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Morning Report: 12.19.20

Jospeh Goodman on UAB’s win and the incredible contribution of the walk-ons.

Cole Kizziah was sitting in his apartment this week when he got the call he was going to play in the Conference USA championship game. Who is Kizziah? He’s a walk-on long snapper for the UAB Blazers, and he has paid his own way through school for the past three years.

Chuck Landon on Marshall’s failed comeback.

That bomb gave UAB a 22-13 victory over Marshall, lowering the Thundering Herd’s record in C-USA title games to 1-2. So, a season filled with hope, national rankings and more hope, ended with MU losing its final two games of the regular season.

Mike Canales was fired as offensive coordinator at UTEP, along with defensive coordinator Mike Cox.

Over at Mean Green Nation, the last time Canales was a fired as coordinator in the league was when he left North Texas where many of the same issues occurred at UTEP.

A QB coach by trade, he lived off the reputation gained from coaching up Phillip Rivers at NCState. A closer look at his previous STOPS REVEAL A LOT OF SIMILAR COMPLAINTS to the ones we had about him this season. QBs that don’t improve? Yep. Offenses that seem unoriginal and robotic? Yep. Play calling that doesn’t adjust to the game? Yep.

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