COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State announced Tuesday that football coach Urban Meyer will be retiring and co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day will be taking over the program after the Buckeyes play in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.Here is a transcript from the afternoon press conference featuring Meyer, Day and OSU athletic director Gene Smith, via ASAP Transcripts:GENE SMITH: Let me thank all of you for being here. I appreciate you taking your time. As you know, the announcement has already been made about the decision of Urban Meyer and his family, our head football coach, and our decision to hire Ryan Day.Before I have Urban come up I just wanted to say a few words. Please bear with me. This is a great time in our history to have an opportunity to recognize a coach and a family who’s done such a tremendous job for our student-athletes and Buckeye Nation and our community, but also to welcome in a new leader.First and foremost, I want to thank our president, Michael Drake. I want to thank our … [Read more...] about Urban Meyer retiring, Ryan Day taking over Ohio State football program: Press conference transcript of everything they said
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John Adams Knoxville News Sentinel Published 10:33 p.m. UTC Aug 27, 2018 Can Jeremy Pruitt count on Phillip Fulmer? It’s a question worth asking as Tennessee prepares to open the football season against West Virginia in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday. Pruitt is an established defensive coordinator in his first head-coaching job. Fulmer is a first-time athletic director, hired last December to complete a coaching search that former AD John Currie started but wasn’t allowed to finish. Fulmer crossed the finish line hand in hand with Pruitt. The rookie athletic director and the rookie head coach are now in this together. If Pruitt fails as a coach, Fulmer fails as an athletic director. It’s that simple. Jeremy Pruitt, Phillip Fulmer in unusual situation at UT It’s not uncommon for an SEC athletic director’s success or failure to hinge on the hiring of a football coach. But few athletic directors have been in a position to help their coach as much as … [Read more...] about Can Phillip Fulmer say ‘no’ to Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt?
Driving the Day BULLETIN -- NYT’S MICHAEL GORDON in Amman, Jordan: “Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that President Trump, who had been accused by lawmakers of dragging his feet on Afghanistan, had settled on a new strategy after a ‘rigorous’ review. “‘The president has made a decision,’ Mr. Mattis told reporters on an overnight flight that arrived in Amman ... on Sunday. ‘I am very comfortable that the strategic process was sufficiently rigorous.’ Mr. Mattis received the authority in June to send nearly 4,000 troops to Afghanistan so that the United States military could expand its efforts to advise Afghan forces and support them with American artillery and air power. But Mr. Mattis had refrained from building up the American force there until the Trump administration settled on a broader strategy. Mr. Mattis declined to say what steps the president had ordered, including troop levels. He added that Mr. Trump wanted to announce … [Read more...] about MATTIS on NEW AFGHANISTAN strategy — SNEAK PEEK: REMNICK on Trump — BANNON to WaPo: ‘No administration in history has been so divided’ — ELISE STEFANIK’s wedding
By Maryalene LaPonsie/MoneyTalksNews Football season is upon us, and as I spend each Sunday watching the action on the gridiron, it occurs to me that football has a lot in common with good finances. The same basic principles that win football games can be applied to your savings strategy as well. Here are six guidelines that lead teams to consistently win on game day. 1. You only need small gains to go far For those who aren't familiar with football, a team gets four tries to move the ball 10 yards down the field. If they do that, they get another four tries to go 10 yards more. As long as they keep moving those 10 yards every four plays, they keep the ball. All in all, if a team can average a mere 3 to 4 yards per play, they will be well on their way to winning. It works the same with your savings. Retiring rich may seem out of reach, but you don't have to be a millionaire now to be a millionaire when you retire. You simply need to make slow and steady progress, just like your … [Read more...] about 6 football strategies you can use to retire rich
On Sunday, University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona will be one of the most-watched spots in the world. Seventy-three thousand fans will pack inside and an estimated 184 million Americans will be watching Super Bowl XLIX on television. With all eyes on the game, the NFL is determined to avoid a replay of the deflated football controversy. The referees will handle the Super Bowl footballs differently than a regular game, reports CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford. "We're reviewing our protocol. The officials do have the footballs until about 10 minutes prior to kickoff, and then they're brought out onto the field," head of NFL officiating Dean Blandino said. Each team typically provides 12 balls for a football game. But for the Super Bowl, the Patriots and Seahawks will hand in 54 footballs each -- which will be turned over to league officials Friday afternoon. They are then returned to the teams Sunday, to be reinspected three hours prior to kickoff. Thursday night on "Jimmy Kimmel … [Read more...] about NFL has strategy to avoid replay of “deflate-gate” in Super Bowl