Jim Caldwell disagrees racism is reason he’s on hot seat
Lions coach Jim Caldwell threw cold water on the theory that racism is the reason he’s on the proverbial hot seat, one posited in a Michigan newspaper column this week.
Instead, he quietly jogged to the Oklahoma corner of the stadium, where virtually the entire Sooner contingent remained, as if they were waiting for him. Mayfield tapped his helmet twice and pointed to the fans. Then, he slogged the length of the sideline and through the tunnel for the final time.
Not too much earlier, the sun had set behind the San Gabriel Mountains overlooking the most magical view in college football.
I gave it everything I had. That’s what I’ve always been about, Baker Mayfield said of the Rose Bowl loss to Georgia. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images
On Monday night, it set on one of the most magical players college football has produced in recent years as well.
I can’t believe it’s over, said Mayfield, who had to fight more tears to get out the next part.
The Patriots hadn’t made a waiver claim on Harrison, who was cut by Pittsburgh on Saturday to make room for tackle Marcus Gilbert’s return, but will add him to the roster ahead of the playoffs. The signing could make for an interesting reunion between Harrison and Pittsburgh should the Patriots and Steelers meet in the AFC championship game.
Before the deal was finalized, Harrison was mulling other options around the league, including a return to the Steelers. Pittsburgh, though, realized Harrison could be scooped up by New England, Tennessee or Baltimore.
Harrison, 39, recorded one sack in five games this season but saw his playing time significantly reduced as the Steelers turned to rookie linebacker T.J. Watt and third-year linebacker Bud Dupree. Harrison remains Pittsburgh’s all-time leader with 80.5 career sacks. To make room for Harrison, the Patriots released linebacker Trevor Reilly.