Archive for the ‘NCAAF’ Category

John Tessitore, son of ESPN broadcaster Joe Tessitore, to make first Boston College start

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

After years of as a college football play-by-play man, ESPN broadcaster Joe Tessitore called his first regular season Monday Night Football game late Monday night. On Thursday afternoon, his son John will be Boston College’s starting kicker as the Eagles take on Wake Forest, a source told Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel. John Tessitore replaces the injured Colton Lichtenberg, a senior who was 12-of-20 on field goal attempts last year, in the starting lineup.

Harbaugh, Michigan counting on ex-Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson

Friday, August 24th, 2018

Jim Harbaugh was hailed as a savior when he came back to Michigan, a former star quarterback tasked with returning college football's winningest program to glory. Harbaugh hasn't been able to do it yet and, perhaps coincidentally, quarterback has not a position of strength for the Wolverines his first three years. Mississippi transfer Shea Patterson will be under center when the 14th-ranked Wolverines open the season on the night of Sept. 1 at No. 12 Notre Dame.

Wednesday’s Sports in Brief

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Ohio State suspended coach Urban Meyer for three games for mishandling repeated professional and behavioral problems of an assistant coach, with investigators finding Meyer protected his protege for years through domestic violence allegations, a drug problem and poor job performance. The superstar coach's treatment of his now-fired assistant was also clouded by his abiding devotion to the legacy of former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce, the grandfather of former wide receivers coach Zach Smith and an early coaching mentor for Meyer.

Former Soul WR Darius Prince’s unordinary path to the Eagles

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

The way most players get to the NFL is pretty simple. They play high school football, then play college football and then either get drafted or sign with an NFL team as a free agent. Darius Prince has had a more winding road. But after four years of hard

Monday’s Sports in Brief

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith, who was fired last month after a history of domestic violence allegations became public, was arrested for suspected drunken driving in 2013 but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Documents obtained by The Blade in Toledo showed that Smith was stopped for speeding in Dublin, north of Columbus, in the early hours of Feb. 23, 2013. In April 2013, Smith pleaded guilty to an amended charge of failure to control and paid a $375 fine.

Would a Power Five school hire Lane Kiffin? ADs weigh in on ‘high-risk, high-reward’ coach

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

It’s early November of 2019, and LSU is taking the field to play Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Clad in a purple visor and wearing his perpetual smirk, first-year LSU coach Lane Kiffin runs the Tigers out of the tunnel. Yes, that’s the ultimate chaos scenario of the coaching carousel in 2018 – LSU implodes on the field, finally cleans house in administration and pulls the trigger on the most fascinating, maddening and captivating figure in college football.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL ’18: Key transfers from Big House to Bayou

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Coach Jim Harbaugh couldn't pass up a chance to deliver a coy response when asked about the quarterback situation at Michigan. Going by numbers alone, there may not be much of a contest. Mississippi transfer Shea Patterson could be the new starter behind

Football’s Ready to Roll. Is America?

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

It feels like just yesterday we were at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, and the planet wanted to know why the Grumpy Lobster Boat Captain didn’t play Malcolm Butler in New England’s upset loss to Philadelphia. Now it is nearly six months later, and the planet is back, and so is the Grumpy Lobster Boat Captain…and the question remains: Why didn’t he play Malcolm Butler in New England’s Super Bowl upset loss to Philadelphia? “Is there going to be any more explanation about why he didn’t play?” Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy asked GLBC as the Patriots opened camp Wednesday.

How football coaches became the vanguard of American conservatism

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Coaches have long sacralized the gridiron as the fundament of America, extolling it alongside faith, family and the military as a setting stone of the social order. Head coach Tom Landry of the Dallas Cowboys waits to take the field with his team prior to the start of a game during the early 1980s. In a summer of reachy takes in football, University of North Carolina coach Larry Fedora reached further than anyone last week.