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  1. An Emergency Flip Saunders FAQ

    Andrew Sharp

    So, hold on a second: The big Flip Saunders offseason coaching search in Minnesota just ended with Flip Saunders choosing Flip Saunders? That's right! He pulled the ol' Cheney two-step on everyone. Various beat writers had hinted at this p...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  2. About Last Night: Knicks Gone Fishin'

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy ousting Beavers and dropping Golden Boys, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Monday: Phil Jackson's courtship of Derek Fisher for the head coaching job for the New York Knicks hit a rocky patch wh...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  3. Only Love Can Break Your Heart: On Rick Adelman’s Retiremen...

    Steve McPherson

    The press conference announcing Rick Adelman's retirement from coaching was about as quiet and unassuming as the man himself. Multiple rows of chairs sat ready on the Timberwolves' practice court inside the Target Center, but they...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  4. Brodyssey Resumes: Lane Kiffin Alights in Tuscaloosa as Offensive...

    Holly Anderson

    [THE PEACH BOWL — 1912] MIKE SLIVE, SEC COMMISSIONER: You lost today, kid. But that doesn't mean you have to like it. [SLIVE places a visor on a young LANE KIFFIN's head at a rakish angle, the hat brim blocking the boy's face.] [CLOSE...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  5. James Franklin Drops Anchor at Penn State

    Holly Anderson

    We're not good at predictions. We keep telling y'all this, and then backing it up every time we make one. Seasons can turn on one freak injury, one breakout performance, or just one bad day, and trying to track the long-term viability of head coachin...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  6. Bobby Petrino Is Louisville's Head Football Coach, for Real This ...

    Holly Anderson

    Hand it to Louisville, which despite all its recent football success is still viewed nationally as a basketball institution: When it came time to rebound from Charlie Strong's departure to Texas, the athletic department caught the reboundiest rebound...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  7. Lombardi Sweep Redux: How One Play, and One Player, Can Help the ...

    Chris B. Brown

    Over the past several seasons, no quarterback has thrown the ball under more challenging circumstances than Aaron Rodgers. I'm not referring to injuries, or coaching controversies, or even the patchwork line behind which Rodgers has played, though th...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  8. The Most Attractive, Available Head Coaching Gigs in the NFL Righ...

    Bill Barnwell

    There's little joy to be had around the league on the first weekday after Week 17, commonly known as Black Monday. While a few fans will be excited that their teams are moving on from coaches who had subpar seasons, Black Monday's a day when failure ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  9. Week 15 Fantasy Football Review: Run Like the Wind (Especially th...

    Matt Borcas

    Remember those random weeks in 2012 when Romeo Crennel would inexplicably not use Jamaal Charles? The weeks when you wanted to rip through your TV screen and say, "Romeo, I realize your extensive coaching experience dwarfs mine, but why make this the...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  10. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 15

    Bill Barnwell

    This week's Thank You for Not Coaching seems to revolve around team and context, which are absolutely critical in decision-making. I can't stress that enough. It isn't right to go for it on every single fourth-and-short or to try to win the game at e...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  11. College Football Final Exam Shootaround: The Men, Moments, and Me...

    Grantland Staff

    We made it. Championship Saturday is in the books, the BCS pairings are set, and the Heisman finalists are packing their bags for New York. There's plenty of bowl-season excitement ahead, but now that the 2013 regular season is in the books — w...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  12. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 14

    Bill Barnwell

    Sometimes it takes a really weird context to get coaches to be aggressive. I'm not going to be naming any of the myriad decisions to go for two from the Eagles-Lions snowstorm as candidates for good or bad calls in this week's Thank You for Not Coach...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  13. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 13

    Bill Barnwell

    You demanded it! Thank You for Not Coaching is back in its usual Tuesday time slot to review the sprawling action of Week 13. Of course, while the NFL stretched out and played this week's games over a five-day stretch, the most-discussed decisions of...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  14. Sark Week: Los Angeles Green-lit for 2014 Season

    Holly Anderson

    From a pure entertainment value standpoint, Ed Orgeron's elevation to interim head football coach at USC following Lane Kiffin's September ousting was an absolute godsend. Despite Orgeron's previous record as a head coach, and despite the decisive lo...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  15. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 10

    Bill Barnwell

    Last night, you may have heard naysayers point out that the Dolphins' third-quarter attempt to go for two after scoring a touchdown that put them up one point ended up putting them in a situation in which they were down by three in the fourth quarter...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  16. Don't Bother Trying to Grade Baseball's New Managerial Hires

    Michael Baumann

    If the athletic director at a major university fires his head football coach, that AD instantly knows what he needs to find: a man in his 30s, 40s, or 50s with experience in the game, an affinity for khakis, and enough psychological damage to be the ...

    Blog | November 07, 2013