The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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Urban Meyer to Step Down as Ohio State Head Coach After Rose Bowl (Yahoo Sports) Ohio State coach Urban Meyer plans to step down and will coach his final game in the Rose Bowl, sources told Yahoo Sports.

Flashback: In October, Clay Travis Predicted Urban Meyer Would Quit (Outkick) “I think there is a legitimate question about whether Urban Meyer will ‘pull an Urban Meyer in Florida’ and blame health conditions and ride off into the sunset and no longer coach at Ohio State”

The College Football Playoff Committee Got It Right (Outkick) You can’t simply take the team with the best record because if you do, you’d have to take UCF, a team without a challenging schedule the equal of a power five conference team. So we end up with a balancing test between best and most deserving.

The N.F.L. Coaching Carousel Takes a Big Turn. Who’s Next? (New York Times) For the first time in 98 seasons, Green Bay fired a coach midseason. The search is on for Mike McCarthy’s replacement.

Clay Travis: Playoff Committee Got it Right But There Should Have Been Debate on Notre Dame (Outkick)

Nexstar Confirms Deal to Buy Tribune Media for $4.1 Billion (Wall Street Journal) Deal will create the largest local TV-station operator in the U.S.

Is There Any Stopping Another Alabama-Clemson Title Game? (538) Further, is there a more ridiculous bowl name than the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla?

Heisman Odds Watch: Kyler Murray Emerges from Championship Weekend as Favorite (The Action Network) Following conference championship weekend, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray is now the betting favorite to win this year’s Heisman Trophy.

Clay Travis: Jalen Hurts’ Performance is One of the Greatest Comeback Stories Ever (Outkick)

College Football Coaching Changes Carousel (CBS Sports) We are spending the first part of the offseason breaking down the entire 2018-19 college football coaching cycle.

The Patriots Aren’t Going Anywhere, and Neither Is Russell Wilson (The Ringer) While newcomer franchises like the Rams have taken the NFL by storm this season, league stalwarts showed on Sunday that they plan on sticking around.

By Choosing Oklahoma Over Georgia, Committee Puts Playoff Expansion Frenzy on Hold (for Now) (Yahoo Sports) Putting Georgia in the playoff could have started the push for an eight-team format that includes automatic bids for all five Power 5 champions, a bid for the highest ranked Group of Five champion and two wild cards.

Clay Travis: Kirby Smart’s Decision to Fake Punt was Coaching Malpractice (Outkick)

‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Dip For NFL & NBC As L.A. Chargers Beat Steelers (Deadline) In a season that has seen upticks from last year’s hobbled ratings results, Sunday’s numbers stumbled for the network and the NFL.

Oklahoma-Alabama Over/Under Highest Ever in College Football Playoff (The Action Network) The Oklahoma-Alabama over/under of 79 is the highest in the five-year history of the College Football Playoff.

Ranking Every Non-Playoff Bowl Game From Least Watchable to Most Watchable (Sports Illustrated) we’ve ranked the 37 non-College Football Playoff games in terms of their watchability (we shouldn’t need to tell you that Alabama-Oklahoma and Clemson-Notre Dame are must-see TV).

NFL Weekly Betting Recap (OddsShark) you’ll see who covered the spread, who won outright and whether the game went OVER or UNDER. We also add up the records of each week and keep the year-to-date league-wide betting record.

Clay Travis on Kareem Hunt: Why is the NFL conducting a Domestic Violence Investigation? (Outkick)

Amazon Now in Running in Three-way race to Become World’s Most Valuable Public Company (CNBC) Amazon, Apple and Microsoft have been neck and neck for the title of world’s most valuable public company.

Everything You Need to Know About Possible Government Shutdown That May be Coming This Month (Washington Post) Here we go again. The federal government is at the precipice of another shutdown, this time a partial one, if Congress can’t reach an agreement soon on seven outstanding appropriations bills.

‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Dip For NFL & NBC As L.A. Chargers Beat Steelers (Deadline) In a season that has seen upticks from last year’s hobbled ratings results, Sunday’s numbers stumbled for the network and the NFL.

Clay Travis Talks His New Book “Republicans Buy Sneakers Too” (TJ Moe)

Curt Schilling Gets Last Spot On My 2019 Hall Of Fame Ballot (Forbes) Readers may be surprised that my 10th and last choice this year turned out to be Curt Schilling.

Eagles Fans Slammed Jason Witten For Bringing Up Old Santa Claus Story (For The Win)  The Jason Witten broadcasting tour hit Philadelphia on Monday night and it got off to the type of start that we’ve grown used to seeing this season: A rough one.