Faced with the decision to kick an extra point to tie or go for two and the lead late in games last weekend, two college football coaches did not hesitate to basically put it all one play instead of trying to get to overtime. Aggressive? Sure. Calculated? Absolutely. Risky? No way. Long before a coach makes that critical call he has assessed everything from his players to his playbook. There is nothing spur of the moment about the decision. In fact, it could have been made in a meeting room days before. So while it might have looked as if Utah and Eastern Michigan gambled and lost when their 2-point plays failed, the coaches who made those calls say the percentages were on their side. "It would
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida defensive end Jordan Sherit had season-ending hip surgery, the latest setback for coach Jim McElwain's team. Sherit injured his hip in the second half of a home loss to Texas A&M last Saturday and was eventually carted off the field. A fifth-year senior from Tampa, Sherit ranks sixth on the teams with 23 tackles and second with 2 sacks. More Florida Gators news Florida DE Jordan Sherit out for season after hip surgery Jim McElwain on Gators' bye week plans ahead of Georgia game Jim McElwain breaks down the loss to Texas A&M Jim McElwain not making excuses as Florida navigates with depleted roster Florida outgains Texas A&M, notches more 1st downs but ends up
What once looked like a setup win for Miami took on a much different look after last week's results. Syracuse's 27-24 upset of then-No. 2 Clemson got the attention of the 10th-ranked Hurricanes (5-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who look to stretch their winning streak to 11 games when they host the Orange (4-3, 2-1) Saturday afternoon. As is their custom, Miami's players were gathered in a local hotel last Friday night before their next day's game with Georgia Tech and watched the Orange's impressive showing against the Tigers.
“Horton did practice (Tuesday) on a limited basis but he looked pretty good,” said Malzahn, who referred to the sophomore as day-to-day. On the other side of the ball, Malzahn said defensive end Marlon Davidson (elbow, knee, shoulder), linebacker Tre’ Williams (shoulder), linebacker Deshaun Davis (shoulder), linebacker Darrell Williams (hand) and defensive tackle Derrick Brown (leg) all participated in Tuesday’s practice “They all practiced and all those guys will play,” he said. Senior safety Tray Matthews remains questionable after leaving the LSU game with a hamstring injury. “Tray was limited,” said Malzahn of Tuesday’s practice. “He’ll practice today.” Kickoff at Razorback Stadium is scheduled