A couple things ... -- The football landscape is changing before our eyes.Even as college football’s elite programs gross more and more revenue, the link between football and head trauma is putting the future of the sport in question.This story by investigative reporters Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada for ESPN’s Outside the Lines shows an evaporating insurance market is threatening football at levels.The NFL no longer can get general liability insurance to cover head trauma, and has found only one carrier willing to to provide worker’s compensation coverage. Helmet manufacturers also are being squeezed.While the NFL has lots of money, programs at the youth and high levels, and many college programs do not.This story is long but well-documented and makes for fascinating reading.-- I linked an Arizona Republic story two days ago in which ASU president Michael Crow strongly backed Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott’s stewardship of the conference.Here is that … [Read more...] about The rapidly growing threat to the future of football on all levels: Issues & Answers
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State announced Tuesday that football coach Urban Meyer will be retiring and co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day will be taking over the program after the Buckeyes play in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.Here is a transcript from the afternoon press conference featuring Meyer, Day and OSU athletic director Gene Smith, via ASAP Transcripts:GENE SMITH: Let me thank all of you for being here. I appreciate you taking your time. As you know, the announcement has already been made about the decision of Urban Meyer and his family, our head football coach, and our decision to hire Ryan Day.Before I have Urban come up I just wanted to say a few words. Please bear with me. This is a great time in our history to have an opportunity to recognize a coach and a family who’s done such a tremendous job for our student-athletes and Buckeye Nation and our community, but also to welcome in a new leader.First and foremost, I want to thank our president, Michael Drake. I want to thank our … [Read more...] about Urban Meyer retiring, Ryan Day taking over Ohio State football program: Press conference transcript of everything they said
John Adams Knoxville News Sentinel Published 10:33 p.m. UTC Aug 27, 2018 Can Jeremy Pruitt count on Phillip Fulmer? It’s a question worth asking as Tennessee prepares to open the football season against West Virginia in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday. Pruitt is an established defensive coordinator in his first head-coaching job. Fulmer is a first-time athletic director, hired last December to complete a coaching search that former AD John Currie started but wasn’t allowed to finish. Fulmer crossed the finish line hand in hand with Pruitt. The rookie athletic director and the rookie head coach are now in this together. If Pruitt fails as a coach, Fulmer fails as an athletic director. It’s that simple. Jeremy Pruitt, Phillip Fulmer in unusual situation at UT It’s not uncommon for an SEC athletic director’s success or failure to hinge on the hiring of a football coach. But few athletic directors have been in a position to help their coach as much as … [Read more...] about Can Phillip Fulmer say ‘no’ to Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Cincinnati Bengals 2018 NFL Draft strategy: Cornerbacks Taking a look at the options the Bengals have at the cornerback position entering this year's draft. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Paul Dehner Jr., [email protected] Published 8:36 p.m. ET April 14, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE In this 12-part series, the Enquirer looks at the strategy for the Bengals' 2018 draft by counting down positional needs from least pressing to most immediate. Bengals beat writers Jim Owczarski and … [Read more...] about Cincinnati Bengals 2018 NFL Draft strategy: Cornerbacks
By Steve Rosenbush Steve Rosenbush The Wall Street Journal BiographySteve Rosenbush @Steve_Rosenbush ciojournal [email protected] Apr 13, 2018 8:25 am ET 0 COMMENTS Good morning, CIOs. The Defense Department’s winner-take-all cloud contract raises questions that all CIOs must address as they move IT resources to the cloud. The issue is how to balance the ease of working with a single vendor vs. the merits of a more competitive, multi-vendor strategy. The Pentagon will release a revised list of requirements in the coming days for its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract, a hotly contested, multibillion-dollar contract to move its data into the cloud, the Journal reports. The deal, which the Pentagon says will be awarded to a single vendor, has sparked a lobbying fight among odds-on favorite Amazon.com Inc. and rivals Oracle Corp. and Microsoft Corp., say the Journal’s Ted Mann and Brody Mullins. Advantage … [Read more...] about The Morning Download: Defense Department’s Massive Cloud Contract Creates a Storm