Former Pitt coach Walt Harris joining Cal U’s coaching staff


Harris joining Cal U football staff Former University of Pittsburgh football head coach Walt Harris is in negotiations with California University of Pennsylvania about joining Cal U’s football staff. Negotiations have been on-going for about a month and an announcement from the school is expected to be made on April 15th. A few final details are still being worked out. It has not been finalized whether Harris joining the staff will be a full time or part time job. However, Harris will work closely with the offensive coaching staff and is expected to have a prominent role in working with the quarterbacks, most notably starting quarterback Josh Portis. Harris coached the Pitt Panthers for eight seasons, from 1997-2004, compiling a 52-44 record. Harris led Pitt to bowl victories in 2001 and 2002. The Panthers reached the Fiesta bowl in Harris final season at Pitt in 2004. Harris left Pitt followingRead More »

Pro-day buzz: Jacksonville, Cleveland, Philadelphia, New Orleans attend Cal U’s pro-day


The California University of Pennsylvania football program held their pro-day this morning. The pro-day was headlined by draft prospects cornerback Terrence Johnson, wide receiver A.J. Jackson and Edinboro quarterback Trevor Harris. A university source tells me the Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, and New Orleans Saints were the four NFL teams with representatives in attendance. Canadian Football League scouts were also in attendance. Johnson (5-10, 190 lbs) has seen his stock on the rise in recent weeks and has kept his 40-time in the 4.48-4.50 range. Johnson is regarded as a potential late 5th round – 7th round pick. Johnson was profiled in the current issue of ESPN The Magazine by NFL draft guru Mel Kiper. Johnson is represented by agent Joe Linta who also represents Pittsburgh’s Willie Colon. Johnson currently has a scheduled visit with the Baltimore Ravens and is lining up more visits. Prior to today’s pro-day,Read More »

Draft watch: Cal U’s Terrence Johnson profiled in current issue of ESPN The Magazine


CALIFORNIA (March 30) – With the 2010 NFL Draft less a month away, former California University of Pennsylvania cornerback Terrence Johnson (Braddock, Pa./Woodland Hills) is profiled in the current issue of ESPN The Magazine. Johnson is highlighted in the NFL brief section of the magazine (p. 80) as part of “Third Watch,” which features likely Day 3 players that have the best shot at a productive NFL career. He is one of two players selected by renowned draft analyst Mel Kiper, Jr. Kiper cites Johnson as possessing 4.40 40-speed and great athletic ability, as well as being a solid special teams player. One of the most decorated defensive players in school history, Johnson was a four-year starter and finished his career with 178 tackles (133 solo) and 16 interceptions. He led the Vulcans in interceptions in each of his four years with the program after making three interceptions in theRead More »