Lions’ Dan Campbell defends timing of third-quarter onside kick in Week 1 loss
DETROIT -- Dan Campbell isn’t second-guessing his decision to try an onside kick in the third quarter of the team’s 38-35 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The second-year Detroit Lions head coach pointed to his trust in the defense and the feeling to get his rejuvenated offense the ball back. He said he wanted to see the kick land shorter and more to the sideline before taking the blame. Well, hell, we shouldn’t have done that.’ So, because that is the easiest thing to say, it’s like, ‘Well, just kick it away,’” Campbell said. His team even led the league with three onside kick recoveries in 2021.mlive.com
AP All-Big 12: Iowa State players and coach win top awards
Campbell, in his fifth season at Iowa State, got all 20 votes as coach of the year. Iowa State had four first-team selections for the AP All-Big 12 team, matching Oklahoma and Texas Tech for the most in league. RB — u-Breece Hall, Iowa State, 6-1, 215, So., Wichita, Kansas. G — Derek Schweiger, Iowa State, 6-3, 311, Jr., Plymouth, Wisconsin. WR — Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State, 6-3, 207, Jr., Jacksonville, Florida.