Monday's college roundup
QB decides on Wolfpack
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Former Arkansas quarterback Brandon Mitchell says he is transferring to N.C. State to play his final season.
Mitchell was granted his release from the Razorbacks earlier this month, following a spring competition for the starting position that ended with the senior listed as the second-team quarterback to sophomore Brandon Allen.
The 6-4, 239-pound Mitchell is on track to earn his degree this summer and will use the NCAA graduate-transfer exception to play immediately for the Wolfpack next season.
He visited several schools over the last two weeks before settling on North Carolina State, which was 7-6 last season.
Mitchell served as Tyler Wilson’s backup two seasons ago, finishing 22-of-32 passing for 271 yards in limited action. He moved to receiver last summer in order to receiver more playing time.
Stafford-Odom takes head-coaching job
CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina assistant coach Trisha Stafford-Odom has been named the head coach at Concordia University Irvine, Concordia Athletic Director Dave Bireline announced Monday.
Stafford-Odom, who spent two seasons at UNC and helped recruit the No. 1 signing class in the country this year, replaces Jenny Hansen.
Concordia University Irvine, an NAIA school located in Irvine, Calif., competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference. The Eagles have not advanced to the NAIA Tournament since 1997, and Stafford-Odom will be the program’s ninth head coach.
A native of nearby Los Angeles, Stafford-Odom was a four-year letterwinner at the University of California and a two-time first-team All-Pac-10 selection in 1991 and 1992 who was recently inducted into the Cal Athletics Hall of Fame.
Before her time in Chapel Hill, Stafford-Odom was an assistant at UCLA and Duke as well as the head coach at Westchester High School in Los Angeles.