No. 13 UCLA trying to avoid another upset by Fresno State
If there is an early game that can measure the progress UCLA has made under Chip Kelly, it is likely to be Saturday night when the 13th-ranked Bruins host Fresno State. The last time the two teams met at the Rose Bowl was 2018, when Kelly was in his first season. The Bruins got within 16-14 early in the second half before the Bulldogs scored the last 22 points to win going away.news.yahoo.com
Kelly making sure No. 16 UCLA isn't resting on its laurels
Chip Kelly has made it a point to eschew topics relating to history and trends. After a 38-27 victory over LSU last Saturday put the 2-0 Bruins in the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2017, Kelly reminded his 16th-ranked squad that an early victory over the Tigers wouldn’t mean much in December unless they take care of business in the remaining 10 regular-season games. “Mississippi State beat LSU in the opener last year, and then they lost their next four games.”news.yahoo.com
Jags hire ex-49ers exec Baalke as GM, removing interim tag
The Jacksonville Jaguars hired Trent Baalke as general manager Thursday, removing the interim tag from his title and pairing him with new coach Urban Meyer. Khan interviewed five minority candidates and Baalke for the team’s open GM job. Baalke spent a dozen years with the 49ers, half as GM. Before moving to Jacksonville, Baalke spent three years (2017-19) working as an operations consultant for the NFL. Adding to the appeal: Khan, a billionaire businessman, has shown a penchant for patience and a willingness to spend big.
FSU coach Norvell tests positive for virus before Miami
He released a statement Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 saying he tested positive Friday. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)Florida State coach Mike Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach the Seminoles in-person this week as they prepare for Miami. Norvell released a statement Saturday saying he tested positive a day earlier but is feeling fine. In Tallahassee, Florida, deputy head coach Chris Thomsen is taking over Norvell's duties, but the first-year Florida State head coach said he still intends to contribute. Toledo coach Jason Candle and UCLA coach Chip Kelly tested positive earlier this year.