‘Ready to start a new chapter:’ Reaction to Jaguars hiring Urban Meyer
The scoreboard at TIAA Bank Field lights up on Thursday night with the announcement of hiring coach Urban Meyer. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jaguars made the biggest hire in franchise history on Thursday night, announcing Urban Meyer as the next head coach. Meyer is a three-time national champion head coach in college and one of the most successful coaches in history (187-32). @Jaguars — Matt Leinart (@MattLeinartQB) January 15, 2021Jaguars defensive end Adam GotsisDUVALLLL!!!!! — Adam Gotsis (@gotsis96) January 15, 2021Jaguars offensive lineman Will RichardsonOhio State head coach Ryan DayCongratulations @CoachUrbanMeyer!!
Performers set for TV special replacing canceled Rose Parade
Sheryl Crow leads a long list of performers and celebrity guests who will appear in a Jan. 1 television special replacing the 132nd Rose Parade, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Performers will also include Mickey Guyton, Tori Kelly, Lady A, Rascal Flatts and husband-and-wife duo The War and Treaty. Celebrity guests will include Rita Moreno, Emeril Lagasse, Gary Sinise, Daddy Yankee, Shanola Hampton, Dascha Polanco, Vin Scully, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez and Rose Bowl Hall of Fame inductee Matt Leinart. The special will also include marching bands, equestrians, floats from previous years and segments on the Rose Bowl football game that usually follows the parade. Cancellation of the 2021 Rose Parade was announced earlier this year.
USC welcomes back Reggie Bush after 10-year NCAA ban
Bush and USC were penalized for him and his family receiving impermissible benefits while he was still in school. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)Southern California is welcoming back Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush to the school he helped win two national titles, ending a 10-year NCAA-mandated disassociation. Bush and USC were penalized for him and his family receiving impermissible benefits while he was still in school. The sanctions against USC were some of the harshest the NCAA has handed down in the last 20 years. Reg-gie!Throughout this process, one of the consistent themes that emerged from my discussions was how much Reggie Bush means to our former players, USC alumni and fans everywhere, said USC athletic director Mike Bohn, who took the job last fall.
USC's Daniels heading to Georgia to compete for QB job
ATLANTA Georgia has picked up another high-profile transfer to compete for its starting quarterback job, landing former Southern California starter JT Daniels. Daniels started for the Trojans in 2018, but lost his job to Kedon Slovis after going down last season with a knee injury. He announced Thursday that hes heading to Georgia, which is seeking a replacement for three-year starter Jake Fromm. Daniels won the starting job again out of camp last summer in new offensive coordinator Graham Harrells up-tempo scheme, but the sophomore tore a ligament in his knee in the Trojans season opener against Fresno State. Slovis stepped into the starting job and excelled in Harrells offense as a freshman, passing for 3,502 yards with 30 touchdowns and nine interceptions.