Former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer is anticipated to change into the following head soccer coach at UAB, sources instructed ESPN’s Pete Thamel on Tuesday evening.
Though a deal hasn’t been formalized, the edges are anticipated to come back to phrases within the upcoming days, sources stated.
Dilfer, 50, the top coach at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, is a former standout quarterback at Fresno State, who graduated to an NFL profession with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers. He gained the Tremendous Bowl with the Ravens within the 2000 season.
The Blazers completed 6-6 this season underneath interim coach Bryant Vincent, who can also be the group’s offensive coordinator. They had been amongst three groups in Convention USA to complete 4-4 within the league.
Vincent changed Invoice Clark, who resigned in June for well being causes. Below Clark, UAB went 49-26 throughout six seasons, together with a 2-2 mark in bowls. In Clark’s last season, the Blazers completed 9-4, together with a victory within the Independence Bowl.
Dilfer, a former ESPN analyst, was the No. 6 total choose within the NFL draft by Tampa Bay in 1994. A 1997 Professional Bowler, Dilfer appeared in 130 video games, throwing for 20,518 yards, 113 touchdowns and 129 interceptions.
In his fourth season at Lipscomb, Dilfer has led the Mustangs to a 12-0 file this season. They’ll play Thursday in a state championship sport in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The Blazers had been in good condition at 4-2 after a 34-20 win over Charlotte on Oct. 15. However they proceeded to lose three straight video games, and needed to rally with a 37-27 win over Louisiana Tech within the season finale final week to achieve bowl eligibility.
UAB scheduled up simply as soon as this season, enjoying one Energy 5 group, LSU. They misplaced to the Tigers, 41-10, on Nov. 19.
The Blazers will tackle Miami (Ohio) (6-6) within the Hometown Lenders Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 16.