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Penn State Hires James Franklin As Their New Head Coach

James Franklin, 41, who led Vanderbilt to bowls in all three of his seasons there, replaces Bill O’Brien as Penn State’s newest head football coach.

01/11/2014

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Gallo Goes There: Head Coaches Are Hugely Overrated In The NFL

Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.

01/03/2014

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Palladino: Penn State Boosters Should Be Grateful To O’Brien

PSU fans shouldn’t be upset that O’Brien took the Texans’ job. His two-season tenure at Beaver Stadium gave the Nittany Lions’ program something it hasn’t had for a long time. It gave it normal.

It gave it normal.

01/03/2014

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AP: Bill O’Brien Leaving Penn State To Coach Texans

O’Brien, a former offensive coordinator for the Patriots, took on perhaps college football’s toughest job in January 2012, joining a school rattled by the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

01/01/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 29: Jeromy Miles #36 of the Baltimore Ravens and Shawn Williams #40 of the Cincinnati Bengals tussle after a play during the 34-17 Bengals win at Paul Brown Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

With Playoffs Looming, 2014 Opponents Set For Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals had a great season and are looking forward to welcoming the San Diego Chargers into Paul Brown Stadium for the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Even with that game on the immediate horizon, the 2014 opponents for the Bengals have now been set.

12/31/2013

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Silverman: Ryan Has Plenty Of Company On The Black Monday Firing Line

Rex Ryan is almost certainly in his final hours as the head coach of the New York Jets, but he is hardly alone. There are at least five NFL coaches who are on the firing line at the end of Week 17.

12/27/2013

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Reed Starting At Safety For Jets, Holmes Returns To Lineup

Santonio Holmes returns to the Jets’ lineup after missing five games with a hamstring injury.

11/17/2013

Ed Reed (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Silverman: Ryan Has His Faults, But He Knows Reed Can Still Play

Don’t be shocked if Reed helps the Jets win one or more games the rest of the way. If that one win gets the Jets to the postseason, the signing will prove worthwhile.

11/15/2013

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Giants Rank 4th On Forbes’ Most Valuable NFL Teams List; Jets No. 6

Forbes has released their annual ranking of the highest team values in the NFL, and the Giants and Jets both cracked the top 10.

08/14/2013

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 16: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts is sacked by J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans in the first half of during the game at Reliant Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

J.J. Watt Leads The Houston Texans With Intensity, Leadership, And Pure Skill

The Houston Texans have long seen their offense strike when the iron is hot and consistently run up the score, but they’ve needed the defense to keep the lead. With some players leaving and others are not living up to the hype, J.J. Watt brings the whole package to a team that is getting better every season.

08/09/2013

Antonio Smith (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) and Manti Te'o (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Texans’ Antonio Smith On Manti Te’o: ‘People Would Kill Him’ In Our Locker Room

“Our locker room is full of clowns and, oh man, people would kill him,” Smith said. “I mean, he would be the butt of every joke for at least two, three years.”

03/06/2013

Brian Cushing #56 of the Houston Texans is tended to after he was injured against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on October 8, 2012. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Cushing On Season-Ending Block From Slauson: ‘There Was Nothing Clean About It’

“I can understand if you’re 180 pounds and trying to block a 300-pound guy, and you know you have no chance,” Cushing said. “But I’m not looking, we’re behind the ball, and it’s low. And (Slauson) specifically, with a purpose, went for the knee.”

02/21/2013

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Texans Knock Out Bengals, Advance To Face Patriots

The Houston Texans defeated the Bengals 19-13 and will face the Patriots in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

01/05/2013

General manager Jerry Reese and head coach Tom Coughlin (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images | Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Silverman: The House Is Fine, So Giants Don’t Need To Tear It Down

There’s no need for the Giants to make major changes, as the foundation needed to build a winner still remains.

01/05/2013

Peyton Manning (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 16 NFL Power Rankings

With two weeks left in the season, the NFC East, NFC West and AFC North titles are still up for grabs, not to mention the four Wild Card spots.

12/20/2012

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