Les Miles Announces Major Coaching Change At Kansas

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p “Brent is one of the brightest individuals I have encountered in all of my years coaching,” Miles said, via press release. “His experience as a record-setting coach and quarterback at the collegiate level will benefit our offense immediately. I believe our players will be naturally drawn to Brent’s leadership and coaching ability. I have the utmost trust in his ability to lead young men and this move puts our players in the best position to be successful moving forward.”Brent Dearmon to take over as #KUfball Offensive CoordinatorMore ➝ https://t.co/jHZquGlhOq pic.twitter.com/4qPrCcEkrc— Kansas Football (@KU_Football) October 6, 2019Kansas is 2-4 on the season after Saturday’s loss to Oklahoma. The Jayhawks exploded for 48 points in a Sept. 13 win over Boston College, but have produced 89 total points in their other five games.Dearmon is regarded as an innovative offensive mind and an expert when in comes to Run-Pass Option (RPO) concepts. If he can duplicate the success the Jayhawks had against BC, he’ll be well-received as an OC.We’ll see if Miles’ faith in Dearmon is rewarded. Kansas cheerleader runs with a Jayhawk flag during football game.LAWRENCE, KS – SEPTEMBER 29: A Kansas Jayhawks cheerleaders runs with a Jayhawk flag after a touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)Kansas football head coach Les Miles has officially fired offensive coordinator Les Koenning and promoted senior offensive consultant Brent Dearmon to fill the role.Miles announced the move this evening. Koenning lasted only six games as the Jayhawks’ offensive coordinator, with Miles opting to make a change midway through his first season in Lawrence.Dearmon, meanwhile, is also in his first year at KU. He led his alma mater Bethel University, an NAIA program, to a 10-0 regular season as a head coach in 2018.Bethel averaged 55.0 points per game, the top scoring average on any level of college football.last_img read more

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Blazers snap Clippers’ streak with 125-104 win

first_img Published: March 12, 2019, 11:08pm By JOE REEDY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES — CJ McCollum scored 35 points, Jusuf Nurkic and Damian Lillard added 20 apiece and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped the Los Angeles Clippers’ five-game winning streak with a 125-104 victory Tuesday night.McCollum, who was 12 of 21 from the field and made six 3-pointers, took control of the game during the fourth quarter as the Trail Blazers broke things open with a 21-5 run. Portland led 95-94 with 8:50 remaining before going on a 15-3 spurt that included 13 straight points by McCollum, including three 3-pointers.The Clippers — who were on the end of back-to-back games — led for most of the first 30 minutes before the Trail Blazers went on an 11-3 run to go up 75-68 with 4:55 remaining in the third quarter. McCollum and Lillard completed the run with 3s. Los Angeles slowly crept back and was within one in the fourth before Portland took control.Montrezl Harrell had 22 points and Lou Williams added 18 for the Clippers, who had won eight of their previous10. Share: 4 Photos There were four lead changes until the Clippers scored eight straight points to take a 19-12 lead with 4:08 remaining in the first quarter. They would be up by as many as eight (43-35) midway through the second quarter until the Blazers went on a late run to close the quarter and get within 52-50 at halftime.Tip-insTrail Blazers: Nurkic also had 12 rebounds for his 31st double-double of the season. … Guard Rodney Hood did not play due to right hip soreness. … Evan Turner, who has been plagued by soreness in his left knee, saw action for only the third time in the past 10 games.Clippers: Ivica Zubac had 10 points and 16 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season and second with the Clippers. He had 12 rebounds during the first half, which is the most by a Clippers player this season. It is also the most for Los Angeles since DeAndre Jordan had 12 in the first half against Denver on April 7, 2018. GOcenter_img Share: Blazers snap Clippers’ streak with 125-104 win McCollum scores 35 to lead Portland Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard, left, drives against Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) Photo Gallery By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.last_img read more

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Maud Lewis Honoured on Heritage Day

first_imgNova Scotian folk artist Maud Lewis is being honoured on Heritage Day, Monday, Feb. 18. Maud Lewis achieved national recognition in the mid 1960’s, becoming known as one of Canada’s best-known folk artists. Her paintings have received accolades and admiration throughout the years. “Heritage Day celebrates our province’s cultural heritage and instills pride in being Nova Scotian,” said Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage Leo Glavine. “This year’s honoree has a special place in the heart of Nova Scotians, and as a celebrated artist, Maud Lewis is an incredible ambassador of our province’s culture.” Heritage Day was designed to celebrate a remarkable person, place or event that has helped shape the province’s identity, culture and heritage and make it what it is today. “Maud’s special gift was that, despite lifelong struggles with poverty and rheumatoid arthritis, she saw the world through eyes of innocence, hope and wonder, and she was able to share that vision with others through her art,” said Susan Tilley-Russell, executive director for the Arthritis Society, Atlantic Region. “She showed us that there are few things more powerful than the human spirit.” Several activities commemorating Maud Lewis are planned across the province. For a full calendar of events, visit https://heritageday.novascotia.ca/content/2019-heritage-day-eventslast_img read more

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Drive Safely This Summer

first_imgCanada Day marks the first long weekend of summer and the province and RCMP are urging Nova Scotians to drive safely and plan ahead by arranging for a designated driver if you are celebrating. “Warmer weather means more and more people are getting out and enjoying outdoor activities on our highways, beaches, trails and in our provincial parks,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Lloyd Hines. “Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can have tragic consequences for you and other road users. The long weekend is a time to gather with friends and family. “This means planning to get home safely. Be sure to slow down and buckle up so you get to your destination.” Police will be out in full force patrolling highways and drivers can expect to see checkpoints. “Everyone has a role to play in keeping roads safe,” said Staff Sgt. Jeff West, acting officer in charge of Nova Scotia RCMP Traffic Services. “With more traffic expected this weekend, it is especially important for drivers to focus on the road ahead so they can quickly respond to unexpected hazards. “It is also critical to drive sober. Our officers will be ready to conduct sobriety testing for drugs and alcohol at checkpoints.” The province works with road safety partners, including the RCMP, Nova Scotia Road Builders Association and Safety Services Nova Scotia, to raise awareness and education about road safety. For more information on road safety, go to, http://novascotia.ca/tran/roadsafety/roadsafety.asp .last_img read more

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