Clemson wins national championship against Alabama
The Clemson Tigers won the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 9, according to CBS Sports. The Tigers overcame an early 14-0 deficit in the first quarter to win a thrilling 35-31 over the team CBS Sports called “the kings of college football,” the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Dolphins’ season comes to an end in Pittsburg
After a surprising 10-6 season, which included a misleading 1-4 start and their first playoff appearance since 2008, the Miami Dolphins’ unexpected season came to an end on Jan. 8 with a 30-12 loss to the Pittsburg Steelers, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
Jaguars hire new head coach and VP of football operations
The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired Doug Marrone and Tom Coughlin as head coach and executive vice president of football operations, respectively, according to First Coast News. Marrone was the Buffalo Bills’ head coach from 2013-2014, and the Jaguars offensive line coach from 2015-2016. Coughlin was the Jaguars’ initial head coach in 1995 and went on to become a two-time Super Bowl Champion coach with the New York Giants.
Former Dolphins’ defensive coordinator named Broncos’ head coach
Vance Joseph was officially named the Denver Broncos’ new head coach on Jan. 11, according to USA Today Sports. Joseph had a successful season as the Miami Dolphins’ defensive coordinator, especially since it was his first year as one.
Panthers claim victory twice in one week
The Florida Panthers were victorious twice last week with wins against the New Jersey Devils (3-0) on Jan. 9 and the New York Islanders (2-1) on Jan. 11., according to the Miami Herald. These wins put the Panthers two points out of the last playoff spot.