Every Friday, the Friday Five will rank something in the world of college football -- anything and everything from the logical to the illogical. This week, we rank the five coaches entering the 2017 season on the hottest seats in the country. This is the third year I’ve been doing the Friday Five, and in each of the last two years, I’ve done a list of coaches on the hot seat during the offseason. Of the 10 coaches to make the first two lists, six of them have been fired either during that season or directly after it. I don’t share that to toot my own horn. It’s merely an example of how volatile the business of college football coaching can be. Being fired is just a part of being a college football
De’Aaron Fox stood in a hallway, smiled, and said he wished he could play for Kentucky again in an hour. Lonzo Ball sat on a chair and said, in a monotone, that he will never play for UCLA again. The difference between them was just as stark as it had been during the game, when Fox and Kentucky dismantled UCLA’s Showtime Jr. attack.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — John Medlen remembers his son's final seconds like they were his first steps. Eric Medlen inched his dragster to the starting line and waited for the signal. John, also his son's crew chief, made a couple of routine checks, looked in Eric's eyes, gave him a thumbs-up and pounded on the hood twice. "Neither one of us realized he had a little less than three seconds to live," John said. Ten years after Eric's fatal practice run at Gainesville Raceway, home to one of professional drag racing's premier events, John is still dealing with the demons that come from burying a child. Eric's death became a defining moment for NHRA, mostly because of the way John reacted to it and