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in Allgemein 10.04.2018 15:00
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AUSTIN, Texas -- Charlie Strong may be coaching his last game at Texas.With a 16-20 record in three seasons, Strong has been told his future will be evaluated after Fridays regular-season finale at home against TCU. That comes against the backdrop of multiple media reports that the decision to fire him has already been made.Strong said this week he hopes thats not the case, and that school administrators have promised him a full season before evaluating his future.And, he said, he most certainly wants to come back . He has two years left on a contract that pays him more than $5 million per year.I look at the job that this staff has done and I look at the players that they have put in place and I look at just how far we have come. The wins and losses, they dont stack up, but still, you are looking at a young football team and a team that, when you get everything back in place for the upcoming year, its got a lot of talent, Strong said.Strong said he hopes beating TCU would work in his favor, but school President Greg Fenves, who been an strong advocate for the coach this season, has remained silent since Texas lost at lowly Kansas last week.A win would make the Longhorns bowl eligible, marking a slight improvement over last season. But thats a big part of the problem. He was hired to bring Texas back to the top of the Big 12. That Texas has to fight just to make a bowl game is not where Longhorns fans expect their program to be.You asked this guy to come in and change the culture and hes done that, senior linebacker Tim Cole said. Im telling you, hes going to be pay dividends for this program, for this fan base. Hes going to build a dynasty here.TCU coach Gary Patterson, who handed Strong two of his most humiliating losses the past two seasons, is also trying to push his team to a bowl game in what has been a disappointing season. He expects the Longhorns to bring an emotional effort Friday.Theyll be playing for their coach, Patterson said. Thats such a big motivator.Some things to watch for when the Longhorns (5-6, 3-5 Big 12) meet the Horned Frogs (5-5, 3-4):DONTAS MARCHTexas running back DOnta Foreman is having one of the best rushing seasons in school history and is approaching 2,000 yards. Hes one of three finalists for the Doak Walker Award given to the nations top running backs. But hes also coughed up some key fumbles, including a late one against Kansas that set-up the game-tying drive.INCONSTENT QUARTERBACKSTexas Shane Buechele finally had a freshman-like game at Kansas, throwing a pick-six interception and another in overtime that set up the Jayhawks winning field goal. TCUs Kenny Hill has thrown 12 interceptions and was pulled from last weeks blowout home loss to Oklahoma State.TURPIN TORNADOThe Horned Frogs KaVonte Turpin ripped Texas with four touchdowns in a 50-7 win last season. He missed four games this season with an injury, but has 13 catches and a touchdown in the last three games.MISSING MALIKTexas middle linebacker Malik Jefferson missed most of the last two games with a head injury. His coaches hope their second-leading tackler, who has 4+ sacks, can return this week.STRONGS EXITStrongs players love him. More than 50 showed up for his Monday news conference, and theyve put him on their shoulders after big wins before. Strong may get carried off again, win or lose, on Friday by a group of players who see him as much of a father figure as a coach.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 Nike Free 5.0 Flyknit Mens . -- Brandon Jennings made the most of his first game with the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. Nike Free Run 2 Sale . The Celtics closed out their first preseason under Stevens on Wednesday night with a 101-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, who rested a lot of their lineup including former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. http://www.nikefreeclearanceoutlet.com/ . On June 12, just as the sun sets on the magnificent historical city of Sao Paulo the inventors, innovators and purveyors of “joga bonitowill” open their campaign. The opponent, Croatia and all its football might and will. As opposites do attract we are set for a corker of an opener. Nike Free 4.0 V3 Womens . Bryant, who signed a five-year, $34 million contract as a free agent with Cleveland in March, reported symptoms on Monday morning, a team spokesman said. Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit Mens . -- Three close looks at the bucket, three misses.Seven-time British champion and Belle Vue Aces captain Scott Nicholls gives us his verdict on the opening weeks of the new season. Nicholls returns to action in Wednesday nights clash with Lakeside, live on Sky Sports 2 HD from 7.30pm, and he offers a behind-the-scenes view into the Aces preparations...Its been a frustrating start to the season not being able to ride at our new home, but there was a problem with the base which was having an effect on the track and it just wasnt settling in. Combine that with the fact theyve had an awful winter and theyve just run out of time getting it done. I guess hindsight is a wonderful thing and if they could turn back time maybe they would have done things differently, but obviously they desperately wanted to get the track and the stadium ready for grand opening. It should have been an amazing event but the track wasnt right. Weather had got the better of them, the material was wet and they desperately tried to get the meeting on but it just wasnt right. Subsequently since then theyve worked on the track continuously. There had been too much damage done in trying to get things ready for the opener and they had to re-group a little bit. Theyve re-laid half the track again and that went down last Wednesday morning and they completed the track and the guys were out practicing on it in the afternoon. I personally have not ridden on it but Ive heard good reports and the track has held up well. There are a couple of ripples but considering the track was only laid that morning thats great. For us it will be awesome to have a home meeting soon because its May and weve had no home meeting yet! Belle Vues new National Stadium It has been important to think about the long term rather than looking for a short-term fix. They had made a couple of attempts to try and patch things together so that we can try and race but Im glad theyve done the right thing and started it fresh. With stadiums its one thing that part of the grandstand is not totally finished but with a track if you start with it wrong its only going to go one way and you cant afford for that to happen. The fact that we have two huge bends there magnifies that but the simple fact is that you want a good race track for the fans and the riders. If you start with it wrong its never going to be right. With that in mind, the right decision was made and personally Id rather wait until our first meeting even though its going to be in May than rush it through and have a track you dont look forward to riding every week.Having a National Stadium is huge for the sport, the economy as a whole has been tough so certain aspects financially are tough but for speedway to have a massive boost like having a National Stadium is a great sign for the sport. It sends out a good picture to the media and the sponsors and potential business interests and things like that. To have a stadium purely dominated to speedway is also phenomenal, they can have a number of practice sessions there, testing and ttraining schools and thats great.ddddddddddddWith the Poultec system happening with Kings Lynn trying to bring a wealth of younger riders through, its what we need so its come at a good time. Nicholls says having a National Stadium is huge for the sport I think its a track that is going to change as the dirt builds up and the material changes. In some respects at first when we had the initial practice on it, it was really slick. It was a similar shape in a way to Peterborough but then it has the banking and the banking changes it. As the dirt builds up and the material binds together I think it will ride a lot differently. Theres no question it will be a fast track when it settles down. At the moment with it being so fresh, when I had the practice on it all they had done was desperately tried to get the track done, so there was barely any proper material on there and it was very slick on the turns but when that develops you will see the racing lines appear.With the sporadic start to the season for everyone, its kind of nice in a weird frustrating way that were only two or three fixtures behind which is bizarre as we are in May now and we have not had a home meeting! We can take a positive out of the fixtures really, as it has fallen in our favour a little bit with it being quite restrained so far for everyone at the start of the season with all of the rain offs, weve not got too much to catch up on. Nicholls has been pleased with his early season form (picture credit Hayley Bromely) Ive been happy with how Ive started but it has been very frustrating being stop-start but its still very early in the season. You just want to race back-to-back and get meetings in just to get comfortable on the bike and to think less about it. At the moment its a couple back-to-back then nothing for ten days and thats a long time off the bike when youve not ridden all winter but I know there will come a point when Im wishing there was a break later in the season, so I wont moan too much!On Wednesday, we visit Lakeside in front of the Sky cameras. I like all the tracks and Lakeside is a cool little technical track which is not necessarily the fastest but you have to use your head. They have a strong side on paper and we know they will be strong at home. In the past, we have struggled there but generally I think a few of our boys have stepped things up this year and I think with more experience in the side we can go there and be more of a threat in front of the Sky cameras. Weve had a good run away from home, Swindon wasnt so good for us but we managed to pull some points back to make it more respectable. Out of three so far on the road to win two is a decent start.You can watch Scott and his Belle Vue side take on Lakeside Hammers, live on Sky Sports 2 on Wednesday from 7.30pm. Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap Jerseys Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '

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