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Paul Finebaum Backs Up Jim Harbaugh On Urban Meyer Comments

first_img Finebaum has also been a constant critic and skeptic of Harbaugh’s tenure in Michigan.In a recent podcast appearance, Harbaugh complimented his former Big Ten rival’s record, but put an asterisk on that statement by pointing out that Meyer’s career has been marred by controversy.“Urban Meyer’s had a winning record,” Harbaugh said. “A really phenomenal record everywhere he’s been. But also, controversy follows everywhere he’s been.”The aforementioned Zach Smith incident resulted in a three-game suspension for Meyer at the start of the 2018 season.Nevertheless, for Harbaugh to bring up Meyer’s controversies after failing to beat his Buckeyes was seen as sour grapes. It looks especially weak now that Meyer is retired.He may have gained a lot more hate, but his words clearly resonated with one powerful voice in college football.[WNSP] Jim Harbaugh throwing a pass during warmups.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 30: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on prior to their Capitol One Orange Bowl game against the Florida State Seminoles at Sun Life Stadium on December 30, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh has garnered some stiff criticism the past few days for his comments on former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer. But he’s found himself an unexpected ally who is defending him on the subject.In an interview with WNSP, SEC analyst Paul Finebaum backed up Harbaugh for his controversial comments on Meyer. He stated that he felt Harbaugh was telling the truth about Meyer.Finebaum also said he “found it amusing” that Harbaugh was being bashed for criticizing Meyer less than a year after the Zach Smith scandal.“Surprisingly, I agreed with him,” Finebaum said. “Jim Harbaugh told the truth. He told the truth that everywhere Urban Meyer goes, controversy follows. That’s interesting that someone tells the truth because a year ago on this day we were sitting here talking about Urban Meyer lying… Jim Harbaugh is one of the quirkiest people in sports, or in any sport… I, quite frankly, found it amusing.”It’s certainly a bit of a surprise coming from Finebaum given how much Meyer raised the bar in the SEC during his time at Florida. Of course, Meyer’s time in Florida ended on a bit of a sour note, and his time there was not without controversy.last_img read more

Virgil Van Dijk deserves PFA Player of the Year award: Andy Robertson

first_img Reuters LiverpoolMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 13:23 IST Virgil Van Dijk has become the lynch-pin of the Liverpool defence (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirgil Van Dijk is one of the bookmakers’ favourites to win PFA Player of the YearSergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, David Silva and Mohamed Salah also being tippedVan Djik has been crucial for Liverpool’s league-high 16 clean sheets for 2018-19Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk should be crowned PFA Player of the Year this season after a string of match-winning displays in the Merseyside club’s Premier League title challenge, according to team mate Andy Robertson.Van Dijk is one of the bookmakers’ favourites for the accolade alongside Manchester City trio Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and David Silva and his Liverpool team mate Mohamed Salah, who won the award last year.Dutchman Van Dijk, who joined the club from Southampton in January 2018 for a reported 75 million pounds ($99.43 million), has become the lynchpin of a Liverpool defence that has kept a league-high 16 clean sheets this season.”If the season ended tonight, I would give him it personally,” Robertson told British media.Since its inception in 1974, a defender has won the prize only five times, with former Chelsea captain John Terry the last one to do so in 2005.”The attacking players are usually in the running because they take all the goals and the headlines but this season Virgil has been fantastic and he’s getting all the plaudits that he deserves,” Robertson said.”He’s so consistent as well. If he puts the performances as he has done, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t have that trophy.”Table-toppers Liverpool, who hold a one-point advantage over nearest challengers City, visit local rivals Everton on Sunday.Also Read | Scott Parker takes over at Fulham after Claudio Ranieri shown the doorAlso Read | Sergio Ramos handed two-game European ban for getting booked deliberatelyFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Virgil Van DijkFollow LiverpoolFollow PFA player of the yearFollow Premier League awardsFollow Andy Robertson Next Virgil Van Dijk deserves PFA Player of the Year award: Andy RobertsonVirgil Van Dijk is one of the bookmakers’ favourites to win PFA Player of the Year alongside Manchester City trio Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and David Silva and his Liverpool team mate Mohamed Salahadvertisementlast_img read more

Thirteen People Missing after Ship Sinks off Taiwan

first_img Print  Close zoom Thirteen people are reported missing after a cargo ship sank off Taiwan on Monday and are feared dead.The ship, identified as Zhenhe 168, went down off Tiawan’s Xiquan Island around 5 a.m. Monday, Xinhua news agency informs.The sinking was reported by the owner of the boat 12 hours later, according to local maritime authorities.Search and rescue operation has been launched comprising of two patrol ships and a helicopter and is now in its second day, but there have been no signs of the crew.The wreckage has been found on Monday, Xhinhua reports.The cause of the incident is being investigated. My location World Maritime News Staff; Image: Coast Guard Administration of Taiwan 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img

Security Council mission heads to Angola

In New York today, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said that the mission travelled to South Africa over the weekend where they met yesterday with President Thabo Mbeki and Deputy President Jacob Zuma.”Today, prior to leaving for Luanda, delegation members were briefed by Ambassador Mahmoud Kassem, the Chair of the Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),” Mr. Eckhard said. The delegation, led by Ambassador Jean-Marc de La Sablière of France, is scheduled to stop in the DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. One of the main stops will be Bunia, in the northeastern DRC, where fighting between rival ethnic militias has killed more than 400 people in recent weeks. A small French military force arrived in Bunia late last week in advance of the full deployment of an international emergency force authorized by the Council to help stabilize the situation there. read more