Advertisement

 CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -Southern Illinois introduced Dale Lennon as its new football coach, handing the former North Dakota coach a program that came one victory short of the national title game this season.
Lennon signed a five-year contract that will pay him $200,000 a year, the school said.
``I feel very good about the task that we are about to go on and the journey we are about to enter,'' Lennon said at a news conference Friday.
Lennon succeeds Jerry Kill, who resigned to take over at Northern Illinois less than a week after he guided the Salukis (12-2) to the semifinals of the Football Championship Subdivision.
Lennon led North Dakota - his alma mater - to the Division II national title in 2001, a national runner-up finish and five North Central Conference championships since taking over in 1999. The Fighting Sioux went 10-2 this season, advancing to the second round of the Division II playoffs.
With 90 wins at North Dakota, Lennon tied Roger Thomas for the most in school history.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

Advertisement

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  
Advertisement

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail The Saturday Edge's B1G TEN Prospectus College football preview magazines are hitting newsstands across the country and fans...
Thumbnail Ole Miss Season Win Total Prediction Between former left tackle Laremy Tunsil’s questionable taste in gas masks and Robert Nkemdiche’s trouble with hotel balconies, the past few months have made it...
Thumbnail Utah Season Win Total Prediction After winning 10 games a year ago will the Utah Utes suffer a setback after going through a transition offensively?
Thumbnail Texas A&M Season Win Total Prediction As recently as a couple of years ago, Texas A&M fans would’ve laughed at the notion of a make-or-break season for Kevin Sumlin. Three straight disappointments,...
Thumbnail Washington Win Total Prediction After losing six times in each of Chris Petersen's first two seasons, are the Washington Huskies a good bet to win more than 9 games in 2016?
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages