Sources – Trent Dilfer is set to take over the UAB football team

Former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer is set to become the NFL’s next head coach, sources told ESPN’s Pete Tamil Tuesday night.

Sources said that although no agreement has been formally concluded, the two sides are expected to reach an agreement in the coming days.

Dilfer, 50, head coach at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, is a former quarterback at Fresno State who graduated from an NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers. He won a Super Bowl with the Ravens in the 2000 season.

The Blazers finished 6-6 this season under interim head coach Bryant Vincent, who is also the team’s offensive coordinator. They were among three teams in Conference USA to finish 4-4 in the league.

Vincent replaced Bill Clark, who resigned in June due to health reasons. Under Clark, UAB went 49-26 across six seasons, including a 2-2 mark in the bowls. In Clark’s final season, the Blazers finished 9-4, including a win in the Independence Bowl.

Dilfer, former ESPN analyst, was the #6 overall pick in the NFL Draft by Tampa Bay in 1994. A 1997 Pro Bowler, Dilfer appeared in 130 games, throwing for 20,518 yards, 113 touchdowns and 129 interceptions.

In his fourth season at Lipscomb, Dilfer led the Mustangs to a 12-0 record on the season. Thursday they will play the state championship game in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Blazers were in great shape at 4-2 after a 34-20 win over Charlotte on October 15. But they went on to lose three straight games, and had to live with a 37-27 win over Louisiana Tech at the end of last season. a week to get pot eligibility.

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UAB has only scheduled once this season, playing one Power 5 team, LSU. They lost to the Tigers, 41-10, on November 19.

The Blazers will face Miami (OH) (6-6) in the Hometown Lenders Bahamas Bowl on December 16th.

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