Driesell leaves Maryland
for head job at the Citadel
Chuck Driesell, who just completed his fourth season as a men's basketball assistant, will become the head coach at the Citadel. The school is expected to announce the hire on Tuesday. It will be Driesell's first Division I head coaching job. He oversaw the men's program at Division III Marymount from 1997 to 2003.
"I think for any assistant it's a great thing to get a Division I coaching job," Maryland Coach Gary Williams said. "It keeps getting more difficult to do that, so I think it's a good opportunity for him."
Driesell, a Maryland grad and the son of former Terps coach Lefty Driesell, takes over a Citadel team that finished the 2009-10 campaign 16-16 overall. The Bulldogs roster includes nine rising seniors.
-- Steve Yanda
Williams bringing pride
and pancakes to Ashburn
Offended by what he feels is unfair criticism of tackle Trent Williams's work ethic, wide receiver Malcolm Kelly defended his longtime friend and teammate in high school, college and, soon, the pros.
"I've never heard of anybody going up to the draft, especially a high draft pick, where they're not saying something's wrong with him," Kelly said in a phone interview Sunday. "It does kind of bother me, but I know Trent. He's not going to say too much about it. But then when people see him out there pancaking people, then they'll realize."
Williams will work to become great, Kelly said.
"Trent is a prideful person," Kelly said. "He's going to do whatever he can to shut people up."
-- Jason Reid