December 31, 2009 |
Texas Tech fired Mike Leach on Wednesday after the coach took the school to court to try to overturn his suspension for alleged mistreatment of an injured player. "I'm very sad to say there's only one person to blame for this and it's Mike Leach," Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance told the Associated Press. Jerry Turner , vice chairman of the university system's board of regents, said "other things" came to light during an investigation of Leach's treatment of receiver Adam James . The sophomore alleged the coach twice confined him to a small, dark place after the player received a diagnosis of a concussion.
July 10, 2013 |
A 12-year-old Ohio State fan was diagnosed with cancer 14 months ago and decided to refer to his disease as "Michigan. " Why would he do such a thing when many Buckeyes fans won't even refer to the rival school by name? Simple. He wanted to beat it. And he has. Grant Reed was released from Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus on Friday after receiving a final chemotherapy session. Although he was readmitted over the weekend because of a bacterial infection, the boy is doing "very well," his father, Troy Reed, said.
October 27, 2013 |
Though Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer probably has his players buying into the one-game-at-a-time mantra, the same can't be said of the school's marching band. For weeks, the Ohio State marching band has been putting some Michigan smackdown elements into its halftime shows, despite the fact the Buckeyes won't line up against their longtime rivals until Nov. 30. Much like everyone else outside of Ann Arbor, Mich., the Ohio State band knows the Buckeyes are better than the Wolverines this season, and this brash confidence has inspired some truly incredible halftime shows.
December 12, 2002
USC offensive coordinator Norm Chow on Wednesday won the Broyles Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top assistant coach. And Chow, who attended a dinner and award presentation in Little Rock, Ark., said he intends to remain an assistant under Coach Pete Carroll with the Trojans. Chow was regarded as a candidate to replace Ron McBride at Utah, his alma mater, but Urban Meyer of Bowling Green accepted the Utah job on Wednesday.
December 5, 2004 |
Coaching Notre Dame is still Urban Meyer's dream job. It just isn't the one he's taking. Meyer said Saturday the professional and financial opportunity presented to him by Florida was too good to pass up. And by the time Notre Dame called, Meyer already knew he was heading for the Swamp, not the Golden Dome. "This was a family decision that was made prior to the other situation," Meyer said Saturday after the fifth-ranked Utes practiced.
December 31, 2004 |
Utah quarterback Alex Smith, who was a Heisman Trophy finalist and already has earned his degree, is strongly considering declaring for the NFL draft instead of returning for his senior season. He is awaiting information from the NFL about where he might go in the draft, and also has been conferring with his uncle, Michigan State Coach John L. Smith. "It's pretty tough any time to turn down a first-round contract," said Smith, adding he has "heard a lot of different things."
October 4, 2007 |
Jarett Dillard caught two touchdown passes, Andrew Sendejo intercepted two passes and Rice held off a fourth-quarter comeback to end a four-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 31-29 victory over Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg, Miss. The Golden Eagles, 2-3 overall and 1-1 in Conference USA, trailed by 24 points with 10:30 left, but rallied and had a chance to tie the score. But a two-point conversion pass was batted down by the Owls (1-4, 1-0).
September 17, 2006 |
Another Florida coach has Tennessee's number. Dallas Baker caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Chris Leak that gave Florida the lead in the fourth quarter and the Gators held on to beat No. 13 Tennessee, 21-20, on Saturday in a Southeastern Conference game. Coach Urban Meyer's first trip to Neyland Stadium as Florida head coach was a success, and he made it two straight against the Vols.
November 5, 2004 |
If Steve Spurrier decides to coach again, it won't be at his alma mater. Spurrier, 59, withdrew his name from consideration Thursday to replace Ron Zook, saying his time at Florida had passed. The announcement relieves any reservations boosters and school officials had regarding Spurrier's potential return. It also opens up a coaching search for a job that was widely considered Spurrier's to lose.