| Jan 26, 2011
| 8:23 AM
Mike Tomlin acknowledges his Peninsula roots as he becomes head coach of the five-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.
The National Football League's second-youngest head coach praised his big brother, his mentor and his God. He...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 8:32 AM
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...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 6:14 PM
You don't need the NFL. You only think you do.
With the lockout getting uglier and optimism over a new collective bargaining agreement precipitously falling, I've continued to explore the possibility of a fall without professional football. You know...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 7:13 PM
Twenty new members will be enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in South Bend.
Television analysts Charles Davis and Jon Gruden will be their guides.
Gruden and Davis will serve as the emcees for Saturday night's Enshrinement and...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 9:50 AM
Backup offensive lineman Brad Kunz was already wearing his national championship T-shirt and hat as the final minutes melted off the clock during Miami's 37-14 Rose Bowl win over Nebraska.
The redshirt freshman was celebrating with teammates. The victory...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 10:37 PM
This column can be written every year. In fact it is, usually. Except last year. I couldn't muster the energy. It's too depressing to write about all these great high school football players who lack the size to be great college football prospects.
| Nov 28, 2011
Tom Bradley has embarked on a nine-day road trip to meet with Penn State recruits and their high school coaches, during which he will continue selling the value of his football program.
Whether anyone listens is up to them. Whether his fellow coaches...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:01 PM
Mike Tirico and Ron Jaworski were together again Friday at Harrah's in Atlantic City.
Tirico was there as the recipient of the Maxwell Football Club's Broadcaster of the Year award and Jaworski was there in his usual role as MFC president.
| Feb 16, 2012
| 7:01 PM
Guess we're no longer worried about how to fill the time between the Super Bowl and the start of March Madness, huh?
Jeremy Lin has arrived at just the perfect time.
In a lockout-free NBA season, the New York Knicks guard might have made this...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:31 AM
Jeremy Bates figures to be the Bears’ passing game chief with the title of quarterbacks coach, sort of opposite the way that Phil Emery seems to be the chief scout with the title of general manager.
The most obvious thing that makes this a terrific...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 8:03 AM
Offensive coordinator Bill Muir informed the Chiefs on Wednesday that he will retire after 34 years in the NFL, a move many had expected after Kansas City struggled much of last season.
Muir joined the Chiefs as offensive line coach in 2009 and was...
| Sep 15, 2008
| 4:30 AM
Here's how badly this job has skewed my perception of reality: When Mike Shanahan had the Broncos line up for a two-point conversion to win it or lose it in regulation against the Chargers, my first thought was not that......