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La. Tech hires former Texas DC Diaz for same position

Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz says he's hired Manny Diaz as his defensive coordinator. Diaz comes to Tech after serving in the same position for two-plus seasons at Texas, where he was fired two games into last season. This marks Diaz' fourth defensive coordinator job, having held the same position at Middle Tennessee and Mississippi State before joining...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

La. Tech names Diaz defensive coordinator

Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz says he's hired Manny Diaz as his defensive coordinator. Diaz comes to Tech after serving in the same position for two-plus seasons at Texas, where he was fired two games into last season. This marks Diaz' fourth defensive coordinator job, having held the same position at Middle Tennessee and Mississippi State before joining...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints first rounder Vaccaro distinguishing himself on field

The Saints first round draft pick Kenny Vaccaro is certainly distinguishing himself on the field this training camp with his aggressive style. The former Texas Longhorn says it's all about defining himself and playing with an edge. "I'm just real physical. That's the way the game should be played. I think I have an old school style," says Vaccaro. But sometimes...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Monday Morning Horn – April 29, 2013

Texas Longhorns play in the NFL. Just an undisputed fact. Until last season, they led the league with 51 members on NFL rosters. After this past weekend’s NFL Draft, they moved to No. 3 with 48, trailing only USC and LSU. And probably soon to be Alabama. But I digress. You can argue Mack Brown’s choice of offensive coordinator (cough cough Greg Davis). His early and recent record...
Via HornSports.com
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Monday Morning Horn – April 29, 2013

Texas Longhorns play in the NFL. Just an undisputed fact. Until last season, they led the league with 51 members on NFL rosters. After this past weekend’s NFL Draft, they moved to No. 3 with 48, trailing only USC and LSU. And probably soon to be Alabama. But I digress. You can argue Mack Brown’s choice of offensive coordinator (cough cough Greg Davis). His early and recent record...
Via HornSports.com
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints draft Texas S Vaccaro in first round

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- When Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro visited with the New Orleans Saints in the lead up to the NFL draft, and talked with new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan over lunch, he left sensing he'd be back before long. "I just had a real good feel walking out of there," Vaccaro said Thursday night. "I told my agent I'd love to come there and play...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys get Wisconsin center after trading down

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- After watching their main targets get picked ahead of them, the Dallas Cowboys took center Travis Frederick of Wisconsin with the 31st selection in the NFL draft Thursday night after trading down 13 spots in a deal with San Francisco. Offensive guards Jonathan Cooper of North Carolina and Chance Warmack of Alabama were taken in the top 10 and Texas safety Kenny...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Instant Analysis: Kenny Vaccaro To New Orleans Saints

The VitalsNFL Team: New Orleans SaintsPick No: 15Player Name: Kenny VaccaroPosition: SafetySchool: TexasHeight/Weight: 6”, 214 pounds How is the fit?When you give up more yards than any other team in NFL history, drafting a defensive player is a no-brainer.Vaccaro is a safety with solid coverage abilities with a knack for run support. His ability to cover tight ends should also...
Via Football Nation
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints select Kenny Vaccaro, SS, Texas, 15th overall

With the 15th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected Kenny Vaccaro, strong safety, Texas. Given the abundance of elite defensive tackle talent still on the board, this may prove to be one of the most controversial picks of the first round. Bio Vaccaro played four years with Texas, starting 32 games [...]The post New Orleans Saints select Kenny Vaccaro, SS, Texas...
Via WCSN - The Water Cooler Sports Network
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Saints Select S Kenny Vaccaro 15th Overall

Despite passing on a couple really nice players in Sharrif Floyd and Jarvis Floyd, the Saints decided to take safety Kenny Vaccaro of Texas. I'm just glad it's a defensive player and I do think he's an upgrade. In three mocks I've been involved in, I had picked Vaccaro in two of them (took Jarvis Jones in the other) and I like this pick. More than anything, I'...
Via The Saints Nation
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Round 15 – New Orleans Saints

With the 15th selection of the 2013 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select Kenny Vaccaro, Safety out of Texas. This is a player that can have an immediate impact for the Saints. His freshman year he appeared in all 13 games, both as a safety and on special teams. He made 19 tackles, blocked 1 punt and also forced a fumble in a game vs. Texas A&M. In his sophomore year, he saw...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Select Safety Kenny Vaccaro in First Round

1.15 New Orleans Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas, (6-0, 214) The Saints were plentiful as far as team needs go this year, with the secondary being one of the top needs. In a division where passing is dominant with the Buccaneers, Panthers and Falcons, the Saints shored up the secondary with a physical Vaccaro. Vaccaro has a few concerns being able to keep up with the quicker receivers in...
Via FF Locker Room
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

First Round NFL Draft Grades: New Orleans Saints

PICK: Kenny Vaccaro, S, TexasANALYSIS: It pretty much came down to Jarvis Jones or Kenny Vaccaro here, and I'm really OK with either one. Both are playmakers and the best available at their position. Their defense was so awful last year, that anything here would be an upgrade. Vaccaro I think is pretty underrated and can be a key player in their secondary for years to come....
Via Heff's Sports Blog
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Rumors: Running List

Here’s a collection of rumors regarding the NFL Draft. 49ers There’s “increasing chatter” that the 49ers are trying to trade up in the Top 15 and possibly take Missouri DT Sheldon Richardson. (NFLTR) Bengals The Bengals’ “perfect scenario” would be to take Texas FS Kenny Vaccaro at No. 21 overall. (Cincinnati Enquirer) Bills The Bills reportedly have West Virginia...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengals Draft Preview

  It’s like Christmas in April. Yes, I love the NFL Draft far more than the average human should. The 2013 version of the draft kicks off Thursday with the first round. Rounds 2-3 will follow on Friday and the proceedings will conclude on Saturday with rounds 4-7. (Is this a good time to mention I like the relatively-new format that the NFL uses? It’s better than doing...
Via Three-Way Chili
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Rumors: Dolphins, Dee Milliner, Jaguars, Tank Carradine, Jarvis Jones, Draft Notes

Dolphins Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that “multiple NFL sources” have informed him that the Dolphins have been calling around in the hopes of trading out of the No. 12 spot and moving down. Salguero provides a list of speculative targets for the Dolphins if they’re able to move back. The list includes: Houston CB D.J. Hayden, Texas S Kenny Vaccaro, Notre...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams Draft Notes: DeAndre Hopkins and Kenny Vaccaro

DeAndre Hopkins  According to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will hold a private workout with the St. Louis Rams Monday after having held a similar session with the Rams last Friday. The Rams are rumored to have head coach Jeff Fisher, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, wide receivers coach Ray Sherman and quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Updated NFL Draft Equation

With the NFL Draft happening on Thursday Challengeflag has developed a system to decide how your favorite team should use their picks on Draft Day. The NFL Draft is not like other sports where you just take the best player on the board regardless of position, and fit them into the team and build the system around those players. NFL rosters have defined positions and team needs to...
Via Ditka in a Box
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Profiling the Cowboys' first round pick

The following is the 7th in a series of draft profiles for the 1st round pick for the Dallas Cowboys. These profiles are put together with the specific needs of the Cowboys in mind, and is an attempt to examine their resumes and game tape to get an idea of who might fit in best with Dallas come draft day. Surely, circumstances will dictate what actually happens on that day, but we...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Profiling the Cowboys' first round pick

The following is the 7th in a series of draft profiles for the 1st round pick for the Dallas Cowboys. These profiles are put together with the specific needs of the Cowboys in mind, and is an attempt to examine their resumes and game tape to get an idea of who might fit in best with Dallas come draft day. Surely, circumstances will dictate what actually happens on that day, but we...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Safety: Best, Sleeper, Overrated

The consensus best safety in the class is Texas' Kenny Vaccaro but who is the surprise No. 2 for one scout? It's J.J. Wilcox, who very well could be the Packers' target if he's available in Round 2.
Via gnb.scout.com
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Ranking Top 22 Safeties

Why settle for a pecking order of 10 or 12 prospects when we examine the top 21 safeties in this year's class. No. 1 is Texas' Kenny Vaccaro, and scouts are split on Eric Reid and Jonathan Cyprien.
Via gnb.scout.com
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

'13 Draft: S Rankings

Here are the FoxSportsNext NFL Draft Rankings led by Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro.
Via profootball.scout.com
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Mock Draft Adam: 5.0

By Adam Baliatico, Owner/Writter of Draft Database, analyst for SB Nation and lead draft analyst for Heff's Sports Blog 1. Kansas City – Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M 2. Jacksonville – Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia 3. Oakland – Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida 4. Philadelphia – Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan 5. Detroit – Lane Johnson, OT...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Mock draft picks I don't get: Kenny Vaccaro

I write little about general mock drafts on here, simply because I don't find it a useful way for me to spend my time. Doing a really good mock draft is a pain in the butt, since it requires intimate knowledge of the depth chart, priorities, and organizational philosophies of 32 different teams, probably at least a quarter of which have general managers in their first or second...
Via Total Titans
April 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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