Alabama coach Nick Saban lamented what he feels is a quick turnaround from the College Football Playoff semifinal games to the championship game, saying that it’s difficult to come off a bowl game with only seven days to prepare.
Someone has to think about the players, Saban said, and not what’s convenient for the media or TV.
Alabama has been hit severely by the injury bug at linebacker this season. Starting middle linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton was lost for the season with a knee injury, and linebackers Mack Wilson, Christian Miller and Terrell Lewis all missed significant time before returning for the final game of the regular season.
Daly said the two talked little business, though he noted Lichtner did ask when the NHL might be ready to discuss its plans regarding the 2022 Games at Beijing.
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Daly shared his response: Certainly not anytime before Pyeongchang.
Citing monetary and logistical concerns, including the time difference between North America and Asia, the NHL elected against having its players compete at the Winter Games in February for the first time since 1994.
Daly said it was premature for him to publicly discuss the league’s plans regarding Beijing.
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Chiefs LB Justin Houston led his team with 9 1/2 sacks, the most he has had since leading the NFL in 2014 with 22.
Following his 1-yard touchdown catch, Landry shoved Bills safety Jordan Poyer, which set off a skirmish involving multiple players from both teams. Drake also was involved and threw his helmet after getting pulled from the pile.