Source: UK to hire WVU’s Dawson as coordinator

first_imgLEXINGTON, Ky. –Mark Stoops has his man. The University of Kentucky football coach has made an offer to West Virginia offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson, who is expected to accept the same position with the Wildcats, according to a source familiar with the situation.An official announcement cannot be made until Friday, per state hiring regulations, but Dawson will carry on the “Air Raid” offense installed the last two seasons by Neal Brown, who left UK after this season to become head coach at Troy. The 37-year-old Dawson worked under former Cats coach Hal Mumme, the godfather of that pass-happy spread attack, at both Southeastern Louisiana in 2003-04 and New Mexico State in 2005.“He’s original Air Raid,” the source said of Dawson, adding that it was important for Stoops “to keep continuity and verbiage and not take a step back after the last two years.” EARLIER: UK’s Neal Brown announced as Troy head coachThe Mountaineers, whose head coach Dana Holgorsen helped the Air Raid fly at Texas Tech, Houston and Oklahoma State, ranked ninth nationally in passing offense, 11th in total offense and 38th in scoring offense this season. Dawson has been at WVU since 2011 and the offensive coordinator the last three seasons.Before that, he ran a Stephen F. Austin offense that ranked No. 1 in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2009 and 2010 – and ranked third in 2008, his first season in charge. What especially appealed to Stoops about Dawson, the source said, is that he has “evolved” in the system to include more balance.The Mountaineers ranked 44th nationally in rushing this season at 187.5 yards per game on the ground – to go with an average 314.6 passing yards. Stoops “still wanted to be exciting, unique, score points,” the source said, “but you have to be physical and run the ball in this league.”Stoops certainly had a solid reference at his disposal: Dawson and West Virginia put up 513 yards (376 passing) and 33 points this season on Oklahoma, where Stoops’ brothers Bob and Mike are the head coach and defensive coordinator.Also of note, Dawson appears to be a solid recruiter and Kentucky could have interest in a couple of players committed to the Mountaineers. Dawson is listed in the Rivals.com database as the lead recruiter for WVU pledge David Sills, a four-star quarterback from Maryland, and Cincinnati native David Long, who is rated the No. 21 inside linebacker recruit in the country.Just as offensive coordinator was until Wednesday, linebacker is a position of need for the Cats.Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Follow him on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ.last_img read more

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Bodybuilding federation to hold open forum Saturday

first_imgThe Guyana Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation Inc will be hosting an open house discussion on Saturday for ventilation of matters pertaining to the judging at Sunday’s National Senior Championships and also to discuss CAC related matters at the Giftland Mall Admin building from 15:00hrs. At the forum, athletes will have a chance to voice their grievances and light will be shed on some upgraded rules of the muscle sport and the judging criteria of the various categories of the discipline.The forum comes on the heels after several angry patrons stormed out of the Parc Rayne venue on Sunday night after the placements of the heavyweight class were announced.Saturday’s meeting will comprise of a panel of judges, federation members, current and aspiring athletes. Members of the general public are also invited to attend to vent whatever concerns they may have. Meanwhile, the 45th annual CAC Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships will be held in Mexico next weekend.last_img read more

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Clark Duke says ‘Arkansas’ “scratched that itch” of telling a story told about his Dixie Mafia-like grandfather

first_imgLionsgate(LOS ANGELES) — While some production studios have pulled back on releasing their new movies due to COVID-19, Clark Duke is going full steam ahead with his. His new movie Arkansas is out today.Duke, who based the movie on a book of the same name, tells ABC Audio why he felt a connection with the material. “It’s about like the small time crime boss in the south,” he explains. “My grandfather was a Dixie Mafia character in real life. And I’d always want to write something about him in that world.”You might know Duke from The Office or Hot Tub Time Machine, but Arkansas is poised to catapult him into a new tier of stardom based on the talent who signed up for the project.The film stars Liam Hemsworth, John Malkovich and Vince Vaughn — a pretty impressive cast for his first film.As for the characters they play, Duke says Vaughn’s closely resembles his Dixie Mafia grandfather. “The character Frog played by Vince Vaughn in the movie kind of thematically like scratched that itch that I had to write something about my grandfather,” he revealed.As for the rest of the cast, he assured ABC Audio that making a film containing such star power didn’t intimidate him.  Well, except maybe one guy.“Malkovich,” admits the 34-year-old. “I was a little star struck, to be honest.”  Clark also added that Malkovich exudes a “very intimidating presence” when you first meet him, but “he’s like secretly the funniest guy in the room” and “the nicest guy.”Besides an cast of A-listers, The Office alum adds that this is the perfect movie to add to one’s quarantine watchlist because, “you haven’t really seen in gangster movie set in the South.”He also jokes “I would consider a personal favor.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Malmstrom breaks through for Davenport Late Model win

first_imgBy Mike McGuireDAVENPORT, Iowa (June 6) – Friday was a great night for racing at the Davenport Speedway with over one hundred cars in the pit area. The evening’s racing program was sponsored by Kile Motorsports. It was also a great night for Todd Malmstrom of Silvis, Illinois. Malmstrom won both his heat and feature races in the Petersen Plumbing and Heating IMCA Late Model division. The feature victory was his first-ever at Davenport.The 25-lap main started with Mike Garland jumping out to an early lead. On lap seven, Garland’s engine let go and Spencer Diercks inherited the lead. Malmstrom caught Diercks and the lead duo swapped the lead on five consecutive laps.Malmstrom finally took the lead for good on lap 18 and go on to take the checkers. Diercks took second with Mike Murphy Jr. third, Ray Guss Jr. fourth and Brunson Behning fifth.Kelly Meyer dominated the Milan Heating and Air IMCA Modified feature. Meyer rocketed from his second row starting spot to the lead on lap one and never looked back, leading all 20 laps of the caution-free race.Chris Zogg started sixth and finished second. Bob Dominacki had to qualify through the “B” feature and raced to third place. Matt Werner and Jake Bowman were fourth and fifth, respectively. Doug Burkhead made it back-to-back feature wins in the Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMod class. Burkhead led all 15 laps of the race. Bryce Garnhart came from mid-pack to finish second. Jake Morris, Dustin Crear, and Joe Grant rounded out the top five.last_img read more

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‘The Tank’ called up as unlucky Nyakane receives devastating blow

first_imgThomas du Toit is en route from France to Nagoya, Japan, on Monday after being called up as an injury replacement to the Springbok Rugby World Cup squad.The 24-year-old Sharks prop, nicknamed “The Tank”, replaces the unfortunate Trevor Nyakane who tore his right calf in the 23-13 defeat by New Zealand in Yokohama on Saturday night.Du Toit, who was on a short-term loan to Toulouse, was on standby and had been involved in preparations right up until the team’s departure for Japan.Thomas du Toit of the Springboks during the Farewell Test match between South Africa and Argentina at Loftus Versfeld on August 17, 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)He is expected to join the squad in Nagoya on Tuesday afternoon.“It’s very tough on Trevor,” said Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby.“He has had a great season and added value whenever he took the field. It’s a blow to him and the team, but it’s also an opportunity for Thomas and for Vincent [Koch] who now have the chance to step up.”The unlucky Nyakane was in tears after coming off and had just managed to recover from a leg injury sustained in the warm-up against Japan to take up his place.The 30-year-old has been considered one of South Africa’s best props this season.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

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C.F. (Clyde) Cook Jr., 88, Wellington: Nov. 7, 1929 – Feb. 25, 2018

first_imgC.F. (Clyde) Cook Jr., of Wellington, died Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington, Kansas at the age of 88.Clyde was born the son of Clyde F. and Pauline (Bessette) Cook on Thursday, November 07, 1929 in Topeka, Kansas.On January 20,1950, Clyde and Darlene Glazier were united in marriage in Wichita, Kansas.  Together they celebrated 68 years of marriage before her passing earlier this year. Survivors include his son, John Cook and his wife Jayne of Wellington, Kansas; daughter, Connie Kindy and her husband Clinton of Hutchinson, Kansas; daughter, Nancy Karns of Wellington, Kansas; sister, Kathy Easterly and her husband Ernie of Wellington, Kansas; brother-in-law, Robert Montgomery of Wellington, Kansas; sister-in-law, Marge Glazier of Wichita, Kansas; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Patricia Montgomery.A Come and Go Celebration of Life for Clyde will be held at the Cornejo|Day Funeral Home from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Saturday March 3, 2018.A private interment will be held by the family.A memorial fund has been established in his loving memory to the Wellington Humane Society.Contributions may be mailed to or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, Kansas.last_img read more

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Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Metallica in Concert question

first_imgMetallica set an attendance record at Intrust Bank arena. Did you go to the concert? Yes I went. It was great! Heck, no. That’s not my kind of music. I wanted to. It just didn’t work out. What’s Metallica? View Results  Loading … Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.center_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down Metallica ROCKS · 75 weeks ago Metallica ROCKS!!!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 75 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Dale · 73 weeks ago How did they set a record? They played one concert, Garth had, what, five full houses if I am correct? Report Reply 1 reply · active 73 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 73 weeks ago I think they were talking about musical acts that have talent. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Arsene Wenger praises Kante and defends Griezmann

first_img efe IN SPORT.ES Upd. at 11:11 CEST Wenger, who is working as a commentator during this World Cup, also defended Griezmann who has been receiving criticism from some areas in his native France. “Kante has a unique ability to intercept balls and rectify the errors of his teammates. He’s played perfectly for 180 minutes (vs Australia and Peru). He’s been the best player for France up to now,” according to Wenger in an interview he did for “Jornal du Dimanche”. Wenger sale en defensa de Griezmanncenter_img “Griezmann isn’t someone who dazzles out on the pitch. He isn’t like ‘Zizou’ (Zinedine Zidane) who did incredible things or Mbappe who can run with the ball for 50 metres with it seemingly attached to his feet. Griezmann is good when you look at what he does. He’s got a great ‘touch and go’ and is always making himself available for his teammates.” Arsenal legend, Arsene Wenger, believes that N’Golo Kante has been the best player for France so far at the World Cup. He has also defended Griezmann from the criticism he’s faced back home. According to Wenger the Atletico Madrid star’s fitness levels are “exceptional” and he’s smart enough to know where he needs to be whether the team is attacking or defending. 24/06/2018 “There are very few people in world football who cover more than 12 km per match,” concluded Wenger.last_img read more

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Javier Mascherano joins Estudiantes from Chinese football

first_imgFormer Barcelona star Javier Mascherano was presented as an Estudiantes de La Plata player after returning to his Argentine homeland from Chinese Super League football. IN SPORT.ES Upd. at 13:08 CET EFE 08/12/2019 Mascherano es presentado como nuevo jugador de Estudiantes Mascheano, who played for Corinthians, West Ham and Liverpool before Barcelona for eight years and Hebei Fortune in China, was presented before 15,000 supporters. “I want to thank Estudiantes, the president, the coach and everyone who made my return to Argentine football possible, today’s a special day for me and I take on this challenge with a lot of hope,” said the 35-year-old.last_img read more

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Madam Mayor

first_imgBy BEN CAMERON No favours or grandstanding, the council’s new chief just wants to get the job done… NEW Cardinia…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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