Van Marwijk questions referee after Socceroos lossVan Marwijk questions referee after Socceroos loss

first_imgAustralia Bert van Marwijk questions referee after VAR drama costs Socceroos Guy Atkinson Last updated 1 year ago 04:55 6/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bert van Marwijk - cropped Getty Images Australia World Cup France v Australia France Bert van Marwijk questioned the referee’s conviction after the first VAR-assisted penalty went against Australia in their 2-1 defeat to France Australia head coach Bert van Marwijk has expressed mixed emotions after Andres Cunha became the first referee in World Cup history to award a penalty after consulting VAR.The Socceroos had comfortably kept France at bay until shortly after the interval when Antoine Griezmann was clipped by Josh Risdon after latching onto Paul Pogba’s throughball.Referee Cunha initially waved away penalty appeals, but after consulting VAR decided that Risdon had indeed brought down the Atletico Madrid striker just inside the area. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Mile Jedinak pulled Australia level four minutes later with a spot-kick of his own, but Pogba sealed all three points for France 10 minutes from time with a deflected effort.While Van Marwijk does not believe a penalty should have been awarded, he does understand the difficulty of the situation Cunha found himself in.He said: “I didn’t see it back on TV. From my position, I didn’t see it well and at first, I thought ‘no penalty’. Passion. #GoSocceroos — Socceroos (@Socceroos) June 16, 2018 “I hoped that maybe there will be a very honest referee. When he went to the touchline his body language was that he didn’t know [what decision to give].”Then he has to make a decision, France or Australia. I have a lot of reactions. From 10 people, some will say ‘penalty’ and some will say ‘not’.”It’s difficult, particularly when the referee has 50,000 people on his back when he is doubting.”I think he was standing very close to incident and he directly said, ‘no penalty’. He said go on. He is a human being so we all make mistakes.”France’s heralded attacking trio of Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele failed to ignite against a dogged Australian outfit, with Van Marwijk stating: “I think the French didn’t know what to do against us, for big parts.”Australia now face Denmark in Group C on Thursday and Van Marwijk has seen enough from his side over the past month to know that they can get points on the board.”When you see this game you must have confidence, but it’s never a guarantee,” he added.”The way we worked the last four weeks gives me confidence. Yesterday I was asked if I was afraid to lose 5-0. Today you can see this is a different team.”One positive thing is we showed guts and that we can be ourselves, but the next game is another game. It gives us confidence.”last_img read more

84 Teams Nominate for 2015 FIT Touch World Cup84 Teams Nominate for 2015 FIT Touch World Cup

first_img84 Teams have nominated from 21 Countries to attend the 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup (2015 TWC) to be held in Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia.Five nations are set to make their debut at the 2015 TWC – Chile, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines.The number is currently just shy of the biggest World Cup in history, held in Scotland in 2011.Previous World Cup Numbers at a glance:2015 Touch World Cup – Coffs Harbour, Australia – 29 April to 2 May – 84 teams thus far2011 Touch World Cup – Edinburgh, Scotland – 85 teams2007 Touch World Cup – Stellenbosch, South Africa – 38 teams2003 Touch World Cup – Kumagya, Japan – 27 teams1999 Touch World Cup – Sydney, Australia – 69 teams1997 Touch World Cup (Masters) – Gold Coast, Australia – 26 teams1995 Touch World Cup – Hawaii, USA – 43 teams1991 Touch World Cup – Auckland, New Zealand – 39 teams1988 Touch World Cup – Gold Coast, Australia – 17 teamsNine divisions are due to be contested: Men’s Open – 14 teamsWomen’s Open – 14  Mixed Open – 17 Women’s 27’s – 5 Men’s 30’s – 6 Men’s 35’s – 6 Men’s 40’s – 10 Men’s 50’s – 4 Senior Mixed – 8 Full details are available in the attachment.Related Files2015_fit_touch_world_cup_event_memo_-_3-10-2014-pdfRelated Links84 Teams for 2015 TWClast_img read more

10 months agoReally? Stats show Man Utd ace Pogba best central midfielder in Europe10 months agoReally? Stats show Man Utd ace Pogba best central midfielder in Europe

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Really? Stats show Man Utd ace Pogba best central midfielder in Europeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United ace Paul Pogba has emerged as the most dominant midfielder in Europe this season – according to statistics.Pogba has been reborn under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.After his two goals in victory over Huddersfield, it means Pogba has been involved in ten goals so far this term – scoring five and setting up another five.The Frenchman leads the way for central midfielders, with Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva second.He has also scored five goals but has one less assist, giving him a grand total of nine.Also on nine is Marseille’s Dimitri Payet, although he instead has five assists and four goals to his name. last_img read more

9 months agoWolves boss Nuno tightlipped over plans for Chelsea striker Abraham9 months agoWolves boss Nuno tightlipped over plans for Chelsea striker Abraham

first_imgWolves boss Nuno tightlipped over plans for Chelsea striker Abrahamby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno won’t to discuss their move for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.Abraham was expected to end his temporary stay at Aston Villa and move to Molineux on loan.But the 21-year-old is remaining at Villa Park, having scored 16 goals in 20 games this term, despite Wolves being confident about signing him at the start of the week.Nuno said: “I don’t speak about rumours. Our approach is simple, we do our work at home and when things happen we announce them. Until then – rumours.”The window is open, for us to bring someone in it has to be someone we really think can add to our squad. We are happy with the squad.”All the clubs, names, press, it’s all normal. We should focus on what we have and what we can control. The rest, we don’t even have to think about.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoINSIDER: Eriksen closer to Real Madrid than new Spurs deal9 months agoINSIDER: Eriksen closer to Real Madrid than new Spurs deal

first_imgINSIDER: Eriksen closer to Real Madrid than new Spurs dealby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Eriksen is closer to signing for Real Madrid than a new deal with Tottenham, it has been claimed.AS says the player is a long way from agreeing a new deal with Tottenham, with his current contract set to expire in June, 2020.Talks between Spurs and Eriksen began some time ago, but have come to little fruition. And a source close to the player says there is “nothing optimistic” and a renewal agreement will be “very, very difficult” to reach at this point.But the possibility of a January move to the Bernabéu is at “0.1%”, according to the source, as Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino would not allow a key figure to leave at this stage in the season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoEverton winger Yannick Bolasie satisfied with Sporting CP debuta month agoEverton winger Yannick Bolasie satisfied with Sporting CP debut

first_imgTagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton winger Yannick Bolasie satisfied with Sporting CP debutby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton winger Yannick Bolasie was satisfied with his Sporting CP debut.The midfielde, on-loan with Sporting, featured in the 1-1 draw with Boavista.He said, “I felt good and this is my second game this season. I had no preseason but with the help of my colleagues I managed to finish the game well.”It was a difficult game because Boavista scored early and we were chasing for the 90 minutes.”We want to do better than we did last season, but we know it will be difficult. There are very difficult stadiums to visit. I like these challenges and they worked hard to hire me.” last_img

6 days agoEx-Aston Villa winger Carles Gil happier with New England Revolution6 days agoEx-Aston Villa winger Carles Gil happier with New England Revolution

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Aston Villa winger Carles Gil happier with New England Revolutionby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCarles Gil admits he’s enjoying his first season with New England Revolution.Indeed, the midfielder says he’s happier in Boston than he was in Birmingham while with Aston Villa.He told AS: “Above all I am from Valencia. It is very difficult to find such a good place to live. But in the United States I am delighted. Boston is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. “In that sense I am much better than England. There you live differently. Birmingham is a good city, but they have nothing to do with Boston. It’s very cold here, but there are also a few months of heat in which you can go to the pool. That in England did not exist.” last_img read more

Oklahoma Football: Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield Posts Heartfelt Tribute To Texas Tech Staffer Who Died Of CancerOklahoma Football: Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield Posts Heartfelt Tribute To Texas Tech Staffer Who Died Of Cancer

first_imgBaker Mayfield avoiding a tackle.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners looks to avoid a sack by linebacker Roquan Smith #3 of the Georgia Bulldogs in the second half 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 Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield began his college career at Texas Tech in 2013, spending one season as a member of the Red Raiders. During his time in Lubbock, he developed a bond with a longtime Tech athletics department staffer named Jennie Bailey.Bailey lost her fight with cancer early this morning at the age of 55. Mayfield paid tribute to Bailey on his Instagram with a very touching post.Well-done, Baker. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bailey’s family, friends and the Texas Tech athletic community.last_img read more

Here’s Video Of Mark Dantonio Dancing After Michigan State’s Win, Courtesy Of His DaughterHere’s Video Of Mark Dantonio Dancing After Michigan State’s Win, Courtesy Of His Daughter

first_imgMark Dantonio dances with team after big Michigan State win.kristen dantonio mark dantonio dancingMichigan State head coach Mark Dantonio was understandably excited after Saturday’s last-second victory over Michigan, and in the locker room after the game, he made that clear to his players. In the below video, shot by Dantonio’s daughter Kristen, the Spartans head coach can be seen breaking it down in the center of a player circle.MSU quarterback Connor Cook told reporters after the game that Dantonio pulled out some moves he’d never seen before. Michigan State next gets Indiana at home next Saturday. We’ll see if the Spartans can keep dancing all the way to the Big Ten title game. Hit the Quan dadA video posted by Kristen Dantonio (@k10dantonio) on Oct 17, 2015 at 9:22pm PDT [247 Sports]last_img

Video: Iowa And Stanford Players Seemed To Enjoy The Rose Bowl Gift Suite ExperienceVideo: Iowa And Stanford Players Seemed To Enjoy The Rose Bowl Gift Suite Experience

first_imgAn Iowa player is seen with a Ninja blender.Rose Bowl GiftsOne of the more underrated parts of the bowl game experience for coaches and players? The free swag you receive just for showing up. Gifts could include anything from headphones, video game systems, clothes, watches and more.By the looks of these two videos posted by the Rose Bowl on Instagram, Iowa and Stanford players were not disappointed with the options they encountered in the Rose Bowl gift suite.  Gift suite time for @hawkeyefootball. #RoseBowlA video posted by Rose Bowl Game (@rosebowlgame) on Dec 21, 2015 at 6:59pm PST  @stanfordfball and the #RoseBowl Game gift suite!A video posted by Rose Bowl Game (@rosebowlgame) on Dec 21, 2015 at 6:57pm PST Definitely some quality stuff to choose from. What would you have picked?last_img

Photo: Jim Harbaugh Wearing An Old-School John Stockton Jersey In Utah TodayPhoto: Jim Harbaugh Wearing An Old-School John Stockton Jersey In Utah Today

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines listens in on an offensive huddle during the Michigan Football Spring Game.ANN ARBOR, MI – APRIL 04: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines listens in on an offensive huddle during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 4, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is still in the midst of his satellite camp tour, which means he’s still wearing different throwback jerseys every day. Thursday, Harbaugh is in Orem, Utah, to work the Pride Camp. He’s paying homage to one of the state’s best athletes.Harbaugh is wearing a John Stockton jersey – and of course, he has it tucked into his khakis. Here’s a photo, via the camp itself.@CoachJim4UM making @JohnStocktonPG jersey look good here at Pride Camp— Pride Camps (@pridecamps) June 16, 2016When this is all said and done, we’re going to rank all of the different jerseys Harbaugh’s donned on his tour. The Stockton one will be near the top.last_img read more

Report: Mariners 2 Melbourne City 1Report: Mariners 2 Melbourne City 1

first_imgA late winner from captain Matt Simon saw Central Coast Mariners end their 10-match losing streak in the A-League with a 2-1 home victory over Melbourne City.Lachlan Wales had seemingly secured City a share of the spoils and broken Mariners hearts 13 minutes from time by heading an equaliser but Simon struck in the 89th minute – converting the rebound after his penalty was saved – to earn a first win of the campaign at the 13th attempt.After an even opening, Connor Pain put the Mariners in front just after the half-hour mark, producing a tidy finish into the bottom-right corner from the centre of the area following Matthew Millar’s fine run and pass on the right. 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? City finished the first half on top, but Nathaniel Atkinson and Scott Jamieson saw chances go begging in the final five minutes.The Mariners began the second period well and Millar almost got them a second, heading wide from a Tom Hiariej free-kick.City were more prominent in possession, but still the better chances fell to the Mariners – Pain seeing an effort hit the post before being stopped on the line, and Jordan Murray shot wide when through on goal soon after.And City took advantage, as Wales headed Florin Berenguer’s corner in at the near post, but Mariners pushed forward again and were duly rewarded.Simon was clumsily tripped in the box by Rostyn Griffiths, and even though Eugene Galekovic saved the initial spot-kick, the Mariners’ captain made no mistake at the second attempt.Absolute SCENES in Gosford!Matty Simon’s 89th minute strike and Connor Pain’s opener deliver our dedicated fans, all three points! #CCMvMCY #CCMFC #ALeague— Central Coast Mariners (@CCMariners) January 16, 2019last_img read more

Neville: Solskjaer could be protecting PogbaNeville: Solskjaer could be protecting Pogba

first_imgGary Neville says he believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be “protecting” Paul Pogba after the midfielder’s missed penalty caused controversy on Monday.The French star saw his spot-kick saved by Rui Patricio on Monday as Manchester United were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with Wolves at the Molineux Stadium.Pogba, who had missed from the spot on three prior occasions this year, appeared to discuss penalty duties with Marcus Rashford before stepping up to the spot, drawing the ire of Neville, who says he was “fuming” when the World Cup winner took the ball over the English forward. 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? After the match, Solskjaer stated that he has two penalty takers, Pogba and Rashford, and that it is up to the two of them to decide who takes the shot.Rashford also defended his team-mate, saying the decision was “simple” while adding that anyone can miss from the spot like Pogba did on Monday.But Neville says he believes Solskjaer could be just covering for the midfielder in an effort to protect Pogba and the rest of the dressing room.”[Confirmation of two takers] settles the initial anger I had of Pogba taking the penalty off Rashford. Because that was my initial thinking. Why’s he taking the penalty off Rashford? I hate that,” Neville said on Sky Sports.”They’re obviously organising between themselves on the pitch who takes the penalty. I don’t like it.”I can understand having two penalty takers if one’s the penalty taker and the other is if there’s a substitution – to be fair, Marcus Rashford does get substituted, Pogba not as much but could get substituted. So I could understand that maybe you have a first penalty taker and a second.”I think the problem is that Pogba has missed four in the last 12 months. He will always be confident because he’s confident in his own ability. But if it’s been left to the players, surely the guy who scored last week is the person who should take the penalty. He scored last week.”I think Ole’s telling us the truth. The only thing I would say is, he may be protecting Pogba. I don’t think he is, but he could be.”The idea of him coming out and saying ‘Pogba’s taken it off Rashford’ would be disastrous for the dressing room. It would then be picked up by the media. He may just be doing that to protect them. I don’t think he is, but it could be that as well.”Manchester United have now collected four points from the first two matches, having toppled Chelsea 4-0 in their opener with Pogba providing a pair of assists.Next up for the Red Devils is a match against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Lane Kiffin Named A Candidate For Major Head Coaching JobLane Kiffin Named A Candidate For Major Head Coaching Job

first_imgHead coach Lane Kiffin of the Florida Atlantic Owls throws the ball prior to the game against the Navy Midshipmen.BOCA RATON, FL – SEPTEMBER 1: Head coach Lane Kiffin of the Florida Atlantic Owls throws the ball prior to the game against the Navy Midshipmen on September 1, 2017 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm is the obvious candidate for the Louisville head coaching opening, as the Boilermakers’ head coach played for the Cardinals.It’s unclear, though, if Brohm is seriously interested in the position. Louisville will pursue him, but it’s possible that he decides to stay in West Lafayette, Ind.So, other names are being thrown out for the opening.One of them: Lane Kiffin.The FAU head coach has been listed as a candidate by the sportsbooks.Here are the current odds:Jeff Brohm -200Chip Long +250Ryan Day +300Charlie Strong +350Brian Brohm +400Lane Kiffin +450Field +150Odds to replace Bobby Petrino as head coach of Louisville (@betmybookie):Jeff Brohm -200Chip Long +250Ryan Day +300Charlie Strong +350Brian Brohm +400Lane Kiffin +450Field +150— OddsShark (@OddsShark) November 11, 2018Louisville hiring Kiffin would be a lot of fun, but it seems pretty unlikely that the Cardinals would decide to replace Bobby Petrino with him.last_img read more

College Football Defensive Coordinator Has Been FiredCollege Football Defensive Coordinator Has Been Fired

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonA major college football assistant coach has been fired.Western Michigan announced this evening that it has parted ways with its defensive coordinator, Tim Daoust.The program is 6-5 on the season, coming off three straight losses in which 40-plus points were given up.Here’s the announcement:Western Michigan football has parted ways with defensive coordinator Tim Daoust.— WMU Football (@WMU_Football) November 14, 2018From the school:Western Michigan head football coach Tim Lester has announced that Tim Daoust has been released as the program’s defensive coordinator.Defensive line coach and co-defensive coordinator Lou Esposito will take the lead overseeing the Bronco defense for the remainder of the 2018 regular season.“I appreciate Tim and his family’s dedication to the Bronco football family these past two seasons. At this time I felt we needed to go in a different direction,” Lester said.Western Michigan (6-5, 4-3 Mid-American Conference) plays its final regular season game on Tuesday, Nov. 20, taking on Northern Illinois at home at 7 p.m. The Broncos are bowl-eligible for a program record fifth-straight season.Western Michigan is 6-5 on the season.last_img read more

QB Kelly Bryant Reportedly Makes Decision On Future At MissouriQB Kelly Bryant Reportedly Makes Decision On Future At Missouri

first_imgKelly Bryant throwing the football in warmups.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers warms up before the start of the Tigers’ football game against the Furman Paladins at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)Earlier today, the NCAA ruled Missouri football ineligible for the 2019-20 postseason. The punishment is due to the NCAA finding that a former tutor complete coursework for student-athletes. The Missouri baseball and softball teams were also punished.In the aftermath of the NCAA’s decision, there was some speculation that quarterback Kelly Bryant would now leave Missouri. Bryant committed to the Tigers after transferring from Clemson during the 2018 season.As a graduate transfer, Bryant can play immediately. He has one year of eligibility left, so many wondered if he wants out at Mizzou because he won’t be able to play in a bowl game.Bryant can technically transfer now without penalty, but the latest report from’s Woody Wommack indicates that the former Clemson QB is staying put.Breaking: Source close to Kelly Bryant tells me Kelly intends to stay at Missouri, despite today’s news.”He likes what he’s got going there and he’s going to play his 12 games and try to go undefeated”Comprehensive coverage on today Missouri news @PowerMizzoucom— Woody Wommack (@RivalsWoody) January 31, 2019As ESPN’s Peter Burns notes, Bryant picked Missouri for reasons other than competing in the postseason.He also considered Arkansas, Auburn, Miami and North Carolina but thought the Tigers could best prepare him for the professional level.It would not shock me at all to see Kelly Bryant stay at Missouri despite the news of a postseason bowl ban delivered by the NCAABryant choose Mizzou as he saw the development of Drew Lock under Derek Dooley’s playcalling in 2018Bryant eyes a NFL future, not just a bowl game— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) January 31, 2019Bryant could always change his mind, but if this report is accurate and he remains at Missouri, it is a major boost for a program that received some terrible news today.last_img read more

Alabama Star Was Hurt By Combine Measurement TodayAlabama Star Was Hurt By Combine Measurement Today

first_imgnick saban getting criticized for end of half decision vs. georgiaATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on before the 2018 SEC Championship Game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)NFL prospects have not even had a chance to run the 40-yard dash at the scouting combine. But one Alabama star has already had his stock a bit damaged by the initial measurements.According to NFL draft analyst Todd McShay, Alabama offensive tackle Jonah Williams got his arms measured at the combine, and they turned out shorter than is ideal. Per his report, Williams’ arms measured at 33-5/8 inches, just under a full inch shorter than what McShay noted was ideally at least 34-1/2″.Williams is considered one of the top, if not the top, offensive tackles in the 2019 NFL Draft. He has been projected to go in the top ten or higher by some mock drafts.Alabama OT Jonah Williams- 33 5/8” arms length. Doesn’t prevent him from playing OT in the NFL but certainly doesn’t help his cause. Ideally 34 1/2” or longer.— Todd McShay (@McShay13) February 27, 2019But while some scouts might be turned off by Williams’ measurement, others think that the fact he was even able to reach that mark is “a win” for the Alabama star.Dane Brugler of The Athletic noted that some scouts were suspicious that he would have trouble reaching the 33-inch threshold.33 5/8-inch arms for #Alabama OT Jonah Williams is a win.Yes, 34+ is desired for the position, but I know some scouts questioned if he would reach 33-inches. #NFLCombine2019— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) February 27, 2019Despite the issues surrounding his measurements, Williams still goes into the combine as the draft as one of the most highly-regarded offensive linemen available.ProFootballFocus has him graded as the top offensive lineman coming out of the SEC.With his 83.6 run-blocking grade, Jonah Williams was the best among SEC offensive lineman.— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) February 22, 2019Williams is not the only member of the Crimson Tide to be the top prospect at his position.Fellow Alabama star Quinnen Williams is similarly considered by some scouts to be the top defensive tackle available.last_img read more

FSU Reportedly Adding Veteran College Football Coach To StaffFSU Reportedly Adding Veteran College Football Coach To Staff

first_imgFlorida State's doak campbell stadium at nightTALLAHASSEE, FL – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of play between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Florida State’s football program is reportedly adding a veteran coach to its staff for the remainder of the 2019 season.The Seminoles, led by second-year head coach Willie Taggart, are off to a tough start in 2019. FSU lost in Week 1 to Boise State and needed overtime to get past UL Monroe this past Saturday.Florida State is reportedly hiring veteran coach Jim Leavitt to its staff to help out its defense.College football insider Bruce Feldman first reported the news. SOURCE: #FSU is hiring Jim Leavitt as an analyst. He is expected to help DC Harlon Barnett by bringing another experienced voice in the def. staff room to aid w/ game-planning. Leavitt was Willie Taggart’s DC when he took an Oregon D that ranked No. 115 and improved it to No. 32.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 11, 2019Leavitt, 62, was South Florida’s head coach from 1997-2009. He then took an NFL job with the 49ers, coaching linebackers for four seasons, before returning to the college level. Leavitt was Colorado’s DC from 2015-16 and Oregon’s DC from 2017-18.Florida State (1-1) could certainly use some help on that side of the ball, having allowed 44 points to UL Monroe in Week 2.The Seminoles return to action on Saturday at Virginia.last_img read more

India vs Australia: Fans in Sydney enamoured with Virat Kohli ahead of New Year’s TestIndia vs Australia: Fans in Sydney enamoured with Virat Kohli ahead of New Year’s Test

first_imgOther Videos from Sports 22:37 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 A new start for BCCI: Sourav Ganguly after taking charge as board president 04:27 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Former India captain Sourav Ganguly takes over as 39th BCCI president 03:09 Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 Haven’t had a discussion about Ashwin’s future at KXIP yet, says coach Kumble 09:34 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Never aspired to become BCCI chief: Sourav Ganguly 05:16 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Sourav Ganguly likely to become new BCCI boss 09:04 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 We will create Indian champions in Free Fire: Kiren Rijiju 02:16 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Watch: Free Fire India Today League trophy unveiled 03:11 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Watch: Kalli Purie speech at Free Fire India Today League trophy Load More Other Video CategoriesIndiaSportsMoviesSo SorryProgrammelast_img read more