19 Nov 2006, 01:11pm by Russell Levine
This one is strictly a rumor at this point, but CSTV s reporting that Steve Spurrier will likely leave South Carolina to take the Miami (Fla.) job following the season. Miami would certainly be a far better platform than South Carolina for Spurrier to get back involved in the national-title race, but this move would still come as a major surprise.
20 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2006, 9:22am by Dean
19 Nov 2006, 11:27am by Mike Tanier
Thoughts from the FO staff on this week in football. (Click link to read.)
17 Nov 2006, 01:32pm by Russell Levine
Update: The Detroit News and other media outlets are now confirming that former Michigan coach Bo Schembechler has passed away. Schembechler was 77 and has had heart problems for 35 years, yet his passing on the eve of the biggest game in the history of the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is still somehow chilling.
RIP, Bo. Enjoy the game from up above.
Not that it's typically needed on FO, but let's keep the comments classy, folks, and hope that this doesn't get shameless exploited for added ratings points tomorrow.
25 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2006, 4:44pm by GlennW
17 Nov 2006, 11:36am by Aaron Schatz
A sneak preview of the defensive back game charting statistics for 2006. (Click link to read more.)
17 Nov 2006, 10:47am by P. Ryan Wilson
Let's just say Dr. Z isn't crazy about how the league -- including officials during games -- metes out punishment. In particular, the Marlon McCree-on-T.J. Houshmanzilly hit during last Sunday's Chargers-Bengals game really got the good doctor riled up. I'm guessing Brooklyn Decker and that dopey "The Model vs. The Man" eases the pain, though.
53 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2006, 4:25pm by morganja
17 Nov 2006, 10:29am by P. Ryan Wilson
Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole says that "... the performance of most of the backup quarterbacks would indicate that it's going to be rough going forward" when talking about Jason Campbell. Maybe, but the difference is that now Campbell gets some experience. Cole also has some thoughts on Byron Leftwich, the Browns' management problems, a list of the best and worst owners in the league and reveals that at least one agent, prior to the draft, turned down an opportunity to represent Marques Colston. See, it wasn't just NFL teams that were wrong about Colston.
27 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2006, 7:28pm by NewsToTom
16 Nov 2006, 12:48pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Does anyone else think this seems fishy? And even if Byron Leftwich is only 85-90 percent, isn't that still better than a fully healthy David Garrard? Len Pasquarelli reports that some Jaguars officials don't believe Leftwich is the long-term answer, which might also explain the quarterback change.
38 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2006, 4:26am by Yaguar
16 Nov 2006, 11:05am by Mike Tanier
The Washington D.C. media is blaming everyone for the Redskins’ troubles right now. Everyone, that is, except Joe Gibbs. (Click to read more.)
16 Nov 2006, 10:07am by Ned Macey
Ned Macey backs up his argument that Charlie Frye should not be the quarterback of the Browns future, despite the support of Cleveland fans. (Click to read more.)
It's a year of huge cornerback contracts, with A.J. Bouye and Stephon Gilmore breaking the bank. But will these big-money contracts, and the big-time gambles associated with them, pay off?