The board announced the separation of head coach Anthony Lynn, who spent four seasons with the team and accumulated a record of 33 wins for 31 losses.
In 2018, Lynn took the “electrifying” to playoffs, where they upset the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card round, before falling to the New England Patriots in the divisional round. However, in the last two years they have finished with losing marks of 5-11 and 7-9.
“The search for a new head coach will begin immediately,” said Dean Spanos, owner of the Los Angeles team. Lynn had been the only coach since they arrived in Los Angeles – from San Diego – in 2017. (ZETA / Sports)
Lasorda is discharged
Former manager Tom Lasorda was released from the hospital and returned home for the first time in seven weeks, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced. He was admitted to a hospital in Orange County, where he was admitted to intensive care and later transferred to rehab. Also a Hall of Famer, he led the Dodgers from 1976 to 1996, leading them to four National League pennants and two World Series titles. Lasorda was last seen after Game 6 of the 2020 World Series in Arlington, Texas, when the Dodgers won their first championship since 1988. (ZETA / Sports)
DeVonta Smith wins Heisman trophy
DeVonta Smith of the University of Alabama was proclaimed the winner of the coveted Trofeo Heisman, becoming the third Crimson Tide player to win the award, after running backs Mark Ingram II (2009) and Derrick Henry (2015). Smith also became the first wide receiver to win the award since Desmond Howard in 1991 with Michigan. He is the fourth modern wide receiver to win the trophy, after Johnny Rodgers of Nebraska (1972); Tim Brown of Notre Dame (1987); and Howard.
Crimson Tide’s speedy wide receiver led all finalists to Heisman, with 447 first-place votes and 1,856 total points. (ZETA / Sports)