Riley: “Especially want to say hi to my great friend Mike Leach. Awesome having you back. Everybody there, if you don’t know Mike, you’re definitely in for a treat. You’re going to hear things you never heard before and you’re going to laugh a lot.”So both Stoops and Riley had either long or longlasting football relationships with Leach. But Leach might have grown closest with Barry Switzer, who was gone from OU coaching 11 years before Leach’s arrival. Switzer and Leach grew close with late-night dinners at Othello’s in Norman during the year Leach was OU’s offensive coordinator, and it was Switzer who called Leach and asked him to take part in the Sooners Helping Sooners benefit.And their stories about each other were something to behold.“The thing that was wild was … part of the reason that a lot of people when we were younger wanted to be coaches was because of people like coach Switzer. Coach was at the top. That … [Read more...] about Why Mike Leach considers Barry Switzer to be John Wayne
The Houston Texans are going through OTAs this week without defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who remains unsigned after being slapped with the franchise tag.According to the Houston Chronicle, Clowney also is expected to miss next month’s mandatory minicamp and possibly the beginning of training camp in July. He has until July 15 to sign a new multi-year contract. Clowney’s franchise tender is worth almost $16 million, but he’s looking for a bigger payday. Clowney’s holdout could force the Texans to do something they don’t want to do: trade the three-time Pro Bowl selection. Ranking best NFL 'triplets' in 2019: Giants without Odell Beckham? Jets with Le'Veon Bell? Eagles with Jordan Howard? QB, RB, WR/TE combinations Dallas Cowboys greats Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin made triplets part of the NFL lingo. Which team has the best QB, RB, WR/TE combination now? The Athletic lists five teams which could be “potential” trade … [Read more...] about NFL trade rumors: Houston Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney to Eagles?
The Mets are about to approach a franchise crossroads.If wins begin to commence, the idea of New York making a run at the postseason and acting as buyers in July isn’t hard to imagine.But if a season-long malaise doesn’t clear, changes are almost sure to go down in Flushing. That could start with a change at manager, but it certainly won’t end there. A fire sale could go down before this summer’s trade deadline. If the Mets are sellers, expect Noah Syndergaard to be in demand.MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince is already going down that round and projecting Syndergaard to the San Diego Padres as a “not-so-crazy” trade idea.Remember when this was a thing last winter? It could become a thing again.Syndergaard has pitched much better than his overall numbers (4.50 ERA, 87 ERA+) suggest. Though opponents have a .311 wOBA against him, their xwOBA, based on quality of contact, is .266, per Statcast. He’s under contractual control through 2021, which … [Read more...] about MLB trade rumors: Mets’ Noah Syndergaard to Padres?
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Conor McGregor may be a mixed martial artist. But that doesn’t mean he can’t learn a thing or two from NBA superstar LeBron James. In an interview with motivational speaker Tony Robbins, McGregor spoke about how his outlook on wealth and spending money has evolved. “For so long, in my mid to late twenties when I started to acquire wealth and acquire money, I was fascinated with materialistic things,” McGregor revealed. “I realized I was spending things on material items and not on myself, my being, and my fitness.” McGregor says his new mentality has him more focused on fighting and is “all in” when it comes to preparing his mind and body. The reason for the change? LeBron James.“I read that LeBron James spends $1.5 million yearly on himself,” says McGregor. “Physical therapists, masseuse, nutritionists, all of that. When I saw that, I said ‘I spend zero [on myself].’ I’ve had … [Read more...] about How LeBron James changed Conor McGregor’s outlook on life
Safety Malcolm Jenkins, tackle Jason Peters, tackle Lane Johnson, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, and linebacker Zach Brown — five players who’ve been Pro Bowlers in their careers — were absent. Guard Brandon Brooks; defensive tackle Fletcher Cox; linebacker Nigel Bradham; cornerbacks Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills; running backs Corey Clement, Miles Sanders, and Josh Adams; and wide receiver Mack Hollins were out because of injuries. Without so many key players, this was not the team the Eagles prepared to field. … [Read more...] about Why Day 1 of Eagles OTAs was noteworthy