College football: After years of belief, Jimmy Rogers is ready for new challenge

Jimmy Rogers, pictured above, was named the 21st head coach of South Dakota State football last week. Rogers, who played linebacker for SDSU from 2006-09, replaces his former coach John Stiegelmeier who retired last week. Rogers has spent the past nine seasons as an SDSU assistant. (Courtesy photo/SDSU Athletics)
BROOKINGS – Jimmy Rogers came to the South Dakota State campus on an official visit 17 years ago. He was an unheralded recruit out of Chandler, Ariz., and made his way up to John Stigelmeier’s office.

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