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    Nathaniel Hackett, Denver Broncos. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) The Denver Broncos may have made a GOB Bluth huge mistake in hiring Nathaniel Hackett. We are only four weeks into Nathaniel Hackett’s tenure as the Denver Broncos head coach, but he does not look like the guy to lead this AFC West team to the promised land. Hackett was hired away from the Green Bay Packers to hopefully get Aaron Rodgers to come to the Rocky Mountains. While he had success as an offensive coordinator in Titletown and with the Jacksonville Jaguars before that, Hackett does not look like he can hack it as an NFL head coach. Despite trading for Russell Wilson this offseason, Broncos Country looks to be in for a rough one. It was weird when he was hired, but the Broncos could have had these guys over Hackett instead.Denver Broncos: 3 head coaches they could have hired over Nathaniel Hackett 3 Mike McDaniel Head Coach Miami Dolphins Mike McDaniel was a ball boy for the Mike Shanahan Denver Broncos as a teenAlthough he was not a candidate...
    Prince Harry signed on as the chief impact officer of BetterUp last spring, promising to help promote the startup’s mission of “mental fitness” and its army of more than 2,000 professional coaches. It’s likely a lucrative gig for the British royal: BetterUp raised $300 million at a $4.7 billion valuation in October. But just six months later, an uprising has been brewing among the company’s career coaches following BetterUp’s recent announcement that it would modify their contracts—resulting in what those mentors said was effectively a sneaky pay cut—according to six coaches who spoke with The Daily Beast. “There’s so many of us now who are upset,” said one coach whose effective pay was slated to fall by nearly a third, speaking on condition of anonymity in order to discuss private company matters. “I would say my heart is broken. And I think there’s really questionable ethics going on.” “They’ve turned us into a commodity,” added another. Two key issues were at the center of the still-evolving dispute: coaches’ pay and a new rating system that would also influence their...
    Mike Tomlin says he did not hire Brian Flores as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers out of sympathy for the former Miami Dolphins head coach. Tomlin, who like Flores is Black, did so because Flores is “a good coach.” That Flores had sued the NFL and three teams — the Dolphins, Giants and Broncos — claiming racist hiring practices, did not dissuade the long-time Steelers coach in any way, Tomlin said Monday at the NFL owners meetings. A member of the league’s powerful competition committee and one of the most influential coaches in the sport, Tomlin spoke strongly about the lack of minority head coaches in the NFL. He, Houston’s Lovie Smith, Miami’s Mike McDaniel, who is biracial, the Jets’ Robert Saleh and the Commanders’ Ron Rivera are the five minority head coaches among the 32 teams. About 70% of the players are Black. “I haven’t been in any discussions and no, I don’t have a level of confidence that would lead me to believe that things are going to be better,” Tomlin said. “I’m more of a show...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Bears announced Wednesday that they have hired David Walker as their new running backs coach. Walker, 52, has been a coach for 25 years – seven of them in the NFL. He was running backs coach with the Indianapolis Cots from 2011 until 2014, and with the Detroit Lions from 2016 until 2018. READ MORE: Two Teens Charged In Shooting Death Of 15-Year-Old In Chicago's Douglas NeighborhoodIn college, Walker was a running back who appeared in 44 games over four seasons at Syracuse from 1989 until 1992. He signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 1993 and spent part of his rookie season on the Miami practice squad, but did not appear in a regular-season game, the Bears said. He began his coaching career in 1994 at Carol City Senior High School in Miami, and then returned to Syracuse to work as running backs coach from 1995 until 2004. The Bears noted in a news release that since he was named Head Coach Jan. 27, Matt Eberflus has hired all three coordinators...
    Black coaches are good enough to be coordinators in the NFL, but not head coaches. That’s the message the league has been sending, with hopes that it will change this year. There were eight openings soon after the regular season ended Jan. 9, leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Mike Tomlin as the only Black head coach among the league’s 32 teams. Since then, there has been speculation about who will get hired and who has been interviewed, but that’s business as usual this time of year. And then no Black coach gets hired. Almost as tiring is the repeated line about “why do teams have to hire Black coaches? Why don’t they just hire the best candidate for the job?” That sounds good in theory, but maybe that question should be asked to the owners. Did former Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer and current Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule have more professional experience than defensive coordinators Todd Bowles of Tampa Bay and Leslie Frazier of Buffalo? Really? The last time we checked, the Bills had the...
    (AP) — The NFL has taken several steps to improve diversity among leadership positions, yet Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is the only Black head coach after Brian Flores and David Culley were fired this week. League officials say they want to see immediate improvement. READ MORE: West Virginia Coal Miner Dies After Falling 30 Feet“We’ve been working on this every single day since the hiring cycle ended a year ago and we have to do better,” NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press. “We have high expectations that we should see positive results because the work has been put in.” The work includes adjusting the anti-tampering policy, expanding the Rooney Rule, incorporating virtual interviews and providing owners a database with 5,177 candidates — of which 3,798 self-identified as minorities. “Any criticism we get for lack of representation at the GM and head coach positions, we deserve,” NFL senior VP and chief diversity and inclusion officer Jonathan Beane told the AP. “We see that we’re not where we want to be. We have to do much better. We’re focusing...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Chargers have fired both Special Teams Coordinator Derius Swinton II and Special Teams Assistant Coach Mayur Chaudhari. Both coaches were with the team for one season, signing on as part of head coach Brandon Staley’s initial staff, according to the Los Angeles Times. READ MORE: Chargers Fumble Their Way Out Of Playoffs, Fall To Raiders In Overtime 35-32Despite a steady progression throughout the season, the Chargers struggled on special teams, ranking last on the Football Power Index among all NFL teams, with a ranking of -0.7. FIP measures contribution to expected point margins versus an average opponent on a neutral playing field, in this case, analyzing the special teams of the Chargers. They also ranked 23rd in the league in Special Teams Efficiency, with a ranting of 45.1, compared to the highest in the league – 65.5. Prior to his time with the Bolts, Swinton has had a long run in professional coaching, beginning in 2009 when he was hired by the then-St. Louis Rams as a Special Teams Quality Control Coach. He would...
    The NFL has taken several steps to improve diversity among leadership positions, yet Mike Tomlin is the only Black head coach after Brian Flores and David Culley were fired this week. League officials say they want to see immediate improvement. “We’ve been working on this every single day since the hiring cycle ended a year ago and we have to do better,” NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press. “We have high expectations that we should see positive results because the work has been put in.” The work includes adjusting the anti-tampering policy, expanding the Rooney Rule, incorporating virtual interviews and providing owners a database with 5,177 candidates — of which 3,798 self-identified as minorities. “Any criticism we get for lack of representation at the GM and head coach positions, we deserve,” NFL senior VP and chief diversity and inclusion officer Jonathan Beane told the AP. “We see that we’re not where we want to be. We have to do much better. We’re focusing on all roles at the league, and all these roles are key roles. “But...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day continued to revamp his coaching staff by hiring of two defensive assistants Friday. Tim Walton, a former Ohio State player who spent the last 13 years coaching in the NFL, most recently with the Jacksonville Jaguars, was added as cornerbacks/secondary coach. Perry Eliano, who coached cornerbacks for the past two seasons under Luke Fickell at Cincinnati, will be the new safeties/secondary coach for the Buckeyes. The Bearcats’ national-best pass defense helped them advance to the College Football Playoff. Matt Barnes, last season’s secondary coach who became the primary play-caller after coordinator Kerry Coombs was demoted during the season, was been named the defensive coordinator at Memphis. Day had previously replaced Coombs with Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles. Offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and linebackers coach Al Washington also won’t be returning to the Buckeyes. Coombs, the defensive coordinator for the past two seasons, was ousted after the defense struggled last season against better teams, notably in a 35-28 loss to Oregon and a 42-27 setback at Michigan. ___...
    In the late 1990s, then-NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue initiated meetings with minority assistant coaches throughout the league. Tagliabue sought input on why so few of them were being considered for head coaching and even coordinator positions. One of the men he met with was Ted Cottrell, whose defenses in Buffalo were so prepared and efficient that they dominated an AFC East that included Dan Marino quarterbacking the Miami Dolphins. Cottrell, who never landed that head coach position despite coordinating some superb defenses for the Bills, Jets, Vikings and Chargers, recalls Tagliabue’s passion for equity in hiring; the uneven playing field in which Cottrell and his Black peers were working; and Cottrell’s own outspokenness when asked about the inequitable situation. “It was eight minority coaches and we met with him … just to sit down and talk with us and hear our thoughts about what was going on and what we thought the direction we should go to improve it,” the now-retired Cottrell says. “He was genuinely concerned about the lack of minorities in power positions: head coaches, coordinators or working...
    Luke Fickell, Cincinnati Bearcats. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports Texas football is in a downward spiral in the first year under Steve Sarkisian after an upset loss to Kansas, their fifth straight defeat.  Hopes were once again high for Texas football with the arrival of new head coach Steve Sarkisian, who the Longhorns lured away from Alabama where he was the offensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide. But those high hopes have quickly dissipated. Entering Saturday, the Longhorns had lost four straight games and were absolutely reeling. The good news seemed to be that they were at home against the perennial Big 12 bottom-dweller in Kansas. That, however, was not the case. Kansas had Texas on the ropes for 60 minutes as the Longhorns needed a 21-point comeback to force overtime. But in the extra frame, the Jayhawks went for the two-point conversion rather than the tie and got it, notching the massive upset. The vibes in Austin are not good, particularly for Steve Sarkisian. It’s starting to feel as if Texas could’ve made a better hire. In particular,...
    The 10 longest-tenured college football coaches today, including Alabama’s Nick Saban and Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz who make the list. As rapid as the turnover rate in college is, so is the turnover rate for college football coaches. On display before millions each year, coaches face immense pressure to create a sustainable, winning culture that lasts, hoping they will too. 5. Rick Stockhill, Middle Tennessee: Hired on Dec. 12, 2005 (15 seasons)Although he doesn’t boast the same record or reputation as others on this list, there’s a reason Rick Stockhill has stayed in Murfreesboro the past 16 years: he’s given mediocre stability to the team. His best year was a 10-3 finish in 2009, but he barely has a winning career record. Still, 16 years is a feat few others have managed.4. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State: Hired on Jan. 3, 2005 (16 seasons)Although hired in 2005, the Cowboys didn’t see success under Gundy until 2008 — then they saw eight seasons with nine or more wins between then and 2014. As the winningest coach in school history, Gundy saw his best year in 2011...
    Getty John Paxson An NBA general manager has several responsibilities. He or she would need to have a large hand in drafting, trading for and signing players as free agents. There are other important decisions to make as well. According to former Chicago Bulls general manager, the toughest part of the job for him was hiring the right coaches. Paxson was a guest on Stacey King and Mark Schanowski’s Gimme the Hot Sauce podcast on Thursday, and he talked about the challenge and a mentor who was very good at it. Play GTHS E 44 John Paxson 3x NBA ChampionSpecial treat for Bulls fans this week as John Paxson joins the show to share stories of teaming up with Stacey on the Bulls’ first 3-peat team & reflects on the highs & lows of his run as head of basketball operations. Plus, Stacey’s trip to Oklahoma for Alumni weekend, Stinger’s haircut & Southside Suzy…2021-09-03T14:58:38Z John Paxson Says the ‘Hardest Thing to Do’ is Hiring a Good CoachPaxson gave former Bulls general manager Jerry Krause credit...
    Rescue efforts continue for 12 missing people in Gulf of Mexico after boat capsizes off Louisiana US announces sweeping sanctions on Russia over cyber hack A majority of the men's head coaches hired thus far are Black, addressing a serious problem in the NCAA ranks. The Derek Chauvin trial currently playing out in Minnesota serves as context for what got us here, to a place of small progress in college basketball. The sports world cannot fix serious societal issues, but it can react to them, and the death of George Floyd beneath the knee of a white cop, among other traumatic events in the spring of 2020, spawned a reckoning on U.S. college campuses. In one corner, at least, an embarrassment is being addressed. Black men’s basketball coaches are being hired at a significant rate. Athletes spoke up. Athletes marched. Athletes voted. College administrators—and many others—performed some self-examination. And upon reflection, the overwhelming whiteness of head coaches in college hoops was unjustifiable. Less than a year later a market correction of sorts has been underway. Of the 45...
    School reopening debate: Heres where people on different sides of the issue are coming from U.K. Firms Decry Unfair Brexit Border as EU Goods Waved In © Provided by CNBC Hiring in the U.S. increased in February — and the unemployment rate ticked down slightly — but not all workers benefited from the larger-than-expected job growth. The unemployment rate is still significantly higher than February 2020, before the Covid-19 pandemic began. And some workers are no longer counted as unemployed. "Over the same time period, more than 4 million workers have dropped out of the labor force," said Cecilia Rouse, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors, in a White House report issued March 5.  The majority of those who have left the workforce entirely are women. About 2.3 million women are no longer participating in the U.S. labor force, according to government data. Yet, many women who are unemployed or have left the labor force want to return to work — and also want advice on how to get hired. We talked to six career experts for...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings have added two coaches on the defensive side of the ball. The team announced Thursday Karl Scott has been hired as defensive backs coach and Paul Guenther is joining as senior defensive assistant. RELATED: Justin Jefferson Leads 5 Vikings On Pro Football Focus’ Top 101 Scott replaces Daronte Jones, who was hired as the defensive coordinator for Louisiana State University this offseason. Scott was the defensive backs coach for the University of Alabama for the past three seasons. He coached 2020 second-round pick Trevon Diggs (brother of former Viking Stefon Diggs). In the 2021 National Championship, the Alabama defense held likely future first-round pick Justin Fields of Ohio State University to a 52% completion percentage, less than 200 yards through the air and only one passing touchdown. Guenther was most recently the Las Vegas Raiders’ defensive coordinator and has 18 years of NFL coaching experience. He and Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer coached together on the Cincinnati Bengals staff from 2008-2013. Last season, the Raiders allowed the third-most points in the league (478), just...
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa running backs coach Derrick Foster and offensive line coach Tim Polasek are leaving for other jobs and offensive lineman Mark Kallenberger will forego a fifth year of eligibility, coach Kirk Ferentz announced Wednesday. Foster will take a job with an NFL team and Polasek will become offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Wyoming. Ferentz didn’t say which NFL team hired Foster. Several media reports have said he will become the Los Angeles Chargers’ running backs coach. Foster, who has also held the position of offensive recruiting coordinator, was hired at Iowa in 2018. Polasek joined the Iowa staff in 2017. Kallenberger started nine of 22 career games at the tackle and guard positions. He started four games at right tackle in 2020, missing two games because of injury. ___ More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Central Florida on Tuesday hired Terry Mohajir away from Arkansas State to be its next athletic director. Mohajir was AD at Arkansas State since 2012, overseeing one of the top football programs in the Sun Belt Conference and the funding of facility upgrades. He replaces Danny White, who left to become athletic director at Tennessee and ended up taking UCF football coach Josh Heupel with him to Knoxville. Mohajir’s first job will be to hire Heupel’s replacement to lead a football program that has been one of the best in the American Athletic Conference. “I’m excited for the opportunity to build on the tremendous momentum UCF’s talented student-athletes, coaches and staff have established with the enthusiastic support of Knight Nation and so many generous donors,” Mohajir said in a statement. Mohajir hired two successful coaches during his tenure at Arkansas State, first bringing in Bryan Harsin and then Blake Anderson. Anderson left for Utah State after this past season and former Tennessee coach Butch Jones was hired by Mohajir at Arkansas State to replace him in...
    James Brown didn’t hold back when speaking about NFL owners’ hiring practices before Super Bowl 55.  “When it comes to the hiring of Black head coaches, team and league executives and Black ownership, frankly, the track record is pitiful,” said Brown, the host of the CBS pregame show. Brown’s comments come on the back of a head-coach hiring season that saw one of seven jobs go to a Black man, David Culley, while another went to Robert Saleh, who is of Lebanese descent. For two years, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has been at the center of hiring discussions without actually being hired. MORE: Why isn’t Eric Bieniemy a head coach yet? In this offseason alone, Bieniemy was interviewed by six of the seven teams seeking a new head coach but not hired anywhere. Alex Smith called Bieniemy’s lack of hiring “ridiculous,” Tyreek Hill said it’s “very shocking” and Patrick Mahomes referred to it as “crazy.” Brown brought the statistics to back up his point. According to Brown: Two of the last 20 NFL head coaches hired have...
    By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NFL players and their union want the league to continue fighting for social justice and they’re still seeking an increase in the number of minority coaches. After briefly joining NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on stage Thursday to highlight the remarkable collaborative effort it took to reach the Super Bowl on time, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith urged the league to make more progress. Two minorities were hired for seven head coach openings this offseason. There were three Black head coaches when the Rooney Rule was adopted in 2003 and there are three now, despite several changes to the rule to help promote more opportunities. “When you look at the recent round of coaches and hirings, the nicest thing I can say is not good,” Smith said. “I believe that we should move to a system where there is somebody in charge at the National Football League of diversity inclusion. I think you have to increase transparency about what’s going on in the hiring process. I think you have to...
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NFL players and their union want the league to continue fighting for social justice and they’re still seeking an increase in the number of minority coaches. After briefly joining NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on stage Thursday to highlight the remarkable collaborative effort it took to reach the Super Bowl on time, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith urged the league to make more progress. Two minorities were hired for seven head coach openings this offseason. There were three Black head coaches when the Rooney Rule was adopted in 2003 and there are three now, despite several changes to the rule to help promote more opportunities. “When you look at the recent round of coaches and hirings, the nicest thing I can say is not good,” Smith said. “I believe that we should move to a system where there is somebody in charge at the National Football League of diversity inclusion. I think you have to increase transparency about what’s going on in the hiring process. I think you have to increase accountability where we actually...
    More from: Steve Serby Tom Brady still owns the big moments Unlikely hero Taron Johnson carries Bills to AFC title game Marv Levy: Wide Right showed just how special Bills fanbase is Tom Brady-Drew Brees showdown is a game for the ages Robert Saleh will bring leadership to the Jets He identified his mantra as “All gas, no brake,” and for a franchise that too often has been a broken-down green-and-white jalopy stranded on a highway to hell, Robert Saleh comes across as the right driver at the right time. Rejoice, Jets fans: Robert Saleh is, no disrespect intended, the anti-Adam Gase. The Jets didn’t hire Saleh to coach Sam Darnold — or Deshaun Watson, or Justin Fields, or Zach Wilson, or whoever the yet-to-be-determined 2021 Jets quarterback is — and get him to an elite level. He was hired to coach the whole damn team. Co-owner Christopher Johnson emphasized the word entire when he said: “Robert has shown through his journey here that he is a leader, one that will engage the entire team, and will partner with...
    Coaches understand before they sign employment contracts that they are hired to be fired, something that’s particularly true in the NFL where the only measure of success is a playoff slot at the end of the season. That’s why there was no real outcry when Anthony Lynn was let go by the Chargers. Lynn’s team went 7-9 this season and some of his head-scratching decisions late in games caused fans to lose their hair. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM That Lynn is Black didn’t matter when it came to getting a pink slip. A half-dozen coaches who weren’t of color were also let go in the annual coaching exodus across the league. Unfortunately, though, it seems being Black still does matter when it comes to getting hired in the first place. And that’s become a problem the NFL seems increasingly unable — or unwilling — to fix. The news Thursday that Philadelphia plans to hire Indianapolis offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni as the new head coach of the Eagles is the latest reminder of that. Sirianni seems qualified...
    12 New and Returning Netflix Series Were So Ready to Binge This February Jeff Bezos’ Most Outrageous Business Failures Eric Bieniemy still isnt an NFL head coach, and every excuse why falls flat Every year around this time, the NFL coaching carousel winds down. And every year around this time, the league’s stunning lack of diversity in its front-facing leadership positions rears its ugly head. This year is no different. Oh, we’ve got a bit of a respite at the general manager spot, as two African Americans — Brad Holmes and Terry Fontenot — have been named general managers of the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons, respectively. That brings the league-wide total of Black GMs to *checks notes* four.  Yeah, that’s still not good enough for a league that’s 69 percent Black. But the lack of diversity on the head coaching side? After everything the NFL has done to improve in this area, including the recent tweaking of the Rooney Rule, this remains a flat-out embarrassment. Of the five head coaching jobs that have been filled this cycle, only...
    SEC football programs have reportedly spent a shocking amount of money buying out coaches since Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa. According to Saturday Down South, teams in the conference have spent $177.88 million on buyouts since Alabama hired Nick Saban in 2007. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Alabama Football (@alabamafbl) Yes, you read that sentence correctly. Nearly $178 million has been spent buying out coaches since the moment Nick Saban took over the Crimson Tide.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Alabama Football (@alabamafbl) It’s truly remarkable the kind of impact Nick Saban has had on the SEC. He’s more or less ruined every other program when it comes to expectations. Every team in the SEC seems to think they’re the second coming of Alabama and they can also find a coach capable of winning a bunch of national titles.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Alabama Football (@alabamafbl) ...
    David Shaw, Stanford Cardinal. (Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports) What could have been for Texas football had they not hired Tom Herman and went with one of these coaches instead.It has been a frustrating first four years with Tom Herman as the Texas football coach. Deemed as the next great coaching prodigy under Urban Meyer, Herman had remarkable success in his two years leading the Houston Cougars. He went 22-4 overall, including earning the Group of 5’s New Year’s Six bowl bid in his first year in 2015. However, in four years with Texas, he is 31-18 overall and has yet to win a Big 12 Championship Game. Herman has been on the hot seat but after Texas’ flirtation with Meyer fizzled, coupled with his $25 million buyout, Herman may get another year on the job. However, it’s hard not to play the what-if game and wonder how Texas football would have fared if they hired one of these coaches instead of Herman in the first place.Texas football would be in a better position if they hired David Shaw...
    Les Miles, LSU Tigers. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Register) Jim Harbaugh is almost certainly done coaching Michigan football after the 2020 season.After 5.5 disappointing seasons, Jim Harbaugh is probably done leading Michigan football. The former Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback of the Michigan Wolverines did help his alma mater return to some degree of respectability in the wake of the Brady Hoke disaster in Ann Arbor. However, six seasons with no Big Ten East titles and almost certainly no win over the arch-rival Ohio State Buckeyes only yields disappointment of the Harbaugh hire by Michigan in 2015. It was universally praised as the perfect hire at the time but hindsight is 20/20 and now we know that perhaps hiring Harbaugh to lead his alma mater wasn’t the best possible decision after all.5 coaches Michigan could have hired over Jim Harbaugh 5 Les Miles Head Coach LSU Tigers If Michigan wanted another Michigan man to lead the program not named Harbaugh, there was another candidate to be considered in former LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles. He played his college ball at Michigan under...
    Urban Meyer, FOX. (USA Today) The Dallas Cowboys appear to have made a huge mistake in hiring Mike McCarthyMike McCarthy’s first six games as the Dallas Cowboys head coach have been disastrous. Though “America’s Team” leads the NFC East through six weeks, that division is absolutely putrid. The Cowboys are a deplorable 2-4 with their two wins being over the flightless Atlanta Falcons and the equally pitiful New York Giants, as both are 1-5 through six games. It is abundantly clear owner Jerry Jones didn’t want a head coach who would challenge him and he’s paying a price for it.Here are three coaches who would have been better hires over Mike McCarthy. 3 Urban Meyer Former Head Coach Ohio State Buckeyes The taking a former college head coach and bringing him into the NFL is a tricky proposition, but it seems to have worked out just fine with two of the latest examples of this. Kliff Kingsbury has his Arizona Cardinals looking very much like a playoff team in year two. Matt Rhule has has done a great job in...
    Listing the NFL’s highest-paid coaches is tricky since only a handful of their annual salaries are known via media reports. For the most part, the specifics of pay for NFL coaches is elusive. For example, six-time Super Bowl champion Patriots coach Bill Belichick is recognized as the NFL’s highest-paid coach even though nobody outside of New England actually knows how much money he makes. As recently as two years ago, ESPN reported Belichick’s salary was $10 million per year, and Pro Football Talk countered with a report that Belichick was making $12.5 million per year. MORE: The NFL’s highest-paid players in 2020 Other NFL coaching salaries are more openly known. First-year Panthers coach Matt Rhule, for example, is on a seven-year deal that could pay him up to $10 million per year if certain incentives are hit. Rhule’s base pay is a reported $8.86 million. PFT’s Mike Florio recently explained why so much about NFL coach salaries remains unknown, and that the highest-paid coaches in the league are actually earning more than what the numbers suggest. “As one source...
    Former NFL defensive end Marcellus Wiley said that he doesn’t believe white privilege exists during a discussion concerning the blowback over Steve Nash becoming the next head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. “I don’t believe in white privilege, and I know that people will say, ‘What are you talking about?’ Let me explain. The conversation of white privilege is a distraction that leaves racism and true power intact while you attack it from social and other psychological measures, trying to pull on the emotions of white people. And try to guilt them into really trying to say that all of the things that they have inherited, all of the things that they have worked for … had some percentage to be based on their skin color.” “In reality, the devils is in the details. There are so many white people walking around right now, who have no connection to slavery, had no connection to our ill past, and are not benefiting from their skin color,” he added. “Steve Nash wasn’t hired because of white privilege… I don’t believe...
    Steve Nash raised eyebrows throughout the NBA on Thursday when it was reported the two-time MVP would become the Nets’ next head coach, despite having no coaching experience. The curious nature of his hiring led some commentators to ask whether Nash was the beneficiary of white privilege in a league whose player base is 80 percent Black yet only has five current Black head coaches. Among those analysts: ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, who despite lauding Nash as a player and person claimed the Nets passed up on other, more credentialed Black candidates such as Tyronn Lue, Mark Jackson and Sam Cassell to land on him. “Ladies and gentlemen, there’s no way around this. This is white privilege. This does not happen for a Black man,” Smith said on ESPN’s “First Take” on Thursday. “No experience whatsoever? On any level as a coach? And you get the Brooklyn Nets job?” MORE: Why did the Nets hire Steve Nash as coach? Smith’s summation of the situation, however, rubbed other commentators in the industry the wrong way — including Charles Barkley. The...
    SION, Switzerland (AP) — Former World Cup winner Fabio Grosso was hired Tuesday to coach Swiss club Sion for one season. The 42-year-old Italian will move to Switzerland after coaching three clubs in his home country. Each job lasted one season or less. Grosso had only three games in charge at Serie A team Brescia before being fired last December. In the 2006 World Cup final, the left back scored the decisive penalty in Italy’s shootout win over France, and the opening goal late in extra time of a 2-0 semifinal victory against host Germany. Sion has a reputation for firing coaches, and often makes multiple changes each season. Another 2006 World Cup winner, Gennaro Gattuso, started his coaching career at Sion in 2013 with a thee-month spell in charge while still a player. The team had four different coaches last season and finished eighth in the 10-team Swiss league, one point clear of the relegation playoff. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Play a game, head for the airport. Take a day off, play another game. Squeeze in a practice when you can. The pace of a regular NHL season is challenging enough, but coaches who take over in the middle of a season are forced to play catch-up, making changes in meetings while mostly using video to help make their points. The NHL’s delayed restart has given six coaches hired or promoted during the season a chance at a fresh start with a training camp they never got with their current teams. The time is invaluable since all 24 teams jump right into the playoffs beginning Aug. 1. John Hynes (Nashville), Geoff Ward (Calgary), Rick Bowness (Dallas), Sheldon Keefe (Toronto), Peter DeBoer (Vegas) and Dean Evason (Minnesota) have the chance to show what they can do with a couple of weeks featuring nothing but practices, meetings and scrimmages. “The sole focus is on your installation, your execution, your attention to detail, your practice habits, your systematic details without having to have a ton of compete...
    L.A. and San Diego Defy Trump to Start Academic Year With Virtual Classes California orders all bars to close and restaurants to stop indoor operations Longtime coach, executive Craig Robinson hired to lead NABC KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Craig Robinson has been a successful businessman with a range of financial institutions. He has led college basketball programs from the relatively small Ivy League to the powerful Pac-12. He even has spent time in the front office of NBA franchises, including the Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks. © APARC President Barack Obama chats with his brother-in-law Craig Robinson before an NCAA college basketball game between Princeton and Green Bay in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Saturday, March 21, 2015, in College Park, Md. Robinson's daughter is Princeton forward Leslie Robinson. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Those varied experiences are what made him the ideal executive director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Robinson was hired Monday to replace the retiring Jim Haney, who has held the influential position within the industry for the past 29 years. The brother...
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