High School Football: Multiple reports indicate Paducah Tilghman coach Randy Wyatt submitted his resignation Tuesday. Wyatt told WPSD TV it was a tough decision to resign, but felt it was time to turn over the reins of the program. Wyatt also said it was 110% his decision to leave effective immediately.
Wyatt was 50-29 in six seasons at Tilghman, leading the Blue Tornado to the 2009 Class 3-A championship and two appearances in the state semifinals. Wyatt will remain as track coach at Tilghman.
Kentucky High School Athletics Association commissioner Julian Tackett told the Bowling Green Daily News Tuesday despite the horrible weather, the Russell Athletics-Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl championship games held in Bowling Green over the weekend were a success. Attendance for this year’s championship games was 24,188, a 48 percent decrease from a year ago.
Western Kentucky University has hosted the games since 2009 and has one year remaining on its current contract. Commissioner Tackett says Bowling Green is a great host and that Houchens-LT Smith Stadium is a great venue to have to have the games and praised the partnership with Russell Athletics.
College Football: Sources tell ESPN Texas coach Mack Brown is expected to step down by the end of the week. The source says discussions between Brown, the school and Brown’s agent have been ongoing and the talks have been friendly. Brown has been the Longhorns head coach for the past 16 seasons.
Meanwhile, Alabama coach Nick Saban has had a contract extension sitting on his desk since last Friday but has not signed it. Alabama officials are beginning to worry Saban will possibly leave the program.
The university offered the extension to Saban amid reports of Mack Brown’s pending resignation at Texas. Saban received a raise and a contract extension worth $5.62 million in March.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has been named the Home Depot Coach of the Year and will be honored during the Home Depot College Awards show Thursday evening.
In his first season, Malzahn orchestrated quite a turnaround in which the Tigers went 12-1 and will make an appearance in the final BCS National Championship Game January 6th against Florida State.
College Basketball: Top 25 action this evening has top ranked Arizona hosting New Mexico State, second ranked Ohio State hosts Bryant University and 6th ranked Wisconsin hosts Milwaukee.
NFL: The Washington Redskins are reportedly planning to sit quarterback Robert Griffin the Third for Sunday's game against the Falcons. ESPN indicates Kirk Cousins will start at quarterback for the remaining three games.
Earlier this week, Coach Mike Shanahan said he was considering the move. The team has a formal news conference scheduled for later today.
Golf: Franklin’s Kenny Perry will be playing in the $3.1 million Franklin Templeton Shootout that begins Friday in Naples, FL. The Champions Tour’s Charles Schwab Cup 2013 winner will play on a team with Sean O’Hair in a match against Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker. 24 players will be participating in the event at Tiburon Golf Club.