As mass exodus of players nears, 2 vital coaches join

first_imgLOS ANGELES – Come Jan. 2, when the Wisconsin football team emerges from its month-long hibernation to take the field for the 98th Rose Bowl Game against Oregon, it’ll be easy to get caught up in what the Badger offense will be losing on the field next season.Quarterback Russell Wilson, wide receiver Nick Toon, fullback Bradie Ewing and guard Kevin Zeitler – four players, who together share a bushel of awards (and two badges of captaincy) – will be concluding their final years of eligibility.Meanwhile, running back and Heisman finalist Montee Ball, along with All-American center Peter Konz, are mulling over early exits to the NFL.But behind the scenes – AKA the sidelines – are two departures that won’t easily be replaced and could thus have long-term implications.Just before the Christmas holiday, UW offensive coordinator Paul Chryst, long sought after by other schools, accepted the head coaching position at Pittsburgh. And in the days that followed it was also announced that he would take offensive line coach Bob Bostad with him.While plenty of Badger fans will certainly grieve over the loss of the above-mentioned athletes, Chryst and Bostad have acted as major pillars in Wisconsin’s recent record book-altering success at offense.Chryst is in his sixth year as the school’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and is in his seventh year overall as an assistant at Wisconsin while Bostad is in his fourth year as UW’s offensive line coach and sixth season overall at Madison. He was also named the team’s run-game coordinator in 2007.Under Chryst’s command, the 2010 and 2011 UW offenses have been two of the three most productive units in school history, putting forth 445.2 (third best) and 466.9 (a school-best, but with one game remaining) yards per game. Wisconsin’s 2011 and 2010 offenses are also Nos. 1 and 2 in school history in points per game.Chryst has produced Wisconsin’s two most efficient signal-callers in Scott Tolzien and Russell Wilson, who also go Nos. 1, 2 in single-season completion percentage and swap spots for single-season passer efficiency rating, respectively.All in all, in coaching Tolzien, Wilson and John Stocco, the ten most efficient seasons a UW quarterback has put forth had Chryst overseeing the position in four of them.“It’s a true testament to coach Chryst and the rest of the coaching staff,” Toon said of the team’s talent on offense. “I think they do a great job of finding things that we can take advantage of every week and highlighting everyone’s individual strengths.”Among the rest of the staff, Bostad has played a large role in keeping the offense a scoring machine over the past few years as well.In his four years manning the Wisconsin line – a traditionally successful unit throughout the school’s history – he’s delivered four first-team All-Americans, all of which have come in the last two years. Gabe Carimi – who also won the Outland Trophy – and John Moffit earned that recognition in 2010 while Konz and Zeitler followed suit in 2011.Given the fact that Bostad has not been in charge of the line for long and has been able to produce award-winners and NFL prospects out of those who played for him for the majority of their college careers, the trend seems to suggest he could continue to produce premier blockers on a regular basis.Bostad is certainly one of the nation’s best at coordinating the trenches, and he’ll surely be missed by those who began their college careers with him.Travis Frederick, a redshirt sophomore guard who could one day earn awards similar to his teammates, said he was disappointed, but understood, Bostad’s decision to leave UW. Nevertheless, he believes that what he learned from his coach will stick throughout the years.“I think he’s certainly made me a better player,” he said. “He may be one of the best offensive line coaches in the nation and, like I said, he’s going to be missed, but the things he taught me are really going to stick.“He just knows so much. If your step is two inches too far or if your hands are three inches outside – everything comes down to detail. We watch a play 20 or 30 times sometimes just to go over and find a little details in everything and I think that’s one of the best things he does.”Bostad is probably the biggest prize Chryst could have plucked from the Badgers, which is overall, a well-staffed program. Chryst’s success at Wisconsin led him to be considered as one of college football’s hottest up-and-coming coaches for several years and he’s opted to stay at Madison in the face of new opportunities before.But when asked about his decision to offer Bostad a spot at Pittsburgh, Chryst found himself talking at length about how fortunate he was to have coached alongside the kind of staff the Badgers have had over his tenure at Wisconsin.Chryst knows a good amount of the offense’s success over the years is attributable to his colleagues along the sideline and is also of the opinion that he’s earned an unfair amount of the subsequent acclaim.“It’s not me, I think I’ve been a part of [the success], but it’s a group effort with coaches and with players,” Chyst said. “Really, I’ve been lucky. Sometimes I think I feel like I’ve been put in the position of a quarterback, you know: when you’re having success and you get a little too much credit.”“I feel proud of it (his work)… but it’s such a group effort.”last_img read more

Lineker To Conduct World Cup Final Draw

first_imgPhoto Credit: FIFA RelatedWorld Cup Draw: Host Lineker Reveals Nigeria In Group Of Death In Mock VersionNovember 24, 2017In “National Team”7 World Cup Legends To Assist Lineker For Russia 2018 DrawNovember 21, 2017In “FIFA”Gary Lineker Brands Maradona ‘A Laughing Stock’ After Celebrations Against NigeriaJune 27, 2018In “FIFA” Legendary World Cup striker Gary Lineker has been picked to conduct the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final Draw scheduled for the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow on December 1.Lineker, who won the adidas Golden Boot at Mexico 1986 and is a TV Presenter, will be ably supported by Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya and eight draw assistants including Russian football legend Nikita Simonyan.The other seven and the presenters of the show will be unveiled in the coming days.Speaking on his role, Lineker said: “As a player, I was fortunate enough to take part in the World Cup finals on two occasions. It is quite special to be involved in yet another tournament — now on the stage, unveiling the results of the draw. I have been on the other side, waiting to find out my opponents, and I know how exciting this occasion is.”On the invitation extended to Lineker, FIFA Deputy Secretary General Zvonimir Boban said: “We at FIFA are really pleased that Gary has accepted our invitation and that he will be with us for such an important occasion for the world of football. Following a football career as a legendary goalscorer, which was marked with a burning passion for the game, Gary continued in the same light as a football expert. His honest and open views together with his in-depth knowledge of the game greatly enrich the world of football journalism. It is therefore an honour that Gary will conduct the Final Draw for the World Cup in Russia.”Komandnaya also spoke about the World Cup. She said: “The draw is an extraordinary time.”“Millions of fans are holding their breath, hoping their dreams will come true. It’s the time when the World Cup officially begins.“I believe that football is a universal language, capable of bringing people together from all around the world. And it’s the time when all of us can speak football. I’m so thrilled to have the chance to help conduct one of the greatest sports events. I want to show fans how beautiful my country is and how excited we are to host the World Cup. We are so passionate about what we do, and about football. Believe me, it will be a truly extraordinary event.” she added.last_img read more

Tesla’s Solar Slowdown

first_imgSunrun is closing in on Tesla’s SolarCity as the nation’s top residential solar installer, all but erasing a huge advantage that SolarCity had just three years ago. The New York Times reports that SolarCity is currently installing 9.3% of the new residential photovoltaic (PV) systems in the U.S., followed by Sunrun with 9%. In 2015, SolarCity had a third of the market and Sunrun could claim 5%. SolarCity was founded in 2006 by brothers Peter and Lyndon Rive. It was acquired two years ago by Tesla, which is run by their cousin Elon Musk. Both SolarCity and Sunrun are headquartered in California.RELATED ARTICLESProduction of Tesla’s Solar Roof Tiles Bogs DownTesla Reported Closer to Solar Panel LaunchTesla Begins Solar Roof ProductionAn Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems Tesla’s non-car battery business is booming, The Times said, but its solar installations have declined sharply. Allison Mond, a senior analyst at Wood Mackenzie, said, “Tesla’s residential solar business is in rapid decline as the company has cut many sales channels.” Tesla has other issues. Separately, Bloomberg reported that Tesla has acknowledged another delay in producing large numbers of its glass-topped solar roofing tiles. Three months after saying that Tesla would ramp up production of the tiles by the end of the year, Musk cited the “complexity” of the project and said the company would increase production “more quickly during the first half of 2019.” Musk announced the launch of the “solar shingle” project almost two years ago. Unlike conventionally racked solar panels, the building-integrated photovoltaic tiles take the place of roofing shingles. Solar cells are covered by a sheet of tempered glass that can be manufactured to look like another material — clay roofing tiles, for example, or slate. The tiles aren’t cheap — more than twice the cost of an asphalt roof with solar panels, according to Bloomberg’s estimate — but they also are much less obtrusive. In a call to discuss third-quarter earnings last week, Musk said the company is still tinkering with the design and installation process for the tiles. “That’s quite a long development cycle because anything that’s roof has got to last 30 years,” Musk said, according to Bloomberg. “There’s a lot of engineering — not just in the tile, but in the way it’s done.” Still, the company reported a third-quarter profit of $311.5 million, compared with a loss of $619.4 million a year ago. Tesla was able to report that sales of its electric cars were better than expected. That sent the price of its stock up sharply.last_img read more

Podcasts Dead? One Billion Podcast Subscriptions Beg To Differ

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#Apple#iTunes#now#Podcast readwrite Every once in a while, you hear some wag somewhere say “podcasts are so dead.” We’d have to shake our heads and wonder at those expert commentaries, then, when we hear Apple announcing their one billionth podcast subscription in iTunes yesterday.That’s one billion subscribers listening to eight million episodes of 250,000 podcasts, according to MacWorld.Instead of listening to the naysayers, then, you should find yourself a podcast to listen to instead.Do you still listen to podcasts? What’s your favorite? Let us know in the comments. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…center_img Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Applast_img read more

Estrella shines as Mapua stuns Perpetual in battle of also-rans

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9301:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games NU, UP dominate their way to finals berths in UAAP badminton For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The senior guard fired nine of his 22 points in the payoff period, to go with four rebounds, four assists, and a steal in the win.“During our last huddle, coach was telling us that this is for JP (Nieles). He gave his all and that happened, so we didn’t let this game go,” shared Estrella as the team dedicated the win to their teammate JP Nieles, who hurt his left knee with 5:16 left in the fourth quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMapua faced a 64-57 deficit halfway through the fourth quarter, but Estrella scored seven of the Cardinals’ last 11 points, none bigger than his go-ahead trey at the top of the key with 20.6 seconds to go to give his side a 74-71 lead.GJ Ylagan tried to tie the game, but his trey went in-and-out, which led to Leo Gabo scoring the dagger layup with 10.6 ticks on the clock. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  The Scores:MAPUA 76 – Estrella 22, Buñag 19, Victoria 14, Aguirre 9, Gabo 6, Raflores 6, Jimenez 0, Nieles 0, Orquina 0, Pelayo 0.PERPETUAL 71 – Ylagan 22, Pido 18, Eze 15, Sadiwa 5, Yuhico 5, Lucente 4, Dagangon 2, Clemente 0, Coronel 0, Mangalino 0, Tamayo 0.Quarters: 22-17, 38-42, 55-55, 76-71. MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christian Buñag chimed in 19 markers and 14 boards, while Laurenz Victoria got 14 points, nine rebounds, and five assists for Mapua.The Cardinals moved up to ninth place in the team standings with their 3-12 card.Perpetual suffered its fifth straight defeat and fell down to 4-11 in the battle of also-rans.Ylagan topped the Altas with 22 points and six rebounds, while Keith Pido got 18 markers and six boards.Prince Eze tallied 15 points and 14 rebounds in the losing effort.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Mapua’s Andoy Estrella. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith nothing to lose, Mapua pulled off a 76-71 stunner over Perpetual to nab its first streak in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Andoy Estrella once again didn’t shy away from the spotlight, drilling the game-tying floater and the go-ahead trey in the final minute to hand the Cardinals their third win in 15 games this season.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Ceres eyes another celebration at home

first_imgBSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Panaad Stadium hopes to host another celebration after playing witness to Ceres-Negros’ historic run in the AFC Cup. —STEPHEN ANG/CONTRIBUTORBACOLOD CITY—Three days removed from its historic victory in the AFC Cup, Ceres-Negros shifts its focus back on the Philippines Football League (PFL) as it collides with rival Global-Cebu in an all-Visayas encounter on Saturday.Kickoff for the biggest match of the season so far is at 4 p.m. at Panaad Stadium, where Ceres will also parade the returning Stephan Schrock and Spanish winger Antonio Bello.ADVERTISEMENT Will break favor BaliPure, Power smashers? The Busmen, who reached the AFC Cup Asean zonal finals at the expense of Malaysian champions Johor Darul Ta’zim last Wednesday, are actually making their home debut.It will be the first of four meetings this season for the two clubs, but Global skipper Misagh Bahadoran vowed there won’t be any letup from his side with the match coming just four days after its heartbreaking loss to Home United in the AFC Cup zonal semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We have a chance to move on from the loss in the AFC Cup,” said Bahadoran. “Ceres is a good team and they always bring out the best in our team so it’s going to be a good match.”While the Busmen are riding high on their historic achievement, Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic reminded his players that they’d be facing a Global squad that had dealt Ceres some painful defeats. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “Global is one of the stronger teams in the PFL,” said Vidakovic.last_img read more

Positions Vacant!

first_imgAre you looking for a thrilling career in the sports industry? Touch Football Australia (TFA) is seeking suitably qualified applicants for positions in our Western Australia, Northern Territory and Victoria office. Please click on the respective jobs below to open the Position Description.Events and Competitions Coordinator (Western Australia)Applications for this opportunity close at 5.00pm (AEDT) on Wednesday, 1 March 2017.Part Time Events and Competitions Coordinator (Victoria) Applications for this opportunity close at 5.00pm (AEDT) on Wednesday, 1 March  2017.For further information or to lodge your application for these career opportunities, please email [email protected] Operations Manager (Northern Territory) Applications for this opportunity close at 5.00pm (AEDT) on Wednesday, 15 March  2017.Sport Operations Coordinator (South Australia)Applications for this opportunity close at 5.00pm (AEDT) on Wednesday, 15 March  2017.For further information or to lodge your application for this career opportunity, please email [email protected] LinksPositions Vacantlast_img read more

10 months ago​Robertson deflects praise to Liverpool teammate Clyne

first_img​Robertson deflects praise to Liverpool teammate Clyneby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool full back Andy Robertson is not one to have an inflated ego.And despite praise from then Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho after Liverpool’s 3-1 win over the Red Devils, Roberston was in a graceful mood.He preferred to talk up his teammates for their impressive performances in the league win.He said of Mourinho’s comments after the game that he ran all day: “It is just part and parcel of my game, I will keep on going until the end.”I got a bit of space, particularly second half and the gaffer is always banging on to me and Trent, more so this season, that we have to be more involved and I was just tried to do that.”Special mention goes to Clyney today, being out for so long and my God, he done brilliant. He has had his struggles with injury but he put in a first-class performance and that just sums up our squad at the minute.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoSouthampton, Man City target Leeds youngster Jack Clarke

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton, Man City target Leeds youngster Jack Clarkeby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United have warned suitors off teenage starlet Jack Clarke.Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has joined Manchester City rival Pep Guardiola in showing interest in the 18-year-old Clarke because of his storming debut campaign for Leeds.But Leeds are adamant academy-product Clarke is not for sale and want the winger to grow with them, hopefully next season in the Premier League, reports the Mirror.Leeds have shown their faith in Clarke by handing him the biggest contact for an Under-18 player in their history and his deal has three years left to run. last_img