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Gravy train might be coming to an end in big-time college athletics

...staying at Florida, but his is not the sweetest deal in college athletics. That belongs to Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith, who will get more than $18,000 simply because one of the school's wrestlers is really good.Little did grappler...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-03-25/gravy-train-might-be-comi
Florida State, Ohio State take over top spots in BCS standings

...when a skirmish broke out after a kickoff return in the second quarter.Meyer said he will meet with athletic director Gene Smith and speak with Big Ten officials about the fight.FLORIDA: Fired offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-12-01/florida-state-ohio-state-
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew ends holdout

...five-year, $31 million deal that paid him nearly $22 million the last three seasons. Owner Shad Khan and general manager Gene Smith refused, not wanting to set a precedent of paying players in the middle of lucrative deals. REFEREES: The NFL referees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2012-09-02/jacksonville-jaguars-running-
Struggling coaches, GMs starting to feel heat

...Shurmur, Jaguars first-year coach Mike Mularkey and GM Gene Smith and Cowboys coach Jason Garrett.Nix might not be around...could have a very short tenure.And Khan might sweep GM Gene Smith out the door, too.Perhaps the diciest situation is in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2012-11-05/struggling-coaches-gms-starti
Augusta's Ken Whisenhunt fired as Arizona Cardinals coach, reports say

...Jets coach Rex Ryan held onto his job while general manager Mike Tannenbaum was let go. Jacksonville fired its GM, Gene Smith, and coach Mike Mularkey could go soon, too.The Chargers and Browns made it a clean sweep. San Diego dismissed GM...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-12-31/augustas-ken-whisenhunt-fire
Autographs of college football stars for sale easy to find

...that a top autograph authenticator had authenticated nearly 1,000 Manziel autographs.Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said school officials have determined Miller had not profited from the numerous items found online with his signature...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-08-07/autographs-college-footba
Why can't we ignore daylight saving time?

...and Roll Hall of Fame involves older performers who have to be wheeled on stage for their concerts.BEN'S BIRDS: Gene Smith offers some research about my comment that Benjamin Franklin liked the turkey as our national symbol over the eagle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-03-18/why-cant-we-ignore-daylight-
Eagles' Andy Reid fired after 14 seasons

...moves in what is expected to be a massive offseason overhaul by new owner Jimmy Haslam.JAGUARS: Fired general manager Gene Smith after four disappointing seasons, including the worst year in franchise history.Owner Shad Khan is waiting to decide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2012-12-31/eagles-andy-reid-fired-after-
Jacksonville Jaguars have no plans to pursue hometown player Tim Tebow

...Super Bowl rings.Despite all the hype, the Jaguars passed on drafting Tebow in 2010 because former general manager Gene Smith didn't view him as a franchise quarterback.But after Khan took over last year and the Denver Broncos started quietly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-01-11/jacksonville-jaguars-have-no
Ohio State deal pays Urban Meyer $4 million annually

...important to put provisions in there to make sure the right safeguards are in place on both sides," athletic director Gene Smith said in a phone interview. "That's been strengthened and beefed up.""I really don't look at the contract...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2012-06-18/ohio-state-deal-pays-urba