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Mike McDaniel did not want his return to Santa Clara, California, to be about his reunion with Kyle Shanahan and the San Francisco 49ers, but the two coaches both left their mark on the game during a decisive drive in the fourth quarter Sunday.
The San Francisco 49ers began the season not planning on Jimmy Garoppolo to play quarterback and certainly not expecting Brock Purdy to ever get in the game.
While McDaniel has deflected the attention that has come his way ahead of his return to San Francisco, the game will likely be decided by the wits of two men who spent over a decade together — sharing football knowledge and rising up the coaching ranks.
The Miami Dolphins’ high-powered offense has passed nearly every test it has faced this season. But arguably the unit’s toughest test will come on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.
After just one night with the new program, a top recruit already has chosen Colorado because of its new coach.
The Tigers jumped up four spots in this week's poll.
P.J. Tucker was the quintessential example of a player whose contributions couldn’t be fully measured by a box score.
The Dolphins have elevated offensive linemen James Empey and Kendall Lamm from the practice squad for Sunday’s road game against the San Francisco 49ers. The moves give Miami additional depth with its starting tackles expected to be sidelined.
The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics have met in the Eastern Conference finals in two of the last three seasons.