Simpson, Bradford named All-Americans

College Football

December 13, 2007

Morgan State running back Chad Simpson and Towson linebacker Brian Bradford have been named to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision coaches' All-America team. Both were named to the first team by the American Football Coaches Association.

Simpson, a senior, led the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with 1,405 rushing yards, setting a single-season record at Morgan. He also led the MEAC in scoring with 90 points and ranked second in all-purpose yards, averaging 161.8 per game.

Bradford, also a senior, led the Colonial Athletic Association in tackles with 149 and finished second in the nation. He also forced four fumbles.

Southern Mississippi -- The school hired Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Larry Fedora as coach. Fedora replaces Jeff Bower, who was forced to resign last month after 17 years and 119 wins. This will be Fedora's first head coaching job.

Colorado State -- Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild, a former quarterback and assistant coach at the school, was hired as the Rams' 19th head coach.

ACC title game -- The Atlantic Coast Conference championship game is moving after drawing smaller crowds in Jacksonville, Fla., than the league had hoped. A panel of league athletic directors and other officials voted unanimously to move the title game to Tampa, Fla., in 2008 and 2009 and to Charlotte, N.C., in 2010 and 2011.

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