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Sac State football receives commitments from local high schoolers

Sac State football receives commitments from local high schoolers

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports

Folsom High School football went 14-1 and won a California State championship in 2018. Now, five of those players have committed to continue their academic and athletic careers at Sacramento State. This is the first time in at least a decade that a football player from Folsom has come to Sac Stat...

Taylor takes major pay cut to coach football at Sac State

Taylor takes major pay cut to coach football at Sac State

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Featured, Football, Instagram, Sports

In 2018, Troy Taylor was one of 146 assistant football coaches at Division 1-A schools who, according to USA Today, earned at least $500,000 per season. On Dec. 17, 2018, Taylor agreed to a seven-year deal worth $240,000 a season to become head coach at Sacramento State, according to the university...

OPINION: Tom Brady will remain the G.O.A.T., no matter the results of Super Bowl LIII

OPINION: Tom Brady will remain the G.O.A.T., no matter the results of Super Bowl LIII

Andres Aguirre

February 3, 2019


Filed under Football, Opinion, Sports

Super Bowl LIII is set to kickoff Sunday between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots, and it’ll be Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s ninth appearance in the last 18 years. Since the 2001 season, New England has won five championships in the team’s Tom Brady and Bill Belichick er...

Q&A: Head football coach Troy Taylor has ‘clear vision’ in new role

Q&A: Head football coach Troy Taylor has ‘clear vision’ in new role

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

When Troy Taylor was hired as the head football coach of Sacramento State on Dec. 17, 2018, he knew he would be coaching in a stadium where he had championship wins as the head football coach at Folsom High School. By hiring Taylor, the Hornets hired a hometown guy; one who started at quarterback for C...

Football coach Troy Taylor’s first season at Sac State taking shape

Football coach Troy Taylor’s first season at Sac State taking shape

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Less than a month after Troy Taylor was named the head football coach at Sacramento State, questions that surrounded the 2019 season are starting to be answered. Taylor has set his coaching staff and received notice from the NCAA that four crucial players — including quarterback Kevin Thomson — ...

Troy Taylor introduced as next head football coach at Sac State

Troy Taylor introduced as next head football coach at Sac State

Thomas Frey and Dominique Walker

December 18, 2018


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen was told at a Big Sky Conference meeting that convincing University of Utah offensive coordinator Troy Taylor to be the Hornets next head coach wouldn’t be possible. “And today, we’ve got Troy,” Nelsen said. Troy Taylor was officially named head co...

Troy Taylor to replace Jody Sears as Sac State head football coach

Troy Taylor to replace Jody Sears as Sac State head football coach

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

Sacramento State football named former University of Utah offensive coordinator Troy Taylor head coach on Monday. Taylor will replace Jody Sears, Sac State’s former head football coach, who lost his final seven games as coach and finished the 2018 season with an overall record of 2-8. In the five years that Sears was coach, the Hornets...

Jody Sears Q&A: What went wrong at Sac State — and what’s next

Jody Sears Q&A: What went wrong at Sac State — and what’s next

Shaun Holkko, Social Media editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Featured, Football, Instagram, Sports

Head coach Jody Sears and the Sacramento State football team came into 2018 with a lot of hype following a 7-4 season in 2017. The Hornets did not live up to expectations this season as injuries piled up and the team failed to win a single game in Big Sky Conference play, finishing the season 2-8...

Key stats from 5 years of Jody Sears as head football coach

Key stats from 5 years of Jody Sears as head football coach

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Featured, Football, Instagram, Sports

Sacramento State fired Jody Sears on Monday after he went 20-35 in five seasons with the Hornets. In three of those seasons, the Hornets won just two games. RELATED: Sac State fires head football coach Jody Sears after 2-8 season Sears came to Sacramento after winning two games at Weber State University in 2013. In that year, h...

Sac State fires head football coach Jody Sears after 2-8 season

Sac State fires head football coach Jody Sears after 2-8 season

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Featured, Football, Instagram, Sports

Sears went 20-35 in five years at Sac State

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