Pregame Q&A with the Daily UW

first_imgJunior quarterback Jacob Eason has made a strong first impression after transferring from Georgia. (Photo courtesy of Conor Courtney / The Daily of the University of Washington) DT: How much do you think it matters that Washington decisively defeated BYU 45-19 while USC lost to the Cougars in overtime? JK: I think it’ll make a much bigger difference for Fink just because he’s the one that’s going to have to deal with the noise at Husky Stadium. This is Eason’s offense to run, and there haven’t really been any growing pains for Washington. He came in with experience playing in the SEC, and he’s got games at home and on the road under his belt this season. I haven’t seen any reason to believe he’s not completely comfortable with the offense and the environment here.  Kirshenbaum: This secondary is pretty young and new, but so far this season it has stepped up to every challenge presented. Despite so much turnover from last season — with three starters drafted and a fourth graduated — I’d say the strength of the group is its depth. Putting six defensive backs on the field has become almost the new normal for [defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach] Jimmy Lake; Washington did it pretty much all game against Hawaii’s run-and-shoot offense, and I could see something similar happening Saturday. I wouldn’t be surprised to see something similar to Washington’s performance against BYU last weekend, where the Cougars had a few shots connect downfield but also had a lot of trouble getting anything done once the field shortened. JK: To start with an easy one, it’s probably junior tailback Salvon Ahmed, just on the basis that he missed the BYU game with a lingering leg injury, and if he’s back, the UW offense goes to a whole new level. Beyond injury developments, I’d say it’s junior tight end Hunter Bryant. He’s probably the most physically gifted option in the UW passing game, and through four weeks he’s quickly become Eason’s go-to option, especially on third downs. Through four games, he’s leading the Huskies with 285 receiving yards, and he’s going to present a matchup problem for pretty much anyone USC puts on him. DT: What is your score prediction and why? DT: With junior quarterback Jacob Eason as well as a talented group of running backs, Washington appears to have a good offensive balance. Do you think the Huskies will rely more heavily on the pass or the run against USC? DT: Eason and USC redshirt junior quarterback Matt Fink are both fairly new to the starting role. How do you think this will factor into their performance in this high-profile matchup?center_img JK: This one’s tough to predict, just because I think so much of the outcome is going to be determined by what happens in the first 10 minutes or so. I’ve thought Washington was going to be in close games each of the past two weeks, and then the Huskies have dominated the first quarter en route to blowouts. I could definitely see this game getting out of hand early. Then again, I could also see USC keeping it close and staying within punching distance into the fourth quarter. I think the second option is a little more likely, but Washington ends up with just enough of a run to emerge with a 33-23 win. After upsetting then-No. 10 Utah last Friday, the No. 21 Trojans face another tough opponent Saturday in No. 17 Washington. The Daily Trojan spoke with the Daily UW managing editor Josh Kirshenbaum to get his insight on the upcoming game. JK: I think the main difference between those two games is how they started. Washington opened last weekend with a 21-point haymaker in the first quarter, while USC found itself in a close game early. Slow starts have been a problem for Washington in recent years, and when opponents can slow down and shorten games and keep it close into the second half, upsets tend to happen (see: Cal in the last two meetings). The fact that the Huskies are getting out to such fast starts, especially on offense, has been one of the most promising developments of this year’s team. That was the difference last weekend, and if Washington can do it this Saturday, it could be again this game. Daily Trojan: USC’s wide receivers dominated a supposedly strong Utah defense last weekend. How do you think Washington’s secondary will match up with USC’s talented receiving corps? DT: Which player do you think will be the biggest X factor for Washington in Saturday’s game? JK: UW’s offense has generally skewed run-heavy, but this iteration may be the most balanced I’ve seen in awhile, or at least since 2016. Last weekend, Washington ran 39 run plays and 28 pass plays, and I’d guess that’s about the balance [head coach] Chris Petersen wants. The key to that on Saturday is going to be getting good yardage on first down. Washington, more than any team I’ve watched, suffers when it’s forced into obvious passing situations. As long as it can stay more balanced, I think the UW offense can have another good game.last_img read more

AUDIO: Team Nigeria’s Performance At World ChampionShips Excites Igali

first_img 1. RelatedWRESTLING: Igali Hails Team Nigeria’s World Championships Performance (AUDIO)September 23, 2019In “Wrestling”WRESTLING: My Love For Igali Makes Me Turn Down Foreign Offers – Adekuoroye (AUDIO)February 19, 2019In “Wrestling”Igali Reflects On ‘Very Good’ Year For Nigerian Wrestling (AUDIO)December 9, 2019In “Wrestling” “Igali August 25” “You know; if we are going to prepare for the 2020 (Olympics), these are the matches we need. Nonetheless, Igali, an Olympic and World Champion (for Canada) in his days, says he is pleased with their outing given the circumstances that trailed the team prior to their departure for Paris and added that the experience garnered will be handy for the team going forward. President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation Daniel Igali has told that he is very proud of the performance of Team Nigeria at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships in Paris, France.Commonwealth Champion Odunayo Adekuoroye became Nigeria’s first-ever silver medal winner at the Championships following her 5-4 loss to Japan’s Haruna Okuno in the final of the 55kg weight class. Another Nigerian Blessing Oborududu (63kg) controversially missed out of a bronze medal after losing 8-7 to her Colombian opponent, Jackeline Castillo while Aminat Adeniyi (58kg) and youngster, Mercy Genesis (48kg) failed to win any medal. “And considering the circumstances, considering what we passed through to even get here (Paris), oh. I’m so extremely happy with their performance and their results,” he said. read more


first_imgAs part of National Recreation Week, Donegal County Museum in partnership with Donegal Libraries and Dark Daughter Productions is inviting people to go on an imaginary journey back in time to Co Donegal 100 years ago to experience what children’s lives were like then.All we need is YOU and your IMAGINATION to join us in animated history workshops, to learn while having fun too.These free workshops are being held all over the county between Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th July and are most suitable for children aged 10+. National Recreation Week will run from Sunday 3rd July – Saturday 9th July 2016. The theme of National Recreational Week is ‘Remembering 1916’.These workshops are funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.On Tuesday 5th July at 10am in Bundoran Community Library, contact on 071 9829665Wednesday 6th July at 2pm in Central Library Letterkenny, contact them on   074 9124950 Thursday 7th July at 11 am in Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair   contact them on  074 9560862Friday 8th July at 1.30pm in Buncrana Library contact them on  074 9361941Saturday 9th July at 2pm in Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, contact them on 074 9124613For more information contact Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. You can phone them on 074 9124613 or email them at museum@donegalcoco.ieDONEGAL COUNTY MUSEUM INVITES YOU TO ATTEND ‘REMEMBERING 1916’ THEMED WORKSHOPS was last modified: June 29th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:1916Donegal County MuseumRECREATION WEEKlast_img read more

Why do England wear three lions on their shirt?

first_imgWhen the FA was formed, they wanted to come up with a crest that reflected the nation and its heritage.They opted for the lions and ten red roses, which are believed to be a nod to the War of the Roses between Lancashire and Yorkshire.England’s crest also features one single gold star, which commemorates the World Cup triumph of 1966.You may have noticed that the badge is shared with England cricket – but there are two differences.The roses are not on that version, whilst there is a large crown over the top of the lions.Tune into talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of England v Croatia: Wednesday July 11 – Kick Off 7PM BST The shirt worn by England’s 1966 heroes Why do England wear three lions on their shirt?There is a long and complicated history behind England’s crest.It is the official emblem of the Football Association – founded in 1863 – who had to get royal permission before using it.That’s because the three lions date back to the 12th century, where Richard the Lionheart used to ride into battle with lions on his banners.Since then, the three lions have been a feature of every royal Coat of Arms. 2 The famous England crest complete with the lions, roses and star Few crests are as iconic in sport as England’s three lions.A feature on every shirt since the first ever international in 1872, the badge has remained relatively unchanged over the years. 2 Getty Getty last_img read more