Kizer to enter draft; Rams fire Fisher

Published 1:58 am Tuesday, December 13, 2016

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer is giving up his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Kizer put together a solid junior season for a disappointing Fighting Irish team that went 4-8 in 2016. He threw for 2,925 yards and 26 touchdowns, and rushed for 472 yards and eight touchdowns.  He ranks among the most prolific players in Notre Dame history despite playing extensively in only 24 games over the past two seasons.
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Kizer could end up being the first quarterback selected in the draft in April.
Rams fire Fisher as coach
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Fisher has been fired Monday by the Los Angeles Rams.
The team’s coach since 2012, Fisher compiled a 31-45-1 record with the Rams and oversaw the move from St. Louis to Los Angeles this past offseason.
The lack of success on the field, capped by a 42-14 home rout at the hands of Atlanta on Sunday, spelled the end for Fisher.
Los Angeles is 4-9 this season and has scored a league-low 194 points.
“Making a decision such as this, especially during the season, is one of the most difficult in sports,” Rams owner Stan Kroenke said.
“I have great respect for Jeff as a coach, person, father and friend.  He has worked tirelessly despite some challenging circumstances. He played an integral role in helping this team make history in returning the NFL to Los Angeles, and we always will be grateful for his commitment and dedication to our organization.
Fisher, 58, went 147-126 as coach of the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans and helped that franchise in its relocation. He led the Titans to the 1999 AFC championship.

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