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Archive for September 7th, 2012

New Raiders Head Coach Dennis Allen Is Excited About His Oakland Debut

Friday, September 7th, 2012

If you were to ask NFL fans outside of California who the Oakland Raiders head coach is this season, I’m not sure too many people would answer correctly that it is Dennis Allen. The entire world will get a taste of what Allen is all about in the Raiders opener. ...

Gary Pinkel on Missouri’s SEC Opener This Weekend: “Our fans have been talking about this one since last February”

Friday, September 7th, 2012

The Missouri Tigers have left the Big 12 conference and are taking their chances in the SEC. In their 2012 tune-up game last weekend, Missouri crushed Southeastern Louisiana 62-10. Missouri’s offense is known for being explosive and they showed that ability last week in a variety of ways, but the ...

Kevin Sumlin Will Make His Texas A&M Coaching Debut One Week Late

Friday, September 7th, 2012

This offseason was an exciting one for the Texas A&M football team. Not only did the Aggies bring Kevin Sumlin back to College Station but Texas A&M was making the switch from the Big 12 to the SEC. The Sumlin era was set to open up last Thursday night against ...

Antonio Gates on Chargers Outlook in 2012: “You can tell now that we have a sense of urgency.”

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Antonio Gates has been one of the most dominant tight ends in the NFL over the last eight seasons, but injuries to his lower legs and feet have limited his time on the field. The San Diego Chargers have been notorious for underachieving in the last decade and No.85 believes ...

Following 84-0 Victory, Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy Insists He Tried to Keep the Score Down

Friday, September 7th, 2012

To an extent, I've always understood the debate when it comes to an appearance of running up the score as opposed to it being more of an embarrassment to the opponent to simply quit playing altogether. That said, the discussion when it comes to an 84-0 victory is downright awkward. That's ...

Chris Long Notices a “Difference in Confidence” with Jeff Fisher in St. Louis

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Chris Long is dealing with his third coaching staff in five years in the league, and his St. Louis Rams are again entering a new era as the team has undergone a dramatic transformation this offseason. But Long's upbeat and looking forward to the future with a young group of ...

Vontae Davis On the Trade to Indy, His Role with the Colts and His Grandma

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Vontae Davis was traded late last month in rather unusual fashion. The veteran cornerback was dealt to the Indianapolis Colts, and it was on display for the world to see on HBO's Hard Knocks. Vontae Davis joined The Ride with JMV on 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis do discuss the trade, ...

Friends Scott Pioli and Thomas Dimitroff See Their Teams Square Off in Week 1

Friday, September 7th, 2012

The friendship between NFL general managers Scott Pioli and Thomas Dimitroff spans back about two decades to when the two were cutting their teeth with the Cleveland Browns. As they put it, Pioli was pushing papers and making coffee and Dimitroff was putting lines on the field. This weekend, the two ...

Eli Manning on Season Opening Loss To Cowboys: “I think sometimes you need a little reality check.”

Friday, September 7th, 2012

The New York Giants were brought back down to earth with their season-opening loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday night. The defending Super Bowl Champions were dominated by the Cowboys for most of the second half in a 24-17 loss. Eli Manning believes his team showed signs of promise in ...