Ten sports updates, true.
(1) John Fox will be an NFL head coach again. It won't be in Denver.
(2) Montreal head coach Marc Trestman is going to be the NFL's next offensive genius. If he takes an offensive coordinator's job, it could be in San Francisco. But I'd love to see him come to Carolina.
(3) Although the Collective Bargaining Agreement expires in March, and anarchy begins the next day, the NFL draft will go on as scheduled. There won't, however, be the usual draft-day trades or post-draft signings of free agents.
(4) Andrew Luck still has two days to declare for the NFL draft. Panthers can't contact him. Wonder if San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh can.
(5) Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green is the best player in the draft. He is as good a receiver as Luck is a quarterback.
(6) The most intriguing player in the draft is Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley. Everybody says he plays dirty. The reason they say he plays dirty is because he plays dirty. But a dirty player is never as dirty when he's on your team. I look at him and see a Raven or a Jet.
(7) D.J. Augustin was amazing in Wednesday's victory against Chicago. Smart and gutsy and efficient and cool. The Bobcats have their point guard. No way did I expect them to beat Chicago, a good team even without its starting center. Kudos to coach Paul Silas.
(8) ACC football is supposed to be mediocre. ACC basketball is supposed to be elite. ACC football lived down to expectations. ACC basketball has yet to live up to them.
(9) I wrote that the suit new Panther coach Ron Rivera wore at this introductory news conference was metallic blue. Another guy wrote that it was gray. I like the guy who wrote that the suit was gray. But I think he also wrote that Rivera was Swedish.
(10) Rivera says his defense will be aggressive and will attack. I respect this. But I have yet to hear a new coach coach attempt to excite fans by saying that his defense will be laid-back and docile.