GLENDALE, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 23: Head coach Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams looks on during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Way before Sean McVay was one of the top coaches in the NFL, he was just a young kid trying to climb the coaching ladder. At one point, that led him to look to the old Big East for a job.In a recent episode of Barstool Sports’ ‘Pardon My Take’ podcast , McVay revealed that he applied for a position on Doug Marrone’s staff at Syracuse back in 2009. The position was for a quality control coach during Marrone’s first season with the Orange.McVay didn’t get hired, but it sounds like that was more his choice than Marrone’s. Instead of heading to Central New York, he took a job with the UFL’s Florida Tuskers as a quality control and wide receivers coach.Via Syracuse.com: “I said, ‘You know, you actually refused my resume,’ ” McVay said, recounting a recent get-together with Marrone and other coaches. “But in all actuality, I was very close to going and working with him if the United Football League opportunity didn’t present itself.”The type of role McVay applied for at Syracuse typically doesn’t pay much and is a short-term opportunity, so he wouldn’t have been with the Orange long had he accepted. Still, it would have been cool for Syracuse to add him to its impressive list of head coaches who once paid their dues there.A decade later, the 33-year-old McVay is coming off a Super Bowl appearance in his second season as head coach of the Los Angeles Rams. Despite the loss to New England on the big stage, McVay’s Rams should once again be considered a top contender in the NFC.This offseason, a number of NFL teams searching for head coaches tried to find the ‘next Sean McVay’, in some cases hiring anyone they could who had ties to the young offensive savant.
In the latest incident, two Bosnian Muslim men were apprehended on Monday evening after a hand grenade was thrown at a Serb Orthodox Church in the Federation-controlled town of Sanski Most. One of them made a confession, spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York.The grenade attack was the third violent incident at a religious institution in recent days. It came on the heels of a mob rampage by Bosnian Serbs earlier yesterday at a sixteenth-century mosque in Banja Luka that was slated for reconstruction. Hundreds of hard-liners broke through a police cordon and surrounded the city’s Islamic community centre, where more than 200 individuals had sought shelter from the mob before being escorted out by local police.According to Mr. Eckhard, UN officials met today with Republika Srpska authorities in Banja Luka and with local court officials in Trebinje, where Bosnian Serbs demonstrated violently on Saturday at another mosque that is to be reconstructed. The UN expects that criminal charges will be filed later today against participants in Saturday’s violence, he said.Meanwhile, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today expressed outrage over Monday’s violence in Banja Luka. “International and local officials see the reconstruction of mosques as a powerful symbol of ethnic reconciliation in Republika Srpska,” spokesman Kris Janowski said, noting that the area had suffered some of the most brutal “ethnic cleansing” in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the war. “The violent demonstration yesterday dealt a blow to the effort to reconcile Bosnia’s former foes,” he added.