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K2 Sports: the wild NCAA College Football Championship, "Chucky" returns as Raiders head coach

Newly named head coach for the Oakland Raiders, Jon Gruden
Newly named head coach for the Oakland Raiders, Jon Gruden

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This week, the NCAA College Championship game was a wild clash between the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia. After being scoreless in the first half, Alabama pulled off a wild comeback to force overtime and won the game in dramatic fashion.

But it was the actions of Alabama linebacker Mekhi Brown that got a lot of the attention. After a key play, he appeared to throw a punch at an opposing player, and even had to be restrained in an altercation with a member of his team's coaching staff.

Brown was not punished, and was allowed to return to the field. We'll talk about whether that was the appropriate action. And the Raiders get a new and familiar face to lead the team. 

The Oakland - but soon to be Las Vegas - Raiders hired former coach Jon Gruden to be their next head coach. He coached the team for four seasons, taking them to the playoffs twice but left them after the 2001 season, went to Tampa and won a Super Bowl the very next season beating the Raiders. 

We'll go over that, and a lot more with Brian and Andy Kamentezky.