a month agoChelsea defender Christensen: We felt on top for most of the game

first_imgChelsea defender Christensen: We felt on top for most of the gameby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender Andreas Christensen admits there’s disappointment after the 1-0 home defeat to Valencia for their Champions League opener.With quarter-of-an-hour to go, Valencia took the lead from a free-kick and subsequently Chelsea failed to convert a penalty that was awarded after VAR had intervened.”We were looking forward to having a great start to the [Champions League] campaign,” Christensen told the club’s website.”We felt we were on top for most of the game. Valencia had some spells but we knew that was going to happen and we were ready for it. We kept working. Our work ethic was good all game and it felt we controlled most of it which is why it is tough to accept the goal against and the result in the end.”We are not happy to let goals in from those situations and we know it can be costly, but now we look forward to the next game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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2 days agoTeam of the Week: Everton hit peak Silva; Rashford fires; Alonso ends Chelsea boos

first_imgTagsOpinionTeam of the WeekAbout the authorEli Rubenstein SturgessShare the loveHave your say Team of the Week: Everton hit peak Silva; Rashford fires; Alonso ends Chelsea boosby Eli Rubenstein Sturgess2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBack from what was an eventful international break, Premier League football resumed from where it left off with a round filled with great goals, drama and surprise results.Liverpool didn’t achieve maximum points for the first time this season, held surprisingly by the seemingly down-and-out Manchester United.Aston Villa and Leicester pulled off rescue missions, both coming from behind to claim all 3 points and Arsenal fell to an imposing Sheffield side buoyed by the electric Bramall Lane home support.We here attribalfootballlook at the top performers from Matchday 9 in the Tribal Football Team Of The Week.GOALKEEPER – EDERSON (Manchester CIty)Again the City goalkeeper proved why this successful side isn’t built solely upon their glamorous attacking ingenuity. When called into the action away at Selhurst Park, the Brazilian was sharp to immobilise the Palace goal-threat.In the 2nd half, Ederson made two crucial saves, the first from a bullet Benteke header at close range, and the second from a rocket Zaha shot, both requiring fast reflexes and strong hands.It was a well deserved fourth clean sheet for the City glovemen.CENTRE-BACK – JOHN EGAN (Sheffield United)A historic win for Sheffield United at home to Arsenal once again boasted a consistent and sturdy defence. John Egan has been at the heart of this defence all season and again was at his robust best at Bramall Lane.He reduced the likes of Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette to a solitary shot (off-target) at goal. He also made 7 clearances, 3 interceptions and won 5 aerial duels in his side’s clean sheet.CENTRE-BACK – CHRISTIAN KABASELE (Watford)The Belgium international has had somewhat of an up and down start to the season, finding himself in and out of the side, however he what at his best in his sides 1-1 draw with Tottenham.Within the sturdy back-three, Kabasele was dominant with a massive 15 clearances and 5 tackles, rendering the Spurs frontline toothless.LEFT-BACK – MARCOS ALONSO (Chelsea)The Spaniard, faced with the vicious boos and jeers from the travelling fans, stood tallest with a commanding display at Left-Back. With Newcastle sitting deep and defending in numbers, it would take patience and creativity for the Blues to snatch a winner.Alonso continually bombed down the left flank, linking up damagingly with Callum Hudson-Odoi.Most significantly In the 73rd minute, the ball came out to Alonso on the edge of the box, where he drilled his shot low and fast past Dubravka, breaking the deadlock and gifting his side a cherished 3 points.RIGHT-BACK – JOAO CANCELO (Manchester City)City’s new fullback produced a strong all-round performance in his side 0-2 win away at Selhurst Park.Operating at a pass accuracy of 90.3%, Cancelo was particularly damaging making 4 key passes, the most of any player on the park.Silencing the likes of Schlupp and Van Aanholt in defence, Cancelo was steadfast making 3 tackles and 3 clearances.CENTRE-MIDFIELD – JOHN FLECK (Sheffield United)The Scotsman was at the bubbling heart of the energetic Blades midfield, emerging as the driving force in his sides impressive 1-0 victory.Operating at a pass accuracy of 82.4%, Fleck had 2 shots on goal, made 3 key passes, 6 crosses as well as completing 28 passes in the opposition half.It was a man of the match performance full of verve that brought Bramall Lane to its feet.CENTRE-MIDFIELD – ABDOULAYE DOUCOURE (Watford)The Frenchman was crucial in the Watford side that held Tottenham to a 1-1 draw away from home.Alongside an impressive Chalobah and Cleverly, Doucoure was back to his aggressive best, driving the team forward with menacing counter-attacks. Doucoure was ruthless in midfield, winning the ball back for his side a game-high 12 times.His impressive performance was headlined in the 6th minute, when after driving forward he got on the end of a ball in the box, cooly putting the Hornets 0-1 up.ATTACKING-MIDFIELD – YOURI TIELEMENS (Leicester City)The young exciting Belgium international once again lit up the pitch with his midfield craft in Leicester’s hard-fought 2-1 victory over Burnley. Tielemans made things happen, registering 3 key passes and 2 dribbles as well as being a constant threat upon the Burnley goal with 3 shots.His headline moment however came in the 74th minute when he was perfectly placed to smash home the winner and retain the Foxes’ spot in the top 4.LEFT-WING – JACK GREALISH (Aston Villa)It has become a regular occurrence where Grealish’s attacking prowess is the focal point of this Aston Villa side. Once again Grealish’s talent was the highlight of the Villains come-from-behind win against Brighton.Grealish was unstoppable, having 3 shots on goal, making 6 key passes, 5 dribbles and of course being fouled 6 times, all while operating at a pass accuracy of 84.1%.These stats were capped off with a goal in first-half stoppage time, as well as the assist for Matt Targett to claim all 3 points at Villa Park.RIGHT-WING – THEO WALCOTT (Everton)The pacey Englishman was a constant threat down the Right-Wing for the Toffees, Playing with directness and skill. Walcott set up the first goal of the game when he played through Bernard who scored after dancing past the West Ham defence.Walcott was unlucky to find his name on the scoresheet, registering 7 shots on goal, including a smashing volley which thundered against the crossbar.CENTRE-FORWARD – MARCUS RASHFORD (Manchester United)The recently questioned United frontman answered his critics when the Red Devils became the first side to prevent Liverpool from claiming maximum points.Rashford was creative on the ball, driving forward and completing 4 dribbles. He also showed his clinical edge, when in the 36th minute, he brilliantly got away from Matip and poked home James’ dangerous cross to put the home team 1-0 in front.MANAGER OF THE WEEK – MARCO SILVA (Everton)Everton have been the frustration of the 2019/20 season, where after spending many millions on flashy new signings, so far appear far off from their desired ambitions of forcing their way into the top 6.Coming off 4 defeats in a row, manager Marco Silva was under increasing pressure to start getting results. The Everton boss made some big personnel changes, dropping the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson for what he labeled a “must win game”.His changes included recalling the tricky Brazilian winger Bernard, moving Richarlison into the middle, doing the same for Alex Iwobi as well as reintroducing academy product Tom Davies alongside Andre Gomes.These moves certainly paid off with Everton walking out to produce their best performance of the season. Goals from Bernard and substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson ensured three points for a side re-invigorated with a new found creativity.SUBSTITUTE OF THE WEEK – GYLFI SIGURDSSON (Everton)Despite the pain of being dropped following a spell of underwhelming form, the Icelander wasn’t going to drop his head, showcasing his talent in his brief spell on the pitch.Coming on in the 86th minute, Sigurdsson threw himself immediately into the action scoring one of the goals of the round to secure all 3 points for the toffees.GOAL OF THE WEEK – DAVID SILVA (Manchester City)We can’t get enough of Raheem Sterling’s dinky dinky assist for David Silvapic.twitter.com/T2DIcQ9IMb— Goal (@goal) October 22, 2019 last_img read more

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Chelsea deny Hudson-Odoi transfer request

first_imgChelsea have denied Callum Hudson-Odoi’s transfer request, blocking the teenager’s hope of a January exit to join Bayern Munich, Goal can confirm.Hudson-Odoi hoped to escalate matters at the end of last week in pursuit of a move to the Bundesliga champions, personally delivering his request for a winter move.However, he will now have to wait until at least the summer to receive his exit, with Bayern likely to come back for Hudson-Odoi at the end of the season. 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? The last official offer from the Bundesliga giants was a deal for £35 million ($46m), though after Hudson-Odoi’s transfer request the Bavarians were willing to negotiate further.A move to Bayern is still likely to be Hudson-Odoi’s preferred destination next season, but rejecting a sale now provides the Blues with an opportunity to further work to convince the 18-year-old his future is best served by remaining at Stamford Bridge. Hudson-Odoi’s current contract runs out in the summer of 2020 and the winger has thus far rejected all offers by Chelsea to renew it, despite promises of improved playing time and wages of at least £70,000-a-week. The youngster has seen an uptick in playing time in January, and though he remains without a Premier League start this season, he did receive a place in Maurizio Sarri’s XI for the club’s FA Cup clash against Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday.Hudson-Odoi played the full 90 minutes in the 3-0 victory over the Championship side, netting his second goal of the season in all competitions with a 64th minute strike which put his side up 2-0 at the time.Chelsea have denied Callum Hudson-Odoi’s request for a transfer in the January window. He delivered it in person and wanted to move to Bayern Munich but he will have to wait until the summer at the earliest. Bayern’s last official offer was £35m #CFC @goal— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) January 28, 2019His performances and talent have his team-mates hoping he commits long term, with Antonio Rudiger telling reporters Chelsea had to make sure Hudson-Odoi stayed.The man himself has refused to be drawn into comment over his transfer situation, with Hudson-Odoi telling the BBC after his performance against Sheffield Wednesday: “I don’t know. I can’t say.“I just keep working hard and you never know what happens. I can’t say [if I spoke to Bayern].”Hudson-Odoi is looking to continue in the footsteps of other English youth players who have ventured to Germany had found success.Jadon Sancho, who has delivered six goals and nine assists in the Bundesliga this season with Borussia Dortmund, tops the list, but is not alone as Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson, who is on loan at Hoffenheim, has scored six times this season in the German top-flight.last_img read more

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ESPN Names The Worst Loss Of The College Football Season

first_imgWisconsin's players pray in a circle ahead of a game.MADISON, WI – SEPTEMBER 19: (L-R) Chikwe Obasih #34, Leo Musso#19, Garret Dooley #55, Joe Ferguson #36, Derek Straus #26 and Austin Ramesh #20 of the Wisconsin Badgers huddle up with teammates at mid-field after defeating the Troy Trojans 28-3 in the college football game at Camp Randall Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)We’re now three full weeks into the 2018 college football season, and like every September, there have been some pretty brutal losses already.ESPN decided to rank the worst losses of the college football season so far. A clear No. 1 stands out.The worst loss of the season to date happened this past Saturday in Madison, Wisc.From ESPN.com:1. BYU 24, Wisconsin 21It was the biggest upset of the season to date, and now Wisconsin likely has to win out and win the Big Ten championship to be taken seriously as a playoff contender both nationally and by the selection committee. The loss was even more devastating because it was a home game, and it’s not like Wisconsin has another marquee nonconference matchup to help compensate for it. With wins over Western Kentucky and New Mexico, the Badgers’ nonconference résumé is full. Wisconsin’s remaining strength of schedule rank is No. 51, according to FPI.Wisconsin was ranked No. 6 in the country at the time of the loss.  The Badgers entered the season with College Football Playoff aspirations, and while they can still win the Big Ten and make it, there are serious doubts moving forward after the loss to BYU.The full list can be seen here.last_img read more

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The Spun’s 2018 College Football Staff Picks: Week 5

first_imgCollege football Week 5 staff picks.College Football Week 5 kicks off on Thursday night, and our staff picks contest rolls along as well.No. 16 Miami, fresh off of a win over FIU which brought a serious quarterback controversy to Coral Gables, hosts North Carolina, which just picked up a much-needed win over Pitt.Friday night brings an AAC battle between high-flying Memphis and Tulane, down in New Orleans, and a Pac-12 showdown between surprisingly good Colorado and surprisingly awful UCLA.From there, we have a rematch of last year’s Syracuse upset over Clemson, which will be the first career start for five-star freshman Trevor Lawrence. No. 12 West Virginia travels to upstart No. 25 Texas Tech, which dominated Oklahoma State last week. Dan Mullen returns to Starkville, No. 20 BYU heads up to No. 11 Washington, and the prime time lineup features a pair of top 10 showdowns.At 7:30 p.m. ET, No. 9 Penn State hosts No. 4 Ohio State, a series that has had back-to-back amazing games, and No. 8 Notre Dame hosts rival No. 7 Stanford.After Week 4, here are The Spun’s staff pick standings.1.Matt Lombardi157-35T-2.Dan Lyons151-41T-2.Andrew McCarty151-41T-2.Chris Rosvoglou151-415.Matt Hladik150-426.Andrew Holleran148-447.Steve Driscoll145-47Here are our picks for the upcoming week. We choose every game involving a Power Five/Top 25 team.(*On mobile, our College Football Week 5 picks are best viewed in landscape mode.)GameLombardiHolleranLyonsHladikDriscollMcCartyRosvoglouNorth Carolina at 16 MiamiThe Miami Hurricanes logo.The Miami Hurricanes logo.The Miami Hurricanes logo.The Miami Hurricanes logo.The Miami Hurricanes logo.The Miami Hurricanes logo.The Miami Hurricanes logo.UCLA at ColoradoThe official Colorado logo.The official Colorado logo.The official Colorado logo.The official Colorado logo.The UCLA Bruins logo.The official Colorado logo.The official Colorado logo.Louisiana-Lafayette at 1 AlabamaSyracuse at 3 Clemson12 West Virginia at 25 Texas TechThe Texas Tech Red Raiders logo.West Virginia logo.West Virginia logo.West Virginia logo.West Virginia logo.West Virginia logo.The Texas Tech Red Raiders logo.Central Michigan at 21 Michigan Stateplain green Michigan State spartans Logo.plain green Michigan State spartans Logo.plain green Michigan State spartans Logo.plain green Michigan State spartans Logo.plain green Michigan State spartans Logo.plain green Michigan State spartans Logo.plain green Michigan State spartans Logo.Arkansas at Texas A&MTexas A&M logo.Texas A&M logo.Texas A&M logo.Texas A&M logo.Texas A&M logo.Texas A&M logo.Texas A&M logo.Indiana at RutgersThe Indiana Hoosiers logo.The Indiana Hoosiers logo.The Indiana Hoosiers logo.The Indiana Hoosiers logo.The Indiana Hoosiers logo.The Indiana Hoosiers logo.The Indiana Hoosiers logo.Oklahoma State at KansasTemple at Boston CollegeBowling Green at Georgia TechGeorgia Tech logo.Georgia Tech logo.Georgia Tech logo.Georgia Tech logo.Georgia Tech logo.Georgia Tech logo.Georgia Tech logo.Virginia at NC StateThe NC State Wolfpack logo.The NC State Wolfpack logo.The NC State Wolfpack logo.The NC State Wolfpack logo.The NC State Wolfpack logo.The NC State Wolfpack logo.The NC State Wolfpack logo.Tennessee at 2 GeorgiaBaylor at 6 OklahomaPitt at 13 UCFUCF's logo.UCF's logo.UCF's logo.UCF's logo.UCF's logo.UCF's logo.UCF's logo.18 Texas at Kansas StateThe Texas Longhorns logo.The Texas Longhorns logo.The Texas Longhorns logo.The Texas Longhorns logo.The Texas Longhorns logo.The Texas Longhorns logo.The Texas Longhorns logo.Rice at Wake ForestA Wake Forest logo.A Wake Forest logo.A Wake Forest logo.A Wake Forest logo.A Wake Forest logo.A Wake Forest logo.A Wake Forest logo.Purdue at NebraskaPlain gold Purdue Logo.The Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.Plain gold Purdue Logo.Plain gold Purdue Logo.Plain gold Purdue Logo.The Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.Plain gold Purdue Logo.Florida State at LouisvilleFlorida State Seminole's logo.Florida State Seminole's logo.Florida State Seminole's logo.Florida State Seminole's logo.The Louisville Cardinals logo.Florida State Seminole's logo.Florida State Seminole's logo.Southern Miss at 10 AuburnTennessee State at VanderbiltThe official Vanderbilt logo.The official Vanderbilt logo.The official Vanderbilt logo.The official Vanderbilt logo.The official Vanderbilt logo.The official Vanderbilt logo.The official Vanderbilt logo.14 Michigan at NorthwesternFlorida at 23 Mississippi StateUtah at Washington StateThe Utah Utes logo.Logo for the Washington State Cougars.Logo for the Washington State Cougars.Logo for the Washington State Cougars.Logo for the Washington State Cougars.The Utah Utes logo.Logo for the Washington State Cougars.Virginia Tech at 22 DukeA Duke logo.A Duke logo.A Virginia Tech logo.A Virginia Tech logo.A Virginia Tech logo.A Virginia Tech logo.A Virginia Tech logo.Iowa State at TCUplain purple TCU logo.plain purple TCU logo.plain purple TCU logo.plain purple TCU logo.plain purple TCU logo.plain purple TCU logo.plain purple TCU logo.4 Ohio State at 9 Penn State7 Stanford at 8 Notre DameThe Stanford Cardinal logo.The Stanford Cardinal logo.The Stanford Cardinal logo.South Carolina at 17 KentuckyThe official South Carolina logo.The Kentucky Wildcats logo.The official South Carolina logo.The official South Carolina logo.The official South Carolina logo.The Kentucky Wildcats logo.The Kentucky Wildcats logo.20 BYU at 11 Washingtonwashington logowashington logowashington logowashington logowashington logowashington logowashington logoOle Miss at 5 LSUThe LSU Tigers logo.The LSU Tigers logo.The LSU Tigers logo.The LSU Tigers logo.The LSU Tigers logo.The LSU Tigers logo.The LSU Tigers logo.Oregon State at Arizona StateThe official Arizona State logo.The official Arizona State logo.The official Arizona State logo.The official Arizona State logo.The official Arizona State logo.The official Arizona State logo.The official Arizona State logo.19 Oregon at 24 CalPlain green Oregon logo.Plain green Oregon logo.Plain green Oregon logo.Plain green Oregon logo.Plain green Oregon logo.Plain green Oregon logo.Plain green Oregon logo.USC at ArizonaThe USC Trojans logo.The USC Trojans logo.The USC Trojans logo.The USC Trojans logo.The Arizona Wildcats logo.The USC Trojans logo.The USC Trojans logo.Season Record157-35148-44151-41150-42145-47151-41151-41last_img read more

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Vegas Computer Predicts This Top-20 Team Gets Blown Out This Weekend

first_imgAn interior view of the Texas Longhorns football stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 26: A Texas flag on the field before a game between the UTEP Miners and the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 26, 2009 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The college football season is nearly at its halfway point after five weeks of action. It feels like the season just started, but no we’re well into the season and conference play is underway.With Week 6 of the season kicking off in just a few days, OddsShark released its score predictions for the weekend of action. Several teams are on upset alert, including Stanford – at least according to the Vegas computer’s predictions.One team not on upset alert is Oklahoma. In fact, OddsShark likes the Sooners to spank Texas in the Red River Rivalry this weekend. According to the Vegas computer’s prediction, Oklahoma is in line for a two-touchdown win.OddsShark is predicting a 15-point win for the Sooners.Oklahoma has won the last two Red River Rivalries by five points apiece. Can the Sooners’ high-flying offense keep the streak alive?Texas and Oklahoma kick off from Dallas at 12:00 p.m. ET on FOX.last_img read more

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Jeff Brohm Reportedly Addressed Louisville Rumors In Front Of Team

first_imgPurdue football head coach Jeff Brohm.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Jeff Brohm of the Purdue Boilermakers looks on during warmups before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The Louisville football job is one of the best currently available, but there aren’t too many whispers about how that coaching search is going. That should be pretty disconcerting for fans of Purdue football, and those who hope to hang on to head coach Jeff Brohm.Brohm is a Louisville alumnus, and one of the faster rising coaches in college football. After Bobby Petrino’s firing a few weeks ago, most just penciled in Brohm as his successor.Of course, Purdue is heading to a second-straight bowl. Brohm turned the program around quick, captured a huge win over Ohio State this year, and has a true superstar to build around in freshman Rondale Moore.Brohm has downplayed the heavy Louisville rumors over the last few weeks, but until the Cards hire someone else, they’re not going away.According to Rondale Moore, Jeff Brohm addressed the Purdue football team directly about the Louisville job rumors.He said that his head coach told the team it has nothing to worry about.#Purdue WR Rondale Moore says @JeffBrohm addressed the team and told the team “there’s nothing to worry about” in regards to Louisville rumors and speculation.— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) November 24, 2018Purdue clinched a six-win season with a 28-21 victory at rival Indiana this afternoon.David Blough threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns, two of which went to Moore, who caught 12 passes and 141 yards.last_img read more

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Top Penn State Transfer Set To Visit Oregon

first_imgJuwan Johnson and DaeSean Hamilton celebrate a Penn State touchdown.GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: DaeSean Hamilton #5 of the Penn State Nittany Lions celebrates with teammate Juwan Johnson #84 after scoring a touchdown on a 48 yard reception during the first quarter against the Washington Huskies during the Playstation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)Juwan Johnson was tabbed by many as a breakout candidate for Penn State in 2018.Instead, after a pedestrian season, it appears that it wound up being his final year in blue and white.Last week, Johnson—a talented wide receiver with NFL size and speed—was revealed as being in the NCAA Transfer Portal.In 2017, Johnson had an impressive sophomore year across from Penn State star receiver DaeSean Hamilton.He totaled 57 catches for 701 yards and a score, numbers he looked to build on with Trace McSorley back behind center in 2018.Instead, he caught just 25 passes for 352 yards and one score this fall.Now, Juwan Johnson will reportedly visit another big program: the Oregon Ducks.The Oregonian reported the visit on Monday:The Oregon Ducks are set to return 18 of 22 starters next year, leaving little in doubt about the expectations for each unit next season.However, the early departure of record-setting wide receiver Dillon Mitchell, along with a lack of production further down the depth chart, has made the position a major question mark entering the offseason.Hoping to address that need, Oregon is set to host Penn State graduate transfer Juwan Johnson during the first weekend of February, according to multiple sources.Star quarterback Justin Herbert made the surprising decision to put off his NFL career to return to the Ducks for 2019. The offense should be explosive already; adding Johnson would add another huge piece.[The Oregonian]last_img read more

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LSU 4-Star Defensive Tackle Announces Transfer Destination

first_imgA wide-action shot of the crowd at an LSU game.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)LSU defensive tackle Davin Cotton was a highly touted recruit out of Louisiana in 2018. But one year later he’s decided to take his talents elsewhere. He won’t be traveling far, though.On Sunday, Cotton announced that he would be attending Southern University of the FCS’ Southwestern Athletic Conference. The announcement comes after adding and removing his name from the NCAA transfer portal several times.As a prospect, Cotton was a four-star prospect ranked No. 284 in the country, per 247Sports. He was the No. 23 defensive tackle prospect in the country, and the No. 9 prospect from the state of Louisiana.Cotton appeared in two games for the Tigers last year, logging three tackles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p I’m excited to announce that I will be attending Southern University to further my education and play football @CoachClarkSU. #GeauxJags 💙💛 pic.twitter.com/X884GPxnjY— Davin Cotton (@DavinCotton) May 12, 2019Landing Cotton is undoubtedly a huge gain for the Southern University Jaguars, who seldom get prospects rated as high as Cotton.The Jaguars went 7-1 last season, winning their division but losing the SWAC Championship Game to Alcorn State.If Cotton has any NFL ambitions, they certainly won’t be ended by moving to Southern University.Hall of Famers Aeneas Williams and Mel Blount, as well as Eagles legend Harold Carmichael all attended Southern University.last_img read more

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Danny Kanell Reacts To Florida State’s Brutal Week 1 Loss

first_img Kanell spent his collegiate career with the Seminoles before being selected in the fourth round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He won the ACC Player of the Year back in 1995.It’s a brutally honest reaction from Kanell, who refrained from criticizing his former team.Not gonna lie. That one hurt. Gut check time— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) August 31, 2019The only bright spot for the Seminoles is that James Blackman looked impressive under center. He finished the game with 327 passing yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.Florida State can’t afford another loss next week when they take on Louisiana-Monroe. It’ll be at Doak Campbell Stadium and one of the team’s most favorable matchups of the entire fall. A general view of Florida State's football stadium.TALLAHASSEE, FL – OCTOBER 01:General view of Doak Campbell Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Gammons/Getty Images)Year Two under Willie Taggart didn’t get off to a great start for Florida State as it fell short to Boise State in Week 1. It’s a gut-wrenching loss for the program and its fan base.Last year, the Seminoles went 5-7 under Taggart. The hope was that they’d begin the new season with a statement victory over the Broncos.That wasn’t the case for Florida State on Saturday. Instead, the ACC program watched Boise State storm back in the fourth quarter to seal the deal on a comeback victory.Following the 36-31 loss for Florida State, Danny Kanell tweeted “Not gonna lie. That one hurt. Gut check time.”last_img read more

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