April 10, 2014
Rice head football coach David Bailiff has announced the lineup of guest coaches who will handle the play calling chores during the first half of Friday night's Blue-Gray Spring Game which kicks off at 7 p.m. at Rice Stadium. Admission to the game is free.
This year's lineup includes Rice Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard, Houston Astros President Reid Ryan, noted surgeon Dr. Wayne Yakes, Rice professor Dr. Rick Schell, former Rice offensive line standout Jeremy Thigpen, Katherine Whaley and Chita Johnson from KHOU-TV, Courtney Gillmore from KPRC-TV and Samica Knight from KTRK-TV.
Since 2008, Bailiff has annually reached out to notable figures from Rice and the Houston area to join the Owls during the finale of spring drills. The coaches will be divided into two groups, with one coaching the Rice offense and the other the defense in the first quarter, then switching those assignments in the second quarter.
"This is a unique way to get people involved in our program and it's always fun to hear the reaction of people when we offer them the chance to come down and put on a headset," Bailiff said. "They almost always are pretty nervous before we start, but they get the hang of it pretty quickly and have a great time."
Bailiff Announces New Defensive Staff Members
01/18/2017 - Brian Stewart, who has coordinated defenses at both the NFL and FBS levels, and Scott Vestal, who has coached defensive backs in both the Big 12...
McGuffie Wins First World Cup Gold
12/16/2016 - Former Rice standout Sam McGuffie opened his second season with the US Bobsled team in impressive fashion, teaming with three-time Olympic medalist...
Ellerbee, Martin and McGaskey Honored by Phil...
12/14/2016 - Linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee, center Trey Martin and strong safety Tabari McGaskey have named by Phil Steele to his 2016 All-Conference USA squad. ...
Ellerbee Named to C-USA All-Conference Team
12/06/2016 - Rice junior linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee leads a group of six Owls who were honored by Conference USA coaches in their annual voting to selected C-...
Ellerbee Named to C-USA All-Academic Squad
12/01/2016 - Rice junior linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee, who led Conference USA in tackles in his first year as a starter, has been honored for his excellence...
Bailiff to Return in 2017
11/29/2016 - Rice Director of Director of Athletics, Recreation & Lifetime Fitness Joe Karlgaard announced on Tuesday that head football coach David Bailiff...
Rice Closes Season with Loss at No. 24 Stanford
11/26/2016 - Jowan Davis scored twice but it was not enough as Rice dropped its season finale at 24th-ranked Stanford, 41-17.
R Blog: Seniors Ride Off in Style
11/24/2016 - The Rice football team held its final practice of 2016 at Rice Stadium.
- Top Videos /
- Online Store