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Coaching: Rejoined Larry Smith on the day Smith was hired as Missouri?s head coach, and has served as the Tigers? defensive coordinator ever since. Did a remarkable job in 1998 as MU cut its TDs allowed from 45 in 1997 to 21 and was Mizzou?s nominee for the Broyles Award as the nation?s top assistant coach. Is the football staff academic liaison and in 1997 received the Total Person Program?s Academic Enhancement Award, given each year to the MU coach who has made a significant contribution to his team?s academic success. Previously coached for Smith at both Tulane and Arizona. Was defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Tulane from 1976-79, and assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Arizona from 1980-85. Was the head coach at Bowling Green State from 1986-90, before serving three years as defensive coordinator at Purdue. He began his college coaching career at Ball State, where he coached the secondary from 1971-75. At each stop, Ankney?s been instrumental in rebuilding struggling programs. His Arizona units finished among the nation?s statistical leaders his last four years, and more than 20 of his former players have gone on to professional football careers. Coached in the Ohio high school ranks from 1964-70.
Player: Played on two Mid-American Conference championship teams as a quarterback at Bowling Green State. Was the Dayton area?s most outstanding athlete in 1959.
Personal: Grew up in Xenia, Ohio, before moving to Kettering, Ohio, as a prep senior. Graduated from Bowling Green in 1964, and earned a master?s degree from Miami (OH) in 1969. He and his late wife, Carlalee, have three children: Angie, Andy and Molly, and six grandchildren: Bryce, Ashley, Collin, Drew, Hannah Rose, and Jack.
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Football Training Camp Report: Day 12
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