The Sports Book
Did the bad luck for the Bulldogs start with a stomping steer? There might be something to that theory after Georgia’s sideline fixture barking at foes of all sizes was sent running for cover along with media officials when the Texas Longhorn got somewhat loose. Oops. Miami lost a head coach last Sunday morning, and by the afternoon had another. Mark Richt suddenly announced he was retiring from the Hurricanes program, and Manny Diaz was picked not too long after that to take over, even after he announced he was going to Temple. See Page B4 Wrestling results from the end of the year Jacket Invitational Tournament and a few more photos are available in this week’s edition of the Standard Journal sports section on Page B2. The coaching carousel didn’t stop last week as West Virginia University lost and picked a new head for their program quickly. Troy’s Neal Brown was tapped to lead the Mountaineers and a contract negotiated last week. No word on whether this will affect Tony Mathis heading to WVU. Good news for Nick Chubb! As the regular season finished, he had just four yards shy of a 1,000 yard rookie regular season, and was a finalist along with teammate Baker Mayfield for Rookie of the Year for his performance with the 7-8-1 Browns. It doesn’t feel like a lot of fun to be an Atlanta Hawks fan again this season. As of press time, the 11-27 Hawks stood at 12 in the Eastern Conference and just came off a 144-112 point loss to Milwaukee. They’ve got Toronto on Tuesday, Brooklyn tonight and Philadelphia on Friday.