About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wagner laments Schindler red card after Huddersfield defeat to Burnleyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield boss David Wagner believes Christopher Schindler’s dismissal influenced defeat to Burnley.The Terriers lost 2-1 as Schindler was sent off before halftime.Wagner, speaking to BBC Sport, said: “The sending off was the big decision that went against us, even if I thought it was the correct decision.”We started the game well and took the lead. We take this result on the chin. We have our own plan and schedule of what we have to do.”Statistically 100% we are relegated because no team has survived with 10 points after 21 games but this doesn’t change that we have something in our mind of what we will do.”We beaten lot of statistics in the past. We know what we have to do. We have our plan to follow and this plan is independent of where we are in the table.”
Callum Hudson-Odoi & Bayern Munich: Why quitting Chelsea would be career mistakeby Chris Beattie9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: A move to Bayern Munich? In January 2019? Well, for Callum Hudson-Odoi, that would be a career mistake.Fresh from a first Cup semifinal. A first Wembley appearance. For all that at just 18 years of age. Hudson-Odoi still appears to be leaning towards jumping ship and quitting Chelsea for Bayern.Even the most cynical inside his camp must acknowledge, Chelsea – to a man – are doing all they can to convince the kid to stay. The manager is playing him. The coaching staff are praising him. His senior teammates – those who boast league winner’s medals – are telling him to stick with them and stay. Even an 18 year-old Wayne Rooney, before skipping out on Everton, never was afforded such treatment. Yet with Bayern now reaching the threshold set: £40m – a fourth offer inside ten days. The Germans have also shown Hudson-Odoi how much he is wanted in Bavaria.And having seen the success of good friend Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund. Having been charmed by Hasan Salihamidzic, Bayern’s sporting director. And excited by the career path Bayern have mapped out. The good money is on Hudson-Odoi quitting Chelsea and ‘re-launching’ his first team career in Germany.For this column, such a decision would be a mistake. Not a career killer. But definitely one to set the winger’s progress back. The word is Salihamidzic has convinced Hudson-Odoi with assurances he’ll arrive to replace the departing Arjen Robben. He can even have the Dutchman’s No10 shirt if wants it.Dortmund did something similar when convincing Sancho about leaving Manchester City. The England starlet, at the time still yet to make his first team debut, handed the coveted No7 shirt vacated by Ousmane Dembele after his bitter split to Barcelona.And having watched from afar as Sancho has lit up the Bundesliga this past year, you can understand the attraction. Growing up with Sancho. Regarding him as a friend and a peer. Of course Hudson-Odoi is going to want the same – and fancy himself to achieve just that.But Bayern and BVB are two very different clubs. Two clubs with different demands of their players. And very different expectations. At Dortmund a title challenge is a bonus. At Bayern, it’s a must. The simple argument to be made (and yeah, we’ll throw it in here for the sake of it) is if James Rodriguez, of Real Madrid, the captain of Colombia… if he can’t get a game at Bayern, then just what is going on between Hudson-Odoi’s ears to believe he can?But to be fair, Bayern are undergoing a phase of major transition. Robben will leave in the summer. As will Franck Ribery. And emerging to take their places are the rapidly improving Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman. Youth. Pace. Excitement. Indeed, those in Hudson-Odoi’s corner would cite former Arsenal winger Gnabry as a clear indicator that Bayern will back young players in the mode of both attackers.But Gnabry’s success has been a slow burn. As he even stated before Christmas, “I’ve always had to take two steps back for one step forward”. Five years Hudson-Odoi’s senior, the impact made by Gnabry this season has only come after serving a two season apprenticeship at Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim. And of course before that, there were his problems with Tony Pulis at West Brom…Gnabry has been through the wringer and come out the other side. All that went before has prepared him for the demands of Bayern. For Hudson-Odoi, to leave everything he’s established at Chelsea, to just start again from scratch makes little sense. A foreign country. A foreign language. Where no time is granted a young player to make and learn from his mistakes. Hudson-Odoi would be taking a huge – and unnecessary – gamble.He’ll be leaving a career at Chelsea which is suddenly in motion. A locker room where he has the respect – even admiration – of senior players. Title winners. Leaders of nations. At 18 and at a club the size of Chelsea, Hudson-Odoi is the envy of his peers. Is he really going throw all that away at the risk of becoming the next Renato Sanches…? TagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd hero Neville: Solskjaer still has work to doby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Gary Neville says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must continue to prove he can permanent manager of the club.Sunday’s win over Tottenham Hotspur took Solksjaer’s record to six wins from six since taking over as caretaker manager in December.But Neville believes his former teammate still has prove his worth to win the top job.”Before the game, I said if Manchester United lost the game, the result should not determine the outcome of the next United manager,” Neville told Sky Sports.”One thing I will say is because Manchester won, it shouldn’t determine the outcome of the Manchester United manager.”It shouldn’t be like that. We shouldn’t flip from week to week as to whether Solskjaer should be the Manchester United manager at the end of the season or not.”It’s something that I think will need to be looked at in April or May when there’s been a body of work put in.”But it’s been a wonderful start. I’m delighted for him as a person because he’s a brilliant person. He’s a thinker of the game and you’ve seen that in the first half against Tottenham.”He’s come through the coaching ranks in the right way.”He’s done his grounding, if you like, in the reserves at Manchester United. He’s gone away to Norway and done well at Molde. He’s come back and had his bad experience at Cardiff which I think most managers would say that you need. He’s gone back to Molde and now he’s got a little break.”It might be the break of his life but there’s still a lot of work to do. He won’t be getting carried away because he’ll recognise there’s still a lot of work to be done.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool fullback Andrew Robertson: Too soon to consider tableby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool fullback Andrew Robertson says they won’t focus on their Premier League leadership – just yet.The Reds, looking to capture their first ever Premier League title, sit five points clear of reigning champions Manchester City but Robertson claims they will not get carried away.Robertson said, “We’re not looking at the table just yet, there is still a long, long way to go.”Don’t get me wrong, it’s lovely to be five points clear but there are going to be twists and turns this season, as there were last season.”We’ve got off to a good start but it’s about keeping that going and keeping the momentum.”If we keep winning our games, that’s all that matters. But we won’t look at the table until it gets interesting.”
Man Utd boss Solskjaer explains wild touchline behaviourby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained his touchline behaviour at the beginning of their 1-1 draw with Arsenal.From the first minute, Solskjaer shouted on dozens of occasions, sometimes leaping from his seat at the back of the bench, and several times appearing to feverishly gesticulate towards players, including Paul Pogba, Andreas Pereira and Jesse Lingard.He shouted and pointed, waved his arms and had several intense discussions with the players near the sideline.The manager later explained to VG: “The first 15-20 minutes we were a little… I think we could have been a little more direct and positive. “I just wanted the boys to seize the moment, because I felt we controlled the first-half without really creating enough.”Sometimes you sit down, but other times you just get that feeling, you need to explain further.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois blasts media: Lies and nonsenseby Carlos Volcano14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has hit out at reports he’s suffering from ‘anxiety attacks’.Reports has circulated that the goalkeeper had to be taken off during half time of Real Madrid’s Champions League match against Club Brugge due to anxiety, something the club and now player vehemently denied.”I know what it means to be an elite player,” Courtois said. “I’m very happy and I don’t have anxiety problems.”Responsibility from the media is required to not publish lies and nonsense about things like that because at the end of the day, there are people who really suffer from those problems.”I think it’s disrespectful to the player and to the people who are really suffering.”I am happy and training hard and want to give the Real Madrid fans joy.”The people at the [Estadio] Santiago Bernabeu are always a critical audience, we [Real Madrid players] know that, and we will do everything so that they break out in applause.”After the match against Club Brugge, Real Madrid released a statement indicating he had acute gastroenteritis with dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.”I feel good now,” Courtois explained. “It was a strong bout of flu, and not pleasant at all.”Now I have recovered and was able to train almost all of Monday and Tuesday with the team, and did the entire session on Wednesday.”I feel strong again, and had lost a few kilos too.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
dan patrick chris webber fab fiveFormer NBA and Michigan basketball star Chris Webber went on The Dan Patrick Show Wednesday morning. The current NBA analyst for Turner Sports discussed a number of things with Dan Patrick, including, most notably, his time with the Wolverines and ESPN’s 30 for 30 “Fab Five” documentary, which Webber was not a part of. While on that topic, Webber seemed to criticize some of his former teammates, who he says exaggerated their importance in the film. “My whole thing has been it’s always been about us five,” he told Patrick. “And so when one guy has a million highlights in there of himself like he was the leading scorer, like when the stories are all after and embellished it’s just a little hard for me. But I think it was entertaining, there was a lot of truth in it.”Here’s the full interview:
Twitter/@winnalexComedian Daniel Tosh, host of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, really really really hates the Alabama Crimson Tide. On several occasions, he has ripped both Nick Saban and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin on his show, and that continued with last night’s episode.To reiterate his disdain for everything Crimson Tide, a shirtless Daniel Tosh made two Alabama alumni on his writing team get temporary Auburn neck tattoos and yell “War Eagle.”#WarEagle @danieltosh @heartofauburn @wareaglereader pic.twitter.com/7g9wUUQawq— Laurie (@winnalex) August 3, 2016The two writers really don’t seem to mind the gag. Many Alabama fans probably wouldn’t be nearly as cool with it, although you know what you’re in for as an Alabama fan working for Tosh. We’re really unsure of the context here, or why Tosh decided to pull this with college football a few months away, but for him there is no bad time to troll Alabama fans.On a previous episode of his show, Tosh, a Miami Dolphins fan, read excerpts from an unauthorized Saban biography to children, in which the Alabama head coach gives sex advice to his players. The comedian, who bears a resemblance to Lane Kiffin, also made fun of his doppelganger amidst some salacious rumors that emerged about him last September. He also took shots at the College Football Playoff committee for Alabama’s ranking last November.Alabama isn’t the only college football target in Tosh’s cross-hairs, though. He also took a very NSFW shot at Michigan, which drew the ire of Wolverines Jourdan Lewis and John O’Korn on Twitter.Alabama isn’t going anywhere, and Tosh.0 was renewed for a ninth season this past March. You can expect that this won’t be the last time he decides to work his hate for the Crimson Tide into the show. If so, he probably won’t have too much trouble picking up some Auburn fan viewers along the way.[War Eagle Reader]
Unai Emery believes there is no coach better than his long-time rival, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.Guardiola and Emery first clashed in the 2008-09 season, with the latter leading Valencia after guiding Almeria to success in the Spanish top-flight while the former was in his first season overseeing Barcelona.Emery’s side could only manage a point in their two meetings against Guardiola’s eventual league champions, and the current Arsenal boss remains winless in his career against his old rival. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? This Sunday will see Emery’s Gunners travel to the Etihad Stadium in hopes of finally breaking that streak, and looking to avenge the 2-0 defeat in London in August that started Emery’s tenure.And ahead of that match, Emery admitted he doesn’t think there’s a better coach out there than Guardiola.“I have analysed a lot of teams and coaches and I think it’s difficult to find one coach who is better than Guardiola,” Emery told reporters.“His career is a very big career. We started together. He started with the Barcelona second team, I started with Lorca and Almeria [In Spain’s third and second tiers].“I learned a lot looking at his team — it’s good to look at each other when we are coaches to learn different things between us. I think in his career he’s doing the best in all the coaches in the world.”Emery noted that while Guardiola frequently has had great players on his title winning teams at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City, he improves his charges at each stop.“He has had the possibility to take the best players at Barcelona, in Bayern and in City, little by little,” Emery added. “He is, every year, improving with great players and also paying a lot for some players. But he led them, at Barcelona, Bayern and City, one step more every place.“This, for me, is the quality that makes me say he is the best.”While Guardiola’s City side can boast having won the Premier League last season with a record number of points, Emery draws on inspiration for his Arsenal side from the reigning champions’ title rivals this season.Arsenal’s winter window was limited by finances as the club could only afford to bring players in on loan, which they did with Barcelona’s Denis Suarez.And rather than Manchester City, who are the league’s big spenders, Emery sees a better role model for the Gunners in Liverpool and Tottenham.“I remember three years ago, Liverpool were playing in the final of the Europa League [against his Sevilla side], they were in the top four in the Premier League, and their progress is very, very good progress and now they are the favourites,” he said.“Maybe Manchester City is a different example, because they bought a very important lot, with paying a lot and maybe we can’t do that now like that.“But we can also do one way similar to Liverpool, similar to Tottenham , doing more with young players, using well players who can improve with us. And we are doing that.”Suarez is in line for his Arsenal debut on Sunday, with some question over whether it will come at the expense of Mesut Ozil, who has been in and out of Emery’s side this season.However, the manager dismissed that line of thinking, saying Suarez fills a very different need out wide.“It’s no change for him [Ozil],” he said. ”Suarez is coming here because we have a lot of problems on the wing, we haven’t got players to play right or left – that is the reason.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
New Juventus signing Aaron Ramsey believes he has secured a “dream” move and insists he paid offers from other clubs no mind once he heard of the Old Lady’s interest.Ramsey left Arsenal on a free transfer at the end of the 2018-19 season, with the two parties failing to agree on a new contract.Juve are reported to have struck a deal with the Wales international in January, with their agreement being made official a month later. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? It brought an 11-year association with the Gunners to an end but also ensured he is able to return to the top of the European game, with Serie A champions Juve in the Champions League, unlike Arsenal.It had been clear since the start of the season that it was to be Ramsey’s final campaign at Emirates Stadium and numerous Italian clubs were linked with him, but there was only one place he wanted to be.When asked in his presentation news conference if he ever considered another Italian side, Ramsey said: “As soon as I knew Juve were in for me, there was no question about where I was going to go. You can’t turn down that opportunity.”I’m so excited to be here and hopefully I can be a part of a new history. There were other clubs, but this is the right club for me. @aaronramsey #WelcomeAaron pic.twitter.com/eJGC69Unzh — JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 15, 2019 “When I knew Juve were interested, I couldn’t refuse them. It’s a great club, one of the biggest. To have the opportunity to come here, play for them, is a dream to play at the top level.”It’s a challenge for myself as well, to come here, experience a different way of life, different culture. I’ll take that in and embrace it.”Hopefully it goes nicely over here. I know how hard it’s going to be, but I’ve prepared myself for that and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”Ramsey is not the only new recruit Juve have picked up from the Premier League, as coach Maurizio Sarri traded Stamford Bridge for Turin.The Wales midfielder is familiar with the Italian and was impressed with his solitary campaign in England.”From what I saw last season, he had a very good season for Chelsea,” Ramsey said. “He got to two finals [the EFL Cup and Europa League], won one of them, and finished in the top four.”That’s not easy to do, so it was definitely a success. Hopefully, he can bring his philosophy to this team, winning and playing good football, that’s the ideal situation.”Hopefully this will be something we can do, being really successful doing it.”
AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 26: A general view of the stadium as the Mississippi State Bulldogs kick off against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)A former MLB prospect who spent six years in the Philadelphia Phillies’ organization will be playing college football moving forward. The former four-star quarterback recruit has announced his commitment.Cord Sandberg, a 4-star quarterback in the 2013 class, has committed to Auburn. He chose the Tigers over LSU and N.C. State, among other programs.Sandberg will be a part of Auburn’s 2018 class.“Absolutely humbled to have been given the opportunity to pursue a childhood dream of mine. After some visits and a lot of prayer I’m excited to announce I’m officially an Auburn Tiger! Fired up and ready to get to work!” he announced on Twitter.Absolutely humbled to have been given the opportunity to pursue a childhood dream of mine. After some visits and a lot of prayer I’m excited to announce I’m officially an Auburn Tiger! Fired up and ready to get to work! #WarEagle ? @AuburnFootball pic.twitter.com/ot49iTRW9c— Cord Sandberg (@sandberg_cord) July 30, 2018Sandberg was a two-sport recruit coming out of high school. He had some major college football scholarship offers, but ended up signing in the MLB for a $775,000 signing bonus.He spoke to 247Sports about his decision to commit to Auburn.“When (Auburn coach Gus Malzahn) gave me a call maybe a month or so ago and said he would have interest in me, obviously the scholarship wasn’t a deciding factor at all because if the best situation had been somewhere else that’s what I would have done. But when I talked to him and kind of knew playing quarterback at Auburn was a possibility, it was obviously something I grew up watching. The Iron Bowl is something pretty special and I grew up watching a lot of them. To have the opportunity to potentially play in one of those games and really all of the games that Auburn has a chance to play in and the venues the SEC has, it was definitely something that I knew was going to be tough to pass up. When I visited, (Sandberg and his fiancé) were even more confident with the coaches and everything Auburn football is,” he said.You can read more quotes from Sandberg here.
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates a sack against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State is in a dog fight against TCU this evening, as the Buckeyes trail the Horned Frogs by one point at the start of the second half, and OSU’s defense might have just sustained a major loss.Nick Bosa, Ohio State’s best defensive player (and maybe the best player in the country), just went down with an apparent lower-body injury. Bosa was down on the field holding his groin area.The younger brother of former Ohio State football star Joey Bosa has been a force tonight, recording a strip sack that led to a Buckeyes’ touchdown, but it looks like he’s going to miss some time.Bosa was able to walk off the field under his own power, however he is heading to the Buckeyes’ locker room.ABC’s cameras just showed Bosa walking off the field and into the locker room. He had a frustrated look on his face and appeared to be walking with somewhat of a limp.ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg tweeted the following about Bosa:Ohio State star defensive end Nick Bosa walking slowly to the locker room. Appeared to injure his groin or possibly right knee. He created Ohio State’s only touchdown so far tonight with a strip-sack of Shawn Robinson.Stretching is a major part of Nick Bosa’s routine, spending more than an hour stretching every day, but sometimes you’ll just have bad luck.For Ohio State’s sake (and, really, the college football world), hopefully this is nothing serious and Bosa is able to return to the game.Stay tuned for more injury updates on Nick Bosa. Ohio State has yet to release an official statement on his status.The Buckeyes, meanwhile, are trailing TCU, 14-13, a couple of minutes into the third quarter. The game is on ABC.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 15: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watches the team warm up before the game against the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska, despite being 2-6 and sporting a true freshman quarterback in Adrian Martinez, has hung right with Urban Meyer’s Ohio State team at Ohio Stadium in Columbus this afternoon.The Huskers were in the lead at halftime and had a promising start to the third quarter.Unfortunately for Nebraska, Scott Frost made a decision late in the third quarter that he is likely already regretting.With Nebraska trailing Ohio State, 23-21, Frost considered going for it on a 4th and inches deep in the Buckeyes territory. He kept his offense on the field, but ultimately ended up taking a timeout and decided to punt the ball.Ohio State scored a couple of plays later, taking a two-score 30-21 lead.Nebraska probably should’ve attempted to take momentum and gone for it.Should have gone for it Nebraska.— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) November 3, 2018Ohio State is now leading Nebraska, 30-21, toward the end of the third quarter.The game is on FOX.
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 31: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a touchdown against the Washington Huskies during the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Alabama is set to take on Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon, and it looks like it won’t have the services of its second-string quarterback. Jalen Hurts does not appear to be warming up with the rest of the players at his position before the contest.Hurts, who is dealing with an ankle/foot injury, was not available against LSU last week. It looks like he’s going to be missing his second straight contest.Mac Jones will presumably be the backup quarterback to Tua Tagovailoa as a result. Hurts had appeared in every game this season until the contest against the Tigers last week.Alabama hasn’t given out many details about Hurt’s injury – but clearly it’s serious enough that he’s not playing.Tua Tagovailoa, Mac Jones and walk-on Layne Hatcher are doing all the throwing as the QBs work with the WRs.Jalen Hurts (ankle) is watching.— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) November 10, 2018#Alabama backup QB Jalen Hurts (ankle) is dressed out and taking pregame snaps with the other QBs, but still appears to be trying to work out his injured right ankle. He’s still not moving that well. Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s the emergency QB once again today.— Alex Byington (@_AlexByington) November 10, 2018Alabama, at 9-0, is the top-ranked team in the country in every poll – including the College Football Playoff rankings. Mississippi State, meanwhile, comes in with a 6-3 record.Hurts, in eight games this season, has thrown for 589 yards and five touchdowns against just two interceptions. He’s played well in limited action.Tagovailoa, meanwhile, is the Heisman Trophy favorite. He’ll look to continue his dominance against the Bulldogs.
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 25: A flag for the Texas Longhorns waves at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Against a high-octane offense like Oklahoma, the Texas Longhorns will need all of their defensive starters in place for the Big 12 Championship Game. Fortunately for Texas, the team just received a big injury boost that may go a long way towards stopping the Sooners.Ahead of the Big 12 Championship Game on Saturday, Texas head coach Tom Herman announced that safety Brandon Jones would be “good to go.” The caveat was that there would be no setbacks to the recovery from his head injury.Jones recorded seven tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in Texas’ win over Kansas last week.Prior to last week, Jones had not played a game for the Longhorns since late-October due to a combination of head and ankle injuries.Texas coach Tom Herman says S Brandon Jones (head) is good to go for Saturday’s Big 12 title game “barring any setbacks.”— Trenton Daeschner (@TrentDaeschner) November 30, 2018Jones’ addition to the Longhorns lineup is a boon for a defense looking to stop Oklahoma’s No. 1 offense in the nation.In the last meeting between Texas and Oklahoma, Jones recorded nine tackles and an interception in the Longhorns’ 48-45 win.The Sooners have scored at least 50 points in five of their final six games, so Texas can use all the help it can get ahead of this rematch.
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 08: Acting head coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)One of the top recruits in the country for the 2021 class has announced his college decision.Jack Sawyer, the No. 3 overall recruit for the 2021 class per 247Sports, announced his commitment on Twitter.The elite defensive lineman has committed to Ryan Day and Ohio State.“This whole recruiting process has been a great experience and I’ve met some amazing people along the way. With that being said, I’ve talked with my family and decided I have to do what’s best for me and my future. That’s why I’ll be committing to THE Ohio State University!! Big thank you to Coach Day and Coach Johnson for giving me this opportunity, I’m ready to be a Buckeye!!” he tweeted.Here’s his full statement:COMMITTED! So excited to be a Buckeye! #GoBucks #BuckeyeNation pic.twitter.com/s48Y0zSrVj— Jack Sawyer (@jacksawyer40) February 3, 2019Sawyer is a 6-foot-5 defensive end out of Pickerington North in Columbus, Ohio.The elite recruit also had scholarship offers from Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State.Sawyer becomes Ohio State’s first commitment in the 2021 class.
Two days with Les Miles.He is vegan, is 20lbs lighter, wears an Apple watch, drives like a maniac, eats Chipotle each day, stunned players at 1st team meeting, has found a new rival & is facing biggest challenge of his career at 65.”I’m having fun.”https://t.co/RJeR1SVqQr— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) February 12, 2019Within two months in Lawrence, the new #Kansas football coach created his own menu item at a local restaurant.The Les Miles Vegan Salad is priced at $10.99.Miles isn’t full vegan. He calls himself a “flexitarian.” What’s that?https://t.co/RJeR1SVqQr pic.twitter.com/hDEeULDhC8— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) February 12, 2019You know, usually when someone eats Chipotle every day, twice a day at that, they aren’t doing so while trying to stay healthy. Miles seems to have the system beat though.As for his recruiting efforts, “The Mad Hatter” signed away a four-star defensive end from Texas Tech and Nebraska. He’s also made good use of the JUCO ranks.Not a bad start at his new spot. BATON ROUGE, LA – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Les Miles of the LSU Tigers looks on against the Texas A&M Aggies at Tiger Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)As the new head coach at Kansas, Les Miles is faced with the arduous task of turning around what has been the worst Power 5 program in the country. The Jayhawks haven’t had a winning season in a decade.At 65 years of age and after being out of coaching two years, Miles might seem like a curious choice for KU. Sure, he has the coaching resume, but does he have the necessary approach and energy to take on such a rebuild?Well, it seems like he might, according to a new Sports Illustrated profile about Miles. According to the piece, written by Ross Dellenger, Miles is now vegan, although he considers himself “flexitarian” and has thrown himself fully into his new job.He also has a daily lunch routine figured out. Every day, Miles eats “a meatless Chipotle salad bowl layered with corn, pinto beans and the soy bean product sofritas, with guacamole and hot salsa on the side.”
SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The best news we can bring you right now is this: the 2019 college football season begins in exactly two months.Before you know it, our Saturdays will be dominated by tailgates, rivalries and plenty of drama on the field. We can’t wait.Today, we’re marking an important point in the offseason. We’re unveiling our preseason Top 25.Remember, there are always training camp injuries, position battles or late transfers that could affect a team’s standing. Right now, we feel good about what we have laid out. Without further ado, here is The Spun’s 2019 College Football Preseason Top 25:Get Started: No. 25-16 >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
KNOXVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 08: Tennessee mascot Davy Crockett carries the flag across the end zone during a game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers at Neyland Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennesee won the game 59-3. (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images)Tennessee football is a disaster right now — and that’s putting it lightly. The once-storied program has suffered back-to-back horrific losses.First, Georgia State pulled off what’s bound to stand as the biggest upset this year. Then, BYU beat the Volunteers in double-overtime. To make matters worse, both losses came at home.What’s going on in Knoxville?Many had faith in current head coach Jeremy Pruitt. But belief is dwindling. Former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is one of many who can’t explain Tennessee’s decline.“I’m just shocked,” Meyer said. “Tennessee, you see the facilities, you see the investment of the program, I’m not sure what’s going on. You’re talking about one of the 10 top jobs in America.””You’re talking about one of the top 10 jobs in America” – Urban Meyer pic.twitter.com/5Zzgxs99wS— gmannVOLS (@gmannVOLS) September 8, 2019Is Tennessee a top 10 job in America? Recent win-loss history — including the pressure of the position — suggests otherwise.Since Phillip Fulmer’s last season in 2008, UT has seen little success, leading to several coaching changes. In the last decade alone, five coaches have tried to right the ship, but to no avail.Now, with Pruitt in his second season, there are high expectations. But losses to Georgia State and BYU were not part of the plan, especially given the upcoming schedule.After a game with Chattanooga this upcoming Saturday, Tennessee has to play Florida, Georgia, Mississippi State, Alabama and South Carolina all in a row (bye week after Florida game).If anything is going to change for the Volunteers, it needs to happen fast. But in reality, things can’t get much worse than they already are.
Mid-range Samsung Galaxy M10 in the works, certification site reveals key specsThe interesting bit about the Galaxy M10 is that the phone is said to be the first Samsung phone to come with the company’s own Infinity-V display. advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiJanuary 2, 2019UPDATED: January 2, 2019 13:29 IST Picture Courtesy: AllAboutSamsung| Render of Galaxy M20HIGHLIGHTSSamsung is reportedly working on several smartphones to launch in the first half of 2019.Samsung is seemingly working on some mid-rangers as well including Galaxy M10 and Galaxy A50.Meanwhile, Samsung is reportedly working on Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30 to also launch very soon.Samsung is reportedly working on several smartphones to launch in the first half of 2019 including the S10 series of phones including Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10 Lite. The South Korean smartphone manufacturer is seemingly working on some mid-rangers as well including Galaxy M10 and Galaxy A50. Last week some of the key specifications of the A50 were leaked online, now some specs of the M series Samsung phone or Galaxy M10 have surfaced on the internet giving us a fair idea about the smartphone. Meanwhile, Samsung is reportedly working on Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30 phones to also launch very soon.The Galaxy M10 has made its way to the FCC certification site where the listing reveals the key specs of that the phone is said to come with. The certification listing reveals that the Galaxy M10 will come with a 6.5-inch screen and be backed by a 3,400 mAh battery. The listing further reveals that the alleged Galaxy M10 will measure 155.7mm in length and 75.8mm in width. Samsung is yet to reveal official details about the phone. The interesting bit about the Galaxy M10 is that the phone could be the first from Samsung to come with the company’s own Infinity-V display.Rumours of Galaxy M10 have been making rounds on the internet for a long time now. Previously the smartphone was spotted on a benchmarking site which revealed that the Samsung Galaxy M10 will be powered by Exynos 7870 chipset paired with up to 3GB RAM and 32GB storage which can reportedly be expanded further via microSD.advertisementRumours also reveal that the Galaxy M10 will include a single camera on both front and back. On the rear panel, the phone is expected to come packed with 13MP while in the front the phone is said to sport a 5MP selfie shooter. The Galaxy M10 is rumoured to launch running on Android 8.1 Oreo and not on Android 9 Pie. Some reports further reveal that the Galaxy M10 will sport a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and come in several colour options including – blue and dark grey.Samsung is yet to officially talk about the Galaxy M10 but rumours have revealed that the smartphone will an entry-level device and might be limited only to the Middle East and Asia.The South Korean smartphone manufacturer meanwhile is working on another mid-ranger called Galaxy A50. Last week some of the key specs of the Galaxy A50 were revealed. The report revealed that the Galaxy A50 will come with 4000mAh battery and not 5000mA battery as rumoured earlier. Other specs and features that the Galaxy M10 is expected to pack include — wireless charging support, primary rear 24MP sensor, Exynos 7 9610 chipset, 4GB RAM, up to 28GB storage, Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box based on its own One UI and more.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M20 may get the biggest battery in a Samsung phone yetALSO READ | Key specs of Samsung Galaxy A50 leak, could launch soon after Galaxy S10, S10+ALSO READ | This is when Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users in India will get Android 9 Pie updateGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy M10