All eyes in the sports world were on Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel last night, who earned his place in history as he became the first-ever freshman to claim the Heisman Memorial Trophy after he beat out Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o and Kansas State’s Collin Klein for the nation’s most prestigious college football award.
In MLB news, free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a deal Saturday night worth $147 million over six years. He started last season with Milwaukee and was later traded to the Angels, going a combined 15-5 with a 3.48 ERA.
The Dallas Cowboys confirmed yesterday that practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown was killed in the fatal accident involving starting defensive tackle Josh Brent, who is currently being held on charges of intoxication manslaughter in Irving, Texas.
The University of Cincinnati hired former Texas Tech Head Coach Tommy Tuberville as the school’s new head football coach. Here’s the latest report from Footballscoop.com, who broke the story:
We have learned that Tommy Tuberville has resigned from his post at Texas Tech to accept the head coaching job at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati athletic director Whit Babcock has been close with Tuberville since Babcock served as an assistant athletic director at Auburn while Tuberville was the Tigers’ head coach. Whit moved decisively and in the best interests of his University and has landed a top-tier coach.
Tuberville brings a career 130-77 record in 17 years as a head coach at Ole Miss, Auburn and Texas Tech. Sources indicated to us that snagging Tuberville could be a key move in Cincinnati’s push to join the ACC.
Sources have also indicated to us that former Louisville, Atlanta Falcons and Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino could join Tuberville’s staff as the offensive coordinator if he does not obtain a head coaching job.