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Interesting early season men’s hoops matchup - UCLA vs. Texas. 9 p.m., ESPN2
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Memo to the buffoons who are calling for a quarterback change: No. 17 can’t throw downfield when a) he doesn’t have time and b) his intended target isn’t open. That’s basic Football 101.
If the Redskins again want to dare their opponent to throw this week by stacking the box and playing man coverage, Mason (62 catches for 811 yards) is Joe Flacco’s top target downfield for Baltimore.
One of only five Capitals to have played in all 25 games, the second-year player was correct when he said his team didn’t compete against Florida. Maybe a no-puck practice will solve that problem.
It’s safe to assume he has played his final game with the Giants, and it’s just as safe to assume the Redskins will kick the tires on the Virginia Beach native this offseason.
One of several area players (Centreville High School) on the Virginia Tech football team heading to the ACC title game, he has started all 12 games at linebacker and ranks second on the Hokies with 79 tackles.
TWT FIVE “ Reasons why Notre Dame kept Charlie Weis
1. No money - For all we know, the Irish athletic department is still paying Tyrone Willingham, Bob Davie and possibly Digger Phelps.
2. Planning for the future - Let Charlie struggle for a fifth year while the administration spends the entire time sending out feelers for those who would want the job.
3. Scheduling - Even though his teams don’t have the schematic advantage (they barely can make a first down), Charlie should defeat Nevada and Washington State next year.
4. Fear - In the back of administrators’ minds has to be, “If we fire Charlie, what if nobody wants the job?”
5. Fear, Part 2 - The Irish don’t want to get on Bill Belichick’s bad side.