Giants continue coach search...Panthers fire Shula, Dorsey...Misunderstanding on the field?
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have interviewed Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks for their vacant head coaching job. Wilks met with co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch, new general manager Dave Gettleman and assistant general manager Kevin Abrams at the team’s headquarters today, two days after the Panthers were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by New Orleans. The Giants are nearing the end of their first round of coaching interviews. They plan to speak with recently fired Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville tomorrow.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers fired offensive coordinator Mike Shula and quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey two days after a playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints. Shula spent seven seasons with Carolina, working as the quarterbacks coach before being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2013.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills general manager Brandon Beane says there may have been a misunderstanding of what was said on the field that led to Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue accusing Buffalo guard Richie Incognito of using “weak racist slurs.” Beane says the team has spoken to Incognito and understands their player’s side of the story of the alleged exchange that occurred during Buffalo’s 10-3 loss to the Jaguars in an AFC wild-card playoff game on Sunday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama is the national champ again after beating Georgia with a bunch of freshmen coming off the bench. Alabama was voted No. 1 in the final Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first team since Southern California in 2004 to be preseason No. 1 and national champ in the same season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo Sports will livestream all four NFL divisional playoff games this weekend and the conference championships as an appetizer for next season when every game from the preseason to the Super Bowl will be livestreamed on its sports app. Watching NFL games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers but that changed now that Verizon owns Yahoo. So, now anyone is able to watch football games on the go for free on Yahoo’s app regardless of mobile network.