Gutsy or insane? Depends on the outcome of tough calls
“My coaches were on board, they all did a great job with the spot, with the calls, everything — they were spot-on. It was a great job.”That play is part of a pick-6 of great jobs — and great flops — with gutsy calls. PHILLY SPECIALThe Eagles led New England by three points approaching halftime in the Super Bowl for the 2017 season. Philadelphia went on to win its first Super Bowl. The Packers then won their second Super Bowl.
Former Alabama, NY Giants coach Ray Perkins dies at 79
FILE - University of Alabama head coach Ray Perkins explains techniques to his quarterbacks in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in this March 23, 1983, file photo. (AP Photo/File)TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Ray Perkins, the former Alabama receiver who replaced Bear Bryant as Crimson Tide's coach and started the transition with the New York Giants that led to two Super Bowl titles, died Wednesday in Tuscaloosa. “I think he probably handled the circumstance of the situation he was in taking over for coach Bryant as well as anybody in the world could," Saban said after practice Wednesday. “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of coach Perkins,” Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne said. In 1981, Perkins led the team to its first postseason berth since 1963.
No. 8 North Carolina State women beat No. 1 South Carolina
North Carolina State players celebrate with the coaching staff after an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)COLUMBIA, S.C. – North Carolina State coach Wes Moore channeled two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Parcells after the Wolfpack's landmark victory over No. “In my 21 years (coaching), I've never felt like I did during the game,” South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said. But Zia Cooke's steal and layup drew South Carolina within a basket with 53.4 seconds to go. Expect North Carolina State, as long as they slip up in its next game Sunday, to move up in the rankings. UP NEXTNorth Carolina State: Hosts Coastal Carolina on Sunday.
Patriots storm back to beat Jets 30-27, end 4-game skid
We’re not going to lay down.”Newton had two touchdown runs, with the second tying it at 27 with 1:57 remaining. A miscue by the Jets on special teams kept the Patriots’ next drive alive. But the Jets were called for 12 men on the field — resulting in a first down for the Patriots. Damien Harris ran for 21 yards to get New England into Jets territory. Jets: Rookie left tackle Mekhi Becton left in the first half with a chest injury, but coach Adam Gase was unsure if it was a torn pectoral.
In 1996, a fired Bill Belichick approached Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a checkout line to ask about a job
On Feb. 14, 1996, a then-43-year-old Belichick was let go as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns after five seasons. That's when Belichick pitched himself to Jerry Jones, according to the Dallas Cowboys owner. At the time, Barry Switzer was the head coach for the Cowboys. Belichick was hired by the Patriots to be the assistant head coach under head coach Bill Parcells on Feb. 16, 1996. The following year in 1997, Belichick signed with The New York Jets as assistant head coach for three seasons before becoming the head coach of Patriots in 2000.cnbc.com