December 24, 2015 |
SATURDAY'S PLAYOFF elimination game against Washington will be the first the Eagles have played in the Chip Kelly era without Bennie Logan as a force on the defensive line. Backup Beau Allen and defensive end Cedric Thornton will try to bridge a significant gap in a struggling defense, probably for more than just this one game. "Bennie's one of my best friends. I love him. He said he'll be out a couple weeks. Hopefully, we'll be in the playoffs, he'll come back," Thornton said Wednesday.
January 24, 2013
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton returned to work Wednesday following a nearly yearlong suspension for his role in the team's bounty program. "We're at a point where it's time for closure. It's time for us as a team, it's time for us as a league, to take this next step forward," Payton said. Goodell lifted Payton's suspension Tuesday, nearly two weeks earlier than expected. Payton said he has not spoken to former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who remains suspended indefinitely, and "I have no interest in talking to Gregg.
January 23, 2013 |
ONE DAY, he's being accused of having sabotaged his own team in the Super Bowl. The next, Bill Callahan apparently is about to become the Dallas Cowboys' playcaller. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that coach Jason Garrett may give up that duty. Speaking to reporters at Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Ala., Jones said Callahan, the offensive-line coach, could inherit the playcalling but stopped short of saying a decision had been made. Garrett kept calling plays after he was promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach when Wade Phillips was fired during the 2010 season.
January 13, 2012 |
THE DALLAS Cowboys hired Bill Callahan as their offensive-line coach yesterday and added a surprise twist, listing him as offensive coordinator. Jason Garrett came to Dallas as offensive coordinator in 2007 and held on to that position after he became head coach midway through the 2010 season. There was no indication of how Callahan having that title would change, if any, Garrett calling plays or other coordinator duties. Dallas also hired Jerome Henderson as its secondary coach.
January 12, 2012 |
THE FALLOUT from the New York Jets' failure to make the playoffs is in full swing, with coaches leaving, some players taking shots at quarterback Mark Sanchez and others defending him. In fewer than 24 hours, the coaching staff was shaken up with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer walking away, former Dolphins coach Tony Sparano replacing him, and a few assistants saying they won't be back. Now the latest controversy involves the shaky status of Sanchez. Some players say Sanchez lacks the work ethic and leadership skills to ever lead the Jets to the Super Bowl.
January 11, 2012 |
OAKLAND fired coach Hue Jackson yesterday after just one season at the helm in the first major move since Reggie McKenzie was hired as general manager. The decision to get rid of Jackson came 4 days after the team announced the hiring of McKenzie as the team's first general manager since the death of longtime owner Al Davis in October. McKenzie was formally introduced yesterday. The move marks a rapid fall for Jackson, who was in charge of personnel decisions and coaching after Davis died of heart failure on Oct. 8. Jackson joined the Raiders as offensive coordinator in 2010 under head coach Tom Cable and engineered a dramatic improvement as Oakland more than doubled its point total and improved to 8-8. That helped him get the job when Davis decided not to retain Cable.
July 11, 2011 |
Bill Callahan walked on stage at Johnny Brenda's on Saturday in a pin-striped, blue and white seersucker suit, looking like a traveling troubadour, or perhaps as if he'd just stepped out from behind an antique ice cream counter. The songs on his new album, Apocalypse , the fourth released under his own name after more than a decade recording (often by himself) as Smog, form a kind of eccentric travelogue, a record of a journey that goes nowhere and everywhere. Callahan begins and ends the album by singing from the perspective of a cattle drover, finally concluding, on "One Fine Morning," "I am a part of the road - the hardest part.
April 17, 2009 |
Just as video killed the radio star a quarter century ago, downloading is murdering the record store today. Stores large and small have closed or downsized: Tower is long gone; the music department at Borders seems eviscerated. That's the doom and gloom, but radio is still a part of stardom, and many independent record stores are hanging in there as vital parts of the music community. Saturday, many of those stores celebrate their existence on the second annual Record Store Day. In Philly, the unofficial start of the event is an in-store performance tonight by Smog's Bill Callahan at AKA Music on Second Street.
November 26, 2007 |
The next Nebraska coach doesn't necessarily have to have ties to the school, but Tom Osborne says the Cornhuskers' next leader must have an understanding of the program's unique culture and history. Somebody such as former Nebraska quarterback and Buffalo coach Turner Gill would qualify. Buffalo athletic director Warde Manuel gave permission to Osborne, Nebraska's interim athletic director, to speak with Gill, the Buffalo News reported yesterday. One of the criticisms of Bill Callahan, who was fired Saturday, was that he didn't understand or appreciate the fans' passion and high expectations.
November 7, 2007 |
If Nebraska interim athletic director Tom Osborne wants Bill Callahan out as football coach, he'll probably have to fire him. Callahan said yesterday he would not resign before the season ends, even if he were offered a buyout worth more than he is entitled to by his contract. "That term 'resignation' is not in our vocabulary," Callahan said. The Huskers (4-6, 1-5 Big 12) go into Saturday's final home game against Kansas State on their first five-game losing streak since 1958.