Shawn Aarhushave been the statistical leaders. Dobbs and Garrett are tied for third on the team with nine tackles, with Garrett adding 2. Dobbs also has a fumble recovery. Aarhus has a sack, tackle for loss, fumble forced and fumble recovery - all coming in his debut at USF in week one. The Mavericks have also showed their prowess nationally, being ranked as the 2 team in the country after week two in the AFCA poll and topping the D2Football.
It was August , and he had been arrested and charged with two felonies : using minors in a sexual performance or pornographic work, and possession of child pornography. That June, Jerry Sandusky had been found guilty of sexually abusing young boys while an assistant coach at Penn State.
Colleges were on red alert, on the lookout for any sort of inappropriate contact between coaches and children.
Lucas Fisher added eight tackles including one for loss. Despite taking over at the MSU yard line, SMSU failed to pick up a first down and were forced to settle for a Skyler Crew yard field goal at the mark to take a lead.
But Hoffner knew his university—which had placed him on leave after a technician found videos of naked or partially clothed children on his Blackberry—had overreacted.
And that the authorities had arrested him under false pretenses. I wanted to be exonerated from the criminal charges, and vindicated by my university.
The videos on his phone were those of his own children. And for the first time in two seasons, Todd Hoffner will coach the Minnesota State-Mankato football team this fall.
Because without Hoffner on the sidelines, Minnesota State-Mankato went the last two years under interim coach Aaron Keen, and made two appearances in the Division II playoffs. Hoffner may be vindicated.
In May, Hoffner was fired for undisclosed reasons. Hoffner denied viewing pornography, and the arbitrator noted that other people could access the computer.
In the meantime, Hoffner had accepted a position as head coach at Minot N. State back in January.
But on Wednesday, his players refused to practice, as a show of support for Keen. They were showing their loyalty to coach Keen. Keen has a more personable, player-friendly coaching style than Hoffner—and over the past two seasons, that approached paid off on the field.
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