Kicking off what should be a news-filled 7-day football period, the University of South Dakota announced last Thursday it’s 2011 football schedule.
The one surprise? The Coyotes will host FCS national champion Eastern Washington for the home opener on Sept. 10. You may remember reading that Eastern Washington (you know, the school with the red turf….) rallied to beat Delaware in the national title game earlier this month.
Other home games this fall for USD are Lamar, Lindenwood, Missouri S&T, Southern Utah and UC Davis. The Coyotes will play 2 FBS games again, this time against Air Force and Wisconsin.
The second bit of USD football news will come this Wednesday, on National Signing Day. By all accounts, the Coyotes “hit the jackpot” — which is how coach Ed Meierkort put it last week. The recruiting class should be in the neighborhood of 13 recruits and six walk-ons (including some local names).
Check back with the Press & Dakotan throughout the week for Signing Day news and updates.