Tag:Craig Bohl
Posted on: November 16, 2010 1:31 pm
Edited on: November 16, 2010 1:45 pm

North Dakota State coach has need for speed

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Last we checked in with North Dakota State head coach Craig Bohl, his team had just upset Kansas 6-3 to start the 2010 season.  Since then we've documented the epic hilarity that has been Kansas football this season, but the Bison kind of got lost in the shuffle.  What has the team and its head coach been up to?  Well, the Bison are 7-3 but will not be winning the Missouri Valley Conference this season, as that title belongs to Northern Iowa.   As for Bohl, when he's not on the sidelines or in his office, you can likely find him pulled over on the side of any road in Fargo.

Since taking over as head coach at the school in 2003, Bohl has received at least 18 traffic violations.  Ten of those being of the speeding variety.  So when the Fargo Police Department needed to find a spokesperson for their new traffic safety campaign, who do you think they turned to?  Why, Craig Bohl, don'tcha know!
Bohl provides the voice for a 30-second radio ad Fargo police began airing this week as part of a traffic-safety campaign dubbed, "Are you getting it now?" The ad details a string of crashes in Fargo that killed five people in less than three weeks this fall and is targeted at repeat offenders.

Police Chief Keith Ternes isn't yanking the radio ad that feature's Bohl's voice, but concedes, "It certainly does take away from the message when the messenger might be somebody we're trying to reach."

Bohl said his history of speeding was one reason he agreed to lend his voice to the campaign.

"This message applies to everybody," he said. "I looked myself in the mirror and said, 'I need to slow down."'
If you ask me, this is an idea that probably should have gone in the woodchipper, but the Fargo police said they don't plan on making any changes to the campaign.

In other news, following his epic performance against the Washington Redskins on Monday night, Michael Vick has agreed to become the new spokesperson for the ASPCA.

Posted on: September 10, 2010 3:23 pm

NDSU coach: Northern Iowa better team than Kansas

Posted by Adam Jacobi

North Dakota State's ridiculous 6-3 win over Kansas last week may have been a killshot for the Jayhawks' football season. That much was immediately evident after the game, but what we didn't expect was to see NDSU head coach Craig Bohn continue to pule dirt on the Jayhawks' season, like he did during a teleconference earlier this week:

"I think the environment that we're going to play in Cedar Falls is going to be much more of a hostile environment than Memorial Stadium in Kansas," he said on the Missouri Valley coaches teleconference. "That was pretty docile. And the type of team that we're going to be playing is going to be a much more physical, aggressive football team than KU. And quite frankly I think we're going to be playing a better opponent. I know one school is in the Big 12 and the other one is in the Missouri Valley. I think that gives an indication on how we see Missouri Valley play and the respect we give Northern Iowa."

UNI is a pretty good team, to be sure; the traditional FCS power didn't make the playoffs last season, but they did put a scare into Iowa in week 1 before losing on consecutive blocked kicks. They're not pushovers in any sense of the term. But this is brutal talk from Bohl. Rappers get shot for less.

And yet, Bohl isn't necessarily wrong, either; it's easily possible that UNI beats NDSU, which will be more than Kansas can claim, and the UNI-Dome should provide a much louder noise level from fans than witnessed at last week's debacle in Lawrence.

But still. UNI over Kansas? That only happens in basketball, man.

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