Coaches, Critics, and the Confidence of Grace

It was a headline that probably shouldn’t have surprised me, but it did. As I scrolled through Twitter Sunday afternoon these were the words that caught my attention: “Purdue fires football coach Darrell Hazell.” At one level, it’s a predictable decision. Since Hazell took over the program, the wins simply haven’t been there. And in […]

Mistakes and Missed Field Goals

If you’re a football fan, you probably know about the surprising ending to this weekend’s playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks. With less than a minute remaining, Vikings kicker Blair Walsh missed a short 27-yard field goal that would have won the game for his team. As a general rule of thumb, […]