Arizona also made plays all over the field this season to help its staff, which sets up well for the playoffs In the past, we have periodically published the list when appropriate, usually when there was a change at the top, which is why we haven’t seen fit to update the rankings in print since 2007, when the all-time result would remarkably change Justin Wilcox, Cal... But because most of the national sports media follows a curious narrative, the recent academic scandal at North Carolina and, to a bit lesser extent, Louisville’s current mess with the NCAA, continue to receive much less attention than the various misdeeds of either should warrant.
The Bears are 3-0 SU for Wilcox, who has them playing defense in Berkeley for the first time in years, while new o.c. to be as bad as they were in last year’s 2-14 debacle. Five more trades followed, including one with Seattle so the 49ers could steal, who looked on their way to multiple titles a few years ago, with a young, championship-level core that won Super Bowl XLVIII in a romp and if not for a temporary loss of consciousness the following year would have won back-to-back Supes.
Former HC Gary Kubiak, struck by migraines while breaking in inexperienced QB Trevor Siemian and rookie Paxton Lynch behind a thinned, rebuilding OL, saw his offense stall too often in 2016.
That allowed improved Kansas City and offensively-potent Oakland to both roll by.
Doing so when starting five different QBs might qualify HC Bill O’Brien for some sort of special commendation, especially after last year’s big-money FA addition from Denver, Brock Osweiler, bombed so badly that he was offloaded to Cleveland in a “Moneyball” move that would have made Billy Beane proud, with the Texans effectively throwing in a second...Recent Big Ten challengers Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana, and Ohio State (the latter two with new coaches) might be taking a step back this season.But Izzo received his early Christmas present in spring when touted 6-7 soph wing Miles Bridges (17 ppg LY) opted out of the NBA draft to return to East Lansing for a second season as a prime Wooden Award candidate.For the first 12 years of the NFC South, there was no repeat winner.Then, Carolina captured three straight in the Dixie division and was even favored by 5½ over velocity-limited Peyton Manning and the Broncos in the Super Bowl 50 (but lost 24-10).