Lincoln Riley may wait until after camp to name Sooners’ starting quarterback

first_imgFormer Alabama starter and graduate transfer Jalen Hurts remains the favorite to get the starting nod before the season begins in early September. But he enters camp with young talent in redshirt freshman Tanner Mordecai and true freshman Spencer Rattler.Riley wants to see one of the signal-callers take command of the offense and the entire team, for that matter.He has already spoken highly of Hurts but is sticking to an age-old proverb when it comes to replacing former Sooner starters in Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield.”We’ve got an interesting dynamic in there with Jalen as an older, more experienced guy that’s been through a lot of battles, and we’ve got some very young, talented players in there with a chance to make a name for themselves,” Riley said previously. “It’s really, truly, ‘May the best man win.'”The coach definitely knows his stuff and has produced back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners (Mayfield, 2017; Murray, 2018). So, Riley will consider “feel” as well as how the players perform at camp. Lincoln Riley on Jalen Hurts starting at Oklahoma: ‘If he wins the job, then we’ll talk about that’ Lincoln Riley will take his time when it comes to naming the Sooners’ starting quarterback.In fact, Riley will even wait until after camp — even if he’d prefer to have it set in stone before then. Oklahoma running back Kennedy Brooks cleared in Title IX investigation, rejoins team, report says “It’s one of those things that when you know, you know,” Riley said Friday. “We evaluate stats, but it’s off a feel. It’s more than just the numbers. It’s the feel of the guy that’s gonna not only produce and play the best but also lead the best as well.”I’m not super experienced, but I’m experienced enough to know I’m darn sure not nailing it down right now. We’ll see how it unfolds.” “You get a lot more accurate snapshot of where these guys are really at, as camp unfolds,” Riley said during the school’s media day Friday. “I would prefer to (name a starter during camp) because then you’re able to get it out of the way, you’re able to start to focus your reps in on the starter and the team knows — everybody knows — and you can move on.”The third-year coach doesn’t want to rush the process, and has quite the competition playing for a spot under center. Related News NCAA changes transfer guidelines after increase in immediate eligibility waiverslast_img read more

Eli Manning sees coaching in his post-retirement life — just not in the NFL

first_img“I always really enjoy working with freshmen in high school and getting them to learn how to play quarterback at a higher level,” he said. “You see the difference when they come in that first day and leave four days later, and the growth that they’ve made in that time.”For now, though, Manning says he will take the year off and enjoy retirement. At some point, he expects to be involved in some capacity with the Giants, the organization for which he played his entire 16-year pro career.”Football is my love and passion,” Manning said. “It is all I’ve known for the last 25 years and all I’ve been doing. I don’t think I can stray too far away from that.” Now, he’s tucked away in Mississippi with his family, far away from the football fields and bright lights of New York, trying to figure out what’s next.Last week, the former Giants quarterback gave some insight when he joined 115 military members from across the globe and their families for an online Q&A. “I know one thing: I don’t want to be an NFL coach,” Manning said during a USO Zoom call (per ESPN). “I’ve seen what our coaches do and the hours they put in, and I enjoy being with my family and enjoy coaching some of their sports teams.”MORE: Sammy Watkins says he drank ‘every night’ while with BillsManning said he hasn’t even thrown a football since his retirement began. Instead, he’s spent his time with his four kids while he considers the possibilities for the next chapter in his life.”I really wanted to try to take a year off and just try to gather my bearings and get settled with my family and figure out what I want to do in that next chapter,” Manning said.Broadcasting could be an option. After all, his brother Peyton just turned down a lucrative offer to be in the “Monday Night Football” booth. It might be easier to start with figuring out what he doesn’t want to do, and he appears to have one thing at the top of that list.Manning ruled out coaching at the NFL level, but he also seemed intrigued by the possibility of coaching high schoolers. He has helped run the famous Manning Passing Academy with his family and gotten experience coaching that age range.  Eli Manning has been doing what many people have been doing these days: homeschooling his kids. He’s more than 12 years removed from leading the Giants over Tom Brady and the Patriots to win the Super Bowl in 2008, eight years removed from doing it again in 2012 and just a few months removed from taking the last snap of his NFL career. last_img read more

FAO strengthens collaboration with Guyana

first_imgIn his first official visit to Guyana, Assistant Director-General and FAO Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, Dr. Julio A. Berdegué, stated that his visit to the country is an indication of the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO’s) commitment to strengthening its collaboration with Guyana and working along with the Guyana Government to improve our agricultural sector.Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, Dr. Julio A. BerdeguéDr Berdegué indicated there are several reasons why the FAO intends to heighten its presence and relations with Guyana, chief among them being the recognition of Guyana’s potential as a food-producing magnate, and how it could help in curbing the growing food importation bill of the Caribbean Region.“Right now, the Caribbean is spending [$943 billion] US$4.5 billion each year, to buy food that it could be growing in the sub-region. Guyana is a fundamental part of the solution to this problem. Few other countries in the Caribbean, if any, have the production potential of Guyana. We are here to help the Government of Guyana, the farmers, the private sector, civil society to modernise this largely untapped potential, because it is critical not only to the benefit of this country, but for the welfare of the whole Caribbean region,” he said.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), Dr. Berdegué also indicated that the FAO’s goal is gearing the country and the Caribbean region towards eating healthier foods, as the issue of obesity and overweight affects more than 50 per cent of the Guyanese population.FAO Representative for Guyana, Gillian Smith“It’s not just about producing food, we need to make sure we are producing healthy foods for healthy diets. Because another thing which is literally killing the Caribbean population, the main source of death today in the Caribbean, are diseases associated with a runaway epidemic of overweight and obesity,” he continued. “Forty-nine per cent of the population of Guyana is overweight, 20 per cent of the population of this country is obese.”He used these statistics to highlight that while it is important to increase production, it is also essential that we are producing healthy foods which can help to nourish the population.He noted that our ability to produce these foods may be under threat due to the imposing effects of climate change. He explained that according to studies, by the year 2030, fifty per cent of the surface area of the Caribbean and Latin America will reach the critical threshold of 1.5 degrees higher temperature. As such, the FAO is committed to working with the Government of Guyana, the University of Guyana, and the Private Sector to find and implement real solutions to the threats faced by climate change.Meanwhile, FAO Representative for Guyana, Gillian Smith, explained that the organisation is working at the grassroots level to aid farmers in their production practices.“FAO is working with farmers particularly in the area of building their resilience, their resilience to climate change. Even with the production levels that we have, one of the things that we really want to work on is how to maintain and improve those, looking at climate-smart agricultural practices,” Smith said.The Government has been working on these climate smart agricultural practices. For example, in the community of Paruima — an Indigenous farming village in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni area of Guyana which was the beneficiary of a new shade house facility, a cassava seed bank, as well as training and support in climate-smart agricultural practices.last_img read more


first_imgYou can send your community news to info@donegaldaily.comThe second week of the Burtonport/Kincasslagh water safety weeks will begin this coming Monday morning 12th Aug @ the blockyard beach in Keadue from 10 – 12.30 and safety and rescue training for the more competent swimmers aged 11+ will take place daily from 1 @ the bridge in Cruit.Registration for the swim lessons which are suitable for children aged 3/4+ will be held from 9.30 @the blockyard on Monday 12th and registeration for safety and rescue training will take place at 1o clock at the bridge in Cruit. Cost 30 euro per child – family rates apply. Contact 0863836546 for additional details. DD LOCAL: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: August 6th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DD LOCAL: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more

49ers ‘Gold Digger Program’ not paying off on defense, yet

first_imgSANTA CLARA — A cleverly named “Gold Digger Program” is meant to reward 49ers defenders for exceptional plays and effort.For example, interceptions, in the rare instances they happen, would count. The daily prize is a gold-colored football emblazoned with defensive coordinator Robert Saleh’s mantras — “All Gas, No Brake” and “Extreme Violence.”The 49ers defenders haven’t lacked effort a week into training camp. But interceptions remain scarce, a replay of last season’s takeaway trauma that …last_img

San Miguel-Alab coasts to 8th win

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City AFP official booed out of forum Ancajas stops yet another challenger 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES Balkman fired 21 points while Josh Urbiztondo notched 17 points built on five triples as Alab rolled to its eighth win in 12 games to move within half a game off Thailand club Mono Vampire at third spot.Justin Brownlee also had another solid outing with 16 points and 10 rebounds while Ray Parks Jr. poured 16 points for Alab which now owns two road wins over the Slingers this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn another match, former PBA first round pick Keith Jensen powered CLS Indonesia Knights to an 82-72 victory over Westports Malaysia Dragons at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.Jensen, who replaced compatriot Rudy Lingganay, debuted with 18 points. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments The San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas partnership got off to a rousing start in the Asean Basketball League on Sunday.With Renaldo Balkman leading another balanced charge, Alab hammered out an 82-69 victory over the Singapore Slingers for its fifth straight win at OCBC Arena in Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more