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Deserving Credit

Monday July 27, 2008 (Quarterback Coaches)

"Deserving Credit" is a series highlighting several of the terrific young and/or lesser known coaches throughout the country that based on their hard work are worthy of national recognition.

Scott Satterfield (Appalachian State): In his 10th season at Appalachian State, Scott Satterfield serves as the quarterbacks coach and play caller for the Mountaineers' offense. Satterfield's game management skills and knack for calling the right play at the right time, have led the Mountaineers to three consecutive national championships. Over the past four seasons, the Mountaineers have gone on to break numerous school records while leading the nation in total offense in 2007. Last season, Appalachian State beat Michigan in the Big House, led the nation in total offense, and won the national championship. Anything else you need to know? This coach certainly deserves credit.

Chris Pincince (Rhode Island): Chris Pincince is set to begin his 1st season coaching the quarterbacks at Rhode Island. Last season, Pincince guided Holy Cross to an amazing year offensively. His offense led the Patriot League in scoring (35.9 ppg), passing (335.2 ypg), total offense (463.4 ypg), and first downs (272). We all know the Patriot league isn't exactly the SEC, but how do you score 40 or more points in 6 different games at Holy Cross? Obviously, this coach is deserving credit.

Gary Nord (Florida Atlantic): Gary Nord enters his 5th season at Florida Atlantic coaching the quarterbacks. In 2007, quarterback Rusty Smith flourished under Nord's guidance. Smith was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year and the Owls shared a Sun Belt Conference championship. The former UTEP head coach, Nord should be enjoying his summer as the Owls return 10 offensive starters from a team that beat Memphis in the 2007 New Orleans Bowl.

Travis Bush (Texas State): An up and coming coach in the profession is Texas State quarterbacks coach, Travis Bush. Very knowledgeable and great with the players, Bush has been promoted to associate head coach / co-offensive coordinator & quarterbacks coach in only his 4th season at Texas State. Look for the Texas State quarterbacks to play with great consistency as long as Bush remains with the Bobcats.