Add Pat Shurmur’s name to the list of candidates competing with interim coach Tony Sparano to become head coach of the Oakland Raiders.
Jim Harbaugh was Michigan’s man all along. Harbaugh said he has thought and dreamed about coaching Michigan since he was 9 or 10 years old.
Jim Harbaugh is the new head coach at the University of Michigan. He signed a contract with his alma mater on Monday night, the Detroit News reported, and the university scheduled a news conference to introduce him Tuesday.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and Bengals safety Reggie Nelson had an animated discussion on the field after Sunday’s game. It was assumed to be over Nelson’s low tackle that injured Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell in the third quarter. However, Tomlin said he had no problem with the tackle, calling it legal.
Silverado High announced Monday that it had hired Randall Cunningham as its head football coach. Cunningham, a former star at UNLV and in the NFL, takes over for Andy Ostolaza, who posted a 40-39 record in eight years with the Skyhawks.
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery were fired Monday.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will miss Sunday’s NFC wildcard clash with the Cowboys in Dallas after being suspended for one game for a violation of the National Football League’s safety-related playing rules.
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith was fired Monday after completing a 6-10 campaign in 2014 and going 10-22 the past two seasons.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton retired from football on Monday, almost a decade after being drafted by the Chicago Bears.
The New York Jets have fired head coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik after a 4-12 season, the team said in a statement on Monday.