November 11, 2011
Apparently, former Florida coach Urban Meyer is not interested in working at Penn State. The TV analyst released this statement Thursday: "I am very happy with my role at ESPN. I have no plans to return to coaching at this time. " Meanwhile, in a conference call with recruits, interim coach Tom Bradley and acting athletic director Mark Sherburne said the school had begun a national search for Joe Paterno's successor.
October 28, 2012
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Their pregame handshake was brief and perfunctory. Don't read any animosity into the on-field exchange between Bill O'Brien and Urban Meyer. These two guys are all business. With Penn State and Ohio State tied before halftime Saturday night, a smart guy in the Beaver Stadium press box pointed out, "If O'Brien doesn't beat Urban now, he may never beat him. " Given the recruiting advantages Meyer and Ohio State will hold over O'Brien and Penn State, the observation wasn't snarky, merely accurate.
January 31, 2010 |
Every recruiting trip, Sharrif Floyd got the VIP treatment. He'd earned it. After tearing apart the competition at various scouting combines, the George Washington High senior was generally rated the top defensive tackle in his class nationally. When Floyd visited one big-time football school, the defensive-line coach even carried his bags. "Don't get used to this," George Washington head coach Ron Cohen remembers telling Floyd. "If you go to this school, I wouldn't want to be you the first day. You'll pay the price, believe me. " Floyd plans to sign a letter of intent Wednesday with Florida - choosing the Gators over Ohio State, North Carolina, and South Carolina, with serious recruiting heat also coming from Southern California and Penn State, and dozens of other scholarship offers.
December 30, 2005 |
Temple football coach Al Golden hired his seventh assistant yesterday. Ryan Day, 26, will work with the Owls' offense, coaching either the tight ends or wide receivers. He was the offensive graduate assistant coach at Florida this season. "Ryan Day joins our staff after serving as a graduate assistant for one of the most innovative offensive minds in college football, Urban Meyer," Golden said of Day, the former New Hampshire quarterback, in a statement. "He is bright, energetic, articulate and an outstanding communicator.
January 3, 2012 |
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Florida's Jaye Howard timed the snap perfectly, blew through two defenders and violently slammed Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller to the ground. "I had a lot of frustrations, man," Howard said. "Urban brought it out in me today. " Urban Meyer's future team got a good look at his former team, and the Buckeyes learned just how fast the Gators can be. Florida's defense and special teams came up big in the Gator Bowl, recording six sacks and scoring twice as the Gators beat Ohio State yesterday, 24-17.
December 27, 2011 |
SHREVEPORT, La. - Missouri made sure its final football game as a member of the Big 12 Conference was decided early. James Franklin ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, and the Tigers easily beat North Carolina, 41-24, on Monday night in the Independence Bowl. Missouri (8-5) ended the season on a four-game winning streak for the first time since 1965. The Tigers will join the Southeastern Conference next fall, and they showed one reason they should be a factor immediately: the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Franklin, a sophomore who was named the game's most valuable player on offense.
December 19, 2011
Noah Spence, the five-star defensive line recruit out of Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, orally committed to Ohio State on Sunday night, according to Bob Lichtenfels, the East regional recruiting manager for Scout.com. Minutes after Lichtenfels broke the news on Twitter, Spence tweeted from his personal account (@nspence94): "Ohio State buckeye nation lets go!!" Penn State had been one of the favorites to land Spence before a child sex-abuse scandal rocked the university last month.
December 23, 2011 |
TEMPLE'S FOOTBALL coaching staff lost one member and retained another yesterday. Zach Smith, the Owls' wide receivers coach and special-teams coordinator, was named the wide receivers coach at Ohio State. Offensive coordinator Scot Loefler, who seemed to be a favorite for the head-coaching job at Akron, reportedly told the Zips he couldn't accept the job, and they instead selected former Auburn coach Terry Bowden. Smith spent the 2010 season at Marshall as the wide receivers and special teams coach.
October 2, 2010
From: Joe Juliano We find some really good matchups as we enter the new month. It seems strange to me that Oklahoma-Texas, which is usually the best game on the day that it's played, has lost some luster to the games between Alabama and Florida, and Oregon and Stanford. Maybe it's because Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy are gone, or maybe it's because the Crimson Tide and the Gators are playing for the first time in the regular season since 2006. In any case, which game will you be paying the most attention to?