Quote of the Day

"You would like for this to be a much more orderly process. ... But the fact of the matter is the owners are going to hire who they want."
-- ESPN’s Louis Riddick, on talk of the NFL’s Rooney Rule amid the Raiders’ coaching search. ("OTL," ESPN, 1/2)
Wednesday January 3, 2018 Vol. 24 — No. 80 Print This Issue

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  • A Knight's Tale

    UCF's schedule was cited as a reason for the team not being included in the CFP

    CFP Exec Dir Bill Hancock "stood behind the selection committee's reasoning" for ranking UCF No. 12 at the end of the season despite the school being the only undefeated team in FBS, according to Heather Dinich of ESPN.com. Hancock: "UCF is an excellent team, but you still have to take into account who each team played and defeated during the regular season." When asked if he had any regrets about the committee's final ranking, CFP selection committee Chair Kirby Hocutt said, "No, absolutely not." Hancock said of title game participants Georgia and Alabama, "The CFP is all about teams, not conferences. And these are two really great teams coming off landmark semifinals victories over tremendous opponents." Hancock also said that there ...

  • Silver Bells

    Jon Gruden confirms Raiders coach candidacy; some question Rooney Rule in process.

  • Caramel Filling

    Mars will continue promoting its M&M's Caramel line in NASCAR on Kyle Busch's No. 18.

  • Not Changing Their Stripes

    The Bengals make the bold decision to extend coach Marvin Lewis' contract through '19.

  • Sudden Exit

    Rich Rodriguez out at Arizona due to workplace issues.

  • Swing Set

    Sergio Garcia moves to Callaway for clubs and balls, extends apparel deal with Adidas.

  • Heavy Hitter

    NFL Panthers hire Allen & Co. to lead team's sale process.

  • Fish Story?

    Jeter's Marlins plan eyes "enormous profits" for '18.

  • Caught In A Rundown

    Could ESPN really poach A-Rod from Fox for its MLB coverage?

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