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.
New Delhi: Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat announced his resignation as the Congress general secretary in-charge of Assam on Thursday, taking moral responsibility of the party’s poor show in the north-eastern state in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha polls. Rawat said as the in-charge of party affairs in Assam, he was responsible for the below-par performance of the Congress in the parliamentary polls and thus, had decided to step down from the post. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! The resignation comes in the wake of Rahul Gandhi resigning as the Congress chief on Wednesday. “We the office bearers of the Congress are responsible for the party’s defeat and organisational failure. I am responsible for the below-expected result of the party in Assam as in-charge of the state. I accept my shortcoming and resign as general secretary in-charge of state,” Rawat said on Twitter. He added that for people like him, posts were not important, but a leader like Gandhi, who inspired the workers, should continue to lead the party. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed “If the leadership remains in his hand, it is possible that he could lead the party to victory in 2022 assembly elections in states and also in 2024 Lok Sabha elections to defeat the BJP and Narendra Modi. That is why all democratic forces and Congress workers want to see Rahul Gandhi as Congress president,” the former Uttarakhand chief minister said. In the parliamentary polls held in April-May, the Congress managed to win only three of the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Assam.
“And I think it is frankly appalling that the Scottish government did not want to see the Union Flag and the word British on produce.”It’s not only appalling, it fails to reflect the vote that took place in Scotland, which showed that people in Scotland want to stay part of the United Kingdom.”It emerged last week that in a briefing to Fergus Ewing, the Scottish Rural Affairs Minister, a civil servant said that M&S had promised to “urgently investigate” the categorisation of Scotch and reported back that there had been an error. Although the company confirmed that the website had been changed, officials then suggested that it issue a public message to “clarify” that the mistake had been rectified. They also promised that Mr Ewing “would respond positively” if M&S did so. A whisky ‘nosing’Credit:Getty Theresa May has condemned the Scottish Government’s “appalling” behaviour after MPs were told it did not want the Union flag and the word British on food and drink labelling.SNP ministers were accused of leaning on Marks and Spencer after documents showed that officials telephoned the high street giant “to seek clarity on the situation” after Scotch whisky was listed on its website as being from the UK. Murdo Fraser, the Scottish Tory MSP, said at the time there was “not a person in the world who doesn’t know whisky is Scottish”.A separate briefing on Tesco strawberries recommended that “no formal action is taken at Cabinet Secretary level at present”, but asked whether Mr Ewing wanted a meeting “in the near future” with the supermarket.Both cases prompted a series of SNP supporters to write to Scottish ministers, with one questioning whether it was “an attempt by Westminster at a spot of brainwashing or is there something more sinister going on.”The Scottish Government said the documents showed it had raised public concerns “in a constructive manner”. M&S was contacted about its signage for ScotchCredit:Getty Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A separate briefing marked “urgent” was sent to Nicola Sturgeon over Tesco’s decision to change the branding on Scottish strawberries from the Saltire to a Union Flag.Luke Graham, the Scottish Tory MP, and a former M&S employee, asked Mrs May at Prime Minister’s Questions if she would stand with him “against this petty bullying and support companies that are proud of Scottish and British produce”.The Prime Minister said she “absolutely agreed”, adding: “We should all be proud of Scottish and British produce, of produce from any part of our United Kingdom.