April 16, 2014 |
TRENTON - The law firm hired by Gov. Christie to investigate the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge released more than 400 pages of documents Monday that describe in detail interactions among the governor's aides as the controversy over the closures unfolded. The documents - summaries of 75 interviews conducted by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher - do not appear to contain new revelations about the controversy. The interviews, which formed the basis of the firm's report clearing Christie and his senior staff of wrongdoing in the lane closures, include accounts of tense staff meetings and frustrations about former aides implicated in the scandal.
April 11, 2014 |
TORONTO - Now that the 76ers' season is winding down, with only four more games remaining, plans for the future need to be made. Players will head home for some much-needed rest and, according to coach Brett Brown, so will he and his coaching staff. "Everybody has got to take a deep breath and go with their families and relax," said Brown, himself planning to go and coach his son's team in San Antonio at season's end. "I'm just so grateful for the work that my assistants have put in. We've all tried to maintain a positive outlook on what we knew would happen this year.
March 14, 2014 |
CHESTER UPLAND The Chester Upland School District is laying off nine administrative staff members as part of an effort to reduce a $20 million spending gap, officials said Wednesday. "Given the deficit we face and mandates to rightsize the administrative staff, we have no choice but to reduce the staff size," said state-appointed receiver Joe Watkins, who has been charged with implementing a recovery plan for the ailing Delaware County district. The cuts, which the district had first said would affect 10 employees, will save $1.4 million in next year's $125 million budget.
February 7, 2014 |
UNTIL YESTERDAY, there was no record of any former Temple football player returing to his alma mater to become a full-time assistant coach. Adam DiMichele can now say he's the first. The former Owls quarterback joined Matt Rhule's staff a year ago as a graduate assistant working with offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield and was a big help with the development of true freshman QB P.J. Walker. He's been promoted to wide receivers coach. "[This] is well-deserved," Rhule said.
January 29, 2014 |
The Eagles filled out their coaching staff on Monday, finalizing the hire of Bill Musgrave as quarterbacks coach, the promotion of Mike Dawson from defensive quality control coach to assistant defensive line coach, and the addition of Michael Clay in Dawson's former role. The Inquirer reported the Musgrave and Dawson moves last week. Musgrave replaces Bill Lazor, who was hired as the Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator. Dawson replaces Erik Chinander, who was hired by Oregon as a defensive assistant.
January 26, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - As he formally introduced the nine assistant coaches who will make up his staff at Penn State for his first season, head coach James Franklin declared Friday that there are "no returning starters at any position. " OK, maybe one definite returning starter; quarterback Christian Hackenberg is as close as a college player can get to being the franchise. New offensive coordinator John Donovan likes what he has seen on film from an athlete who threw for 2,955 yards and 20 touchdowns last season as a true freshman.
January 24, 2014 |
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - There was no eight-person delegation from Philadelphia that flew to Los Angeles for the purpose of wooing Masahiro Tanaka. The Yankees, armed with $175 million, sent their executives to persuade the Japanese pitcher, while the Phillies stood on the periphery. Ownership authorized Ruben Amaro Jr. to pursue Tanaka, and the Phillies general manager engaged the righthander's agent in cursory negotiations. International scouting director Sal Agostinelli and Pacific Rim scout Steve Cohen watched Tanaka pitch and filed reports that labeled him a No. 2 or No. 3 starter in the majors - in other words, a perfect fit for this team.
January 15, 2014 |
Larry Johnson, the longest-tenured assistant coach in the Penn State football program and one of the nation's top recruiters, has turned down an offer by new head coach James Franklin to be on his staff and will leave the Nittany Lions, the Harrisburg Patriot-News reported Monday night. Johnson, 61, who spent 18 years at Penn State as an assistant, the last 14 as defensive line coach under Joe Paterno and Bill O'Brien, said he twice met with the new boss and was told he could continue in his position, the newspaper said.
December 23, 2013 |
Holiday time for many of us still is book-giving time. So the call goes out - and people are really pounding me, assistant books editor, for recommendations. What's good? What do you recommend? Old, new, no matter? Why should I do all the work, though? Luckily, the Inquirer staff is full of readers, folks of discrimination and taste, of course. Here are their recommendations. Most prices are for hardbacks (but we know plenty of folks giving e-books). There's something below for almost any bibliophile, for Christmas or any other time.
December 5, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE - Just days after Penn State's final game of 2013, two members of Bill O'Brien's coaching staff are no longer with the program. Long-tenured linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden and quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher resigned from Penn State "to pursue other opportunities," the team announced last night. Rumors of the coaches' depatures surfaced Monday afternoon. "I appreciate all of Ron and Charlie's hard work and thank them for their dedication and service to Penn State," O'Brien said in a news release.