first_imgArsenal ‘Arsenal stagnated under Wenger’ – Aubameyang excited by Emery era Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 20:30 5/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(8) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsene Wenger Getty Arsenal Premier League Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsène Wenger The Gunners have made a first managerial change in 22 years, with those inside and outside Emirates Stadium aware that the time had come for change Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted that Arsenal “stagnated” towards the end of Arsene Wenger’s reign, with all concerned now looking forward to a fresh start under Unai Emery.After 22 years of stability and continuity in north London, the managerial baton at Emirates Stadium has changed hands this summer.Former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain boss Emery has been appointed as Wenger’s successor and charged with the task of returning Arsenal to the Champions League and getting them back on the trophy trail. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash 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 He has some big shoes to fill, but recent regression suggests that change was required.Record signing Aubameyang admits as much, telling RMC on the movement in the dugout: “I think it’s a little bit of a mixed feeling in fact.”On one hand, it’s strange for all the fans that the coach has left. But it’s definitely a fresh start.”Since over the last few seasons – you have to tell the truth – the club has stagnated a little bit, I think everyone is actually a little bit excited to see what happens next season.”It is strange that the coach has left after 22 years. But that’s life – we have to look forward.“It’s going to be a new start so we’ll have so we’ll have to see how it goes… everyone will have to get it into their heads that we have to work hard to rival the best.”Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal stagnatedAubameyang added on the arrival of Emery: “He’s a really good coach.”In Paris, it’s never very easy. There’s a huge amount of pressure… I know he did really good work with Sevilla and with PSG too.”It remains to be seen what role Aubameyang will be asked to fill by Emery, but the Gabonese forward – who netted 10 Premier League goals in 13 appearances following a mid-season arrival in 2017-18 – is hoping to be used in a favoured position down the middle, preferably with a strike partner alongside him.He added: “I think everybody knows that I like playing through the centre.“I hope that we can play with two attackers – that would be ideal. But if the new coach needs me on the wing, there’s no problem.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgTFA through consultation with the National Referees Panel have created a new National Referees Website. It can be accessed through the Technical link on the top bar of the TFA homepage. The TFA High Performace Website has also been relocated and can now also accessed from the Technical link.last_img

first_imgCity Touch’s victory in this year’s event avenged last year’s runner up positions in both the Men’s and Women’s Open divisions at the hands of Adelaide Uni. The Blacks again proved they were a force reaching both finals however it was City Touch’s turn in 2011.At the commencement of play on day two it was always going to be a battle between the two heavyweight clubs but a tight one with games going either way in pool play.The Women’s Open final lived up to all the hype with both Adelaide Uni and City unable to score prior to half-time. Shortly after half-time City Touch drew first blood and this lifted the young City team, who were able to run out winners 4-1 in the end and claim their maiden State Cup Women’s Open crown.An arm wrestle was predicted in the Men’s final as well and it was Adelaide Uni who flew out of the blocks scoring the opening touchdown in the first 30 seconds of the grand final. Not to be outdone, City immediately hit back levelling the encounter 1-all. Both sides traded early blows however at the break it was City who had built up a handy buffer of 5-2 in a frantic first half. Desperate to keep in the game Adelaide Uni scored first, however multiple scores from Mitch Annetts and Tim Glazebrook secured the title for City Touch who ended up running out comfortable winners in the end 8-4.With the two grand final victories under their belts City Touch Club was crowned 2011 SA Champion Affiliate (State Cup Champions).Flinders Touch also had reason to be proud claiming third position overall and having a great time in doing so. The guys and girls from Flinders also had reason to celebrate when Dave Harris was named Male Most Valuable Player of the tournamentKelly Rowe added the icing on the City Touch cake claiming the Women’s Open Most Valuable Player in what has been a stellar 2011 for the 18-year-old.Of course the officials also were rewarded with Phil Spencer being named Referee of the Tournament and also receiving an upgrade to Level 3 referee. Other referees to receive upgrades were Kate Bain and Denis Wooldrige who both were upgraded to Level 2.Both SA Heat and Alliance selectors were pleased with the tournament, with several players identified as potential representative players for both squads.Touch Football South Australia would like to congratulate and thank all players and affiliates who participated and make special mention to all the referees and selectors who once again did an outstanding job.Please also find attached the November edition of the TFSA Newsletter, Touch Shorts. Related Filestfsa_newsletter_nov_2011-pdflast_img read more

first_imgAre you looking for a thrilling career in the sports industry? Touch Football Australia is seeking applicants for the position of Sport Resources Officer in a casual role, based in our national office in Canberra.   The role is 8-9 hours per week spread over either 2×4 hours or 3×3 hours, to work into a mutually flexible timetable, through until December 2015.  Applications for this opportunity close at 5pm AEST on Wednesday, 3 June 2015. To see the position description, please click on the attachment below. For further information or to lodge your application for this career opportunity, please email Related Filespd_nops_sro_casual-pdfRelated LinksPosition Vacantlast_img

first_imgJordi Alba can’t see Neymar Barcelona returnby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJordi Alba has cooled talk of Neymar returning to Barcelona.The PSG ace continues to be linked with a return to Barca ahead of the summer market.However for his part, Alba can’t see the deal happening.The Barca left-back told El Chiringuito, “A return for Neymar? I do not think he can come back.”Alba’s words contradict Leo Messi’s opinion, who stated before Christmas: “We would like him to come back for what he represents, both as a player and for the locker room. We are friends, we have lived beautiful things, others less beautiful, but we spent a lot of time together. “However, I think it will be very difficult to make him leave Paris. PSG will not let Neymar go.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley midfielder Jack Cork ready for ‘lively’ Norwichby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley midfielder Jack Cork knows they face a “lively” Norwich City this weekend.The Canaries shook current champions Manchester City with a confidence-boosting 3-2 last time out at Carrow Road.Cork said: “All the teams that came up this season have looked quite sharp and lively and Norwich don’t look out of place at all in the Premier League.“They have started really well, scoring goals and playing good football, so It’ll be a really tough game.”The East Anglian outfit’s star man so far has been Finnish striker Teemu Pukki.Cork also told the club’s website: “He’s obviously a great finisher. We’ve got to look to limit his chances and in the Premier League, you can’t allow anyone time and space.” last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Glen Johnson reveals son signed to Chelsea academyby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea fullback Glen Johnson has revealed his son is with the club’s academy.Johnson has praised Chelsea’s academy setup and says assistant manager Jody Morris, who used to coach the youth teams, still plays an active role.“Talking about Jody Morris, my young one is in the Chelsea academy and we see Jody Morris over there, it’s under-8s,” Johnson said.”So you can that they’re, don’t get me wrong them boys are well off the timeline, but they are looking through all the age groups and they’re building bridges up to the first team.“Whereas normally, nowadays the first team is miles away from the academy and half the lads there will never get an opportunity.” last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle captain Lascelles: Man Utd performance our standardby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJamaal Lascelles says Newcastle United’s performance against Manchester United set the standard for their season.Toon broke a string of poor displays by beating United 1-0 at St. James’ Park, courtesy of a goal from debutante Matty Longstaff.Magpies skipper Lascelles said: “The manager made a few changes; we know how hard a job it is for a manager to drop players and put players on the bench, but he’s put Matty Longstaff in there, added Ciaran to the team and obviously Allan (Saint-Maximin) was back in the team, so a few new faces who haven’t really featured this season and they did a great job.”It was a fantastic debut for Matty – you couldn’t write it – and I was pleased for him and his brother that they were playing together. “All over the team, we were enthusiastic, energetic, in their faces. We’ve set our standard now and that’s how we always need to play. Nothing less.“We’ll enjoy this little international break and after that, we’ll start planning for another big game at Chelsea. “I think momentum is a big thing in football but I think a little break won’t do us any harm and we can refresh but still knowing that we’ve just beaten Man United, and we’re still on a high from that, so hopefully we can go into the Chelsea game full of confidence.” last_img read more

first_imgThe 2015 NCAA Tournament Bracket.We’re midway through Friday’s action in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, which means that 24 of the 32 games have been completed. Despite not one of today’s contests having resulted in an upset, we’re down to just 24 perfect brackets in ESPN’s challenge. For reference, there were only 273 perfect brackets entering the day after Thursday’s insanity.On ESPN’s website, there are only 22 perfect brackets listed. Of those, the champion breakdown is as follows: Kentucky with eight, Arizona with five, Duke with three, Wisconsin with two, Villanova with two, Notre Dame with one and Georgetown with one. There were 11.57 million brackets submitted this year.After 24 games played, just 24 perfect brackets remain in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge, out of 11.57 million. That’s 0.0002 percent.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 20, 2015Will anyone make it through the day?last_img read more

first_imgBYU football players honor 9-year-old after tragic accident.BYU’s Bronco MendenhallOver the weekend, an unspeakable tragedy struck the Russell family in Henderson, Nev. Nine-year-old Austen Russell was killed when his father accidentally ran him over with the family truck. Even at his young age, Austen was “the ultimate BYU fan” according to his father, choosing to don No. 3 when he played sports in honor of Kyle Van Noy and Cougar basketball star Tyler Haws. BYU head football coach Bronco Mendenhall, as well as Van Noy, posted tributes to Austen online.Our thoughts and prayers are with the Russell family. BYU Football loves you! #AustenRussellFan— Bronco Mendenhall (@Bronco_BYU) June 3, 2015Haws also got in the act, sharing these images on his Instagram account.None of this will bring Austen back, but if it can provide his family some comfort during these difficult times, it is worth it. Kudos to Mendenhall, Van Noy, Haws and the BYU family for getting involved. [Herald Extra]last_img read more

first_imgBobby Petrino calls an inexplicable timeout vs. Florida State.YouTubeUpdate: We’ve got an explanation for Petrino’s decision, and it’s certainly confusing. You can read about it here.Earlier: Louisville just fell 31-24 to No. 6 Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic in the Georgia Dome. In the final minute of the loss, Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino called one of the most confusing timeouts you’ll ever see.Louisville had Auburn facing a 3rd-and-2 from the Cardinals 38 with :52 remaining when an offensive holding penalty pushed the Tigers back 10 yards. When the referee announced the penalty, he declared that it “was not a (time) run-off situation”, and it looked like the clock would be stopped at :52 and not start automatically.But instead, Petrino inexplicably called his final timeout. In doing so, he allowed Auburn to run a running play for a loss of one yard, which burned up much of the clock because Louisville was out of timeouts. The Tigers called timeout with three seconds remaining, had quarterback Jeremy Johnson take a shotgun snap on the final play, run out the clock, and then throw an incompletion downfield out of the reach of everybody. That’s a tough way to end it for the Cardinals. At least they have the consolation of battling back from a 24-0 deficit against a quality opponent and nearly winning the game.last_img read more

first_imgMark Dantonio at a press conference.mark dantonio south carolina jobMark Dantonio grew up in Ohio and currently coaches at Michigan State, but he hasn’t spent his entire life in Big Ten country. Dantonio actually played defensive back for South Carolina back in the late 1970s. With the Gamecocks head coaching job suddenly available, it didn’t take long for reporters to ask him if he’d been interested in leaving East Lansing.Tuesday, Dantonio, during his weekly press conference, told reporters that while South Carolina is his alma mater, he’s only interested in talking about Michigan – his team’s next opponent. Check it out, via BTN:Would Dantonio actually leave the program he’s helped build into a powerhouse? It’s unlikely. But it’s hard to factor in the alma mater aspect of the situation. Either way, it was inevitable that he’d get asked the question. It probably won’t be the last time, either.last_img read more

first_imgSevilla’s busy transfer window has continued with the permanent signing of former Manchester City midfielder Fernando from Galatasaray.Fernando spent two years in Istanbul after being discarded by City and the 31-year-old will reportedly cost Sevilla €4.5 million ($5 million/£4.04 million), signing a three-year contract.The Brazilian originally signed with Manchester City in 2014 after proving a mainstay with Porto, as he made 236 appearances across six campaigns with the Portuguese club while winning four league titles and a Europa League crown during his time with the team. 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 joined City following the team’s Premier League title under Manuel Pellegrini, and would make 33 appearances in his first season as well as 42 during his second.But playing time became harder to come by in his third campaign in Manchester as Fernando appeared just 22 times under Pep Guardiola in his first season in charge, prompting a move to Galatasaray in the summer of 2017.During his time in Manchester, Fernando won just one trophy: the 2015-16 League Cup as City topped Liverpool in the tournament finale.According to reports, Galatasaray were reticent to sell the Brazilian, but ultimately caved after Sevilla sporting director Monchi met the midfielder’s agent Jorge Mendes, with the Turkish giants said to have reportedly owed Fernando part of his salary.Fernando is the eighth new face to arrive at Sevilla in a busy transfer window, following Munas Dabbur, Jules Kounde, Diego Carlos, Lucas Ocampos, Joan Jordan, Luuk de Jong and Sergio Reguilon, while Maximilian Wober’s loan from Ajax also became permanent.  @leonsfdo Fernando.   #vamosmiSevilla #WeareSevilla — Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) July 12, 2019 There are likely to be further arrivals as well, while Sergio Rico, Sergi Gomez, Simon Kjaer, Joris Gnagnon, Guilherme Arana, Sebastien Corchia, Roque Mesa, Aleix Vidal, Ibrahim Amadou and Nolito could be sold.Sevilla finished sixth in La Liga last term after finishing seventh the year prior, qualifying for the Europa League, a competition they have won a record five times.Thank you for everything Fernando!Best of luck in @SevillaFC_ENG ! — Galatasaray EN (@Galatasaray) July 12, 2019 The club’s last Europa League triumph came in in 2016, when Sevilla completed a competition three-peat after previously winning the tournament in each of the prior two seasons. Sevilla made it to the round of 16 in this year’s tournament, where they were stunned by Slavia Prague 6-5 on aggregate.last_img read more

first_imgThe LSU Tiger leads cheerleaders and players onto the field.NEW ORLEANS – JANUARY 07: The Louisiana State University Tiger runs on the field before the Tigers take on the Ohio State Buckeyes during the AllState BCS National Championship on January 7, 2008 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The 2018 college football season sits just under two months away. While the NBA offseason has done a solid job of entertaining us, we’re ready for our favorite teams to retake the gridiron.In 2017 a few pleasant surprises took our attention. Scott Frost led UCF to an undefeated season, while TCU, Miami, and Northwestern put together better-than-expected campaigns.But we’re not here to talk about the positives from last season. We’re head to talk about the impending doom for the upcoming season.25 teams finished in the AP’s ranking of the best college football teams following the 2017 season. There are five, that’s right five, who won’t make it to a bowl game this season. Pom Squad of the Memphis Tigers celebrate with the fans after a game against the Ole Miss Rebels at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)1. Memphis (No. 24)We’ll start with a less-bold prediction. With quarterback Riley Ferguson gone, the load now falls on unproven arms. Without the veteran leadership of Ferguson, the Tigers will rely heavily on the legs of running back Darrell Henderson, which could make the team one-dimensional.The team’s leading receiver from 2017, Anthony Miller, is also gone, leaving incumbent quarterback David Moore with young wideouts. LSU cheerleaders run around the field with flags.(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)2. LSU (No. 18)With one pick down, we’re starting to feel a bit more bold. Ed Orgeron and company landed a massive  free agent in former Ohio state quarterback Joe Burrow. However, Burrow might not even start the 2018 season.With new players in place and an incredibly difficult schedule in store, the Tigers could be in trouble. LSU opens the season against a Miami team that was much-improved under Mark Richt and returns a healthy number of starters including a top-8 recruiting class.This isn’t the year for Orgeron, and he might be out after. The USF mascot raising its arms.(Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***3. USF (No. 21)Charlie Strong and company are in for a rude awakening during the 2018 campaign. The most-pivotal piece of the 2017 team, quarterback Quinton Flowers, is now a Cincinnati Bengal. With Flowers gone, the Bulls will have to look elsewhere for the majority of their offense.Flowers not only led the team in passing, but he also led the team in rushing. Yes, the team brought in former 5-star quarterback Blake Barnett, but he’s had trouble locking down a starting gig at every turn. Stanford's tree mascot at a football game.(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)4. Stanford (No. 20)Sure, Bryce Love decided to bring his talents back to the college game, but that won’t be enough for the Cardinal, who fielded a dreadful passing attack during the 2017 season. Love’s legs can only carry the team so far.With trips to Oregon, Notre Dame, Washington, Cal, and UCLA, it will be tough for Stanford to hold together throughout the entire season. Opponents can stack the box against Love and try to make K.J. Costello beat them with his arm. UCF flag flies before AAC championship game.(Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)5. UCF (No. 6)An undefeated season and a win over a major college football program during a bowl (Auburn), will be what lives on from the 2017 campaign. However, the Knights are now left reeling from that success. Scott Frost and company took their talents to Lincoln and will now lead the Nebraska Cornhuskers.Meanwhile, the emotional heart of the UCF defense, Shaquem Griffin, is in the NFL. McKenzie Milton is back and will lead a potent passing attack, but offense was never the problem under Scott Frost. The team needs defense, and it will be tough to adjust after losing significant players.There are the five programs in for a rude awakening following a season of success – bring on the criticism.last_img read more

first_imgPaul Finebaum speaks on his show on ESPN.Paul Finebaum/ESPN.Over the weekend, Maryland placed head coach DJ Durkin on administrative leave. The move came in response to a report from ESPN that dove into the “toxic” culture within the Maryland football program.The report detailed the events that led to the death of Jordan McNair during a workout in late May. McNair died from heatstroke two weeks after the workout.On Tuesday afternoon, Maryland held a press conference to discuss the alleged culture of the football program and apologize to the McNair family for their son’s death. Athletic director Damon Evans announced the school parted ways with head strength coach Rick Court.ESPN’s Paul Finebaum doesn’t think that’s enough. Finebaum thinks head coach DJ Durkin should be fired as well.”[Dismissing Rick Court] is not enough. . . I give Coach Durkin zero chance of surviving this.” – @Finebaum to @MollyAMcGrath on ESPN2— David Scott (@ESPNprDScott) August 14, 2018Maryland announced an external review will look into the allegations of a “toxic” culture within the football program. A decision on Durkin’s future with the program will likely come with the conclusion of the investigation – a preliminary timeline has been set for mid-September.Maryland opens the 2018 college football season against Texas on September 1.last_img read more

first_imgColin Cowherd talks college football.Colin Cowherd isn’t the biggest Baker Mayfield fan. The FOX Sports 1 personality has consistently criticized the former star Oklahoma quarterback. He’s questioned, repeatedly, if Mayfield would be successful in the NFL.Now, Cowherd has his own national radio show, and he does it solo, so he’s rarely had someone clap back at his opinions on Mayfield.This happened today, though. And it was great.FOX Sports 1 college football analyst Joel Klatt showed up to Cowherd’s show this afternoon wearing a Cleveland Browns Mayfield No. 6 jersey.Check it out:.@joelklatt needs an Emmy for throwing Colin Cowherd through 3 glass doors on his own show:— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) October 10, 2018That was awesome.Well done, Joel.last_img

first_imgA generic view of a goal line marker.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The Alamo Bowl was one of the most-exciting games of college football’s 2018 bowl season – so far, anyway.Washington State, the No. 13 team in the country, topped No. 24 Iowa State in San Antonio, 28-26, to give the Pac-12 its first bowl win in more than a year.The game was a fun one, but the fans inside the stadium might’ve had a little too much fun.Iowa State fans were reportedly unhappy with the Alamo Bowl’s beer supply.“Sources inside the Alamo Dome are reporting Iowa State’s fans are extremely upset with the lack of available Busch Light on the premises.”Sources inside the Alamo Dome are reporting Iowa State’s fans are extremely upset with the lack of available Busch Light on the premises.— Pat Heffling (@wurstbrewerfan) December 29, 2018“We already have one vendor out of Busch Light at the Alamodome. 45 minutes to kickoff.”We already have one vendor out of Busch Light at the Alamodome. 45 minutes to kickoff.— Wide Right & Natty Lite (@WideRtNattyLt) December 29, 2018Busch Light attempted to fix the issue, at least.He’ll get you an ice-cold Busch Light by any means necessary… even he’s gotta do it himself.— Busch Beer (@BuschBeer) December 29, 2018Welp, at least everyone had a good time.Washington State finished the year 11-2 with last night’s win, while Iowa State fell to 8-5.last_img read more

first_imgjalen hurts during the national title game at alabamaSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the CFP National Championship against the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Earlier this week, BetOnline released a list of Heisman odds showing the favorites to win college football’s most-prestigious award. No surprise, Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence is the favorite to win the Heisman next year following his dominant performance in the title game.Another player with solid odds to win the Heisman is former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts. Hurts opened with 9/1 odds to win the Heisman earlier this week, but after he announced his transfer to Oklahoma, Hurts’ odds jumped to 6/1.It’s almost like transferring to a program that produced the past two Heisman Trophy-winners had a positive impact on his odds.FWIW, BetOnline bumped Jalen Hurts’ Heisman odds from 9/1 yesterday to 6/1 today after news broke that he’s transferring to Oklahoma.— David Ching (@davidching77) January 16, 2019Can Hurts become the third Oklahoma quarterback to take home the Heisman Trophy? Only Trevor Lawrence and Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa have better odds to take home college football’s award given to the best player.Lincoln Riley should have a positive impact on Hurts’ play this season after leading a dangerous Oklahoma offense the past few years.last_img read more

first_imgA photo of a referee standing on a football field.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 01: A head linesman waits during the game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Florida Atlantic Owls at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Owls 63-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Virginia’s Antwaun Powell is emerging as a top defensive line recruit in the country. The four-star recruit is starting to whittle things down.18 schools have offered Powell thus far. On Wednesday, he announced a top eight schools list.It is a pretty diverse group of schools, representing three power conferences, as well as independent program Notre Dame. The ACC and Big Ten are particularly well represented.Duke, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech make the list out of the ACC. Maryland, Michigan, and Penn State are the Big Ten teams vying for his services, while Oklahoma makes the list from the Big 12.Antwaun Powell released his top eight schools list via Twitter.From Powell:Top 8….🙏🏾— Antwaun Powell (@TwaunPowell) April 11, 2019The 2020 defensive end is ranked No. 247 overall in the country, per 247’s composite rankings. He’s the No. 12 weak-side defensive end and No. 4 player in Virginia, out of Portsmouth’s I.C. Newcom High School.247’s crystal ball does not yet have any predictions logged.This weekend, Oklahoma will host Powell on an official visit. The team recently announced that it had moved the spring game from Saturday up to tonight, so he’ll have the chance to see something similar to a gameday atmosphere in Norman.He recently took an unofficial to Georgia Tech.Powell’s other offers include ECU, Liberty, Louisville, Marshall, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pitt, Rutgers, TCU, and Virginia.last_img read more

first_imgPaul Finebaum makes comments about roy Williams.ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum is often critical of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh – mostly because he doesn’t think the Wolverines head man has done enough to warrant his hype. This week, he took things to a new level.Finebaum joined The Roundtable on JOX on Monday and was asked about the state of Michigan’s program. He said that he thinks Michigan has “waved the white flag” when it comes to how it compares to Ohio State.“I was in New York the other day and a Michigan fan grabbed me and said ‘why do you hate Jim Harbaugh?’ I don’t hate Jim Harbaugh at all, I just think Michigan fans ought to quit being so milk toast about the guy and if he can’t beat Ohio State in five tries I’d like to know why you Michiganders still believe it him. He said ‘well, we just don’t really think we can do any better.’Michigan has waved the white flag. Michigan has surrendered and has simply admitted ‘we’re not as good as Ohio State, we’re not the Michigan of the past. We’re just a good program that occasionally has a year like last year and then chokes the biggest game of the year and then gets run by an ascending team in Florida in a bowl game.” Somehow, we imagine that Harbaugh does not agree with Finebaum’s opinion.Michigan, under Harbaugh, has an 0-4 record against Ohio State – though all of those losses came when Urban Meyer was the coach. With Ryan Day now in charge, it’ll be interesting to see if the streak continues.This year’s contest will take place on November 30 – presumably at Noon ET.last_img read more