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Report: UAB expected to hire Trent Dilfer as head coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to ESPN, the UAB Blazers are expected to name Trent Dilfer as their next head coach. An official announcement will be coming in the next few days, according to Pete Thamel.

Dilfer has no prior head coaching experience at the college game. Or any coaching experience at the college level.

Lipscomb Academy head coach Trent Dilfer instructs his players during a football game against Brentwood Academy
Trent Dilfer instructs his players during a football game against Brentwood Academy (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

But the administration sees something in him that they’re willing to gamble the program on him. He is taking over a program that went 6-6 this past season.

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The school decided to pass on its current interim head coach. Bryant Vincent had been serving in that role.

He has been their interim head coach since August when Bill Clark was forced to retire due to health problems. Vincent had been at UAB since 2018 when he began serving as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

The Blazers will be taking part in a Bowl game. They will play in the HomeTown Lenders Bahamas Bowl against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks on Friday, December 16th, 2022, at Thomas Robinson Stadium at 11:30 am in Nassau, Bahamas.

Dilfer has been the head coach of Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, Tennessee since 2019. His team has gone 25-1 in the past two seasons. Overall, he guided the team to a 43-10 record, according to MaxPreps.

Dilfer has guided Lipscomb to an undefeated season this year, according to MaxPreps. The team has a 12-0 record.

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Their season will conclude on December 1st with a game at 11 am. They will face the Christ Presbyterian Academy Lions for the Division II Class AA Championship at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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Dilfer is a Super Bowl-winning quarterback, who played in the NFL from 1994 through 2007. He played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, and the San Francisco 49ers. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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