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February 9, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Bedenbaugh on Top 50 recruiters

West Virginia offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh was named to 247Sports Top 50 recruiters list for 2013 on Friday.

Bedenbaugh, who like WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen, is a graduate of Iowa Wesleyan. He is entering his third season at West Virginia, and also coached at Auburn, Texas Tech, and Central Michigan

Bedenbaugh was able to get commitments from linebacker Darrien Howard and offensive linemen Marcell Lazard, Grant Lingafelter, and Stone Underwood.

OSU assistant to also handle ST

COLUMBUS - Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has announced that cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs will also be in charge of the team's special teams.

Coombs is in his 31st year of coaching, including his seventh on the collegiate level - and is just starting his second season with the Buckeyes. He spent five years at the University of Cincinnati and was special teams coordinator for three seasons (2009-11).

Coombs helped Ohio State to a 12-0 record this year.

Power company takes blame

NEW ORLEANS - The company that supplied electricity to the Super Bowl took the blame Friday for the power outage that brought the big game to a halt, explaining that a device designed specifically to prevent a blackout failed and plunged the game into darkness for more than half an hour.

The device called a relay had been installed to protect the Superdome from problems in the cable that links the company's incoming power line with the lines that run into the stadium.

Officials from Entergy New Orleans said the relay functioned with no problems during January's Sugar Bowl and other earlier events. It has been removed and will be replaced.

Weeden eager for competition

OKLAHOMA CITY - Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden says he knows he's going to face competition to keep his starting job and he's eager to face it.

Weeden said Friday during an appearance at Oklahoma Christian University that "unless you're Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees or these guys, you might as well expect for somebody to try to come take your job." New Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has said he expects Cleveland to bring in someone to compete against Weeden, who threw more interceptions than touchdowns during his rookie season.

Dallas Defeats Anaheim, 3-1

DALLAS - Trevor Daley and Jamie Benn scored power-play goals, Loui Eriksson added a third-period score and the Dallas Stars beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Friday night.

Eriksson gave the Stars some breathing room when he corralled Alex Goligoski's cross-ice pass and fired a wrist shot past Anaheim goaltender Viktor Fasth with 7:14 remaining.

Goligoski, who was a healthy scratch Wednesday in Edmonton, added two assists for Dallas (6-5-1), which earned its third consecutive win.

Nick Bonino scored for the Ducks (7-2-1), who had won four in a row. It was the first regulation road loss this season for Anaheim.

 
 

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