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Former NFL QB Alex Smith Officially Lands New Job

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith against the Bengals.

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith against the Bengals.

After officially retiring from the NFL just a few months ago, former quarterback Alex Smith officially has a new job. And it’s a big one.

According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Smith has signed on with ESPN as an analyst. Per the report, he will appear on multiple shows and in various roles, mostly breaking down the NFL.

Some of the big shows Smith will appear on include SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown and Sunday NFL Countdown. Given how in-demand Smith was as an analyst after retiring, it’s not surprising that ESPN wants to showcase his talents ASAP.

Smith joining ESPN should pretty much end any possibility of him returning to the NFL. It caps off an astounding career that had as many peaks and valleys as any in NFL history.

Coming out of Utah in 2005, Alex Smith

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Duke Lands First Recruit Since Coach K Announced Retirement

A closeup of Duke college basketball Mike Krzyewski.

A closeup of Duke college basketball Mike Krzyewski.

Last month, Mike Krzyzewski announced that the 2021-22 season would be his last one as the head coach of the Duke Blue Devils. That announcement left the basketball world stunned for a few days, and rightfully so.

Believe it or not, the timing of Coach K’s decision was actually beneficial for the future of Duke’s basketball program. Krzyzewski wanted to make sure that future recruits knew that he was leaving and Jon Scheyer would be taking his place.

“I think it’s especially important, especially with the start of recruiting … where there’s complete transparency and clarity, with the future of this year and after,” Krzyzewski said in a statement.

Well, it didn’t take long for Scheyer to land his first recruit as the coach-in-waiting for the Blue Devils.

On Thursday morning, Kyle Filipowski of Wilbraham & Monson Academy told ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein

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Another web gem lands Florida State shortstop, Michigan native on SportsCenter Top Plays

PORTAGE, MI – Another game, another incredible defensive play from Florida State shortstop Josie Muffley.

With two outs and an Arizona runner on second in the top of the third inning, the Seminoles infielder and former Portage Central star snagged a line drive up the middle, faked a throw to first base, then turned and rifled a throw to third to pick off the greedy Wildcats baserunner who made a wide turn toward home plate.

Muffley’s web gem shut down an Arizona rally and helped No. 15 FSU claim a 4-2 win over the second-ranked Wildcats.

The play also caught the attention of ESPN, which placed it at No. 6 in SportsCenter’s Top Plays segment for Thursday, March 11.

Now in her second season in Tallahassee, Muffley has established herself as a top-flight defensive player, with her latest highlight-reel play coming less than a month after a video of her

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