Alabama coach Nick Saban and Arkansas coach Bret Bielema voiced their concerns about the effects of up-tempo, no-huddle offenses on player safety to the NCAA committee that passed a proposal to slow down those attacks.
Neither Saban nor Bielema were on the committee and they did not vote on the proposal passed Wednesday to allow defenses time to substitute between plays by prohibiting offenses from snapping the ball until 29 seconds are left on the 40-second play clock.
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A Nation of Coaches Serving Others in the Fight Against Cancer.
The 2014 Play 4Kay initiative is an opportunity for a nation of coaches to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for research on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.
Since its inception in 2007, the Play 4Kay initiative has raised over $2.8 million to support women’s cancer research. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is the official charity of the initiative.
See more at: http://www.play4kay.org
“Maybe it’s all the clapping. Maybe it’s the earnest and rah-rah cheering, which to some implies that while on the sideline Pete Carroll is more focused on pumping up his players’ emotional well-being than furiously scanning a play sheet.
Maybe it’s the happy-go-lucky press conferences or the way he finds not just time, but passion, for charitable works, rather than grinding more tape. Maybe it’s that his tenure at the University of Southern California is too often seen as the result of loading up on star recruits, not coaching up unheralded players. Plus the end was marked with NCAA scandal, with Carroll getting out before the sanctions hit…” (READ MORE)
Bobby Petrino is “home” again, signing a seven-year contract for a second stint as coach at Louisville.
Petrino led Western Kentucky to an 8-4 record this season, his first at the school. He was 41-9 with the Cardinals from 2003 to 2006 and succeeds Charlie Strong, who left after four seasons to accept the Texas job.
UAB coach Garrick McGee, who served as Petrino’s offensive coordinator at Arkansas, will join Petrino’s staff to run the offense at Louisville, a source told ESPN’s Joe Schad. McGee had a 5-19 record as coach of the Blazers over the past two seasons.
NEW ORLEANS — Hello, Trevor. Farewell, AJ.
Knight completed a Sugar Bowl-record 32 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 11 Oklahoma took down the third-ranked Crimson Tide 45-31 on Thursday night.
Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners have agreed on a 10-year, $240 million contract, a source told ESPNdeportes.com on Friday. The player and his agents met Thursday night in Seattle with the Mariners’ top executives, and the source said the team made them an offer they couldn’t refuse.
The source said Cano, 31, will return to Seattle on Sunday and will undergo a physical Monday to complete what would be the third-largest contract in baseball history, tied with the one Albert Pujols signed with Los Angeles Angels three years ago.