“After deliberation over many weeks and a thorough analysis of the entirety of Urban’s tenure with our team, I am bitterly disappointed to arrive at the conclusion that an immediate change is imperative for everyone.” That was Jacksonville Jags owner owner Shad Khan using very gentle language to announce that coach Urban Meyer has been fired after less than one season. Given his performance on and off the field, it’s a miracle he lasted this long.

+ On the opposite end of the football spectrum: How Deion Sanders Turned Jackson State Into the Best Story in College Football. In addition to winning, “Sanders pulled off one of the most remarkable recruiting feats in recent college football history.”

+ Tom Brady signs NIL (name, image, likeness) deals with college athletes for new apparel line. (The athletes include Sanders’ son Shedeur.) It’s a whole new ballgame, folks.