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Last updated: Tue. Dec. 17, 2013 - 03:21 am EDT

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Cheap Shots: Saban lands Texas-sized raise

Shanahan's "return" bandwagon has ample room

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Mack Brown will retire as University of Texas football coach after a week of speculation. Brown will be remembered for his two biggest accomplishments: leading Texas to the national title in 2005 and landing Nick Saban a giant pay raise at Alabama.

Saban, meanwhile, said he never had any interest in leaving Alabama for the Texas job. It was purely coincidental that he made his comments after Alabama gave him several million more reasons to love Tuscaloosa.

Plenty of room on Shanahan bandwagon

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan told friends and associates he would like to return to his job in 2014. It could happen. After all, if Shanahan's supporters line up outside of the Redskins practice facility, the line will stretch from Kyle Shanahan to however many of Kirk Cousins' family are in town for the day.

The Redskins lost to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, but Robert Griffin III came out of the game relatively healthy with only minor soreness on his clipboard-holding hand.

Showing some talent in South Beach

The Miami Dolphins' win over the New England Patriots has put them in position to make the AFC playoffs as a wild card. It seems like the Dolphins have snuck up on everyone without being noticed. It's almost like they've entered the race incognito.

Who's running this thing?

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said questions about coach Jason Garrett's job status were “not appropriate” after Cowboys blew a 23-point lead and lost to the Green Bay Packers. Good point. They probably should consider first whether the general manager knows what he's doing.

Titans are priceless

The family of late owner Bud Adams said they have no plans to sell the Tennessee Titans. That's good, because not even the Tennessee players are buying into the Titans these days.

Cat power

The Hallmark Channel has announced it will televise the “Kitten Bowl” on Super Bowl Sunday, a made-for-television event featuring dozens of jumpy, unpredictable contestants. And, in addition to Tony Romo, there will be kittens.

rhayes@news-sentinel.com


This column is the commentary of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. Email Reggie Hayes at rhayes@news-sentinel.com.


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