Friday misc. football news

Johnny “Football” Manziel has won another award, no I am not talking about his gorgeous Miss Alabama girlfriend that Brent Musburger could not stop drooling over during the BCS title game.  He has won the Manning Award for the best college QB in the nation.  He is the first freshman to win this award as well as the first recipient to be a unanimous choice.  This award is named after the Manning boys, Archie, Peyton and Eli (the one with the perm!).  Congrats again to Johnny Manziel.

Nick Saban, head coach at BCS Champion University of Alabama has reportedly closed the door on NFL offers.  He is content to stay at Bama, and why wouldn’t he be?  The Eagles have interviewed Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly.  No report yet on any “change” for Kelly.  Tajh Boyd may be returning to Clemson for his senior season but star WR DeAndre Hopkins has made another choice, he will declare for the NFL draft.

In NFL news, the Cleveland Browns, after interviewing Ken Whisenhunt (fired from the Arizona Cardinals and former standout TE at GT) have hired Bob Chudzinski.  Chudzinski was previously the offensive coordinator with the Carolina Panthers.

In the Atlanta to Jacksonville exchange program, David Caldwell who was the Director of Player Personnel for the Atlanta Falcons has taken over as General Manager for the Jaguars.  He then fired Mike Mularkey, head coach who was previously the offensive coordinator for the Falcons.  We all know where Mike Smith came from (former defensive coordinator with Jacksonville).  So the exchange program between these two teams continues.  No names yet as far as a replacement for Mularkey as head coach but there have been rumors that Tim Tebow is NOT headed back to Jacksonville.  Stay tuned…


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