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Deserving Credit

Wednesday July 30, 2008 (Running Back 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.

Jeff Beckles (Central Michigan): Entering his 3rd year coaching the running backs at Central Michigan, Beckles is a rising star in the profession. Early in his career, Beckles served as a graduate assistant coach at both South Florida and University of Georgia. The coaches throughout the country that know Beckles will tell you this coach will have his players prepared for practice and on gameday. He is a teacher, communicator, and recruiter.

Tommie Robinson (Miami):The #2 high school running back in the country, Bryce Brown, wants to play for the Miami Hurricanes. Brown chose Miami in part because of Robinson, who is known throughout the country as a coach that gets the most out of his players. An extremely intelligent coach, Robinson demands toughness and great habits from his players.�� Throughout his career, Robinson has helped numerous players overachieve while enjoying their college experience.

Frank Wilson (Southern Miss):Frank Wilson enters his 1st season coaching the running backs at Southern Miss after serving the last three seasons in the same capacity at Ole Miss. Wilson is garnering a lot of attention from colleagues throughout the profession as a rising star. Not only is Wilson an outstanding teacher and developer of players on and off the field, but he is a relentless recruiter. While at Ole Miss, Wilson battled USC and LSU until the very last day for the signing of the #1 player in the country, Joe McKnight. In his three seasons at Ole Miss, Wilson signed over 15 players from the state of Louisiana. In his first month at Southern Miss, Wilson was instrumental in landing high school All-American wide receiver DeAndre Brown.

Offensive Line Coaches - Coming Monday!