Quarterback J.T. Barrett said coaching changes were needed at Ohio State and getting new offensive coordinators played into his decision to return for his final year of eligibility. During the Ohio State basketball game on Sunday, Barrett accepted the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award as the Big Ten's best player. After passing-game struggles culminated in a 31-0 rout by Clemson in the College Football Playoff, coach Urban Meyer ushered out Ed Warinner and Tim Beck, replacing them with former Indiana coach Kevin Wilson and NFL assistant Ryan Day.
It may have helped that they had been at home for roughly three weeks. It surely was to their benefit that the NBA schedule provided three days without a game before they confronted perhaps one of the most rigorous weeks of the season. The Warriors, however, still had to do the work. They still had to finish. They still had to beat the team that had roughed them up 22 days earlier, and then squelch another squad coming into Oracle Arena on a wave of emotion and, finally, take to the road and get back at a team that handed them a loss in Oakland. Done, done and done. And in such a fashion that forward Draymond Green referred to it as “our best week of the season.” In putting away the Rockets 125-108
Julio Jones scored a 73-yard touchdown to put Atlanta ahead 31-0 on Sunday. Although the Atlanta Falcons’ star receiver has toe and foot injuries he’s playing through, you wouldn’t have known it on an unbelievably explosive play early in the third quarter, which put the Falcons up 31-0 in the NFC championship