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  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech close to hiring Scot Loeffler as offensive coordinator?

    Teel Time: Virginia Tech close to hiring Scot Loeffler as offensive coordinator?
    If Virginia Tech hires Scot Loeffler as offensive coordinator, the chorus of endorsements likely will be impressive indeed, surly Auburn fans notwithstanding. Esteemed colleague David Jones of the Harrisburg Patriot-News profiled Loeffler in 2011 during...
  • NFL draft preview: Defensive ends

     NFL draft preview: Defensive ends
    NFL quarterbacks won't like this class of pass rushers, but NFL general managers will like it very much. It's a strong group, both in terms of high-end talent and in terms of depth. As many as 10 defensive ends could be taken in the first two rounds. 1....
  • David 'Deacon' Jones, an Orlando-area legend, dead at age 74

    David 'Deacon' Jones, an Orlando-area legend, dead at age 74
    Legendary Orlando football player David 'Deacon' Jones died Monday evening at his home in Southern California. He was 74. Reports are that he died of natural causes. Jones, who played at Eatonville's Hungerford High School prior to integration of...
  • David 'Deacon' Jones dies at 74; Fearsome L.A. Rams lineman

    David 'Deacon' Jones dies at 74; Fearsome L.A. Rams lineman
    Hall of Fame football player David "Deacon" Jones, one of the Los Angeles Rams' heralded Fearsome Foursome whose outspoken persona and relentless pursuit of quarterbacks helped turn defensive linemen into stars, died Monday of natural causes at his home...
  • Who belongs on the Eagles Mount Rushmore? How about your high school?

     
    This past Sunday on Groller's Corner, I mentioned the unique concept Pro Football Talk on the NBC Sports Network is using to identify a Mount Rushmore for each NFL team. They're calling it "Faces of the Franchise." I think it's a fascinating topic --...
  • NFL Hall of Fame player Deacon Jones dies at 74

     
    Deacon Jones, an NFL Hall of Fame defensive player, has died at the age of 74....
  • Sept. 9, 2007: Mike Tomlin set to tackle his biggest test

    A chance. That's all Mike Tomlin ever wanted. It didn't matter whether he was a 103-pound budding junior varsity defensive back, a 5-year-old playing cards with his mom and older brother, a seventh-grader taking a crack at high school trigonometry or a...
  • Olsen was a man of character

    Editor's Note: This column originally appeared online at National Football Post. I fell in love with the NFL in the late '50s and '60s because my father took my brothers and I to Rams game at the Los Angeles Coliseum. They were nosebleed seats, which...
  • Previews on this weekend’s Metro vs. Florida boys hoops matchups

     
    Wekiva boys basketball coach Scott Williams doesn't just hatch the idea of a Metro vs. Florida Challenge. He gets every ball rolling, including compiling previews for all the games. Here are his matchup profiles for this weekend's inaugural event: Day One...
  • Metro vs. Florida basketball: Olympia wraps up its second win

     
    It's a wrap from a long day at Wekiva High, with Olympia putting the finishing touch on the inaugural Metro vs. Florida Challenge with a 73-59 win over Miami Monsignor Pace. With that win, the Metro Conference prevails 9-6 in matchups against teams...
  • AEG announces naming-rights deal for proposed downtown Los Angeles stadium

     
    AEG formally announced the potentially richest stadium naming-rights deal in U.S. sports history Tuesday in a united effort that included city leaders, billionaires and sports legends. "That's the most important message we can send: that we're unified,"...
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 15: Merlin Olsen

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history with No. 15, Merlin Olsen. No. 15 Merlin Olsen (no first-place votes, 808 points). Those of you who remember Merlin Olsen only as Jonathan Garvey on "Little House......