Sylvester Croom will be part of the 2022 class of the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation announced today. Croom, who was an All-American center at Alabama from 1972 through 1974, started his coaching career at Alabama in 1976 after spending one season in the NFL. Croom would spend 11 season coaching at Alabama, then would make numerous coaching stops before retiring in 2017. In 2004, Croom became the first Black head football coach in SEC history when he was hired at Mississippi State. He coached the Bulldogs for 5 seasons, and was named SEC Coach of the Year in 2007.
Some good news on the injury front for Christian Barmore, who was carted off the field in yesterday’s game with a knee injury. An MRI today showed no major damage. Barmore’s availability for this weekend’s playoff game is unknown.
Bo Hedges shares his story regarding his injury and his discovery of wheelchair basketball.
Mac Jones had his weekly appearance on WEEI’s Merloni and Fauria Show today. Jones discussed yesterday’s loss, and how he probably won’t see much of Alabama’s championship game tonight.
Links to press conferences:
- Isaiah Buggs – cleared waivers and became a free agent.
- Lester Cotton – reverted back to the practice squad of the Las Vegas Raiders after Week 18.
- Miller Forristall – signed to a Reserve / Futures contract by the Cleveland Browns.
- Da’Shawn Hand – reverted back to the practice squad of the Tennessee Titans after Week 18.
- Ross Pierschbacher – signed to a Reserve / Futures contract by the New York Jets.
- Saivion Smith – signed to a Reserve / Futures contract by the Detroit Lions.
- Damion Square – reverted back to the practice squad of the Las Vegas Raiders after Week 18.
BASKETBALL New York 111, San Antonio 96. Joshua Primo – 28 minutes, 11 points (2-5 2pg, 2-4 3pg, 1-2 FT), 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 1 turnover, 1 foul. Philadelphia 111, Houston 91. Braxton Key – 4 minutes, 2 points (1-1 FG), 1 rebound, 1 steal, 2 turnovers, 1 foul.