The Lady Hawks stayed perfect at Alto Park on the season, sweeping Miles College in an in-region double header Thursday afternoon. Shorter took the first game 8-1, before winning the second game 9-1 in five innings.
The word is that New England Patriot assistant coach Brian Daboll will interview with Alabama’s Nick Saban about the offensive coordinator job with the Crimson Tide. Daboll has been an offensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns and has coached the New England tight ends since 2013. He and Saban have a relationship from when Deboll was a graduate assistant at Michigan State. … And speaking of New England, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was signing autographs at an autograph show with the least expensive being $299 and the most expensive being $1,999. … One of the sports websites ran a story called “Elite college football coaches and their better halves,” which included pictures of a head coach and his wife. The usual suspects were there, including Urban Meyer and mate, Nick Saban and wife, and Dabo Swinney and mate. Kirby Smart and his wife were included, and that was fine, but is Smart considered an “elite coach” just yet? … I saw a story telling exactly why Les Miles was fired at LSU. Of the 18 quarterbacks he recruited in his 12-year tenure, only three completed their LSU career. Seven never completed a pass in a game, and 12 left or changed position. … Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh just hired Michael Johnson, a high school coach in California, as an assistant. Johnson also happens to be the father of four-star 2019 quarterback Michael Johnson Jr. … The top high school basketball prospect for 2018 is 6-foot-7, 220-pound Zion Williamson. His first visit to a college was to Wofford.
It may still be cold out, but soccer season is already making its presence known at the prep level. And when Rome and Coosa dueled Tuesday night, both teams showed the progress they hope to create for months to come.
Every year, about this time, college football fans get a chance to see the really ugly side of recruiting and National Signing Day. That’s when all the top prospects are signed and locked up with nowhere else to go, and the colleges begin getting rid of the very assistant coaches who enticed the prospects to come to that school.
I think I’m supposed to have some deeply, savvy, pithy observation about the Super Bowl, which featured an unbelievable comeback by New England and an unbelievable choke on the part of the Atlanta Falcons.
Every year at the Super Bowl there are really two contests going on. One is between the two teams, but the other is among the mob of media and the outright stupid questions they ask at Media Day. Courtesy of Sports Illustrated, here are a few of the dumbest questions ever asked of the players by the writers and reporters.
The success of the Georgia Tech basketball program is bordering on unbelievable. Understand that when new coach Josh Pastner took over, the Yellow Jackets did not have a single player returning that averaged more than five points per game, that the Techsters haven’t been to an NCAA tournament since perhaps Reagan was president and that they were picked to finish 14th in a 15-team conference.
Darlington and Model, two schools small in size but large with football talent, each had multiple players sign on Wednesday. It was a day to show off the work every player had put into their prep careers, and where it is taking them.
It was a good day for the Hawks on Saturday at the Cumberland Open. Michael Carew, Kalvin Harris, Kade Kitchens each took top honors in their weight class; while James Corasaniti and Hank Turner tallied second place finishes, and Dominick Gibson and Bret Winters each finished in the top four of their divisions.