EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Judge is the new head coach of the New York Giants and has the task of turning around a franchise that has made the playoffs once since winning the Super Bowl in February 2012. Judge spent this season as special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach under New England coach Bill Belichick and was on the Patriots’ staff for eight years after a three-year run working for Alabama coach Nick Saban. He replaces Pat Shurmur, who was fired a week ago Monday after only winning nine games in two seasons.
BOSTON (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says in an Instagram post to fans that he still has more to prove following a season that ended with his team failing to reach the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2015 season. Brady’s current contract ends in March. If he’s not re-signed he could become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his 20-year career. The 42-year-old Brady threw for 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions during the 2019 regular season.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm is giving up his senior season of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. Fromm threw for a career-high 2,860 yards this season with 24 touchdowns and just five interceptions, but he posted the lowest completion percentage and quarterback rating of his college career. He was a 35-7 record as the Bulldogs’ starter, including three straight appearances in the Southeastern Conference championship game.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo says he hopes to return to game action Jan. 29 against the Chicago Bulls. It’s the first time since Oladipo sustained a season-ending knee injury last January that the team or the two-time All-Star has established a specific date. Oladipo was averaging 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.7 steals when he was injured.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh basketball coach Jeff Capel has agreed to a two-year contract extension that would keep him with the Panthers through the 2026-27 season. Pitt is 11-4 overall and 2-2 in the ACC following last night’s victory at North Carolina. Capel was 14-19 in his first year at the helm last season, a six-win improvement from former coach Kevin Stallings’ final year at Pitt.