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Can Gene Chizik Save the North Carolina Defense?

The former Auburn coach will try to turn around a historically bad Tar Heels D
Can Gene Chizik Save the North Carolina Defense?

For now, public shaming will need to be part of the rebuilding process of the North Carolina defense.

 

Even in spring, there’s plenty of it to go around.

 

Gene Chizik is in Chapel Hill to fix one of the worst defenses in school history, a unit that has kept Carolina hovering around .500 the last two seasons. Many coaches will spend spring practice preaching physicality. The new defensive coordinator for the Tar Heels is making it part of his central platform.

 

5 College Coaches Who Would Make Interesting NBA Candidates

These schools may have reason to sweat the NBA coaching carousel some day
5 College Coaches Who Would Make Interesting NBA Candidates

The NBA Playoffs begin Friday, meaning the NBA coaching carousel is about to get started.

 

In most years, this is of secondary concern to the college ranks. The checkered track record of college coaches in the NBA, not to mention the wildly different job descriptions, have kept GMs and ADs in their own playgrounds.

 

Urban Meyer Will Pick Ohio State's Quarterback in "Middle of Training Camp"

Buckeyes head into Saturday's spring game with one heathy QB contender
Urban Meyer Will Pick Ohio State's Quarterback in "Middle of Training Camp"

When Ohio State plays its spring game Saturday, the Buckeyes will be a long way from deciding their biggest offseason question as they head into 2015.

 

National championship quarterback Cardale Jones will start for one squad. Sophomore Stephen Collier will start for the other.

 

The spring game won’t include 2013 starter Braxton Miller and 2014 starter J.T. Barrett, who are sitting out this spring due to shoulders.

 

Big Ten 2015 Football Schedule Analysis

What fans need to know about the B1G schedules in 2015.
2015 Big Ten Football Schedule Analysis

Never before has scheduling been a bigger issue than the 2014 College Football Playoff.

 

The committee clearly took a stance on Baylor’s weak non-conference matchups and it cost the Bears a chance at the national championship. A perceived lack of quality wins also has long been an issue for Big Ten champions. It hurt Michigan State two years ago and nearly cost Ohio State last fall. With a glut of intriguing non-conference games against top-level Power 5 teams, that shouldn't be an issue this fall — at least, not in the deep East Division.

 

Ranking the Big 12's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

Athlon asked Big 12 experts to rank the best jobs in the league.
Ranking the Big 12's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

Is it easier to win at Texas or Oklahoma? How about Big 12 newcomers West Virginia and TCU?

 

Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win?

 

These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not.

 

Grading 13 Key College Basketball Coaching Hires for 2015-16

Texas, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Alabama make key moves
Grading 13 Key College Basketball Coaching Hires for 2015-16

The college basketball coaching carousel has slowed down with all but a handful of mid-major and low-major jobs filled.

 

Unless a college coach makes a leap to the NBA in the coming weeks and months, every major job is filled. All in all, this was a quiet year in the carousel, though three head coaches with Final Four experience took new jobs.

 

Iowa Teammate Thought New Michigan QB Rudock Would Have "More Fight"

Iowa's Drew Ott not impressed with Jake Rudock's Move
Iowa Teammate Thought New Michigan QB Rudock Would Have More Fight

New Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock didn’t receive a ringing endorsement from one of his former teammates at Iowa.

 

“I thought he had a little more fight in him,” defensive end Drew Ott said on Wednesday’s Big Ten spring teleconference. “But maybe an opportunity (arose) over there at Michigan.”

 

Ranking the ACC's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

Athlon asked ACC experts to rank the best jobs in the league.
Ranking the ACC's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

Is it easier to win at Florida State or Clemson? How about North Carolina or Miami?

 

Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win?

 

These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not.

 

Jimmie Johnson Cruises to Victory Lane Under the Lights in Texas

Tom Bowles goes “Through the Gears” as the six-time Sprint Cup champion claims his second win of the 2015 season
Jimmie Johnson Cruises to Victory Lane Under the Lights in Texas

When you think of tracks that fit Jimmie Johnson’s driving style, Texas doesn’t cross your mind first. There’s Dover, the Monster Mile where he’s led more laps and earned more trophies than anyone else. Charlotte, now Lowe’s Motor Speedway was a track that was once nicknamed “Jimmie’s House” for his dominance.

Cleveland Browns Unveil New Uniforms for 2015 Season

The Browns now have nine uniform combinations.
Cleveland Browns Unveil New Uniforms for 2015 Season

The 2015 season is still a few months away, but Cleveland is getting an early start by releasing its updated jerseys for the upcoming year.

 

The Browns didn’t drastically alter their uniforms in this update, but it's also hard to call this change an improvement. One of the biggest changes is the addition of the word "Cleveland" on the front of the jersey.

 

Here’s a few photos from Tuesday night’s release in Cleveland:

 

 

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