Paul Finebaum FSUThere are a number of very worthy candidate for national coach of the year in college football. Once-embattled Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz engineered an impressive turnaround from 7-5 to 12-0, and has his Hawkeyes on the verge of a College Football Playoff berth. Bob Stoops and Mike Gundy each have their teams battling for a conference championship in Bedlam today. Who does ESPN/SEC Network analyst Paul Finebaum have as his coach of the year? Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh.Paul Finebaum just said on CGD that Harbaugh is getting his vote for coach of the year, and is the favorite to win at this point.— Ben Fidelman (@bfidelman) November 28, 2015Harbaugh is definitely a worthy candidate, though fans of the Hawkeyes don’t seem to agree.Finebaum cant even say Kirks name!! ” A coach at Iowa” my butt!! Wow— Leo Doyle (@ledoylinator) November 28, 2015@finebaum harbaugh for coach of the year??? #kirkferentz turned a 7-5 team into a #12-0 team. Harbaugh took over a team with a lot of talent— Clint Birkenholtz (@hawkeyegold03) November 28, 2015@finebaum that coach from Iowa is Kirk Ferentz. Can’t believe you don’t even know his name. Wow.— Kevin Isaacson (@isaacsonbooks) November 28, 2015We expect that Harbaugh and Ferentz will each get plenty of love.
Rangers host Celtic on Saturday aiming to close the three-point gap that has opened up between the Glasgow rivals.Steven Gerrard’s men slipped to a 1-1 draw against Hibs on Boxing Day, allowing the Parkhead outfit to open up daylight between the teams thanks to a dramatic 4-3 victory away against Aberdeen.The Hoops can take full command of the league for the first time this season if they win at Ibrox, but the Gers could theoretically end 2018 on top of the standings, even if a four-goal victory seems far fetched. 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? Game Rangers vs Celtic Date Saturday, December 29 Time 12:30pm BST / 7:30am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched via B/R Live. US TV channel Online stream N/A B/R Live In the UK, the game is being shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football and available online via Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Football Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Rangers squad Goalkeepers McGregor, Foderingham, Robbie McCrorie Defenders Tavernier, Goldson, Flanagan, Ross McCrorie, Katic, Bradley, Worrall, McAuley Midfielders Jack, Ejaria, Halliday, Coulibaly, Kelly, Grezda Forwards Candeias, Morelos, Lafferty, Middleton Rangers starting XI: McGregor; Tavernier, Goldson, Worrall, Halliday; Jack, McCrorie, Arfield; Kent, Morelos, Candeias Position Celtic squad Goalkeepers Gordon, Bain, Hazard, Mullen Defenders Izaguirre, Benkovic, J. Hendry, Simunovic, Gamboa, Boyata, Lustig, Compper, Ajer, Church, Duffy, Deas, McInroy, Ralston, Walsh, Tierney, Bell Midfielders Brown, Sinclair, Morgan, Allan, Ntcham, Robertson, McGregor, Forrest, Henderson, Kennedy, McLaughlin, McKay, Marku Forwards Hayes, Christie, Edouard, Miller, R. Hendry, Hill, McGrath, Diver, Johnston, Savoury, Aitchison, Okoflex Celtic starting XI: Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, Benkovic, McGregor; Brown, Ntcham; Forrest, Christie, Sinclair; JohnstonBetting & Match Odds Celtic are favourites to come out on top at Ibrox, with bet365 offering odds of 19/20 on a Bhoys victory. Rangers are considered an 11/4 bet to win, while a draw is 13/5.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is acutely aware of how much hinges on Saturday’s derby clash with Celtic, in which victory would draw them level with their rivals but defeat leave them trailing by six points.He believes that the Gers have made a strong start to the season but wants one more big effort before the winter break begins.“I feel we’re a couple of results away from having the perfect six months, if you like,” said Gerrard.“We have to bring our ‘A’ game. We’re playing against a good team with good players. They will be well drilled, I know that for sure.“We know that we have to bring our best to get the result we want. I’m confident the players can do that.”Only Aberdeen have won at Ibrox in any competition this term and the former Liverpool man wants to see his side at their best in the high-profile encounter.“I think we’ve shown at Ibrox this season against high-level opposition that when we play with freedom, back ourselves and go out with confidence then we’ve played some really nice stuff,” he added. “It’s the last fixture, there’s 90 minutes to go empty it for and give everything you’ve got. “We’ve certainly got respect for the opposition but what a fantastic opportunity for the players to go try to get the result we need.”Brendan Rodgers’ side will take some stopping, though. The Northern Irishman has won on his four previous visits to Ibrox, with his side scoring 12 goals and conceding only four.After losses to Red Bull Salzburg and Hibs, there are signs that they are getting up a head of steam again, with comfortable successes over Motherwell and Dundee followed by a dramatic win over Aberdeen on Boxing Day, in which the Hoops showed character to score twice late on to negate a controversial penalty decision.
David de Gea put in an inspired performance on Sunday to lead Manchester United to a clean sheet and vital victory over Tottenham – and he had the Red Devils faithful falling over themselves to pay tribute.United took all three points in a tense top-six clash, with the only goal coming before half-time.Marcus Rashford took full advantage of a terrific Paul Pogba pass and converted past Hugo Lloris to make it 1-0, a strike which proved the only goal of the game 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? At the other end, however, De Gea had to be at his very best as Spain’s No. 1 was bombarded throughout the game by Spurs.No fewer than 11 shots on target were repelled by the goalkeeper, whose heroics helped United move level with Arsenal in fifth place and keep up their brilliant start to life under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.It was the most shots De Gea has stopped in a top-flight league match without conceding. And he took all the plaudits from observers for his latest match-winning display in a United shirt.RT if you believe De Gea is the best goalkeeper in the World 🌍 🧤 pic.twitter.com/2VFd0GHKKP— THE POWER MUFC 🇾🇪 (@EamonnPower23) 13 de enero de 2019The £18.9 million United spent on De Gea. Well worth it. #mufc pic.twitter.com/r7mq9ntt5f— Aditya Rathod (@aditya_reds) 13 de enero de 2019How the Man Utd players greet David De Gea every training session pic.twitter.com/4BG8xVoNHx— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) 13 de enero de 2019It wouldn’t take much for me to tattoo @D_DeGea’s beautiful face on my body right now… 🔥🔥🔥 #MUFC pic.twitter.com/w8wC35jCQ9— Corey Andress (@EACoreySA) 13 de enero de 2019David De Gea that was brilliant 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/Y1kXcUt10O— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) 13 de enero de 2019De Gea my goat— Santan (@Santandave1) 13 de enero de 2019Goal – DE GEAAssist – DE GEAJoke! Only thing he’s not done so far though 😉#TOTMUN #FPL pic.twitter.com/9TVs3Ui5pJ— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) 13 de enero de 2019David De Gea’s legs could save the UK from Brexit.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) 13 de enero de 2019De Gea’s been better with his feet today than every Arsenal outfield player combined yesterday. #THFCvMUFC— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) 13 de enero de 2019Where would we be without @D_DeGea 🙌🏽🙌🏽 @ManUtd— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) January 13, 2019Cracking game of football. Big win for @ManUtd and the difference in them post Mourinho says much. Having said that @SpursOfficial were terrific in the 2nd half and but for Spiderman in goal could well have won.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 13, 2019I did a #DeGea edit and he saved it. pic.twitter.com/rUKbbOpN5O— Emilio Sansolini (@EmilioSansolini) January 13, 2019 Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Everton do not have the “financial conditions” to sign players in the January transfer window, according to Marco Silva.The Toffees are 10th in the Premier League having responded to back-to-back defeats to Brighton and Hove Albion and Leicester City with a 2-0 home victory over Bournemouth.Reports suggest their forward line is set to be depleted with Oumar Niasse said to be nearing a loan move to Cardiff City. 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? But they may not be able replace the forward, with boss Silva telling reporters: “When you asked me the last few weeks the possible players coming or not in the market, I told you that you just can’t sign someone if someone leaves the club or we sell someone.”We don’t have the financial conditions to go in the market, [that] is the feedback I have at the moment. I have to find different solutions.”Everton are thought to be keen on signing Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea following his struggles while out on loan at Valencia during the first half of the campaign.However, Silva added: “It is not the moment for us to talk about player A, B, C or D [and] if they could interest our model as a team.”We have to work with the players we have here, develop them, let them get better every day. This is our job.”What can happen in the market you know already, what are our possibilities as a club and my possibilities as a manager to do or not.”
The family of missing footballer Emiliano Sala have hit the required target on a fundraiser with the intention of resuming the search for the Cardiff City player.Search and recovery efforts were called off on Thursday evening , three days after the plane carrying the Argentine from former club Nantes to his new side disappeared from radar over the English Channel .A target of €300,000 (£260k/$342k) has been met on a GoFundMe page set up to enable the family of the forward to resume a private search for him and pilot David Ibbotson. 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? As of Sunday January 27, the total raised surpassed €320,000, having met the target within the two days since it was posted.The funds have gone towards two watercraft that began operations on Saturday.Efforts to find the missing plane, a PA-46-310P Malibu aircraft, were conducted for just under 72 hours before they were concluded earlier this week.Guernsey harbourmaster David Barker had described the decision to put an end to operations as difficult, but citied that he was sure no more could have been done, adding that chances of survival were likely “extremely remote”.There have been calls from several major figures both inside and outside of the football community for the search to be resumed.Barcelona star Lionel Messi and president of Argentina Mauricio Macri were among those speaking out in support of Sala’s family.Numerous players, including Adrien Rabiot, Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan and Leicester City winger Demarai Gray, contributed to the GoFundMe page.Sala moved to France in 2010 to join the youth set-up at Bordeaux and has, to date, played his full professional career in the country.He joined Nantes in 2015 following stints with Orleans, Niort and Caen, and made 132 appearances for the club, scoring 48 goals.He had been in excellent form for them in Ligue 1 this season, scoring 13 goals across all competitions.Sala became Cardiff’s record signing when he was acquired by Neil Warnock’s side for £15m ($19.8m) earlier this month.He previously turned down a bid from the Chinese Super League in order to join the Premier League club.
As if Los Angeles FC needed more attacking firepower, the club has signed a new young designated player in the form of Brian Rodriguez from Uruguayan giants Penarol. The 19-year-old forward comes to MLS to join up with an LAFC attack that has already netted 61 goals through 23 matches and boasts the league’s leading scorer in the form of Carlos Vela. LAFC has a comfortable lead atop the MLS standings heading into the closing run of the season, but the second-year club wasn’t alone in making big moves on deadline day. 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? Minnesota United also landed a young DP, signing a Uruguayan of their own in 18-year-old Thomas Chacon from Danubio FC. The Loons lead the chasing pack in the Western Conference but currently sit 14 points back of Bob Bradley’s outfit. Not to be outdone, the New York Red Bulls brought a young DP in on loan, with the club landing Southampton winger Josh Sims for the rest of the MLS season. Fresh off of the news that Wayne Rooney would be leaving at the end of the season, D.C. United jumped back into the transfer market on Wednesday as well. United landed Norwegian international Ola Kamara from Chinese side Shenzhen F.C. for a fee of $2.5 million, bringing the striker back to MLS. The club also landed MLS veterans Emmanuel Boateng and Felipe as the capital side looks to make a push for an MLS Cup title before Rooney heads back to England. The Montreal Impact were also active in the transfer dealings. The Canadian club made headlines by signing former Barcelona midfielder Bojan Krkic from Stoke City, but the Impact weren’t done there. The Impact also reached a deal to bring back 20-year-old Ballou Tabla on loan from Barcelona B. The Impact sit sixth in the Eastern Conference, with the top seven teams earning playoff spots. The club also reportedly sent MLS veteran Micheal Azira and a second-round draft pick in the 2020 MLS draft to the Chicago Fire in exchange for Jorge Corrales and the top spot in the allocation order, which the Impact used to land Tabla. The Houston Dynamo, on the outside looking in as it stands in the Western Conference playoff race, also made a move to bolster their attack, trading for LAFC forward Christian Ramirez. Another team hoping to make a push for the playoffs in the West, Real Salt Lake, landed some help for the midfield in a trade with Sporting Kansas City which sent Kelyn Rowe to Utah in exchange for international roster slot for 2019 and $75,000 in targeted allocation money.
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 09: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes stands with his players before the game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Ohio Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Earlier today, we got a few big updates on Big Ten football scheduling, including new crossover opponents starting in 2022, and schedules from 2022-25. That means we now know the dates and locations for a ton of new Ohio State football match-ups.The Big Ten rolled out its 2022-25 schedules this afternoon. The full list is available here.Starting in 2016, Nebraska has been Ohio State’s annual crossover opponent. The other two crossover spots rotate on an annual basis.In 2022, the five-year cycle changes. Ohio State will have Wisconsin on its schedule through 2027.Here are the upcoming Ohio State football schedules, after today’s announcement.Teams have not fully filled their non-conference slates yet, so there are still a few openings for the Buckeyes.Ohio State football 2022 schedule:Sept. 3: vs. Notre Dame Sept. 10: Open Sept. 17: vs. Toledo Sept. 24: at Michigan State Oct. 1: at Penn State Oct. 8: vs. Rutgers Oct. 15: vs. Iowa Oct 22: Open Oct. 29: vs. Indiana Nov. 5: at Northwestern Nov. 12: vs. Wisconsin Nov. 19: at Maryland Nov. 26: vs. MichiganOhio State football 2023 schedule:Sept. 2: at Indiana Sept. 9: Open Sept. 16: Open Sept. 23: at Notre Dame Sept. 30: Open Oct. 7: vs. Maryland Oct. 14: at Purdue Oct. 21: vs. Penn State Oct. 28: at Wisconsin Nov. 4: at Rutgers Nov. 11: vs. Michigan State Nov. 18: vs. Minnesota Nov. 25: at MarylandOhio State football 2024 schedule:Aug. 31: Open Sept. 7: Open Sept. 14: at Washington Sept. 21: Open Sept. 28: vs. Illinois Oct. 5: vs. Rutgers Oct 12: at Nebraska Oct. 19: Open Oct. 26: vs. Wisconsin Nov. 2: at Maryland Nov. 9: at Penn State Nov. 16: vs. Indiana Nov. 23: at Michigan State Nov. 30: vs. MichiganOhio State football 2025 schedule:Aug. 30: at Texas Sept. 6: Open Sept. 13: vs. Washington Sept. 20: at Indiana Sept. 27: at Iowa Oct. 4: vs. Maryland Oct 11: at Wisconsin Oct. 18: Open Oct. 25: at Rutgers Nov. 1: vs. Northwestern Nov. 8: Open Nov. 15: vs. Penn State Nov. 22: vs. Michigan State Nov. 29: at Michigan
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers approaches the sidelines in the second half against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska football’s Week 1 game against Akron, set to be Scott Frost’s debut, was postponed after the storms that rolled across the country a few weeks ago.UCF was supposed to travel to North Carolina this weekend, but with Hurricane Florence set to hit the state, that game has met the same fate. Both are very unlikely to be made up.Losing a game really hurts a team like Nebraska, which could find itself fighting for six wins and bowl eligibility, thanks to a tough Big 12 schedule.Obviously, UCF is not the same type of opponent as Akron, which Nebraska’s staff knows all too well. Both teams do share an open date on Oct. 27, though.So, would Scott Frost and Nebraska football look to add a mid-season game against his former team, UCF?That seems very unlikely.Frost was asked about that possibility today, and he more-or-less shot it down, and admitted it’d be hard to see his new guys hitting his old players.Nebraska coach Scott Frost says he wouldn’t rule out trying to add UCF to the Huskers’ schedule on Oct. 27. But it’s not something that sounds likely: “Personally I’d cringe a little when our defensive end hit their quarterback. That’s not how you want to go into any game.”— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) September 13, 2018The quarterback in question is UCF’s McKenzie Milton, who, with Frost, led the Knights to last year’s undefeated season.This year, he’s being discussed as a fringe-Heisman candidate, and has already put up big numbers through two weeks. He has 589 yards and six touchdowns through the air, along with three interceptions, in wins over UConn and South Carolina State.UCF is 2-0 on the year. Nebraska is 0-1, with last week’s loss to Colorado. The Huskers host Troy this weekend.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 29: General view of the stadium before the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Purdue Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)A major college football coach is getting criticized for what he said after his team’s heartbreaking loss on Saturday.Nebraska suffered one of the toughest losses of the season on Saturday, blowing a 10-point lead with less than 3 minutes to go. The Huskers then lost in overtime.Frost was asked after the game about his team’s defensive meltdown. His answer is drawing some criticism.The Nebraska head coach told the media that he doesn’t call the defensive plays and that his players need to simply make plays.“One, I don’t call the defense, and two, make a play,” he said. “One more play. We had two 4th and 10s. We obviously can’t get a 15-yard penalty when they’re buried on the 1. Can’t get pass interferences. Gotta make one more play. Somewhere.”Here’s his full answer:Full context of Frost’s quotes on last couple defensive drives. #huskers pic.twitter.com/L2VdtynIoQ— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) October 13, 2018It makes sense that Frost is not happy, but there are still going to be some who are going to be upset with his “I don’t call the defense” comment, as some will say he’s not taking accountability.Regardless, Nebraska is now 0-6. The Huskers are set to play Minnesota on Saturday.
Kirk Herbstreit isn’t afraid to state his argument, even if it will ruffle some feathers. Well, he put that theory to the test once again, as the analyst went after one major program on ESPN’s College GameDay.During the show, the panel discussed the UCF Knights and their undefeated record. While a comeback victory over Memphis was quite impressive, Herbstreit isn’t ready to crown them as a title-contending program.In fact, Herbstreit believes other programs are more deserving than UCF.“You need to play somebody in order to be rewarded. UCF, you need to not just be worried about being undefeated and trying to get in the top four, you need to look behind you at teams like Utah State, Appalachian State, Fresno State. These teams, on paper — which is what you want to look at a lot of times — are better than UCF and more deserving than UCF.”The knock on the Knights is their weak schedule, which features teams such as Connecticut, South Carolina State and Florida Atlantic.Clearly, these comments didn’t sit well with UCF, as the program took its thoughts to Twitter.Hi @KirkHerbstreit pic.twitter.com/5wKKG4gINZ— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) October 20, 2018Although UCF isn’t exactly thrilled with Herbstreit’s rant about strength of schedule, the Mountain West Conference is absolutely loving it.?☕️ pic.twitter.com/Ybx49C2HNb— Mountain West (@MountainWest) October 20, 2018If the Knights are going to change the perception of the program, they can’t afford to lose a single game. Perhaps, victories over USF and Cincinnati toward the end of the year will help.UCF will play East Carolina tonight, as the pursuit of perfection lives on.
(Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)Virginia native Chris Tyree is a five-star recruit and the top-ranked all-purpose back in the class of 2020. He has gotten plenty attention from the best programs in college football.247Sports’ composite rankings have Tyree as the No. 23 player in the class, overall. He’s the second-ranked player in Virginia.Tyree says that his recruitment remains open to all comers. However, 10 schools stand above the rest right now.This afternoon, Chris Tyree announced his current Top 10 schools.All 10 are major conference teams, and every Power Five league is represented, making this a pretty diverse list.The list currently features Florida State, Michigan, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Penn State, Stanford, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.Top ? pic.twitter.com/aKNcKAoavF— Chris Tyree4️⃣ (@chris_tyree4) December 5, 2018Tyree’s full note:I would like to thank ALL of the schools that are giving me an opportunity to be a part of their program. I’ve really enjoyed this process and I appreciate all the people I’ve met and created relationships with. Although MY RECRUITMENT IS 100% STILL OPEN and I will not be shutting any schools off, I feel like the following 10 schools show that they are the best fit for me at this time.It is very early, but Penn State is the early favorite to land Tyree, at least based on the first few 247 crystal ball predictions.Three of the four predictions logged have him becoming the next five-star Nittany Lions running back, while the lone dissenter believes he will stay in Virginia and play for the Hokies.
BOULDER, CO – OCTOBER 04: A helmet of the Texas Longhorns lies on the field as the team warms up prior to facing the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)After the Texas Longhorns play Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, they will have plenty of time to reset and reload for the 2019 season. After today’s start to the early signing period, it looks like they’ll be in great shape to do so.The Longhorns now have the No. 9 ranked recruiting class in the country.Texas still trails Big 12 rival Oklahoma, who finished just ahead at No. 8.The Longhorns’ recruiting class includes 22 commits: 13 4-star prospects and nine 3-star prospects.Headlining Texas’ class are three Top-100 prospects: OT Tyler Johnson, the No. 37 ranked prospect in the country; WR Jordan Whittington, the No. 53 ranked prospect in the country; and, De’Gabriel Floyd, the No. 64 ranked prospect in the country.Fam ✊? pic.twitter.com/tS0nTRvf1Z— Tyler Johnson (@TylerJohnson_74) December 19, 2018STARGAZING. ? @J_Whitt3#fUTure19 #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/EBP5SlJ9uG— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 19, 2018Welcome to the family De’Gabriel Floyd. ?#fUTure19 #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/OcnXlxxljw— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 19, 2018Unfortunately, the ranking is not an improvement from last year, when the team had the No. 3 ranked class in the country and the No. 1 ranked class in the Big 12.The Longhorns are the only team in the top-10 unable to secure a five-star recruit by today’s start to the early signing period.
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)The Rose Bowl is the most storied bowl game in college football for a few reasons. One of them is most definitely the location of the game and the surrounding areas.Every year, the sunset at the Rose Bowl goes viral. It is easy to see why.You have dusk settling in around the San Gabriel Mountains outside the stadium. You can’t create a better backdrop.Just look at some of the photos from this year’s game.Sunset at the Rose Bowl over the San Gabriel Mountains pic.twitter.com/Aq17tV6hbg— Dave Cutaia (@CFBRulesExpert) January 2, 2019#RoseBowl sunsets = ? pic.twitter.com/WO3GNOgaNc— Greg Mescall (@GregMescall) January 2, 2019Sunset starting to change look of San Gabriel Mountains behind Rose Bowl. pic.twitter.com/0UHlUSqG5y— Jim Naveau (@Lima_Naveau) January 2, 2019Views like this are one of the reasons why the Rose Bowl has to be played at 5 p.m. ET every year, like clockwork.On the field, the sun is about to set on the Ohio State career of Urban Meyer. This is Meyer’s final game as Buckeye head coach.Ohio State leads 28-17 with five minutes left.
LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: Mascot Lil Red of the Nebraska Cornhuskers walks on the sidelines during the game against the Colorado Buffaloes on November 24, 2006 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska won 37-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)After a difficult season for the Huskers that ended with a 4-8 record, it should come as little surprise that not many members of the team were invited to the 2019 NFL combine.According to the Omaha World-Herald, wide receiver Stanley Morgan was the only member of the Nebraska football team to get a combine invite.Morgan has led the Huskers in receiving yards in each of the last two years, and had career-highs in 2018.He finished his senior year with 70 receptions for 1,004 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.Record-breaking #Huskers receiver Stanley Morgan catches invite to NFL combine. https://t.co/hL92YdJJ8B— World-Herald Big Red (@OWHbigred) February 7, 2019Morgan had three games with two receiving touchdowns, and the team won all three of those games.He also had two 100-yard performances: A 10-catch, 163 yard performance against Minnesota, and an eight-catch, 131-yard performance against Illinois.NFL.com gave Morgan a 5.50 grade, indicating he has “A chance at becoming an NFL starter.”In his scouting report, NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein compared Morgan to Buccaneers wide receiver Adam Humphries, who went undrafted in 2015.The scouting report doesn’t bode particularly well for Morgan, but if he surprises people at the NFL combine, could hear his name called at some point.Last year the Huskers had only one player drafted: quarterback Tanner Lee by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round.
MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)One of the biggest criticisms of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray as an NFL prospect has been his size. Analysts and executives across football have weighed in on the matter, but now his former head coach has decided to give his two cents.In an interview on ESPN’s Get Up! transcribed by 247Sports, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley gave his thoughts on Murray’s size being a factor. To no surprise, Riley spoke glowingly about Murray and tried to set everyone’s mind at ease over the impact his height would have.“…I’ve had 6-foot-3, 6-foot-4 guys and it was no different. These guys have a gift to be able to do it. I’m not saying every NFL quarterback can do it at that height. They can’t. But there’s guys that are gifted enough and are able to still get it done, still get the ball out where they need it to be and not having tipped passes. These are two of the guys in the world that can do that.”In his lone year as a starter for Oklahoma, Murray led the Sooners to a 11-1 regular season record before beating Texas in the Big 12 Championship game to claim the conference title. He led Oklahoma into the College Football Playoff, only to fall to Alabama in the Orange Bowl.Murray finished the season having thrown for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns while completing 69.0-percent of his passes. He was rewarded with the Heisman trophy and numerous post-season accolades.Several days ago, Murray announced that he would be committing to playing football professionally, turning down a deal he had with the Oakland A’s to play baseball.As for his height, there have been numerous players who have thrived at the quarterback position despite their size. Drew Brees and Russell Wilson are among the most recent examples.However, there’s still a lot of time left before the Scouting Combine, let alone the NFL Draft and it doesn’t seem like concerns over Murray’s height will be relieved any time soon.
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – NOVEMBER 03: General view of Iowa Hawkeyes helmets are seen during the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on November 3, 2018 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)Iowa added a big commitment to its 2020 class on Wednesday evening. Columbus (OH) Grandview Heights three-star tight end Luke Lachey announced he was committing to the Hawkeyes.Lachey is the No. 12 senior in the state of Ohio and the No. 14 tight end in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He recently visited Iowa and Michigan State before picking the Hawkeyes.“100% Committed to the University of Iowa!!!” Lachey wrote on Twitter.100% Committed to the University of Iowa!!! #GoHawkeyes #swarm20 🐤 #TEU pic.twitter.com/JytQ1lJVMj— Luke Lachey (@lukelachey) July 10, 2019 Lachey is Iowa’s 22nd commitment in the 2020 class, as the Hawkeyes are almost totally filled up. He is the fourth-highest rated commit.Currently, the program’s 2020 class is ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 20th nationally.You can read the full 2020 team recruiting rankings here.
StadiumThe AP will release its annual preseason poll on Monday, but longtime voter and college football writer Brett McMurphy revealed his personal ballot today.It is no surprise that McMurphy has Clemson at No. 1, but it is noteworthy that he placed Georgia, not Alabama at No. 2. The Crimson Tide are in the third spot on his list.Oklahoma and Michigan round out of the top five. McMurphy’s top 10 is as follows:ClemsonGeorgiaAlabamaOklahomaMichiganOhio StateLSUNotre DameUtahFloridaYou can view his full top 25 below. Here’s my AP preseason ballot: Nos. 1-3 Clemson, Georgia, Alabama; Nos. 23-25 Northwestern, Memphis, Army. AP poll released Monday https://t.co/Wxl1i1VqZK— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 13, 2019McMurphy is clearly a pretty big believer in Utah, as he puts the Utes before any other Pac-12 team on his ballot. Kyle Whittingham’s team boasts a strong cast of returnees and might have the best defensive line in the country.The first Coaches Poll preseason top 25 was released on August 1, with Clemson and Alabama occupying the top two spots. You can view that poll here.As for The Spun’s preseason top 25, we unveiled that earlier this summer, and you can scroll through our rankings here.Look out for the AP poll come Monday as well.
Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 4, 2019UPDATED: January 5, 2019 13:45 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Nokia 9 PureView is widely expected to go official later this monthThe Nokia 9 PureView price will be set at around EUR 749 or EUR 799The price is similar to the Nokia 8 SiroccoThe Nokia 9 PureView is widely expected to go official later this month. Multiple reports have claimed the launch could happen in the third or last week of January. The Nokia 9 PureView is getting clearer by the day. Last week, a leaked promo video gave us a pretty definitive look of the penta-camera smartphone. This week, a new Twitter account called Nokia_Leaks revealed the European pricing of the Nokia 9 PureView.The Nokia 9 PureView is said to launch in Europe first before it heads to other markets. As per the latest leak, the Nokia 9 PureView price will be set at around EUR 749 or EUR 799 depending on the market. A direct conversion puts the price in India between Rs 60,000 to Rs 63,000. This means the Nokia 9 PureView will either be as expensive or costlier than last year’s Nokia 8 Sirocco.To recall, the Nokia Sirocco was launched early last year at EUR 749. But HMD launched the phone in India a little more competitively at Rs 49,999 (approx EUR 628). Considering the company typically prices its phones competitively in India, the Nokia 9 PureView may also launch in the country for around Rs 50,000.Again, it is worth mentioning that the leak comes from a newly minted account and we cannot verify the authenticity of this as of now so you should take the pricing with a pinch of salt. That being said, it does not come as a surprise considering this is a Nokia flagship phone that will come with top-end hardware as well as a penta-camera system that will definitely add to the bill of materials.advertisementBased on the leaked promo video last week, the Nokia 9 PureView will sport a 5.99-inch 2K display with HMD’s PureDisplay screen technology. The promo video also seems to confirm an in-screen fingerprint sensor and Qi wireless charging support. Additionally, the Nokia 9 PureView will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The phone will also ship with Android 9 Pie and will be part of the Android One program.ALSO READ | Nokia 9 PureView promo video leaks out, 5 cameras, Snapdragon 845 and wireless charging revealedALSO READ | Nokia 9 PureView with five rear cameras launch timeline revealedALSO READ | Nokia 9 PureView with five rear cameras shown off in live hands-on imageGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow HMD GlobalFollow Nokia 9 PureViewFollow Nokia 9Follow nokia Nokia 9 PureView price leaks out, could be more expensive than Nokia 8 SiroccoThe Nokia 9 PureView price leak this week suggests the flagship will either be as expensive or costlier than last year’s Nokia 8 Sirocco. advertisement
Google removes 85 dangerous apps from Android Play Store, check this list to ensure they are not in your phoneGoogle has removed a total of 85 malicious apps from Play Store after security researchers found these apps to be a disguise of an adware familyadvertisement India Today Tech New DelhiJanuary 9, 2019UPDATED: January 10, 2019 12:00 IST HIGHLIGHTSThese apps were available in the form of game, TV, and remote control simulator apps.These apps have been downloaded over nine million times from the Play Store.The researchers found another type of fake apps also that exhibited a different type of ad-showing behavior.Google has removed a total of 85 malicious apps from Play Store after security researchers found these apps to be a disguise of an adware family. These apps were available in the form of game, TV, and remote control simulator apps on the Android Play Store.The issue was first reported by the security researchers at Trend Micro. “This adware is capable of displaying full-screen ads, hiding itself, monitoring a device’s screen unlocking functionality, and running in the mobile device’s background,” said the researchers at Trend Micro in the blog.According to the blog post, these apps have been downloaded over nine million times from the Play Store with one of the apps named “Easy Universal TV Remote” has alone been downloaded over 5 million times. It is the most downloaded apps among the list of all 85 adware apps. The app also received multiple comments until the time it was available on the Play Store.Despite coming from different developers and signed by different APK public key certificates, the apps exhibited same source code and shared the same source code.So what harm could these apps actually cause you? Once downloaded and launched, these apps display a full-screen pop-up ad asking you repeatedly to press various buttons to continue. Every new page in the steps would open a new ad page. This would happen again and again until the app finally crashed. Some of the malware apps would disappear after showing that it is buffering . These apps would still run in the background and show up in every half an hour on the device.advertisementThe researchers found another type of fake apps also that exhibited a different type of ad-showing behavior. These apps would track the screen unlocking action and display ads every time user locked the phone’s screen. This is not that Google has removed such click fraud apps from the Play Store. The tech giant in November removed 13 malicious apps from Play Store after they were found to lack legitimate functionality. Later in December, it removed another 22 fake apps for having a backdoor built into them that helped the apps do ad-fraud.Here is the list of some of the malicious apps that you should not have on your phone:– SPORT TV– Prado Parking Simulator 3D– TV WORLD– City Extremepolis 100– American Muscle Car– Idle Drift– Offroad Extreme– Remote Control– Moto Racing– TV Remote– A/C Remote– Bus Driver– Trump Stickers — Love Stickers– TV EN ESPAÑOL– Christmas Stickers– Parking Game– TV EN ESPAÑOL– TV IN SPANISH– Brasil TV– Nigeria TV — WORLD TV — Drift Car Racing Driving — BRASIL TV — Golden — TV IN ENGLISH — Racing in Car 3D Game — Mustang Monster Truck Stunts — TDT España — Brasil TV — Challenge Car Stunts Game — Prado Car — UK TV — POLSKA TV — Universal TV Remote — Bus Simulator Pro — Photo Editor Collage 1– Spanish TV — Kisses — Prado Parking City — SPORT TV — Pirate Story — Extreme Trucks — Canais de TV do Brasil — Prado Car 10 — TV SPANISH — Canada TV Channels 1– Prado Parking — 3D Racing — TV — USA TV 50,000 — GA Player — Real Drone Simulator — PORTUGAL TV — SPORT TV 1– SOUTH AFRICA TV — 3d Monster Truck — ITALIA TV — Vietnam TV — Movies Stickers — Police Chase — South Africa TV — Garage Door Remote — Racing Car 3D — TV — TV Colombia — Racing Car 3D Game — World Tv — FRANCE TV — Hearts — TV of the World — WORLD TV — ESPAÑA TV — TV IN ENGLISH — TV World Channel — Televisão do Brasil — CHILE TVALSO READ | Google removes 13 malware apps from its Play StoreALSO READ | Google deletes 22 Android apps with hidden virus, check this list to see and ensure they are not in your phoneGet 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 byPriya Pathak Tags :Follow GoogleFollow Play StoreFollow AppsFollow fake apps
Next Kanaa Movie Review: Aishwarya Rajesh shines in passable sports dramaAishwarya Rajesh is extraordinary as an off-spin bowler in director Arunraja Kamaraj’s Kanaa but the film has a predictable story.advertisement Janani K ChennaiDecember 20, 2018UPDATED: March 15, 2019 18:42 IST Aishwarya Rajesh in Kanaa Movie Name: Kanaa Director: Arunraja KamarajArunraja Kamaraja has donned multiple hats and he has been successful in juggling all of them. He has proven himself as a singer, lyricist and an actor as well. Now, he has turned a new leaf and ventured into films with his debut flick titled Kanaa.Arunraja’s determination to make a film on women’s cricket is highly commendable at this point of time when Indian Women’s Cricket is flourishing. But Kanaa, starring Aishwarya Rajesh, Sathyaraj and Sivakarthikeyan, is yet another sports drama with a cliched storyline.Murugesan (Sathyaraj) is a farmer who is struggling to make ends meet. But he is what we call a cricket ‘paithyam’ (maniac). He is in awe of cricket players and even sheds tears when the team loses. Kousalya Murugesan (Aishwarya Rajesh) can’t see her dad in tears, so she has one goal in her life – to represent India at the Women’s T20 World Cup and win it.The storyline of Kanaa is similar to that of many sports dramas such as Chak De India and the recent Irudhi Suttru. But Arunraja Kamaraj has incorporated the farmer angle and their sufferings into Kanaa and woven a cohesive story. Kaana is made to look engaging despite being predictable.Though the economic status of Murugesan’s family shows us their hardships, sometimes it looks a bit forced on screen. Arunraja does a brilliant job in showing Kousalya and Murugesan’s struggles in parallel narration.Aishwarya Rajesh plays an off-spinner to the T. She has perfected the bowling action in a short span of time and it does bring in realism into the story. The fatigue and determination to prove herself in the history of women’s cricket are visible on Aishwarya’s face, thanks to her natural acting.advertisementSathyaraj as a doting father is a revelation in Kanaa. In one particular scene, Sathyaraj is supposed to be grieving for his dead father. Instead, he rushes back into the house every now and then to keep himself updated with the match score. Roping in a nuanced actor like Sathyaraj has done wonders to Kanaa, as his performance keeps the audience engrossed in the otherwise cliched story.Sivakarthikeyan is what Shah Rukh Khan and Madhavan were to Chak De India and Irudhi Suttru respectively. He is a retired player who coaches the Indian women’s team to victory. But his character and performance do not create a strong impact, as SRK or Madhavan did with their respective roles. Sivakarthikeyan is just there, mouthing motivational dialogues.Arunraja has given in to a few cinematic liberties which sort of spoil the engaging factor sometimes. In a scene where Kousalya is playing World Cup T20 semi-finals against Australia, his father looks at the TV screen with such eagerness. But her mother looks at her dad throughout the match, even after Kousalya wins the match. Rolling your eyes? You bet.Overall, Kanaa is a commendable attempt at showing women’s cricket in the best light. However, it falls short of being the best film out there.Aishwarya Rajesh is extraordinary as an off-spin bowler in director Arunraja Kamaraj’s Kanaa, which has a predictable story, says our review.2.5 out of 5 for Kanaa.ALSO SEE | Cricketer Smriti Mandhana to unveil album of Sivakarthikeyan’s KanaaALSO WATCH | Shankar, Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar open up on 2.0Get 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 byK Janani Tags :Follow KanaaFollow SivakarthikeyanFollow SathyarajFollow Aishwarya Rajesh