Watch: Hue Jackson explains Browns benching of DeShone Kizer

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 4:53 PM

Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer passes against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Cleveland.
AP Photo/Ron Schwane
Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer passes against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

DeShone Kizer was solid for most of the afternoon, but two turnovers prompted Browns coach Hue Jackson to make a change.

Cody Kessler helped the Browns keep it manageable and force overtime, where they’d ultimately lose 12-9 to the Titans. Jackson pointed at Kizer’s turnovers as reason for the benching.


Jackson also mentioned he doesn’t want Kizer out at bars late at night, to which Kizer responded he wasn’t going to discuss his personal life.



The Browns are 0-7. Jackson is 1-22 in two seasons.

Kuwik on former Dayton players: ‘You want nothing but the best for those guys’

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 10:47 PM

Davidson’s Kevin Kuwik hugs Dayton’s Josh Cunningham after a game on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff
Staff Writer
Davidson’s Kevin Kuwik hugs Dayton’s Josh Cunningham after a game on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff(Staff Writer)

Kevin Kuwik hugged Dayton Flyers forward Josh Cunningham and other players with a big smile on his face after the game Tuesday. That said a lot about Kuwik considering his new team, Davidson, had just suffered a 65-64 loss at UD Arena.

Kuwik spent six years on the Dayton bench as an assistant coach on Archie Miller’s staff. He helped Anthony Grant in the weeks after his hiring last spring but was not offered a job on Grant’s staff. Davidson hired Kuwik as the director of basketball operations in August. That’s how he found himself on the visiting bench for the first time Tuesday.

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Kuwik’s wife Kathryn, who he met at UD Arena’s Flight Deck, sat behind the Davidson bench with their infant daughter, Natalie, as Kuwik coached against his former team.

“You want nothing but the best for those guys,” said Kuwik, conducting an interview with his daughter in his arms after the game. “I’m proud of all of them. Look at what Darrell (Davis) and Josh (Cunningham) have been through and what they’re doing and some of the younger guys. You want to see everything you talked about in recruiting come through for them.”

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Kuwik said it was weird returning to UD Arena but he and his wife had an amazing experience at Dayton.

“It definitely makes you reflect on all that,” Kuwik said. “We’re Wildcats now, and we love that, too. Coach (Bob) McKillop and the Wildcat family have just been amazing to my family, so it’s been great.”

Postgame: Dayton's Trey Landers on victory over Davidson(David Jablonski - Staff Writer)

Diminishing role: Freshman forward Matej Svoboda didn’t play against Davidson. He received two minutes of action in the previous game, an 88-74 loss to Rhode Island.

Major minutes: Both teams played their reserves little. Davidson's Peyton Aldridge and Kellan Grady played all 40 minutes. Dayton's Darrell Davis and Jalen Crutcher played 39 minutes.

Dayton's Kostas Antetokounmpo and John Crosby didn't play in the second half after combining for 11 minutes in the first half. Xeyrius Williams was the only Dayton player to come off the bench in the second half when he played four of his 14 minutes.

Next game: Dayton plays Saint Louis at 4 p.m. Saturday at Chaifetz Arena. CBS Sports Network will televise the game. The Flyers have seven straight wins in the series.

The Billikens (10-11, 3-5) lost 75-74 in overtime Tuesday at home to Virginia Commonwealth (13-8, 5-3). Saint Louis blew a 13-point lead in the second half. De'Riante Jenkins hit a 3-pointer with four seconds to play to send the game to overtime.

Around the A-10: With the loss by Davidson (10-7, 5-2), Rhode Island (15-3, 7-0) leads the Atlantic 10 by two games.

Dayton (10-10, 4-4) moved from a four-way tie for seventh place into sixth place all by itself, just ahead of St. Joseph's (3-3) and Massachusetts (3-4). Dayton is 3-2 against the teams above it in the standings.

Postgame: Dayton's Anthony Grant on beating Davidson(David Jablonski - Staff Writer)

Report: Baker Mayfield could be taken No. 1 overall by the Cleveland Browns

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 7:13 PM

According to a report from Mary Cay Cabot of Cleveland.com, Baker Mayfield is one of two quarterbacks that could be taken No. 1 overall by the Cleveland Browns.

Cabot says that Browns GM John Dorsey will meet with Mayfield and Wyoming’s Josh Allen at the Senior Bowl, and both of them will be heavily considered.

The Browns need no introduction to any football fan. The NFL’s most recently inept franchise has won a mere four games in the past three years, and finished the 2017 season without a single check mark in the win column. 10 of their 16 losses were multiple possession losses.

The Browns haven’t won 10 games in a season since 2007. Their 10 win season in 2007 was the organization’s first 10 win season since 1994. The Browns haven’t won their division since the 1989 season. They haven’t been to the playoffs since 2002.

Needless to say, Mayfield’s charisma might make him exactly what the Browns want. They need a winner in Cleveland, desperately. However, Cleveland has a history of breaking solid players. The Browns have had nine starting quarterbacks in the past four seasons. If you’re looking to succeed in the NFL, you likely want to avoid the Browns entirely.

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, 2018 NFL Draft order (01/23/2018)

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 2:30 AM

NFL Draft 2018 mock drafts project quarterbacks to go early. You can see a few 2018 NFL mock drafts below.

Much of the narrative around the 2018 NFL Draft is focused at quarterback. Mock drafts from Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports both have quarterbacks littering the top 10.

Here is a collection of 2018 NFL mock drafts from around the internet, plus Land of 10’s own projection.

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players

Land of 10 predictions

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  2. New York Giants — Connor Williams, OT, Texas
  3. Indianapolis Colts — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  4. Cleveland Browns — Mike McGlinchey, G, Notre Dame
  5. Denver Broncos — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  6. New York Jets — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Bradley Chubb, DL, NC State
  8. Chicago Bears — Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Derwin James, DB, Florida State
  10. Oakland Raiders — Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
  11. Miami Dolphins — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  12. Cincinnati Bengals — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  13. Washington Redskins — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  14. Green Bay Packers — Joshua Jackson, DB, Iowa
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Denzel Ward, DB, Ohio State
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Orlando Brown, OL, Oklahoma
  18. Seattle Seahawks — James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
  20. Detroit Lions — Ogbonnia Okoronwko, LB, Oklahoma
  21. Buffalo Bills — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  22. Buffalo Bills — Arden Key, DL, LSU
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
  24. Carolina Panthers — Maurice Hurst, DL, Michigan
  25. Tennessee Titans — Sam Hubbard, DL, Ohio State
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Vita Vea, DL, Washington
  27. New Orleans Saints — Marcus Davenport, DL, UTSA
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Harold Landry, LB, Boston College
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Billy Price, OL, Ohio State
  31. Philadelphia Eagles — Tremaine Edwards, LB, Virginia Tech
  32. New England Patriots — Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

NFL mock draft 2018: ESPN projections by Mel Kiper

  1. Cleveland Browns — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  2. New York Giants — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  3. Indianapolis Colts — Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State
  4. Cleveland Browns — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  5. Denver Broncos — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  6. New York Jets — Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB, Alabama
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  8. Chicago Bears — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  10. Oakland Raiders – -Roquan Smith, ILB, Georgia
  11. Miami Dolphins — Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
  12. Cincinnati Bengals — Tremaine Edwards, LB, Virginia Tech
  13. Washington Redskins — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  14. Green Bay Packers — Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Brian O’Neill, OT, Pitt
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
  18. Seattle Seahawks — Derwin James, S, Florida State
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  20. Detroit Lions — Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
  21. Buffalo Bills — Mike Hughes, CB, UCF
  22. Buffalo Bills — Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn
  24. Carolina Panthers — Billy Price, C/G, Ohio State
  25. Tennessee Titans — Harold Landry, OLB, Boston College
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
  27. New Orleans Saints — Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Rashaan Evans, ILB, Alabama
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma
  30. Philadelphia Eagles — Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA
  31. Minnesota Vikings — Connor Williams, OT, Texas
  32. New England Patriots — Rasheem Green, DE, USC

NFL mock draft 2018: Top players, projection for first round

CBS Sports projection

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  2. New York Giants — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  3. Indianapolis Colts — Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB, Alabama
  4. Cleveland Browns — Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
  5. Denver Broncos — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  6. New York Jets — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State
  8. Chicago Bears — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  10. Oakland Raiders — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  11. Miami Dolphins — Derwin James, S, Florida State
  12. Cincinnati Bengals — Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
  13. Washington Redskins — Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  14. Green Bay Packers — James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  16. Baltimore Ravens, Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Connor Williams, OT, Texas
  18. Seattle Seahawks — Joshua Jackson, CB, Iowa
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
  20. Detroit Lions — Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  21. Buffalo Bills — Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
  22. Buffalo Bills — Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  24. Carolina Panthers — Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis
  25. Tennessee Titans — Tremaine Edwards, LB, Virginia Tech
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Taven Bryan, DT, Florida
  27. New Orleans Saints — Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, OLB, Oklahoma
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Will Hernandez, G, UTEP
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA
  31. Philadelphia Eagles — Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
  32. New England Patriots — Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama

2018 NFL Draft: First round order

Pick Nos. 1 through 20 are set now that the regular season is finished.

1. Cleveland Browns

2. New York Giants

3. Indianapolis Colts

4. Cleveland Browns

5. Denver Broncos

6. New York Jets

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8. Chicago Bears

9. San Francisco 49ers OR Oakland Raiders (coin flip)

11. Miami Dolphins

12. Cincinnati Bengals

13. Washington Redskins

14. Green Bay Packers

15. Arizona Cardinals

16. Baltimore Ravens

17. Los Angeles Chargers

18. Seattle Seahawks

19. Dallas Cowboys

20. Detroit Lions

21. Buffalo Bills

22. Buffalo Bills (from Chiefs)

23. Los Angeles Rams

24. Carolina Panthers

25. Tennessee Titans

26. Atlanta Falcons

27. New Orleans Saints

28. Pittsburgh Steelers

29. Jacksonville Jaguars

30. Minnesota Vikings

31.

32.

John Calipari responds to deadly shooting at Marshall County High School

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Two 15-year-olds were killed and 18 more people were injured in a shooting Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky. It’s the site of the annual Marshall County Hoopfest that several of John Calipari’s Kentucky players attend each fall.

Calipari sat on the baseline of the Marshall County High School gym to watch prospects two months ago, and he shared his thoughts on the shooting following Kentucky’s win against Mississippi State on Tuesday at Rupp Arena.

“I was literally nauseous, because I had my TV on in my office and it came across the ticker,” Calipari said. “The sound wasn’t on but I looked and I turned it on. If you have children, my first thought was, when they said some people got killed and people were injured, was like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ And then they made this statement, that parents were racing there to get their children. Could you imagine that drive to that school not knowing if your child had been killed or not? I just welled up like ‘Oh my gosh,’ and I’ve got children.”

Everyone in Rupp Arena paused for a moment of silence before the game Tuesday in honor of the victims and their families.

Calipari was asked what his message to those in Marshall County is.

“I don’t know, probably there’s nothing I can say other than I’ll be praying for all of them tomorrow at Mass,” he said. “I’ll be taking communion for them, light a candle for them.

“But, what is going on? We’ve got to come together as a country,” Calipari said. “We’ve got to figure out this opioid issue. We’ve got to figure out this gun issue. Is it a gun issue, or is it a mental health issue? What the heck is it? It is something. And we’ve all gotta come together, man. Finally got the government up and running, thank goodness. But it’s an issue now. It’s happening over and over. Come on.

“We’ve got issues we’ve gotta deal with. We’re not going to do them fighting each other, and the I win you lose. Win, win,” Calipari shouted. How bout that one? Win, win. Not I win, you lose. For all of us.”

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