John Clayton, Longtime ESPN Football Reporter Dubbed ‘The Professor,’ Dies at 67

John Clayton, the longtime ESPN football reporter nicknamed “The Professor” for his breadth of knowledge about the NFL, died Friday in Washington state after a brief undisclosed illness, his family told ESPN.

“His wife Pat and sister Amy were at his side and communicated earlier he passed peacefully after a brief illness,” his longtime ESPN colleague Chris Mortensen tweeted. “We loved John. We are mourning his loss.”

Clayton’s five-decade career began when he was still a senior at Duquesne University, hired by the Pittsburgh Press to cover the Steelers. But he rose to prominence in his 20-plus years at ESPN, where his bespectacled appearance and encyclopedic knowledge of football won him wide admiration.

After leaving ESPN in 2017, he spent the last five seasons spent as a sideline reporter for the Seattle Seahawks Radio Network and hosted the “John Clayton Weekend” show on Seattle Sports 710. Just 10

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Who is former football player Lou Holtz?

A FORMER football player himself, Lou Holtz went on to coach a multitude of teams – both collegiate and professional.

On Saturday, March 12, 2022, Holtz is expected to speak at former President Donald Trump‘s Save America rally in Florence, South Carolina.

Lou Holtz coached football for a number of teams throughout his career


Lou Holtz coached football for a number of teams throughout his career

Born on January 6, 1937, Lou Holtz grew up in Ohio.

After graduating from East Liverpool High School, Holtz went on to attend Kent State University.

A member of Delta Upsilon, he earned a Bachelor’s degree of History in 1959.

The following year, Holtz began working as a coach at the University of Iowa, where he went on to receive his Master’s.

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In 1969, Holtz began his first position as head coach at the College of William & Mary.

He moved on to North Carolina State University in 1972, followed by

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Money didn’t keep QB from transferring to Arizona State football

After reports surfaced Thursday that quarterback Jayden Daniels intended to transfer from Arizona State University, the conversation quickly moved to Spencer Rattler and how the Sun Devils could have landed the transfer from Oklahoma, but didn’t pursue him when the school received word in December that Daniels was going to return to ASU.

ESPN host and SportsCenter anchor Matt Barrie, a former ASU student, tweeted out this tidbit about Rattler, a local product out of Phoenix Pinnacle High, potentially landing in Tempe.

“Rattler and his camp were asking for too much,” Barrie tweeted. “ASU passed. Find me where I gave misinformation. I believe I said: Spencer Rattler will not attend ASU? Was I wrong?”

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Rattler’s father, Michael Rattler, took issue with Barrie’s tweet, responding: “Matt you have been lying about this situation the whole

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Hue Jackson accuses Cleveland Browns of incentivizing losing during 2016, ’17 football seasons

Former Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter that the team had a “four-year plan” that incentivized losing during the first two years which led to his 1-31 record during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Jackson said that bonus money was available if certain measurables were met such as aggregate rankings, being the youngest team and having so many draft picks.

“Teams that win are just not the youngest team, not that the youngest teams can’t win, so I didn’t understand the process,” Jackson told ESPN. “I didn’t understand what the plan was, I asked for clarity because it did not talk about winning and losing until Year 3 and 4. So that told you right there that something wasn’t correct but I still couldn’t understand it until I had the team that I had.”

Jackson said he told Browns owner Jimmy Haslam that he wasn’t interested

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