Former USC star and New York Jets first-round pick Mark Sanchez is retiring from the NFL and joining ESPN as a college football analyst.
Sanchez played quarterback for Southern California...
Gregg Williams won a Super Bowl in New Orleans. He also was suspended for a year for organizing a bounty scheme with the Saints.
Williams, elevated from assistant to head coach of the Cleveland Browns when Hue Jackson was fired Monday, has quite the resume for his work building aggressive and usually successful defenses. That resume, though, is tainted by what went down in New Orleans.
Former UCLA coach Jim Mora is joining ESPN as a college football analyst, filling the role Chip Kelly held last season at the network before replacing Mora as coach of the Bruins.
ESPN announced Tuesday that it added Mora and re-signed college football analyst Joey Galloway to a multiyear deal.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two players on New Orleans' 2009 Super Bowl championship squad, linebacker Jonathan Vilma and guard Carl Nicks, will be the next inductees into the Saints Hall of Fame.
Both players joined the Saints in 2008, Nicks as a rookie and Vilma in a trade with the New York Jets.
Nicks was an All-Pro blocker for a 2011 offense that gained a single-season NFL record 7,474 yards. Vilma, a four-time captain, was named to Pro Bowls in 2009 and 2010.