Filipe Luis preparing to leave Atletico Madridby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFilipe Luis will make this his final season as an Atletico Madrid player.Off contract in June, the Brazil fullback will be allowed to leave at the end of the campaign, says Marca.Luis was blocked from moving to PSG last summer by Atletico management and the relationship hasn’t been the same since.The defender will now be allowed to leave next summer after finding himself on the outer of coach Diego Simeone’s plans.A move to Italy has been mooted for Luis. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Lampard insists Chelsea not getting overconfidentby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrank Lampard has warned his Chelsea about getting ahead of themselves. The Blues are sixth after Saturday’s first home win of the season against Brighton.”I don’t want to get ahead of ourselves because what we have shown so far this season is moments and patches of games with good stuff where we want to get to, and other moments where we haven’t done so,” he said. “So I think to get overconfident at this point would be wrong on my part and the team’s part.”With the young players, and some have been making their full debuts for Chelsea this season, we must give them time and we will get better. I think it was the movement of the ball. We are working a lot on trying to keep switching the play and in moving it from side to side.”Sometimes we forget that and we forget ourselves that we slow it down too much. It is something I don’t like to see. I don’t think it helps the crowd or the atmosphere when you slow it down and go back to the goalkeeper and across sideways when you can play forward.”At times when we were at our best, we play forward, we played punchier, we were sharper and that’s what made us create so many chances. I was pleased and that’s why I wanted to be really positive at half-time because it is easy to lose patience or to stop doing the right things because it is not coming off.”We were actually creating. The point was to keep doing the right things, to keep moving it quickly and believe it was going to come and it did. Every game is different, you have to consider that, but at our best I want us to have a feeling that we are a team that I like watching myself – a team that are sharp and have energy because we have that quality. It is about trying to put that all together.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer forced to delete Twitter accountby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has deleted his Twitter account.Solskjaer has left Twitter after being targeted by vicious trolls in the aftermath of Thursday’s dire goalless draw at AZ Alkmaar.According to reports the abuse forced the Norwegian, who used to manager Molde in his native Norway, to close his account, @olegs26_ole.Although it was not verified with a tick it had had a total of 124,000 followers, including a number of players including club captain Ashley Young.The biog read: “Dad of 3 fantastic kids, married to a wonderful wife and Manager of Molde FK, ex footballer.” This was accompanied by an image of him with Ryan Giggs.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Wanyama admits Tottenham exit talk made unsettled himby Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama has admitted that he was unsettled by talk about his future this summer.The veteran defensive midfielder was linked with a move away to the club, and he almost got it through a transfer to Club Brugge.But the move fell through and Wanyama is focusing on fighting for his place in the team.And he admits the summer speculation had an impact on his focus.”Of course I was unsettled with the transfer news because it was coming in the news every day,” Wanyama told Goal.com.”What happened in the transfer window is passed me now and my main focus is to train as hard as I can to make sure I regain my position in the team.”I don’t think it is difficult to win my position back, I just need to push myself even harder and keep working hard in training to achieve the same and I know it will happen soon.”
TwitterOklahoma freshman-to-be Dede Westbrook hasn’t even played a snap for the Sooners yet, but he’s already talking a bit of trash to the team’s biggest rival. Westbrook, a four-star wide receiver who will begin his freshman year in 2015, decided to randomly tweeted a “horns down” logo Thursday night. It’s a strong move out the gate. #Sooners pic.twitter.com/y4vkHztQy5— Dede Westbrook (@DedeTHEGreat11) March 6, 2015The Texas vs. Oklahoma rivalry took a back seat in 2014, as TCU and Baylor reigned supreme in the Big 12. Perhaps Westbrook will help bring it back to the forefront.
Steve Sarkisian USC OregonThe two most successful program in the Pac-12 over the last decade or so have been Oregon and USC. So, it’s only natural for there to be a little bit of a rivalry between the two programs. And there is one, whether or not the players and coaches will actually admit it. The rivalry’s hotness level rose a bit this afternoon, when Trojans’ coach Steve Sarkisian took a low-key shot at the Ducks when discussing USC’s uniform plans. “We’re not going to take the field this year in 13 different uniforms in 13 games this year.” – Sark, taking a low-key shot at Oregon.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) July 31, 2015Oregon media relations staffer Joe Waltasti fired back at the USC coach in awesome fashion. Sark 0-5 vs. Oregon as a head coach… https://t.co/WKSvSwdk6K— Joe Waltasti (@GoDucksJoe) July 31, 2015Oregon has outscored Sark coached teams 227-97. #tradition https://t.co/dIEbwrVhvj— Joe Waltasti (@GoDucksJoe) July 31, 2015Oregon and USC are set to meet Nov. 21. in Eugene. We can’t wait for that one.
SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Georgia Tech, one of the ACC favorites, went to South Bend as three point favorites over a Notre Dame team reeling from the injury to quarterback Malik Zaire, and the result was pretty shocking. The Irish wound up blowing out the Yellow Jackets, and running back C.J. Prosise put the exclamation point on things, busting a 91-yard touchdown run through the heart of the Tech defense to make the lead 30-7.CJ Prosise 91 yard run pic.twitter.com/nCPbvk9G3z— THE MAIN MANN™ (@JacobMann_1) September 19, 2015How do our guys celebrate a 198-yard, 3 TD rushing performance from CJ Prosise? Take a look: pic.twitter.com/ekdyANzYxC— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) September 19, 2015Late in the fourth quarter, Prosise has 198 yards and three touchdowns on the day. Prosise is filling in for the injured Tarean Folston, who went down in the season opener. He certainly looks the part thus far.
draymond green snowball michigan fanThursday, Nike released a new two-minute commercial dedicated to “Snow Days” which features over a dozen of the brand’s professional athletes lining up against each other on the football field. One of those athletes is former Michigan State star Draymond Green, who now plays for the Golden State Warriors.Nike also released a “Behind The Scenes” look at the commercial, and asked a few of the athletes who they’d hit with a snowball, given the chance. Green’s answer? A University of Michigan fan. Check it out:This isn’t the first time Green has expressed his dislike for the Wolverines. If you’re interested, here’s the actual commercial – it’s actually very cool.
HOUSTON, TX – APRIL 04: The Butler Bulldogs mascot performs before taking on the Connecticut Huskies during the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The Butler basketball program lost a Bulldog great this week, with the passing of Andrew Smith, who played center on Brad Stevens’ back-to-back Final Four teams. Smith lost his battle to cancer on Tuesday, and today, Butler honored the 2013 grad before today’s game against St. John’s with an incredibly moving video tribute and moment of silence.The video tribute and moment of silence for Andrew Smith today at Hinkle Fieldhouse…. https://t.co/MLMRQbE3sc— Butler Basketball (@ButlerMBB) January 16, 2016Andrew’s widow Samantha Smith gave a speech at halftime. The Bulldogs will wear an “AS44” patch for the rest of the season.“AS44” patch to be worn by #Butler rest of season in memory of #AndrewSmithStrong. Team will attend service Sunday. pic.twitter.com/eUnaZfCbAq— Rich Nye (@TheSportsGuy13) January 14, 2016Our thoughts go out to the Smith family, and the Butler community.
Dani Ceballos scored a late winning free-kick against his old club as Real Madrid battled to a 2-1 LaLiga victory at Real Betis.Madrid had taken an early lead at the Benito Villamarin on Sunday thanks to a fine drive scored by Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric.But Sergio Canales hit back with a goal that survived a lengthy VAR review to seemingly claim a point for Quique Setien’s side. 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? Former Betis star Ceballos had other ideas, though, coming off the bench to net a 20-yard free-kick with two minutes to go to move Madrid up to fourth.Madrid started well and they took the lead in the 13th minute, Modric blasting a drive into the top-left corner from just outside the penalty area.Vinicius Junior fired straight at Pau Lopez at the end of a flowing move as Madrid kicked through the gears, Antonio Barragan making a wonderful challenge to halt another rapid break.Canales recorded the first Betis shot on target two minutes into the second half but Keylor Navas, deputising for the injured Thibaut Courtois, got everything behind the shot.Navas was beaten in the 67th minute, however, the impressive Giovani Lo Celso sending Canales clear of the Madrid defence to squeeze his shot through the goalkeeper and over the line.The goal was subject to a lengthy VAR review, giving the home fans an agonising wait, but replays showed Dani Carvajal was playing Canales onside and the goal stood.Solari ignored Isco as he used his last two subs to bring on Ceballos and Brahim Diaz for his LaLiga debut, with the decision justified in the 88th minute.William Carvalho gave away a free-kick on the edge of the Betis box and Ceballos took responsibility, bending the ball round the wall to beat Lopez.Super-sub Ceballos with a super free-kick winner! #RealBetisRealMadrid 1-2 pic.twitter.com/0hOAg8LyJF— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) January 13, 2019What does it mean? Injuries mount for struggling SolariMadrid, who are now 10 points back from leaders Barcelona, will hope an injury that forced Karim Benzema off at half-time is not too serious. Solari is already without forwards Gareth Bale and Mariano Diaz, while Toni Kroos, Marco Asensio and Marcos Llorente were also absent.Ceballos justifies Solari faithBringing on Ceballos instead of Isco appeared a curious move and a decision Solari seemed certain to have to defend in his post-match news conference. But the former Betis midfielder settled the contest with a beautifully hit free-kick, earning Madrid an important three points.MATCHWINNER #RealBetisRealMadrid pic.twitter.com/pgv3vzUFXv— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) January 13, 2019Lopez wrongfooted by late winnerCeballos took his winning goal nicely but, when he sees replays of the strike, Betis goalkeeper Lopez will surely feel he should have done better. The placement of his wall appeared odd as Lopez seemed to leave himself unsighted, allowing Ceballos to place a fine finish into his goal.What’s next?Both sides are in Copa del Rey action, with Madrid heading to Leganes while Betis visit Real Sociedad. At the weekend, it’s Sevilla at home for Madrid and Betis host Girona. read more
YouTube/Rivals.comCJ Lewis, a three-star quarterback from Cheshire Academy in Connecticut, will no longer be heading to Tennessee.The dual-threat quarterback recruit announced via Twitter that he has decommitted from the Volunteers.pic.twitter.com/mJ7qR8jn2Y— Drip Lewis ✞ (@SavageLew_14) November 23, 2016Lewis is ranked the No. 28 dual-threat QB in the class of 2017, and the No. 8 player in the state of Connecticut.With Lewis out of the fold, Tennessee currently has 26 players in the 2017 recruiting class. He was the only quarterback pledged to join the program in this class.Tennessee loses star quarterback Josh Dobbs after this season. Sophomore Quinten Dormady, redshirt freshman Sheriron Jones, and freshman Jarrett Guarantano will battle it out to replace Dobbs next season. All were blue-chip high school recruits.Lewis committed to Tennessee back on July 23. He also holds offers from Boston College, Buffalo, and UConn, according to his 247Sports profile. There’s a chance that a number of other schools jump back into this recruitment, however, now that he is available once again.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 21: Christian Hackenberg #14 of the Penn State Nittany Lions throws a pass in the second quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)Christian Hackenberg never took a snap in two season with the New York Jets. He didn’t even make it to training camp with the Oakland Raiders.Oakland, which traded for the 2016 second-round pick on May 22, released the former Penn State quarterback today.He’d only been with the team three weeks.By dumping Hackenberg now, the Raiders are able to retain their conditional seventh-round pick.Source: the Raiders have waived QB Christian Hackenberg.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 12, 2018That was fast: The #Raiders have waived QB Christian Hackenberg, per the NFL’s transaction wire. That negates a trade from earlier this offseason. Oakland keeps its 7th round pick.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 12, 2018Hackenberg is already regarded as a colossal bust due to his draft status. In fairness to him, he probably was overdrafted by the Jets after struggling for most of his final two years at Penn State.In a league that is always looking for quarterback play, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Hackenberg got one more look.The odds of him having a career in the NFL don’t look good right now though.
DALLAS – OCTOBER 7: Flagbearers wave the Burnt Orange and White flags of the Texas Longhorns in the Texas endzone before the game against the Oklahoma Sooners during the Red River Shootout at the Cotton Bowl on October 7, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. The Longhorns won 28-10. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Every year, we see some changes to the bowl schedule. After this year, the Heart of Dallas Bowl may have to head to the heart of another city.The game, played at the Cotton Bowl, is coming off of one of its more sad match-ups.On paper, it looked like a potentially fun game. The 2017 edition of the Heart of Dallas Bowl pit Utah against West Virginia, two solid Power Five programs.However, the day after Christmas was a poor weather day in Dallas, neither fan base is very local or was enthused for the trip, and as a result, attendance was incredibly sparse.Fans didn’t exactly flock to the Cotton Bowl to see Utah and West Virginia pic.twitter.com/Z1N3YjcbSC— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) December 26, 2017More first half shots from the #HeartofDallasBowl. #BowlSeason (https://t.co/WQVNZwgbgt + https://t.co/rTZFYCdIfw) pic.twitter.com/Bx4dAvCrI8— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) December 26, 2017Attendance for the game was listed at over 20,500. That’s a bad look for the 92,000-seat stadium, and based on the actual photos, the number was definitely much lower in reality.Now, the future of the Heart of Dallas Bowl is in serious jeopardy.The city nearly voted against paying ESPN to host the game. The decision was punted, but this could be the last year that the bowl game is in Dallas.As Dallas Morning News columnist Robert Wilonsky reports, the city council nearly voted against renewing a deal this morning, instead electing to punt the decision to September.A deal would mean $300,000 to ESPN, a number at which it sounds like the majority of the council has balked. If the city elects to lose the game, it could move down I35 to Austin.Monica Paul, executive director of the Dallas Sports Commission, said she has been talking with ESPN about getting better teams in the future — which would mean higher attendance and better ratings. But she said in an interview she’s concerned that if the council votes against the incentive, ESPN will simply take the game elsewhere — like Austin, which wants a bowl game.The Heart of Dallas Bowl is the only bowl in Dallas proper, but the area has a few other existing games. The Cotton Bowl Classic is now played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, while nearby Fort Worth (Armed Forces Bowl), and Frisco Frisco Bowl) also host games.[Dallas Morning News]
BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)A petition is attempting to get rid of one of college football’s most iconic mascots.The petition, which was started by Care2, a California-based social media operation with 40 million members, has 35,000-plus signatures.The group is calling for LSU to get rid of its live tiger mascot. The Tigers have had multiple “Mike the Tigers” over the years.“We believe that animals shouldn’t be used as entertainment, they aren’t here for our amusement,” said Rebecca Gerber of Care2.From The Advocate:Though LSU has spent millions improving the mascot’s enclosure, Gerber said Wednesday the point is that having a wild animal on campus as a tourist attraction makes it easier for people to accept killing animals for consumer trifles, which is the most likely end for tigers bred in captivity.“They should be in the wild and respected,” she said. “Even treated very kindly, it’s easier to see them as here entertainment, disposable props for football … We’re trying to stop that message completely.”This isn’t Care2’s first stab at petitioning LSU on behalf of Mike VII. Soon after Mike VI died of cancer, the group gathered 142,000 signatures asking LSU not to replace him with a new tiger. In comparison, the petition asking to create the City of St. George had about 13,000 signatures in June.LSU never responded.LSU has reportedly responded with the following statement:“The university does not support the for-profit breeding of tigers. By providing a home for a tiger that needs one, LSU hopes to raise awareness about the problem of irresponsible breeding and the plight of tigers kept illegally and/or inappropriately in captivity in the U.S.”Happy second birthday to our favorite tiger in the world – @MikeTheTiger! ?? pic.twitter.com/ZVKSR4GNtj— LSU (@LSU) September 13, 2018You can view the full report here.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Former Ohio State RB Bri’Onte Dunn has been found not guilty on multiple counts of rape.On Friday afternoon, Dunn was acquitted on two charges of rape stemming from an alleged incident with a woman on August 20, 2017.Per 10TV.com, the woman said she and Dunn had dated that summer. But on the day in question, she testified that Dunn forced himself on her at her apartment.During the course of the trial, Dunn testified that she had performed explicit acts on him. He added that he had attempted to have sex with her, but was unable to perform.JUST IN: Former Ohio State running back Bri’onte Dunn found not guilty in rape trial https://t.co/X5mJk8NkEd #10TV pic.twitter.com/HcCKOdmlY6— 10TV.com (@10TV) October 19, 2018Per the report, Dunn’s accuser admitted to contacting him multiple times after his arrest – at one point as many as 27 times.Dunn was a backup RB for the Buckeyes for four seasons.In 2012, his freshman season, Dunn had 25 carries for 133 yards and two TDs.Dunn’s 2014 and 2015 seasons saw him used even less. He totaled just 25 touches over the two seasons, but was a part of the team’s National Championship run.He didn’t play in 2013.
COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 03: A general view of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on November 3, 2012 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Another head coaching vacancy has been filled.After a tumultuous 2018 college football season, Maryland has finally found its new head coach. Former Maryland assistant and interim head coach Mike Locksley – currently offensive coordinator for Alabama – is headed back home.Maryland took to Twitter to make the news official.Welcome Home!We are excited to announce Michael Locksley as the head coach of Maryland Football. #LOCKedIn ? | #FearTheTurtlehttps://t.co/7ysnt51mQz pic.twitter.com/CLeCcqVDuC— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) December 5, 2018Matt Canada, who entered the season as the offensive coordinator at Maryland, assumed head coaching duties after the school placed DJ Durkin on leave. He took over as the interim head coach when Durkin was fired as well.Despite his close proximity to the program, Canada did not get the “interim” status removed from his title.Locksley formerly coached at New Mexico where he racked up a rough 2-26 record. After his stint there, Locksley took over as the offensive coordinator at Maryland and then served as the team’s interim head coach for six games – going 1-5.Now there’s an opening on Nick Saban’s staff.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The college football bowl season rolls on today with a handful of solid contests. Four match-ups highlight the action today including a few teams that are hoping to finish the season in the top-25 – Army has a shot at the polls with a win today.No ranked programs are in action, but there’s still plenty to look forward to. Here is the four-game schedule coming up Saturday afternoon and night:Jared Birmingham Bowl: Memphis vs. Wake Forest at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPNLockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Houston vs. Army at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPNDollar General Bowl: Buffalo vs. Troy at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPNSofi Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech at 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPNThe late college football games today will be up against two NFL games as the Tennessee Titans face off against the Washington Redskins and the Los Angeles Chargers face off against the Baltimore Ravens.There’s plenty to watch this weekend.
LINCOLN, NE – AUGUST 31: Nebraska fans release red balloons after the Nebraska Cornhuskers score their first points of the game against the Wyoming Cowboys at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Nebraska football has a long-held tradition of releasing red balloons into the air, following the Huskers’ first touchdown during games at Memorial Stadium. While many Husker fans love the tradition, a number of groups have raised concerns about the environmental impact.In 2014, an environmentalist unsuccessfully petitioned the school to end the tradition. A few years later, a lawsuit was raised, but ultimately thrown out in court.Through this fall, the balloons continue to fly. However, the tradition was brought into the spotlight once again last November.A marine biologist found a Huskers balloon, still inflated, on the coast of East Hampton, New York on Long Island.The local alumni association said that it does not release balloons, but speculated that it might have been local fans. It does seem unlikely that the balloon flew all the way from Lincoln.It still once again brought the tradition to the forefront, as those concerned about the environment push for the school to change it.Now, Nebraska-Lincoln students have the chance to vote on the balloon release tradition.The vote is non-binding, but the results will go to the athletic department. From The Daily Nebraskan:Government Bill 26 moves to add a question to the spring general election ballot to survey the student body about eliminating the balloon release at football games. The ballot item would only pose the question to collect students’ opinions and is not binding.Currently, Husker football fans release balloons after the first touchdown during home games at Memorial Stadium. The bill states people have pressured University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s administration to eliminate the tradition because of the environmental damage the balloons cause.If passed, students will answer whether they are against the balloon release, support the tradition or are indifferent to the issue.1011 Now in Lincoln spoke to a number of students who support continuing tradition, although it was short of a true sampling. Still, it will be interesting to see what the student body believes about this, given the environmental ramifications.[The Daily Nebraskan]
LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 14: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Now that Urban Meyer is retired from coaching, he’s enjoying his time as an analyst for FOX Sports. On Thursday, the former Ohio State coach went on the Big Ten Network to talk about the state of the conference.During his discussion on the Big Ten, Meyer had an interesting player comparison for Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor.Meyer believes that Taylor is similar to Ezekiel Elliott, who just received a $90 million extension from the Dallas Cowboys.Taylor shined in his season debut with 183 scrimmage yards and four touchdowns. He’ll be in the hunt for the Heisman Trophy if he continues this type of production. In addition to comparing Taylor to Elliott, Meyer also believes the Wisconsin star is the best tailback in the Big Ten.“I think he’s got some Zeke in him. He’s a big, strong running back. I know Reggie Bush, who spent some time in him, loves him. I coached against him and I think he’s one of the best – if not the best – running backs in the league.”You can hear Meyer talk about Taylor here:”(Jonathan Taylor’s) got some Zeke in him.”– @CoachUrbanMeyer compared the @BadgerFootball star RB to his former backfield standout at Ohio State, Ezekiel Elliott: pic.twitter.com/P6rURHIPmN— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 5, 2019That’s high praise for Taylor.It’s pretty clear that Taylor is a special player, totaling over 4,300 scrimmage yards in his first two years at Wisconsin.Being compared to the highest-paid running back in the NFL has to be a great feeling, and it holds even more weight since it’s coming from Meyer.
“Blake Vinson is out. We’re going to go ahead and do surgery on him. He’ll miss the rest of the year with a patella injury,” Swinney said. “They’re going to go ahead and do it now so he’s fully recovered and ready to go for spring practice. Hate that for Blake.”In the interim, Swinney announced that freshman Will Putnam will take over for Vinson.Clemson backup LT Blake Vinson out for the season https://t.co/MRLpyub3w3— Phil Steele (@philsteele042) September 25, 2019A three-star prospect from the state of Florida in 2017, Vinson redshirted his freshman year. But according to The State, he is eligible to get a separate medical redshirt and potentially get a sixth year at Clemson.It’s a tough break for Vinson, but may be far from the end of his college career.Good luck on recovery Blake! CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 15: The Clemson Tigers Rally Cats perform during a stoppage in play of 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)The Clemson Tigers have steamrolled the opposition this year en route to a 4-0 start to the season. But it looks like they’ll have to go the rest of the campaign without offensive lineman Blake Vinson.Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney announced this week that Vinson has been ruled out for the rest of the year with a patella injury. Vinson was the designated backup left tackle, and a crucial piece of depth along Clemson’s line.Swinney also announced that Vinson will be undergoing surgery soon. He expressed optimism that Vinson will be ready to return when spring practice come around.Via The State: