There’s been plenty of corrupt and scandalous college football stories in the media this past year. So much so that you may have overlooked some of the more inspiring tales of the smart and strong hitting new levels of success. On example is taking place in Macomb, IL.
KiJuan Ware – a 2001 Fulbright Scholar who studied in Tokyo- will be named offensive coordinator at Western Illinois University tomorrow. To the best of my knowledge, he is the only Fulbright Scholar actively coaching in college football today.
Ware is the current running backs coach for the WIU Leathernecks. Under his watch last season, four running backs shared more than 325 carries with zero total fumbles; it was the first season without a fumble from the RB position in Western Illinois football history. Two of his players finished the season ranked 10th and 11th in the MVFC for all-purpose yards.
Ware’s previous stop was the “Cradle of Coaches,” Miami University where he held the same position, and increased t...