Nebraska quarterback Patrick O’Brien and Scott Frost announced Thursday that O’Brien is transferring from the program. Three quick takes on the decision:1. Attrition was coming at quaterback, and O’Brien being the guy to leave wasn’t a stunner. One figured it’d be O’Brien or Tristan Gebbia — the two quarterbacks recruited under former coach Mike Riley — but O’Brien always seemed a little more likely based on what reporters had heard about Gebbia’s quick ingratiation to the program and his on-field skillset. O’Brien will find a program that fits — perhaps one below the Power Five conference level. Better yet, O’Brien may benefit from a year at a junior college where he can just play in an offense. 2. The smart money for opening-snap starter is still Gebbia. If he made the cut as a runner — and he has — he’s the most polished passer among him, Andrew Bunch and Adrian Martinez. So then it comes … [Read more...] about McKewon: 3 takes on Patrick O’Brien’s decision to transfer from Nebraska
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Nebraska head coach Scott Frost appeared on the Big Ten coaches teleconference for the first time Wednesday.In general, he said the team isn't where coaches want them to be but he's seen improvements throughout the first half of spring football. In terms of picking a starting quarterback, Frost said it may come down to "a gut" feeling. "Yeah, sometimes it’s a gut feeling, and a lot of times it really defines itself with all the reps we get at practice, it usually becomes pretty clear," Frost said. "We’re a long way from deciding that, but we’re definitely continuing to look at that position and getting to know them better."The four quarterbacks vying for that starting spot are sophomore Patrick O'Brien, redshirt freshman Tristan Gebbia, true freshman Adrian Martinez and sophomore walk-on Andrew Bunch. The coaching staff has been tight-lipped about where each of those quarterbacks stands through eight spring practices.“Gebbia’s doing some good things … [Read more...] about Big Ten teleconference: Scott Frost ‘a long way’ from naming Nebraska’s starting quarterback
Dortmund, Germany – Christian Pulisic became the most expensive American soccer player in history after completing a transfer to English club Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. Chelsea paid 64 million euros – $73 million – for the 20-year-old Pennsylvania-born winger. The fee is easily the biggest paid for an American player, surpassing the reported 20 million euros – $22.5 million – spent by German team Wolfsburg for John Brooks in 2017. "It was always Christian's big dream to play in the Premier League," Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said. "That certainly has to do with his American origins, and so it wasn't possible for us to extend his contract." Pulisic's contract with Dortmund was due to expire at the end of next season. He will be loaned back to Dortmund for the rest of this season. "It is a privilege to have signed for such a legendary club," Pulisic said of the London team that has won five Premier League … [Read more...] about Christian Pulisic to join Chelsea as most expensive American player transfer fee
FC Barcelona's bid to lure Neymar back into their fold is nowhere near fruition. A face-to-face meeting between representatives of Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain on Tuesday has failed to yield any definitive results.Despite numerous speculations about the potential deal in the past months, Tuesday marked the first direct meeting between the two clubs. Unfortunately, they were unable to find a compromise between what PSG wants and what Barcelona is willing to offer.According to ESPN sources, PSG is asking for a player plus cash deal which includes Philippe Coutinho and Nelson Semedo plus €120 million. However, the reigning Spanish La Liga champions have a different offer. Barcelona is only willing to spend €80 million plus Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic.The teams came away with a deadlock in the negotiations but they are expected to meet again later this week. On Thursday, UEFA will be hosting a European Club Association gathering. PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi will … [Read more...] about Neymar transfer: Barcelona and PSG fail to make an agreement
Commander of the United Nations Command Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks sent Korean War troop remains home to the United States on Wednesday after a dignified transfer ceremony at Osan Air Base in South Korea that lasted more than two hours. Brooks, who is also the commander of U.S. Forces Korea, rendered the final salute to the fallen as the command transported 55 sets of remains to two C-17 military aircraft for their final flight home.Speaking at the ceremony, he said: Encouraged by recent cooperation with North Korea on this humanitarian effort that enabled the transfer of 55 sets of remains on the 27 of July last Friday, we have gathered as the successors of United Nations Command at the Republic of Korea and as the beneficiaries of the noble sacrifices of those — for who a short while longer will remain nameless yet in our presence, to render our final salutes to them, to lay wreaths in the names of our countries who fought side by side and who died side by side and to be … [Read more...] about United Nations Command Transfers Korean War Remains Home to the U.S.