After previous reports surfaced that former Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt was in talks to join the Jets' coaching staff, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed that was not the case.
Once a Duck, Always a Duck.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) It's going on 40 days since Bret Bielema was announced as Illinois' football coach, and since then he has assembled a staff, met returning players, recruited new ones, persuaded a top player to pull his name out of the transfer portal and made the rounds getting to know administrators and alumni. ''I'm trying to get the best players so we can have the best team we possibly can this year,'' Bielema said Wednesday. Bielema, who won three Big Ten championships at Wisconsin before moving on to Arkansas, has worked in the NFL the past three years.