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December 1, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Lane Kiffin will become Tennessee's next head coach, 2 days after Phillip Fulmer's 17-year tenure ended with a 28-10 win over Kentucky. Kiffin, fired as Oakland Raiders this season, will be introduced at a news conference today. "He's energetic, charismatic, consumed with recruiting and has had a lifelong love affair with football," athletic director Mike Hamilton said yesterday. Kiffin, 33, replaces Fulmer, who was leaves after a 5-7 season. Kiffin was the youngest coach in the NFL's modern history when hired to lead the Raiders in January 2007 at age 31 after spending two seasons as USC's recruiting and offensive coordinator.
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April 2, 2008 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As free-agent signings go, the Eagles' addition of Chris Clemons last month did not create much of a frenzy. In fact, the initial reaction for many Eagles fans was simply one word: Who? On the other side of the country, however, the Oakland Raiders felt a real sense of loss when Clemons signed a five-year, $12.6 million deal to join the Eagles. According to a league source, the Raiders badly wanted to re-sign the 26-year-old defensive end, but he never gave them a chance. The source said that Raiders owner Al Davis tried to call Clemons but could not get through.
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October 23, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IT'S NOT A stretch to say that Lane Kiffin is Public Enemy No. 1 in Tennessee. He may, in fact, be more hated than Florida and Alabama football combined. Kiffin, you might remember, spent just one season as head coach of the Vols before bolting for USC in January of 2010. Almost 5 years later, a sleazy politician (is there any other kind?) is trying to parlay contempt for Kiffin into votes. Republican challenger Eddie Smith is looking to unseat State Rep. Gloria Johnson, a Democrat, in the Nov. 4 election.
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September 16, 2008 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Eli: Rams to the slaughter The videotapes were reviewed until dawn. The game accounts were read and reread. The experts were polled. And no one, nowhere, nohow yesterday had a bad thing to say - not even a nitpick - about Giants QB Eli Manning. Even the research staff at Niffle failed to find a flaw in Eli's effort in the 41-13 romp Sunday over the Rams. Wait a minute - it was the stinkin' Rams. That has to count for something. But we'll ignore that - and his two sacks - since the defending Super Bowl MVP stepped up in the pocket perfectly on one TD pass, hit his man dead in stride on another, and - you've got to go back and watch this video - hit Brandon Jacobs with an improvised, lefthanded semi-shovel pass for an additional 2 yards.
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November 22, 2012 | Associated Press
Instead of facing No. 1 Notre Dame on Saturday, Southern Cal quarterback Matt Barkley will be on the sideline with a sprained shoulder. But a month of disappointment and discouragement that ended in an injured shoulder have not shaken Barkley's faith in his decision to return for one more season. "I took a chance," Barkley said Tuesday while a black sling supported his arm. "I don't think enough guys really go for it enough these days, and I did. " Barkley was hurt on a sack last week in USC's loss to UCLA.
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September 4, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Louisiana State vs. Wisconsin at Green Bay, 3:30 p.m., 6ABC: The Tigers venture away from home against a Power 5 opponent for the third time in the last four seasons. The Badgers will see plenty of Heisman Trophy candidate Leonard Fournette, and hope that Corey Clement (Glassboro) can ground out some yards of his own. Georgia vs. North Carolina at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m., ESPN: Former Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart takes over as head coach of the Bulldogs. He decided to pass on true freshman Jacob Eason in favor of senior Greyson Lambert at quarterback.
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September 15, 2007 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Wade Wilson, the Dallas Cowboys' quarterbacks coach, said he might appeal his five-game suspension after Thursday's events in the New England Patriots' spying scandal, ESPN.com reported yesterday. Wilson, who has suffered from diabetes for 24 years, admitted he bought medication (believed to be human growth hormone) that is banned under the league's substance-abuse policy. Wilson said he did not know the rule applied to coaches as well as players. But the NFL suspended Wilson for five games and fined him $100,000 - nearly a third of his salary.
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December 28, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Oakland defensive tackle Warren Sapp was fined $75,000 yesterday by the NFL for his confrontation with game officials that led to his ejection last week. Sapp avoided a suspension, however. The NFL said Sapp was punished for "physical and verbal actions toward game officials that drew an unprecedented three unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and ejection from last Sunday's game. " Former Eagles defensive end Derrick Burgess was also fined $25,000 for verbally abusing an official during the same sequence.
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September 15, 2008 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The bettors examining Week 3 of the NFL season will find some interesting contests from which to choose. Eight teams stood 2-0 at the end of yesterday afternoon's games but none will be paired next week. Two of those unbeatens are underdogs on the road, and one is not favored at home. The Carolina Panthers, who have shown themselves to be the league's comeback kids in the first two weeks of the season, are 3 1/2-point underdogs at Minnesota, where the Vikings have been mostly run and little pass in their offense.
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September 4, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Louisiana State vs. Wisconsin at Green Bay, 3:30 p.m., 6ABC: The Tigers venture away from home against a Power 5 opponent for the third time in the last four seasons. The Badgers will see plenty of Heisman Trophy candidate Leonard Fournette, and hope that Corey Clement (Glassboro) can ground out some yards of his own. Georgia vs. North Carolina at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m., ESPN: Former Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart takes over as head coach of the Bulldogs. He decided to pass on true freshman Jacob Eason in favor of senior Greyson Lambert at quarterback.
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October 17, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
You could have called Steve Spurrier confident, or cocky, or smug, or hilarious. But he never was boring. Spurrier, 70, announced his "resignation" - that's what he preferred to call it - on Tuesday as the head coach at South Carolina. Known as the "Old Ball Coach," he compiled a 228-89-2 record over 25 seasons - 11 with the Gamecocks, 12 with Florida, and three with Duke. He is the all-time wins leader at both South Carolina and Florida. Known for his ever-present visor, Spurrier was an offensive innovator.
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May 3, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Nelson Agholor has high and rather unusual expectations for his rookie season with the Eagles. They do not include any bold predictions about what kind of numbers the wide receiver expects to put up. For him, it's all about the learning and the labor. The rest, he figures, will take care of itself. "The number one thing I want to do is be in the right position," the first-round draft pick from Southern California said Friday after arriving at the NovaCare Complex. "I want to study the playbook.
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October 23, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IT'S NOT A stretch to say that Lane Kiffin is Public Enemy No. 1 in Tennessee. He may, in fact, be more hated than Florida and Alabama football combined. Kiffin, you might remember, spent just one season as head coach of the Vols before bolting for USC in January of 2010. Almost 5 years later, a sleazy politician (is there any other kind?) is trying to parlay contempt for Kiffin into votes. Republican challenger Eddie Smith is looking to unseat State Rep. Gloria Johnson, a Democrat, in the Nov. 4 election.
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December 5, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
NOT EVERY NFL coach hired from the college ranks fails, it just feels that way. For every Bill Walsh, there are three Steve Spurriers. Chip Kelly might or might not match Jimmy Johnson's two Super Bowls, but he's also no Bobby Petrino. With the first three-quarters of Kelly's rookie year in the books, here is a look at some other college-to-NFL head coaches: Successes Bill Walsh, 49ers, 1979: The father of the West Coast offense, Walsh was hired from Stanford and built a juggernaut in San Fran.
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October 4, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
MICHAEL VICK has not been getting rid of the ball quickly, which a lot of us thought might be a priority in Chip Kelly's offense. Pro Football Focus clocks Vick at an average of 3.4 seconds per dropback, the highest figure in the NFL. But how long is too long? Of course, QBs who throw deep a lot, or who end up throwing to a secondary receiver, tend to have the ball in their hands longer. To Vick, "too long" is more than 3.4 seconds, reporters learned yesterday, when the Eagles' quarterback vehemently defended his approach.
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October 4, 2013 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
ONE MONTH in, and 20 teams remain unbeaten. Some, of course, were more expected than others. So by no means are they created equal. The ACC and Pac-12 have the most with four apiece. Clemson and Florida State, OK. But Miami was 7-5 in 2012, and Maryland was 4-8. Maryland is at FSU this week. Miami is probably a home win over Georgia Tech away from getting to 7-0 by the time it goes to FSU early next month. Is it too early to start thinking wide left? On the West Coast you've got Oregon and Stanford.
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February 7, 2013 | Associated Press
Alabama. Ohio State. Michigan. Florida. Notre Dame. Mississippi? Ole Miss muscled in on the powerhouses Wednesday, landing some of the most sought-after college football prospects in the country on national signing day. The Rebels, coming off a promising, 7-6 season in their first season under coach Hugh Freeze, had the experts swooning by signing three of the bluest chips still on the board and building a well-rounded class. The day started with defensive end Robert Nkemdiche from Loganville, Ga., rated the No. 1 recruit in the country by just about everyone who ranks them, deciding to join his brother, Denzel, in Oxford, Miss.
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November 22, 2012 | Associated Press
Instead of facing No. 1 Notre Dame on Saturday, Southern Cal quarterback Matt Barkley will be on the sideline with a sprained shoulder. But a month of disappointment and discouragement that ended in an injured shoulder have not shaken Barkley's faith in his decision to return for one more season. "I took a chance," Barkley said Tuesday while a black sling supported his arm. "I don't think enough guys really go for it enough these days, and I did. " Barkley was hurt on a sack last week in USC's loss to UCLA.
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September 9, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - This Southern California team would be a big hit on Broadway. The Trojans have a star-studded cast, capable of breathtaking performances, and there is often some kind of drama swirling around them. A rare trip to the New York area for No. 2 USC seems perfectly timed for Matt Barkley and Co., but the Trojans will actually be playing off Broadway - albeit on a huge stage. MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the home of the Jets and Giants, will be the site of their game against Syracuse on Saturday.
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