United States Friedel, Garber and Milbrett lead 2018 U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame class Goal 08:44 6/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andrew Nelles United States MLS United States The Hall will induct five new members during a ceremony in October U.S. Soccer announced its 2018 National Soccer Hall of Fame class on Thursday, which includes Cindy Parlow Cone, Dr. Bob Contiguglia, Brad Friedel, Don Garber and Tiffeny Milbrett. The five were selected from a list of 32 finalists on the Hall of Fame player ballots, nine finalists on the veteran ballots and seven finalists in the builder category.Milbrett and Friedel were selected from the player ballots, while Garber and Contiguglia came from the builder ballot and Parlow Cone was chosen from the veteran ballot. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Parlow Cone and Milbrett both starred for the women’s national team in the 1990s and 2000s, and were each a part of the sides that won the 1996 Olympic gold medal and the 1999 Women’s World Cup.Friedel is one of the finest goalkeepers the U.S. has ever produced, featuring for the national team between 1992 and 2005, while playing 17 seasons in the Premier League. He is currently the manager of the New England Revolution in MLS.Garber, the current MLS commissioner, was elected to the Hall in 2016 but deferred enshrinement to 2018. He has been commissioner of the North American top flight since 1999. Under Garber’s leadership, the league has expanded from 10 to 26 clubs and achieved long-term viability. Contiguglia was U.S. Soccer president from 1998 to 2006, overseeing a period of success that included the 1999 Women’s World Cup title. The five new members of the Hall of Fame will be inducted during a ceremony in October at the brand-new National Soccer Hall of Fame, located at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
Tottenham Hotspur Kane signs new Tottenham deal until 2024 Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 21:38 6/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Harry Kane Transfers Videos The England captain has committed himself to fresh terms in north London, having enjoyed a meteoric rise during his time with his boyhood club Harry Kane has signed a new six-year contract at Tottenham to stay until 2024, the Premier League club have confirmed.Kane has developed into one of the world’s finest strikers in north London, and will captain England at the 2018 World Cup after scoring 41 goals in just 48 appearances in all competitions this season.The new deal means that the 24-year-old will lead the club into their new stadium, which is set to open at the beginning of the 2018-19 season. Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move In total, Kane has racked up 213 appearances for Spurs, and has scored 140 goals, and it has been widely reported that his new deal has broken the club’s previously watertight wage structure.Indeed, Kane signed a new contract in 2016 and was said to be earning £100,000 per week, though these terms are thought to have doubled his earnings, while also putting him on the longest contract in the Premier League.The prolific striker follows manager Mauricio Pochettino in committing his future to Spurs, who finished third in the Premier League last term.Pochettino shunned the reported advances of Real Madrid to pen terms on a new five-year contract in late May, becoming one of the highest-paid managers in the Premier League in the process.Kane and Pochettino’s relationship has blossomed since the Argentine took over at White Hart Lane, the manager taking Spurs to three consecutive top-four finishes and two title challenges, with Kane as the focal point of his side.And the partnership will now continue, despite previous calls for Kane to leave Spurs and look to forge a path elsewhere. 📝 We are delighted to announce that @HKane has signed a new six-year contract with the Club, which runs until 2024. #OneOfOurOwn pic.twitter.com/4p6xfVTLkE— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 8, 2018 Former Spurs striker Roman Pavlyuchenko echoed such calls earlier this week, telling the England star to leave if Real or Barcelona were to show interest in securing his services.“If Barcelona and Real Madrid call him, then yes, he has to go,” Pavlyuchenko told Goal. “But if it’s to join a team that occupies the middle of the table in Spain or Italy, it’s not worth it.“But, he must first know what he wants. It is certain that, if Barca and Real are present, then it’s normal to want to go there.”Instead, Kane is set to continue on his path at Spurs, having previously aired his desire to break Alan Shearer’s record of 260 Premier League goals. Kane, thus far, has netted 108 strikes.Kane is currently sixth in Tottenham’s all-time top scorers list, sitting just three behind fifth-placed Jermain Defoe. He needs 126 more goals to break Jimmy Greaves’ record of 266.
Day 1 wrap-upThe NT State Titles commenced last night with teams from all over the Territory making their way to Goodline Park in Palmerston, near Darwin. The Palmerston Raiders Rugby League Club ensured the fields were in immaculate condition for the event, which will see all round games held over two evenings (Thursday & Friday) in cooler conditions and Grand Finals to be played on Saturday.Round one tapped off and saw in the Women’s open Division Inferno Magpies open their account with a convincing 6-0 win over the Titans. While the Sharks managed a tough 7-6 win over a much-fancied Rebels side from Katherine.The Men’s Division saw a number of closely fought encounters with Alice Springs taking the win over the Inferno Magpies in what was a terrific show of speed and skill. The Rebels Men’s team from Katherine managed a 6-1 win over the Darwin Men’s side, while Sims Refrigeration put on a terrific display with a convincing win over the MacKillop Saints.In the Senior Mixed Division, Palmerston Magpies currently sit top of the ladder, while in the Under 18s, the Inferno Magpies are the current leaders.Games continue tonight from 6pm at Goodline Park, Palmerston. All results are available via the tournament website: http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-920-0-532184-0&sID=213772
Arsenal to launch January bid for Boca Juniors winger Pavonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are ready to launch a bid for Boca Juniors winger Christian Pavon.The Sun says the Gunners have the 22-year-old Argentine in their sights for the New Year and contact has already been made with his club.However, Boca have quoted a sky-high fee for Pavon, who has been dogged by hamstring trouble which handicapped him in the Copa Libertadores final.Emirates boss Unai Emery is a big fan and wants Pavon to give his attack even more edge.He can play in the Arsenal system and is faster than most players in the Spaniard’s squad.Boca are braced for a bid close to their asking price for Pavon and have fended off other Premier League clubs as they try to get their money. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Iniesta happy to see Messi as Barcelona captainby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveVissel Kobe midfielder Andres Iniesta is happy to see Leo Messi as Barcelona captain.Messi took the armband after Iniesta’s summer departure.”I don’t think it’s a new thing for him,” said Iniesta.”He has been here a long time as the star player and at the centre of everything.The captain’s armband is an added stimulus for him.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery full of praise for ‘angry’ Guendouziby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveUnai Emery was full of praise for Matteo Guendouzi after Sunday’s 3-2 comeback win over Aston Villa. Guendouzi marshalled the Gunners midfield, showing an attitude and maturity beyond his 21 years. Speaking after the game, Emery said he was pleased with Guendouzi’s “anger”.He said: “With Matteo, last year when he came here he progressed and he is progressing. Really I like that spirit he has, he has talent but above all his attitude, his energy, his commitment and his behaviour. “He’s one player who is angry when he is not playing but I like that. “I like that player because when they are angry they are asking you to play, when you decide that they play today they know they have a commitment to give what you need and he is one player, he is improving. “I want to be calm with him, he is humble and continuing improving and growing up with us.”
Borussia Dortmund have denied reports Shinji Kagawa is set to join French side Bordeaux on loan.Reports from France suggested that Dortmund had agreed a deal with the Ligue 1 club for the Japan international, though Kagawa had yet to be convinced about the move.However, Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has distanced himself from those rumours. 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? Speaking to Ruhr Nachtrichten, the 56-year-old said: “I know nothing about that.”Despite that denial, Kagawa is still expected to leave Dortmund before the end of the January transfer window.After last season was cut short by injury, Kagawa has struggled to regain his starting berth under Lucian Favre this time around, with Marco Reus being his preferred option in attacking midfield.The emergence of youngsters such as Jadon Sancho and Christian Pulisic has also restricted Kagawa’s playing time, with the former Manchester United forward making just two starts and two further substitute appearances so far this campaign.That has inevitably led to speculation regarding a possible January move for the 29-year-old.Dortmund are keen to lower their wage bill and so will not stand in the way of any squad player looking to move, as demonstrated by Andre Schurrle’s loan move to Fulham last summer and Sebastian Rode’s departure to Eintracht Frankfurt earlier this month.Speaking to Nikkan Sports in November, Kagawa revealed his desire to pursue first-team football and that a move to Spain’s La Liga would be his preferred option.Kagawa said a move to Spain would be “the most important challenge in my career”, having already enjoyed spells in England and Germany.In response to those comments, Zorc admitted he was sympathetic to Kagawa’s predicament and would consider allowing him to move on for the sake of his career.Sevilla have been heavily linked with a move for the player, though no deal has yet to materialise.Kagawa initially joined Dortmund from Cerezo Osaka in 2010 and has gone on to make more than 2000 appearances over two stints with the club, sandwiched between a two-year spell at Old Trafford.He is contracted at the Westfalenstadion until the summer of 2020.
Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman believes Petr Cech has more to offer despite announcing his intention to hang up his gloves at the end of the season.The ex-Czech Republic international announced on Tuesday that his 20-year professional career will come to an end in the summer.Cech has seen himself overlooked for large parts of the 2018-19 season by Unai Emery and has not played in any of the Gunners’ last 15 Premier League games. 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? Though out of contract at the Emirates at the end of the campaign, Seaman feels Cech still has a contribution to make to the sport despite turning 37 in May.”Honestly, I was surprised, he’s only 36,” Seaman, the Arsenal goalkeeper ‘between 1990 and 2003, told Sky Sports.”I thought it was a little early but when you are a goalkeeper, you know when it is time to retire. “Petr has had his own chat with people and he has his own thoughts as well. “For him it is the right time but I just thought it was a little bit early.”I was ready. I was 40 and had been 22 years a pro, and really enjoyed myself. “Petr’s 36 and I can’t help thinking he might feel ‘I could have gone on for another couple of years’.”As a winner of 18 major honours, many of which came during 11 years at Chelsea, Cech leaves the game as one of the Premier League’s best ever custodians.He won the Golden Glove – the prize awarded for the most clean sheets in a single season – on four occasions and was twice named in the PFA Team of the Year.Cech’s career was momentarily at risk when he suffered a depressed skull fracture against Reading in 2006 – but he made a full recovery and returned to the sport wearing a rugby-style headguard.Seaman added: “He was one of the best, no doubt.”The standard he set when he came in was brilliant and that has been proven by all the trophies he has won.”He won a hell of a lot of trophies with Chelsea, came to Arsenal and still kept that standard of great goalkeeping.”I’ve been impressed all through his career, even to this season. He was playing really well until he got his injury (Cech suffered a hamstring injury against Watford at the end of September).”It was a shame he got injured and as to how many games he will play between now and the end of the season we don’t know but it will probably be just a couple of cups.”He has been a fantastic goalkeeper for the Premier League.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 03: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks for an open receiver against the USC Trojans in the third quarter during the AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Jalen Hurts appears to be intent on remaining with Alabama’s football program for the 2018 season, but new comments from the Crimson Tide’s quarterback have many questioning his future in Tuscaloosa, Ala.Hurts on Saturday spoke out about how he’s felt about his recent time at Alabama. He appears to feel that those around him could have better handled all of the speculation about his future.The Alabama quarterback says no coaches have come up to him and talked to him about his future at Alabama despite all of the transfer rumors swirling.Alabama head coach Nick Saban previously said that he had “no idea” if Hurts was going to be on the roster for the season opener against Louisville.Hurts appears to be hurt by everything. From AL.com:“I told him in June that I’d be here,” Hurts said. “It was something I never said. I told you already I’d be here and I’m about to graduate in January. Even when I am not in a situation i think I should be, I’m here.”Hurts acknowledged there was a communication breakdown within the program, in part, because the coaches never solicited his feedback.“No one came up to me the whole spring, coaches included, no one asked me how I felt, no one asked me what was on my mind,” Hurts said.Hurts is very close to graduating and it’s much easier to move on as a graduate transfer than it is as a non-graduate. Still, it’s unclear what exactly Hurts is planning on doing moving forward.The Alabama quarterback will have significant interest on the transfer market if he decides to hit it. Stay tuned.
Having your head coach resign less than a month before the season starts is never an ideal situation. One FCS program is dealing with it as of Monday.Stephen F. Austin head coach Clint Conque announced his resignation Monday evening. Conque had been suspended by the program back in June for unspecified reasons.SFA defensive coordinator Jeff Byrd, who has been serving as the team’s interim head coach, will continue in that role for the regular season.Conque had been at SFA since 2014. He released a statement tonight on his decision to step down.“Today I announce my decision to step down as the head football coach at Stephen F. Austin,” Conque said. “Although I have remained confident in the ongoing investigation into the potential violation of university policy, as a family of faith and out of respect to my profession, I do not want this situation to be a further distraction to the 2018 football team and season. I deeply care for my players and wish them great success this season and beyond.“It has been a privilege to serve the university and to work with many outstanding players and coaches – past and present. I am proud of the foundation that is in place both on and off the field. I have arrived at this decision on my own and look to move forward in my career.”In his four seasons as head coach of the Lumberjacks, Conque posted an overall record of 21-25. His best season came in his first year (2014) when he went 8-5.He previously served as the head coach of Central Arkansas from 2000-13, compiling a 105-59 overall mark.SFA will open its 2018 season at Mississippi State on September 1.
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)Maryland has now decided to fire head football coach D.J. Durkin one day after the university announced that the head coach had been reinstated and would be on the sideline Saturday against Michigan State.The Terrapins announced the decision on Durkin this evening, less than 24 hours after the school had announced his reinstatement.There was serious pushback on Maryland’s decision to reinstate Durkin, with players reportedly walking out of a team meeting and some players scrapping at practice this afternoon.Maryland announced the Durkin decision tonight.“And in a stunning twist, the University Maryland has parted ways with DJ Durkin… more coming soon…” Washington Post’s Rick Maese tweeted.And in a stunning twist, the University Maryland has parted ways with DJ Durkin… more coming soon…— Rick Maese (@RickMaese) October 31, 2018Durkin had reportedly met with his players earlier this evening, letting them know in a team meeting that he had been fired.Maryland’s state governor, Larry Hogan, pressured Maryland to reconsider its decision earlier today.“I share the concerns of many Marylanders and believe very strongly that more must be done to restore the public trust,” Hogan said in a statement he tweeted out. “I am calling on both the University System of Maryland Board of Regents and President Wallace Loh to reconsider their decisions and to schedule a public hearing to address these issues in an open and transparent manner.”He continued:“While the university system is required by law to operate independent of political influence, and as such no governor has the ability to hire or fire any university personnel or members of the Board of Regents, I can and will demand that the university is held accountable for making the reforms they have pledged to put in place with the full transparency that the students, parents, and faculty expect and deserve.”There have also been serious questions about Durkin from the high school community, with many wondering if the Terrapins would be able to recruit under his leadership moving forward.Maryland will likely now be led by interim coach Matt Canada, who had been leading the team during the absence of Durkin.An official statement on Durkin and his firing should be out later tonight. Stay tuned.
COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on during the first half against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field on November 17, 2018 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)Ohio State’s Big Ten and College Football Playoff hopes are alive, somehow. The Buckeyes just survived in shocking fashion against Maryland.After Dwayne Haskins’ third rushing touchdown of the game put the Buckeyes up 52-45 on the first possession of overtime, Maryland scored in two plays to make it 52-51.At that point, the Terps’ interim head coach Matt Canada made the call: go for two and the win. Unfortunately, the best laid plans sometimes go awry.Tyrrell Pigrome missed an open receiver on the conversion attempt, and Ohio State escaped College Park with the win.Goes for 2 and the win….. pic.twitter.com/hwUlKWXsR6— Ⓜ️arcusD ᴿᴵᴾ ᴹᵃʳᶜᵘˢᴰ² (@_MarcusD3_) November 17, 2018That was brutal. Maryland absolutely deserved to win this game.With Ohio State pulling it out, next week’s game against Michigan will be for the Big Ten East. The atmosphere at The Shoe will be insane.However, if Ohio State doesn’t get its act in gear, it won’t stand a chance against the Wolverines.
ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum believes one major program is “in trouble” following Tuesday night’s transfer news.Former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant spurned Auburn (and others), committed to Missouri on Tuesday evening.Finebaum believes this is a bad look for an Auburn team that’s likely losing Jarrett Stidham to the NFL.The ESPN college football analyst thinks the Tigers – and, more specifically, their head coach – are in rough shape right now.“It surprised a lot of people,” Finebaum said. “It’s really a bad look for Malzahn, who’s on thin ice even though he has a $32 million buyout. He needed this player. He didn’t get him. Malzahn is in trouble.”Good for Mizzou. Bad for Auburn.@finebaum had some thoughts on former Clemson QB Kelly Bryant transferring to Missouri: pic.twitter.com/f3vWtkVovg— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) December 5, 2018Finebaum thinks Malzahn will be heading into the 2019 season on a major hot seat.“This will be a fascinating story to watch,” Finebaum said.
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit took to Twitter late on Saturday evening to single out a college football team.Army had one of the most-impressive seasons in the country this season, finishing the year with 11 wins, capping the year with a bowl win over Houston.The Knights aren’t ranked in the top 25 polls, but Herbstreit wants that to change following the season.The ESPN college football analyst took to Twitter to ask the voters to put Army inside the top 20.“How bout @ArmyWP_Football this year? @CoachJeffMonken has created an incredible culture at West Point and his team was rewarded with their 1st ever 11 win season. Cmon committee, put those Black Knights in the top 20 in the final poll!! They’ve earned it!” he tweeted.How bout @ArmyWP_Football this year? @CoachJeffMonken has created an incredible culture at West Point and his team was rewarded with their 1st ever 11 win season. Cmon committee, put those Black Knights in the top 20 in the final poll!! They’ve earned it! https://t.co/F2EEPZSyjt— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 23, 2018Army’s 11-win season is the first in program history.Regardless of where Army ends up in the final top 25 polls, they’ve had one hell of a season.
WESTWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 27: Chip Kelly speaks to the media during a press conference after being introduced as UCLA’s new Football Head Coach on November 27, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images)UCLA head coach Chip Kelly made an appearance on College GameDay today before the Rose Bowl. His outfit drew significant attention.Kelly has never been known for his sartorial splendor, but this was pretty bad. The tie he’s wearing is clearly way too short.I mean, it doesn’t even come close to where it should be.Serious tie game. @KegsnEggs pic.twitter.com/SppS9PqHt5— BSchwa (@bradschwarting) January 1, 2019The suit and shirt combo looks fine, but that tie just doesn’t fit. At all.Some of the comments on that tweet suggest Kelly is wearing a children’s clip-on tie. If that is the case, come on Chip.You’re the head coach of a major university in Los Angeles, and you’re going to be on ESPN. You have to dress a little better than that.Kelly finished his first season at UCLA with a 3-9 overall record. It was his first losing season as a college head coach.
COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 17: Jordan Fuller #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts after a play during the second half at against the Maryland Terrapins Capital One Field on November 17, 2018 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)One of the key pieces from the Ohio State defense this season announced his plans to return to the Buckeyes for the 2019 campaign. Safety Jordan Fuller took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to announce his intentions to forego the draft and play for Ohio State next year.Fuller had a message for Buckeye Nation:“The special privilege of wearing the scarlet and grey is something I’m not ready to give up yet. We have work to do. We have missions to finish. We have brotherhood that’s stronger than ever. We are coming for everything they said we couldn’t have. Go Bucks,” Fuller said on Twitter.LET’S WORK❗️#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/UKE1Fsa7k3— Jordan Fuller (@j_fuller4) January 3, 2019It looks like Fuller isn’t ready to leave Ohio State without a national title in hand. Fuller finished the season as the team’s leading tackler – tied with Malik Jefferson with 81 total tackles on the year.Now we’ll just have to wait and see if Dwayne Haskins has the same message for Ohio State fans.
8 OCT 1995: DALLAS CORNERBACK DEION SANDERS ON THE SIDELINE DURING THE COWBOYS 34-24 VICTORY OVER THE GREEN BAY PACKERS AT TEXAS STADIUM IN IRVING, TEXAS. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello/AllsportOn Tuesday night, the son of one of the greatest NFL players of his generation announced his commitment to a collegiate program. The son of Deion Sanders, Shilo, took to Twitter on Tuesday night to announce where he will play his college football.Shilo is headed to South Carolina. A three-star corner recruit from Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas, Sanders held offers from 15 different programs – including his father’s alma mater, Florida State.Sanders announced his commitment with a video he posted to his Twitter account.Check it out.pic.twitter.com/rJdbKKHiZ3— Shilo Sanders (@ShiloSanders) January 23, 2019Shilo also held offers from several other big-time college football programs like Georgia, Texas A&M, Nebraska and Oregon. Despite his father’s ties to Florida State and holding an offer from the Seminoles, Shilo decided to take a different path from the collegiate and NFL Hall of Famer,Sanders is the No. 61 corner recruit in the 20198 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. While he’s not as highly-touted as his father, Sanders has good size for a corner – he stands at 6-feet tall and weighs in at 185 pounds.Living up to the Sanders name will be difficult, but Shilo has a chance to carve out a nice role in the South Carolina secondary in the years to come.
God. Country. Notre Dame.COMMITTED‼️💰#IrishBouNDXX #GoIrish☘️ pic.twitter.com/kvCYzjFewn— Landen Bartleson (@lbb_5) June 24, 2019Notre Dame’s 2020 class currently ranks fifth in the nation. The Fighting Irish possess 14 commitments, including four top-100 prospects and eight top-200 recruits.You can view the full 247Sports team composite rankings here. SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 03: Cheerleaders and the leprechaun mascot of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Washington Huskies on October 3, 2009 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Washington 37-30in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Notre Dame’s strong recruiting month continued on Monday evening with the addition of Danville (Ky.) Boyle County three-star athlete Landen Bartleson, the program’s third 2020 commitment in the last two weeks.The 6-foot-1, 182-pound Bartleson joins four-star offensive lineman Michael Carmody and three-star defensive back Clarence Lewis as 2020 pledges for the Irish in June. Notre Dame has also landed three four-star recruits in the 2021 class this month.Bartleson, the No. 10 senior in the state of Kentucky and the No. 62 athlete recruit in the class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, officially visited South Bend over the weekend. He chose the Irish over Purdue, Kentucky, Michigan and others.According to 247Sports, Bartleson will play defensive back at Notre Dame, offering the potential to play cornerback or safety.
Robinson will transfer to UCF after only one season at Oklahoma. He’ll join an offense that has a strong track record of developing players with his skillset.The Knights weren’t in the mix for Robinson during his initial recruitment, but now, they’ll gladly take the speedy wideout and his three years of eligibility remaining.I posted this in the Dungeon in May, now it’s official: Former four-star WR Jaylon Robinson has transferred to UCF after spending his freshman season at Oklahoma. Texas native, speed demon. https://t.co/S3C3LdhVdd— Brandon Helwig (@UCFSports) July 12, 2019UCF has put itself on the map in terms of being a force in college football. Landing Robinson from the transfer market proves how respected the program has become.Earlier this year, UCF also added former Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush. Clearly, the coaching staff has had success adding marquee players from the transfer portal. NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 22: An Oklahoma Sooners helmet on the field during warm ups before the game against the Kansas Jayhawks November 22, 2014 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Jayhawks 44-7. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma lost some firepower to its offense this week, as wide receiver Jaylon Robinson has announced his transfer decision. The former four-star recruit entered the NCAA transfer portal back in May.In his freshman season with the Sooners, Robinson had just three receptions for 28 yards. Playing time this past season wasn’t easy for wide receivers in large part because Marquise Brown and CeeDee Lamb were on the field almost every down.There’s a strong chance Robinson would see more snaps in his sophomore season, but the Texas native has opted to go to another program.Brandon Helwig of UCFSports.com broke the news involving Robinson’s decision.
Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State won by a combined 242-53.Throw in LSU vs an FCS team and it’s 307-67— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) September 15, 2019I’m going to be pretty surprised if the playoff teams aren’t among these 6.I’d like to be surprised. But I suspect that this is where we are headed. https://t.co/2pPk2O5AZy— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) September 15, 2019It’s tough to argue against that right now. All six of those teams are led by elite quarterbacks who are surrounded by elite talent.Could a team like Michigan or Notre Dame or Texas sneak back into the mix? Perhaps.But right now, it’s looking like the College Football Playoff will feature four of: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 14: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners breaks free from the defense of Quentin Lake #37 and Osa Odighizuwa #92 of the UCLA Bruins during the first half of a game on at the Rose Bowl on September 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)We’re now three weeks into the 2019 college football season and, so far, it’s looking like six teams have separated themselves from the pack.Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma and Ohio State have been the most-dominant teams in the country so far.Will the College Football Playoff foursome include any team that isn’t mentioned above?College football writer Ralph D. Russo doubts it right now.