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Vawdon Cup Final Preview

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first_imgThe Grand Finals of the 2008 NSWTA Vawdon Cup will be played on Friday 24 October, 2008 at Tempe.In the Men’s Premier League, Canterbury Bulldogs will attempt to put back to back premierships together when they play Hornsby Lions at 9.30pm. Canterbury won their preliminary final against the Panthers 6-3, to progress straight through to the final. Hornsby had a tougher time however, beating the Magpies 11-10 in their elimination final, and then beat the Panthers by one touchdown to progress to the final. In their one clash this season, Hornsby proved too good for the Bulldogs, 8 touchdowns to 5. Canterbury will look to their key players Garry Sonda and Joel Willoughby while Hornsby will look to the inform Dylan Hennessey for inspiration. In the Women’s Premier League, the two top teams of the season will play off for the title. Wests Magpies will be looking to go back to back when they play the Canterbury Bulldogs at 7.50pm. The two teams last met in the Semi Final, with Wests too strong for the Bulldogs, winning 9-4. Bulldogs then beat Easts Roosters 8 touchdowns to 4 to earn their place in the final. In their three matches this season, the teams have won one game a piece and had one draw. Canterbury will look to Australian representatives Kelly Woods, Stephanie Halpin and the Winchester sisters in their bid to the title, while Wests will look to Australian Open’s player Bo De La Cruz to lead the team, along with Australian 20’s and Open’s player Nicky Albery and Open’s player Stacey Lapham. The Mixed Premier League will see Wests Magpies versus Central Coast Dolphins at 8.40pm. Magpies were the first qualifier into the final, winning their semi against the Dolphins, 7-5. The Dolphins then disposed of the Roosters, 10 touchdowns to 3 to progress to the final. The Magpies and the Dolphins have played three times in total this season, with Wests winning all three matches. Wests have only lost one game this season. In Division One, Wests Magpies will take on the Penrith Panthers in the Men’s at 7.00pm, Easts Roosters will play Cronulla Sharks at 8.40pm in the Women’s and Liverpool Lightning play the Cronulla Sharks in the Mixed Division at 7.00pm.Varsity will play Liverpool Lightning at 7.00pm in Men’s Division Two, while in the Women’s Division Two the Parramatta Eels take on the Penrith Panthers 1 at 8.40pm.The Penrith Panthers will feature in both the Men’s Seniors and Masters Finals, playing the Magpies at 8.40pm in the Seniors and Manly Sea Eagles in the Masters at 7.00pm.last_img read more

Media Coverage – June

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first_imgPlease click on the following links to read some of the stories. Please also find attached a story on Victoria’s Leah Percy. www.goldcoast.com.au/touchhttp://www.singletonargus.com.au/news/local/sport/general/touch-football-singleton-high-school/1856097.aspx http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/2010/06/28/roosters-edge-past-sharks-to-claim-victory/ http://www.muswellbrookchronicle.com.au/news/local/sport/general/a-touch-of-success/1856017.aspx  Related Filesleah_percy_story-jpglast_img

Keep in touch at the 2013 NYC!

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first_imgThere are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2013 X-Blades National Youth Championships (NYC). The Touch Football Australia and NYC websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below:www.nyc.mytouchfooty.com www.austouch.com.au  All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #nyc2013)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaThe Touch Football Australia YouTube channel will also have highlights added to it regularly throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel. www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Related LinksKeep in touch at NYC!last_img read more

10 months agoGuardiola ordered specialist Christmas Eve training for Man City players

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Guardiola ordered specialist Christmas Eve training for Man City playersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola ordered Christmas Eve training for his players – at corners.The Sun reports he scrapped his squad’s day off on Christmas Eve after their shock home defeat to Crystal Palace.Guardiola set up the session because he is fuming at their inability to score from corner kicks.The change upset some stars, including Gabriel Jesus, who had planned to spend the day celebrating Christmas with his family from Brazil.Jesus, 21, was subsequently missing from City’s squad for the Boxing Day loss at Leicester, with his absence explained as “a small knock”. last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd defender Smalling: We’re taking FA Cup seriously

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first_imgMan Utd defender Smalling: We’re taking FA Cup seriouslyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Chris Smalling says they want to go one better this season in the FA Cup.United lost last season’s final against Chelsea.Speaking to United Review ahead of today’s tie against Reading, Smalling said: “We won it [the FA Cup] back in 2016 and reached the final last year – and of course we won the Europa League and the Carabao Cup as well, so that’s at least one cup final in each of the last three seasons.“I think, in general, we stand ourselves in very good positions when we go up against teams over 90 minutes in cup ties. I think that experience we’ve had over the last few years in all of the cup competitions is very useful and tees us up nicely for another crack at the FA Cup this year.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid midfielder Isco ‘likes’ online ugly Solari post

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first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid midfielder Isco ‘likes’ online ugly Solari postby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid midfielder Isco has sparked new controversy online.Sport reports Isco ‘liked’ a Twitter post attacking the management of coach Santiago Solari.The tweet stated: “He has played Dani Ceballos, an out of shape Casemiro and even himself after retirement twenty years ago, before playing Francisco Alarcon Isco.”Isco ‘liked’ the post before minutes later deleting the ‘like’.The episode occurred after Isco started last night’s Copa del Rey defeat of Leganes on the bench. last_img read more

a month agoShaqiri wants to win Premier League title with Liverpool

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first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Shaqiri wants to win Premier League title with Liverpoolby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri admits his ambitions about winning the Premier League.The Swiss international was part of the team that won the Champions League last season.But the winger is not done collecting trophies in his short Liverpool career. And he admits the league is the one he is most desperate to win.”I feel very comfortable here. We have a great coach, a great club. There’s a family feel,” Shaqiri said to Telefoot.”I hope we can bring the Premier League back to Liverpool after 30 years.” last_img read more

22 days agoToby Alderweireld admits Tottenham at rock bottom

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Toby Alderweireld admits Tottenham at rock bottomby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveToby Alderweireld admits Tottenham have hit rock bottom.Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is facing a major battle to turn fortunes around after their humiliating Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich which has left their whole season in danger of spiralling towards disaster. Alderweireld said: “I’m in my fifth year at the club. It’s not only going up, you know, that’s the way football works. Even if you don’t like it, it’s just the way it works.”You see every big club you see that sometimes the purity of not playing the best football they’re not in a good moment and you have to try to change this. It’s not easy but we have to try.“We have to stick together now in this, it’s not someone to blame or is to blame. Everybody makes mistakes today with all the mistakes, but you have to pick ourselves up and try to be to come out to this as a team.“We will talk and then we will prepare ourselves the best way possible for Saturday because that’s the next game and the best way to get us out of the situation is to win the next game and then try to improve and it’s not easy.“I’m not going to lie this is a big loss, we feel the pain, everyone in the dressing room was just quiet and, like I felt from everyone the pain so it’s not easy, but we have to work hard to do.”And there are highs and lows and now we are we’re down there you know. The only way up is to work.” last_img read more

7 days agoAberdeen striker James Wilson targets Premier League return

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first_imgAberdeen striker James Wilson targets Premier League returnby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAberdeen striker James Wilson admits returning to the Premier League is an ambition.Wilson, 23, was released by Manchester United over the summer.He told the the Daily Mail: “I’d like to think I’ve not hit my peak yet, so I’m working towards that (getting back to the Premier League).”I’m coming in every day trying to make myself a better player, a better person, and, if it doesn’t work out, it doesn’t work out.”That’s just the way football goes but I’m certainly going to do everything I can within my power to make it happen.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

4 days agoJuventus coach Sarri: Working with Ronaldo a source of satisfaction and pride

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first_imgJuventus coach Sarri: Working with Ronaldo a source of satisfaction and prideby Carlos Volcano4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus coach Maurizio Sarri admits he’s happy working with Cristiano Ronaldo.Sarri was speaking ahead of their Champions League clash with Lokomotiv Moscow.He state, “Coaching Ronaldo, for me, is a source of satisfaction and pride. He has an extraordinary mentality and knows how to impose objectives on himself and the team.“When he scored his 700th goal, he was thinking about his 800th. I think that’s important for all of us who are close to him because it’s contagious.“He makes me understand that the difference lies is in the mentality: he has something more.”Sarri says no chances will be taken over Aaron Ramsey who has been missing since the international break.“He has no problem with his muscle, tests came up negative. Under stress in training, however, he always has this feeling of fatigue in his thigh and that can be a sign of risk, so he’s working to strengthen his muscle so as not to feel these sensations.“Danilo’s been training for a few days. I have some doubts about the fact that he can play for 90 minutes, but he’s fine.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

3 days agoSpain chiefs urging Isco to leave Real Madrid

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Spain chiefs urging Isco to leave Real Madridby Carlos Volcano3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSpain chiefs are urging Inda to leave Real Madrid.The Spain midfielder has been on the outer of coach Zinedine Zidane’s plans this season.And Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, when speaking on El Chiringuito, has revealed Federation powerbrokers have told him to find a new club.”The Federation, more specifically the national coach (Robert Moreno), has transferred to Isco to change teams in the winter. If he does not want to go, he has already been told by the technical staff that he will have little (chance of making the Euros squad). “They have advised him to go out in January. “The problem is that with (Zinedine) Zidane he plays little. He thought he was going to have more prominence in Zidane’s Real Madrid.” last_img read more

ESPY’s “Best Play” Award Features 6 Nominations From College Sports

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first_imgMichigan State payers rush the field against Michigan State.This year’s ESPYS award show will take place on July 13, and this week, the network released nominations for a number of different categories – including the coveted “Best Play” award.This year, there are six college sports plays in the group of 16 nominees. The 2-seed is Kris Jenkins’ buzzer-beater to give Villanova the national title over North Carolina.The 3-seed is Michigan State’s punt block touchdown to beat Michigan.Never a bad day to relive this.Catch @MSU_Football‘s rivalry win at 4 ET on BTN.BTN2Go: https://t.co/Aew0dH1ezZ https://t.co/vm7IbVUTkF— Michigan St. on BTN (@MichiganStOnBTN) June 21, 2016The 7-seed is Auburn’s Tiffany Howard robbing Oklahoma in the Women’s College World Series.Tiffany Howard’s EPIC robbery for Auburn is up for the #ESPYS Best Play! Vote here: https://t.co/1P9gbAPocQhttps://t.co/thuaUst6SS— NCAA Softball (@NCAAsoftball) June 23, 2016The 12-seed is Army’s Kasey McCravey jumping over Lehigh’s catcher to score. Kasey McCravey leaps over the catcher to score in the Patriot League semifinals https://t.co/5RTv8UjjsA— TrIcKsHoTs FoR FaNs (@lacksdavid78) June 5, 2016 The 14-seed is Stanford’s trick play, which ended with a behind-the-opponent’s-back catch by Francis Owusu.Twitter voted Francis Owusu’s absolutely ridiculous catch at No. 3 on the all-Junior #12Best countdown.¯\_(ツ)_/¯https://t.co/KubRNMQ9lc— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) May 24, 2016The 16-seed is Ole Miss’ 66-yard touchdown against Alabama.Ole Miss Miracle TD…. Oh Alabama #MISSvsBAMA https://t.co/PcpsJKWnvv— Zack (@steelzack1) September 20, 2015Which is the best?last_img read more

Benzema posts photo with Neymar as PSG exit rumours swirl

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first_imgKarim Benzema has poured more fuel to the fire of the Neymar exit rumours as the Real Madrid foward as posted a photo of Instagram of himself with the Paris Saint-Germain star.Reports have swirled suggesting the Brazil star is unhappy with his situation with the Ligue 1 champions following a second successive productive but injury-plagued season.Those rumours were only heightened when PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi declared nobody had forced Neymar to sign with the club , while also saying he would not accept celebrity behaviour from any of the squad’s players. 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? Goal has since reported Barcelona remain interested in a reunion with their former star, despite his insistence on a world-record €220 million (£195m/$260m) move to Paris in 2017.However, for that reunion to occur, Neymar must undertake certain steps, including taking a salary cut, with the star’s wages currently only outpaced by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.Goal had also reported Real Madrid are monitoring the situation , with president Florentino Perez hopeful to secure the signature of a player he has long coveted.And the Madrid president may well be pleased to see Neymar posing alongside the team’s current No.9 on social media.Benzema posted the photo of himself and Neymar to his Instagram with the caption of: “Nueve / Neyney #Cracks”.The photo is somewhat reminiscent of a photo Neymar took in 2017 alongside Gerard Pique, with the now infamous caption from the defender “he stays” , weeks before the attacker made his exit from Camp Nou.Significant hurdles remain, however, for any move to Real Madrid, given the likely financial considerations of a Neymar deal, along with the large outlay the Liga giants have already spent this summer on the likes of Eden Hazard , Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy , along with their reported interest in Manchester United star Paul Pogba.Madrid are already looking to cut ties with numerous players , including Isco and Gareth Bale, although the club are not willing to give their unwanted players away for less than their market value.Benzema himself is no certainty to be at the club next season, with his name discussed in reports as possibly moving to PSG.Neymar is currently recovering from an ankle injury which caused him to miss the Copa America, which is hosted this year by Brazil.But even if the attacker is unable to make headlines on the field, it appears as though he remains adept at making news off it.last_img read more

Norwich & Brighton keen on signing Chelsea outcast Drinkwater

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first_imgNorwich City and Brighton have enquired about a move for Chelsea outcast Danny Drinkwater, but Goal has learned that there are doubts as to whether they can afford the midfielder’s wages.The Blues signed Drinkwater for £35 million ($42m) in 2017 and offered him £100,000-a-week in wages.Given the England international would be looking for that salary to be matched, he would instantly become one of the highest-earners at both interested clubs. Article continues below 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? Norwich and Brighton are both exploring other options, with the Canaries also interested in Watford’s Nathaniel Chalobah, who developed in the Chelsea academy.Drinkwater has only played 23 times for Chelsea in his two seasons since joining the club from Leicester City and has not made a first-team appearance for over a year after being completely frozen out by Maurizio Sarri last term.Frank Lampard has given copportunities to the 29-year-old during pre-season, but he is not set to be an integral part of the squad for the upcoming season.Drinkwater has been left out of the last two friendly matches ahead of the Blues first competitive game of the season against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.Fellow midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is also in talks with several clubs, but his £120,000-a-week wages also pose a problem having failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since his £40m arrival from Monaco in 2017.Tiemoue Bakayoko Chelsea 2019-20Galatasaray board member Sukru Hanedar travelled to London for face-to-face talks with the Blues on Tuesday as the west London outfit focus their efforts on offloading players ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline.There remain doubts that the Turkish giants can offer enough of a loan fee and wage contribution to entice Chelsea into a loan deal for their unwanted midfielder.The Blues are keen to make as much of their £40m outlay back as possible for Bakayoko, and they have the extra incentive to sell him as they need to offload foreign players due to limits imposed by the Premier League and UEFA on non-homegrown footballers.The Blues need to offload both Bakayoko and another overseas star, with Davide Zappacosta looking the likely candidate to be cut.The full-back is keen on a move back to Serie A after joining the club on the same day as Drinkwater in a £23m deal from Torino.The Italian transfer window is open until August 23 despite the Premier League and Championship transfer window closing on Thursday at 5pm BST (12pm ET).Any further outgoing from Stamford Bridge are likely to be temporary moves from younger players, with Trevoh Chalobah looking set to renew his Blues contract and go out on loan for another season as Huddersfield Town compete for his services.last_img read more

Missing Daughter Of Former Alabama Star Found Alive In Hospital

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first_imgA general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers.TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers on October 24, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Tuesday, it was reported that Davida Palmer, the daughter of former Alabama football great David Palmer, had been missing since Sunday. Wednesday, we’ve got a great update – she’s been found alive at a hospital.The 28-year-old mother was reported missing on Monday after she failed to take her daughter to cheerleading practice. Her mother, LaTonja Samuels, visited Palmer’s apartment that night and found it in disarray.Palmer, when found at the hospital, was reportedly unable to communicate. Still, she is reportedly going to make a full recovery from whatever ailment she’s facing.Via AL.com:Update: Davida Palmer has been found in a hospital. Police said she was unable to communicate. She is expected to recover from her undisclosed injury or illness. No additional details were released.Tuesday, police and family members were asking for the public’s help in locating Palmer. Luckily, she was found rather quickly.THIS IS MY COUSIN: PLEASE SHARE Birmingham police need our help finding 28-year-old Davida Palmer, who was last seen on Sunday, Aug. 26. Palmer’s car was found in her driveway in Ensley with the keys inside. Anyone with info is urged to call BPD at 205-297-8418. pic.twitter.com/jsstCqABDW— LifeCoach? (@MagicaHalfNegro) August 28, 2018Palmer’s father, David, was an All-American running back for Alabama who helped the Crimson Tide win the 1992 national championship. He was drafted in the second round of the 1994 NFL Draft and played his entire career – seven seasons – with the Minnesota Vikings.last_img read more

ESPN Analyst Reveals His New Heisman Trophy Pick

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first_imgKyler Murray throws a pass in warmups.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners throws during warm ups before the game against the Army Black Knights at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Black Knights 28-21 in overtime. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)A new wrinkle was added to the Heisman Trophy race this past weekend. At the same time that Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa was struggling against Georgia before leaving the game injured, Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray was demonstrating remarkable skill and poise in a win against Texas.The two performances has led one ESPN analyst to change up his Heisman Trophy voting altogether.ESPN analyst Jesse Palmer revealed on Sunday that Murray should now win the Heisman after his stellar performance against Texas.He clarified that Murray earned the Heisman nod as opposed to Tagovailoa “losing it” due to his performance against Georgia.ESPN’s Jesse Palmer said #Sooners Kyler Murray took the Heisman away from Tua Tagovailoa yesterday (as opposed to Tua losing it)— Ryan Aber (@ryaber) December 2, 2018Murray has turned Oklahoma’s offense into a high-scoring machine this year.With Murray under center, Oklahoma scored at least 28 points in every single game this season. The Sooners also scored at least 50 points against seven opponents this year.During the regular season, Murray completed over 70-percent of his passes for 3,674 yards and 37 TDs. He had another 853 rushing yards and 11 TDs on the ground.In the Big 12 Championship Game, Murray went 25-of-34 for 379 yards, and three passing TDs.last_img read more

Why Matt Rhule Reportedly Said No To The New York Jets

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first_imgMatt Rhule unhappy with a call during the game.WACO, TX – OCTOBER 28: Head coach Matt Rhule of the Baylor Bears looks on as the Baylor Bears play the Texas Longhorns in the first half at McLane Stadium on October 28, 2017 in Waco, Texas. Texas won 38-7. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)Baylor head coach Matt Rhule was reportedly a top candidate for the New York Jets’ job, but he ultimately decided to stay put at the college level.The Jets have since decided to hire former Miami Dolphins’ head coach Adam Gase.Rhule, 43, reportedly had some issues with what the Jets’ ownership was going to require of him as head coach.New York was reportedly skeptical of Rhule’s ability to put together a good assistant coaching staff, so they wanted to take over those duties.“The team was not satisfied with the quality of the coaching staff that Rhule could put together, I’m told,” Manish Mehta tweeted.“The Jets wanted Matt Rhule to hire assistants that they preferred rather than allow Rhule to hire his full staff, I’m told. So, it’s understandable why Rhule didn’t agree to that arrangement.”Some more details: The #Jets wanted Matt Rhule to hire assistants that they preferred rather than allow Rhule to hire his full staff, I’m told.So, it’s understandable why Rhule didn’t agree to that arrangement. https://t.co/WgrUrFLcrh— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) January 10, 2019It’s unclear if Rhule was actually offered the job, but he did pull his name out of consideration.“It’s not clear if the Jets actually offered Matt Rhule their job, but Rhule pulled out of contention over staff issues, a source confirmed. Jets weren’t going to give him total control over hiring assistants,” one insider tweeted.It’s not clear if the Jets actually offered Matt Rhule their job, but Rhule pulled out of contention over staff issues, a source confirmed. Jets weren’t going to give him total control over hiring assistants.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) January 10, 2019The Jets are expected to announce their Adam Gase hire soon.last_img read more

ESPN Computer Predicts Every SEC Team’s W-L Record

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first_imgAlabama's offense lined up against Georgia's defense.ATHENS, GA – OCTOBER 03: Jake Coker #14 of the Alabama Crimson Tide lines up against the Georgia Bulldogs defense at Sanford Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Earlier this summer, ESPN updated its FPI in preparation for the 2019 college football season. One of the metrics the FPI covers is predicted win-loss record.The projected win-loss is described as “accounting for results to date and FPI-based projections for remaining scheduled games (and potential conference championship games). May not sum to a whole number because of differing number of games played in each simulation.” The projected record for every team, from No. 1 Clemson all the way down to No. 130 Rice, is calculated.Here are ESPN’s predicted win-loss records for every SEC team, according to the FPI:Alabama: 11.0-1.6Georgia: 9.9-2.7LSU: 9.5-2.7Florida: 8.2-4.0Missouri: 8.1-4.0Mississippi State: 7.7-4.3Auburn: 7.6-4.4Tennessee: 7.6-4.4Texas A&M: 7.4-4.7Kentucky: 6.4-5.6South Carolina: 6.1-5.9Ole Miss: 5.8-6.2Vanderbilt: 5.2-6.8Arkansas: 4.8-7.2The ESPN computer has 11 of 14 SEC teams being bowl eligible, which means 10 would be bowl-bound. Missouri is serving a one-year postseason ban due to academic fraud, though the Tigers have appealed the NCAA ruling in this case.Is the FPI on the money with those projected records? Nothing seems to be too out of the ordinary, though the computer might be a little low on Texas A&M if the Aggies’ talent is enough to overcome a brutal schedule.You can see the full FPI projections here.last_img read more

Urban Meyer, FOX Analysts Debate Whether It’s Michigan’s Year

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first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State Buckeyes press conference.COLUMBUS, OH – DECEMBER 04: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes answers a question during a press conference at Ohio State University on December 4, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. At the press conference Meyer announced his retirement and offensive coordinator Ryan Day was announced as the next head coach. Meyer will continue to coach until after the Ohio State Buckeyes play in the Rose Bowl. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)Now that Urban Meyer has retired from coaching at Ohio State, the expectations surrounding Michigan this year are basically boom or bust. Many analysts believe this is the time for Jim Harbaugh to lead his team to the College Football Playoff.During his four years as the head coach of the Wolverines, Harbaugh never defeated Meyer and the Buckeyes. With Ryan Day serving as the coach for this season, it’s possible that momentum shifts over to the side from Ann Arbor.On Saturday, Meyer spoke about his former rival in Michigan along with his co-workers at FOX Sports.The main question being discussed was whether or not this is the year for Michigan to win the Big Ten. Well, Meyer believes the Wolverines have the talent to make a postseason run, but has serious reservations with the new offense under Josh Gattis.“They certainly have the players. They have some of the best unknown players in America,” Meyer said. “And the question is are they going to be able to translate to the spread offense fast enough to not lose a game. The guy that’s taking over is a 35-year-old coordinator that came from Alabama who has never called a play. Gattis has to jump in and get this thing turned around.”Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart quickly disagreed with Meyer saying that the Wolverines have a good chance, saying that it’s not Michigan’s year because the Big Ten is stronger.Is this finally Michigan’s year? @OSUCoachMeyer and the rest of the @CFBonFOX crew weigh in on the Wolverines’ CFP chances in 2019. pic.twitter.com/BB5BmCjmi7— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) August 24, 2019Bush made it very clear that his issue with Michigan is that Harbaugh’s record against top teams is below average.Even though Urban Meyer is confident in the Wolverines’ roster, he still has concerns about their offensive scheme.Harbaugh added Josh Gattis to his coaching staff in an effort to help make their offense more dynamic. They’ll have Shea Patterson under center to make the transition somewhat smooth.Michigan opens the season at home against Middle Tennessee.last_img read more

Chris Ash Releases Statement Following His Firing At Rutgers

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first_imgJim Harbaugh shaking hands with Chris Ash following a football game.PISCATAWAY, NJ – NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Chris Ash (L) of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights shakes hands with Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines after the game at HighPoint.com Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Michigan won 42-7. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)Rutgers became the first Power Five school of the 2019 season to fire its head coach when they let go of Chris Ash today. As tough a situation as Ash may have found himself in, he is taking his dismissal in stride.Taking to Twitter on Sunday night, Ash had nothing but positive things to say about Rutgers. He offered thanks to the Rutgers staff, the Rutgers fans, and the many players he’s coached.Assistant Nunzio Campanile will take over as interim head coach.pic.twitter.com/Ul8pdx0sP5— Chris Ash (@CoachChrisAsh) September 29, 2019 Ash was hired after the 2015 season following over a decade of work as a defensive coach at Power Five programs. But he struggled out the gate, winning just six games in his first two seasons.The 2018 season was the low point as Rutgers went just 1-11 overall.The 2019 season started no better as Rutgers followed up a win over UMass with three straight losses to Iowa, Boston College and Michigan.Ash leaves Rutgers with a 8-32 record as a head coach. But his coaching history would suggested he won’t be unemployed for long.In the meantime, Rutgers is reportedly already looking for Ash’s successor. Several big-name coaching candidates have reportedly emerged, such as Greg Schiano, Jim Leavitt, and Butch Jones.Will Chris Ash have another coaching job in 2020?last_img read more