- According to my friends at Chippewa Country, Dorian Dawson is transferring to a school in California. Dawson, a 6-1, 280-pound defensive tackle played as a true freshman this season, appearing in seven games and racking up six tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss. Dawson hails from Los Angeles, so the move from CMU to California isn’t all that surprising.
- Last week four players from the 2011 CMU football team were named to the academic All-MAC team. Long snapper Brian Bennyhoff, linebacker Mike Petrucci, quarterback Ryan Radcliff, and receiver Cody Wilson were the honorees for the Chippewas.
- A couple of former assistants from the 2009 team have made some changes recently. The big one is Tim Banks, who was the defensive coordinator for the Chippewas during the 2007-09 seasons, making the move to Illinois to be defensive coordinator for former Toledo coach Tim Beckman. Banks joined Butch Jones in Cincinnati following the 2009 season, but held just a co-defensive coordinator label with the Bearcats for the last two seasons.
- Former Chippewa WR coach, Zach Azzanni has been hired to coach the receivers at Wisconsin. Azzanni was the first of the 2009 coaching staff to leave CMU, as he joined Urban Meyer in Florida. He was receivers coach with the Gators until the 2010 season but then moved on to be offensive coordinator at Western Kentucky for the 2011 season.
Labels: 2011 season, CMU football, Dorian Dawson