Man chants ‘War Eagle’ in Whataburger, gets socked in the face


Waaaarrrrrrrrrr [/punch]

From the ridiculous file, we bring you the following from the Northwest Florida Daily News: 

According to a police report, a man was punched in an Okaloosa County (FL) Whataburger by two unidentified men for chanting “War Eagle!” while waiting in line for his food. The incident occurred at about 2:20 Monday morning — so it gives you some context as to what may have been the man’s, um, state of mind — and the chanter reportedly returned a punch.

The two men who threw the first punches then escaped on foot.

But, wait, there’s more.

Apparently, one of the assailants hit another man in the face who was sitting on the hood of a car in the restaurant parking lot. It turns out the second victim was the brother of the woman who was with the man chanting “War Eagle!”

This is for real, you guys.

Thankfully, the assailants took off before receiving their food. On the contrary, I’m seriously hoping the men who were punched received a free taquito, or apple pie, or something.

Former Navy coach Niumatalolo joins UCLA staff

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LOS ANGELES – Former Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo is joining UCLA’s coaching staff as director of leadership.

The school said in an announcement Friday that Niumatalolo will serve as an advisor to the Bruins’ football staff and players.

Niumatalolo led Navy for 15 years and was the winningest coach in school history at 109-83. The Midshipmen, however, finished with losing records the past three seasons, including 4-8 the past two.

Navy played in 10 bowl games under Niumatalolo. He also was the only coach to win his first eight games in the storied Army-Navy rivalry.

Troy, Jon Sumrall agree to new 4-year contract through 2026

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TROY, Ala. ⁠— Jon Sumrall agreed to a new four-year contract as Troy’s coach after leading the Trojans to a Sun Belt Conference championship and national ranking in his debut season.

The school announced the deal, which runs through 2026, but didn’t release details.

The Trojans went 12-2 and won their final 11 games, second only to national champion Georgia, including the league championship game and the Cure Bowl against UTSA. For the first time, they finished a season ranked, ending up 19th in The Associated Press Top 25.

“When we appointed Coach Sumrall in December 2021, we challenged him to return Troy football to the top of the Sun Belt Conference,” Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. said. “It didn’t take long, as the 2022 season was the best in our FBS history.”

Troy held all 14 of its opponents to under their season average in scoring, beating UTSA 18-12. The Trojans beat Coastal Carolina 45-26 in the Sun Belt title game.

“Last year was an amazing accomplishment for everyone associated with Troy football and was the product of relentless effort from our players and staff, athletic administration and university leaders,” Sumrall said.