Florida absolutely has to hire a coach with an offensive background.
He earned a $500,000 bonus for getting Iowa State to six wins, then demanded that the Cyclones refuse to feel satisfied by gaining bowl eligibility, a first at Iowa State since 2012. Campbell’s team jumped 11 spots in the AP poll on Sunday to No. 14. At 6-2 overall, they’re tied for first place in the Big 12 at 4-1 with Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and TCU ahead of a visit to West Virginia on Saturday
Though the Gators did just that when they brought McElwain in for the 2015 season, he never could develop a quarterback the way he was charged with doing. Florida remains an absolute mess on offense, and is about to hit the decade mark without one elite quarterback to play in a season from start to finish.
Now, for the first time in years, Toronto isn’t living on prayers. Signing veterans Patrick Marleau and Ron Hainsey signaled Toronto’s intention to contend in a muddled Eastern Conference, but these Leafs are still growing. They lost nine overtime games after taking leads into the third period, and nine players made their playoff debuts against Washington last April. Upon his arrival in May 2015, Babcock warned that pain was coming. But it doesn’t seem so bad now.
“The light [at the end of the tunnel] has approached pretty fast,” Rielly says. “It’s great to know you’re on the brink of being a team you want to be.”
That might be the only thing Matthews cannot achieve. His record-setting, four-goal NHL debut last Oct. 12 inspired a rap song—Auston Matthews/Auston Matthews/Hit ’em with the four like Auston Matthews.
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