10 thoughts on Kansas State

first_imgPhoto Attribution: USATSIPhoto Attribution: USATSIBOX SCORENot quite as satisfying as the 2011 thriller in Boone Pickens Stadium against K-State, was it?Let’s jump right into the 10 thoughts…1. First, a win is a win is a win[1. Unless it’s Bedlam, then it’s something bigger, usually.] but that wasn’t exactly the answer OSU fans wanted to the question “wait, is this team even close to as bad as it played at West Virginia?” The answer, apparently, is yes.Kansas State turned it over five times (to your one) and had 12 penalties (to your one) and played the majority of the game without, by far, its best player and, finally, played a quarterback who had four passing attempts on the season and you beat that team by four points.Is that something you’re excited about?Because I am not.2. I tweeted before JW’s game-winning drive that Gundy should go with Chelf for that drive.[1. Which, maybe I need to go back to hate-tweeting Walsh more often? He seems to play better like that.] OSU had zero first downs in the second half (through 24 minutes) and Walsh had looked just putrid throughout.So naturally he rolled out there and went 75 yards in six plays and tossed the game-winner. I still think Gundy should have gone with Chelf there — the end result of a decision is not a good determinant of whether or not that decision was the right one — just because of how bad Walsh had looked for most of the second half.I still think Walsh should be the starter but that leash is getting short, in my mind, not so much in Gundy’s.3. Three other notes on Walsh: his receivers give him zero help. The ball to Stewart in the first half was the best ball I’ve ever seen him throw (it could pretty easily be the best ball he’s ever thrown in his life) and Stewart just made a mess of it.On the flip side of that, I’ve never seen a QB at OSU consistently throw behind his targets like Walsh does. This, to me, is more disconcerting than his arm strength. He threw multiple balls today that could have easily been tipped and picked and one on the goal line that hid one of Kansas State’s defenders in the throat.Also, if you don’t think teams are stacking the box on Walsh, go back and watch his third-down run right before OSU kicked the field goal to go up 34-31. There’s just zero respect for Walsh beating teams with his arm and that handcuffs Yurcich’s ability to call plays in a big way.4. The worst part about these last two games is not how poorly OSU has played. The worst part is how poorly West Virginia and Kansas State — two of the five worst teams in the Big 12 (I think?) — have played and nearly defeated OSU twice. That should worry a team that has TCU, Texas, Tech, OU, and Baylor coming up.5. Leaving Chelf in at the goal line today was interesting. Walsh had to come out for a play because his helmet popped off but Gundy left #10 out there for an extra play and let him throw it into the endzone. It was almost like Gundy wanted him to throw a strike TD and Wally Pipp Walsh.My question is “what if he had thrown a TD?” Do you leave him out there for the next drive? Pull an Eddie Sutton and leave him out there until he makes one mistake (or perceived mistake)? Tell both of them to go to the locker room and just let Daxx go deep to Stewart over and over again until the game’s over? I really wish Chelf would have tossed one for six because there would have been a lot of questions afterwards.6. Gundy said this after the game:Gundy: “Two really good teams, a lot of fun to watch.” Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…….— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 5, 2013Gonna probably disagree on that one, coach. Maybe two really average (maybe bad?) teams and it was sort of mandatory to watch. But fun? No.7. With your season on the line with a four-point lead at home against a team that lost to a FCS team earlier this season, is this how you want your second-half drive chart to look?Screen shot 2013-10-05 at 7.00.59 PM8. Good comp for this game? How about the 2009 Mizzou game at home? OSU put up 351 yards of offense but picked Sunshine Gabbert three times (including a pick six). Zac threw one TD and Dan Bailey had four FGs. OSU scored 33 points. Today: Walsh had one passing TD, Grogan had four FGs, and OSU intercepted Sams three times and scored 33 points. Eerie. And that game for OSU (they were ranked No. 16 at the time) wasn’t exactly a harbinger of future success. Went 4-3 the rest of the way.9. Then there’s this… We like to make fun of the Horns’ struggles but they beat K-State by 10— Matt Amilian (@mattamilian) October 6, 201310. The bottom line is that this is not a very good team — probably an average one, maybe above average at best. It’s going to have to win, like it did today, with a great defense (seriously, a really, really good defense), multiple turnovers, and good special teams. That’s a bizarre thought as an OSU fan but it’s true. OSU’s ceiling continues to close in. Winning the Big 12 title, eight days ago they were the favorite, looks about 2,000 Brandon Weeden deep balls away right now. And if they continue to play like this offensively, they’ll be fighting to just somehow sneak into the Alamo Bowl.OSU is 4-1 and will likely rise in the polls next week (LOL) but if you think this is anywhere close to a good team, you would, unfortunately for us all, be wildly incorrect.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. 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a month agoFred confident he can make it with Man Utd

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fred confident he can make it with Man Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFred is confident he can make it with Manchester United.Fred emerged for his first league appearance of the campaign against Leicester earlier this month and has started two of the last three games but is yet to line up in a league fixture.Sources close to Fred have told the Manchester Evening News they view his first year in England as one of ‘adaptation’, since the Brazilian was taken aback by the demands of the Premier League after five years with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Premier League. Fred has already made arrangements to do extra conditioning to prepare him for a season where United could play over 60 matches.The differences between Ukrainian and English football have been described as ‘notorious’ and Fred, despite his experience, is understood to have found the day-to-day routine at United much harder than he experienced in the Ukraine or Brazil. last_img read more

8 days agoINSIDER: Juventus have beaten Barcelona for Velez Sarsfield teen Matias Soule

first_imgINSIDER: Juventus have beaten Barcelona for Velez Sarsfield teen Matias Souleby Carlos Volcano8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus have beaten Barcelona to a deal for Argentine teen Matias Soule.The Velez Sarsfield whiz has been likened to Barca star Lionel Messi.However, local reporter Gianluca Poggi told Calciomercato.it, “Soulé will sign for Juventus at the end of the year. “He’s a good player, left-sided, able to play as a playmaker, but also on the left side. “He has a good technique and a good sense of purpose.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Jordan Brand Has Signed Florida State’s Jalen Ramsey, Baylor’s Corey Coleman

first_imgJalen Ramsey celebrating with a Florida State teammate.CHESTNUT HILL, MA – SEPTEMBER 28: P.J. Williams #26 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates his interception with Jalen Ramsey #13 against the Boston College Eagles in the second half at Alumni Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Jordan Brand may have started on the hardwood but the company has inked an impressive lineup of NFL players in recent years. Two players who will hear their names called tonight just became the latest to join the Jordan family. Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey, a potential top-five pick, and Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman have signed with Jordan. Their arrival was announced with this very cool hype video.Jalen Ramsey and Corey Coleman were grinding all season. Now, they join the @jumpman23 family. #WEAREJORDAN https://t.co/BAihKNGQvl— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 28, 2016Other Jordan NFL players have included Andre Johnson, Dez Bryant, Charles Woodson, Dwight Freeney and others.last_img read more

RGD Stages Free Birth Registration Fairs

first_imgStory Highlights The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) will be hosting a series of registration fairs across the island over the next 18 months to facilitate persons who are without a birth certificate or those who may need to complete the process.The first in the series of fairs will be held on Wednesday (June 20) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Linstead Methodist Church in St. Catherine.Persons in Linstead and surrounding areas will be able to access late registration and late entry of name services, free of cost.“So, if you are not sure you were registered, never seen a copy of your birth certificate, have a birth certificate but no surname or name on it, then we will help you get an identity,” RGD’s Marketing and Planning Manager, Nicole Whyte, said in a JIS News interview.She explained that the staging of the fairs “is a drive to register all unregistered persons in Jamaica, as there are persons who are not accounted for – they do not have an identity; they were born but were never, ever registered”.She noted that there are also individuals who were registered but they were not named at birth.“So, there is no name at registration, just the sex of male or female, the date and where they were born. Also there are persons who were given a first name but no surname, and that is not acceptable now. We cannot print or generate a birth certificate without a name or surname on it, and so the registration process would be deemed incomplete in these instances,” she pointed out.Mrs. Whyte said that persons will be required to present whatever documents they possess that can be used as verification, in addition to completing a form.“If persons have access to their christening records, a marriage certificate, if any of their parents is deceased and they have the death certificate, immunisation card, or school records… whatever they have as proof of name or to substantiate who they say they are, will be accepted and used in the registration process,” she pointed out.She informed that for the late entry of name, the process takes four to six weeks for the birth certificate to be generated while the late registration takes a longer period, involving a lengthy, thorough process of searching records to ensure that persons were not previously registered.Highlighting the importance of registration, Mrs. Whyte pointed out that “it allows you to have an identity and that is how we are able to say this is ‘John Brown’, who was born to such parents at this particular place and date”.“The birth certificate is one of those first documents that you will need in order to get other documents. So you need a birth certificate in order to obtain a passport, tax registration number (TRN), to apply and get benefits from the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH); or for persons who are working and approaching retirement, they need their birth certificate in order to access their pension,” she noted.“So, if you know you were not registered, never seen a copy of your birth certificate, have a birth certificate but no surname or name is on it, then we are encouraging you to make use of this opportunity and get registered or complete the registration process free of cost at these upcoming fairs,” Mrs. Whyte urged.Persons who are already registered, but may need another copy of their birth certificate, can also access the service at a cost.For information on dates and locations of the fairs, members of the public can contact the RGD at 876-619-1260 or 749-0550. “So, if you are not sure you were registered, never seen a copy of your birth certificate, have a birth certificate but no surname or name on it, then we will help you get an identity,” RGD’s Marketing and Planning Manager, Nicole Whyte, said in a JIS News interview. The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) will be hosting a series of registration fairs across the island over the next 18 months to facilitate persons who are without a birth certificate or those who may need to complete the process. The first in the series of fairs will be held on Wednesday (June 20) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Linstead Methodist Church in St. Catherine. last_img read more

Tiger speaks to the media at Augusta

Tiger Woods answered questions Monday from a large gathering of reporters at Augusta National in preparation for The Masters, golf’s first major, which begins Thursday. It was the first time Woods spoke to the media, aside from a pair of brief, five-minute interviews with ESPN and The Golf Channel, since a sequence of events stemming from a Thanksgiving Day car accident revealed Woods’ involvement with a number of mistresses and his subsequent entry into rehab.Below is audio from Woods’ press conference. Tiger Woods at the Masters by The Lantern OSU read more

Anchor Point Residents Rally To Save Chapman School At Assembly Meeting

first_imgResidents are now asking the assembly to “step up” and help lessen the impact to local schools by funding to the max at the borough level. Pastor Roy Lovegrove from Anchor Point: “We do what we can with that little town, there are many problems. Our church tries to address it through our food bank and our drug addiction programs. But my theory is if you close that school down, you will kill the city.” Another to testify was Heidi Stokes, a teacher at Chapman school: “As you know, these budget proposals are devastating and create uncertain times for all Alaskans. This budget will negatively impact our schools ability to even stay open, let alone meet the needs of our students. Two thirds of my colleagues are at risk of losing their jobs today, not to their due to their non tenure status. Our ability to meet the needs of our students has been compromised should the governor’s budget be passed, education will suffer a blow that I feel will take decades to overcome.”  The current plan calls for cutting roughly $310 million from the state Department of Education and Early Childhood Development from the department’s current $1.3 billion budget. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District faces an unprecedented deficit of over $20 million dollars or more if the Governor’s proposed FY20 state budget is passed. Chapman School is located at Mile 157 on the Sterling Highway and serves approximately 130 students from pre-k through 8th grade. Chapman has 10.5 certified staff members, 4 itinerant certified staff, and 5.5 classified staff. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A number of Anchor Point parents, teachers, and residents testified at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting on Tuesday about the proposed cuts to education funding. One major area of concern is the fate of the Chapman School. Danielle from Anchor Point was the first to testify against the possible closure: “We have two children that go to Chapman school. For the first time ever my husband and I have talked about leaving not just leaving anchor point. But leaving the state. If education is not funded to the cap, I feel like Alaska will not only lose top rated schools, including Chapman, but will effectively be crippling or killing the small towns and communities across Alaska as families and educators move away.”last_img read more