News broke on Twitter this afternoon that Coach Blake Anderson has found his new Offensive Line Coach, Allen Rudolph, formerly of the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats OL coach Allen Rudolph has accepted same position under Arkansas St. coach Blake Anderson per source.— Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansSI) January 28, 2016
Before trekking to the unforgiving arctic, Rudolph had plied his skills with Samford, ULM and Nicholls State, among other warm-weather campuses. Admittedly, Rudolph's credentials aren't familiar with most Red Wolves fans, as is the evolutionary purpose of a Tiger-Cat.
@AStateFanRules Hopefully it's something that has a reputation of moving things out of the way and protecting people.— Ronnie Dye (@RonnieDye) January 28, 2016
One needn't consult with National Geographic to glean truth in this statement. One only needs to trust that Coach Anderson has finally found his man to lead an offensive line charged with protecting what appears to be one of A-State's most promising quarterback squads in years. Former Red Wolf and current CFL lineman Bryan Hall approves:
Arkansas State just keeps getting better and better! #ProudAlum— Bryan Hall (@BryanHall95) January 28, 2016
That's good enough for me. But does the hire satisfy the criteria set forth by at least one hard-to-please Red Wolves fan?
Don't care who coaches AState's offensive line in 2016, as long as he is big and fat.— Rex Steele (@Answer2Anderson) January 11, 2016
@davidasufan Did we just hire Rick Harrison from Pawn Stars?— Rex Steele (@Answer2Anderson) January 28, 2016
Welcome to the warm embrace of the Pack, Coach Rudolph.