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Urban Meyer dodges question on Ohio State interest

By Marla Published: August 26, 2011

Speculation has former Florida coach and current ESPN analyst Urban Meyer as the top candidate to coach OhioState next year if Luke Fickell is not retained.

But Meyer, who is taking a break after health issues to spend time with
his family, wouldn't dilvulge his level of interest in the job during an ESPN
conference call Thursday.

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Browns musings: Phil Taylor looks like the real deal

By Marla Published: August 26, 2011

Thoughts from the Browns’ 24-14 preseason loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night:

Things I liked:

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Terrelle Pryor's ridiculous suspension, and other musings

By Marla Published: August 21, 2011

I’ve generally agreed with the decisions of NFL commissioner
Roger Goodell, but suspending former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor for
the first five games this season is venturing into territory where Goodell has
no authority to tread.

It’s likely that Pryor won’t play in the first five games,
anyway, because he’ll need time to learn the offense. His team, which will be
decided in Monday’s supplemental draft, will need time to assess his skills and
decide whether it will try him at quarterback, receiver or tight end first.
Pryor could be an option for a few plays a game as the season opens, but even a lover of speed
demons like Raiders owner Al Davis probably wouldn’t send Pryor onto the field
without weeks of training.

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Rory McIlroy won't shy from the spotlight

By Marla Published: August 3, 2011

Golf sensation Rory McIlroy is considering rejoining the PGA Tour in 2012, mainly because he feels his game better suits U.S. courses.

But the 22-year-old from Northern Ireland who won this year's U.S. Open could also be motivated by matters of the heart.

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