Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

Smith shoots OC
past Tornadoes

Jackson Smith’s second-half goal was all Obion Central needed to remain unbeaten in a 1-0 prep soccer victory over Union City Tuesday evening at War Memorial Stadium.
Smith scored off a feed from Alex Terrell.
Central (7-0) outshot UC 21-2.
The Tornadoes, who recorded the first win in program history against Ripley on Monday, fell to 1-9.
Obion Central has a critical matchup vs. Crockett County Thursday at home, while UC next plays at McKenzie on Thursday.

’Bama assistant
inks ‘Smart’ deal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is receiving a hefty raise while boss Nick Saban’s salary is staying put.
University trustees on Tuesday approved a three-year deal that would be worth $3.85 million for Smart. Saban’s terms and salary remained the same except for performance bonuses changed to reflect a four-team playoff that will start in two seasons.
Saban will make $200,000 if Alabama makes it to the semifinals, $300,000 for a berth in the championship game and $400,000 for a title. He has led the Tide to three of the last four national titles.
He received a deal in March 2012 worth nearly $45 million over eight years.
Smart received a raise last year to $950,000 and interviewed for the head coaching position at Auburn.

Published in The Messenger 4.17.13

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