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Michigan Looking to Relace Brady Hoke With John (Not Jim) Harbaugh?...

By Cindy Boran of the Washington Post

The football season is going disastrously for Michigan. Brady Hoke’s job already was in jeopardy — and then the Wolverines went out Saturday and suffered a historic, 30-14 loss to Minnesota.

How bad was it? Michigan is now 2-3 (0-1 in the Big Ten) and lost for only the fourth time since 1968 to the Gophers. And, for the first time, Michigan has lost three games before September ended.

People are starting to look around for Hoke’s successor and, when they do, their lonely eyes fall to Jim Harbaugh. His San Francisco 49ers are off to a disappointing 1-2 start, but he’s a Michigan alum and what people are remembering is his success at Stanford.

But now comes another report. Michigan is interested not in the lesser Harbaugh but in the one who has a Super Bowl ring, Baltimore Ravens Coach John Harbaugh. After all, he beat his brother in that Super Bowl.

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Raiders Fire Coach Dennis Allen after 0-4 Start
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Orioles are Underdogs in Game 1 and the Series vs Detroit

Tigers are 6-7/5 to Win the Series—Lay 7-5 to Bet the Tigers—Get 6-5 taking the O’s

Game 1–Scherzer is Even 6 to Win against Tillman

To win the World Series the O’s are 5 1/2 to 1

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New Book is Released on Wednesday—Charles “Lefty” Dr...

Charles “Lefty” Driesell: A Basketball Legend Termed the greatest program builder in the history of college basketball by no less an authority than longtime TV analyst Billy Packer, Charles “Lefty” Driesell is the first coach to lead four NCAA schools to over 100 career wins each. Despite never enjoying the advantages of coaching at one of the traditional powers like a Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, or North Carolina, he was the fourth winningest Division I coach of all-time at the time of his retirement with 786 victories.

Yet, while considered a great motivator, promoter, and recruiter at four previously little recognized basketball outposts, Davidson College, the University of Maryland, James Madison University, and Georgia State, he has often been disregarded for long deserved accolades. His coaching acumen has been questioned and the transcendent status he deserves within the game has been overlooked. In addition, because of the undeserved blame he bore for the illegal actions of another, he lost two years of continued success and endured a stigma that has limited his legacy ever since.

In Charles “Lefty” Driesell: A Basketball Legend, F. Martin Harmon, a former colleague of Coach Driesell’s at Georgia State, refutes such perceived notions, finally acknowledging “Lefty” as a great coach who devised ways to win regardless of the talent on hand – someone who motivated not only teams but entire fan bases. Thirty-three of his players were NBA draft picks, including nine in the first round; ten were All-Americans even though two of the best he ever signed never played a minute for him; three were Olympians, two were Rhodes Scholars, and 90 percent of the players he had for four years left with a college degree. This is his story – the story of a college head coach from age 28 to 72 known to generations of fans as “The Old Lefthander,” or more famously, just “Lefty.”

With direct access to his great stories, personal files, and correspondence; after hours of one-on-one interviews with him, his colleagues, players, and former assistants; and extensive research of the books and articles written about his time in the game, it’s the first biography of a great coach who accelerated opportunities for African-Americans; who ushered in new ways of recruiting; and who created such things as Midnight Madness and money-back ticket guarantees to drive interest, exposure, and most of all attendance.

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A Quick Look at The Ohio State University

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2014 STATISTICAL LEADERS
Rushing No. Yds. Avg. Lg. TD Ezekiel Elliott 55 323 5.9 20 3

Passing C-A-I Pct. Yds. Lg. TD

J.T. Barrett 70-110-5 63.6 1087 80 13

Receiving No. Yds. Avg. Lg TD

Michael Thomas 13 247 19.0 63 4

Dontre WIlson 11 179 16.3 40 1

Defense U-A Total Sacks TFL

Joshua Perry 19-13 32 0.5 3.0

Vonn Bell 16-9 25 0.0 0.0

 

RECORD: 3-1, 0-0

Home: 2-1; Away: 0-0 Neutral: 1-0

  • Ohio State enters Saturday’s contest on the heels of a 50- 28 rout of Cincinnati in Columbus. The Buckeyes lone loss came to Virginia Tech at home and have already played in Maryland once this season; a 34-17 victory over Navy in Baltimore.
  • Quarterback J.T. Barrett has been explosive since taking over for the injured Braxton Miller, averaging 271.8 yards passing per game and tossing 13 TDs. Barrett has also been an issue for defenses on the ground, having rumbled for 205 yards and a score this season.
  • Michael Thomas and Devin Smith have been sensational at wide out for the Buckeyes. Thomas leads the team in receptions (13) and is tied with Smith for the team lead in receiving TDs (4). Smith is averaging a staggering 30.9 yards per catch and 44 percent of his receptions have gone for touchdowns.
  • Head coach Urban Meyer has been successful at all his head coaching stops, highlighted by his two national titles at the University of Florida. Meyer is 27-3 with Ohio State and led the Buckeyes to the Orange Bowl last season.

 

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Edsall Says No Decision on CJ Until Game Day

Edsall and Coach Harbaugh have a lot in common.

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Field Hockey Squad Completes Road Trip with 4-2 Win over Michigan Stat...
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Don’t Blame Tom Watson–The Euros were just just vastly sup...

Well maybe blame Tom a little. There must be be an overhaul to the preparation and selection for Team USA . Down 8-4 and looking at Sunday’s matchups any golf fan knew there was virtually no hope in reversing the 10-6 deficit the USA faced. 

Chedck my blog after the 2008 victory for team USA. I shouted bring back Azinger. He gets it. Zinger knows how to fire up the guys. The only USA player that looked like the match was life and death to him was rookie Patrick Reed.

Jim Furyk (19 losses), Hunter Mahan, Phil Mikkelson have lost so many times that it is becoming contagious. 

This was embarrassing for USA golf.

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Revenge is Sweet for Steve Smith Sr–as Ravens Demolish Panthers 38-10

Is this really the Ravens offense. Oh what a difference Kubiak makes. Ravens Nation witnessed a well oiled offensive machine utilizing every receiver (except Jacobi)  and tossing in a great mixture of run and pass to roll out 5 yes 5 offensive TD drives. Everything was lead by Sr who hauled in 7 passes including 2 for TDs.  Justin Forsett is a pleasure to watch and has been a more then ample halfback for the Ravens so far.

As usual the defense bent but never broke finally getting a few sacks and exerting pressure on Cam Newton.

As I was watching the game I could not figure out which was a dumber move, the Ravens trading Anquan for nothing or the Panthers  releasing Smith. In 4 games Smith, SR  has gained over 400 yards. Speaking of Smith, Torrey caught his 1st TD pass of the year although 2 clear TDs were disrupted by pass interference.

The kickoff is becoming absurd as Justin Tucker continually boots the ball out of the endzone. 

Todd Heap was installed in the Ring of Honor at halftime and lavished praise on the owners of the team.

Pittsburgh lost to Tampa in the final 7 seconds as Mike Glennon (yes that Mike Glennon from NC State) lead the comeback victory for the Bucs. Tomlin was ballistic post game criticizing the stupid penalties that cost the Steelers the game.

Kudos for Giant Foods for a great pre game display and giveaways of their specialty foods.

Terps win 37-15 and Ravens win 38-10, Orioles are preparing for the playoffs–All is well in Charm City.

 

 

 

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Saiontz and Kirk Presents In The Nest–Sunday Morning at 9AM on 1...
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Terps Win 1st BIG 10 Conference Game 37-15, thrashing the Hoosiers.

I have said it over and over: The Big 10 is overrated. How else could Maryland waltz over the team that just beat Nizzou.

Brandon Ross had a super day 1 TD and 62 yards rushing.

I am very concerned about the wrist injury to CJ. Caleb Rowe gave the Terps some quality minutes, but is he the guy.

Diggs, Ross, and Long had big games for Maryland.

The Terps defense was definitely beat up before the game. Yet it stopped one of the most vaunted offenses in the NCAA.

Interesting Scores

Northwestern 29  james Frankilin and his Penn State 6–Thats right

Mizzou 21 South Carolina 20–Yes thats the same Mizzou that lost to IU

The Terps are now 4-1 and will face OSU Saturday October 4

Game Notes

C.J. Under Center: Quarterback C.J. Brown’s five-yard touchdown run was the 22nd of his career, which is the seventh-highest total in school history, and his 29-yard touchdown pass was his 27th, seventh most all-time. Brown has been responsible for 49 career touchdowns, four shy of the school record.

Climbing the Charts: With six catches for 112 yards, wide receiver Stefon Diggs continued to ascend within the Maryland record book. Diggs passed Guilian Gary (1998-2001) for seventh all-time with 117 career receptions. The junior wideout moved passed Marcus Badgett (1989-1992) for sixth all-time in career yards with 1,832 yards, and he moved into a tie for seventh in career touchdowns (11) with Badgett and Barry Johnson (1987-1990).

Diggs Over 100: For the seventh time in his career, wide receiver Stefon Diggs eclipsed the 100-yard plateau for receiving yards in a game (112). His seven 100-yard games ties him for second in program history with Torrey Smith (2008-10), Derrick Fenner (2002-05) and Jo Jo Walker (2002-05). Jermaine Lewis (1992-95) holds the program record with 15.

Two Over 100: Wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long totaled 112 yards and 108 yards receiving, respectively. It is the first time two Maryland receivers have gone over 100 yards since Quintin McCree (7-117) and Kerry Boykins (6-101) did it against Virginia on Nov. 5, 2011.

 

One More Catch: Wide receiver Stefon Diggs now has a reception in 23 straight games. That total is tied for the fifth longest streak in school history with John Tice (1978-1982).

Still Perfect: Kicker Brad Craddock connected on his eighth, ninth and 10th field goals of the season, a 48 yarder for Maryland’s opening score, a 30 yarder for the Terps’ final points of the first half, and a 48 yarder to close the scoring. Craddock is a perfect 10-for-10 this season and has converted 16 consecutive field goal attempts dating back to last season. Craddock has now converted 41 career field goals, which ranks fifth in program history.

Career First: Wide receiver Juwann Winfree’s first career reception went for a touchdown, a 30-yard strike from quarterback Caleb Rowe.

Offensive Notes: Quarterback Caleb Rowe tossed his 10th career TD pass and third of the season to running back Brandon Ross, who has two in as many games … wide receiver Deon Long led all receivers with a career-high 10 catches and finished with a season-best 108 yards … running back Wes Brown had a career-long 38-yard reception. 

 

 

 

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USA Needs “Glory at Gleneagles” Because the Euros have Hum...

It was hard to watch this massacre Saturday morning. The USA trailing 6 1/2 to 5 1/2 after 3 sessions, got destroyed 3 1/2 to 1/2 in the Saturday alternate shot format.

Coach Tom Watson’s mistakes:

Not playing Speith and Reed in the afternoon matches on Friday.

3 Captain picks Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan, and Webb Simpson have gone 2-4.

Speith and Fowler were obviously tired on Saturday, yet he chose to play them over Phil and Keegan both of whom sat out day 2.

 

But the whole truth really is that the Euros are just much better. Don’t worry about missing any of the Ravens game watching the Ryder Cup. The end will be decided by 11AM.

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