Following in the footsteps of our college basketball brethren here at CBS Sports, college football writers Dennis Dodd, Chip Patterson and Barrett Sallee spoke with one-fifth of the 130 active coaches leading FBS teams entering the 2017 season. They asked for honest opinions on everything from NCAA rules to social issues to their peers in the profession. We will be sharing their candid thoughts over a two-week period leading into the season. Marijuana is slowly but surely being legalized across the United States -- either for medicinal or recreational use. But the NCAA -- and individual universities -- still test college athletes to determine whether they smoke weed and punish them accordingly.
Jim Calhoun is considering a return to coaching, saying "I miss the kids" and that he wants to "do some basketball stuff if I can." Calhoun, 75, discussed his future plans Monday with the Hartford Courant at his charity golf tournament. The former UConn coach did not identify any specific opportunities, but the Courant, citing multiple sources, reported that Calhoun could pursue the job at Division III St. Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut. "I've got a couple of other things in the works, one involving basketball which I'm intrigued by. It's coaching," Calhoun told the Courant. Calhoun retired in 2012 after spending 26 seasons at UConn and coaching the Huskies to three NCAA championships.
Marvin Bagley is the consensus No. 1 prospect in all of high school basketball. Three coaching staffs huddled around their TVs for more than half an hour late Monday night as ESPN taunted them with Yankees-Red Sox highlights, coverage of Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension and NBA schedule analysis. Only Duke’s Mike Kryzyzewski can say it was worth the wait.