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BOCA RATON, Fla. Andrew Ference Oilers Jersey . -- Florida Atlantic has withdrawn Carl Pelinis resignation as football coach and has fired him instead, saying they had cause to do so because he failed to report certain conduct of a member of his staff. The letter, dated Tuesday and sent to Pelinis home address by FAU Interim President Dennis Crudele, does not cite drug use as a reason for the firing. Pelini resigned Oct. 30 after FAU athletic director Patrick Chun said he and former defensive co-ordinator Pete Rekstis acknowledged using illegal drugs. Pelini denied that claim, though a member of his FAU staff assisted the schools investigation by writing an affidavit claiming to have personally witnessed him using marijuana and cocaine. Pelini eventually asked that the resignation be withdrawn and got his wish, though did not get his job back. "I recognize the importance to you of clarifying that you did not resign because you admitted to using illegal drugs, and that FAU did not terminate your employment because of a finding that you used illegal drugs," Crudele wrote. "Accordingly, to clarify these significant points and to complete our discussions regarding your separation from employment at FAU, your resignation is withdrawn." Crudele also told Pelini that FAU believes its officials acted properly with the way they handled the circumstances surrounding the coachs departure. The move means the former coach will not be asked for a $500,000 repayment the school could have demanded because he resigned, though it was unclear if the Owls would have pursued that fee anyway. It also lauds Pelini for the work he did with the Owls. FAU (5-6) is 3-0 since Pelini was replaced by interim coach Brian Wright, and could become bowl-eligible with a win in the regular-season finale against FIU. Crudele wrote to Pelini that the Owls finish this season "is a direct reflection of your good work." Crudeles letter also indicates that Pelini has waived his right to appeal the firing. Teddy Purcell Jersey . The 43-year-old closer, in his 19th and final big league season, has said hed like to play the outfield. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says hes thinking about allowing Rivera to do it this weekend, when the Yankees finish their season with a three-game series at the Houston Astros. Jari Kurri Oilers Jersey . Blackwood, 28, has played the last three seasons in the San Diego Padres system, including the past two summers with Class AA San Antonio of the Texas League. . Numbers Game looks into the Canadiens securing the services of Thomas Vanek in a trade with the New York Islanders. The Canadiens Get: LW Thomas Vanek and a conditional fifth-round pick.Drama, drama and more drama. Week 11 in the CFL had storylines in each game that were easy to understand and enjoyable to watch unfold. Calgary improved to 8-2 and Edmonton regressed to 1-9. And still, the majority of the attention was on Ed Hervey and his critical comments about his team - specifically Simeon Rottier. Now I do understand the frustration that he feels as a key management individual because his vision and desires have evaporated. And were only in September. But it was the wrong way to handle it. If Edmonton had won 42-3, Hervey would have looked like a genius with his confronting and motivating. But it didnt happen. Kris Sweet was caught on camera berating his players after pass protection problem and that didnt work either. Both Hervey and Sweet I have a lot of respect for, but there has to be a better way. Pro football is a tough business and one that has a level of pressure that not all can handle and in some moments need to stay private. From the players perspective, especially if youre young, you become so conscious of avoiding mistakes that you hesitate letting go and being aggressive. Confrontation does work, but confrontation in a public venue is difficult to deal with and accept. Edmonton has become this very interesting psychological study of human emotion under stress and its results. And which way it gravitates is speculation at this point. Now lost in all the drama with Edmonton is Calgarys 8-2 record - tied for first place and John Hufnagel completing his 100th game as the teams head coach (Congratulations, coach!). In Hamilton, the story is whats wrong with the B.C. Lions and (dont know) and what is right with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (that I do know). The man with a plan is Kent Austin and his plan is being seen in a physical form on the football field. Dennis McPhee has slowly but consistently improved the Ticats defensive line to a point that now they are a group of game changing athletes. Each positional increment has progressed, but the challenge has now changed for Hamilton as the schedule has now changed. Gone are the Eskimos and Bombers,, here are the Stampeders and Riders and all the teams that are polished and winning. Nail Yakupov Jersey. . Its often said that the personality of a team is reflected in the head coach. Well, if I could describe Kent Austin in one word it would be "steady." Not to high, not too low - just maintaining focus on the goal of winning football. The team is like that too. Just getting a little better each week, game by game and not letting opinion and criticism get you down. They have a big challenge this week at the 8-2 Stampeders, but win or lose this Ticat team will not panic - just progress. With Toronto, a very significant 37-30 win in Montreal and a bounce back game for Zack Collaros in so many ways. They did not play well last Tuesday in their disaster of a 20-9 loss and did not play very well in the first half of their 37-30 win. Collaros was 12-of-18 for 100 yards and an interception in that half with one yard rushing. In the second half, there was a different confidence level and a different result - 18-for-25, 236 yards with two touchdowns and 41 yards rushing. When the times were toughest, Collaros responded with his best for some excellent drama. The Argos are now 6-4 and thats the good news. The bad news is that they travel to Saskatchewan next to play a Rider team coming off a loss in Winnipeg.  And how about Winnipeg! You have to go back to July 4 to find the last registered win for Bomber football - 19-11 over Montreal. Now I can still say this and that and that and this about what has to improve but why not just enjoy the experience of winning as for one week? The pressure is off! And a good trade for the Bombers too - Pierce returns to the Lions for a fresh start and with Akeem Foster they get a tall Canadian target with genuine upside. Now the Bombers have Edmonton in back-to-backs and need to sweep the Eskimos. If they do - you never know. Thats right, I am saying you still have a chance!  So with Week 11 over and Week 12 about to begin, Im certainly looking forward to another new discussion of dramatic stories. Should be very interesting. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '