• Urban Meyer among usual, sad suspects being tossed out for college coaching spots
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    Urban Meyer among usual, sad suspects being tossed out for college coaching spots

    Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college football (hope sold separately in Boulder, and currently unavailable due to supply-chain issues): First Quarter The Temptation of the Winning Scammer Fox Sports’s Big Noon Kickoff show played to the Nebraska crowd Saturday, and the crowd played to the show. Host Rob Stone asked the red horde of fans the leading question, “Anybody out there want Urban Meyer (1) to be their head coach?” They responded in kind, roaring and chanting the Fox Sports analyst and three-time national champion’s name. Some wore “Hire Urban Meyer” T-shirts into the stadium to see the Cornhuskers get annihilated by Oklahoma. Here we go again. Nature…

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  • Wes Unseld Jr. enjoying ‘unreal’ experience coaching in Africa
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    Wes Unseld Jr. enjoying ‘unreal’ experience coaching in Africa

    Wes Unseld Jr. is a big history buff, specifically ancient history, and sometimes to the chagrin of his wife. That’s because when they go on vacation, he often plans tours of landmarks and museums when she would rather do other things. His love for history is among the many reasons why Unseld Jr., head coach of the Wizards, decided to participate in the 2022 Basketball Without Borders camp in Cairo, Egypt. Unseld Jr. is currently there along with other NBA coaches, NBA players and Naismith Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo to help continue the game’s global expansion. Unseld Jr. in many ways is serving as an ambassador for the sport.…

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  • They’re banned from coaching Olympic sports. Why are they instructing children?
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    They’re banned from coaching Olympic sports. Why are they instructing children?

    MacKenzie Loesch says she still has a clear memory of the encounter that broke her. It was 10 years ago, and Loesch was 12 — a rising taekwondo star from a small town in Missouri. Her training facility was two hours away, and her coach, Thomas Hardin, would often drive her there. One day, she was sitting in his car at a gas station when, she says, he handed her a blue rose. He told her he loved her and told her to say it back. Someday they’d get married, he said, according to Loesch. Loesch had been carrying the secret since she was 9, all while winning gold and silver…

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    John Madden’s legendary coaching, broadcasting career celebrated in FOX Sports’ Christmas Day documentary

    Football fans will get a special look into famed NFL coach and sports broadcaster John Madden in a FOX Sports documentary airing on Christmas Day that will explore his Hall of Fame career and the impact it had on the sport.  One of football’s most animated coaches, Madden never imagined that after 10 seasons with the Oakland Raiders, including seven division titles and one Super Bowl victory, the next stage of his career would be in broadcasting.  FOX NFL MATCHUPS TO WATCH THIS CHRISTMAS WEEKEND  Head coaches Forrest Gregg and John Madden walk off the field after the Oakland Raiders beat the Browns, 26-10, on Oct. 9, 1977, in Cleveland,…

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    Court Report: Wild college football, basketball coaching carousels in 2021 will shape both sports for a decade

    The Court Report is a weekly notebook from Matt Norlander that shares stories and insider information from around college basketball and runs every Wednesday. So long as the college sports industrial complex doesn’t completely lose its figurative mind — but that’s always a possibility — 2021 will likely go down as the high-water mark against which all other absurd coaching carousels are measured.  March-into-April gave us arguably the noisiest coaching-turnover cycle ever in college hoops. Now college football has managed to one-up basketball. It all adds up to the most consequential year of coaching changeover at the highest levels, in both sports, we’ve ever seen and probably ever will see.…

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