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UMass to bring back Don Brown as next head coach

  UMass to bring back Don Brown as next head coach UMass has made a decision on its next head coach. The Minutemen are trying to rekindle some past success and bringing back Don Brown as their head coach. The hiring was reported on Sunday night and is expected to be announced this week. UMass will be hiring Don Brown as its next head football coach. UMass athletic director Ryan Bamford is expected to conduct a team meeting tomorrow to announce Brown as the next head coach, according to sources inside the program. — Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) November 22, 2021 Brown turned down a big offer from Arizona in order to return to UMass.

The Flyers have fired head coach Alain Vigneault one day after a 7-1 drubbing at the hands of the Lightning. Assistant coach Mike Yeo will take over on an interim basis.

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Another Vigneault assistant, Michel Therrien, who was in charge of the NHL’s third-worst power play (13.4%), was also relieved of his duties.

The Flyers are currently seventh in the Metropolitan Division with an 8-10-4 record and have dropped eight in a row. They will go into Monday’s game against the Avalanche with a new coach looking to snap that streak.

Vigneault was hired in April 2019 and led them to a 147-74-54 record in parts of three seasons, which included a playoff appearance in 2020. This move is a costly one for the franchise as Vigneault has a contract that runs through the 2023-24 NHL season and pays him $5 million a year, per Cap Friendly.

LSU’s top three head-coaching targets reportedly revealed

  LSU’s top three head-coaching targets reportedly revealed Kentucky's Mark Stoops was listed at No. 3 behind Jimbo Fisher and Bill O’Brien. VERY Good LSU source just saw my report and told me the LSU list is this 1. Jimbo Fischer2. Bill O Brien3. Mark Stoops In that order — Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 19, 2021 The list makes sense. Fisher has been a known top target for LSU’s athletic director. O’Brien is the current offensive coordinator at Alabama. He previously was the head coach of the Houston Texans and won the AFC South four times in six seasons. O’Brien also coached Penn State for two seasons before James Franklin took over.

Busy summer for poor results

The move from general manager Chuck Fletcher comes after an offseason where the Flyers remodeled the blue line bringing in Ryan Ellis, Rasmus Risotlainen, and Keith Yandle; added Martin Jones to back up Carter Hart; shipped out Shayne Gostisbehere, Robert Hägg, and Nolan Patrick; and swapped one veteran (Jakub Voracek) for another (Cam Atkinson).

Fletcher’s offseason work has not paid off and has put the Flyers in a place where serious questions have to be put to the currently constructed roster and what happens now. Is 33-year-old captain Claude Giroux a trade possibility? He has a full no-move clause so he would have to approve any deal. What about James van Riemsdyk, who has a year left on a contract carrying $7 million salary cap hit?

​​As his peers retire and college basketball changes, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim remains

  ​​As his peers retire and college basketball changes, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim remains With the 2021-22 college basketball season underway, the sport has crossed over into a new era of player empowerment, The game has modernized with immediate eligibility for one-time transfers and new legislation that allows players to make money from their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL). At long last, college basketball has been reimagined and the Read more The post ​​As his peers retire and college basketball changes, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim remains appeared first on The Comeback.

These are some of the questions Fletcher will be facing in the coming weeks. And what about his own job? He was hired in December 2018 and his touch on the franchise has led to a decline and now a coaching change. How much more patience does ownership have before his seat starts warming up?

Who’s next?

One name that has quickly surfaced is former Flyer Rick Tocchet, who is currently an analyst with the NHL on TNT. Tocchet parted ways with the Arizona Coyotes in May after the franchise decided against renewing his contract. He compiled a 125-131-34 record in four seasons. Before that he was an assistant with the Penguins during their back-to-back Stanley Cup championship seasons.

Bruce Boudreau is off the market after taking the Canucks job. Andrew Brunette’s done a fine job with the Panthers so those John Tortorella-to-Florida rumors that popped up following Joel Quenneville’s departure seem dead now. Is the Flyers’ job attractive enough for him to leave his ESPN gig?

NCAA will not allow Reggie Bush to reclaim Heisman Trophy

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There’s still time for the Flyers to salvage this season, but the direction Fletcher goes for next head coach will point to whether he’s trying to save this year (and his job) or built a foundation for the future.

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

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Former Oklahoma players endorse Clemson DC Brent Venables for new HC .
The abrupt departure of Lincoln Riley has left Oklahoma searching for a new head coach. For several Oklahoma alumni, the choice is an obvious one. © Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports In the hours after Riley left for USC, there was a groundswell of support from ex-players for the Sooners to make a run at Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables. Venables has long been a highly-respected assistant coach, and served as Oklahoma’s defensive coordinator from 1999 to 2011.

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