Gophers hire new defensive coordinator

first_imgRoof coached the linebackers for Georgia Tech in 1998 before being elevated to defensive coordinator prior to the 1999 season. In 2000, the Yellow Jacket defense ranked 12th in the nation in rushing defense and 20th in scoring defense, allowing just 19.0 points per game, as Georgia Tech posted a 9-3 record and was ranked 17th in the final national poll. In 2000 Roof was nominated for the Broyles Award given to the nation’s top assistant coach.In 2001, the Georgia Tech defensive unit ranked third in the ACC in total defense (333.3 ypg) and second in rushing defense (117.1 ypg) – marks that ranked 32nd and 23rd nationally. During Roof’s coaching stint at Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets posted a four-year record of 35-14, tied for the 1998 ACC Championship and played in four bowl games (Gator – 1998 & 1999, Peach – 2000, Seattle – 2001).Roof had recently been hired by Louisville to coach the linebackers shortly after getting fired as head coach at Duke, but now takes over a defense which near last in the nation statistically in most defensive categories, including dead-last in total defense. The Gophers gave a school-record 6,224 yards in 2007.The 45-year-old becomes the team’s sixth defensive coordinator since 2000 and the third in three years. He is expected to receive a three-year deal worth $350,000 a year, according to the Star Tribune. Gophers hire new defensive coordinatorMinnesota has hired former Duke head coach Ted Roof to take over the defense, according to the Star Tribune. Luke MiddendorfFebruary 21, 2008Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintJust three days after Everett Withers officially left his position as defensive coordinator at Minnesota to take the same job at North Carolina, the Gophers seem to have found his replacement.Ted Roof, former head coach at Duke from 2003-’07, has accepted the defensive coordinator position for the Gophers, according to the Star Tribune.Prior to his stint as head coach for the Blue Devils, in which he obtained a record of 6-45, Roof served as defensive coordinator at Massachusetts, Western Carolina, Georgia Tech and Duke before taking the head coaching job in the middle of the 2003 season.The highlight of Roof’s 1-11 2007 campaign at Duke was the end of the Blue Devils’ 22-game losing streak with a victory at Northwestern, a Wildcat team that Minnesota could not beat last season.He is advertised as both an experienced coach and an excellent recruiter, and was an All-ACC linebacker during his playing days at Georgia Tech.last_img read more

Add accessibility for the disabled to resiliency plans—- DAPD

first_img Tweet Share 67 Views   no discussions LocalNews Add accessibility for the disabled to resiliency plans—- DAPD by: Dominica Vibes News – March 5, 2018 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Irma Raymond-Joseph DAPD President (file photo)The Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD) has made a call for the issue of access for persons living with disabilities to be placed high on the agenda for Dominica as the island embarks on a program of development to become the world’s first Climate Resilient Country.Speaking at the National Rebuilding and Economic Partnership consultation on Monday 19 February 2018, President of the DAPD Irma Raymond-Joseph, in a very pointed submission, emphasized the need for considering the plight of persons living with disabilities in the planning and rebuilding of Dominica.“Can any good thing come from Maria? Well from DAPD stand point we say yes, hopefully. We are saying accessibility is a must,” she said.Joseph said it was a challenge getting into the venue adding, “If the representative who had to present here today was a wheelchair user, we would have a problem.”Joseph, who is an amputee, went on to cite another example of the inconsideration in Dominica’s construction for people living with a disability. She cried down the construction of so called ramps which are said to aid persons with disabilities saying these are not ramps.“I also heard safe, affordable and comfortable; but I did not hear accessible,” she added.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

ESI Sponsor Spotlight – October 2018 Edition

first_img“Sponsor Spotlight” is a new monthly series here at Esports Insider that will highlight some of the top sponsorship or partnership stories from the previous month on ESI. The main aim of the series is to highlight some of the biggest things happening in esports, be those new non-endemic partnerships, long-term investments or extensions of major deals.This month was a big one for esports. The Premier League finally acted on the huge popularity of FIFA and esports in the UK, Betway and NiP reaffirmed their partnership while 100T and Cloud9 secured big investment. EA and The Premier league announce ePremier LeagueWhile the name might be atrocious, the partnership is far from it. We’d heard rumours of the news early this year from the Daily Mail, and it was finally confirmed in October. While we got an overview of what the plans would look like, the ePremier League has not offered much other info since the date of the original announcement, and very few Premier League sides have made any real announcement themselves, outside of a few clubs making social posts.Right now its still very unclear how the league will work, what will happen at the end of the football season when teams are promoted and relegated etc and if any of the teams will use the league as a platform to grow. Our hope is that teams stick at it, invest in their teams and push on like Manchester City and West Ham have.On EA’s part, the recent news of 13 esports team kits being given to all FIFA 19 players is a great start, we hope some of the teams see a positive from these shirts being added.Betway and Ninjas in Pyjamas extend partnership with seven-figure dealThis is undoubtedly one of the most iconic partnerships in esport. When people think of NiP they think of Betway and vice versa. The two agreed to a three-year extension to the deal with a seven-figure sum reported.Here were our thoughts on the deal at the time “The partnership between Betway and NiP is exemplary and should be used as a demonstration as to what can be done when two companies work together properly in this industry. From NiP helping Betway truly dig its heels into esports in a natural way to producing content with West Ham United, we hope to see more impressive and entertaining results of this partnership over the next three years”At ESI London we had the two brains behind the deal feature on an panel providing unique insight into the deal. We’ve even got a handy recap for you if you wish to find out more. This type of long-term strategic deal is going to be key to esports’ growth.Cloud9 raises $50M in Series B fundingCloud9 has had a pretty sensational year by anyone’s standards Their Overwatch League side and pride of the UK, London Spitfire, won the inaugural season of the OWL; their CS:GO team the ELEAGUE Boston Major; and their League of Legends squad made the semi-finals of Worlds. Cloud9 continued this success with some off-screen success as the organisation announced a $50 million (£38 million) in Series B funding. Cloud9 will likely use this increase in capital to grow the organisation, however, with the recent Echo Fox and Infinite Esports and Entertainment, new I’m sure Jack and the team at Cloud9 will be careful and make sure to invest wisely.Esports feels like it’s in a ‘growing up’ moment. Big funding, big prize money and appearances in mainstream news continue to come thick and fast and it feels as if the next 12-18 months are going to be huge in shaping the industry/100 Thieves completes Series A funding round, welcomes Drake and Scooter Braun as co-ownersWe ended the month on a high. 100 Thieves announced Drake and Scooter Braum had joined the organisation as co-owners after a Series A funding round.This deal goes to show some of the power esports has with the youth of the world. Drake is one of the most influential musicians in the world right now and the Canadian artist has an eye for fashion, something that 100T has already got a good handle on. Speaking about the move, Scooter Braum commented: “I personally could not be more thrilled for 100 Thieves.  This is just the beginning.”This certainly won’t be the last deal of its kind, especially considering days after this news Michael Jordan invested in aXiomatic, the holding company for Team Liquid.Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more