13 days agoChelsea striker Giroud: I do not accept this situation

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea striker Giroud: I do not accept this situationby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlivier Giroud admits he’s unhappy with his situation at Chelsea.The France international, who scored the only goal in Friday’s win over Iceland, has hinted at talks with Frank Lampard but insisted he would never seek to insult his manager.”Accept it? No, I do not accept it,” he told Le Pelerin.”You do not have to be fatalistic in certain situations. I have always been respectful and humble. Even if I do not agree with the coach, I do not criticise him.”But in myself, I cannot accept it because I know what I’m worth on a pitch. Last year, when I felt that I deserved to play, I asked the coach for explanations.” last_img read more

10 days agoGiroud ‘pumped up’ for Chelsea return

first_imgGiroud ‘pumped up’ for Chelsea returnby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlivier Giroud says he will return to Chelsea “pumped up” after starring for France this week. The 33-year-old striker scored in both of France’s matches against Iceland and Turkey.With a fight on his hands for playing time at Stamford Bridge, Giroud is determined to continue his stellar international form.He said: “[Lampard] will almost certainly watch the matches. In any case, I am going back to Chelsea pumped up.”For different reasons, I have played little since the last national team break. Of course it feels good to make the difference.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 days agoMan Utd crock Pogba struggling for visit of Liverpool

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd crock Pogba struggling for visit of Liverpoolby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba remains a doubt for the visit of Liverpool on Sunday.The Manchester Evening News says Pogba has still not returned to the club’s Carrington training complex, having spent over a week in Dubai during the international break for some warm weather training.Pogba, 26, has missed four of United’s last six games with an ankle injury and flew to Dubai with a protective boot on, and United sources are pessimistic about the possibility of him recovering for the Liverpool game on Sunday.United are hopeful Anthony Martial will be fit to start for the first time since he suffered a thigh injury in the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on August 24. last_img read more

21 hours agoREVEALED: Man City rejected Bernardo Silva as teen

first_imgREVEALED: Man City rejected Bernardo Silva as teenby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveBernardo Silva was rejected by Manchester City as a teenager.Super agent Jorge Mendes touted the Portuguese star when he was an emerging force at Benfica but City opted not to make a move. In an extract from the book ‘Pep’s City: The making of a Superteam’ published by Goal, it was revealed that Mendes had said: “You need to realise that Bernardo’s going to become the best in the world.”He eventually joined the club for £43m. Silva, 25, has emerged as one of City’s most important players and was nominated on the long list for this year’s Ballon d’Or. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Michigan State Board Of Trustees Member Epically Trolls Jay Harbaugh On Twitter

first_imgMichigan State Board of Trustees member Mitch Lyons.Michigan may have completely overhauled its coaching staff this offseason, but clearly, Michigan State and its fans aren’t conceding state bragging rights any time soon. Thursday night, one MSU board of trustees member made that clear.Mitch Lyons, the Vice-Chair of the Michigan State Board of Trustees, had a little fun with new Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh on Twitter. Harbaugh, clearing trying to endear himself to his new fan base, asked his followers if it was legal to own a Wolverine as a pet. Lyons responded, telling Harbaugh he should ask Coach Mark Dantonio. If you aren’t connecting the dots, he’s claiming that Dantonio owns the Wolverines.@JayHarbaugh @ryanschuiling Ask Coach D…..#GoGreen— Mitch Lyons (@mlyons85) January 23, 2015Considering Dantonio is 6-2 against Michigan in his time in East Lansing, this is an A+ troll job. Unfortunately, Harbaugh never responded, instead choosing to ignore the comment.last_img read more

Derby won’t stand in Lampard’s way amid Chelsea talks

first_imgDerby County are hoping that they can convince Frank Lampard to remain with them although will not stand in his way if Chelsea finalise talks over appointing him as their new manager.According to sources familiar with Lampard’s situation at Derby, Rams owner Mel Morris has been delighted with the work the 40-year-old has done at Pride Park and is even planning to offer him a new deal to stay put.With Lampard in charge, Derby came close to securing a place in the Premier League for the 2019-20 season, narrowly losing 2-1 to Aston Villa in the play-off final at Wembley. 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? And the former Chelsea midfielder continues to be the front runner to replace Maurizio Sarri, with early talks having already taken place.Despite attempting to extend his contract, Derby are not expected to stand in Lampard’s way if the Blues firm up their interest and press ahead with talks to appoint him as their new manager.The Premier League club will, however, have to pay £3.5 million to buy him out his contract at Derby should they finalise a move for their legendary former player, with Sarri now all set to join Juventus.The Serie A champions have pushed hard to complete a deal for the Italian, with the west Londoners due to net between £2.7m and £4.5m in compensation.Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia held face-to-face talks with Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici in London last week over a two-day period and the Turin giants believe they’ve made decisive progress to secure Sarri.The likes of former Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri, Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo, Watford’s Javi Gracia and ex-Paris Saint-Germain head coach Laurent Blanc have all been considered for the top job at Stamford Bridge.However, Lampard is the favoured candidate as the Blues prepare to have to deal with a two-window transfer ban, likely meaning they will need to make more use of their loanees and youth players in the 2019-20 season.Chelsea opted not to ask for a freeze of the ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after they were punished for misconduct in the transfers of under-18 overseas players.The decision to not ask for provisional measures is thought to be a strategic one as the Blues continue to deny wrongdoing and have appealed the ban as a whole. Their judicial hearing isn’t, however, going to be heard in time for them to sign new players.Elsewhere at the club, Willian has not yet signed a new two-year deal despite what has been reported in the media, with the winger focusing on his commitments with Brazil at Copa America and no announcement imminent.last_img read more

‘Zaha not the right option for Arsenal at £100m’

first_imgWilfried Zaha’s quality is not in doubt, but former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour is not convinced that he is the answer for Arsenal at £100 million ($127m).The Ivory Coast international has been heavily linked with a move to Emirates Stadium and the boyhood Arsenal fan is said to have pleaded with current club Crystal Palace to grant him a switch across London during the current transfer window.Unai Emery is, however, working with a limited transfer budget. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare He is having to get creative in his recruitment and the general consensus is that he does not have the funds to make a move for Zaha, with other areas of his squad considered to be in greater need of strengthening.Parlour told Sky Sports when quizzed on whether Arsenal should be approaching a talented 26-year-old: “He’d be a good signing but it depends on how much he is going to go for.“Reportedly £100m, which is a lot of money. It’s a lot of money to splash out on one player.“You might look at other positions needing strengthening as well.“Depending on the budget, we’ll have to wait and see. He’s certainly a very good player, real quality.”Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace 2018-19Parlour is not the only former Arsenal star to have questioned the logic of Emery investing a sizeable chunk of his transfer kitty on Zaha.Ex-goalkeeper David Seaman feels the Palace star would be any unnecessary luxury in north London.He has reiterated that defensive additions should be prioritised this summer, with the Gunners already well-stocked for creative forwards.“There’s talk of Zaha coming in but that’s not really the position that we need, which is strange,” said Seaman.“I wouldn’t have thought [Wilf Zaha will be wearing the Arsenal shirt], I’d be very surprised if he did. I’d rather see a good defender wearing it!”Emery is in the market for reinforcements at the back.Sources close to a proposed €25 million (£23m/$29m) raid for Saint-Etienne defender Willian Saliba have revealed that transfer talks are open as Arsenal seek to beat arch-rivals Tottenham to the teenage centre-half.last_img read more

Nketiah joins Leeds on loan from Arsenal

first_imgEddie Nketiah has joined Leeds on a season-long loan from Arsenal, it has been confirmed.The 20-year-old impressed during the Gunners’ pre-season tour and coach Unai Emery suggested that the forward would be given a chance in the Premier League in 2019-20.Bristol City had also been keen on a temporary move for the highly-rated striker, who suggested last month he was open to a temporary switch. 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? Leeds eventually won out in the race, having stepped up their interest after Kemar Roofe left Elland Road to join Belgian side Anderlecht.”Leeds United are delighted to announce the loan signing of Eddie Nketiah,” a statement on the Championship club’s website read, adding that the youngster will wear the No.14 shirt this season.New season. New Challenge! Can’t wait to get started with @LUFC. God is great! 🙏🏾🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/u5ZV1su0vd— Eddie Nketiah (@EddieNketiah9) August 8, 2019Nketiah joined the north London side from Chelsea in 2015 and has made 19 appearances for the senior team after excelling in the youth system.The England Under 21 international made his debut in a Europa League clash against BATE Borisov in September 2017. In his next game – a Carabao Cup clash against Norwich – he scored just 15 seconds after coming off the bench and then netted a second in extra-time. Nketiah played nine times for Emery’s team last term and scored in the final Premier League game of the season as they beat Burnley 3-1.He is Leeds’ sixth signing of the transfer window, as Marcelo Bielsa’s team have already landed Jack Clarke, who rejoined on loan from Tottenham, Helder Costa, Jack Harrison, Illan Meslier and Ben White.His move to the Championship club was announced on a busy deadline day for Arsenal, who also agreed an £8 million ($10m) deal for Chelsea defender David Luiz and have finalised a move for Kieran Tierney from Celtic.The Europa League runners-up have already signed Nicolas Pepe from Lille in a club-record deal, William Saliba from Saint-Etienne and Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano, while Dani Ceballos joined on loan from Real Madrid.last_img read more

Michigan Legend Is Not Happy With How Program Approaches Ohio State Game

first_imgCharles Woodson gives commencement speech at Michigan.It has been six seasons since Michigan defeated Ohio State. Before that 2011 Wolverines win, the Buckeyes captured seven straight in The Game. Michigan vs. Ohio State is a historic rivalry, but it is ridiculously one-sided right now. That’s not okay with Charles Woodson.The former Michigan superstar has been very active around his alma mater as of late. Late last month, he served as the school’s commencement speaker. His speech went viral around the college football world for one specific declaration.The rivalry came up in his address to his newest fellow alumni. In his speech, he guaranteed a win over the Buckeyes in 2018.“But I’m telling you here today, 212 days from now, your Michigan Wolverines team will go down to Columbus, march into that stadium and we will beat you know who to bring back that familiar feeling of victory back to The University of Michigan again.”Charles Woodson had more to say about Michigan vs. Ohio State today.Woodson attended the ChadTough Gala, an event held in memory of Chad Carr. It benefits research towards fighting pediatric brain tumors.During the event, he said that he thinks the program has lost focus on the Ohio State rivalry. From The Detroit News:“To be quite honest I really feel like over the years, in recent years, there hasn’t been the emphasis that I’m used to being put on that game,” Woodson said.“Every game has been out on the same level of that game and that’s not the way we were brought up, that’s not the way we were raised around here. And we had no shame in saying it.”Woodson played at Michigan from 1995-1997. The Wolverines swept the Buckeyes in those three seasons, the last time the team claimed three games in a row against its archrival.He won the 1997 Heisman Trophy, and went on to become the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL Draft. He retired after the 2015 season, and is a very likely Hall of Famer.[The Detroit News]last_img read more

2 Former CFB Stars Were Elected To Congress Last Night

first_imgA general view as the Baylor Bears take on the Rice Owls in the second quarter at McLane Stadium.WACO, TX – SEPTEMBER 26: A general view as the Baylor Bears take on the Rice Owls in the second quarter at McLane Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)The college football world was well-represented in last night’s midterm elections, on both sides of the political aisle. Two former stars were elected to Congress.Former Ohio State standout wide receiver and NFL first-round pick Anthony Gonzalez was victorious in Ohio’s 16th congressional district. A Republican, Gonzalez defeated Democrat Susan Moran Palmer.Gonzalez was an All-Big Ten selection in 2006 before being chosen in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.He recorded 1,307 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on 99 receptions during his NFL career, which was unfortunately limited by injuries.Thank you!Read full statement here: https://t.co/dDK8WBRFNS pic.twitter.com/YtKTvUTyPH— Anthony Gonzalez (@anthonygonzalez) November 7, 2018Gonzalez wasn’t the only ex-football player to claim victory on Tuesday. Down in Texas, former Baylor linebacker Colin Allred won the seat in Texas’ 32nd district.A Democrat, Allred defeated Republican Pete Sessions.This victory would not have been made possible without you. This people-powered campaign has made history tonight and North Texans made their voice heard. Now the real work begins. Thank you North Texas! #TX32— Colin Allred (@ColinAllredTX) November 7, 2018Allred starred for Baylor from 2002-05 before playing in 32 games for the Tennessee Titans from 2007-10. He recorded 41 career NFL tackles.Congrats to both men on their victories. Best of luck serving in Congress.last_img read more

Kansas Has Officially Made A Head Coaching Hire

first_imgA general view of Kansas' football stadium.LAWRENCE, KS – NOVEMBER 04: Memorial Stadium sits empty before the game between the Baylor Bears and the Kansas Jayhawks on November 4, 2017 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images)The University of Kansas’ football program has its next head coach.Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger is reporting that the Jayhawks have officially hired former LSU head coach Les Miles.“It’s done: Les Miles will be announced today as the new Kansas football coach, sources tell Sports Illustrated. He’s en route to Lawrence now. The Hat’s back.”It’s done: Les Miles will be announced today as the new #Kansas football coach, sources tell @SInow. He’s en route to Lawrence now.The Hat’s back.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 18, 2018Miles’ plane has reportedly already landed.Plane has landed pic.twitter.com/x3HKpezJ8D— Jesse Newell (@jessenewell) November 18, 2018A pair of black SUVs have arrived at Topeka Regional Airport. There are KU administrators inside, presumably awaiting Les Miles. pic.twitter.com/CganP7SIs1— Matt Galloway (@themattgalloway) November 18, 2018Video shows Les Miles and his family getting off the plane in Kansas.Les Miles and family have landed at Topeka Regional Airport. A pair of black SUVs with KU administrators inside whisked him away. It’s happening. #kufball pic.twitter.com/ZZWhRVfAIe— Matt Galloway (@themattgalloway) November 18, 2018This is a big hire for Kansas, which has long been searching for some stability within its football program. If nothing else, Miles should bring at least that.Stay tuned.last_img read more

Clemson Wins College Football’s National Championship In Blowout vs. Alabama

first_imgtrevor lawrence throws a pass during alabama-clemsonnSANTA 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)Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers have taken home college football’s national championship with a dominating performance vs. Alabama.Clemson, the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff, thumped the No. 1-seeded Crimson Tide at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.It was one of the most-impressive performances of the decade in the college football world.The game really wasn’t that close from the first quarter on, with Clemson eventually beating Alabama, 44-16.The Tigers are national champions for the second time under Dabo Swinney.Say it together now…THE CLEMSON TIGERS ARE YOUR 2018 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS‼️#ALLIN pic.twitter.com/EQEQuWxhQy— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) January 8, 2019Of course, it’s already time to start talking about next season. Vegas has released its early odds for next year’s national championship. Clemson, understandably, will enter the season as the favorite.For now, though, the Tigers will celebrate.last_img read more

Dabo Swinney Reveals What He Told Nick Saban After Game

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide talks with head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers after the Tigers defeated the Crimson Tide 35-31 in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide talks with head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers after the Tigers defeated the Crimson Tide 35-31 in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Clemson and Alabama have split their four meetings the last four seasons. They’ve also split the last four national championships.Did we mention they have identical records over that time span? It is pretty obvious that the college football hierarchy right now is Alabama, Clemson and then everyone else.Will we see that hierarchy stay intact and the arrival of Clemson-Alabama V in 2019? Dabo Swinney certainly thinks so.Today, Swinney told reporters that he told Nick Saban after last night’s game that he’ll “see you next year.”Dabo: I told coach Saban “see you next year” because I know they’ll be back.Yep.— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) January 8, 2019Does anyone really want to bet against Dabo here? That loss last night was crushing for the Crimson Tide but it shouldn’t stop them from loading back up for next fall.Clemson and Alabama should enter next season as the top two teams in preseason polls. There’s a strong chance they will both be in the playoff again.That might be boring for some college football fans, but it seems to suit Swinney just fine.last_img read more

Iowa Football Picked Up 2 New Commitments This Weekend

first_imgiowa players line up to run onto the field against nebraskaLINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: Players for the Iowa Hawkeyes line up to take the field against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Although the Iowa Hawkeyes will lose important pieces from the program to the NFL Draft, the reloading process has gone fairly smooth for Kirk Ferentz.With the offseason in full swing for head coaches around the country, Ferentz is on the hunt for defensive talent.The Hawkeyes currently have the No. 39 recruiting class in the country, per 247Sports’ rankings.Iowa received great news yesterday when Jermari Harris announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes. The three-star safety was also considering Ball State, but ultimately believes defensive coordinator Phil Parker can help develop his skills to the best of his ability. Harris spent this past weekend visiting the campus at Iowa, before revealing his commitment choice.Another recruit that visited the Hawkeyes last week could also join the program as soon as tomorrow.Three-star defensive end Taajhir McCall will select from between Army, Navy and Iowa on signing day. Unlike Harris, his decision won’t be announced on Twitter.100% C O M M I T T E D TO… pic.twitter.com/huSrN249sJ— Jermari Harris✨ (@Jermariharris25) February 4, 2019Iowa also earned a commitment for its 2020 recruiting class in the form of Logan Jones. He is now the fifth hard commit for the Hawkeyes.The three-star defensive tackle also took his decision public on social media.COMMITED? #Swarm20 pic.twitter.com/hAtiC635pm— Logan Jones (@logan_jones75) February 3, 2019While the Hawkeyes will obviously undergo a brief adjustment period for next season, the future of the program should be in safe hands.last_img read more

Analyst Names Big 10’s Worst QB Situation For 2019

first_imgA general view of Rutgers football stadium.NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – NOVEMBER 19: A general view during the first half of a game between the Cincinnati Bearcats and Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Rutgers Stadium on November 19, 2011 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)It’s never too early to start making projections for the upcoming college football season. We have some new ones regarding the Big Ten.A college football analyst has ranked the Big Ten’s quarterback situations from best to worst heading into the 2019 season.What programs have the best quarterback situations in the league? What programs have the worst?According to one college football analyst, the worst quarterback situation, unfortunately, resides at Rutgers.247Sports’ Sam Hellman has named Rutgers’ quarterback situation the worst in the league.From his ranking:14. RutgersSophomore Artur Sitkowski has a lot of talent with some good days ahead of him, but it is hard to overlook the numbers of what was his freshman season. A four-touchdown, 18-interception season under offensive coordinator John McNulty and head coach Chris Ash is the definition of growing pains. Add in former prized recruit Johnathan Lewis bouncing between quarterback and tight end and the departure of fifth-year senior captain Giovanni Rescigno and Rutgers has some developing to do this spring.This doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. Rutgers has struggled to get consistency from the quarterback position for a while and, while Sitowski is talented, he’s fairly unproven.You can view the full quarterback rankings for the 2019 season here.last_img read more

There Are 7 Major Programs Without A Player At The NFL Combine

first_imgJalen Ramsey running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 29: Defensive back Jalen Ramsey of Florida State runs the 40-yard dash during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 29, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The NFL Scouting Combine is set for this week and weekend in Indianapolis. Over 300 draft hopefuls will be in attendance and participating in the annual event.Some programs will be more represented than others. Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Georgia and several other elite teams are sending at least eight players to the combine.On the other end of the scale, seven Power 5 schools aren’t sending anyone. They’ve been shut out this year.The list of these schools is below.Seven Power-5 schools don’t have a single player at the @NFL Scouting Combine:ArizonaCaliforniaOregon StateIllinoisPurdueGeorgia TechTennesseeMeantime, Alabama and Clemson have 11 each.— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) February 26, 2019It shouldn’t surprise you that most of the schools on this list had poor seasons and missed bowl games in 2018. If they had some more NFL talent in the junior and senior classes, perhaps things would have been different.Fortunately, this is only one year. If any of these programs become repeat offenders on this list, well, that’s a big problem.The NFL Scouting Combine will run through the weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. NFL Network has complete coverage of the event, and we’ll be updating you on all the important info here at The Spun.last_img read more

4-Star 2021 QB J.J. McCarthy Is Focused On Michigan, Northwestern

first_imgA general view of Michigan's stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 27: A general view of Michigan Stadium during the first quarter of the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Michigan Wolverines on September 27, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)There is a long time until he can sign with a school, but we may have a Big Ten showdown for 2021 signal caller J.J. McCarthy.The rising junior quarterback is starting to get serious hype as a prospect. While he doesn’t have ratings from every recruiting site yet, 247Sports‘ in-house rankings have him as a four-star player.He’s the No. 19 overall player in the country, and No. 2 among pro-style QBs, which means he could have a fifth star in his future as well. McCarthy is also the top player in Illinois.It sounds like he may stay relatively local for college, based on how things are going right now. A number of analysts see Michigan as J.J. McCarthy’s leader, but the Wolverines may get a run from Northwestern.He spoke to WolverinesWire about the two programs, and it is the academics that set them apart.He’s currently focused on Michigan and Northwestern, as academics are key in his opinion. The quarterback is still deciding between engineering and business for his undergraduate degree.“The coaches have been great at each school,” McCarthy told WolverinesWire. “I love both head coaches and the direction of their programs. Education is insane at both schools.”In a recent Chicago Tribune profile, he raved about the two competing coaches—Jim Harbaugh and Pat Fitzgerald—as well.“Asked which coaches have left an impression, he begins with Pat Fitzgerald, saying: ‘He is such a cool guy, such a family man and has been awesome, especially to my mom and dad. He is trying to build a powerhouse, which I love. I love his staff and his players, and it’s going to be an exciting year for them.’[…]‘You never know what you will get out of (Harbaugh),’ he says. ‘He doesn’t let the quarterbacks eat chicken because they are weak birds. I thought that was funny because I’m not a big fan of chicken. I like steak.’Harbaugh’s visit to Nazareth got canceled by the polar vortex. But McCarthy visited Ann Arbor last month for the Wolverines’ open spring practice and says he was impressed by how Harbaugh, a former NFL quarterback, interacted with his passers.‘And they’re in South Africa right now,’ McCarthy says of the team trip. ‘That is so cool.’”10 recruiting analysts have logged their predictions over at 247, and all 10 have him ending up a Wolverine. He’d follow a strong string of blue-chip quarterback recruits, in Dylan McCaffrey (2017), Joe Milton (2018), Cade McNamara (2019), and JD Johnson (2020). Toss in Ole Miss transfer and current starter Shea Patterson, and Harbaugh has done a great job of adding talent to the quarterback room. Now, he needs the results to follow.[WolverinesWire; Chicago Tribune]last_img read more

Ohio State Has Landed Another Transfer Quarterback

first_imgTwo Ohio State football helmetsNEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State’s football program has added some more depth at the quarterback position heading into the 2019 season.The Buckeyes, who lost Dwayne Haskins to the NFL and Tate Martell and Matthew Baldwin to transfer, have been lacking when it comes to depth at the position.Ryan Day’s program has added a transfer QB out of the SEC.Jagger LaRoe, a quarterback who spent last season at Texas A&M, is heading to Ohio State.The SEC QB announced the news on Twitter.College Station ——> Columbus 🌰 pic.twitter.com/np28HIWIzF— Jagger LaRoe (@jaggerlaroe) May 19, 2019Ohio State now has six QBs on its roster for the 2019 season.Jagger LaRoe, who spent last season at Texas A&M, is transferring to Ohio State as a preferred walk-on.Ohio State now has six quarterbacks on its roster for 2019: Justin Fields, Gunnar Hoak and Chris Chugunov on scholarship, and Danny Vanatsky, JP Andrade and LaRoe as walk-ons. https://t.co/ja0LQV16IZ— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) May 20, 2019The Buckeyes are expected to start the 2019 season ranked inside the top 10.last_img read more

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli show goofy side of their relationship in new ad. Watch video

first_imgAnushka Sharma and Virat Kohli show goofy side of their relationship in new ad. Watch videoAnushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have featured in an advertisement together. The couple’s chemistry is heartwarming in the advertisement.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 26, 2019UPDATED: April 26, 2019 16:52 IST Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli.Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have once again come together to feature in an advertisement. Anushka and Virat are showing off the adorable, goofy side of their relationship in the video.The ad starts with a fan asking the couple if they prank each other. We then see Virat video calling Anushka, asking for some acting advice as he faces some difficult time at a shoot.Anushka then pranks the cricketer, asking him to imagine himself as a seed. “Imagine ke tum ek beej ho. Aur ab tum dheere dheere grow karrae ho,” she tells him. Virat does the same but soon sees Anushka bursting into laughter.Anushka shared the video of the advertisement on her Instagram. She captioned it saying, “Whether it’s in person or on a #GoogleDuo call, he’s always a sport @virat.kohli.”Virat and Anushka are the epitome of relationship goals. Despite being always busy, the couple ensures that they are able to squeeze in enough quality time together.At the India Today Mind Rocks 2018, Anushka said that she and Virat are “as normal as anyone would be in a relationship”. She also revealed that they “try to create a proper work-life balance” and do not let their professions come in the way of their marriage.”Both of us really love doing what we do professionally… We don’t take our professions too seriously. We don’t draw our identity only from that. We are very simple and like doing normal things. For the world, it is about our professions. But in reality, it is as normal as anyone would be in a relationship,” she had said.advertisementALSO READ: Virat Kohli asks Anushka Sharma what is special about them, she says kuch nahi. But there is a twistALSO READ: We used fake names, reveals Anushka Sharma about how she kept wedding with Virat Kohli secretALSO WATCH: Engagement, haldi and garland-exchange visuals from Virat-Anushka weddingGet 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 byVibha Maru Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Anushka Sharmalast_img read more

Saurabh and I learn from each other, share experiences: Abhishek Verma

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 27, 2019UPDATED: April 27, 2019 18:36 IST Abhishek Verma said he and 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary were roommates and they learned from each other (Photo: Twitter/@Media_SAI)HIGHLIGHTSAbhishek Verma was roommates with 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary even in the Asian GamesChaudhary smashed the world record two months ago to win gold in the season’s first World CupVerma had won a bronze medal in the 10m air pistol event during his India debut at the Asian GamesWhen it comes to shooting, Abhishek Verma doesn’t have to look beyond his room for advice. Blossoming at 29, Verma often exchanges ideas with his roommate Saurabh Chaudhary, a force to reckon with at 16.Verma secured India’s fifth Olympic quota place in shooting, winning the 10m air pistol gold medal at the ISSF World Cup in Beijing on Saturday.A thrilled Abhishek Verma on top of the podium showing off his 10m Air Pistol gold medal @issf_shooting World Cup in Beijing. He also won India’s fifth @tokyo2020 quota in shooting in the process. pic.twitter.com/ec3pWaXVGz NRAI (@OfficialNRAI) April 27, 2019Two months ago, unfazed by a field comprising seasoned campaigners, teenager Chaudhary smashed the world record to win gold in the season’s first World Cup and the country’s third quota for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Verma, too, was least bothered by the big names that lined up at the 10m range. The field included former Olympic champion Pang Wei of China, World Championship silver medallist Artem Chernusov of Russia as well as experienced campaigners and multiple ISSF medallists like Oleh Omelchuk of Ukraine and Yusuf Dikec of Turkey among others.In the end though, the lawyer-turned-shooter emerged triumphant with a total score of 242.7, joining his supremely gifted partner.”Saurabh is my room partner from Asian Games and now also. We learn from each other and we both share our shooting experience with each other. We both try to give our best every time,” Verma said after his event.The son of a sitting judge added, “In every competition I try to give my best and I look at every competition as a new one.”advertisementVerma made his World Cup debut in New Delhi but failed to qualify for the final at home. In the Chinese capital, he shot a total of 585 points to qualify for the final at the fourth spot. And then, in the eight-man final, he led from start to finish to claim the biggest prize of his career.”I don’t focus on future outcomes, I just focus on present situation and work hard to improve myself every day.”My next goal is my next competition and I will work harder to maintain the standard and also try to improve myself,” Verma said.The shooter, who had won a bronze medal in the 10m air pistol event during his India debut at the Asian Games, does not have much international exposure, making the feat even more creditable.Verma was on the job from the word go, evident from a score of 97 in his first qualifying series. He shot a 100 in the fourth and finished with 98 and 97 for a qualification round score of 585, his best in a short international career.The best, though, was reserved for the final.Also Read | ISSF World Cup: Abhishek Verma shoots gold, seals Olympic quotaAlso Read | Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary win India’s 2nd gold at ISSF Beijing World CupAlso Watch | Getting better with age, looking forward to the World Cup: Chris Gayle to India TodayFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow Abhishek VermaFollow air pistolFollow ISSF World Cup 2019 Saurabh and I learn from each other, share experiences: Abhishek VermaRoommates and shooting sensations Abhishek Verma and teenager Saurabh Chaudhary exchange ideas and learn from each other.advertisement Nextlast_img read more