June Jones said this morning that former UH quarterback Timmy Chang will be joining the SMU football team as a graduate assistant.
Jones, entering his fifth season as the Mustangs' head coach, said Chang will be working with the offense, of course, where he will be reunited with former UH coaches Dan Morrison and Wes Suan.
Jones said Chang expressed an interest in coaching about a year ago. Chang recently earned a bachelor's degree, a requirement for a GA's job. Jones said Chang will report on Aug. 1, the first day of the Mustangs' training camp.
Jones said the Mustangs run "80 percent" of the offensive schemes that the Warriors used when Chang was the quarterback. The Mustangs often use a tight end, which supposedly was absent in Jones' four-wide offense at UH. But Jones said running back Reagan Mauia sometimes aligned as a tight end for the Warriors.
Jones also said he and UH head coach Norm Chow are long-time friends who have remained in contact through the years. "He's going to do a good job over there," Jones said.
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Per our request, JD the AD provided us with these great shots (the first is of the home stretch):
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• Happy birthday to the Wildcat of our offense (and a smooth vocal stylist) — D1Shima.
• Also, happy birthday to Peaches.
• And birthday wishes to a proud Warrior father — Bill Stutzmann.