Archive for January, 2008

A Day With Baylor Head Coach Art Briles

I got to spend a good portion of Wednesday afternoon with Baylor’s new head coach, Art Briles down in Waco.

He’s a good dude. I think kids will want to come play for him down in Waco.

Recruiting to Waco is a lot different that talking kids in to coming to the University of Houston. Slow town vs. Big City. Big 12 vs. Conference USA. Bapist school vs. commuter school.

Briles will have a quarterback this fall. Kirby Freeman has left the U (Miami) and transferred to Baylor. The former Brownwood star WILL NOT have to sit out a season. He’s graduated from Miami and has one year left. He had passed for 1,311 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career at Miami

Great get by Briles. All he needs to do is get Freeman some confidence back.

Look for more Baylor news on NBC 5 at 6pm and 10 pm.

Newy Scruggs
http://www.newdawg.com

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Coach Jerry Jones Is Back

My boy Jacques Taylor of the Dallas Morning News is right,Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is just paving the way for the Red headed golden child, Jason Garrett to take over.

Taylor pens a column about how Coach Jones is back in charge.

Calvin Watkins reports how Jones is scheming to bring in the Red headed golden child’s handpicked defensive coordinator, Dom Capers. Capers who once had current Cowboys defensive coordinator, Brian Stewart on his Texans staff as an assistant is ready to stab him in the back.

Where is Wade Phillips backbone in all of this?

Newy Scruggs
http://www.newdawg.com

Kidd Should Have Signed With The Spurs

Jason Kidd chose 99 million bucks and a stay with the New Jersey Nets instead of the San Antonio Spurs in July 2003.

Stinks for Kidd who has his regrets now and SI.com is reminding him of it.

He’s got money, but no ring. The former Dallas Mavericks wants out and we hear he wants to come back home to Big D.

Newy Scruggs
http://www.newdawg.com/

Jason Kidd Is Getting Ripped In New Jersey

Former Mavericks Jason Kidd wants out of New Jersey. The word is he wants to come back to Dallas

As long as the Mavs don’t have to give up Dirk Nowitzki, Josh Howard, or Devin Harris I’m all for it.

Newy Scruggs
http://www.newdawg.com

Maybe Coughlin Is A Jerk

There are two sides to every story they say.

Earlier I blogged about a feel good story on Giants coach Tom Coughlin. Now here is one from a guy who was a Jags beat reporter when Sgt. Tom was running things in Jacksonville.

After reading Pete Prisco‚Äôs tale you’ll be glad you didn’t have his job.

Newy Scruggs
www.newdawg.com

Do You Dislike Giants Coach Tom Coughlin?

Sometimes we don’t see all the nice things people in sports do for others behind the scenes.

Shaun Powell of Newsday pens a great column about the kind person we don’t see on the sidelines of N.Y. Giants football games.

Newy Scruggs
www.newdawg.com

Why Belichick Never Took Over The N.Y. Giants

I love the stories behind stories.

I always wondered why Bill Belichick wasn’t named the head coach of the N.Y. Giants. He seemed to be the guy to take over for Bill Parcells.

He went to Cleveland after being the defensive coordinator of two Giants Super Bowl winners. I got to cover him his final season and a half in Cleveland.

Gary Myers of the NY Daily News has the reason.

Newy Scruggs