Friday Scatter Shootin'

UTSA's Eric Soza takes a job on his dad's staff at Medina Valley

Former UTSA quarterback and Roadrunner legend Eric Soza will be the offensive coordinator at Medina Valley High School, where his dad Chris Soza has been hired as the Panthers’ head football coach and athletic director of the Medina Valley ISD. Eric Soza was UTSA’s starting quarterback in the Roadrunners’ first three seasons (2011-13), and was on the University of Houston football staff the past two years. He was a quality-control coach for the Cougars in 2014, and a graduate assistant last year.

Medina Valley was placed in District 26-5A with Alamo Heights, Boerne Champion, Dripping Springs, Kerrville Tivy, Lockhart, Marble Falls and Seguin in the UIL realignment announced last week.

A&M Hires Jim Turner as Offensive Line Coach

Jim Turner will return as offensive line coach at A&M, according to Football Scoop. Turner served as former A&M coach Mike Sherman's offensive line coach from 2008-2011, and then was with Sherman when he served as offensive coordinator with the Miami Dolphins for three seasons. At A&M he'll replace Dave Christensen, the former Wyoming head coach and Missouri and Utah offensive coordinator whom A&M coach Kevin Sumlin fired last week.

SB Nation's Previews North Texas, UTEP and RIce

SB Nation's football guru Bill Connelly has already kicked off his 2016 preview posts with UNT, UTEP and Rice.

Check them out here.

Texas Schedules Louisiana Tech and Rice

Texas officials confirmed on Thursday the school has entered into a three-game contract that begins with a 2019 non-conference matchup at NRG Stadium in Houston.

The Owls will then play in Austin in 2021 and 2023.

Texas also added Louisiana Tech as a home non-conference opponent in 2019. That leaves only one hole open in the 2018 schedule for the next four years. The Longhorns play three non-conference games and then nine Big 12 opponents.

SMU Announces 2016 Schedule

@ North Texas Sept. 3

@ Baylor Sept. 10

Liberty Sept. 17

TCU Sept. 23

@ Temple Oct. 1 *

@ Tulsa Oct. 7 *

Houston Oct. 22 *

@ Tulane Oct. 29 *

Memphis Nov. 5 *

@ East Carolina Nov. 12 *

South Florida Nov. 19 *

Navy Nov. 26 *

Top 5 Rock Lead Singers OF ALL TIME...

In Honor of Vince Neil's 55th birthday, the Roundup brings you the 5 greatest rock lead singers of all time. No Vince Neil did not make the list. Vince sings with marbles in his mouth and his lack of cardio prevents him from singing more than four words per breath. Stay hard Vince.

5. Axl Rose. Yes, he destroyed Guns-n-Roses and he hurt all of us by introducing Buckethead and consistently killing any chance of a GNR reunion, but we forgive you Axl. He may or may not have married Stephanie Seymour in the November Rain video. That's called both Rock and Roll ladies.

4. Ozzy Osborne. You want to talk about commitment, Ozzy bit the head off a bat and snorted a line of ants off a sidewalk. Then things got weird.

3. Mick Jaggar. We can only hope to be struttin' around the stage like ol' Mick does clear into his 70's. 50 years in the same band. Top that Good Charlotte. 

2. Robert Plant. Tough to give Robert the nod over Mick, but Plant set the gold standard for Rock Godness in the 60's. Half the dudes on this list had Robert Plant posters hanging on their wall.

1. Freddie Mercury. Google Queen at Live Aid 1985. Screw it you lazy bastards, I'll do it for you. Talent and charisma for miles. He had 70,000 people by the short hairs for 24 minutes. The whole time in acid washed Wranglers. He could have had them for 2 hours but Bob Geldolf had to give the Spandau Ballet a 15 minute set.


Posted on February 12, 2016 and filed under Southwest Round-Up.