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Penn's Bagnoli to retire after 2014 season
(L-R) Al Bagnoli & Ray Priore
After Penn coach Al Bagnoli, left, retires following the 2014 season,
he will be succeeded by defensive coordinator Ray Priore.
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Penn football coach Al Bagnoli said Wednesday he will retire after the 2014 season - his 23rd with the Quakers.

Longtime defensive coordinator Ray Priore will take over as the team's head coach on Dec. 1.

"It is with mixed emotion that I announce my resignation as head football coach, effective at the conclusion of the 2014 season," Bagnoli, 61, said in a statement. "It has been an honor and privilege to be part of the tremendous tradition and success Penn has enjoyed throughout its long, storied history.

"I remain appreciative of having the opportunity to work with an exceptional group of student-athletes; a tremendous coaching staff; an active, caring and generous alumni group; and a supportive athletic administration. I want to offer my sincere appreciation to all for making my job so enjoyable during the past 23 seasons."   continue>>

A good year to draft FCS talent
By Craig Haley, FCS Exec. Director
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - It's not Jimmy Garoppolo's fault.

All he did as a senior at Eastern Illinois last year was to go out and quarterback the Panthers to a second straight Ohio Valley Conference championship and the No. 2 ranking in the FCS for much of the season, while winning the Walter Payton Award.

He never set out to overshadow the terrific all-conference and All-America talent on EIU's roster.  continue>>