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Much to the chagrin of the wannabe Heisman Trophy winner, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Miami Dolphins will soon fire running back Reggie Bush in favor of youngster Lamar Miller. The 27-year-old Bush, who the New Orleans Saints took out of the University of Southern California with the second pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, is viewed as a "luxury" and Miami would only consider retaining him for a discounted price.

While the top-ranked University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish waits to compete against No. 2 Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game on January 7 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, it was announced today that Brian Kelly will become the first two-time winner of the Home Depot Coach of the Year. The 51-year-old Kelly, who is 81-32 since debuting on the sideline with Central Michigan in 2004, initially earned the award in 2009 while coaching the University of Cincinnati Bearcats.

With starting quarterback Everett Golson and the University of Notre Dame getting embarrassed by Alabama 42-14 in last night’s BCS National Championship Game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, the future of Fighting Irish backup Gunner Kiel has become a hot topic. Irish (12-1) head coach Brian Kelly, the winner of the Associated Press college football coach of the year award who is 81-33 since debuting on the sideline with Central Michigan in 2004, chose the 20-year-old Golson as the team’s

Several NFL sources report the Jacksonville Jaguars may trade a lower selection in April’s NFL Draft to acquire Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Matt Flynn. The 27-year-old Flynn, who the Green Bay Packers chose with the 209th selection in 2008, inked a three-year deal for $19.5 million to become a Seahawk last March.

Washington rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III has garnered rave reviews for his performance on the gridiron since training camp commenced July 26 at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia. Griffin, 22, who the Skins nabbed out of Baylor University with the second choice in April’s NFL Draft, signed a four-year, fully guaranteed contract worth $21.1 million on July 18.

After the jury deliberated for nearly 10 hours, “Iron” Mike Tyson was convicted in an Indianapolis courthouse of raping Miss Black Rhode Island Desiree Washington 21 years ago last Sunday on February 10, 1992. Tyson (50-6-0-2, 44 KOs), who remains at 20 the youngest man to ever win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles, was arrested in July 1991 for the crime committed against the 18-year-old Washington.

After missing the entire 2011 campaign to recover from an alarming four neck surgeries in 19 months, future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning won the Associated Press' 2012 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award. The 36-year-old Manning, who tossed 37 touchdowns, against 11 picks, for 4,659 yards this past autumn, thrived in Denver and should be proud of leading the Broncos to a 13-3 mark.

New York defensive end Justin Tuck and guard Chris Snee mocked Green Bay outside linebacker Clay Matthews yesterday for essentially claiming the Packers let the eventual Super Bowl XLVI champion Giants win 37-20 in January’s NFC divisional game at Lambeau Field. "We picked the most inopportune time to play our worst ball," said Matthews, 26, a three-time Pro Bowler who the Packers took out of the University of Southern California with the 26th pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.