Sports Inquirer Show 128: Alabama/Ohio State national championship game recap, Doug Pederson out in Philadelphia, Deshaun Watson drama in Houston (1.13.21)

In this edition of The Sports Inquirer Show, we look back at the college football national championship game between Alabama and Ohio State, the brilliance of Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide during his time there, why Saban is the greatest college football coach of all time, the dominance of Devonta Smith and whether the dominance of Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State is good for the sport, Doug Peterson out as Philadelphia Eagles head coach and the mess between Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans in the Gridiron Blitz.

Sports Inquirer Show 128: Alabama/Ohio State national championship game recap, Doug Pederson out in Philadelphia, Deshaun Watson drama in Houston (1.13.21)

Sports Inquirer Show 127: NFL Playoffs recap, College football national championship game preview, Netflix viewing habits (1.11.21)

In this edition of The Sports Inquirer, we recap the past week of the NFL Playoffs particularly the enjoyment of the Super Wild Card Weekend, the struggles of Pittsburgh as well as the postseason emergence of Cleveland, Buffalo and Tampa Bay as well as previewing the college football national championship game between Alabama and Ohio State in addition to the return of civilized life amid the attacks on the Capital and watching Netflix.

Sports Inquirer Show 127: NFL Playoffs recap, College football national championship game preview, Netflix viewing habits (1.11.21)

BIg Ten announces football players of the week 11.9.15

big ten logoRelease from Big Ten Conference:

Following Big Ten football games on Nov. 7, the offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week and freshman of the week in the Big Ten were announced this morning:

Offensive Player of the Week
Tommy Armstrong Jr., Nebraska
Jr., QB, Cibolo, Texas/Steele

  • Accounted for four touchdowns, including three in the fourth quarter, to guide Nebraska to a victory over Michigan State
  • Completed 19 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns
  • Rushed for a pair of touchdowns, with both coming in the fourth quarter
  • Claims his second career weekly award
  • Last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week: Tommy Armstrong Jr. (Sept. 28, 2015)

Defensive Player of the Week
Vonn Bell, Ohio State
Jr., S, Rossville, Ga./Ridgeland

  • Opened the scoring with a 16-yard interception return for a touchdown as Ohio State won its 29th consecutive Big Ten regular season contest
  • Tied for the game high with seven solo tackles and 10 total defensive stops
  • Recorded his second defensive touchdown of the season, following a fumble return against Hawaii
  • Earns his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Joey Bosa (Oct. 27, 2014)

Special Teams Player of the Week
Janarion Grant, Rutgers
Jr., WR, Trilby, Fla./Pasco

  • Totaled 263 all-purpose yards against Michigan, including 170 yards on five kickoff returns and a 67-yard punt return
  • Returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown, marking his fourth career kickoff return touchdown and sixth career special teams touchdown
  • Added a 67-yard punt return late in the second quarter to set up a field goal on the final play of the first half
  • Claims his second career Special Teams Player of the Week honor
  • Last Rutgers Special Teams Player of the Week: Janarion Grant (Sept. 14, 2015)

Freshman of the Week
Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Illinois
RB, Antioch, Tenn./Pearl-Cohn

  • Recorded 203 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in a victory over Purdue
  • Carried the ball 16 times for 180 yards and two touchdowns, including a 78-yard scoring run in the third quarter
  • Averaged 11.3 yards per carry and added one catch for 23 yards
  • Wins his first career weekly award
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Mike Dudek (Sept. 8, 2014)