips from in and around CAA Football. It may be the offseason, but there’s always news to be had across the league.


  • James Madison named Mike O’Cain its new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Monday.
  • Jack Powers of The Flat Hat looks at William and Mary’s hiring of Kevin Rogers as its new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
  • UAlbany recently released its complete 2013 schedule.
  • Pete Warner of the Bangor Daily News covers Maine’s annual pro day.
  • Glenn Jordan of the Portland Press Herald was also on hand in Orono to cover the 11 Black Bears’ pro day performances.
  • The Black Bears recap Wednesday’s pro day with photos and a highlight video.
  • Richmond has also released photos in addition to video coverage of its pro day this week.
  • John O’Connor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch looks at the Spiders’ running back prospects as spring ball begins.
  • Yianni Kourakis of Richmond’s WRIC TV 8 dropped by Robins Stadium for the Spiders’ first day of spring practice on Thursday.
  • The Banger Daily News reports on former Maine defensive lineman Mike DeVito’s recent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • ESPN Chicago reports that former Towson left tackle Jermon Bushrod has signed with the Chicago Bears.


  • The league is celebrating Women’s History month with our new “Celebrating Women in CAA Football” series. This week we talk with UAlbany’s Lizzie Barlow.
  • Former Richmond QB John Laub continues his guest blog chronicling his training for a shot at the pros.
  • CAA Football is featuring comprehensive coverage of league teams’ pro days.

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