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NFL Draft 2009 Round 7 #237 – Miami Dolphins- Traded

The Dolphins last selection in the 2009 Draft. Miami trades it to Kansas City. I don’t what the Dolphins got in return for it yet. The Chiefs selected TE Jake O’Connell from Miami of Ohio. If you want an analysis of this player, click here. It’s blank at the moment, so save your time.

Barring some startling development, I’m done blogging the 2009 NFL draft for the rest of today.


Miami(Ohio) to name Mike Haywood as its next football coach

He had been the Fighting Irish’s Offensive coordinator since 2005. From AP-

Miami of Ohio named Notre Dame offensive coordinator Mike Haywood as its head coach on Tuesday.

The hiring of Haywood brings the number of black football coaches in the Bowl Championship Subdivision to six of 119 programs. He succeeds Shane Montgomery, who resigned last month.

“I knew this was the place because there were so many similarities in education [and] the type of student-athletes that are recruited there,” Haywood told The Associated Press late Tuesday.

The RedHawks were 17-31 during Montgomery’s four seasons as head coach and went 2-10 this season.

Haywood joins Turner Gill at Buffalo, Randy Shannon at Miami (Fla.), Mike Locksley at New Mexico, Kevin Sumlin at Houston, and Ron English at Eastern Michigan as the only black coaches in college football’s top tier.

Miami of Ohio has quite an illustrious football history. To name just a few of its College and Pro football Hall of Famers- Paul Brown, Woody Hayes, and Ara Parseghian. Pittsburgh Steeler QB Ben Roethlisberger played college football at Miami. The Redhawks were last to a Bowl game in 2004.


Indiana University Football Coach Terry Hoeppner dead at 59

He was the Hoosiers head coach for two years and before that coached Miami of Ohio.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana football coach Terry Hoeppner died Tuesday of complications from a brain tumor, a university spokesman said. He was 59.

Hoeppner, who had two brain surgeries in the past 18 months, missed nearly four months on medical leave. He died at 6:50 a.m. at Bloomington Hospital, said J.D. Campbell, the school’s sports information director.

Late last week, the school said assistant Bill Lynch would replace him as coach for the 2007 season.

Hoeppner, who went 9-14 in two seasons as Indiana’s coach, had taken three medical leaves since December 2005. He hadn’t been seen publicly since late February.

Very sad. RIP.


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