U.S. Men’s National Team defensive coordinator Lou Tepper has a week at the squad's Wabash College training camp to install a playbook that has to be simple enough to master in that time frame, complex enough to keep opposing offenses guessing and adaptable enough to run against four different teams at the IFAF Senior World Championship.
The former University of Illinois head coach likened it to getting ready for a season but only holding spring practices.
Osayi Osunde is one of the most traveled players on Team USA, although he hardly remembers his days in a foreign land.
The former Villanova linebacker was born in Nigeria, but moved to the United States when he was 2 years old. His father, Egerton, taught African history at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and also periodically returned home to visit his family before they decided to make the journey to America.
“I consider myself American,” Osunde said. “I hardly remember my times there because I came over so early.”
Legendary college football running backs are some of the most recognizable names in sports: Red Grange … Doak Walker … Earl Campbell … Nate Kmic.
Yes, Nate Kmic.
The University of Mount Union (Ohio) graduate is the only running back in NCAA history to rush for more than 8,000 yards – 8,074 to be exact.