Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

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********Program Note…..Hacksaw on TV…Join me 6:20am on Friday for Preview of LSU-Clemson and the NFL playoffs…on KUSI-TV.

 

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(College Football)

LSU-vs-Clemson…Monday….College Football Championship Game…Both teams (14-0)…Matchup QB-Joe Burrow (56TD)-vs-Trevor Lawrence (36TD)…Clemson won 29-games in a row.

Aztecs…Coach Brady Hoke begins staff meetings with assistant coaches…Contemplating changes on his coaching staff…Possible changes include Off Coor-QB Coach-RB Coach-OL Coach..will add a DL-coach.

Washington State…Stunning¬†story-Mike Leach exits as Cougars coach a month after signing an extension…takes Mississippi State job..Was (55-47) with Cougars…(139-70) overall….Air Raid offense rewrote Pac 12-record book with QBs Anthony Gordon..Gardner Minshew..Luke Falk..Connor Halladay.

Hawaii…QB-Cole McDonald files for NFL draft..(4,135P-33TD)
Oklahoma…UCLA-WR-Theo Howard-transfers into Sooners program

UCLA..OG-Chris Murray-goes into transfer portal..has 2Y-left

Memphis State..Hires Mike McIntyre-Def Coor-ex head coach Colorado-San Jose State-Cornell

Mountain West Conference…Signs record setting TV deal with CBS-Fox….(6Y-270M) deal…will net each school (3.7M) a year revenue streak…jump from (1.1M) per team deal they had with CBS…New deals:
..23-MWC football games on CBS Sports network
..16-football games on Fox-FS1.
..32-basketball games on CBS Sports network.
..12-basketball games on Fox-FS1.
..3-MWC football on primary CBS network.
..2-basketball games on CBS network.
..MWC championship football game on Fox main network.
..Mountain West championship basketball game on CBS network.

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(NFL)

(Playoffs)

Vikings-at-49ers..Saturday game…Minnesota coming off rugged road win in New Orleans has to head out on road on short work week to play in San Francisco…Vikings offense (353YPG)…Viking defense (51-sacks-33-takeaways)…Niners (381YPG) on offense…have scored 56-touchdown…Defense (281YPG) allowed..has 48-sacks…27-takeways…SF defensive front has 33-sacks on season…QB-Jim Garoppolo (3,978P-27TD)….Top 3-receivers George Kittle-Emmanuel Sanders-Deebo Samuels combined (178R) this year.

Tennesse-at-Baltimore…Saturday game..Ravens come off bye week…RB-Derrick Henry has (1,722Y) rushing this season….WRs averaging (13.3YPC)….Defense has only 8-interceptions this season….Ravens have won 12-in a row…(14-2) overall…QB-Lamar Jackson had (4,333APY) and accounted for 43-TDs…threw only 6-interceptions…offense (407YPG)..Ravens defense (300YPG-25-takeaways.

Houston-at-Kansas City…Sunday matchup..Texans QB-Deshaun Watson (3,852APY-26TD) but has taken 44-sacks….Texans defense given up (362PG)….Chiefs won 6-in row…finished year (12-4)….KC offense (379PYG)…QB-Patrick Mahomes (4,031P-26TD-5Int)….Chiefs scored 46TD on offense and 4-TDs on kick returns…Andy Reid is just (2-5) in post season with Chiefs…Reid is (79-40) as Chiefs head coach….and (17-3) coming off bye weeks.

Seattle-at-Green Bay…Sunday…Packers (7-1) at Lambeau Field…QB-Aaron Rodgers (4,012P-26TD-4Int)….RB-Aaron Jones (1,578APY)….Defense has allowed 19-TDs this year….Seattle (8-1) on road…(6-0) on East Coast trips…Russell Wilson (4,435APY-32TD-6Int).has taken 48-sacks..WRs-Tyler Lockett-DK Metcalfe combined (130R)…Rodgers has (19-4) record at Lambeau last 2-years.

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(Teams)

Rams..Interview Joe Barry for Def Coord job…was LB coach
Eagles..Fire Mike Groh-Off Coord..Carson Walch-WR-coach
Eagles..Will interview Kevin O’Connell-Jim Caldwell for Off Coord job
Falcons..Hire Joe Whitt-DB coach-ex Browns
Falcons..TE-Coach Mike Mularkey retires from football
Miami..Hire Austin Clark-LB coachj-ex Illinois
Miami..Hire Chan Gailey-Off Coor-ex Dallas-Patriots-Jets coach
Giants..Interview Freddie Kitchens for Off Coord job-ex Browns
Cowboys..Fire WR-coach Sanjay Lal..OL-coach Mark Colombo
Redskins..Fire Eric Schaeffer-VP Football Ops
Redskins..Name Doug Williams as VP-Player Personnel-but will report to Coach Ron Rivera

Carolina..Owner David Tepper…’beginning war on mediocrity’

Kansas City…Agent for Chiefs assistant Eric Bienemy-upset at NFL…Lack of minority hirings..Agent David Levy…”Every year NFL standards change….We are swimming against the current….Disappointed”

AD Age…2019-TV Ratings…41-of-top-50 TV shows were NFL broadcasts..
..Super Bowl (93.2M)
..AFC title game-Patriots-Chiefs (53.9M)
..State of Union address..(46.8M)
..NFL title game-Rams-Saints (44.1M)
..Trump-Border speech (39.8M)

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…………..(Basketball)…………….

Aztecs-Boise State…Saturday night game…SDSU (16-0)…without C-Nathan Mensah-viral infection…F-Joel Mensah-back injury.

USD-L-Gonzaga (94-50)….Ugly loss at Jenny Craig Pavilion….Zags led (53-16) at halftime….Bulldogs had scoring spurts of (19-5) and (16-2) to blow game open early…Torerors shot 29% in opening half and turned ball over 14-times…….Thursday night game….Zags (17-1)….USD (7-11)

USD-Pepperdine…Saturday game

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(NBA)

Lakers-at-Dallas….Lakers (30-7)…Friday night….F-Anthony Davis may play-despite bruised tailbone.
Clippers-Golden State…LA (26-12)…Warriors (9-30)..Friday night.

Cavaliers…Give show of support to coach John Beilein (10-27) after he ripped players in film session-misspoke…’said stop playing like thugs….Meant to say ‘stop playing like slugs’….Apologized to each player.

76ers-Memphis…Trade talks for Grizzlies F-Andre Igoudala.

Portland..Lose F-Skal Labissiere-torn knee cartilage.

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……………..(Baseball)…………..

Padres…Fan Fest on Saturday…Fans to meet new manager Jayce Tingler.

Yankees..Sign FA-C-Chris Ianetta-ex Rockies-Giants
Brewers..Sign FA-1B-Logan Morrison-ex Tampa Bay-Twins
Pirates..Sign FA-OF-Guillermo Heredia-ex Tampa Bay
Miami…DFA-OF-Austin Dean to AAA
Washington..Sign FA-P-Ty Eppler-pitching in Japan

Tampa Bay-Cardinals..Trade…St Louis acquires P-Matt Liberatore for 1B-Jose Martinez ¬†and a minor leaguer and a draft pick……Liberatore..had (3.10-ERA) in AAA.

Mets..Invite OF-Tim Tebow to major league camp…hit just (.163-Syracuse)….Career (.223) in minor leagues

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……………(Hockey)……………

Gulls-vs-Iowa Wild…Friday night game at Sports Arena…Gulls lost 5-in row…Drew record low (4,915) to home game…

Kings-Las Vegas..LA jumps out to early (4-0)….scored 4-goals in 6-minutes late in first period…..Kings led (4-2) in 3rd period at Press Time…Thursday game…Kings (17-24-4)

Ducks-Dallas…Ducks (17-21-5)

Kings-at-Calgary..Saturday game
Ducks-at-Chicago..Saturday game

Kings..Callup F-Jarrett Anderson-Dolan from AHL-Ontario
Winnipeg..Put D-Logan Shaw on waivers
Flyers..Lose F-Shayne Gostisbehere-3W-knee scope.

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………….(General)………….

Farmers Insurance Open…Tiger Woods commits to play at Torrey Pines…has 82-wins as he opens the PGA tour schedule…If he wins at Torrey he breaks Sam Snead record for most PGA career wins.

PGA Tour….Sony Open-Hawaii…Colin Morikawa (65) for first round lead…Ted Potter (67)….Pat Perez leads 9-way tie (68).

Pete Dye….Legendary golf course designer-passes away (94Y)….Built Sawgrass and its famous Island Green…redid Hilton Head….PGA-West in LaQuinta….called ‘Mad Scientist of Golf..

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English Premier League…Top games..

Liverpool (19-0-1)-vs-Hot Spur (8-7-6)
Manchester City (14-5-2)-vs-Aston Villa
Leicester (14-4-3)-vs-Southampton
Manchester United (8-6-7)-vs-Norwich
Chelsea (11-7-3)-vs-Burnley

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