According to multiple reports, new Penn State head football coach, and current Patriots offensive coordinator, Bill O'Brien has hired Pats offensive assistant George Godsey to become the Nittany Lions' quarterback coach. The 33-year-old Godsey is the only member of the New England staff to follow O'Brien to his new position.
Godsey served as a quarterback for Georgia Tech while O'Brien was coaching as the Yellow Jackets' offensive coordinator during the 2001 season. Before coming to the Patriots, Godsey coached at Central Florida from 2004-10.
O'Brien is expected to call his own plays for the Nittany Lions, who will go without an offensive coordinator.
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The Red Sox agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed for 2012 with Jarrod Saltalamacchia, avoiding salary arbitration for the second-time arbitration eligible catcher. According to an industry source, the deal is for $2.5 million.
Saltalamacchia appeared in 103 games for the Sox last year, all but two of which were as a catcher. The 26-year-old played in 103 games in 2011, hitting .235 with a .288 OBP, .450 slugging mark and .737 OPS while serving as Boston's primary catcher. He showed prodigious raw power, hitting 16 homers with 23 doubles and three triples.
Saltalamacchia, who was acquired at the 2010 trade deadline from the Rangers, had three distinct segments in his first full season in Boston. He got off to a horrendous start, playing in 10 of the Sox' first 12 games and hitting .138 with a .219 OBP, .172 slugging mark and .391 OPS while also struggling defensively. That, in turn, led the Sox to redistribute playing time; Saltalamacchia, who...
The Patriots will be facing the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC championship game next Sunday (3 p.m. on WEEI 93.7 FM) after the Ravens' 20-13 win over the Houston Texans in Baltimore. It will a rematch from the teams' wild card round matchup two years ago in Foxboro, in which Baltimore topped the Pats, 33-14, before being eliminated the following week by Indianapolis.
It was the fourth straight time the Ravens have won their playoff opener, and marked the sixth win in as many meetings against Houston. Baltimore finished the game without a single penalty or turnover.
The Texans' best hope at tying the game was snuffed out by Baltimore safety Ed Reed, who intercepted a T.J. Yates' pass at the Ravens' 4-yard-line with 1:51 left in the game. Houston's final chance ended when Yates' Hail Mary pass with 11 seconds was broken up at the Baltimore goal-line. Reed had to be helped off the field after the play, seemingly injuring his left foot.
According to ESPNBoston.com, wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was on the field for one snap during the Patriots' 45-10 win over the Broncos in the teams' AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium Saturday night.
While Ochocinco only got to participate in one of the Patriots' 66 offensive snaps, Julian Edelman saw the field on 27 snaps, serving as the patriots' primary third wide receiver. Other wideouts getting more time than Ochocinco were Tiquan Underwood (9 snaps) and Matthew Slater (2 snaps).
Tight end Rob Gronkowski was on the field for all 66 of the Patriots' snaps, with Wes Welker (61), Deion Branch (58), and Aaron Hernandez (57) also participating in virtually all of the team's offensive snaps.
Regarding the Patriots' running backs, BenJarvus Green-Ellis saw 21 snaps, with Danny Woodhead getting 10 and Stevan Ridley...
FOXBORO -- Broncos linebacker Von Miller appeared to hit Dan Connolly from behind after the whistle following Tom Brady's fourth-quarter punt in the final minutes of New England's 45-10 win on Saturday. The hit on Connolly started a brief altercation between members of the two teams on the Patriots sideline. Miller did not address the altercation while speaking with the media after the game, but posted the following on his Twitter account:
"Was not a cheap shot, hit was totally legal, Play wasn't over, I could've loafed and said game over, but I didn't. Never quit, never give up," Miller wrote.
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Patriots Safety Devin McCourty joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and talked about covering the Steelers Wide Receivers, and how he's helping the players who are in the AFC Championship for the first time prepare.
ProFootball Talk's Mike Florio told Glenn, Lou, and Christian that the Patriots have a quiet confidence that they can outscore the Steelers, since they've proven they have the ability.
Holley and Keefe check in with NFL Network's Heath Evans for some final thoughts on the Houston win and to look ahead at the Steelers in the AFC Championship.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
"D-Wood" Joins the show to talk Brady vs. Rodgers and predicts a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl.
Hour 4. Bill Belichick holds his Friday press conference while Mut and Kirk try and play a game. Mut has a big announcement. Gerry calls in from the Inauguration on his crystal-clear cell phone.
Hour 3. Ben Volin shares a stat about Trump that will blow your mind. Mut wouldn't answer any questions about Trump's alleged sexual assaults.
Old Friend Tim Benz joins OMF, and while they regale tales of dysfunction, Benz manages to predict that the Patriots will win Sunday.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian enjoy the festivities ahead of the Inauguration, and give their predictions for Patriots-Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian love how Bill Belichick reacts to the plethora of stupid questions he receives from the Media during his Press Conferences.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe spend the day discussing the AFC Championship.
We close out the work week with the best sound clips of the day.
We check in with hall of famer Michael Irvin to find out what happened to his Dallas Cowboys and look at the remaining playoff match-ups.
Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Uncle Buck, George from S**t Pats Fans Say, and Jerry Thornton talk about the Patriots history in the AFC Championship game, the big wins, the bad losses, and what it will take for the Pats to win another AFC Championship game.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the K&C week after a Friday show with Kirk, Mut and Ben Volin in studio.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Thursday K&C show featuring Jon Meterparel back in the saddle.
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