Is J.W. Walsh the (Second) Best Backup in the Country?

first_imgLet’s put Ohio State to the side for now. That’s a preposterous, once-in-a-lifetime situation. Is there any team outside of Columbus that wouldn’t trade their backup QB this year for J.W. Walsh?For that, let’s turn to our good friend over at ESPN, the handy QBR statistic. I’m still not sure what this statistic measures in totality, but I do know that the top three QBs in QBR last season were Marcus Mariota, J.T. Barrett and Nick Marshall. So it measures something good because all of those dudes can go.Back to Walsh. Let’s throw out last season (1.5 games) and look at the two before it. In 2012, his adjusted QBR was 81.9 (15th in the country among all qualified and unqualified QBs). In 2013, it was 74.5 (41st in the country) even though he got pulled in the sixth game of the year.Here’s how those seasons stacked up in terms of QBR among the country’s leaders last year and what role each of those quarterbacks will play this season. 81.9 (2012) Dylan Thompson, SCAR Hutson Mason, UGA Brandon Doughty, WKU J.W. Walsh 2012 80.3 J.T. Barrett, OSU Nick Marshall, AUB Starter Redshirting 76.2 Justin Thomas, GT Gone Kenny Hill, TAMU Gone Brett Hundley, UCLA Marcus Mariota, ORE Starter Gone Backup 83.7 Tyler Murphy, BC 78.9 81.7 79.9 Starter Player Bryce Petty, BAY 78.9 Gone Gone Starter Connor Cook, MSU Starter 74.5 Backup? Cody Kessler, USC Backup Gone Gone Trevor Knight, OKLA 75.5 Jake Waters, KSU 2014 QBR 83.7 J.W. Walsh 2013 Role Gone Blake Sims, ALA Starter 74.5 (2013) Jared Goff, CAL Gone 78 81.2 90.9 75.2 77.6 76.6 Gone Jameis Winston, FSU 85.2 86.7 So Trevor Knight and J.W. Walsh, eh?A quick scan of 2013 tells me Davis Webb had an 80.1 QBR in 2013 and also might not be the starter. So he’s in the conversation. And there are certainly some freshmen that will be backups who would be better than Walsh. There are also unique situations like, say, Kyle Allen at Texas A&M. Allen posted a 77.4 QBR last year (without enough plays to qualify for QBR) and might not start.But Walsh is right there among the most productive QBs in college football. He’s incredibly unique in that he’s had a lot of success in the college level and is still the clear backup.I’ve been on him pretty hard as a starter, and rightfully so. He wasn’t the director OSU needed behind center. But as a backup? I couldn’t be more thrilled.“We’re very lucky to have J.W. Walsh on our football team,” said Mike Gundy at Big 12 media days. “J.W. is going to play. He’ll be a factor in the success of our football team this season.”And it’s a perfect role for him. The hybrid player-coach who can rally the troops and provide a spark when needed. The other OSU might have the best QB situation in the country, but ours isn’t far behind.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Deputy Premier attends TwentyEight InterSessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Heads of Governments of the 18-member body and its associate membership are also scheduled to discuss issues relating to the region’s slow recovery from the global economic crises; the heavy debt burdens of some members and the effects policies by international financial institutions have had on the economies of CARICOM.Amongst the key topics to be discussed are Tourism in the region, corresponding banking, regional security and information and technologies for development.  The delegation returns to the Turks & Caicos Islands on February 19, 2017.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGeorgetown, Guyana, February 16, 2017 – Deputy Premier and Minister of Border Control and Employment, Hon. Sean Astwood led a delegation to the Twenty-Eight Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community at the Marriott Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana on February 16 & 17 2017 to examine a wide range of issues of concern to the Caribbean Community and the Turks & Caicos Islands.During the two-day conference, Astwood is expected to hold bilateral with CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador, Irvine LaRocque and region leaders including Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bahamas Hon. Fred Mitchel. Commenting on the visit, Hon. Astwood said; “I am excited to be attending this meeting as the newly elected ambassador and Minister of Border Control and Employment as it offers many opportunities for the Turks and Caicos to collaborate with regional leaders in advancing my Government’s mandate and our country’s prosperity.   This meeting also offers us the opportunity to network with CARICOM leaders to address the body of Caribbean leaders to garner support for our challenges ahead.” The meeting is expected to focus on the effects on the economic climate on member states of the Caribbean Community and framework by which the Community can achieve growth and development amidst the current environment. Additionally, the issue of crime and security is top among the three broad area that are up for discussion.last_img read more

Sensex Surges 300 Points Huge Inflows in Oil and Gas Investors Shrug

first_imgDespite concerns regarding Iraq crises, investors helped surge the prices of oil and gases on Tuesday. Brent crude futures closed at $113 per barrel on Tuesday, amid the deteriorating situation in Iraq.IndexIndexCurrentCurrentChange (in points)Change (in points)Percent changePercent changeIndexS&P BSE SENSEXCurrent25521.19Change (in points)+330Percent change+1.31IndexS&P BSE 100Current7750.84Change (in points)+106.73Percent change+1.40IndexS&P BSE 200Current3116.33Change (in points)+41.70Percent change+1.36 S&P BSE 1007750.84+106.73+1.40 Suzlon Energy29.50-1.55-4.99 “We have seen a minor correction, and it’s giving an entry point to people who were not part of the earlier rally. Markets are likely to trade range-bound till the budget and we may see some portfolio shuffling,” Reuters quoted Suresh Parmar, head of institutional equities at Khandelwal Jain Management Consultancy (KJMC).”It’s still a buy-on-dip market and the outlook is positive,” he added.Price of six stocks declined among 30 listed companies in BSE index. They include Bajaj Auto, Cipla Ltd, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Hero MotoCorp Ltd and Hindustan Unilever Ltd.Hang Sent Index closed at 23,203.59 points, with a decline of 97.08 points and a 4.02 percent change, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed at 14,975.97 points, with an incline of 42.62 points and a 0.29 percent change.Top Gainers:Name/SymbolName/SymbolPrice in INRPrice in INRChange (in points)Change (in points)Percent changePercent changeName/SymbolJPINFATECHPrice in INR33Change (in points)+3.75Percent change+12.82Name/SymbolIRB InfraPrice in INR209.60Change (in points)+15.20Percent change+7.82Name/SymbolIFCIPrice in INR40.20Change (in points)+2.15Percent change+5.65Name/SymbolHindustan CorpPrice in INR114.15Change (in points)+6.00Percent change+5.55Name/SymbolFederal BankPrice in INR125.10Change (in points)+5.95Percent change+4.99 Godrej Cons813.55-17.80-2.14 IndexCurrentChange (in points)Percent change 52 week High: 25,735.9052 week Low: 17,448.70 IFCI40.20+2.15+5.65 S&P BSE SENSEX25521.19+330+1.31 Bhushan Steel406.85-8.05-1.94 IRB Infra209.60+15.20+7.82 JPINFATECH33+3.75+12.82 INR strengthened at 60.1350 a dollar, with change of 0.0300 points and 0.05 percent. However, it opened weak at early trade at 60.3525 per dollar. Moreover, among 13 Asia-Pacific currencies, six currencies inclined among INR while the remaining seven declined.Top Losers:Name/SymbolName/SymbolPrice in INRPrice in INRChange (in points)Change (in points)Percent changePercent changeName/SymbolSuzlon EnergyPrice in INR29.50Change (in points)-1.55Percent change-4.99Name/SymbolSun TV NetworkPrice in INR434.10Change (in points)-9.80Percent change-2.21Name/SymbolGodrej ConsPrice in INR813.55Change (in points)-17.80Percent change-2.14Name/SymbolBhushan SteelPrice in INR406.85Change (in points)-8.05Percent change-1.94Name/SymbolMahindra & MahindraPrice in INR1180.80Change (in points)-19.90Percent change-1.66 BSE index ended up at 25,521 points with an incline of 330.71 points at 1.31 percent change, while Nifty reached 7631.70 points, surging 98.15 points with a 1.3 percent change.Day’s High: 52,545.90Day’s High: 52,545.90Day’s Low: 25,104.50Day’s Low: 25,104.50Day’s High: 52,545.9052 week High: 25,735.90Day’s Low: 25,104.5052 week Low: 17,448.70 Name/SymbolPrice in INRChange (in points)Percent change Federal Bank125.10+5.95+4.99 Mahindra & Mahindra1180.80-19.90-1.66 Sun TV Network434.10-9.80-2.21 Hindustan Corp114.15+6.00+5.55 Name/SymbolPrice in INRChange (in points)Percent change Day’s High: 52,545.90Day’s Low: 25,104.50 The standard and poor BSE index of oil and gas touched 11,690.27 at 324.86 incline and 2.86 percent change. The stock price of ONGC touched Rs. 444.55 with an incline of Rs. 17.40 and a 4.07 percent change. Besides, the stock price of Banks and capital goods surged on Tuesday. S&P BSE 2003116.33+41.70+1.36last_img read more

Over 150 inmates escape in Philippine jailbreak

first_imgMap locating Kidapawan city in the Philippines where gun men broke 132 people out of prison on Wednesday. Photo: AFPMore than 150 inmates of a southern Philippine jail escaped when suspected Muslim rebels stormed the dilapidated facility in a pre-dawn raid on Wednesday, killing one guard, authorities said.The attack added to a long history of daring jailbreaks in the strife-torn south, home to a decades-old Muslim separatist insurgency as well as extremist gangs that have recently declared allegiance to the Islamic State group.A two-hour long firefight broke out when more than 100 armed men believed to have been led by a local Muslim rebel commander attacked the jail in Kidapawan city at about 1:00am, jail authorities said.“It’s to rescue their comrades under our custody. It is a rescue operation,” jail warden Peter John Bonggat told local ABS-CBN television.Bonggat said the attackers were believed to be a breakaway faction of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the nation’s largest Muslim rebel organisation that is in peace talks with the government.At least 158 prisoners had escaped, Bonggat told AFP, although it was unclear how many of those were linked to the attackers or were just other inmates who took advantage of the chaos.“The (inmates) took chances because of the volume of fire… they used their bedding, piled them on top of each other to escape,” Bonggat said.Bonggat said the jail, which housed 1,511 inmates, lacked guards and was a dilapidated former school building located in a forested, secluded area.Three inmates facing charges of illegal possession of explosives and drugs escaped from the jail last year.Kidapawan, 950 kilometres (590 miles) south of Manila, is home to various Muslim rebel groups, criminal gangs and communist insurgents.“We have many Muslim personalities (in the jail) that are members of various organised, syndicated groups,” Bonggat told AFP.Security forces pursued the assailants and the escapees throughout Wednesday morning, with local authorities reporting up to six had been killed in the hunt.MILF spokesman Von al-Haq told AFP the group did not know who the attackers were and was contacting its members to get more information.The MILF has about 10,000 armed followers, but they have been observing a ceasefire with the government as part of the peace efforts.The southern region of Mindanao is the ancestral homeland of the Muslim minority in the largely Catholic Philippines.More than 120,000 people have been killed in the rebellion.While the MILF is aiming for peace, there are various breakaway groups that are determined to continue fighting and have declared allegiance to the IS group.The Maute group, regarded as one of the most dangerous extremist organisations, freed 23 inmates in a jailbreak last year in a nearby city.last_img read more

New Town gets recognised as Bengals first Green City

first_imgKolkata: Indian Gold Building Council (IGBC) has recognised New Town as a Green City.IGBC is part of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). It is one of the organisations whose green building certification is accepted by the state government for awarding additional Floor Area Ratio (FAR). New Town becomes the state’s first township to get the Green City tag.To award the certification, IGBC considers several factors that include eco-vision of the city, land use planning, health and well being, sustainable mobility, water, energy and infrastructure management, information technology and innovation. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThree water ATMs that have been installed at Eco Park have received accolades from IGBC. The bamboo railings for the road medians and tall tree nursery are joint ventures of Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) and Forest Development Corporation.The GPS-based vehicles launched for effective solid waste management and automatic control for street lights, e-governance for collection of property tax, issuing of certificates and building plans of the township have been lauded by IGBC. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe introduction of electric air-conditioned buses hasbeen appreciated under the sustainable mobility issue. The three buses introduced in New Town have become immensely popular and they cover an area not covered by the normal buses.The bodies of the 32 seater buses have been built byEicher, while the electrical systems have been installed by Pune-based KPIT. The fare of the buses is Rs 10. Battery charging centres have been set up.More than 20,000 people have travelled in the buses in the past one and a half months. The cycle-hiring scheme, the only of its kind in the country, has also received national recognition.The Eco Park has come up as the most well maintained urban park in Eastern India. The park stands on 480 acres of land and is surrounded by 112 acres of waterbody. The park’s miniature replicas of the seven wonders of the world have attracted both domestic and foreign tourists.last_img read more