Barely 12 hours after the NFL’s regular season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. Fired on Monday were Washington’s Mike Shanahan, Detroit’s Jim Schwartz, Minnesota’s Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano. The Cleveland Browns dismissed Rob Chudzinski on Sunday night.
A Week 17 schedule that shaped up as potentially explosive on paper surpassed all expectations. Thirteen of the 16 games had playoff implications. From Chicago to San Diego to Dallas, it was as great as it gets.
In no way is Aaron Rodgers a clown, but when the Green Bay Packers quarterback was trotted out to meet with the media Thursday, circus music should have been playing in the background.
When San Diego State hit UNLV with a 39-yard touchdown pass off a flea flicker to open the Nov. 30 game, that would have seemed the perfect time for the Rebels’ secondary to wilt.
The folks at Southern Methodist University, where UNLV’s football team is practicing this week, sure know how to mess with visitors.
When you haven’t been to a bowl game in 13 years, you can’t be picky. That being said, here are 4 bowls we’d like to see the Rebels play in.
It was, more than anything, a defense of folly.
Joan Dimmitt had a dream, or maybe it was a premonition.
UNLV offensive left tackle Brett Boyko got to the customs line in Toronto and began to panic. The line was so long, he wasn’t sure he would make his connecting flight to Dallas.