With his knee having to be repaired coming off of an ACL injury, King is hopeful to be back in time for Miami’s season opener against the formidable Alabama Crimson Tide.,Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

With King out, he can patrol the sidelines and meeting rooms and teach the other players what he knows about leadership.,3- Force Lashlee to adjust his play calling read more

San Clemente High football assistant coach Joe Wood, who was the head coach at Aliso Niguel when it won a CIF championship, died Friday night.,He was Aliso Niguel’s first varsity football head coach.,Wood coached Aliso Niguel from the 1993 season through the 2005 season.,His replacement after the ’05 season was Jeff Veeder, who was an Aliso assistant coach.,Kurt Westling was on the ’96 championship team coaching staff at Aliso Niguel and would later become the school’s third head coach in 2010.

Quarterbacks coach Dana Bible has decided to retire after three seasons at UCLA.,With the Bruins, Bible has helped with the progression of quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who started as a true freshman and has led the team during the past three seasons.,Thompson-Robinson had a 156.29 pass efficiency rating, the best mark by a UCLA starting quarterback since 2005, in five starts during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.,No decision has been announced on a replacement for Bible, but former UCLA quarterback and current wide receivers coach Jerry Neuheisel might be a candidate.,Neuheisel, the son of former UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel, was brought on as a graduate assistant in 2018 and worked closely with the quarterbacks and receivers.

FILE – In this Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 file photo, Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley watches his players before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla.,Staley agreed to become the Los Angeles Chargers’ coach on Sunday night after one season as the defensive coordinator for the crosstown Rams.,The distance between the Chargers and Rams training facilities is 83 miles, but Staley’s journey to an NFL head coach has taken him from playing quarterback at the University of Dayton to 11 years as a collegiate assistant.,Broncos offensive coordinator Ed Donatell, who worked with Staley for three years, called him “the Sean McVay of defense” this past season to Denver reporters and said he is ready to be a head coach despite limited coordinator experience.,Buffalo offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, whose team will play at Kansas City in the AFC championship game next Sunday, was considered the front-runner until Staley’s second interview.

The Buffalo Bills beat the Baltimore Ravens 17-3 for a spot in the AFC championship game.,Rodgers threw two TD passes and ran for another score to lead the top-seeded Green Bay Packers into the NFC championship game with a 32-18 win over the Los Angeles Rams.,Allen threw a TD pass to Stefon Diggs and Taron Johnson returned an interception a record-tying 101 yards for a touchdown to lead Buffalo past Baltimore 17-3 for a spot in the AFC championship game.,The Bills will either play the Kansas City Chiefs or the Cleveland Browns in the AFC championship game.,While the Packers will either play the New Orleans Saints or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC championship game.

The injury thrust an injured Jared Goff into the game and his fate wasn't much more pleasant, at least for the most part, seeing as he was sacked twice in only a handful of plays before finally locating the big play -- by way of a 44-yard grab by wideout Cooper Kupp that could've easily been an interception instead.,Russell Wilson wasn't faring much better though, sacked three times in less than 1.5 quarters -- two of the blows being delivered by defensive lineman Donald before the Rams lost the Pro Bowler to a rib injury early in the second half.,But even without Donald, Wilson couldn't get anything going en route to an abysmal outing, while Goff ended up making the right plays at the right time.,It was a messy contest by both teams, but the Seahawks truly wet the bed -- particularly in the fourth quarter and helped mightily by an elite defensive outing by Los Angeles -- punctuated by a turnover that led to Goff hitting wide receiver Robert Woods for what would be the game-sealing 15-yard touchdown.,And even with Donald out for most of the second half, there seemed to be nothing Seattle could do to protect Wilson from being pushed, pulled, hurried and tossed around -- en route to being sacked five times and hit a total of 10 times over the course of the game.

No NFL team scored more points during the regular season than the Green Bay Packers.,That sets up an intriguing showdown of strength vs. strength when MVP favorite Aaron Rodgers and the Packers (13-3) host All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald and the Rams (11-6) in an NFC divisional playoff game Saturday.,DONALD’S HEALTH Donald left the Seahawks game last week with injured ribs, but the Rams have expressed confidence the six-time All-Pro will play Saturday.,FANS AT LAMBEAU The Packers will be playing a home game in front of paying spectators for the first time this season.,Green Bay hadn’t allowed any spectators for its first four regular-season home games due to the pandemic.

Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur and Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay say their friendship and shared history shouldn’t have much of an impact on their teams’ upcoming NFC divisional playoff matchup.,LaFleur was the Rams’ offensive coordinator in 2017 during the first year of McVay’s head coaching tenure after they spent four seasons as assistants on Mike Shanahan’s Washington staff.,LaFleur says he learned his lesson as a first-year head coach last season matching up twice with the San Francisco 49ers, whose staff included his younger brother Mike as passing game coordinator.,McVay credits his time working on Mike Shanahan’s staff with LaFleur and the Shanahans for helping mold him into the coach he is now.,After Mike Shanahan was fired at the close of a 3-13 season in 2013, McVay remained at Washington as part of Jay Gruden’s staff while LaFleur spent a year as Notre Dame’s quarterbacks coach before heading to Atlanta.