Malzahn to revive Auburn with new coaching staff

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Gus Malzahn will lead the Auburn Tigers as head coach to replace recently fired Gene Chizik.  Malzahn, a former Tiger Offensive Coordinator in their 2010 championship season, heads back to Auburn with an annual $2.3 million 5-year contract.


During his time away from Auburn, Malzahn was head coach for Arkansas State.


In a one of his first official duties, Malzahn has wiped the slate clean by releasing the assistant coaches, and is carefully hiring his staff.


One of his selections is 60 year-old Ellis Johnson, former head coach of Southern Miss for their 0-12 season this year.  Johnson comes on board for the Tigers as defensive coordinator.


Johnson has an SEC resume with colleges such as Alabama, Miss. State and South Carolina where under Steve Spurrier he produced the #4 defense in the nation.  His contract annual salary is rumored to be an annual $800,000 so let's assume Malzahn sees something more than his record at Southern Miss.

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Tide's Barrett Jones wins for off-field performance

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There is no denying Alabama's success on the field this year, but one player has been shown been recognized for his success off the field.  Barrett Jones was awarded the William V. Campbell Trophy Tuesday night at the National Football Foundations Hall of Fame induction and awards banquet at the Waldorf-Astoria.


The senior offensive lineman for the University of Alabama is an accounting major with a 4.0 GPA.  He was among one of 15 finalists which included a member of the Notre Dame football team, linebacker Manti Te'o.  Alabama will play Notre Dame for the BCS Championship game this season.


As the winner Jones receives $7,000 in scholarship funds for his post-graduate education.  This is on top of the $18,000 in scholarship monies awarded to each of the 15 finalists who compete for the trophy.


Barrett Jones joins the ranks of last year's winner, linebacker Andrew Rodriquez, who graduated from Army as the No. 3  West Point cadet in the class of 2012.


Congratulations to Barrett Jones and all of the finalists who were nominated for the award which is often referred to as the "Academic Heisman".  The National Football Foundation considers the criteria of academics, community service and athletic performance for its winners.

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Dolphins Fan Loss worst in NFL

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According to a story today from Sunshine State News, and reported from 24/7 Wall St., the Miami Dolphins are experiencing a decade long loss of fans.  Will dismal seasons and days gone by of the Dan Marino era continue this NFL team's downward trend?


Read the complete story at Sunshine State News.


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Kansas City Player commits suicide at practice facility

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***UPDATE:  Jovan Belcher has been identified as the Kansas City Player who committed suicide earlier today***


Local media are reporting that an a Kansas City Chiefs player has committed suicide after allegedly shooting his girlfriend at a residence in Kansas City.


The unamed player committed suicide at the teams practice facility where police are currently on the scene conducting an investigation.

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Saturday College Football Schedules: December 1st

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Saturday College Schedules, December 1, 2012:


#23 Oklahoma State vs Baylor12:00

#11 Oklahoma vs TCU12:00(ESPN)

Nicholls vs #15 Oregon State  2:30

#20 Boise State vs Nevada  3:30

#2 Alabama vs #3 Georgia  4:00(CBS)

#18 Texas vs #6 Kansas State  8:00(ABC)

#13 Florida State vs GA Tech  8:00(ESPN)

#12 Nebraska vs Wisconsin  8:00(FOX)


Friday Game Results, November 30th:


#21 Northern Illinois defeated #17 Kent State 44-37 (2OT)

#8 Stanford defeated #16 UCLA 27-24


Happy viewing from The Patriots Press!

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