Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

Posted by on November 30th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 


Aztecs…Hire Sean Lewis-Colorado as 19th head coach..Sign him to (5Y) contract worth (1.7M)-record contract at SDSU..Did 2-Zoom calls and 1-in person interview.. .Impressive press conference

AD-JD Wicker
..Listened to what players had to say-needed offense
..We need to score alot of points
..Balance on offense-at Kent State-impressive
..Will bring energy to Snapdragon like energy we have at Viejas
..People at Colorado said positive things about him

Sean Lewis

..Expect to run ‘Flash-Fast’ offense like we did at Kent
..This offense works-look at BG..Kent..Syracuse
..My experience with Kent QB-Dustin Crum is an example
..San Diego-California is ‘QB heaven’
..High school coaches know me
..Will tap into the Transfer Portal-but need to do ‘due diligence’
..SDSU history is explosive plays-we will tie into this
..Inherit 4-QBs-not ready to say we will go get one in Portal
..No decision yet on who coordinators will be

Oregon State..Hire Tim Bray-was Beavers Def Coord
Northern Iowa..Names Bob Bowlsby-Interim AD..former Big 12-Commissioner
North Carolina..Lands QB-Max Johnson-transfer Texas AM
Duke..QB-Riley Leonard enters portal (36TD) last 1-and-half years
South Carolina..QB-Spencer Rattler files for NFL Draft

NCAA..Survey shows 20%-rosters in 2023 were players from transfer portal..huge jump from 2020 when only 6%-rosters were transfers
(NFL Notes)

Chargers…WR-Keenan Allen-miss workout with quad issue…OT-Trey Pipkins-wrist injury-limited in practice..OT-Rashawn Slater-back issue-limited practice..TE-Nick Vannett-miss workout-concussion protocol

Chargers..Coach Brandon Staley…Preparing for Patriots game:
..Have never prepared for 3-quarterbacks at once..Jones-Zappe-Cunningham
..Bill O’Brien-great offensive mind
..WR-Josh Palmer-close to returning
..Keenan Allen..Rare to get ball when teams engineering defense to stop him
..Keenan Alllen..Get him to place he can isolate on a DB
..Bill Belichick..It’s NFL..Tough times..season… happens
..He is standard in coaching profession..Respect body of work

49ers-Eagles…Thursday Night Football..Eagles (10-1)..Niners (8-3)
..QB-Jalen Hurts (3,107APY-29TD)
..Niners (386YPG) Offense..(295YPG)-defense
..Niners Defense 33-sacks..21-takeaways
..RB-Christian McCaffrey (1,328APY)…Receivers (13YPC)
(NFL Notes
Raiders…Met with ex Stanford coach David Shaw about front office job

Denver..Suspended CB-Kareem Jackson meets with Roger Goodell about his 6-games worth of suspensions for violent hits…Suspended twice..ejected from 2-games..Fined 89,000…Lost (837,000) in gameĀ checks

Patriots..Backup QB-Bailey Zappe took all 1st team snaps on Wednesday
Jets..QB-Aaron Rodgers cleared to practice-took snaps-coming off Achilles
(Roster Moves)

Carolina..Sign FA-OG-Gabe Jackson-ex Raiders-Seattle
Denver..Meets FA-LB-Shaq Leonard-ex Colts
Eagles..Set up meeting with FA-LB-Shaq Leonard
49ers..Sign FA-CB-Kenon Hall-ex Chargers
Vikings..Release backup QB-Sean Mannion
Houston..Release CB-Shaq Griffin


Houston..IR-OT-Tytus Howard-miss rest of season-hand surgery
Colts..RB-Jonathon Taylor-surgery-thumb
Chiefs..Activate LB-Nick Bolton from IR
Titans..Activate rookie QB-Hendon Hooker from IR-to practice


Padres..Bench coach Ryan Flaherty leaves…takes Bench Coach job-Cubs
Dodgers..Hire Nelson Cruz-ex MLB-DH to work in front office
Angels..Hire Steve Karsay-bullpen coach-ex Brewers
(Roster Moves)

Reds..Sign FA-P-Emilio Pagan-ex Twins-Padres-Tampa Bay
Tigers..Open talks with FA-P-Luis Severino-ex Yankees
Royals..Sign FA-OF-Garrett Hampson-ex Rockies-Marlins
(MLB Notes)

MLB-Comeback Player of Year…Cody Bellinger-Cubs (.307-26HRs)…Liam Hendricks-White Sox..came back from Lymphoma.

MLB..Relievers of Year…Felix Bautista-Orioles (33-Saves)..Devon Williams-Milwaukee (38-saves-1.53-ERA)

Orioles..Hire Drew French-Pitching Coach-ex Braves

Lakers-W-Detroit (133-107)……Wednesday game..LA (11-8))…Pistons-lost 15-in row
..Lakers-DeAngelo Russell (35P) in win
..Lakers built (25P) lead..shot (55%) -first half..Pistons (34%)

Clippers-Sacramento..Wednesday game..Clippers led (72-50) at halftime at Press Time…George-Leonard-Harden combined for (52P) first half

Lakers..G-LeBron James-ailing calf
Lakers..Have 6-players ailing in lineup

Lakers-at-Oklahoma City-Thursday game
Clippers-at-Golden State-Thursday game

Aztecs…Off night-play UCSD on Friday
USD-Northern Colorado…Wednesday game

Oklahoma City…Newport Beach police investigating reports Thunder G-Josh Giddey had relationship with underage minor

Knicks..G-Josh Hart upset with how being used..’Gave 4-year contract-get me in lineup’

Toronto..1st round pick F-Grady Dick-struggling shooting (6-33)

Charlotte..G-LaMelo Ball-could be out 6W-ankle issue
Utah..F-Laurie Markkanen-hamstring issue
Minnesota..G-Anthony Edwards-hamstring issue
(College Basketball)

USD-Portland..Toreros led (61-4) early 2nd half-Press Time


Gulls-Texas Stars…Texas scored 3-goals in 8-minutes in 1st period…Led (3-1) in 2nd period at Press Time…AHL action-Wednesday…Gulls just 1-win last 13-games

Kings-Washington…Tied (1-1) in 2nd period at Press Time…Wednesday game…(13-3-3) record

Ducks-Washington..Thursday game

Vancouver-Chicago…TRADE..Canucks deal F-Anthony Beauvillier to Blackhawks for #5 pick..Clears nearly 5M-cap space

Winnipeg..Jets C-Gabe Villardi-suffers setback in knee rehab
Las Vegas..Surgery D-Shea Theodore-upper body injury
Ottawa..Activate D-Thomas Chabot-coming off hand surgery



NASCAR..Signs New Media Deal (7Y-7B) includes networks and streaming services too..Partners will include Fox..NBC..CW..TNT…FS1-USA and Amazon streaming..New deal runs thru 2031.


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