NBC has scrapped plans to bring back the 90’s hit comedy “Coach”
Back in March, news leaked that NBC was planning to revitalize everyone’s favorite 90’s sitcom with a refreshed storyline and 13 scheduled episodes for the first season.
The new series was set to pick up with now-retired coach Hayden Fox, coming back to coaching for his son, who had just been named a head coach at an Ivy League program that had decided to start a football program from the ground up. Star of the original series, Craig T Nelson, and co-star Bill Fagerbakke (known on screen as “Dauber”) were both set to appear on the new show, as well as a few of the other original cast members.
Judging from the reaction to this tweet, people were really, really excited.
— Doug Samuels (@CoachSamz) March 27, 2015
But there’s bad news. Apparently that wasn’t enough for NBC, as the website Deadline (which specializes in TV and movie news around the Hollywood scene) reported last night that the series has been scrapped by NBC after just a pilot episode. The article cites creative differences between NBC and the producers as the reason behind the cancellation.
There is a silver lining in all of this though, and that is that NBC’s sister studio (Universal TV) will be shopping the series around, and Netflix is a logical, and potential landing spot.
I know that I’m not alone when I say that I’m crossing my fingers for Netflix to pick this series up and revitalize it so we don’t continue to miss out on gems like this.
Les Miles explains his hospital visit yesterday: “I OD’d on coffee”
Yesterday afternoon, as Les Miles was scheduled to address the media, LSU athletic director took the podium instead to announce that Miles had been taken to the hospital on a “precautionary” basis. Alleva added that Miles would be at practice later and would also be available to the media afterwards.
After practice Miles explained his trip to the hospital in true Les fashion by first quoting Mark Twain.
“The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated,” Miles noted before getting into comments about Saturday’s game against McNeese State.
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— Billy Gomila (@ATVS_ChefBilly) September 1, 2015
A little while later, Miles went into further detail and explained that his rocky relationship with coffee was to blame for the scare.
“I had too much coffee. Whatever it was, it was absolutely too much. It didn’t seem like too much, but it went down so easy,” Les told reporters. “I went six months where I didn’t have a cup of coffee. I slowly but surely worked it back into my diet. Now I remember I didn’t really get along with coffee.”
“You have those kind of moments all the time, but I just happened to have mine right in front of our trainer. Then you say ‘Boy, I’m not feeling good’ and then he does his job, and he gets me in front of a doctor.”
“I should have just stayed quiet and went through the day. I wouldn’t have missed a thing. I wouldn’t have missed the press conference and certainly there wouldn’t have been so much news. I wouldn’t have had to text all my kids ‘I’m fine, don’t worry about me.'”
Good to have Les back where he belongs, and we’re happy to hear that it wasn’t something more serious.
Tuesday’s One Minute Warm Up
To Get Your Blood Moving:
– It looks like Coastal Carolina will be joining the Sun Belt. Formal announcement coming today.
– These videos will never NOT be great.
Colorado School of Mines head coach Gregg Brandon awarded WR Dane Arakawa a scholarship today. Another fun idea pic.twitter.com/eI5s5p9qdM
— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) September 1, 2015
– Ole Miss has signed a 12-year extension with Nike.
– Think they might be going a little overboard here? Or nah?
Fox Sports Go to have 5 separate feeds for its CFB opener, Michigan vs Utah, including a “khaki cam” focused on Harbaugh entire game — Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBJ) August 31, 2015
– Florida State (Everett Golson), Ole Miss (Chad Kelly), Georgia (Greyson Lambert), LSU (Brandon Harris), Texas (Tyrone Swoopes) and Army (Ahmad Bradshaw) all named starting quarterbacks on Monday.
– Gary Pinkel is on to you, Twitter follower buyers.
Gary Pinkel says he wants to get to 100,000 Twitter followers. “We don’t want to buy them like a lot of teams are doing.”
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) September 1, 2015
In Case You Missed It:
– Ever wondered how much a high school football coach makes? Here are the 20 highest-paid public school coaches in the Houston area.
– A nice scholarship video from Texas A&M.
– Video: Nebraska players learn they’ve earned the coveted “Blackshirt”.
– Watch the trailer to the movie the NFL doesn’t want you to see.
– A new award was launched Monday to honor the best offensive line in college football.
Video: Watch Nebraska players learn they earned the #BlackShirt
Mike Riley just released this video.
Clearly, this is about as big is as it gets for some of these guys. Huge moment in a young man’s life.
Thanks for sharing coach.
How much do HS coaches make? See the 20 highest-paid Houston area HS coaches
Thanks to local newspapers across the country and the intrepid folks at USA Today, we know everything there is to know about FBS coaching salaries. But beyond that? Nada. And that’s a shame, because each and every one of us wants to know what the guy on the sideline over is making.
But thanks to the Houston Chronicle, we have salary information for 61 Greater Houston area public high school football coaches. Spoiler alert: If you’re a high school football coach, try to get hired in the Houston suburbs. Most of these guys are getting paid.
Not that they don’t deserve it, though. Quite the opposite, in fact. Look no further than No. 1 on this list – Katy’s Gary Joseph. Joseph has been with the program for three decades now, helping the Tigers win three Class 5A state championships and play for three more and racking up a 108-11 mark as head coach at one of the biggest programs in the entire country. For anyone arguing Joseph is overpaid, go back and look at Katy High School, Katy ISD and the city of Katy at large when Joseph arrived 30 years ago and compare it to the behemoth it is today. I’d just as soon argue Joseph is worth twice as much as he’s getting paid.
You can view the full list here, but I’ve ranked the top 20 below.
1. Gary Joseph, Katy – $132,011
2. Donald Clayton, Katy Cinco Ranch – $127,011
3. Charles Meadows, Katy Morton Ranch – $121,011
4. Anthony Tademy, Katy Tompkins – $114,957
5. Lydell Wilson, Katy Seven Lakes – $113,602
6. Richard Carson, The Woodlands College Park – $111,418
7. Hiram Walker, Conroe – $111,418
8. Mark Schmid, The Woodlands – $110,317
9. Bill Barron, Alief Elsik – $110,212
10. James Rabe, Katy Mayde Creek – $107,850
11. Dereck Rush, Conroe Oak Ridge – $107,773
12. Steven Svendsen, Caney Creek – $105,400
13. Dennis Brantley, Fort Bend Elkins – $103,014
14. Daniel Schreiber, Fort Bend Austin – $101,922
15. Kerry Bamberg, Aldine Eisenhower – $99,651
16. Jeffery Ganske, Pasadena – $99,647
17. David Martel, Alief Hastings – $99,130
18. David Smith, Klein Oak – $98,974
19. J.D. Jordan, Alief Taylor – $98,634
20. James Showers, Aldine Davis – $98,265