New UAB Blazers head coach Trent Dilfer is wasting no time building his coaching staff.
Alex Mortensen played quarterback at Arkansas and Samford, and has held assistant coaching positions at several stops, including a stint as an assistant with the St. Louis Rams (now Los Angeles Rams) in 2013.
Dilfer, a former ESPN analyst himself for many years before being let go in a cost-cutting move in 2017, is making his first foray into the college football coaching ranks. He has spent the past four years as head coach at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, which he has turned into a national prep powerhouse.
“The most overrated person in building is the head coach, because he gets too much credit for the things other smart people do,” Dilfer said, per Dodd. “The greatest thing about the head coach is when he hires people that are smarter than him.”