Boom! Cordell Broadus commits to UCLA over Snoop Dogg’s Trojans

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Snoop Dogg is a well-known fan of the USC Trojans. Today must be bittersweet after his son, Cordell Broadus, has committed to the UCLA Bruins.

One of the more notable recruits in the Class of 2015 happens to be the son of a rap God. The celebrity status Snoop Dogg bestows upon his son, Cordell Broadus, made Cordell an instant recruit to watch. But do not let that family status fool you into thinking Broadus is all hype and nothing else. He earned respect on the field and now he is heading to UCLA. Broadus announced his decision to commit to UCLA live on national TV Wednesday afternoon on National Signing Day.

His father’s fame certainly helps draw attention, but Broadus has established himself on the field with his own talent. The four-star recruit, according to Rivals, is the 27th top wide receiver in the nation and is the third-best overall recruit out of the state of Nevada. His high school football journey has been profiled on a mini-documentary produced by ESPN, and led him to play for Nevada powerhouse Bishop Gorman, where he was coached by current UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez.

The commitment of Broadus adds one more key storyline in the intense rivalry between USC and UCLA. Both Los Angeles schools have been having a terrific signing day, and each are pouring cement around the top two spots in the Pac-12 recruiting rankings as a result. UCLA has come on strong with the signing day announcements today, but USC has already tried locking down the top spot in the Pac-12.

Miami fires offensive coordinator Josh Gattis after 1 season

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Miami fired offensive coordinator Josh Gattis on Friday, ending the former Broyles Award winner’s time with the Hurricanes after only one season.

The school announced the move in a one-sentence press release, with no other detail: “Josh Gattis has been relieved of his duties as offensive coordinator, Miami head football coach Mario Cristobal announced Friday,” read the release, sent from a university spokesman.

The Hurricanes went 5-7 in Gattis’ lone season. He was brought in by Miami only a few weeks after winning the 2021 Broyles Award – given to the nation’s top assistant coach – while serving as Michigan’s offensive coordinator and helping the Wolverines reach the College Football Playoff.

But Miami’s offense, for a number of reasons, failed to meet expectations in 2022. Part of that was injuries; starting quarterback Tyler Van Dyke battled a shoulder injury, and the Hurricanes turned to Jake Garcia – who has since transferred – and Jacurri Brown for much of the season.

Miami scored 100 points in its first two games last fall, overpowering Bethune-Cookman and Southern Miss. The Hurricanes averaged only 18.3 points the rest of the way, and finished the year 5-0 in games where the defense allowed no more than 14 points – but 0-7 when opponents scored more than 14.

Miami was 86th nationally in total offense last season, averaging 367.1 yards per game, and 97th in scoring offense.

Gattis played at Wake Forest and worked at North Carolina, Western Michigan, Vanderbilt, Penn State, Alabama and Michigan before coming to Miami.

Audit: LSU discovered $1M overpayment to Kelly in 2022

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BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU accidentally overpaid Tigers football coach Brian Kelly by $1 million during the first year of a 10-year, $100 million contract, but discovered the error and has moved to correct it, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s office said Wednesday.

Kelly was overpaid $1,001,368 in supplemental payments in 2022 because duplicate payments made both to Kelly’s LLC and to the coach directly.

The double payments began in May and continued until LSU officials detected the errors in November.

“LSU management and the head football coach have enacted an adjusted payment schedule so the amount of overpayment will be recouped by the conclusion of fiscal year 2023,” the Legislative Auditor’s report stated.

Kelly, who previously coached at Notre Dame for 12 seasons, was hired by LSU after the 2021 season, when the Tigers went 6-7 for its first losing season since 1999.

LSU exceeded expectations in Kelly’s first season in Baton Rouge, winning the SEC West Division and finishing 10-4 after a 63-7 victory over Purdue in the Citrus Bowl.