Area Students Blame Falcons-Related Illnesses for Tardiness
Feb 09 2017
Two Greater Atlanta Christian School students have made national headlines with their creative tardy excuses Monday following the Atlanta Falcons' devastating Super Bowl loss the night before. Defensive coordinator Richard Smith and defensive line coach Bryan Cox were relieved of their duties on Wednesday. The Falcons are considering in-house candidates Marquand Manuel, Jerome Henderson and Jeff Ulbrich as potential replacements. A former vocal linebacker for 12 seasons, the 48-year-old Cox coached the Falcons' D-line for three seasons, being retained from Mike Smith's staff by Quinn.
The 61-year old Smith worked under Dan Quinn for two seasons.
Earlier Tuesday, the Falcons announced Steve Sarkisian would replace Shanahan as offensive coordinator, a role he has not held at the National Football League level.
As you may have heard, the Falcons blew a 28-3 lead to lose the Super Bowl to the Patriots in overtime Sunday. Atlanta's defense couldn't get off the field for most of the second half, and Smith seems to be paying the price for that. Per multiple reports, quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur will also leave the team to become offensive coordinator with the Rams.
These moves mean the Falcons will follow their Super Bowl appearance with significant staff changes on both sides of the ball.
Feb 07 2017 Australian woman dies in jet-skiing accident in Phuket
Nobody could do anything. "From the very moment I met you I loved you, I cherished your genuine heart, and that lovely smile". Lifeguards gave her first aid on the beach before taking her to a nearby hospital but she died en route.
Feb 05 2017 Senate Committee Clears DeVos for Final Confirmation Vote
She has drawn the fire of teachers unions for her support for charter schools and taxpayer-funded vouchers for private education. Senate held a vote Friday morning on the nomination of Betsy DeVos for secretary of education.
Feb 03 2017 Uber hits the brakes in Taiwan
Global ride-hailing company Uber is putting the brakes on its services in Taiwan amid growing pressure and fines. Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications was not immediately available to comment.
Feb 02 2017 Donald Tusk: Trump Administration Statements Are Worrying
Leaders are reported to have been hesitant to take action given the strength of ties between the United States and the EU. Trump has also personally attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy on a number of occasions.
Feb 01 2017 'Stay strong, Melb': Bourke St brother
Mr Patel said he spoke to his sister regularly after she moved from Canberra to Melbourne , including on the day of the tragedy. Footage from the scene shows a maroon auto driving in circles before turning down the pedestrianised Bourke Street mall.
Feb 01 2017 Nintendo Officially Ends Wii U Production in Japan
Nintendo's mobile division was also brushed over, with exact revenues from Miitomo and Super Mario Run left undisclosed. Nintendo is assuming exchange rates of 110 yen to the dollar and 120 yen to the euro, compared with 100 and 115 before.
Jan 31 2017 Miss France Iris Mittenaere is Crowned Miss Universe 2017 victor
However, with the pageant now back on in late January for the first time in two year, the ratings took a bit of a hit on Fox. When it came time to announce the victor , there was a lighthearted acknowledgment of the terrible gaffe Harvey made in 2015.