In the 30-minute press conference, Maurice Linguist outlined his vision for UB’s football program and discussed recruiting, his coaching staff and the program’s prospective identity under his leadership.
Anthony DeCicco is the senior sports editor for The Spectrum. In his free time, he can be found playing video games, watching ‘90s Knicks games and arguing with people on NBA Twitter at 3 a.m.
With assistant coaching experience at the Power Five and NFL levels, Maurice Linguist takes over a UB program that has won more games than any other Mid-American Conference team since 2017.
Michigan defensive backs coach/co-defensive coordinator Maurice Linguist and Minnesota defensive backs coach/co-defensive coordinator Joe Harasymiak are the two finalists for UB’s head coaching vacancy, according to FootballScoop.com.
With no obvious head coaching candidates on the Bulls’ current staff, UB Athletic Director Mark Alnutt will likely have to look outward to find Lance Leipold’s replacement.
Men’s basketball senior forward Josh Mballa announced in an Instagram post Wednesday that he is declaring for the 2021 NBA Draft. Mballa will remain eligible to return to UB next season if he withdraws his name prior to the July 19 deadline.
Former UB head coach Lance Leipold agreed to become the head football coach at the University of Kansas six days ago, and the Bulls’ football program is feeling the effects of his big move.
The Edmonton Eskimos selected UB wide receiver Dominic Johnson with the 32nd overall pick (fourth round) in the 2021 Canadian Football League (CFL) Draft Tuesday night.
Former UB defensive end Malcolm Koonce was selected with the No. 79 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft Saturday night, snapping a three-year drought of Bulls being shut out of the draft.
“Somehow, the NBA thought it would be wise to force its stars to come together from different cities across the U.S. and play in a meaningless exhibition game,” Anthony DeCicco writes.