“All in all, he had a good year. And I don’t care who says what. He had a good, good year. “We came back and won on the last play of the game. It was the most important decision I made in my career at Michigan. If we had not won that game, I would not have become the head coach at the University of Michigan, so I owe Scott Dreisbach, Mercury Hayes and all the guys on that team.”.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Sherman, Bobby Hancock, Mike Lawson, and Steve Rice officiating. Burial to follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Denison, Texas. Visitation will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm at Waldo Funeral Home.
Beach Blast Off: This annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display and entertainment at the St. Augustine Beach Pier will ring in 2017. The event features a kids’ zone, face painting, rides, photo booth, rock climbing wall, food vendors and live entertainment.
Shares of Papa John’s are down about 13 percent since the day before the NFL comments were made, reducing the value of Schnatter’s stake in the company by nearly $84 million. Schnatter owns about 9.5 million shares of Papa John’s International Inc., and his total stake was valued at more than $560 million on Thursday, according to FactSet. The company’s stock is down 30 percent since the beginning of the year.”I think it’s possible that this was a conscious decision to get him out of the line of fire,” said restaurant analyst John Gordon, who is the founder and CEO of Pacific Management Consulting Group.
So while we have a moment, let’s examine the issues involved, how teams say they will respond and then detail an alternative proposed during a conference call of special teams coaches this spring.Fewer returns = fewer injuries?The kickoff return has been shrinking from the NFL landscape since a 2011 rule that moved the kickoff from the 30 to the 35 yard line. Today’s strong legged kickers can reach the end zone with ease, and touchbacks have increased from 16.4 percent of all kickoffs in 2010 to 56 percent last season.Still, competition committee chairman and Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay acknowledged this spring that injury totals on returns still increased from 2014 to 2015. Kickoff returns already were responsible for injury rates that are “higher than in other facets of the game,” according to NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino, who works closely with the competition committee on rules development.”The competition committee determined that if we can continue to reduce the number of kickoff returns,” Blandino said, “it will reduce the number of injuries.