Mata Mata: Manchester United raging after Newcastle loss Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 22:30 2/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester United Newcastle United v Manchester United Newcastle United Premier League Jose Mourinho’s side were beaten 1-0 by the Magpies on Sunday and the midfielder concedes their opponents took better advantage of their “weapons” Juan Mata admits Manchester United were furious after their 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday.Matt Ritchie’s second-half strike condemned Jose Mourinho’s side to a second away defeat in a row in the top flight and left them 16 points behind leaders Manchester City.Mata, who came off the bench in the second half as United chased the game, has now called on his team-mates to channel their “rage” into their FA Cup fifth-round clash with Huddersfield Town on Saturday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “It’s not easy to write after a defeat,” he wrote in his blog. “The truth is, after losing an away game you think a lot about it on your way back home.”You remember every play, every moment, and you try to change the outcome but obviously that’s impossible. You can’t turn back time, so the only way to carry on is to turn all this rage into a desire to win, work and attitude for the next game.”The 1-0 in Newcastle hurts because we had chances to score both in the first and in the second half, but they took better advantage of their weapons.””We already have to focus on the FA Cup and Huddersfield. It will be a great opportunity to prove that a new win can help to forget [Sunday’s] game.”6 – Jose Mourinho has now lost six times against Rafael Benitez in all competitions; only versus Pep Guardiola (9) has he suffered more defeats as a manager. Adversaries. pic.twitter.com/SBhGVfaH4c — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 11, 2018 Mata also praised the club for its handling of the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster last Tuesday and paid tribute to former United midfielder Liam Miller, who passed away following a battle with cancer last week.”The week has been very special for the club, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the air disaster in Munich that changed the history of Manchester United forever,” he added.”It was very emotional and it shows once again that this club is different. The Flowers of Manchester will always be remembered.”Also, this weekend we got the sad news of Liam Miller’s passing, another footballer who wore the United shirt. He was only 36. Here I’d like to send a hug to his family and friends on behalf of the whole team.”
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 23, 2010June 20, 2017By: Seth Cochran, Young Champion of Maternal HealthClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This blog post was contributed by Seth Cochran, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. He will be blogging about his experience every month, and you can learn more about him, the other Young Champions, and the program here.Einstein said, “Life is like riding a bicycle – to keep your balance you must keep moving.”I have never been a poster boy for managing a good Work/Life balance. With a full-time commitment to my project with EHAS and a startup non-profit of my own with OperationOF, I am now facing the challenge of a Work/Work/Life balance. But when I accepted this Young Champion challenge, I expected to grow in unexpected ways.I have to admit that the Life part of my Work/Life balance is typically my first sacrifice. Normally in a situation like this, I would learn just as much Spanish as necessary (if any) and live as close to work as possible.Everyone here speaks great English, so necessity demands little. But learning Spanish has become important to me and I am devoting hours of every day studying its intricacies. I also did not choose the path of least resistance in the apartment search. But, being picky paid off. I found a little flat on top of a tall building. With panoramic views in every direction, my terrace is my new refuge. This wide-open, rooftop patio dumps Spain’s enchanting light on me and I honestly can’t get enough. I’m making every day a little longer just by refusing to miss a sunrise. Believe me, I need all the extra time I can get.So how can I get the Work/Work done with Life demanding a bigger piece of the pie? I keep moving and try to make sure there is very little wasted motion. It helps that my work with EHAS is contributing to my effort with OperationOF and vice versa. This synergy is driving my growing knowledge not only of maternal health, but also of how I can apply old skills in new ways.For example, in my first month with EHAS, I did a fair amount of research on telemedicine and ICT (information and communication technologies) for health. This definitely sharpened my research skills and helped me orient myself around the various peer-reviewed resources available. These research skills found immediate use in the investigation of new approaches to preventing obstructed labor and obstetric fistula for an international consultation.As a member of the Prevention sub-committee in the Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU) consultation on obstetric fistula, I had the opportunity to present research at the SIU meeting in Marrakesh. My new research skills helped me discover new mechanisms to potentially prevent maternal death. Presenting the findings at the Marrakesh meeting also gave me the opportunity to see one of the world’s leading fistula surgeons: Dr. Steve Arrowsmith. I convinced this thought leader to join OperationOF’s surgical advisory board. So my work with EHAS is not only growing my technical skills, but also helping me strengthen my organization.I am also finding new ways to apply my old private sector skills in my work with EHAS. When I worked in the private equity industry, the application of business development and finance skills translated ideas into profit. As part of my role, I have assisted Andres and Carlos Rey, a member of the EHAS team with broad ICT knowledge, to develop social business strategies for EHAS as part of the Ashoka/Siemens Foundation Social Business Development Group. The strategy sessions and financial forecasting we did this month felt very similar to private sector work, except we sought profit in the form of improved health outcomes. Andres presented the high level strategy at a meeting in Munich and we are now digging deeper into several elements of the plan as well as focusing efforts on maternal and newborn child health.The breadth of my efforts in this Young Champion experience is most definitely fueling my growth as a maternal health innovator, but I am also growing from interaction with my Young Champion peers. Anna Dion and I are adapting a business planning structure. Martha Fikre Adenew and I are developing a collaboration plan to synergize our project ideas. Ifeyinwa Egwaoje and I have discussed how to reduce volunteer attrition and increase participation. Yeabsira Mehari, who also works on obstetric fistula, has shared a great deal of her experiences and ideas with me. There is truly cross-pollination on every level and in every dimension.I love how Einstein implied that balance lives in motion. I am “moving” more than I can remember, but am finding incredible balance amidst the flurry of Young Champion experiences. I can’t wait to see where this “bicycle” will take me next.Share this:
A few surprises today at the X-Blades National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour.Early on day two of the X-Blades National Youth Championships, the seeds performed as planned, most of them winning their pool matches. In the Boys 18’s, QSST, Brisbane, NSWCHS and NSWCIS were all victorious. The upsets were 16th ranked North Queensland beating 15th-ranked Northern Territory 18-0, with the major upset being first seeds Sydney Mets going down to 6th ranked NSWCCC 6-3.In other divisions, SQBD played a tight match, tying 8 all with North Queensland in the Boy’s 20’s. Also in the Boys 20’s, 2nd ranked Southern Suns beat Hornets 14-7, and first seeds Sydney Mets beat fourth seed Cobras 10-6.In the Girls 18’s, SQBD were too good for the Southern Suns and Northern Territory beat South Australia 9-2. Top seeds QSST were too good for Tasmania, winning 15-1, while the other winners were NSWCHS, Sydney Rebels. Northern Eagles and South Queensland fought out a 3 all draw, while the X-Blades match of the round lived up to expectations, with 6th ranked NSWCCC defeating third seeds Brisbane 8-1.In the Girls 20’s, it was all the favourites taking victory, with Brisbane, Sharks, Sunshine Coast, Southern Suns and Sydney Rebels all winning. Later in the afternoon, the Boys 18’s NSWCHS, ranked 4th came back from a heavy defeat to beat the 3rd ranked Cobras 10-3. In other Boys 18’s results, NSWCIS, Southern Suns and the Mets were the winners.In the final games of the day, it was the usual suspects, with NSWCHS, Sharks and NSWCCC winning in the Boys 18’s, although 3rd ranked Brisbane did it tough, being held to 3-all against 11th ranked Hornets. The Hornets were winners in the Girls 20’s, beating Victoria 10-4.
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Australian Menâ€™s Open player, Matthew Prowse and Womenâ€™s Open player, Emily Hennessey have been named the Australian Flag Bearers for the 2017 Openâ€™s Trans Tasman Test Series.Emily Hennessey from the Womenâ€™s Open Team first represented Australia as a 16-year-old in the 2004 Youth Series in New Zealand, followed by the 2005 Youth World Cup. She was then selected in the Australian Womenâ€™s Open team for the 2009, 2010 and 1013 Trans Tasman Test Series and the 2011 and 2015 World Cup. She has been capped at open level on 24 occasions. Returning to the highest level of our sport after each of her three pregnancies is an indication of her character and her determination, motivation and dedication.Matt Prowse was first selected into the Australian Menâ€™s Open team in 2009 and subsequently represented Australia at the 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 Trans Tasman Test Series and at the 2011 and 2015 World Cups. During his nine years of representation in the Australian Menâ€™s Open team, Matt has been capped on 37 occasions. TFA wishes to congratulate Matt and Emily on this accolade, one that is thoroughly deserved.Keep up-to-date with all the latest news and information from the 2017 Trans Tasman Series:Website – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (#transtasman17)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksFlag Bearers
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Barnes: Current Liverpool best in 35 yearsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend John Barnes is excited by the team being put together by Jurgen Klopp.The Reds are six points clear at the top of the table after 19 rounds of fixtures and have yet to taste defeat in a League match this season.Barnes told BonusCodeBets.co.uk: “The team is more balanced than the point where we had Suarez, Coutinho, Sturridge and Sterling. They were very good attack-wise, but in terms of the balance between attack and defence, they probably didn’t work as hard or didn’t defend as comprehensively.”This is the best-balanced team that is capable of winning the Premier League.'”Even when we nearly won the Premier League in the season where Gerrard slipped, I think this is a better-balanced team and this team is more capable of winning because they also grind results out when they’re not playing well.”This is probably the most balanced Liverpool team I’ve seen in the last 20 to 35 years.”
Rivaldo raps Barcelona for ignoring kidsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Barcelona star Rivaldo says management should focus more on their La Masia academy.Rivaldo believes the club’s young players deserve a better chance at making it.Asked about Jeison Murillo’s signing and the possible arrivals of Adrien Rabiot (PSG) and Frenkie De Jong (Ajax), Rivaldo said Barca “should look more at La Masia and less outside the club. Murillo arrived, they’re talking about Rabiot and De Jong… in my opinion the club doesn’t need to reinforce from outside. “They have an excellent structure and should focus on moving through new young talents.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich veteran Robben: Van Dijk should be proud of his developmentby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich veteran Arjen Robben says Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk deserves great praise for his career progress.Van Dijk kicked off his career at FC Groningen and is now regarded among the world’s best centre-halves.Robben says his countryman should be proud for what he’s achieved.”He has made great strides lately, just look where he came from, and I think we should compliment him on his development,” said Robben.”Facing Van Dijk and Liverpool (in the Champions League) could not be more difficult.”
Brahim Diaz says he can handle Real Madrid pressureby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrahim Diaz says he can handle pressure of being a Real Madrid player.The 19-year-old former Manchester City midfielder had his official presentation on Monday and was able to train with his new teammates for the first time on Tuesday morning, though he was clearly still in a state of excitement about the move.”Real Madrid are the best club in the world and you have to perform at the highest level every week,” he said to Madrid’s official television channel.”Each week you must try to score goals and give assists and, above all, contribute to the team union that is what leads you to winning titles at the end.”There are great players and world stars here.”I’ve come from a big club, but this is another step forward.”Brahim provided an insight into where he believes he plays best, too.”[I’m comfortable] in all attacking positions,” he added.”I really like to play behind the striker because I’m a link-up player.”I like the attacking side of the game and being able to play one-twos, arriving from midfield and score goals.”Goals and assists are very important for a club like Real Madrid. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Barcelona announce latest injury suffered by Messiby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona have announced the injury suffered by Lionel Messi in victory over Villarreal.In a heavy blow, the Argentine has been diagnosed with an elongation in the adductor of his left leg.It remains to be seen whether or not the La Masia graduate will be ready to play against Getafe, although it is assumed at this moment that he will miss that match.What will follow is a race against time in order for him to be fully fit to face Inter in the Champions League on Wednesday.”The first team player, Lionel Messi, has an elongation in the adductor of his left thigh,” a club statement read.One positive is that an elongation is not a break and any absence for Messi will likely be shorter than it could have been. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Solskjaer convinced Man Utd on the right path: Not as bad as you think!by Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer remains convinced Manchester United are on the right path. Solskjaer thinks his side have performed well despite not getting positive results. The Red Devils are in tenth with nine points from seven games following the 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Monday.And Solskjaer says his side have been unlucky not to get more points from their performances.”There are many things we look at that gives me loads of confidence,” he said. “You can talk about performance, but results matter. “You can talk about results – I can talk about six out of seven good performances that weren’t as bad you thought.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Bournemouth set for Aston Villa payment after Mings debutby Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth are set to earn a windfall from Aston Villa as part of the Tyrone Mings transfer.When the player left to join Villa, there was a clause that included a payment after his first international appearance.Mings made his debut for England in the 6-0 win in Bulgaria this week.And the Telegraph says that it means Bournemouth will get an extra £250,000 from their Premier League rivals.The payments will continue if Mings plays three more games for England, as the clause stipulated £250,000 for each of his first four international appearances.Mings struggled for game time at Bournemouth, but has turned around his career since joining Villa. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool youngster Hoever aiming for big U17 World Cupby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool youngster Ki-Jana Hoever is preparing for a big FIFA U17 World Cup.The talented defender will miss several weeks of action for the Reds as he seeks glory with the Netherlands in Brazil.”I’m really looking forward to it,” Hoever told Liverpoolfc.com.”It’s a big experience to go all the way to Brazil and play games over there in decent stadiums. I hope a lot of people will come to watch and we’ll have a crowd.”It’s a big thing in Holland, a lot of people watch it. It’s on one of the biggest television [networks] in Holland, it’s watched and it’s quite big.”Of course, if you win it or make it far, there’s a lot of attention.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
PISCATAWAY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 30: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes before a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on September 30, 2017 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. Ohio State won 56-0. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)Earlier this week, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was stuck on a cruise ship for an extra day and a half because of foggy conditions down near Port Tampa Bay. Meyer and the other 2,500 passengers aboard Buckeye Cruise actually had to be escorted back to shore by the Coast Guard.The passengers were aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas, and the the travel company has issued a very clever PR statement on the matter. Royal Caribbean jokingly tweeted that the vessel wasn’t having trouble, it was just navigating through the Gulf of Mexico to create script Ohio.Hey, @OSUCoachMeyer! Fog, schmog: we knew where we were going all along. Welcome back! #stuckatsea #bc4c pic.twitter.com/s0p81a1eU4— Royal Caribbean PR (@RoyalCaribPR) February 25, 2015Thankfully, everyone aboard the ship was unharmed.
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)A former college football star and legendary USC Trojans icon has reportedly passed away.Willie Brown, a California native who starred for the Trojans in the 1960s and has since become a major part of USC’s program/campus, has unfortunately died, according to multiple reports.Multiple USC personnel shared the tough news on Twitter.“To the Trojan family, Our dearly beloved Coach Willie Brown a true legend has passed away this morning. Let’s make sure we keep his family lifted up in prayer.”“RIP to a great Trojan Willie Brown. He was an honorable man who dedicated his life to the betterment of the youth. So glad I got to say bye.”To the Trojan family, Our dearly beloved Coach Willie Brown a true legend has passed away this morning. Let’s make sure we keep his family lifted up in prayer. ??Much Love Pops#MyDearestFriend#RIP— Pops (@PopsUSC) July 26, 2018RIP to a great Trojan Willie Brown.He was an honorable man who dedicated his life to the betterment of the youth. So glad I got to say bye.— Alex Holmes (@Trojan81) July 26, 2018Here’s USC on Brown:Safe to say, Brown helped the baseball team, but his talents were more famously witnessed on the gridiron, as he became the first I-formation tailback in John McKay’s offense and helped the Trojans to their first national championship in 23 years in 1962. That year, the junior led the team in rushing, interceptions, punt returns and kickoff returns, and was the second leading receiver.“It was great for me,” he laughs. “I got the ball all the time. Everyone loved it because we could see that the defense didn’t know what to do. What John McKay did in installing that offense was revolutionary in college football. They were running me in motion and lining me up seven-yards deep. The things that he did from an innovation standpoint, other teams couldn’t handle.”This story encapsulates everything Brown did and meant to the USC family. It’s very much worth a read.RIP, Willie.
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)The Nebraska football program’s celebratory balloon release at Memorial Stadium is a beloved tradition to some, and an unnecessary nuisance that harms the environment to others.The controversy is generally reserved for the Lincoln area.In 2014, an environmentalist started a petition for Nebraska to end the tradition. Two years later, the school faced a lawsuit over it, which was eventually thrown out.Just this year, a local group “Balloons Blow” put up a billboard asking Nebraska to cancel the tradition.This week, a Nebraska football balloon popped up in a place that no one would expect: The Hamptons.A marine biologist in East Hampton, N.Y. discovered it while going to fill a test tube from the Atlantic Ocean.She posted a picture to Instagram, with a caption chastising Nebraska for the pollution.Even with balloons having the ability to travel long distances once released, one hitting the East Coast seems unlikely.The Huskers’ NYC alumni club said it doesn’t release balloons, but theorized that local Nebraska fans may be responsible. From 1011 Now in Lincoln:“We do not release balloons at any events,” Danny Scheyer, President of NYC Huskers said. “However, there are thousands of Huskers on Long Island and the greater New York City area. I don’t pretend to be a meteorologist, but it seems more likely the balloon came from a local than Lincoln. After all, Husker Nation is a coast-to-coast phenomenon.”That would definitely make more sense. Wherever the balloon came from, expect plenty more from those who want the balloon release canceled over the next few years.[1011 Now]
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 13: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals reacts after hitting a single in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game five of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)ESPN announced its celebrity guest picker for today’s College GameDay show on Friday night. The pick: star MLB outfielder Bryce Harper.Some were puzzled by the pick, as Harper is a Las Vegas native who skipped college straight for the MLB, but he has a very big connection to Ohio State – his wife, Kayla Harper, played soccer for the Buckeyes.Harper is excited to be back in Columbus, Ohio.“How Fir(m) Thy Friendship! Can’t wait for @CollegeGameDay to(m)orrow! #Celebritypicker,” he tweeted.How Fir❌ Thy Friendship! Can’t wait for @CollegeGameDay to❌orrow! #Celebritypicker pic.twitter.com/pzjE0PKDnr— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) November 24, 2018Harper’s wife, Kayla Harper, is excited to be back at her school, too.Kayla Harper, who played soccer for Ohio State, tweeted that she was “home.”I’m home ? https://t.co/j63YymxHM7— Kayla Harper (@kayyharper8) November 24, 2018Bryce and Kayla had been dating for several years before getting married a little more than a year ago.Kayla seemed to really enjoy her time with the Buckeyes, playing for the Ohio State women’s soccer team.Bryce Harper seems to have taken up Ohio State as his college football team, as the Washington Nationals’ star didn’t attend college.Harper has often tweeted his support for Urban Meyer and Co.O-H? #BuckeyeNation— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) August 31, 2017It’s a big winter for Bryce and Kayla, as the MLB star will be deciding on his future in free agency. There are several teams interested in the All-Star outfielder.For now, though, Bryce and Kayla will be enjoying some college football. ESPN’s College GameDay will air from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. E.T.Ohio State and Michigan are set to kick off at noon E.T. The game will be on FOX.
TAMPA, FL – DECEMBER 15: Greg Schiano, head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, watches the action during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Raymond James Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. San Francisco won the game 33-14. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Former Ohio State defensive coordinator and associate head coach Greg Schiano is set to make his return to the NFL with the newly-minted Super Bowl champions.According to Jim McBride of the Boston Globe, Schiano is set to take over as defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots.While the Patriots did not have a designated defensive coordinator last season, the defensive play calling duties were held by linebackers coach Brian Flores, who left the team on Monday to take over as head coach of the Miami Dolphins.Schiano will presumably take over the defensive play calling duties in his new role with the team.BREAKING: #Patriots will officially name Greg Schiano as their defensive coordinator, a league source confirmed. https://t.co/0RjKI6mu1Y— Jim McBride (@globejimmcbride) February 6, 2019Schiano came to prominence as head coach of Rutgers in the 2000s, turning the Scarlet Knights from a doormat into a successful program and securing their highest-ever post-season ranking in 2006.In 2012, Schiano left Rutgers to take over as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, he struggled mightily in the new role and the team went 11-21 in two years with him at the helm.After two years of coaching high school, Schiano was recruited by Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer in 2016.When Meyer retired at the end of the 2018 season, Schiano was not retained by incoming head coach Ryan Day.
EUGENE, OR – OCTOBER 07: A general view of the stadium during the game between the Washington State Cougars and the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)Oregon football enters the 2019 season with plenty of expectations and a new-look home field. They unveiled the latter last night.In a quick video posted to Twitter, Oregon showed off some changes to the surface at Autzen Stadium. You can see them below.Most notably, the font for the yard-line numbers is much different. It also looks like the midfield logo is slightly smaller.As for the home crowd that makes Autzen quite an inhospitable environment for visiting teams, they should be as loud and boisterous as usual this season. New FieldTurf. Same Goals. Fall camp starts Friday.⌛️#GoDucks pic.twitter.com/mHZdcBfRjX— Oregon Football (@oregonfootball) July 29, 2019After a couple of down seasons, things are looking up in Eugene. Oregon is coming off a 9-4 campaign, including a bowl win, in Mario Cristobal’s first season as head coach, and Cristobal reeled in a top-10 recruiting class for this fall.The Ducks are expected to compete with Washington, Washington State and Stanford in a rugged Pac-12 North this season. They return star quarterback Justin Herbert, as well as running backs C.J. Verdell and Travis Dye and an experienced offensive line.Oregon checked in at No. 12 in The Spun’s preseason top 25 earlier this summer. The official Associated Press and Coaches’ Poll top 25 rankings will be released in a few weeks.
ESPN’s Football Power Index is giving Georgia a 53.5 percent chance of winning this game, giving Notre Dame a 46.5 percent chance.Georgia will need a better performance from Jake Fromm in the second half in order to pull out this victory.The Bulldogs’ QB has thrown for just 59 yards in two quarters, though he’s completed 11 of 12 passes.Notre Dame, meanwhile, has gotten 146 yards and one touchdown from Ian Book.The Fighting Irish and the Bulldogs are set to begin the second half on CBS. ATHENS, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 21: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs gets his team fired up prior to playing the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Sanford Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Georgia and Notre Dame are one half into college football’s game of the week and, so far, it’s been a surprising contest.The Fighting Irish, who came into the game as a two-touchdown underdog, are leading the No. 3 Bulldogs at halftime.It’s No. 7 Notre Dame 10, No. 3 Georgia 7 after two quarters.ESPN’s Football Power Index has updated its prediction for the second half. It likes the Bulldogs.