San Diego's Thursday night win reportedly saved Norv Turner's job, but for how long? Owner Dean Spanos had thought through what he might do if the Chargers had lost their fourth straight game, two sources told Yahoo! Sports. As hard as it would have been (the Chargers don't have anybody else on the coaching staff who has ever been an offensive coordinator or who has called the plays), Spanos likely would have pulled the plug on Turner. And according to the aforementioned report, he would have been replaced by special-teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia. ... The real question is whether Turner -- who is still under immense pressure, according to one of the sources -- will continue to survive his merry-go-round run on the coaching hot seat. (Yahoo! Sports) Comment
Tim Tebow remains tight with his old coach. "I talk to him at least once a week," [Urban Meyer] told The Plain Dealer. "We plan on getting together in the off-season. It's family. There can't be a better relationship." Meyer plans to use it. His old quarterback and new quarterback [Braxton Miller] know each other a bit, but ... "In the off-season, I want it more," Meyer said. "It's so hard when they're busy during the season. And Braxton is still figuring out how things work. But I would love for those guys to get face-to-face, even train a little bit together, work out together. Tim is so busy, but I'm going to push for that to happen real hard." Tebow, the 25th pick of the 2010 NFL draft, admitted a Columbus trip could be in his off-season itinerary. (The Plain Dealer) Comment
Even at 0-2, the Lakers aren't the Clippers' favorite topic. Since the beginning of training camp, reporters have peppered players such as DeAndre Jordan with questions about "the other team," and while no one avoids it, Jordan admits he'd rather talk about something else. Since the beginning of training camp, reporters have peppered players such as DeAndre Jordan with questions about "the other team," and while no one avoids it, Jordan admits he'd rather talk about something else. "It is annoying. They're not the only team in the West. They're not the only team in the NBA," Jordan said. "It gets boring after awhile." ... "This is a great way to start the season, to play competitive games whether at home or on the road," former Laker Lamar Odom said. (The Orange County Register) Comment
Miami Hurricanes' Jimmy Gaines (left) celebrates an interception with Jalen Grimble during their 30-12 win over Virginia Tech. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
The Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs met last night in a rematch of the Western Conference Finals. Here are the highlights, in case you missed it.