The University of Akron hired J.D. Brookhart as its new football coach Monday. Brookhart has served as the University of Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator since 1997. He replaces Lee Owens, fired from Akron last month after a 7-5 season.
Monday Night Football may come back to Cleveland after all.
In hosting its first MNF game since 1995, the Browns played the Rams tough in a 26-20 loss. Cleveland rallied behind backup quarterback Tim Couch, scoring two second-half touchdowns. Couch threw for 98 yards and a touchdown in relief of starter Kelly Holcomb.
Jamel White rushed for 101 yards for the Browns, which couldn't overcome four turnovers. Cleveland fell to 4-9, while the Rams (10-3) clinched a playoff...
The AFL's Columbus Destroyers slap another Buckeye on the helmet. Joey Galloway joins the team's ownership group. The former OSU wide receiver and current Dallas Cowboys wide out said he's excited to learn a side of the game he doesn't experience as a player. Galloway joins a team that has former OSU Head Coach Earle Bruce as its Head Coach, plenty of former Buckeyes on the playing roster, and former OSU greats Chris Spielman and Jim Lachey as part owners.
The Ohio Bobcats fire offensive coodinator Greg Gregory Monday. OU averaged 337 yards of offense this season and only 22 points per game. Gregory had been Ohio's offensive coordinator the past three seasons. "I commend Greg for his service to this university and the football program," Head Coach Brian Knorr said. "However, I decided to make a change. It is my belief that our offense needs different leadership to carry us into the future."
Cincinnati fired head coach Rick Minter Monday after the Bearcats 5-7 season. Minter, the coach at UC for the last 10 years, failed to generate enough of a fan base and create national exposure, sources said. Cincinnati offered Minter another position in the athletic department.
KR/QB Troy Smith and WR Santonio Holmes identified as the two Buckeyes involved in altercation last Sunday... the two players were allegedly breaking up a fight involving four women... no Buckeye will be charged, but head coach Jim Tressel has said there will be some disciplinary measures taken in-house