Donovan Aird
18 Articles0 Comments

Walsh’s first class assembled quickly

When Tim Walsh was hired as Cal Poly’s head football coach Jan. 9, he stressed that he didn’t want to “sign guys just to sign guys,” especially in light of starting recruiting at such a late date due to Rich…

Faith rewarded

The 3,245 fans who’ve filed into Mott Gym this season to take in 10 Cal Poly women’s basketball games have seen considerably more winning than the 17,594 who’ve watched the men. Through 20 games, the women are 13-7 — tied…

Barden’s critics show silliness of draft process

So-called NFL “experts” and “insiders” have made Ramses Barden into something of a love-it-or-hate-it indie film.

Hardly anyone knew about Barden, the just-graduated Cal Poly receiver – now a sudden cult hit – when he was in the making.

It’s understandable.

Barden drawing praise at Senior Bowl

While current Cal Poly football players adjust to a new coaching staff, just-graduated receiver Ramses Barden seems on the verge of becoming the most well known Cal Poly product in recent history. At Monday’s Senior Bowl weigh-in in Mobile, Ala.,…

Walsh hired, begins search for assistants

Cal Poly ended its search for a head football coach Friday by hiring Tim Walsh, (ironically) the former offensive coordinator at Army. Prior to his brief stint in West Point, Walsh was the head coach at Portland State. Interestingly, because…

A look back at Cal Poly-Wisconsin

While the Cal Poly football coaching search continues, check out an audio slideshow I made looking back at the Cal Poly-Wisconsin game Nov. 22. Below is an embedded version. View the original here. The photos were taken by Andrew Santos-Johnson.

Smeland and Baxter latest hot rumors for Cal Poly job

A reported 10 finalists have been chosen of 45 preliminary candidates for the Cal Poly head football coaching vacancy left by Rich Ellerson, and the athletic department could reportedly make a decision by the end of the week. reported…