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Uber driver unknowingly trashed Mack Brown's coaching skills in front of Mack Brown

One of the more fun things about this college football season has been the working bromance of ESPN’s Adam Amin and Mack Brown. They share the booth on Friday night games most prominently, and they genuinely seem to get along. Brown, of course, coached at Texas, winning the school’s fourth national championship. But it certainly went sour at the end in Austin, and one Texas Uber driver still isn’t a fan. (SB Nation)

Chris Berman to step down as host of ESPN's NFL Countdown, Home Run Derby

Chris Berman, the voice of baseball's Home Run Derby since its inception, will no longer broadcast the midsummer staple and will also step away from significant NFL studio duties, he confirmed in an interview with Sports Business Journal. Berman, 61, will also step aside as host of ESPN's NFL Countdown, Prime Time and Monday Night Countdown. (USA Today)

USC’s last-second win over Penn State was everything that’s great about the Rose Bowl

The Rose is Football Disney World, down to the armies of pleasant professionals who have two jobs: maintaining perfect order and ensuring Wonderful Experiences. If you’re here for work, you’ll eventually break your habit of apologizing for being in the way, once you realize how many people are mobilized to collect trash you didn’t even yet realize you’d produced. (SB Nation)

N.C. State defensive end Bradley Chubb will return for senior season

Fresh off a bowl triumph that sent it into the offseason with momentum, N.C. State's football program received more positive news Tuesday when junior defensive end Bradley Chubb announced he'll return for the 2017 season. Chubb, a second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer this season, ranked fourth nationally in tackles for loss with 22. (Fayetteville Observer)

Duke’s Grayson Allen’s ‘indefinite’ suspension lasted all of one game

Well, Mike Krzyzewski did say this was among the range of possibilities. Shortly after the Duke coach announced in December that Grayson Allen would receive an “indefinite” suspension for his odd habit of tripping opponents, he told Dan Patrick, “Maybe it’s one game. I don’t know that right now. Maybe it’s three. Maybe it’s two weeks.” (Washington Post)

NCAA selection committee has unique task of judging Duke without Coach K

This season, the NCAA Tournament selection committee will be presented a unique challenge. It's going to have to evaluate Duke six ways from (Selection) Sunday. The 10-person panel will take Duke's performance over the next month or so into special account and judge the team on its merits -- while Mike Krzyzewski is not coaching the team. There is no reason why the committee should not do this. (CBS Sports)

Video: Tom Izzo's 90-year old mother celebrates with Michigan State in locker room

When Tom Izzo entered the locker room, Michigan State players rejoiced. But when Izzo unveiled a surprise moments later -- his 90-year old mother -- it put them over the top. "Group huuuug!" said one Spartan player. Each player got in a hug as the coach emphasized the importance of sticking together as family. (CBS Sports)

Wake Forest, Dave Clawson agree to 8-year extension

Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman announced Tuesday that head football coach Dave Clawson has received a contract extension through the 2024 season. Since coming to Wake Forest prior to the 2014 season, Clawson has led the Demon Deacons to their first bowl game in five years, the first bowl win in eight years, and the first win over a ranked team in five seasons. (ACC Sports Journal)

Orlando Antigua, a former Kentucky assistant, fired as USF's coach

USF fired men's basketball coach Orlando Antigua early Tuesday. Antigua worked for John Calipari at Memphis and Kentucky before replacing Stan Heath at USF following the 2013-14 season. Antigua went 23-55 over two-plus seasons. His younger brother, Oliver Antigua, resigned from USF's staff in July amid an NCAA investigation into possible academic fraud. (CBS Sports)

Will Lefty Driesell ever get in the Hall of Fame?

“He needs to be in the Hall of Fame,” ex-Georgetown coach John Thompson, one of Lefty Driesell’s great rivals, says. There are a million quotes like this from just about anyone you can imagine—Mike Krzyzewski, Dean Smith, Lute Olson, Red Auerbach, Jay Bilas, and on and on. Just about everyone in the game believes Lefty belongs in the Hall of Fame. But he isn’t there yet. (Sports Illustrated)

Miami QB Brad Kaaya declares for the NFL Draft

Junior quarterback Brad Kaaya announced Monday that he has elected to forgo his senior season at Miami and enter the NFL Draft. Kaaya started every game during the 2016 season and was a mainstay for the Hurricanes. During his three seasons at Miami, Kaaya became the school’s all-time career leader in passing yards (9,968), completions (720) and attempts (1,188). (ACC Sports Journal)

Boston College snaps 20-game ACC skid with win over Syracuse

Boston College snapped a 20-game Atlantic Coast Conference losing streak with a 96-81 victory over Syracuse at Conte Forum this afternoon. BC improved to 8-6 and 1-0 in the league while the Orange dropped to 8-6 and 0-1. The Eagles had lost 18 straight ACC regular-season games in addition to two in conference tournament play. (Boston Herald)

Virginia Tech QB Jerod Evans, WR Isaiah Ford to Enter NFL Draft

Jerod Evans’ first season in the ACC will be his last. The Virginia Tech quarterback announced Monday that he will enter the 2017 NFL Draft. The 6-4, 230-pound quarterback had one season of eligibility remaining. Evans isn’t the only Virginia Tech underclassman leaving early. Record-setting wide receiver Isaiah Ford also announced Monday that he’s departing for the NFL. (ACC Sports Journal)

Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski to Miss 4 Weeks Following Back Surgery

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will undergo lower back surgery on Friday, Jan. 6, to remove a fragment of a herniated disc. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Allan Friedman at Duke University Hospital. The anticipated recovery time for Krzyzewski is up to four weeks. Duke associate head coach Jeff Capel will coach the team in Krzyzewski’s absence. (GoDuke.com)

Lane Kiffin out as Alabama OC, Steve Sarkisian to coach title game

Lane Kiffin will leave his position as Alabama offensive coordinator and will not coach in the National Championship Game against Clemson, the school announced on Monday. Steve Sarkisian will assume coordinator duties effective immediately, the school said. Alabama will take on the Tigers next Monday seeking its fifth national title in the last eight years. (Sports Illustrated)

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