The NFL continues to make news on the hiring and firing front, the SEC opens conference play in men’s action and more in our Wednesday Sports News And Notes…
** The NFL continues to make news as the Jacksonville Jaguars have hired Atlanta Falcons director of player personnel David Caldwell as its new general manager; his first task might be to decide the fate of coach Mike Mularkey who went 2-14 in his first season last year.
** More NFL news as the New York Jets fire their offensive and defensive coordinators and the Dallas Cowboys also fire defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, the brother of Jets coach Rex Ryan.
** Still more NFL news where Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III has suffered an ACL tear and an LCL tear; he will have surgery that could require a 6-8 month rehab assignment but the team hopes he’ll be ready for the start of the 2013 season.
** Baseball writers gather today to see if anyone will be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. So called “steroid era” players like Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa are eligible for the first time as is catcher Mike Piazza and infielder Craig Biggio. The last time no one was elected to the Hall was in 1996.
** SEC men’s hoops league play began last night as tenth ranked Missouri at home downs Alabama 84-68. Several more games are on tap in the league tonight.
** The Miami Heat are held to a season low in points as they lose to Indiana 87-77 and former Gator Chandler Parsons scores 20 points to help Houston down the LA Lakers 125-112.