Will a Super Bowl victory make Peyton Manning the greatest quarterback in history?

Leading Off: Sac State alums Knapp, Barone aim for Super Bowl glory with Broncos

Published: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 - 6:59 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 - 7:05 pm

It’s been a busy week for Sacramento State football.

Over the weekend, Sac State received verbal scholarship commitments from Bee All-Metro stars Tyler Meteer of Del Oro and Dre Terrell of Pleasant Grove.

This week, alumni Jon Osterhout (American River College’s new interim coach) and Angus McClure (UCLA’s recruiting coordinator) – known as “Hammerheads” when they were standout offensive linemen for the Hornets – made the rounds recruiting in the region.

And two other alums, Denver Broncos assistant coaches Greg Knapp and Clancy Barone, are preparing for Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks in East Rutherford, N.J.

Knapp, Denver’s quarterbacks coach, works with Peyton Manning, who had the best statistical season in NFL history. Manning and Knapp regularly exchange texts and emails well into the night, and Knapp joked this week at media day that those notes come in “after (Manning) puts the kids to bed.”

Added Knapp on Manning: “He wants to put the extra hours in, but we talk about family. We talk about movies. We talk about vacations. We talk about time off. I think the great ones want to be coached. And if you prove you know what you’re talking about, they take to it, and they run with it.”

If the Broncos win Sunday, Knapp and Barone, the tight ends coach, will join players Lonie Paxton (Patriots) and John Gesek (Cowboys) as Sac State alums with Super Bowl rings.

What to watch

NBA, Kings at Dallas, 5:30 p.m., CSNCA: It’s the first game of a Texas two-step for the Kings, who play the Spurs on Saturday.

Today’s poll

Will a Super Bowl victory make Peyton Manning the greatest quarterback in history?

• Yes

• No

Vote above, or go to sacbee.com/sports

Thursday’s results

Who is the best center in the NBA ?

• DeMarcus Cousins: 53%

• Marc Gasol: 11%

• Roy Hibbert: 17%

• Dwight Howard: 12%

• Joakim Noah: 2%

• Others: 5%

Total votes: 206

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