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First & Ten: Ten Thoughts for January 6th 2017

P.J Fleck is rowing west to the University of Minnesota to take over as head football coach.  By John Sarianides 1.The Buffalo Bills are reportedly moving on from Tyrod Taylor. Its not that they are moving on from Taylor, they are moving from his contract. Taylor is still the best quarterback in the building. 2. Minnesota made a great hire in P.J Fleck. There’s a piece coming on the hire…

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Rumor Has It: Rumors From the World of Football

We are tapping into our inner Adele with our Rumor Has It page. We will tell you what we are hearing and what else is swirling around out there in the world of football. Here is our first installment.  1.Multiple sources are reporting that Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan thinks the Broncos opening is the best job available. John Elway is intrigued by Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph but several…

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Vallee’s View: Patriots and Floyd Blast Miami

By Michael Vallee -The Shot Heard Round the World:  Sometimes all it takes is one play to summarize an entire game.  One play that embodies an entire afternoon of football.  One play that represents the best of one team and all the worst of another.  One play that tells you everything you need to know about the final numbers on the scoreboard.  But first let’s set the stage…   The…

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NCAA Football: Bryant Knocks It Out of the Park With the James Perry Hire

By John Sarianides Bryant University named Princeton offensive coordinator James Perry as its new football coach yesterday. Perry replaced Marty Fine who stepped down after leading the program for 12 years. In Perry, the Bulldogs get a spread offense guru who coordinated the Princeton offense to record numbers last season. The Tigers averaged 43.7 points per game and 511.6 yards of total offense per game. The Andover, Masschusetts native is…

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Opinion: Let’s Be Honest. Nick Saban Fired Lane Kiffin

By John Sarianides Nick Saban announced yesterday that offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin would not be coordinating the Alabama offense in Monday night’s national championship game against Clemson. Saban said that Kiffin and the school mutually parted ways so that Kiffin can focus on his new position as head football coach at Florida Atlantic. Saban said offensive analyst Steve Sarkisian would take over the play calling duties moving forward. Look, I…

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NFL At Large: Best Coaching Fit For Each NFL Opening

 By John Sarianides Six teams in the NFL are looking for head coaches. Have no fear owners. We’re here to help. Here’s who we think you should hire.  Buffalo Bills: Anthony Lynn OC Buffalo Bills: What is Bills owner Terry Pegula waiting for? He needs to hire Lynn ASAP. Lynn is the leading candidate in Buffalo and he wants the job, so why wait to hire him?  Interviewing other coaches…

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Six Schools That Could Pursuit Chip Kelly in 2017

Chip Kelly is a free agent once again. Does he stay in the NFL or does he go back to college? I think he’ll go back to college. Here’s where he could end up in 2018. 1. Texas A&M: The Aggies have underachieved the past two seasons. After a 6-0 start this season, A&M fell apart down the stretch and lost to Kansas State in the Texas Bowl. Kevin Sumlin…

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First & Ten: Ten Thoughts on Black Monday

First and Ten is ten quick thoughts on what’s going on in the football world. Today’s focus is Black Monday.  By John Sarianides 1. Normally I would have an issue with a team firing a coach after one season but Jed York had to fire Chip Kelly. He was a bad hire and a bad fit. The Niners needed to move on. 2. Speaking of the 49ers. Owner Jed York…

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NCAA Football: Bowl Preview and Picks for January 2nd

The bowl season wraps up with four excellent match ups. Here is our preview.  Iowa +2.5 at Florida, in the Outback Bowl: I think this game will be a fist fight in a phone booth. Iowa is the better team offensively while Florida boasts one of the best defenses in the country. Something has to give.  I expect a low scoring affair between these two physical teams. The first team…

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NFL At Large: The Dime Package for Week 17

The 2016 NFL season wrapped with two teams making the playoffs and two coaches getting fired.  1. The Patriots reinforced the perception nationally that they are the favorite to win it all heading into the playoffs. New England absolutely dominated Miami from the opening kick-off. Sure the Dolphins got within a score but you never felt the Patriots were going to lose the game. 2. The Steelers and Falcons are…

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