COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 17: A general view of the Florida State Seminoles and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on November 17, 2012 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Maryland’s football program is in need of a new head coach, as the Terrapins rightfully opted to fire head coach D.J. Durkin on Wednesday, shortly after the school had announced that he was being reinstated.Several names have surfaced in regards to the opening. A new one surfaced today – it’s a big one.Unfortunately for Maryland fans, though, it’s probably not one they’re going to like.Former Tennessee head coach Butch Jones is reportedly interested in the job. Jones, who was fired by Tennessee, is currently working under Nick Saban at Alabama.TerrapinsSportsReport.com reported Jones’ interest today, citing a source close to the head coach.It seems unlikely that the interest would be reciprocated by Maryland, though it remains unclear how the coaching world is viewing the Terrapins’ job with everything that’s transpired this year.Some other names that have been mentioned for the opening are Alabama assistant Mike Locksley, Syracuse head coach Dino Babers and former LSU head coach Les Miles.Stay tuned.
Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement It is never too early for another awards ceremony, especially just as Oscar season kicks in. Thus the Toronto Film Festival launched the very first TIFF Tribute Gala on Monday night.It makes sense for this massive fest, even if TIFF already has an award, the People’s Choice Award, that gets a lot of attention at the end of the 11-day event because it has become quite prescient in predicting eventual Oscar-winning Best Pictures and nominees over the years (Green Book was the surprise audience winner last year).It often is pointed to by pundits as perhaps the first real sign of an Oscar contender, and prognosticators even write pieces trying to predict who will win it. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Shutterstock Facebook
Canada native Pamela Anderson — who’s just moved back to her home country — has sent a letter on PETA’s behalf to the premier of Alberta and the province’s minister of agriculture and forestry urging them to direct the Calgary Stampede to end deadly chuckwagon races.Six horses died at this year’s races, three of whom were killed in a scene so graphic that organizers reportedly placed a tarp over their mangled bodies to shield them from public view.“After recently moving back to my beautiful native Canada, my heart sank as I read about six horses who died in this year’s chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede,” wrote Pamela. “As an honorary director of PETA, I urge you to direct the Stampede to ban these deadly races.“Tightening the rules — as the Stampede did in 2010 — isn’t enough. More than a dozen horses have died since then, because these races are inherently cruel and dangerous. Horses have suffered from fractured legs and broken backs, while others have had heart attacks. Anyone watching can see animals foaming at the mouth as their eyes roll back in their heads.“And the world is watching. Global news headlines about the Stampede show that Alberta knows these races are deadly for horses but continues to allow them anyway. This cruelty and indifference do not represent the Canada I know and love.“Please use your authority to end chuckwagon racing before more horses die.”