TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fulham plot sensational triple swoop on Chelseaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham are being linked with a sensational triple swoop on Chelsea.The Daily Star says Maurizio Sarri has a bloated squad with a number of first-team players on the fringes under the Italian tactician.Gary Cahill, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are the three most high-profile players to have been frozen out.Cahill – out of contract at the end of the season – has been limited to seven appearances in all competitions, Drinkwater has not featured since the Community Shield defeat to Manchester City while Moses has started once all season.SW6 neighbours Fulham have been linked with the trio, who will be allowed to leave in the mid-season sales.
Spalletti satisfied with Inter Milan victory over Empoliby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti was satisfied with victory over Empoli. Keita Balde Diao’s goal proved enough at the Stadio Castellani to continue their positive streak.“There are games that can start going the wrong way if you don’t take the right approach,” he told Sky Sport Italia.“We weren’t sharp in the first half and didn’t spark enough moves down the flanks. It was better after the break, when Empoli got tired and we were able to create problems.“It’s a fundamental victory and I’d say a fair one too. Once again, we wasted chances and lost the ball cheaply, something we cannot afford to do, as we risk on the counter. In games like this, Empoli can analyse a good performance, but for a side like Inter, the only thing that matters is the result.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Chelsea midfielder Kante hungry to continue trophy streakby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante wants to win more trophies.The French midfielder has enjoyed a dream few years, winning two Premier League titles, the World Cup and other trophies.But he wants to win another FA Cup, after triumphing with the Blues in the competition last season.He is quoted by the Evening Standard as saying: “Does winning all those trophies give me the hunger to get more this season? Yes, of course. The last few years have provided some beautiful memories for me. “There have been beautiful achievements of winning titles with my team-mates. I hope to continue in the same way. “Even if we had ups and downs with Chelsea last year, because we didn’t get into the top four, we finished well with the FA Cup. “Following that, by winning the World Cup with the national team was a beautiful way to end 2017-18. I don’t know if if’s going to be my best year in football but for sure it will be something I will not forget.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown impresses in Luton winby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea loanee Izzy Brown played an important role in Luton Town ending their losing run against Blackburn Rovers over the weekend.The winger crossed for James Collins to score the Hatters’ opener for the 2-1 win.It was Brown’s ninth consecutive appearance for Luton this season, following up from playing 30 minutes in the 4-0 loss to Leicester City last week.The 22-year-old is enjoying his sixth spell on loan since joining Chelsea from West Bromwich Albion in 2013. TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham boss Pellegrini: We blew itby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini was frustrated after Saturday’s 2-1 home Premier League defeat by Crystal Palace.The Hammers created enough opportunities to win comfortably and scored an outstanding opener through Sebastien Haller, only for Palace to fight back and snatch victory through two set-piece goals – first when Declan Rice was penalised for handball, then when Jordan Ayew converted a VAR-confirmed goal from close range following a late free-kick.“It’s a disappointing result because we were ahead in the score and we had other clear chances to decide the game and two set pieces allowed Crystal Palace, who didn’t have any other shots from inside our box, to win the game with a penalty and a free-kick,” Pellegrini said.“I think we had three clear chances to score in the first half and also had a couple in the second, but you must score. You cannot just create chances; you must score.“We didn’t and we conceded an unnecessary penalty – when Declan goes to the ball, he must keep his hand back and his arm down. It was an instant reaction and the ball hit his hand – and then they scored after the VAR and we lost.”
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sampdoria coach Ranieri satisfied with Roma stalemateby Carlos Volcano4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri was satisfied with their 0-0 draw against Roma.It marked Ranieri’s first game in charge.“The lads worked very well in training, but you can only tell so much in that situation,” he told Sky Sport Italia.“Roma are a good team, they keep possession, but we wanted to push them towards the wings, as they are above all dangerous through the middle. We weren’t that interested in possession.”Ranieri celebrates his 68th birthday on Sunday and joked when asked about his surprise pick of Andrea Bertolacci.“I preferred to be called a wily old fox when I was young, as now it feels a little too close to home! Maybe you think I’m going senile…“I told Bertolacci to play as long as he could and then I’d bring in Albin Ekdal, who arrived very tired after international duty. I was satisfied with the midfield, combining experience with youth. I had wanted Bertolacci in a more advanced position, closer to Quagliarella, but after a while there were too many gaps and I asked him to remain back there to protect the defence.”
ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 – 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)Roquan Smith, a four-star linebacker out of Montezuma, Ga., has committed to Georgia. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound prospect pledged to UCLA on National Signing Day, but de-committed when the Bruins’ defensive coordinator, Jeff Ulbrich, left for a job with the Atlanta Falcons. Smith has opted not to sign a binding national letter of intent; he’s signed a financial aid agreement instead. Smith is ranked the No. 5 outside linebacker in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. Georgia’s 2015 class ranks No. 9 in the country and No. 5 in the SEC by 247 Sports. The Bulldogs now have 30 commitments in the class.
YouTubeIt didn’t take long for John Calipari to shoot down reports that he may be interested in the New Orleans Pelicans opening. Just minutes ago, we shared a report by NOLA.com’s John Reid, which said that Calipari “may be interested” in coaching former players Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans. Calipari didn’t waste any time in addressing it.Even though Anthony and Tyreke are in NOLA, I have no interest in the Pelicans or any other job. I have a great job and I’m happy at UK.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 19, 2015Coaches have made similar statements and still taken those jobs in the past, but considering the talent that Calipari brings in every year, and the recent reports of a generous contract extension, we fully expect Calipari to stay put.
MIAMI, FL – APRIL 21: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers adjusts his facemark during a break in action in the third quarter against the Miami Heat during Game Four of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on April 21, 2018 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)The Philadelphia 76ers have made a habit of selecting big men early in the past three NBA drafts, most recently Duke’s Jahlil Okafor. Joel Embiid, who was the team’s first overall pick in 2014, welcomed Okafor to the fold on Instagram this afternoon.Now all Embiid needs to do is hopefully stay healthy enough to join Okafor on the court.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has confirmed that the club are interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.The Wales international’s current contract at Emirates Stadium is due to expire at the end of the season, at which point he will become available on a free transfer .Ramsey had initially hoped to extend his contract at Arsenal but negotiations broke down, which has seen a number of top clubs around Europe linked with a move, including Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Juve. 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? And it seems that Juve are confident of landing the 28-year-old, with Paratici having confirmed that he is a player that the Serie A leaders are tracking.He told Sky Sports : “He’s a great player, he’s been at great levels for years and plays in a great team.”It [Ramsey’s contract] is due to expire and we are always attentive to the situations that can be created. Juve are on him. Will Ramsey play with us after July? This is all to be verified. For now, he is an Arsenal player.”Now that the January transfer window is open, Ramsey is free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with any potential suitors, but Arsenal do not plan to let him leave ahead of schedule this month .The 28-year-old has yet to make a final decision regarding his next destination, but did suggest that he was planning to leave when he spoke to the press back in October .Ramsey has racked up 353 appearances for the Gunners over the last decade, contributing 61 goals in the process and winning the FA Cup on three occasions.Under the club’s new Spanish boss Unai Emery the Welshman has retained a prominent role in the team, featuring 18 times in the first half of the 2018-19 campaign.Arsenal are currently fifth in the Premier League, two points behind Chelsea in fourth having played a game more, with a fight now on their hands to secure a place in next season’s Champions League.Next up for Emery’s men is a third-round FA Cup tie at Blackpool on Saturday, before a short trip across London to face West Ham in the league a week later.Ramsey is in line to feature once again this weekend, where he will be looking to add to his tally of three goals and six assists across all competitions this term.
Twitter/@BigTenNetworkESPN college football analyst Trevor Matich vehemently disagrees with LSU’s handling of Josh Boutte.Trevor Matich appeared on ESPN’s Mike & Mike today and called Josh Boutte’s cheap shot on the Wisconsin defensive back the “most cowardly” thing he’s ever seen in the sport.Trevor Matich holds nothing back on the hit LSU’s Josh Boutte made after D’Cota Dixon’s Int for Wisconsin.https://t.co/WLhSMQryb4— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) September 5, 2016LSU announced earlier today that Boutte will be suspended for the Tigers’ next game, a punishment that rings pretty hollow considering it’s a contest against an FCS team.Tigers’ head coach Les Miles said Boutte “made a mistake.”Matich thinks he should be suspended for a year.Strong comments by ESPN’s Trevor Matich, who said LSU’s Josh Boutte should be suspended all year. Matich sad treat it as non-football act.— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) September 5, 2016LSU is set to kick off against Jacksonville State on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on ESPNU.
Now, we wait.We wait to see if Italy, the host of the 2019 European Under-21 Championship, will fall at the first hurdle.The Azzurrini did what they had to do in Saturday’s must-win meeting with Belgium in Reggio Emilia, triumphing 3-1 with goals from Nicolo Barella, Patrick Cutrone and, almost inevitably, Federico Chiesa, but it wasn’t sufficient to secure top spot in Group A. 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? That honour goes to Spain, who routed Poland 5-0 in Bologna to secure their place in the semi-finals by virtue of the fact that they had the better goal difference in a three-way tie for top spot with their vanquished opponents and the Azzurrini.Italy had needed La Rojita to defeat the Poles – who had won both of their previous games – but not by more than two goals.As it stands, the Azzurrini, with their tally of six points and a goal difference of +3, now need results to go their way elsewhere so that they can progress as the best runner-up across all three groups.The wait will be agonising and might not end well for the hosts, given France and Romania need only draw their final game on Monday night to ensure both progress to the knockout stage with seven points apiece.Italian football fans have bitter memories of the ‘biscotto’, with an unlikely 2-2 draw between Sweden and Denmark at Euro 2004 having eliminated the senior squad and allowed both Scandinavian sides to progress.However, there was never any evidence anything untoward went on in Porto and besides, Italy, just like their Under-21 counterparts now, only have themselves to blame for even being in this position.Luigi Di Biagio and his side have essentially consigned themselves to possibly two days in purgatory for losing to a Poland team that Spain routed.Elimination would, thus, be hellish, particularly having overwhelmed La Rojita in their tournament opener in Bologna last weekend.To their credit, they also played with a similar intensity against the hapless Belgians.Crucially, they rediscovered the goalscoring touch which so frustratingly abandoned them against Poland.It took a while, though. Several chances were squandered before Barella atoned for the worst miss of all – an unmarked diving header from a central position – when he lashed in left-footed at the second attempt just moments before the break.Cutrone then doubled the Azzurrini’s advantage with a fine, glancing header from a Lorenzo Pellegrini cross eight minutes into the second half.Knowing that goal difference would be crucial to their hopes of securing the best runners-up place, the hosts continued to charge forward in charge of a third.Unfortunately for them, it was Belgian who struck next, with Yari Verschaeren finding the top right corner of Alex Meret’s goal with a sumptuous curling strike from outside the area.Italy kept coming, though, and deservedly restored their two-goal advantage when Chiesa cut inside from the left flank and whipped the ball home into the top corner with just over a minute of normal time remaining.The goal was originally disallowed for offside but VAR intervened. The wait was excruciating.But nothing compared to what now awaits the Azzurrini and their coach, Di Biagio, who will come under serious pressure to step down if such a talented squad fails to even make the knockout stage of a tournament staged on home soil.In fairness to the former midfielder, his cause was hardly helped by Nicolo Zaniolo and Moise Kean turning up late for a team meeting on the day of the game.Zaniolo wouldn’t have played anyway, as he was suspended, but Di Biagio had already confirmed that Kean would start, so it was a big call for the coach to omit his star player for a game of such importance.The Juventus sensation could have aided the Azzurrini’s bid to boost their goal difference, certainly late on.As it was, though, Kean’s absence didn’t make a difference in terms of determining the outcome of the group.Captain Roland Mandragora said beforehand, “We need a victory and then, we can only hope for the best.”They got their victory in Reggio Emilia. It wasn’t enough to take spot. And is unlikely to earn them a place in the last four.Hope really is all they have left now.
Juventus new boy Matthijs de Ligt has laughed off claims that he chose to move to Turin for the money.It had been claimed in some quarters that the defender, who moved to the Serie A champions from Ajax in a €75 million (£67m/$84m) deal this week, turned down a switch to Paris Saint-Germain because he wanted to earn more than Kylian Mbappe. The 19-year-old dismissed those rumours as ‘insane’.The former Ajax stopper said he relied on controversial super-agent Mino Raiola to handle the business side of the game, while he made his decisions purely for footballing reasons. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “I tried to shut myself off [from speculation] as much as possible,” De Ligt told AD , “but you always get something with it.“The most insane message I read was that I wouldn’t go to PSG because I wanted to earn more money than Mbappe. What nonsense.“[Money] played no role for me. Everyone who knows me knows that too.“Mino is my agent, he deals with the business side of things, but that came only after my my sporting choice was made. Money has never been leading.”The Netherlands international had previously denied that Cristiano Ronaldo was an influence on his decision to move to Italy , instead saying that the Italian defensive tradition swayed him to choose Juve, amid interest from Barcelona and Manchester United as well as PSG.He said that any pressure from his move to the Bianconeri would come from the club’s status and not from his fee, the third-highest ever paid for a teenager.He said his experience at Ajax, the club he skippered to the Champions League semi-finals, eliminating Juventus along the way, would stand him in good stead for the challenges that await.“Don’t worry, [pressure is] always there at clubs like this,” he continued.“And a transfer fee is just a given. At such large clubs as Juventus those price tags do not play a role.“Of course, it is nice to come in after the season with Ajax, including the match here in Turin.“But that is in the past and will no longer count when I stand here on the field. Juventus has many good defenders, we will all have to work.”
Tiemoue Bakayoko is looking for an escape route from Chelsea on loan once again but the Blues are dissatisfied with the offers put forward by Monaco.The 25-year-old’s entourage was in the principality on Tuesday to try to find a breakthrough but Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia will not accept the current proposals.The Blues signed Bakayoko for £40 million ($49m) in 2017 from Monaco and are hoping to make most of their money back in any sale of the player. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? AC Milan had the option to buy Bakayoko for €35m (£32m/$39m) in their loan arrangement last season but decided against it after failing to qualify for the Champions League.Monaco, who are also thought to be interested in Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina, are not keen on including a big redemption clause after Paris Saint-Germain were the latest club to decide against signing the once-capped France international. PSG opted to sign Everton’s Idrissa Gueye for £30m ($36m) instead and Bakayoko is now hopeful that he can return to his former club in Ligue 1.Galatasaray were also keen on signing Bakayoko but the Turkish Super Lig was deemed not a good enough showcase for his talents.Granovskaia has sanctioned loan moves for Davide Zappacosta to Roma and Danny Drinkwater to Burnley to try to showcase their value, thus increasing any future asking price.Neither arrangement has an option to buy, but it is hoped that positive performances will raise interest in their loanees.Chelsea are likely to allow Bakayoko to do the same eventually should no concrete proposal to sell him come along before the European transfer deadline on September 2, with his £120,000-a-week wages off-putting to certain clubs.Blues manager Frank Lampard has spoken about the futures of both Bakayoko and Zappacosta, the latter of whom has arrived in Rome and is having his medical on Wednesday.”Yes, it is similar with both players,” Lampard said of Bakayoko and Zappacosta in a press conference last week.”They obviously haven’t both started this season for us or had minutes. Both have shown great application and not been a problem. The decision will be what’s best for us as a club and them individually.”As reported by Goal in June, Reece James has been given the chance to deputise at right-back with Zappacosta set to depart. Lampard is a huge fan of the 19-year-old and he is just one of many youngsters set to get their chance at Stamford Bridge this season.Meanwhile, Lampard deems Bakayoko as surplus to requirements with options such as N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley and Mason Mount at his disposal.The Blues will also look to offload Lucas Piazon and Baba Rahman before the end of the European deadline next month.
ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during warmups before the college football game against the Florida Gators at AT&T Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh is one of the most-prominent coaches in college football. Few – if any – in the sport have received more coverage and attention than Harbaugh over the past couple of years.The results in Ann Arbor, Mich. have yet to match the hype, though. Michigan has yet to win the Big Ten under Harbaugh and the Wolverines’ record against their rivals is a poor one.Michigan is winless against Ohio State and has defeated Michigan State just once.Harbaugh, speaking at Big Ten Media Days, was asked about his inability to beat the Buckeyes and the Wolverines.His answer was pretty short.“Improvement will lead to success, will lead to championships,” he told reporters.Jim Harbaugh asked about being most hyped coach in college football & not finishing in top 2 in Big Ten East & 1-5 vs. OSU/MSU. How will he meet expectations? Harbaugh’s entire response: “Improvement will lead to success will lead to championships— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 23, 2018Well, that’s one way to answer that question. We’ll see if Michigan has more success against its rivals this season. The Wolverines, with Shea Patterson behind center, could be primed to do just that.
NASHVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Ole Miss Rebels at Vanderbilt Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Florida, the No. 14 team in the country, is in all sorts of trouble at Vanderbilt this afternoon. The Gators are on serious “upset alert” approaching halftime.It’s Vanderbilt 21, Florida 3 with about 7 minutes to play in the second quarter.The Gators are understandably frustrated. Unfortunately, they appear to be taking it out on some Commodores’ players in unacceptable fashion.Watch it here:Florida down 21-3 to Vanderbilt, so they are turning to WWE moves to take out their frustration. pic.twitter.com/dtWJyKWnwc— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) October 13, 2018That’s not OK.Here’s another look:Florida LB Vosean Joseph has a future in professional wrestling. pic.twitter.com/Q2diTgeYz1— Nick Bromberg (@NickBromberg) October 13, 2018Yikes.Florida and Vanderbilt are playing on ESPN.
BLOOMINGTON, IN – OCTOBER 14: Indiana Hoosiers cheerleaders perform during the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Bob Skoronski was a standout Indiana football player, and later, a star for the Green Bay Packers. He passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 84.Skoronski unfortunately suffered from Alzheimer’s disease late in his life. The Packers announced the news of his passing on Tuesday afternoon:Bob Skoronski, offensive captain of the Vince Lombardi teams that won a record-tying three straight NFL championships in the 1960s and one of only nine players to play on all nine of Lombardi’s teams in Green Bay, died Tuesday morning in a suburb outside Madison, Wis. Skoronski, 84, died of Alzheimer’s disease.Bob Skoronski was a team captain for Indiana football, and the team’s MVP in 1955.From Indiana:Former Indiana offensive lineman and IU Athletics Hall of Famer Bob Skoronski died on Monday in Fitchburg, Wis. He was 84 years old.Skoronski played for the Hoosiers from 1953-55, served as team captain in 1954 and was named Indiana’s Most Valuable Player in 1955. He earned induction into the IU Athletics Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 1982, where he was the keynote speaker at the ceremony.According to an archived post from The Milwaukee Sentinel from when the Packers singed Skoronski, the team’s 1956 fifth-round pick, he also recovered eight opposing fumbles for the Hoosiers and played upwards of 50 minutes per game, indicating that he was a two-way player.Skoronski was the only Packer to play on every Vince Lombardi team. He started at left tackle for most of his 11-year career, winning five NFL Championships, the first two Super Bowls, and making a Pro Bowl in 1966.He is both an Indiana University and Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer.
CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 15: Quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 hands off to running back Adam Choice #26 of the Clemson Tigers during the Tigers’ football game against the Georgia Southern Eagles at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)One of the top matchups this weekend is Saturday night’s ACC tilt between No. 2 Clemson and No. 17 Boston College. The Tigers need to win to stay undefeated while BC is looking to put the nation on notice.The environment in Chestnut Hill should be electric. ESPN’s College GameDay will be on campus.Additionally, it is a prime time kickoff.JUST IN: Special message from @KirkHerbstreit on the location of the set for @CollegeGameDay Saturday at BC!Also check out the release for IMPORTANT details regarding parking and everyone’s favorite topic, tailgating!https://t.co/qSmLaCebt7#WeAreBC pic.twitter.com/3qgZiUPET8— BC Football (@BCFootball) November 6, 2018As for the game itself, ESPN’s panel of analysts unveiled its picks earlier today. Sixteen experts chimed in with their prediction.All 16 analysts have picked Clemson to win.Most of them don’t expect the game to be close either. Only four of them think it will be within two scores.Only one writer (Jake Trotter) is picking Clemson by single-digits.Clemson-BC was one of four games the ESPN analysts predicted this week. You can see their full list of picks here.Clemson and Boston College will kick off at 8 p.m. ET Saturday night from Alumni Stadium.ABC will broadcast the contest, with Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor on the call.
30 Oct 1999: A general view of the cloudly sky and the packed stadium taken during the game between the Kansas State Wildcats and the Baylor Bears at Wagner Field in Manhattan, Kansas. The Wildcats defeated the Bears 48-7. Mandatory Credit: Elsa Hasch /AllsportA legendary college football head coach might have coached his final game this evening.Kansas State lost to Iowa State for the first time in a decade, as the Cyclones rallied from a big deficit to topple the Wildcats, 42-38.This might’ve been the final game of Bill Snyder’s career.There has been rampant speculation about iconic Kansas State coach’s future and many around the program believe it’s time to move on.“Let the Snyder watch begin,” tweeted college football insider Pete Thamel.Let the Snyder watch begin. https://t.co/C3be8nQ6G1— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 25, 2018Associated Press college football writer Ralph D. Russo believes it’s time for Kansas State to make a change.What a job by Iowa State.Time for change at K-State. https://t.co/tHVYk6CBqC— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) November 25, 2018Kansas State finished the year 5-7, missing a bowl game for the first time in a long time.K-State finishes at 5-7. This is K-State’s first season with fewer than six wins under Bill Snyder since 2005.— David Scott Fritchen (@DScottFritchen) November 25, 2018Stay tuned.
PISCATAWAY, NJ – NOVEMBER 19: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions holds his team back as they prepare to take the field against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Although Doug Nester seemed well on his way to joining Ohio State, it appears the four-star recruit is not ready to make his official move.The Buckeyes already have Nester’s commitment, but he’s not going to sign with the program just yet. With the Buckeyes undergoing an overhaul to their coaching staff, it makes sense for recruits to take their time.Ryan Day understands the important of retaining recruits that committed under Urban Meyer, which is why he’s prioritizing keeping Nester in Columbus.Perhaps the talented offensive lineman wants to establish a strong relationship with the new coaching staff before signing his letter of intent.Nester is listed as the No. 5 offensive guard in the 2019 class, per 247Sports.Considering that he is not officially a member of Ohio State, Penn State and other elite programs are scheduling visits with the four-star recruit.From Lettermen Row:The rumors about a potential firing of Urban Meyer made it easy for other schools to capitalize on Nester’s own, natural doubts. Though he made multiple treks to Columbus over the course of the season, he also stopped in at Virginia Tech and Penn State, though both of those trips were written off as nothing more than him accompanying teammates.Yet those two schools and Georgia are almost certainly going to receive an official visit from Nester in the next three weeks. He took his official visit to Ohio State the weekend after Meyer retired and spent his first real time with Ryan Day then. But that continues to be the biggest holdup in completely cementing his commitment.It’ll be interesting to see if the Nittany Lions can pry Nester away from the Buckeyes. After all, James Franklin has shown that he’s an excellent recruiter during his time in Happy Valley.Stay tuned.[Lettermen Row]