Neuheisel on the links

Rick Neuheisel will play in tomorrow’s Chick-fil-A Bowl Alma Mater at Reynolds Plantation in Georgia. He’s paired with Sinjin Smith. Coaches and celebrities will play for a $350,000 scholarship purse. The release is below.

Team Pairings Announced for 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl Alma Mater

Top Coaches and Celebrities to Compete for $350,000 Scholarship Purse

Greensboro, Ga. (April 28, 2008) – Top NCAA head coaches and celebrity alumni from universities across the country will compete tomorrow in the Chick-fil-A Bowl Alma Mater at Reynolds Plantation. Thirteen twosomes will vie for their share of the $350,000 scholarship purse with $100,000 going to the winning team.

Team pairings for the April 29 made-for-TV round are as follows:

Team: Coach: Celebrity:

Group One: Virginia Tech Frank Beamer Dell Curry

Georgia Tech Paul Johnson Jon Barry

Group Two: UCLA Rick Neuheisel Sinjin Smith

Boston College Jeff Jagodzinski Chris O’Donnell

Group Three: South Carolina Steve Spurrier Sterling Sharpe

Colorado Bill McCartney Kordell Stewart

Group Four: Maryland Ralph Friedgen Neil O’Donnell

Arizona State Frank Kush Michael Haynes

Group Five: Michigan Rich Rodriguez Brian Griese

Alabama Nick Saban Ken Stabler

Group Six: Wake Forest Jim Grobe Billy Packer

Minnesota Tubby Smith Jim Petersen

Group Seven: Auburn Tommy Tuberville Pat Sullivan

“This is an incredible field of coaches representing some of the best university athletic programs in the country,” said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president. “We are humbled to be able to showcase these schools in an event like this and proud that so much scholarship money will be headed back to the participating universities.”

The celebrity round will be taped for broadcast and aired nationally by CBS at 2 p.m. (ET) on Christmas Day.

Last year Frank Beamer and Dell Curry from Virginia Tech edged out the team from San Diego State by one stroke on the final hole to win the championship with a 10-under 62.

For more information on the event, visit

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  • Charles O’Bannon

    If anyone reading is going – if you get a chance to go in on some of the golf tournament side bets, always piggyback what Neuheisel puts down.

  • uscmike

    Is someone going to be monitoring RN’s side bets? šŸ˜‰