|Golden Bulls in S.C. all-star game|
|5 seniors named to College All-Star Bowl|
|Published Monday, January 14, 2013 1:06 pm|
Five Johnson C. Smith seniors will play their final football game in their home state of South Carolina.
|Johnson C. Smith linebacker Michael Coats (center) is one of five Golden Bulls named to the inaugural South Carolina College All-Star Bowl March 23.|
Linebackers Michael Coats and Hayward Martin, offensive linemen Jordan Mosely and Cameron Ransom and defensive lineman Quintel Talton will participate in the inaugural South Carolina College All-Star Bowl March 23 at North Greenville University.
The game includes players from South Carolina’s 12 colleges as well as S.C. high school alumni who played out of state.
The game will be televised in the Carolinas and north Georgia and will be played after the Super Bowl and NFL Combine and before the NFL Draft. The rosters will be split with players below Interstate 20 on the Low Country team and those above the interstate playing on the Upstate squad.
Former Tampa Bay and Cincinnati head coach Sam Wyche is the all-star game’s commissioner while Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL running back George Rogers is a member of the board of directors. Retired coaching legends Danny Ford (Clemson) and Willie Jeffries (S.C. State, Howard) will be the head coaches.
Proceeds from the contest will benefit “Meals on Wheels,” which provides meals, companionship and supervision to thousands of South Carolina residents.
• Golden Bulls football coach Steve Aycock is recruiting more than players for next season.
He's looking for new coaches, too.
Defensive coordinator Craig Cox and offensive line coach Kevin Thompson left for Division I FCS program Campbell, where they'll reunite with Mike Minter, who was named Camels head coach last month. All three were assistants at JCSU in 2011 when the Golden Bulls went 6-5 and won the Pioneer Bowl. Another assistant, running backs coach DeShawn Baker, joined S.C. State's staff.
JCSU went 6-4 last year, the Golden Bulls' second straight plus-.500 season. The last time JCSU put together back-to-back winning campaigns was in 1972-73.
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