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San Diego State vs. Fresno State odds: 2019 college football picks, best predictions from expert who’s 5-0


The can take control of their division in the Mountain West Conference on Friday night when they battle the . The Bulldogs (4-5, 2-3 in Mountain West) sit in fourth place in the West behind San Diego State (7-2, 4-2), and (both 6-4, 3-3), but Fresno State already has beaten Hawaii and plays Nevada next week. The Bulldogs remain in control of their own destiny. Meanwhile, the Aztecs can inch closer to the division title with a win over Fresno. They are 1-8 against the spread in their last nine home games, and kickoff is at 9:30 p.m. ET. The Aztecs are favored by one in the latest San Diego State vs. Fresno State odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 42.5, down two from the opener. Before making any Fresno State vs. San Diego State picks of your own, you need to see who SportsLine’s Mike Tierney is picking.

No one knows football like Tierney. The veteran sportswriter, whose work has appeared in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, has covered of all levels for decades. And that expertise has been evident since he joined SportsLine in 2017. Since the start of the 2017 season, he has gone 136-114 with his against the spread picks in college football. Last season was his best, going 59-46. 

In addition, he is a perfen of the influence of former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.After a disastrous spell at Monaco in which he was sacked in under three months Henry is now in charge of MLS side Montral Impact.Speaking to the Daily Mail, Henry explained that Wenger helpect 5-0 with his last five against the spread involving Fresno State. Anyone who has followed him is way up. Now, he has analyzed San Diego State vs. Fresno State from every possible angle and locked in another confident against the spread pick. . 

Tierney knows that San Diego State has a playmaker in the secondary in . The senior cornerback has five interceptions this season, tied for thee his Manchester United teammates defeat Tottenham last night.The injured midfielder was in attendance at Old Trafford as his side beat Tottenham 2-1 in the Premier League.Marcus Rashford was the matchwinner for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, scoring b second-most in the FBS. He also is tied for second in passes defended per game (1.88). By virtue of his play, he has been named one of 10 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, which goes to the best defensive back in college football. 

In addition, Tierney has factored in that San Diego State has been excellent on defense this year. Through nine games, the Aztecs have held every opponent below its season point and total offense averages. They rank eighth in the country in both scoring defense (14.4 points per game) and total defense (277.1 yards per game).

But just because the Aztecs may have the edge on paper does not guarantee they will cover the San Diego Stxis Claude-Maurice from Lorient.The Geordies join Arsenal, West Ham and Sevilla in the hunt for the Ligue 2 man, says the Arsenal-Alexis-Claude-Maurice-Lorient” target=”_blank”>Daily Star.Claude-Maurice scored 14 goals in 16 Ligue 2 appearances last ate vs. Fresno State spread on Friday.

The Bulldogs have scored at least 30 points in four straight games. Only seven other teams in the country have a longer streak of scoring 30 points than Fresno State. Much of the success can be attributed to an improved rushing attack, as over the last four games, the Bulldogs have averaged 223.5 rushing yards per game (6.3 per carry) and scored 18 touchdowns.

In addition, Fresno State has enjoyed recent success against the Aztecs. The Bulldogs have won the last two meetings between the teams by a combined score of 50-17. The last time these teams met in San Diego, in 2017, Fresno State whipped the Aztecs, 27-3. 

We can tell you Tierney is leaning over, but his much stronger play is on the spread. He’s found a critical x-factor that makes one side of the spread hit hard on Friday. He’s sharing what it is, and who to back, only at SportsLine. 

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Georgia vs. Kentucky odds, line: 2018 college football picks, predictions from proven model that called Texas’ upset


An SEC East title is up for grabs Saturday as the No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs visit the No. 11 Kentucky Wildcats in a marquee showdown on CBS at 3:30 p.m. ET. The Bulldogs are looking to overcome another challenge in their quest to make a return visit to the SEC title game, and perhaps a second consecutive trip to the four-team playoffs. But standing in their way is a Kentucky club that could play spoiler and build on what has been a breakout season. The Bulldogs are 9.5-point favorites in the latest Georgia vs. Kentucky odds, down from openers as high as -10.5 in some markets. The Over-Under for total points scored is offered at 47.5, up significantly after opening at 44 points. Before you lock in your Georgia vs. Kentucky picks, check out the results from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. Over the past three years, this proprietary computer model has generated a jaw-dropping $4,210 profit for $100 bettors on its top-rated point-spread picks. 

The model made some huge calls in Week 9, including nailing outrightid de Gea this summer.Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will also survey homegrown talent Dean Henderson, who is set to rejoin newly-promoted Sheffield United for another year as he gains Premier League experience, says the Daily Mail. French champions PS upset of No. 6 . It also was all over Georgia (-6.5) covering against Florida, and recommended (+12) against , as well as Kentucky (+7) against Missouri. Anyone who has followed it is way up. 

Now the model has crunched the numbers for Georgia vs. Kentucky. We can tell you it’s leaning Under, and it also has a strong pick against the spread, saying one side hits almost 55 percent of the time. You can only see that pick at SportsLine.

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops was considered on the hot seat after failing to produce a winning record in each of his first three seasons. The heat cooled down after he led the Wildcats to seven wins and bowl berths in each of the past two seasons. The Wildcats have already matched that win total by notching two SEC victories as a double-digit underdog against Florida and Mississippi State.

The Wildcats have transformed from a passing-based attack to one that features a power run game, and the results have been impressive. Junior Benny Snell leads the SEC with 935 yards and nine touchdowns. But perhaps Kentucky’s biggest strides have been made on the defensiveadrid has cooled.The Brazilian youngster was expected to join Atletico in January, ahead of rival interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.However, Guimaraes’ latest comments will offer encouragement to both London giants.”My representatives have told me th side, as it ranks second in the country in scoring defense, allowing just 13 points per contest. 

Just because Kentucky has made huge strides this season, doesn’t mean it is ready to stay within the spread against Georgia in a matchup with so much on the line. 

The Bulldogs had a letdown against two weeks ago and paid for it with a blowout loss. But last week, they gave perhaps their most impressive performance of the season in taking down the improved Gators. threw for 240 e for the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) presidency.El Larguero says Casillas has already communicated his decision to the National Sports Council.He will be Luis Rubiales’ rival in the next presidential elections.In a poll conducted by MARCA, 94yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in an efficient outing. Georgia managed 189 rushing yards against a stout Florida defense, led by 104 and a touchdown.

The reigning East champions also have far more experience in critical matchups such as these. They’ll look to use that experience to pull off a convincing win that will not only clinch a spot in Atlanta, but also boost their College Football Playoff hopes. 

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Clemson vs. Georgia Tech: Prediction, pick, odds, line, TV channel, live stream, watch online


One way or another each year since 2005, the annual cross-division rivalry between No. 3  and  has been a major factor in the ACC championship race. The Tigers and Yellow Jackets have combined to appear in the ACC Championship Game nine times in that 12-year span, though it has been Clemson dominating the league — and this rivalry — over the last three seasons.

The Tigers have won three straight games againnst West Ham United was down to an increase in confidence.The Brazilian received the ball from Theo Walcott on the edge of the penalty box and went on a mazy run to score the opening goal in the 2-0 victory.Asked if he was intent on firing off a shotst the Jackets and six of the last eight regular-season meetings between the teams. Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables’ unit is not only loaded with talent, it seems to have Georgia Tech’s offense completely figured out, holding the Yellow Jackets to just 17 combined points in the last two meetings.

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 Avoid the upset. Clemson is playing the long game right now, favored (often heavily) against every opponent on its schedule and trying to establish a championship-level focus and the kind of habits that could be the difference in a Playoff game. That said, recent losses against (2017) and (2016) have proven that Clemson is not only far from unbeatable in ACC play but just a few plays away from having those playoff chances altered dramatically. If there’s a spot on the schedule where Clemson might be vulnerable, playing on the road against an all-too-familiar rival loSports says Bentaleb is on Tyneside having a medical with Newcastle, ahead of a loan move from Schalke, which is managed by former Huddersfield boss David Wagner.Bentaleb has had an agreement with Wagner to seek a move away from S04 since before Chrioks looks to be it — at least enough so to get Clemson’s full, undivided attention. 

 This is a very crucial part of the season for Georgia Tech to avoid making the 2018 campaign the third time in four years that the Yellow Jackets did not finish the season in a bowl game. Ever since going 11-3 in 2014 and beating in the Orange Bowl, Georgia Tech has been 18-21 and failed to finish with a winning record in ACC play. The setbacks this year have already started piling up: back-to-back close losses to USF and Pitt, injuries to star offensive players and now the potential of starting the year 1-3 with thrNew Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has revealed he has plans for Federico Bernardeschi.Sarri admits he’s a big fan of the midfielder.He stated, “Everyone knows I like this lad, ever since Fiorentina-Napoli. “He is well-organised, has talent, but lacks a little bit of consistency from game to game.“I think this is the moment of his career where he needs to play consistently in one single role.”ee top-25 teams left on the schedule. Paul Johnson said this week it’s time to pull yourself up by your boot straps, so what kind of response will the Yellow Jackets have for the Tigers? 

Game prediction, picks

Too many points here in a game where I expect Georgia Tech to play well with its back against the wall. Clemson knows it doesn’t need style points, it just needs wins, and it can ride the defense to another low-scoring victory. 

GT +16.5 S/U

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Cover 3: Get to know some of the big name coordinators primed for top coaching jobs


This week’s Cover 3 spans all things college football digs into, including the coordinators that are most appealing as the coaching carousel picks up steam, the puzzling trend going on at Texas and the college football’s big loss over the weekend that few noticed.

1. The next coaches among coordinators

As the coaching carousel begins to spin in earnest, the obvious names that will be tossed around as candidates for the big jobs are going to be sitting Power Five head coaches or up-and-comers from the Group of Five ranks. But all over the country, whether it is Lincoln Riley at Oklahoma, Kirby Smart at Georgia, Scott Frost at UCF or even Will Muschamp at South Carolina, guys that were hired from coordinator roles are among the biggest breakthrough stars in 2017.

With a cycle approaching that features a relatively limited inventory of rising Group of Five coaches, as well as realistic scenarios that see jobs like UCLA, Arkansas, Nebraska and Texas A&M joining current openings at Florida, Tennessee and Ole Miss, it’s time to get to know some of the nation’s best coaching candidates from the coordinator ranks.

Ready for big timeJoe Moorhead, Penn State offensive coordinator

He has head coaching experience. He took a Fordham team that was 1-10 before his arrival to 12-2 in his second year and he ended his four-year tenure with three straight FCS playoff performances. Moorhead has turned Penn State’s offense from listless to one of the most explosive in and he’s only 44, just two years older than the heavily coveted Scott Frost.

Brent Venables, Clemson defensive coordinator

One of the nation’s highest paid coordinators, Venables only seems interested in leaving for the perfect fit. He’s an energetic coach, a dogged recruiter and has reloaded to produce one of the nation’s best defenses regularly despite hemorrhaging talent every spring.

Greg Schiano, Ohio State defensive coordinator

This is the guy that had Rutgers ranked seventh in the nation at one point. His struggles as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have overshadowed what was a remarkable run in Piscataway, New Jersey.

On the cuspJeremy Pruitt, Alabama defensive coordinator

One of the best recruiters in the country, Pruitt has been a defensive coordinator for three years and has appeared in two national title games during that time, winning one. He’s also learned from the best, coaching under Nick Saban, Mark Richt and Jimbo Fisher.

Jonathan Smith, Washington offensive coordinator

A mainstay on Chris Petersen’s staff since 2012, Smith played at Oregon State, was a graduate assistant at Oregon State and has developed the kind of offensive resume that could make him a very attractive candidate in Corvallis.

Mike Bloomgren, Stanford offensive coordinator

Bloomgren has regularly produced some of college football’s best offensive lines at Stanford and he has proven that he can recruit with anyone in the country as well. Given Stanford’s national approach to recruiting and his background (born and raised in Tallahassee, graduate assistant at Alabama), Bloomgren would be adaptable in any region.

Manny Diaz, Miami defensive coordinator

A successful defensive coordinator at just about every stop in his career, Diaz has taken some real ownership of the Miami resurgence and as the son of the former mayor of Miami, he’s got leadership in his blood.

Mike Yurcich, Oklahoma State offensive coordinator

Mike Gundy’s former offensive coordinators include successful head coaches like Larry Fedora, Dana Holgorsen and Todd Monken. Yurcich is putting up numbers that would make even that group blush.

Tee Martin, USC offensive coordinator

He’s already proven himself as one of the best recruiters in college football and Martin has taken well to the coordinator role. With a national championship at Tennessee, roots in Alabama and success out west, his profile is compelling on a number of fronts.

2. The Texas curse

Watching Diaz put together one of the best defenses in college football down at Miami isn’t surprising to anyone that has followed his career — unless perhaps you’re a Texas fan. Diaz was in Austin as the decline of the Longhorns kicked into gear. He took over the No. 9 defense in the country in yards per play allowed and in his three years there, Diaz’s defenses were ranked No. 9, No. 85 and No. 62 in the same category.

The tumble for a defense that had been No. 1 in the country only two years before he arrived made Diaz’s successful career prior at Middle Tennessee and Mississippi State look like false positives. Since his departure, it’s become clear that part of the support team of Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati.Marca says at the end of last season, Fati had to renew his contract but talks hit a brick wall. It was then the player’s father who contacted Rodrigo Messi, from which point forward he lookeit was Texas that was the fallacy. Diaz’s defenses at Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State and Miami in next three seasons all improved dramatically under his watch.

Remarkably, Diaz isn’t alone. He was just the first of a lengthening line of bright young coaches who are really good at things that translate everywhere except in Austin. Charlie Strong came to Texas with the chops to fix a floundering defense and he did … for one year. In the next two bowl-less seasons, Strong’s defenses looked awful and incompetent. Yet, in his new job at USF, Strong is once again fielding one of the best defensive units in the country.

Tom Herman isn’t immune from the curse either. He’s got Texas looking competitive in a tough Big 12 and is still in danger of missing a bowl game for the third straight season because his offense is failing him. His offensive acumen has been undeniable at every stop in his career until now, and he has the job largely because of what his offenses did at both Ohio State and Houston.

So what’s missing? For Diaz, perhaps it was just a maield for last night’s Champions League defeat at Atletico Madrid.Liverpool lost 1-0 in the Spanish capital on Tuesday night and play the Champions League last-16 second leg next month at Anfield. “Well it was a really frustrating night for Liverpool,tter of time. The year after he left, Texas shot right back up to the top 10 defensively under Strong and perhaps the jump would have been similar under Diaz.

For Strong and Herman, we may be looking at head coaches spread too thin.

In their previous head coaching positions, the demands on the head coach are incomparable to the obligations required at Texas. Strong is afforded much more time to gameplan and prepare at Louisville and USF than he was at Texas. The same can be said for Herman at Houston. Vance Joseph didn’t cut it under Strong and Tim Beck under Herman hasn’t yet proven up to the task.

Herman seems to have the arrow pointed up at Texas and my hunch is that offense gets corrected soon, but the phenomena offers a lesson to some otho Manchester United.United paid £46.5m plus add-ons for Fernandes but Varandas admitted they were nearly forced them to take a lower offer from Tottenham.“At the end of June, we had become aware that we were going to sell Bruno,” he told Record.”Wer schools on the verge of major hires. Florida and Tennessee are schools with rabid fan bases to appease and countless asks of a head coach. In those environments, you’d better be confident not only in the hire, but in the guys coming with him if you want a quick fix.

3. College football took a hit this weekend

Very few casual football fans around the country know the name Tony Perry. He’s not a big money coach or a NFL millionaire, but a lot of big money coaches and NFL millionaires have Tony Perry plugged into their phone. If you plan on recruiting Fresno, California, or if you were a kid trying to get out of Fresno, you needed to know “TP.”

Over the weekend, Perry passed away. He was an assistant coach at Edison High School and he was a mentor to and an advocate for countless football players in the greater Fresno area.

There’s often a stigma attached to guys like Perry. For a lot players, he was the dreaded “third party” that the NCAA works so hard to restrict. But Perry was an example of the positive impact a third party “mentor” can have on a player. He’s often the guy taking prospects to camps or 7-on-7 events in the offseason, living in smelly vans and cheap hotels with a bunch of rowdy teens and pounding the phones to alert college coaches to the kids that deserve an opportunity. If TP called, I’d know that I had better set aside at least 20 minutes of phone time in front of me, hearing about his latest crop.

Guys that Perry touched include Miami Dolphins safety T.J. McDonald, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Robert Golden, Utah true freshman starting corner Jaylon Johnson and Oklahoma linebacker Caleb Kelly.

This is no broad defense of third-party actors in the college football recruiting process. But it’s a defense of the good ones. Tony Perry was a good one and for a lot of guys that needed him, Tony Perry was there. College football is worse off for losing him. 

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NCAA DI Council approves early signing period for football, prohibits oversigning


The NCAA’s Division I Council on Friday voted in favor of an early signing period, which should dramatically alter the college football recruiting landscape in the future.

The legislation was part of an (effective Jan. 9, 2018).

Additionally, the council in the preseason. 

Decisions are not final until April 26 at the conclusion of the Division I Board of Directors meeting. The Collegiate Commissioners Association, which must approve the changes to the recruiting calendar and early signing period, is expected to rubber stamp it when it meets in June.

“Today’s adoption of the football legislation marks the most significant progress in recent years to improve the football environment and culture for current and prospective student-athletes and coaches,” said Jim Phillips, Northwestern’s vice president for athletics. “Importantly, the action of the NCAA Division I Council delivers on the charge of the Division I Board of Directors to comprehensively improve the football recruiting environment. This affirms thatebic was missing for Eintracht Frankfurt in this week’s 1-1 draw for the first-leg of their Europa League semifinal.And Giroud is not going as far as saying Chelsea are now favourites to progress from our tie and make the final.”We need to finish the the new Division I governance structure can effectively and timely address important issues.”  

There has been little consensus over the years about an early signing period, so the fact that this all-encompassing legislation has been approved by the NCAA Division I Council is significant — at least for the time being. pool to revive talks for Nabil Fekir’s sale.Last summer, a fee and contract had been agreed but Liverpool pulled the plug at the last minute due to problems in his medical.However, the attacker is said to still be on Klopp’s radar – but not aold striker Bloomfield from newly-promoted Premier League side Norwich City on a season-long loan.Director of Football Selim Gaygusuz said: “We are delighted to have Mason at the club. He is a player we have kept an eye on for a while and it’s a shccordingEarlier this week, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby that the full scope of the proposal was “the most impactful piece of football recruiting legislation in 25 years.”

How this proposal ultimately looks remains to be seen, however. 

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2017 SEC spring meetings: Hot topics that will be discussed this week in Destin


DESTIN, Fla. — This week’s annual SEC spring meetings have become sort of a collective collegiate muscle flex.

It wasn’t just conference groupthink. The league was the best because it cared the most — and vice versa. There are college students in the South who know nothing else but SEC excellence. The last time prior to 2016 the SEC wasn’t unanimously the best in football (Texas beat USC in the 2006 BCS Champntus midfielder Blaise Matuidi is encouraging interest from Manchester United.Corriere di Torino says Matuidi is interested in a move to United this summer as he sees his first-team opportunities being limited at Juventus next season.Juve have broughionship Game), they were in third grade.

New species have evolved on this planet since the last time the SEC didn’t lead the country in average football attendance.

The new and sometimes easily-mocked marketing slogan — “It Just Means More” — resonated. It described the Southeastern Conference’s fervor perfectly.

Whether it was gymnastics, softball, basketball or big, bad voodoo daddy football, sports in the conference reflected the region and its pride.

Let’s just say there is some work to be done this week. From Paul Finebaum to Gus  Malzahn and back again, the SEC has lost the football high ground, if only for the moment. In the conference where it means more, the SEC is no longer No. 1 in football.

Heck, it may not even have been No. 2 at the end of last season. The ACC was/is No. 1, having won its second title in four years (both at the expense of the SEC champion).

Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh have forced the Big Ten to a new level. Anyone notice Vanderbilt’s former coach (Penn State’s James Franklin) just won the league?

Yes, SEC flagship Alabama came within a second of locking down another al has shouldered the responsibility of being United’s main striker during Marcus Rashford’s absence, with Keane highlighting just how well he has performed over the past few weeks.”We have definitely seen something more out of him over the last few national championship. But that 35-31 loss to Clemson only seemed to rubber-stamp what qualified as a down year.

Each one of the other 13 SEC programs lost at least four games for the first time in league history. Someone has to start stepping up to reinforce the reason the Playoff exists in the first place. Former commissioner Mike Slive dreamed of having multiple teams in the top four.

That dream seems so long ago.

SEC coaches, athletic direcotrs and administrators used to gather here each spring at the Sandestin Hilton with that  collective confidence. There was a celebration of excellence, a reveling in record revenue, an SEC Network live set out by the pool.

None of that has gone away or will anytime soon. The network is just beginning to spew cash like one of those oil well platforms out there in the nearby Gulf of Mexico.

But something’s missing this week, and the SEC knows it. The conference has a chip on its shoulder.

There was a time not too long ago when the league sported five coaches with national championships on their resume (Meyer, Steve Spurrier, Phil Fulmer, Nick Saban, Les Miles). This year, they’ve got five who are entering their first (LSU’s Ed Orgeron), second (Missouri’s Barry Odom, South Carolina’s Will Muschamp, Georgia’s Kirby Smart) or third (Florida’s Jim McElwain) season at their current schools.

The league’s overall quarterbacking must get better. Ole Miss won’t be going bowling and faces possible probation.  Is it just me or has Clemson cornered the market on five-star defensive linemen?

These are the week’s other main talking points at the 2017 SEC Spring Meetings.

It can be argued the SEC has been at a competitive disadvantage because of its stance on graduate transfers. Florida is currently banned from taking grad transfers for a three-year period (ending in 2018) because two previous transfers didn’t meet academic requirements

Unless the SEC amends its rules, Zaire — the former Notre Dame starter — seems likely to head to Texas. Zaire doesn’t seem to be a game changer. If he fit that bill, he would have beaten out Deshone Kizer last season. But at Texas or Florida, he would at least be quality depth.

Tom Herman at Texas has doggedly pursued Zaire citing injury concerns about Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger. Needless to say, Jim McElwain could use any upgrade at quarterback as the Gators’ current competition is between a pair of redshirt freshmen.  Zaire appears to literally be awaiting the SEC’s decision to determine whether he can go through with a transfer to Florida.

It’s coming … everywhere. That would be booze sold to the general public in stadiums. It’s revenue. It’s a way — wink, wink — to control binge-drinking at tailgates (and the money that’s spent on it).

It’s been common for a while for alcohol to be served in private club seating in college stadiums.

Texas, with its 100,000-seat stadium, now serves alcohol to the public. The NCAA started a pilot program last year to serve booze at the College World Series. (What could go wrong? College students, fake IDs, foul balls reigning destruction from above.)

There are giant stadium vendor companies who are experienced at serving alcohol. But there seems to be something different — perhaps dangerous? — about combining in-stadium booze with Deep South football fervor, especially at night.

Tiger Stadium on a Bud Light rush? Yikes.

There will be something Alabama’s coach will go off on this week. He seems to store up all his angst for this time of year after the draft, after passage of NCAA legislation, and for whatever perceived threat to the empire exists.

I thought Alabama’s coach had aired his grievances fairly succinctly in . If I had to guess, Saban will focus on staff sizes, .

First of all, dismiss anything Pat Dye says because, well, he’s Pat Dye. The former Auburn coach has been out of coaching for a quarter century and has no real say in the situation. He does like to hear himself talk, though. 

But it seems the idea of has at least become a conversatiin this week.Arsenal are now 10th in the Premier League — just five points above the relegation places and 10 off Chelsea in fourth. The match was interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg’s first game in charge at the Emirates Stadium and he saw his teon piece. It would supposedly balance out what has become an imbalanced SEC.

The East hasn’t won a conference title since 2008. In fact, the East champ has been within two touchdowns once in the title game since that year.

So, yeah, maybe move Missouri to the West for the “better” geographic fit. I’m sure Saban and Malzahn would absolutely love the possibility of playing twice a year. Hey, and maybe in back-to-back games! 

 A new home for the SEC Baseball Tournament. Stronger nonconference schedules for basketball. A review of collaborative replay. A handful of athletic directors — including Greg Byrne at Alabama and Scott Stricklin at Florida — attend the spring meetings for the first time. Student-athlete time demands. College football staff sizes.

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College Football Player of the Week: Stanford RB Christian McCaffery


It must be nice to have a player like Christian McCaffery on your team. Stanford lists him as a running back, but he does so much more than that for the Cardinal, and during Saturday night’s 35-22 win over rival Cal, all of McCaffery’s talents were on display.

McCaffery finished the game with 389 all-purpose yards (nearly a quarter-mile of yardage) for Stanford. He carried the ball 29 times for 192 yards, caught a 49-yard touchdown pass, and also had a 98-yard kick return for a touchdown in the final minute of the first half that just seemed to suck the ernandes.Sky Sports says the two clubs were as much as £10million apart in their valuations of the midfielder last week, with United only willing to pay £42m after initially agreeing on a £55m deal.But United are expected to continue their pursuitair out of the Golden Bears.

McCaffery’s performance was a key factor in Stanford’s win, and the victory wrapped up a Pac-12 North division title for the Cardinal, but this display was nothing new for McCaffery.

Saturday night was more of an encore than anything else, as McCaffery leads the nation in all-purpose yardage, averaging 255.2 yards per game. That’s nearly 50 yards per game more than his closest competition, San Jose State’s Tyler Ervin (206.7 yards per game) and a full 77 more yards per game than the guy in third, Texas Tech’s Jakeem Grant (178.2 ypg).

With the Heisman ranage the fitness of Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the final weeks of the season.Sarri acknowledges how integral Loftus-Cheek’s fitness is to his good form, and he hopes he will not require surgery this summer on his troublesome back.He said, “We have to conace seemingly wide-open right now, you have to imagine that the Stanford back has as good a chance of anybody to wind up in has defended Jose Mourinho over his decision at Chelsea to let Kevin de Bruyne and Mohamed Salah leave.Now Tottenham manager, Mourinho was in charge at Stamford Bridge when Liverpool striker Salah left, along with Manchester City star De Bruyne.But New York as a finalist this year.

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Steve Spurrier still loves to take shots at Tennessee


South Carolina did not live up to expectations in 2014. Despite some key losses, the Gamecocks were still pegged by many so-called experts to win the SEC East. Instead, they went 7-6 and finished fifth in the East Division at 3-5.

It was a humbling season but apparently not humbling enough to cause Steve Spurrier to change much, and we’re alre second best in the opening period, and were trailing at the break, but it all changed after the interval as Nuno’s side upped their game and produced a comeback victory. Romain Saiss and Raul Jimenez bagged the crucial goals.Speaking to better off for it. You see, even though the Gamecocks lost to Tennessee last season and had the same record as the Volunteers, that’s not going to keep Spurrier from taking shots at the boys in Knoxville whenever he can.

And on Wednesday he coh Didier Deschamps’ continued selection of Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.Giroud was again called up by Deschamps for their Euro qualifiers against Moldova and Albaniirror says Silva has been handed a temporary Goodison reprieve – but his Everton fate is sealed.And that has seen former boss David Moyes emerge as the most likely candidate to replace him.The experienced manager is seen as the perfect man to steer ta.Henry told Perform: “Knowing how Didier Deschamps likes to play, Olivier Giroud isuld.

HBC called 7-6 in 2014 “a decent year.” Then: “In Knoxville, they’re still doing cartwheels because they went 7-6 and won a bowl game.”

— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg)

It’s not quite “you can’t spell Citrus without UT,” but the point gets across all the same.

Of course, what’s somewhat ironic about this whole situation is that, as we head into the 2015 season we’ll probably see a lot more people thinking Tennessee will win the East this season than will South Carolina.

But given the track record of prognosticators, that is likely a good thing for the Gamecocks.

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Fire leaves San Jose State LB Jared Leaf in critical condition


linebacker Jared Leaf is in critical condition after suffering second-degree burns in an apartment fire last week. 

Leaf’s family releident Enrique Cerezo admits they must sell if they’re to buy in January.Cerezo concedes they need to keep their books balanced if they want to add to coach Diego Simeone’s squad during the winter market.He said, “We cannot sign, we have to sell someoased a statement through San Jose State on Monday thanking the Spartans’ fans and coaches, and Leaf’s teammates, for their support as Leaf recovers from burns he suffered while escaping a fire in his apartment near campus. 

“On behalf of Jared’s family, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of those who have touched our lives in recent days.

“We would especially like to acknowledge the absolutely amazing staff at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Burn Center. Their passion and optimism along with positive feedback and forthcomt stronger after last night’s defeat of Napoli.De Ligt made his Serie A debut and was a little shaky for the 4-3 win.Martusciello said, “De Ligt is still a little bit behind in terms of learning the movements and being part of the defensive unit. Hing information and accommodation has made us feel included in the process. We feel very fortunate that Jared is in their care.

“We would also like to thank the Coaching Staff at SJSU, who have been here everyday to support Jared and our family. Their genuine concern and positive encouragement are extremelPallotta says they offered the technical director’s post to Francecso Totti.The former captain has called a Monday media conference where he is expected to announce his departure.But Pallotta insists: “Let me state on record, quite clearly for thosy appreciated. Jared’s teammates have been a great sense of support, as well, visiting our family often and showing their love for Jared.

“Jared is still in critical condition and due to the risk of infection, he is not accepting visitors other than immediate family at this point in time.

“Jared has a long road ahead of him, but we are confident he will recover with all of the continued support of family, friends, the SJSU community and the wonderful staff that are working so hard to make sure his recovery is successful.

Leaf is expected to be a starting linebacker for the Spartans in 2014. According to the Mercury News, San Jose State is . 

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Steve Spurrier trolled Clemson after South Carolina’s bowl win


Steve Spurrier didn’t want to hold the trophy, he wanted to hold the microphone.

The Head Ball Coach delivered a gut punch to fans fing addition is bolts around the neck, inspired by Roman god of the sky Jupiter.“Roman mythology and its influence on Roman identity played a huge pa was impressed by Rodri for Manchester City’s Community Shield final triumph on Sunday.The Spaniard arrived from Atletico Madrid to become City ‘s new club-record signing and made his competitive debut at Wembley against Liverpool. “The pace of the grt in the concept,” Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director, told the club’s offrom the Capital One Bowl podium after the Gamecocks’ 34-24 win, ranking back-to-back New Year’s Day wins (even though last year was in the Outback Bowl) just behind the Gamecocks’ “State Championship.” 

finished the season with an 11-2 record for the third straight year. Spurrier’s wise cracking usually coals trail after breaking his season duck.McGoldrick headed United in front in their FA Cup tie at Reading on Tuesday, before an extra-time winner from Sharp sealed United’s quarter-final place after George Pușcaș had equalised from the penalty spoorresponds with on-field success. Unless the Gamecocks stray from their winning ways, don’t expect HBC to stop talking smack anytime soon. 

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ACC Notebook: More good news on Maryland injuries


(US Presswire) coach Frank Beamer announced that freshman RB will redshirt the season. Edmunds dressed for the first two games but didn’t play. “Right eir pursuit of Ryan Fraser after the Europa League final.The Gunners will know more about their summer transfer budget after Wednesday’s clash with Chelsea in Baku.The Mirror says Bournemouth winger Fraser has become a top target for manager Unai Emenow, I think the four backs have worked out well and hopefully they can stay healthy,” .  was blown out by Kansas State last weekend, and the Hurricanes received bad news on the injury front. Coach Al Golden announced that LB wouls game.City’s approach was revolutionised by his arrival, with his ball-playing ability adding a new dimension to the team’s play and helping fully realise Guardiola’s vision.He admits it’s a high-risk strategy but says he loves it.“Since I arrivedd need knee surgery and miss the rest of the season, and S will miss Saturday’s game with a knee injury. “Our team just got significantly younger,” .  continues to recover from the outbreak of defensive injuries that struck the team late in the presor his old friend Frank Lampard after their 1-0 win at Ajax in the Champions League.The Blues battled to keep the Dutch side at bay for parts of the game, but they were also able to play their football and show offensive quality.They were the team theason. The Terrapins got DLs Keith Bowers and Isaiah Ross back for last weekend’s game against Temple. They get two more defensive players back for Saturday’s game against Connecticut.  CB Isaac Goins (mononucleosis) and S Matt Robinson (shoulder) will return, coach Randy Edsall confirmed at his weekly press conference. plans to shuffle its offensive line, coach . Will Jackson will move from LG to RT, Ray Beno from RT to LT and will take over at LG.

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Jury of Jerry Sandusky’s peers has a very Penn State flavor


Depending on your perspective, you may or may not consider Centre County, Pa., , a “small town” environment. But whatever its size, there is no questioning the fact that the community is built around and sustained by a single institution: University, in State College. And as the last two days have made abundantly clear, there is no pretense that the most infamous defendant in the history of Centre County, former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, will face a jury of his peers that doesn’t include for more than three decades.

After the media blitz that followed Sandusky’s arrest on sexual abuse charges last fall, it would be hard to find a jury anywhere in America that didn’t have at least some passing acquaintance with the case. (Sandusky, a long-time assistant under late head coach Joe Paterno, is facing more than 40 felony counts of deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, endangering the welfare of a child and indecent assault against .) In Centre County, though, it’s proven virtually impossible to find a dozen people who don’t have at least some passing acquaintance with someone actually involved in the case. Of the selected Tuesday from the who responded to a summons for jury duty, four have a direct connection to Penn State, and three have a direct connection to potential witnesses.

Juror 2 is the son of a former Penn State employee who worked for 30 years in the office of the university’s physical plant. Juror 3 is the wife of a physician who once worked with John McQueary, father of Mike McQueary, the former Penn State quarterback turned assistant coach who says he in a locker room shower in 2002 and subsequently reported the incident to both his father and then-head coach Joe Paterno. (Both John and Mike McQueary are in the trial.) Juror 3 is also a season-ticket holder for Penn State football games. Juror 8 is a retired Penn State professor who worked for the university for 37 years.

Juror 7 is a current Penn State student who works part-time in the athletic department – he arrived in court wearing a Penn State Archery t-shirt – and whose cousin is a former Nittany Lion football player. Juror 7 played high school football himself for a coach who once hired Sandusky as a volunteer assistant; the same coach, as assistant principal of the same school, later helped initiate the investigation that led to Sandusky’s arrest by alerting police to a complaint by a student. (Defense attorney Joe Amendola attempted to strike Juror 7 based on his relationship with the coach, but was overruled.)

So far, today’s proceedings have produced , who works as an administrative assistant in the Pen has no doubt about whether his players will give their all for the rest pf the season after the club’s two-year European ban, reports BBC Sport.”I am sure about the commitment of our players,” he said. “They have shown it for many years and nothing n State administrative department; , a dance instructor in Penn State’s Continuing Education program for adults; , a Penn State professor who worked on a committee for six years with former university president Graham Spanier (who was over the scandal) and current president Rocky Erickson; , an alternate, who graduated from Penn State in 2007; and Juror 15, another alternate, who is also another Penn State graduate. Juror 12 recalled that at her graduation, Sandusky gave the commencement speech.

Hypothetically, the local flavor is considered a strategic asset for the defense, which successfully . Sandusky has been front-and-center in the community since the 1970s, both as the architect of championship defenses and a public face for the children’s charity he helped found, The Second Mile. He was depicted for years alongside other venerated community leaders in titled “Inspiration.” Various factions of Penn State students, fans and alumni against media coverage of the scandal, and especially against the university’s decision to fire Paterno as a result. The de after Sunday’s shock defeat of Real Madrid.Betis outclassed Real Madrid on the day thanks to goals from Sidnei and Cristian Tello.”[It’s more than three points] for me and for Betis because we’ve had a bad run and you don’t beat the league leaders efense – which plans to argue that accusations against Sandusky have been exaggerated or invented, and can’t be backed up by evidence – is banking on a community that feels besieged and may be inclined to feel a degree of sympathy for one of its own.

On the other hand, since last winter The Second Mile has been shuttered, Sandusky into manager Frank Lampard.The Blues were humiliated 3-0 at home in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg by Bayern Munich this week.The loss has shown the levels behind the top European clubs Chelsea are at the moment.And Cascarino is not has been painted out of the mural and Paterno has died. Prosecutors are equally optimistic that members of a wounded community will have no trouble condemning the man they hold most responsible for the trauma. Either way, arguments are expected to begin in earnest next week, and it is not going to be a quaint scene.

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Record crowd attends Red-White game


The crowd of 42,250 at Reynolds Razorback Stadium for the Red-White game broke the se final to face Atletico Madrid whizkid Joao Felix ahead of their Champions League last-16 second leg at Anfield.The 20-year-old missed the first leg due to a calf injury, but will return on Wednesday after he faced Sevilla over the weekend.Klopp told a pre stages of his recovery from knee surgery and has spoken of his eagerness to get back onto the pitch.Off contract in June, PSV could seek a Bosman arrangement for Van Ginkel, who spent last season with the Dutch giants.However, Voetbal Internachoolns.Pepe left LOSC this week for the Gunners in a club record €80m deal.He said, “Lille, Lille, it’s time for me to say goodbye … After two years under your colors, I leave my red jersey LOSC for the jersey of Arsenal … From the bottom of my hea spring game record, topping the 42,000 set in last year’s game, which was also televised on ESPN.

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2018 holiday gift guide: Something for every golf lover you’re shopping for this year


eturn to the first team.The Cherries star, signed from Club Brugge, knal partnership with Saudi Arabian based Al Wefaq Rent a Car, reports the newly promoted Blades head into the 2019/20 Premier League campaign, Al Wefaq Rent a Car have become the first official Car Rental Partner of the club in ows that he can make a successful comeback from the stress fracture on his foot.He has been out siuth teams are continuing to train at Hotspur Way.The London Evening Standard says no players have shown symptoms of the coronavirus so far.The club’s training ground is unusually quiet, however, with no non-essential visitors allowed, while handshakence December, but believes that he can come back a better player and help the team

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Sony Open expert picks: Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas take show to Honolulu


Emerson Palmieri has dismissed suggestions he wants to swap Chelsea for Juventus.The left-back has been linked with a move to Juve alongside Blues boss Maurizio Sarri.Asked about the transfer rumours regarding his future, Emerson said: “I’m happy at Chelsea, we won the Europa League and I am serene.”I didn’t receive anhe LaLiga.After PSG prent Florentino Perez has paid tribute to captain Sergio Ramos.Following Ramos’ record-breaking appearance against Norway saw him become Spain’s most capped player in history, Perez was full of praise for his player.It was his 168th game for his countesident Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s blast for the club’s big name players over the weekend, it’s been suggested super agent Pini Zahavi has made contact with Real Madrid and Barcelona on Neymar’s behalf.However, broadcasters BeinSport,y call, I am happy here. There is nothing to say, I am focused on Chelsea.”