TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-West Ham defender Collins rips up Aston Villa dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer West Ham defender James Collins has ripped up his contract at Aston Villa.The Mirror says Collins has ripped up a £50,000 contract at Aston Villa after injuring himself just an hour after signing it.Unattached former Welsh international defender Collins has been training with Championship Villa this term after leaving West Ham.Dean Smith tabled a short-term deal worth around £10,000-a-week until the end of January to secure experience and cover at the back.But Collins went out to train later that morning and promptly injured his calf.The star, frustrated with himself, then trooped back inside Villa’s Bodymoor Heath training ground and tore up the paperwork.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City midfielder Sterling: Liverpool ideal for Salahby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling isn’t surprised by the success of Mohamed Salah at Liverpool.Sterling says former club Liverpool is the ideal stage for the Egyptian.Speaking with 360 Sport, Sterling said: “I’m not surprised (by how well Salah’s done).“He’s gone to Liverpool and it’s clicked for him.”Every player has a moment when they are good, very good and then it clicks. He’s been exceptional.”But it’s about how you maintain it – and he’s maintained that perfectly and that’s a credit to him.”
Newcastle targeting Leeds striker Kemar Roofeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United are targeting Leeds striker Kemar Roofe.The Mirror says Rafa Benitez is considering a move for Roofe — if funds for new signings are made available to him.The 25-year-old has scored 13 goals in 18 games for the Championship promotion chasers.And Toon boss Benitez knows he’d bring the firepower he is looking to add at St James’ Park.Leeds, however, are well aware that Roofe’s goals will be vital to them if they want to reach the Premier League. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
AC Milan coach Giampaolo admits ‘much to improve’ after beating Veronaby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Marco Giampaolo refused to get carried away after their 1-0 defeat of Hellas Verona.Mariusz Stepinski saw red in the first-half, but Milan only edged the game thanks to a Krzysztof Piatek penalty.“The team is working well, is finding its balance and I know there are some strengths and weaknesses, but I work to improve the individuals and the teams,” Giampaolo told Sky Sport Italia.“Everyone has strengths and weaknesses, there is no perfect side. I like the effort and passion we put into the game, then errors can happen.“The team played well in the second half, with the right approach and precision. A team that defends with 10 men in their final third are difficult to break down. Verona played their honest defensive game and we were constantly pushing forward. We didn’t do it perfectly and of course there is plenty to work on and improve, but the victory helps us to work.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Spurs midfielder Sissoko slams Pochettino tactics: We’re exhausted!by Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko has questioned Mauricio Pochettino’s tactics after the 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich on Tuesday.The home side looked ran off the feet as Bayern scored three goals in the final ten minutes.And Sissoko claims Spurs’ midfielders are worn out by Pochettino’s formation.”We get tired too quickly physically when we play with a diamond midfield,” Sissoko told RMC.The Argentine is under growing pressure as Spurs continue their spluttering start to the season.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man Utd tell Mandzukic to decrease wage demandsby Ansser Sadiq9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United want to sign Mario Mandzukic from Juventus in January, but not at any price.The Red Devils are on the lookout for an experienced striker who could add a physical presence and goals to the team midseason.Mandzukic was a summer target, but the clubs could not agree on a fee late in the transfer window.ESPNsays United want to sign the player, but they want to ensure the 33-year-old reduces his wage demands first.Another report suggests United will offer Mandzukic £85,000-a-week, which is almost equivalent to his existing salary at the Italian club.But the Croatian could be looking for a pay rise in what would be his final major contract as a footballer.
There’s a reason why Urban Meyer is one of the country’s best recruiters. The Ohio State coach and his staff are thorough – ridiculously thorough. The Buckeyes’ recruiting staff sent a Block O Valentine’s Day card to the mother of Brendan Ferns, a four-star linebacker in the 2016 class considering Ohio State. Here it is: Ohio State coaches with a smart mailer. Sent valentine cards to mom of 2016 Brendan Ferns. pic.twitter.com/yPQjNWoSZn— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) February 14, 2015Ferns, a 6-foot-3, 223-pound linebacker out of Saint Clairsville, Ohio, is ranked the No. 2 inside linebacker in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. He is reportedly considering OSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma and West Virginia, among other schools. [11W]
Cleveland Browns’ Spelling ErrorFor the second year in a row, the Cleveland Browns had some difficulty announcing one of their first-round picks on Twitter. Last year, while announcing the selection of Johnny Manziel, Cleveland’s Twitter account misspelled “22nd.” It took them three tries to get it right. And tonight, while announcing the selection of Florida State offensive lineman Cameron Erving, the Browns spelled the player’s last name wrong. It’s “Erving,” not “Irving.”The Browns just misspelled the name of their own 1st round pick. Sigh…. pic.twitter.com/eF1Y0uDcEi— Al Ciammaichella (@Gotribe31) May 1, 2015Thankfully, it didn’t take them too long to correct it. With the 19th pick in the 2015 #NFLDraft the #Browns select Florida State OL Cameron Erving. #BrownsDraft pic.twitter.com/e3KbWO4A6E— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 1, 2015Do better, Cleveland.
Real Madrid are seeking to build a head of steam when they travel to face Espanyol after back-to-back wins .Last weekend they scored an impressive 2-0 win over Sevilla to cement their position in the top four of La Liga and then followed that up with a come-from-behind Copa del Rey success over Girona. Both of those matches were played at the Bernabeu and mid-table Espanyol will be hoping to stop them in their tracks, though the form of the home side is woeful. 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? Game Espanyol vs Real Madrid Date Sunday, January 27 Time 7:45pm GMT / 2:45pm ET Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream beIN Sports fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be streamed via Eleven Sports 1. UK TV channel Online stream N/A Eleven Sports 1 Squads & Team News Position Espanyol players Goalkeepers Roberto, Diego Lopez, Defenders Rosales, Darder, Didac, Melendo, Javi Lopez, Lluis Lopez Midfielders Piatti, Roca, Hermoso, Granero, Pedrosa, Sanchez Forwards Borja Iglesias, Léo Baptistao, García, Alex Lopez Espanyol are set to be without four defenders for this encounter, though of these absentees only David Lopez is a regular. Naldo Pereira, Oscar Duarte and Adria Pedrosa are also missing.Hernan Perez is their only other selection issue.Confirmed Espanyol starting XI: Diego Lopez; Javi Lopez, Lluis Lopez, Hermoso, Vila; Baptistao,Roca, Darder, Alex Lopez; Iglesisas, Garcia Position Real Madrid players Goalkeepers Courtois, Luca, Altube Defenders Carvajal, Varane, Marcelo, Nacho, Reguilon, Sanchez, Odriozola Midfielders Casemiro, Jaume, Ceballos, Valverde, Brahim, Isco, Asensio Forwards Vazquez, Vinicius Jr, Cristo, Bale, Mariano Real Madrid are boosted by the return of Welsh forward Gareth Bale, who has missed six games since suffering an injury against Villarreal on January, 3.Left-back Mercelo continues on the bench at the expense of Sergio Reguilon.Keylor Navas and Jesus Vallejo are definitely sidelined.Confirmed Real Madrid starting XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Reguilon; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Vazquez, Benzema, ViniciusBetting & Match Odds Real Madrid are priced by bet365 at odds of 8/11 to take the win, while a draw is available at 3/1. Espanyol are priced at 7/2.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more .Match Preview Ten points behind defending champions and bitter rivals Barcelona, if Real Madrid are going to stage a storming comeback and claim the Primera Division title, they cannot afford to drop cheap points, which means winning at venues like Espanyol.Under Santiago Solari, they are starting to show signs of the battling spirit and confidence expected of a Madrid team, epitomised quite brilliantly by Sergio Ramos’ Panenka penalty during their midweek Copa del Rey win against Girona.But the creases have not entirely been ironed out, as their recent defeat against Leganes proved. Their road to redemption, therefore, promises to be a long one – and not without bumps.The impressive victory against Sevilla last weekend, achieved thanks to goals from Casemiro and Luka Modric, is the surest sign yet that they are slowly heading in the correct direction. “I try to face each game with the maximum guarantee of winning,” he explained on the eve of this clash. “I want all the players who are involved to be focused and to work with enjoyment. “Espanyol are capable of putting us under pressure and have fast forwards in attack. They’re dangerous and that’s why I’ve repeated so often the need for concentration and to pay attention from the first second.”Their Barcelona-based opponents were also in Copa del Rey action in midweek, drawing the first leg of their quarter-final 1-1 with Real Betis. Rubi’s side, however, have been lamentable in recent weeks in La Liga, losing eight of their last nine matches, dating back to November 11.They would seem, then, ideal prey for a Madrid squad increasing in both strength and confidence.
Paris Saint-Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel has urged the Ligue 1 champions to hurry up and sign new players before the transfer window closes.Tuchel has grown impatient amid PSG’s quest to sign a midfielder, with the long-mooted signing of Zenit star Leandro Paredes yet to be completed.PSG have also been linked with Napoli midfielder Allan, though Carlo Ancelotti and the Serie A outfit are not prepared to sell. 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? Tuchel vented his frustration following Sunday’s 4-1 win over Rennes, highlighting the need for reinforcements after injuries to Neymar and Marco Verratti.”We’re waiting for him [Paredes],” Tuchel said. “I am told it is settled but here is not there. I’m worried. We need players! “Maybe even an offensive player since Neymar is injured. We are waiting for Leandro but he is not here.”Tuchel added: “It was already like this last summer but it is more serious with the injuries of Verratti and Neymar. “We cannot do a miracle. There are missing players in the middle. It’s January 27! It’s almost finished.””What can I say? We have goals in this club,” he continued. “To reach it, to have ambition in the club and for my players, we must recruit players.”No red card? You be the judge… #PSGSRFC pic.twitter.com/b2bY5ouHOP — Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) January 27, 2019 Tuchel was not in a good mood, despite PSG’s victory as the German slammed VAR following a wild tackle on defender Thilo Kehrer.Rennes forward M’Baye Niang escaped a red card after a lunging challenge that caught Kehrer’s ankle in the first half – a yellow card awarded even after a video review.Tuchel was irate with VAR as the half-time whistle blew, with cameras catching him saying: “Go home, go home, take that [expletive].”The former Borussia Dortmund boss continued: “Why do we have VAR? Why do we have VAR? Why?”If it’s a penalty, if it’s not a penalty. If it’s a red card, not a red card. There’s no point looking at VAR anymore, it’s ridiculous.”
CBS.Nick Saban sure knows how to make people mad online, particularly Auburn fans.If you follow college football, you know that Alabama – Tennessee is one of the biggest rivalries in the game. You also know that the Iron Bowl, when the Crimson Tide and Auburn battle every year, is also a massive rivalry game, perhaps a bigger one in the minds of many. Nick Saban, however, gave us an inside secret about the rivalries on Thursday night.Saban joined “Hey, Coach!” which is a weekly radio show in Tuscaloosa, Ala. and made quite the statement: The Tennessee game, not the Auburn game, is bigger for Alabama’s players.Nick Saban said the Tennessee game is the biggest game to the players. Said that’s no disrespect to the Iron Bowl.— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) September 30, 2016This is obviously a bit surprising, considering the fact that the Iron Bowl of course features in-state rivals. The Crimson Tide and the Tigers have met 80 times with Alabama controlling the all-time record 44-35-1.Tennessee and Bama however have met 98 times total dating back to the 1901 season. The Crimson Tide also hold the most wins in that series with a 52-38-7 mark against the Vols.Alabama and Tennessee square off on the third Saturday in October on October 15.
InstagramTianna Hicks, Najee Harris’ mother, said that her son is committed to Alabama, despite questions arising after his latest comments.Najee Harris, the No. 1 recruit in the 2017 class per 247Sports, created a media circus after stating he was “not 100 percent set on Alabama.” The running back committed to the Crimson Tide on April 18, 2015, but it appears his commitment could be tested.Harris said this to USA TODAY:“I’m going to take my five visits, but I just don’t know where. Let’s say this: My mind isn’t set on Alabama. I’m not 100 percent set on Alabama. I’m trying to see what else is out there for me. As much attention as I’ve gotten, I feel like I have helped my teammates get some offers, too.”Harris’ mother does not agree, and played off the comments as Harris being tired of the recruitment process. In an interview with 247Sports’ BamaOnLine, Hicks said this about Harris’ recruitment:“It’s nothing about, ‘I’m not 100 percent committed to Alabama,’ it’s someone taking what he said a different way. He’s more focused on Antioch and finishing up his season, and then he’ll move on to Alabama. I know my boy, it’s probably something he said because he gets irritated with it, so now his response to that question is, ‘I’m committed to Antioch.’”Harris plans to take official visits at some point before he enrolls to school early. The California native still holds offers from Michigan, UCLA, USC, and more.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Alabama and Tennessee are bitter rivals. Unfortunately for the Volunteers, they haven’t beaten the Crimson Tide very much lately, but they’re rivals nonetheless.So, a former Tennessee quarterback wearing some Alabama gear would be considered sinful. And that’s what appeared to have happened this weekend.Former Vols quarterback Casey Clausen appeared to get caught wearing an Alabama hat.Check it out:https://twitter.com/Sean__Reed/status/1000555158978297856Yikes.Thankfully for Tennessee, that is not an Alabama hat. It’s not an Atlanta Braves hat, either.It’s a hat featuring the logo of the high school Clausen coaches at.From atozsportsnashville.com:Fortunately, there’s an easy explanation. Clausen is the head football coach at Bishop Alemany High School.As you can see in the logo on the field below, the Alemany Warriors use the Alabama “A”.Here’s the logo:On the left is the logo of the school Casey Clausen coaches at & played for, on the right is a guy from undefeated #VolTwitter who can’t do a simple google search. Chalk this up as loss number 88567447935534 @jontweet1978 pic.twitter.com/k4N87NrGP3— Shawn (@ShawnFinchum) May 27, 2018Crisis averted.
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his team onto the field before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Last week, North Carolina football suspended 13 players for re-selling team shoes. On Friday, ESPN reported that three other schools are investigating if they had student-athletes do the same.Those three schools are Michigan, Marquette and Cal, according to ESPN. North Carolina contacted all three schools and all three confirmed they are looking into the matter.Per ESPN, the retailer who purchased the shoes from the UNC players said they had “bought shoes from other schools, including Michigan, Marquette and California.”ESPN had shoe-marketplace site StockX review its database of about 17,000 different pairs of shoes to see how many player exclusives it had tracked as sold, along with the average price of the sale. StockX also tracks the value of shoes in real time.Michigan, with 23 pairs, had the most shoes on the exchange. It also had the highest average price of $4,671 a pair.Michigan spokesman David Ablauf released a statement on the matter Friday night.From Michigan spokesman Dave Ablauf tonight:“We are aware of the report at North Carolina. Our compliance office is looking into this matter and will determine if anything needs to be reported to the NCAA.”— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) August 11, 2018While Michigan is investigating, Ablauf told ESPN that just because the shoes were resold, it doesn’t mean they were done so by Michigan players.Ablauf said executives and celebrities receive the special shoes, as do Nike’s Michigan endorsers in the pros. The school itself also might have donated, at times, some pairs to charity.Sources tell ESPN that school exclusives made for basketball teams are generally limited to 50 pairs, while football-team exclusives are in the 200-300 range.Ablauf said Michigan players sign a form that acknowledges that selling the shoes would jeopardize their eligibility. The shoes are also marked by the equipment staff with the player’s name or uniform number, making it more difficult to sell them anonymously.If Michigan players did sell team-issued shoes, it shouldn’t take long for an internal investigation to find out what happened.The Wolverines are sponsored by Jordan Brand.
Ohio State suffered one of the worst losses of the Urban Meyer era on Saturday night, as the Buckeyes were blown out by Purdue, 49-20, at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind.It’s the first loss of the season for Ohio State, which looked like anything but a College Football Playoff contender in the defeat to the Boilermakers.Still, Ohio State controls its own destiny. If the Buckeyes can win out (and win the Big Ten conference), they should be a College Football Playoff team.Meyer issued the following message for his fan base after the loss:“We have good guys and we’re going to work our you-know-whats off and get this thing right,” he said.”We have good guys and we’re going to work our you-know-whats off and get this thing right.”– Urban Meyer spoke after Saturday’s loss to Purdue: pic.twitter.com/GkrSI6sEYp— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) October 21, 2018Ohio State has some time to think this loss over, as the Buckeyes are off next weekend before returning to the field against Nebraska on Nov. 3.
ANN ARBOR, MI – APRIL 01: General view of Michigan Stadium during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 1, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Ahead of today’s game against Rutgers, Michigan announced that a former Wolverines star passed away this week. Former standout running back Ron Johnson passed away this week after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.Johnson was 71-years-old. He became the first African American to be named a Michigan captain when he was selected by his teammates ahead of the 1968 season.During the 1968 season, Johnson racked up 1,391 yards and 19 touchdowns on the ground and still holds a Michigan record for touchdowns in a season. In that season he recorded a Michigan-record 347 rushing yards against Wisconsin.Michigan paid tribute to its former star on Twitter.Before today’s game, we are saddened to announce that former standout running back Ron Johnson passed away early this morning following a long battle with Alzheimer’s.RELEASE » https://t.co/xBDyG4nyAW#GoBlue pic.twitter.com/ZpJV9UmhA1— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) November 10, 2018After his stellar Michigan career, the Cleveland Browns made Johnson a first-round pick in the 1969 NFL draft. He played seven NFL seasons – six of which came with the New York Giants.During his NFL career, Johnson racked up over 4,000 rushing yards, nearly 2,000 receiving yards, and 45 total touchdowns.Our thoughts are with the Johnson family.[Michigan]
NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 25: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners speaks to the media after the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Baker Mayfield, as the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner, gets to cast a vote for college football’s most-prestigious award.Who will the former star Oklahoma quarterback be voting for this year?Mayfield appears to have shared his vote on Instagram.Unsurprisingly, the former Sooners’ QB will be going with Oklahoma’s new quarterback, Kyler Murray, who might’ve emerged as the favorite.Mayfield wants to see Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff, too.“OU to the playoffs and K1 for the Heisman…BACK TO BACK,” he wrote.Baker’s votes are in(via @bakermayfield) pic.twitter.com/Tw74ttuXkq— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 2, 2018Murray, Tua Tagovailoa and Dwayne Haskins are viewed by most as the final three candidates for the Heisman Trophy.The prestigious award will be given out in New York next weekend.
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates a first half score with Shea Patterson #2 while playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 22, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Darion Green-Warren is committed to Oklahoma, but as a 2020 prospect, other teams have plenty of time to try and pry him away from the Sooners.One of those programs is apparently Michigan.Green-Warren, a California native, landed a UM scholarship offer on Wednesday.Tight ends coach Sherrone Moore met with Green-Warren to extend the offer, and the highly-touted cornerback was set to speak with Jim Harbaugh and defensive backs coach Mike Zordich last night.Darion Green-Warren spoke to Michigan blog Maize N Brew about how things went down yesterday, and his plans for Michigan going forward.From the SB Nation Michigan site:“The 6-foot, 183-pound athlete said he’s ‘very familiar’ and Michigan is ‘one of the blue bloods of college football.’ He even brought up Charles Woodson and said even more recently they ‘have put out some really good defensive backs.’As for his commitment to Oklahoma, Green-Warren said he’s still solid but he’s going to take visits. His interest level in visiting Ann Arbor is very high.‘Michigan is definitely a place I need to see,’ Green-Warren said. ‘I’m gonna get on the phone with the Michigan coaches and work something out.’”After a Great talk with coach @shemarmoore I’m Honored and Blessed to be Offered By University of Michigan! #GoBlue #Groundzero @_groundzer0 pic.twitter.com/cyk7U9s0kH— Darion Green-Warren (@gogettadarion) January 23, 2019Green-Warren committed to Oklahoma back on July 4th last summer.247Sports ranks him No. 87 overall in the class of 2020. He’s the No. 10 cornerback, and the No. 13 player in California.[Maize N Brew]
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 03: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on in the second half against the Florida Gators during the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on December 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama head coach Nick Saban usually looks pretty angry on the sideline, no matter how his team is playing (and they’re usually playing incredibly well).The Crimson Tide head coach has a lighter side to him, though, and he apparently brings it out a lot at practice.Former Alabama running back Josh Jacobs, who rushed for 11 touchdowns in 2018, revealed some jokes Saban tells at practice.The former Crimson Tide star shared some insight on Saban during an appearance on Mike Florio’s PFT Live.From the interview:What people don’t understand about him is he’s actually very funny. He’s definitely a players’ coach. I remember one day at practice I was just catching a lot of balls—and you know he works with the defensive side so he’s always on the offensive players. Whenever we do something good, he just gets mad, gets to cussing out Eddy. And that’s one of the longest referees we’ve ever had there. He’s just funny, man. He gets to slamming the hat on the ground and all of that, it’s just funny. …I was one of the rare lucky ones. He never really yelled at me. He used to joke with me and say a couple of things, but besides that he never … Like if I was catching a lot of passes that day, he would try to say something like, ‘Hey Josh, you keep catch all these passes, how about you hold deez?’ or something like that. Just something funny for a coach to try and translate and get to know to each player.Nick Saban making a “deez nuts” joke at practice is pretty great.Saban, though, doesn’t use social media and claims to basically never go on the internet. So, how’d he even find out about the joke in the first place?We need answers.
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 27: The Texas Longhorns mascot leads the team onto the field before the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks on September 27, 2008 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 52-10. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)There are still five days until the Texas-LSU game, but the two teams have been taking shots at each other since the weekend. After an LSU player took a swipe at Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger, the Longhorns returned the favor.Photos from the weekend show the Longhorns wearing shirts that read, “There’s only one DBU.”The shirt was a clear shot at LSU for taking the title “Defensive Back U” for all of the stars DBs they’ve produced.Though LSU has produced many Pro Bowl DBs over the year, clearly the Longhorns feel they deserve the tag.Texas taking early shots at LSU pic.twitter.com/PdSkm3M99a— MK💜⚜️🍷 (@mknovaa) September 1, 2019Some Texas defensive backs in the NFL include six-time Pro Bowler Earl Thomas, along with Kenny Vaccaro, and Quandre Diggs. They’ve also produced Pro Bowlers Michael Griffin and Nathan Vasher.Dallas Cowboys coaching legend Tom Landry made his NFL debut as a defensive back out of Texas too.But LSU is largely considered DBU for some of the many superstars they’ve developed recently too. Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, Eric Reid, and Jamal Adams are just some of the Pro Bowl talents they’ve developed in just the last ten years.The argument over who the real DBU is won’t be identified this weekend. But you gotta love to see two teams using the tag to ramp up the smack talk.Texas and LSU highlight college football’s Week 2 slate, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on Saturday night.