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Ricky Williams On How A Difficult Breakup in College Turned Him Into a Proud Weed-Head (Audio)
by: Black Adam Schefter On Sunday, February 19, 2017Tags: Ricky Williams Texas Longhorns

Before former NFL running back Ricky Williams made it into the league, he was a standout as a Texas Longhorn. During his Heisman Trophy run, Williams broke Tony Dorsett’s 22-year-old NCAA career rushing record and joined Earl Campbell to become the second Texas player to win the Heisman.

He also went through a bad break-up during that year and a smoke session with a friend changed his life forever.

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Jared Goff’s puzzling rookie season doesn’t concern his new quarterback coach.

Greg Olson spent plenty of time watching Goff play at Cal and still sees a “really high” ceiling for the second-year pro.
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“Nothing that I’ve watched so far has deterred me from that same evaluation,” Olson said, per ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez. “I’m just real excited to get a chance to get with him and have a chance to work with him.”

Olson cited Goff’s “tremendous arm talent” as a departure point for guiding last year’s first-overall pick back into the light after a troubling rookie campaign that saw Goff compile an 0-7 record while completing just 54.6 percent of his throws.

“That’s the start, in my opinion,” Olson said Friday. “When you look at evaluating the position, it’s, ‘What kind of arm talent does that player have?’ Certainly a very intelligent player when you look at his test scores and what he was able to do as a student. I just think there’s a lot of intangibles that we’ve all heard about him growing up, from high school through college and the NFL. Tremendous work ethic. So, there’s a lot of things there.”

The hope is that this new Rams coaching staff can do what Jeff Fisher’s underwhelming crew could not: develop talent on offense. Coordinator Matt LaFleur and 31-year-old head coach Sean McVay certainly accomplished that last season with Matt Ryan and Kirk Cousins, respectively.

The first order of business is finding a collection of weapons for Goff to grow with. The Rams — for years — have done very little in terms of finding game-changing pass-catchers, something that better change in a hurry.

“With these young players,” Olson said, “the quicker they get in and get assimilated to an offensive scheme, and have a chance to get with their coordinator and get with their head coach, and really learn the offense, the better chance they’ll have for success.”

That’s what plenty of Rams fans expected to see last year with Goff, a highly touted prospect who showed less progress than a host of fellow rookie passers. His new coaches will be judged directly on his growth in Year 2.

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I am currently on an almost disturbingly packed flight traveling from LAX to Houston, the site of Super Bowl LI. Yes, it is time. To get into the spirit of H-Town, I googled “Houston rock bands”, but unfortunately, you’re pretty much SOL if you’re not a fan of the driving blues rock of ZZ Top. On the plus side, the search reminded me that Blue October exists. Hi guys!

This will be my sixth Super Bowl trip with NFL.com. I still love being part of the experience: The buzz in the host city, the way the hotel lobby bar explodes when everyone gets into town on Friday, the up-close-and-personal view of prominent television personalities who can’t hold their liquor, and of course, the opportunity to watch the game of the year in person. I may still yet become a bitter and cynical sportswriter, but I’m not there yet. I feel lucky to be here.

And what will I be doing here? My Around The NFL Podcast cohorts — the heroes Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling and Kevin Patra — will have boots on the ground covering the Patriots and Falcons. I’ve worked that beat in the past, but my job in Houston will be to offer a glimpse of what life is like with the Super Bowl in town.

I’ll mix with the locals, frequent area businesses (mostly bars and barbecue joints), case Radio Row, report on Lady Gaga, get behind the velvet ropes and maybe, just maybe, find out why Derek Carr blocked me on Twitter. Why, Derek, why?

If I see Tony Romo and his posse — this happens every year — I will attempt to infiltrate the group and earn their trust like a DEA agent in deep cover. If I see Bill Belichick and Tom Brady at a cigar bar — this could happen, theoretically — I’ll ask if they’ve ever once thought about the feelings of Jets fans in the past 15 years. I will go to the hotel gym four times. Definitely three times. OK, twice. I will definitely walk by the hotel gym.

And I’ll be in the winning locker room after the game, showing you what it’s like at the moment a bunch guys reach the summit of the profession. For Money Lynch in Super Bowl XLVIII, that meant dancing like nobody was watching 27 photographers were watching.
For Aqib Talib after Super Bowl 50, that meant making out with his own reflection in the Lombardi …
Access and feel. That’s what I’ll try to deliver all week. First stop: Media Night at Minute Maid Park. Let’s do this.