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.
August 2, 2012 |
The Cleveland Browns have reportedly been sold by Randy Lerner to Jimmy Haslam for more than $1 billion. The deal, which needs to be approved by NFL owners before it becomes official, is expected to be passed by a vote in October. It's interesting news for Browns fans considering that in the last 13 years under the Lerner family, the Browns have had only two winning seasons. Haslam is expected to take a greater role in the day-to-day operation of the team. Haslam is president and chief executive of Knoxville, Tenn.-based Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America.
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 24, 2009 |
Joe Martinek had 139 yards rushing and scored twice on short runs, linebacker Steve Beauharnais scored off his blocked punt and Rutgers beat Army, 27-10, on Friday night at West Point, N.Y. It was the sixth straight victory for Rutgers (5-2) over Army (3-5) and evened the series at 18-18. The Black Knights have lost 12 straight games against Big East Conference teams since beating Rutgers, 37-35, in 1997. Tom Savage completed 10 of 20 passes for 164 yards to become only the second freshman quarterback in Rutgers history to win a road game.
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.