The best way to celebrate the life of Butch Trucks is through music. The co-founding drummer of the Allman Brothers Band tragically passed away on January 24th, 2017, leaving fans to grieve the loss of a true rock and roll icon. Esteemed journalist and ABB biographer Alan Paul, author of One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band, will host “A Tribute To Butch Trucks” night on Wednesday, March 1st at American Beauty NYC with his Big In China band, welcoming special guests Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts Band), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band), Junior Mack (Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band), and more.The Brandon Niederauer Band will open the night, completing the circle of Allman Brothers Band family and friends. Young “Taz” attended Trucks’ first-ever Roots Rock Revival, a 4-night intensive Music Masters Camp, and has returned every year since. It was there that the nine-year-old played before his idols on stage for the first time, and it was then that he was officially welcomed with open arms. The Trucks-hosted event was also where Niederauer met biographer Alan Paul, and now they will play it forward together.Roots Rock Revival will continue in his honor, welcoming new artists TBA in addition to the torch carriers Oteil Burbridge, Luther Dickinson, and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars. The tribute concert will also serve as an unofficial reunion for those who have attended over the last four years, and for the extended family and friends of New York who seek a place to come together during this extraordinarily sad time and celebrate his music.Proceeds from “A Tribute To Butch Trucks” will be donated to the Allman Brothers Band’s Museum at the The Big House under his name. You can buy tickets here.– SHOW INFO –Band: Alan Paul and his Big In China Band w/ Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts Band), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band), Junior Mack (Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band), and more members of the extended Allman Brothers family. Special Guest: The Brandon Niederauer Band.Venue: American Beauty NYC – 251 W. 30th Street – New York, NY 10001Date: Wednesday – March 1st, 2017Time: Doors 7pm / Show 8pmTickets: $20adv / $25dosBuy Tickets. All proceeds go to the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House under Butch’s name.
Junior Pat McCormick and sophomore Brett Rocheleau won the election for student body president and vice president after capturing 64 percent of the vote in Thursday’s runoff, Judicial Council president Marcelo Perez said. McCormick and Rocheleau defeated junior James Ward and freshman Heather Eaton in the runoff election. “It was a very normal turnout, with just a little over 3,000 students voting,” Perez said. “No more or no less than usual.” McCormick, who currently serves as the chair of the Senate Social Concerns Committee, said he looks forward to working toward a smooth transition with current student body president Catherine Soler and vice president Andrew Bell. “We want to build on the extraordinary foundation their leadership has built for student government,” he said. The ticket’s top priority is going to be trying to connect to students in all areas of their life, McCormick said. “We want to try to transform student government as a way of amplifying students’ voices and responding to issues that students care about,” he said. “It is our hope that we can build a student government that allows students to chart their own course for the future of Notre Dame.” McCormick said they hope to make student government more about students by creating a committee for constituent services. “Ultimately, moral conscience is at the core of all of our ideas,” he said. Rocheleau, who was out of town when the polls closed at 8 p.m., received the results of the election via Skype. “I’m very excited and I wish I was there,” he said. “We’re both looking forward to a great year.” Ward and Eaton received 35.9 percent of the vote in the runoff. Eaton said the ticket was excited to have made it to this point in the election. “It’s definitely something to cross off the bucket list,” Eaton said. “I just want to thank everyone who has supported us. It’s been a great run.” Ward said he hopes to remain involved with student government despite the loss. “I’m thinking about jumping into the policy side of things,” he said. “It definitely opens up a lot of opportunities.” McCormick said he and Rocheleau are looking forward to taking office April 1. “We have high hopes for Notre Dame and the role that Notre Dame can play in higher education,” McCormick said. “We want to help students realize those hopes for our school.”
Urban MeyerIf Meyer is going to make the jump to the NFL, then why not stay close to home to do it? Meyer would galvanize a fan base heavy with Ohio State crossover fans. He has a strong voice and should be able to hire a staff that would get the most out of Mayfield.Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Meyer have a good relationship. This is a risky hire, but it’s one that would have more of a leash than Kitchens had.NFL assistants to watch for BrownsJosh McDanielsWe know what McDaniels did to the Colts and that there’s a good chance he takes over for Bill Belichick in New England. The Barberton, Ohio, native has been mentioned in Browns coaching searches in the past, too, and it has never materialized.McDaniels is a good fit for the talent on offense, but can the Browns trust him to take the job?Greg RomanRoman worked wonders with Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco and is doing it again in Baltimore with Lamar Jackson, a quarterback the Browns have watched take over the division.Roman could bring that much-needed creativity to the Cleveland offense while at the same time leaving a division rival. That’s a win-win for the Browns, but it might be tough to pull off.Robert SalehSaleh’s rise began as a quality control coach for Pete Carroll in Seattle, and he has continued that progression as the defensive coordinator for San Francisco the last three seasons. Saleh’s high-energy sideline demeanor is a hit with the cameras, but there’s substance where that comes from.San Francisco was the “it” team in the NFL in 2018 before breaking out in 2019. Saleh is ready to be a first-time head coach, and he would have a defensive line to build around in Cleveland.College coaches to watch for Browns (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/a8/ab/lincoln-riley-120519-getty-ftr_184v9f33k407c1pa6txok9roaz.jpg?t=-650219778&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ee/fe/urban-meyer-081818-ftrjpg_1w2jpm1p9mkmo1bdyua6qk23z4.jpg?t=56039198&w=500&quality=80 MORE: Browns fire Kitchens after 6-10 seasonHere is a list of the best replacement options.Browns coaching candidates: The best betsMike McCarthy This assumes general manager John Dorsey and a front office staff filled with former Green Bay personnel stays on. McCarthy took a season off after being fired by the Packers last year. He has 125 career wins, which ranks 30th all time among NFL coaches, and the well-documented relationship with Aaron Rodgers overshadows the success McCarthy enjoyed in Green Bay.Remember, Rodgers was a first-time starter with McCarthy, who could be the right voice for Mayfield.Ron RiveraUPDATE: The Redskins announced they have hired Rivera as their head coach.The Browns were an undisciplined team in 2019, much like the one Rivera inherited in Carolina when he arrived in 2011. Rivera, with the help of franchise quarterback Cam Newton, took the Panthers to four playoff appearances and a Super Bowl. He did that by walking the line between disciplinarian and player’s coach.Rivera played on the 1985 Bears team, too, and his defenses reflected that. Carolina finished in the top 10 in total defense five times during his tenure as coach. Lincoln RileyThe Mayfield tie is obvious, and Riley has led three College Football Playoff runs at Oklahoma. If Riley does want the NFL, then why not go with a quarterback he knows? That offensive scheme can work in the pros, and Mayfield might regain his rookie form with his old coach. The Browns fired Freddie Kitchens on Sunday night after a disastrous, 6-10 season in which the preseason hype did not match the record on the field. Kitchens was Cleveland’s ninth different head coach since the franchise returned in 1999, and the next coach will inherit a talented roster that includes Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham Jr. and Myles Garrett.That coach will be expected to get this team back to the postseason for the first time since the 2002 season. Then again, Mayfield played a role in retaining Kitchens. Is this the message the Browns want to send?Matt RhuleWe would put Brian Kelly or Jim Harbaugh here, but we think those two will stay put as well-known coaches in the college game. Rhule, however, makes for an interesting candidate because of his track record at Temple and Baylor.He develops NFL talent well and showed he can manage a rebuild with Baylor. This would be a longshot given the other candidates on the board, but it’s a name that might get tossed around if some of those big names fall through.