UAB to rent ex-NFL QB Trent Dilfer, at present a highschool coach, as subsequent head coach

BRENTWOOD, TN - AUGUST 21:  Head coach Trent Dilfer of Lipscomb Academy instructs his players during a football game against Brentwood Academy on August 21, 2020 in Brentwood, Tennessee. High school football restarted this week across most of Tennessee despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still affecting many parts of the world. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Trent Dilfer goes straight from highschool to a school head teaching job. (Picture by Brett Carlsen/Getty Photographs)

UAB goes exterior the field with its subsequent head coach, until that field has widened within the aftermath of Jeff Saturday.

The Blazers are anticipated to rent former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer, a person with zero teaching expertise on the collegiate stage, to run their program, in accordance with ESPN’s Pete Thamel. A deal reportedly hasn’t been finalized, however is predicted to return to phrases within the subsequent few days.

The UAB job was open because of the retirement of former head coach Invoice Clark, who introduced in June he was stepping away from this system in June as a result of again points. Offensive coordinator Bryant Vincent stepped in as the varsity’s interim coach, going 6-6 with a berth within the Bahamas Bowl.

Clark had been the architect of UAB’s rebirth, cobbling collectively a roster solely a pair years after watching this system be shuttered. He left Birmingham with a 49-26 report, and now Dilfer will reportedly be tasked with sustaining that success.

Trent Dilfer is an unorthodox rent for UAB

Dilfer’s rent is a shock provided that he has solely ever coached excessive schoolers. He at present works as the top coach of the Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, the place he has accrued a 43-10 report in 4 seasons. The group, at present 12-0, is predicted to play in its state championship recreation on Thursday.

He has additionally labored as the top coach of the Elite 11 quarterback camp, the place a number of high highschool quarterback put together for faculty every year.

The 50-year-old Dilfer is extra recognized for his NFL and broadcasting careers. The Fresno State product performed greater than a decade within the professionals after being chosen sixth general within the 1994 NFL draft, spending 5 seasons because the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ starter then profitable a Tremendous Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens.

After retiring in 2008, Dilfer turned a tv analyst, with stints at NFL Community, ESPN and Fox Sports activities 1.

The scenario shouldn’t be not like the Indianapolis Colts hiring former franchise nice Jeff Saturday as their interim head coach after the firing of Frank Reich. Saturday additionally had no expertise teaching past the highschool stage, however even that was just for an interim job.

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