Ohio University Hires North Dakota's Saul Phillips

By D.J. Byrnes on April 6, 2014 at 12:47 am

Jeff Boals, a former fan favorite at Ohio University, has been snubbed by his alma mater for a second time. After Jim Christian dumped the Bobcats for Boston College, the media anointed Boals as a leading candidate.

In the end, Ohio's Director of Athletics Jim Schaus did indeed value head coaching experience in his hire; it was a process that took a little under 72 hours.

The end product is North Dakota State's Saul Phillips; he is of Bo Ryan's tree, having spent three years in Madison. 

In 2013, under the leadership of Phillips, the Bison posted a 26-7 record. They advanced to whatever round they're calling the second round these days before eventually bowing out to San Diego State

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