Coaching

Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio talks to officials during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J.Maybe the third time will actually bring a kickoff between for the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots. After having their original Week 5 matchup twice postponed because of a mini outbreak of coronavirus cases on the Patriots that saw four players including quarterback Cam Newton and reigning Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore test positive, the teams are hopeful they will finally meet this week. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 20, 2020 - 2:18 am
DENVER (AP) — With the NFL scrambling to get a full 2020 season in during the coronavirus pandemic, one coach has stood out in his roll-with-the-punches guidance. And it’s one of the five head coaches fined by the league last month for shoddy mask wearing on the sideline, no less. Broncos coach Vic...
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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2019, file photo, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz reacts during the second half of the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game against Southern California. The University of Iowa said it would not pay a demand from eight Black former football players for $20 million in compensation for alleged racial discrimination they faced while they played for the Hawkeyes. The players also called for the firings of Kirk Ferentz, offensive line coach Brian Ferentz and athletic director Gary Barta. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)
October 19, 2020 - 9:37 pm
The attorney representing eight Black former Iowa football players who allege racial discrimination during their time with the Hawkeyes said Monday night the university's rejection of their demands, which included a payment of $20 million, is not the end of the matter. Civil rights attorney Damario...
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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, left, laughs on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Falcons won 40-23. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
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October 19, 2020 - 2:08 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Heading into his first game as interim head coach, Raheem Morris sought to make the underachieving Atlanta Falcons uncomfortable last week. The ploy, seeking to convince players that nobody’s job is safe, had its intended effect. The Falcons won 40-23 at Minnesota as the team...
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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2019, file photo, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz reacts during the second half of the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game against Southern California. The University of Iowa said it would not pay a demand from eight Black former football players for $20 million in compensation for alleged racial discrimination they faced while they played for the Hawkeyes. The players also called for the firings of Kirk Ferentz, offensive line coach Brian Ferentz and athletic director Gary Barta. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)
October 18, 2020 - 8:37 pm
The University of Iowa said it would not pay a demand from eight Black former football players for $20 million in compensation for alleged racial discrimination they faced playeingfor the Hawkeyes. The university general counsel's office released its response Sunday to a 21-page certified letter...
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 18, 2020 - 1:07 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury is headed back to his home state of Texas on Monday for a pretty big football game. He's unsure if his southern drawl will make a return appearance as well. “It’s usually after a few Coors Lights so I don’t know if it’ll really break out...
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Florida head coach Dan Mullen, left, talks with wide receivers Kadarius Toney (1) and Jacob Copeland (15) during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, Pool)
October 17, 2020 - 6:40 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen, who last week wanted 90,000 fans packed inside the stadium amid a pandemic, says he has tested positive for COVID-19. Mullen made the announcement Saturday on Twitter, saying his initial positive result was confirmed by a second test. The 10th-...
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This is a 2019 photo of Curtis Modkins of the Denver Broncos NFL football team. Modkins has tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t accompany the team on its trip to New England. The Broncos said they learned of Modkins’ diagnosis early Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/File)
October 17, 2020 - 2:36 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos running backs coach Curtis Modkins has tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t accompany the team on its trip to New England. The Broncos said they learned of the diagnosis early Saturday. “Curtis is currently at home in self-isolation and experiencing no...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) yells at members of his offensive line as they walk off the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
October 17, 2020 - 10:10 am
Hey old-timer, what are you still doing on an NFL field? Guaranteed no one is asking that question to the quarterbacks in the bays: 43-year-old Tom Brady in Tampa and 36-year-old Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. The two future residents of Canton, Ohio — at least their busts in the Pro Football Hall of...
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Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, left, and Kansas head coach Les Miles talk before an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
October 16, 2020 - 7:17 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Les Miles has been cleared to return to the Jayhawks after his positive test for COVID-19, but out of caution is skipping the team's trip to West Virginia for Saturday's game. The 66-year-old Miles announced last week that routine testing had returned a positive...
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New York Jets head coach Adam Gase works the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 16, 2020 - 3:03 pm
Bill O'Brien went first. Dan Quinn was next. There will be others. The firing line for NFL head coaches is heavily populated. O'Brien, who also was Texans general manager, lasted four games, all defeats. Quinn got one more week in Atlanta — and one more loss — before being canned. Who's next? And,...
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