Friday, February 28, 2014
Wake-up caw: Harbaugh's statue ceremony
By Jamison Hensley
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh will be inducted into Miami University's Cradle of Coaches Association and immortalized with a statue at Yager Stadium on April 19, according to the Oxford, Ohio, school.
Harbaugh, a 1984 graduate of Miami, will be the latest inductee to the Cradle of Coaches, which includes Paul Brown, Earl “Red” Blaik, Carm Cozza, Paul Dietzel, Weeb Ewbank, Ara Parseghian, John Pont and Bo Schembechler.
Harbaugh's bronze, full-body statue will depict him coaching on the sidelines during the Ravens' Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Here's the rest of your wake-up caw ...
- Wide receiver Deonte Thompson will no longer be facing a felony drug charge in Gainesville, Fla., his lawyer told The Baltimore Sun. The clerk of court said that Thompson is still listed officially as being charged with felony possesion of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Thompson was arrested on Feb. 21.
- Corey Graham, the Ravens' soon-to-be free agent cornerback, could reunite in Detroit with former secondary coach Teryl Austin, according to Comcast SportsNet. The Lions had serious secondary issues last season, and one of Detroit’s starting cornerbacks, Rashean Mathis, is a free agent.
- The team's official website looked back at how current Ravens fared at the combine. For those interested, quarterback Joe Flacco ran the 40-yard dash in 4.84 seconds.
- The Ravens didn't raise ticket prices for the 2014 season, according to The Sun. The team increased ticket prices by 10 percent per seat last year.