Drew Hackett leaves Bishop McGuinness football after two seasons | Football

KERNERSVILLE — Drew Hackett is leaving Bishop McGuinness after two seasons and a little bit of history as the Villains’ football coach. Athletics director Jeff Stoller said in an email today that Hackett resigned to accept a head-coaching position “at a larger public school outside of the immediate Triad area.” +1  Drew Hackett became head football […]

Former Husker Zac Taylor becomes Cincinnati Bengals head coach | Football

Former Husker Zac Taylor becomes Cincinnati Bengals head coach | Football

Former Husker quarterback Zac Taylor was announced Monday as the new coach of the Cincinnati Bengals.  This is Taylor’s first head coaching job. He served as the Rams’ quarterbacks coach this past season, helping lead the Rams to the Super Bowl. Taylor, 35, takes over a Bengals franchise which hasn’t had a winning season since […]

Here’s the top football recruit from each Big Ten state

Here’s the top football recruit from each Big Ten state

CLOSE A brief recap of how 5-star Tulsa, Okla., safety Daxton Hill signed with Michigan football for the class of 2019. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press Free Press sports writer Nick Baumgardner profiles the best football recruit in each of the nine Midwestern Big Ten states: Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. […]

Ranking the most elite talent-producing football states in 2019

(Photo: Ryan Bethea, 247Sports) Total number of elite (Composite four-star or greater) expected Power 5 signees this cycle: 16 Number of players ranked within 247Sports Composite Top 150: 2 Primary talent-producers: William Amos Hough (Cornelius); Clayton (Clayton) — Hough and Clayton each produced two four-star FBS signees this cycle, tops in North Carolina. The Charlotte […]

A trip to Japan helped convince Martellus Bennett to retire from football

A trip to Japan helped convince Martellus Bennett to retire from football

Martellus Bennett helped the Patriots win Super Bowl LI in 2017. He was also a brief part of the team last season. Yet almost a year into his retirement from football, Bennett says he’s “never been happier.” Speaking on WEEI’s “Ordway, Merloni & Fauria” on Thursday, Bennett offered a glimpse into his 2018 timeline. The […]

Megan Ryan brings her unique energy to the Gophers football beat

Megan Ryan brings her unique energy to the Gophers football beat

    There’s this feeling I get every time I think about the game of football, and the best way I can describe it is pretty much the last scene of the movie Friday Night Lights. Three players, standing in their high school stadium parking lot after losing the state championship their senior year, missing […]