Local Sports Notebook: Bradley, Jaguars staff will coach at Senior Bowl
Zumbrota's Gus Bradley, the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and his staff have been selected to coach the South squad at the annual Senior Bowl.
The game is for the top college senior football players, many of whom will have a shot at playing in the NFL. Senior Bowl week is Jan. 20-25 and the game will be held in Mobile, Ala.
Bradley just finished his first season as Jacksonville's head coach, guiding the team to a 4-12 mark, a two-game improvement from a year ago. The Jaguars were 4-4 in the second half of the year after starting the season 0-8.
Bradley, 47, has coached for the past eight seasons in the NFL. He previously coached in the Senior Bowl in 2006 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when he served as the linebackers coach under head coach Jon Gruden.
"We are looking forward to the opportunity as a coaching staff to spend the week in Mobile and coach the Senior Bowl," Bradley said in a release. "It's a great opportunity to be around these players in a competitive environment and see how they work throughout the week. It's a great evaluation tool. It's maybe better for us as coaches instead of sitting in our rooms watching tape over and over again. We will be able to evaluate all aspects of their game and we expect it to be a very productive week."
Before taking over in Jacksonville, Bradley spent four seasons (2009-12) with the Seattle Seahawks as defensive coordinator.
Augsburg College women's soccer forward Olivia Muyresof Rochester was named to the all-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team.
Muyres, a junior, had one of the most prolific scoring seasons in Augsburg history. She set the single-season school records for goals (19) and points (47), while adding nine assists. She scored six game-winning goals and tied for the MIAC's lead in goals, was second in total points and tied for third in assists.
The Lourdes grad has one season remaining, but is already tied for second in school history in career goals (31), tied for seventh in career assists (17) and third in career points (79). She has 11 game-winning goals in her career.
Craig Dahlof Mankato is a backup safety for the San Francisco 49ers, who will play in Green Bay against the Packers in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs on Sunday.
Dahl, 28, is in his seventh year in the NFL and in his first season with the 49ers. He played in all 16 regular-season games and made 13 tackles, nine of which were solo.
Dahl, who spent the last four seasons with St. Louis before coming to the 49ers, has four career interceptions, all with the Rams.
Turns out Red Wing junior Ty Buckhas a broken right foot and he will miss the next four to six weeks of the season in boys basketball. The 6-foot-3 forward is averaging 15.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists a game for Red Wing, which is ranked fifth in the state in Class AAA.
Red Wing took a 9-1 record into Friday night's game against Chaska.
Buck is also the top-rated baseball prospect in Minnesota according to Baseball America and Perfect Game, two of the most high profile analysts in the country.
An outdoor slowpitch softball tournament will be held as part of the annual Rochester Winterfest celebration. The 2014 SnoBall Softball Tournament will take place Feb. 8-9 and is headquartered at the Eagles Club. This is the tournament's 36th year and all proceeds are donated to the Eagles Cancer Telethon and March of Dimes.
The softball tournament that is played at various fields in Rochester and will be played regardless of weather conditions or snow on the fields.
The entry is $100 per team and deadline to register is Feb. 3. To register, contact Mike Bradyat 269-1503. Registration information will also be on the Winterfest SnoBall Tournament page on Facebook. In conjunction with the tournament there will also be a raffle, silent auction and a beanbag tournament.
Guy N. Limbeck's Local Sports Notebook regularly runs on Tuesdays and Saturdays in the print edition.