Saturday, July 24, 2010
RTC: Titans RB coach Pola leaves for USC
By ESPN.com staff
Reading the coverage:
Forbes magazine's annual list of the 50 most valuable sports franchises has the Texans listed at number 10. The Houston Chronicle reports: "The Texans' exalted financial status -- the franchise is valued at $1.15 billion, according to Forbes -- reflects the almighty power of the NFL, football's cherished place in Texas' culture, the largesse of Harris County taxpayers and the kismet of showing up at the right place at the right time."
HoustonTexans.com has a position preview of the team's safeties.
The Colts signed another pick from the 2010 draft class after inking a four-year deal with seventh-round pick linebacker Kavell Conner.
Jacksonville is focused on signing defensive tackle Tyson Alualu after inking a deal with sixth-round draft pick running back and punt returner Deji Karim.
Running back coach Kennedy Pola is leaving Tennessee and will be the new offensive coordinator at USC. Coach Jeff Fisher was particularly upset that USC coach Lane Kiffin failed to contact him before the hire. Fisher told The Tennessean: “So I am very disappointed in the lack of professionalism on behalf of Lane, to call me and leave me a voice mail after Kennedy had informed me he had taken the job. It is just a lack of professionalism."
The Titans will start the season with a new group of linebackers. "I think everyone tries to prepare themselves for whatever might happen because we have no idea what the final look is going to be," linebacker Colin Allred told the The Tennessean.