The 27th team to join the NFL entered its 27th game on Dec. 11, 1977 still winless. Tampa Bay’s reputation preceded it to the point that Archie Manning — quarterbacking the oft-awful Saints — said “losing to the Bucs would be a disgrace.”
Alas, the Saints lost. And the Buccaneers snapped their streak, improving their franchise record to 1-26. But first they had to lose more than two dozen consecutive games, a stretch of futility unlike anything we’ve seen since.
The next day, Jurich was summoned to the office of Postel, the interim president, who he says asked him to resign. Jurich refused. Postel then handed him a letter informing him that he’d been placed on administrative leave, pending a decision by the board of trustees. The meeting lasted roughly 90 seconds, Jurich says.
Postel initially said he wanted to review the Adidas contract. Louisville spokesman John Karman III says the university has since decided to “move forward with the contract as planned next year.”
If Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck is looking for someone to row the boat, he might hand his latest recruit the oar.
Offensive lineman Daniel Faalele, a 6-foot-8, 395-pound lineman, committed to the Golden Gophers on Saturday night.
The giant prospect is originally from Melbourne, Australia, and had no football experience before transferring to the IMG Academy. He was found by a Hawaii recruiter in a Melbourne gym and eventually attended one of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh’s satellite camps in Australia.
Word spread quickly of Faalele’s size and raw ability, and he received scholarship offers from Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, LSU and Michigan, among others, based on potential alone.