Morning sports update: Josh McDaniels reportedly ‘already lining up staff’ for possible head coaching opportunity

"I do not think staying here is a consideration if things are right in either of those two places."

Josh McDaniels during the Patriots' win over the Bills in Dec. 2019.

Today, the Bruins face the Blue Jackets at TD Garden at 7 p.m. Boston is trying to move past a disappointing 3-2 loss to the Devils on Tuesday.

And Boston College football takes on Cincinnati this afternoon in the Birmingham Bowl at 3 p.m.

Elsewhere, Liverpool face Sheffield United, also at 3 p.m.

On Wednesday, Alabama defeated Michigan 35-16 in the Citrus Bowl, including a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage.

Josh McDaniels could leave the Patriots for one of two possible destinations: According to NFL insider Albert Breer, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could leave the team to become a head coach elsewhere. McDaniels has reportedly been linked to the Browns, Giants, and Panthers.


Breer offered his prediction on NBC Sports Boston’s “Early Edition.”

“If he’s offered the job in Carolina, if he’s offered the job in Cleveland and the structure is right, he will go,” Breer said. “And I don’t say that with much hesitation. I do not think staying here is a consideration if things are right in either of those two places. I can tell you that he’s already lining up staff.

“Kevin O’Connell, who is the quarterbacks coach here, who was the quarterback here in 2008, he potentially would be in that staff,” Breer explained. “Jonathan Gannon, who was going to be on his Colts staff, is [defensive backs] coach there, probably would be his defensive coordinator. You’re not doing these sorts of things unless you’re planning to leave, and I do think that that’s part of the equation here. So I do think Cleveland or Carolina if structure was right there, if the right people are in place, I think he goes.”

Trivia: Who holds the record for most all-time passing yards in the history of the Tennessee Titans  franchise (formerly the Houston Oilers)?

(Answer at the bottom).

Hint: He played professionally for 23 seasons, including six years in the Canadian Football League.


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