Florida A&M University has parted ways with Rattlers head football coach Earl Holmes. The school says it’s time to take its football team in a new direction.
FAM-U Hall of Famer and former pro linebacker Earl Holmes’ was let go days before the school’s homecoming weekend. Holmes shook hands with players and gave goodbyes Tuesday in an emotional exit from the school. FAM-U spokesman Jimmy Miller says Holmes has been placed on a leave of absence until his contract ends in January.
It’s funny how a horse race mirrors a horse’s career: years of training, hours of television coverage, and hats that strain credulity. And then the gate goes down, the horses are off, and whole thing is over in less than three minutes. The race itself is only a small part of the spectacle, just as a horse’s racing career is only a small part of its life. Barbi Moline of Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care, or Florida TRAC, works with horses after they’ve left racing. Moline says every horse comes to her group with different needs.
The NFL brings new players into the league each year through a seven round draft. But before the draft, scouts, coaches, and other staff members get a couple of chances to meet and evaluate prospective players. Pro Day is one of the last of these events on the way to the draft, and Florida State Coach Jimbo Fisher says it offers a unique opportunity for the players.
The first female athlete in the United States Postal Service’s Black Heritage Series is a Florida A&M University alumna.
Althea Gibson was the first African-American to win several major tennis tournaments, including Wimbledon. And FAMU Alumni Association President Tommy Mitchell , who knew her when he was a child, says she had an impact off the court as well.