Jerry Moore stays busy
by Steve Behr Sports Editor
Moore was in Fargo, N.D. to address the North Dakota State football team during its spring workouts. North Dakota State, the back-to-back Football Championship Subdivision national champion, is coached by Craig Bohl, who has ties with Moore going back to their days as assistant coaches at Nebraska.
Moore, who won 242 games in 24 years as head coach at Appalachian State, warned the Bison about being complacent. Moore led Appalachian State to three straight national championships from 2005-07 and felt that the 2008 Mountaineers had enough talent to win the national title, but the coaching staff and players got complacent and lost to eventual champion Richmond in the second round.
"I got complacent myself about not talking to them," Moore said, according to the Forum. "I thought, they know, they know, they know. It's like talking to children, you have to keep talking, keep talking and telling them about it."
The Forum also said Moore visited the U.S. Army Special Forces at Fort Bragg, and got to experience field maneuvers and watch soldiers in training.