Harbaugh pursues Kentucky’s Marrow
Harbaugh pursues Kentucky’s Marrow
The Detroit Free Press has reported that Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh has offered a job to Kentucky tight ends coach and recruiting coordiantor Vince Marrow, a Cardinal Mooney High School graduate.
Marrow has neither accepted not rejected the offer. He also has coached at Nebraska and Toledo.
McDonald Sideliners meeting announced
The McDonald Sideliners will meet at 7 p.m Tuesday at the high school.
Highlight beats Armour in All-America Game
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.
Deondre Francois threw for 103 yards and a touchdown pass to Garrett Williams to lead Team Highlight to a 46-6 victory over Team Armour in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game on Friday.
Francois, from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, is committed to Florida State. He was 4-for-4 with a 60-yard completion to George Campbell from East Lake (Fla.) High School, another FSU commitment.
Running back Ronald Jones II, of McKinney (Texas) High School, rushed for a 63-yard touchdown to give Team Highlight a 10-0 lead in the first quarter. He also committed to USC over Notre Dame before the game started. Daylon Charlot from Patterson (La.) High School had a 53-yard punt return to extend the lead to 24-0 in the first half.
Ohio State commit Eric Grover-Williams, from McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio, had a 47-yard punt return for a touchdown for Team Armour.
McGarity plans extension for Richt
Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity says he’s working on a contract extension for football coach Mark Richt.
Richt’s No. 13 Bulldogs finished the 2014 season with a 10-3 record, including a 37-14 victory over No. 20 Louisville in the Belk Bowl on Tuesday night. The 54-year-old Richt has three years remaining on a deal that paid him about $3.2 million this season.
Several media outlets reported excerpts from a letter McGarity wrote to donors. He says in the letter he’ll be working on an extension for Richt “over the coming days.”
McGarity also wrote about plans for an indoor practice facility and enhancements to Sanford Stadium.
Richt is 136-48 in 14 seasons. Following the bowl win, he denied rumors he plans to retire.
Kelly takes bigger role, Roseman promoted
Chip Kelly has gained control of the Philadelphia Eagles’ player personnel department after Howie Roseman was promoted from general manager to executive vice president of football operations.
The shake-up announced Friday ends speculation about Kelly’s future in Philadelphia following a turbulent week that included the dismissal of vice president of player personnel Tom Gamble two days ago.
The 39-year-old Roseman had been the youngest GM in the NFL and held the position for five seasons. He began his career with the Eagles as an unpaid intern in 2000.
Kelly has led the Eagles to consecutive 10-6 seasons. He already had final say on the 53-man roster. Now he’ll hire a new personnel executive who will answer directly to him.
Raiders interview Shurmur for coach
The Oakland Raiders have interviewed Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for their head coaching vacancy.
A person with knowledge of the interview said the Raiders met with Shurmur on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not releasing details on interviews.
Shurmur has been offensive coordinator for the Eagles the past two seasons. He was head coach the previous two years in Cleveland, where he had a 9-23 record.