The last three weeks have been a roller coaster for the Saints. From The comeback in Detroit, to the Michael Thomas altercation, to the Monday Night overtime thriller, New Orleans has seen about as much as a team can see in a three week span, and they enjoyed a much-needed bye week this week.
Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod has announced that the date of the 2020 Ryan C-USA Football Championship has been changed to Friday, December 18. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT and the game will be televised by CBS Sports Network.
Saints star receiver Michael Thomas has been out with an ankle injury since week one, but could’ve made a return to the field in Monday Night’s matchup with the Chargers had it not been for a fight with a teammate.
The pandemic has forced more than a handful of teams to remain off the field over the last six weeks. The Gulfport Admirals are one of the most recent examples, as they were forced to forfeit their game against West Harrison on October 2 as part of the two-week quarantine process.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Thomas was involved in “an altercation with a teammate at practice this weekend,” and he will be disciplined by the team by sitting out Monday’s contest against Los Angeles.
Due to precautionary measures concerning the availability of student-athletes for Florida Atlantic, Southern Miss announced Thursday that this weekend’s football game against the Owls has been postponed.
Former East Central High coach enters his first year at his alma mater where he plans to reenergize the program from obscurity. Smith opens tenure against archrival and defending national champion Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Along with Washington’s coaching intern Jennifer King and Cleveland’s chief of staff Callie Brownson, Sunday’s game became the first in NFL history with a female official and female coaches on both sidelines.
Bulldogs look to take advantage of a six-game divisional schedule to repeat as conference champions. With the NJCAA moving football to Spring 2021, Gulf Coast will not have a chance to defend national title.
Already the first full-time female official in NFL history, she will join Washington coaching intern Jennifer King and Browns' chief of staff Callie Brownson to make up the first NFL game in history with a female official and female coaches on both sidelines.