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Where will Chip Kelly go next? A look at possible NFL, college head coaching opportunities – The Oregonian

The Philadelphia Eagles fired head coach Chip Kelly yesterday, leaving many to wonder if he might be a fit with the San Diego Chargers, who could be moving on from head coach Mike McCoy.

Michael Gehlken on Eric Weddle fine and Future of Mike McCoy – Mighty 1090 (audio)
Michael Gehlken from the UT talks with Jordan Carruth about Eric Weddle’s fine and the future for Mike McCoy coaching the San Diego Chargers.

Friar talk: Early ballot count not in Hoffman’s favor – San Diego Union-Tribune
In a little more than a week, Trevor Hoffman will learn if he is headed to the Hall of Fame on his first ballot. An early count, however, isn’t exactly rosy for the National League’s all-time saves leader.

Gulls find themselves in heated rivalries:
Craig Elsten is back with this week’s Gulls Corner and he breaks down developing rivalries with the Gulls.

Report: Knicks forward Cleanthony Early shot in leg during robbery – USA Today

Police reports say that Early was surrounded by a group of people wearing ski masks and robbed of jewelry and other items, including a gold necklace and gold caps on his teeth. Yikes!

Renewed optimism for SDSU as MW begins – San Diego Union-Tribune
The good news is the bad news for a league that opens with four games Wednesday night, including a rematch of the Mountain West Tournament championship between SDSU and Wyoming at 7 p.m. at Viejas Arena.

The good news is the league stinks. The bad news is the league stinks.

Jason Cole: “The Chargers are gonna go” – Mighty 1090 (audio)
Hall of Fame voter from Bleacher Report, Jason Cole discusses today’s deadline in the LA saga, the future of the Chargers and possibility of London becoming a site.

Dabo Swinney on suspensions: It won’t be a distraction – USA Today
Clemson has not been distracted by the three players sent home from this week’s Orange Bowl for failing drug tests, coach Dabo Swinney said Wednesday, adding that his team remains “focused on doing what they do” on the eve of the College Football Playoff national semifinal.

USC, Wisconsin meet after half century apart – San Diego Union-Tribune
Amazingly, Wisconsin has not matched up against USC during its rise to national prominence. In fact, the last time the teams met was for a regular season game in 1966. USC is 6-0 in the all-time series.



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