Bill O’Brien is leaving Penn State less than two years after replacing Joe Paterno and returning to the NFL with the Houston Texans to coach the worst team in the league.
The great Michael Schumacher, fighting for life, because of a skiing accident? That doesn’t add up. He even was wearing a helmet.
North Texas head coach Dan McCarney is 60, and in a 14-month span in 2012 and 2013, he suffered a major stroke and underwent quadruple bypass surgery but returned to work five days after the latter procedure. That’s him. Tough as nails and a little wacko.
Having a winning season three times in 20 years doesn’t give you much to get excited about. But this season was exciting.
This is UNLV’s first game without a playoff-type feel, the first game that winning or losing won’t have greater effects on the season. Win or lose the Heart of Dallas Bowl, this will be considered a successful season. But the Rebels didn’t come here to lose.
Most coaches say they value special teams, but North Texas lives by that belief.