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The New Guys: Special Forces

The New Guys: Special Forces

Not many coaches can lay claim to two Ray Guy Award winners. Only one can say that he's coached the same punter to that prestigious award twice in a row. That coach is new California special teams coordinator and inside receivers coach Mark Tommerdahl.

This past season, Mark Tommerdahl's punter for Louisiana Tech -- Ryan Allen -- took home his second straight Ray Guy trophy, after leading the nation in punting with a 48.04-yard average, with 21 punts of 50 yards or more and 20 inside the 20-yard line. This past year, with Tommerdahl in his fourth season as special teams coordinator, the Bulldogs were 29th in the nation in kickoff coverage and...

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