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He coaches for K-State, she recruits for OU. Their football teams are about to meet

He coaches for K-State, she recruits for OU. Their football teams are about to meet

On any other day, they would support each other and cheer for both teams. We know there are things we can’t talk about beforehand, and that one of us is going to win and one of us is going to lose. When her college athletic career was over she began helping football teams as a recruiter. They had a good thing going with the Tar Heels, but Annie left for Oklahoma when coach Lincoln Riley offered her a job last year that both Zach and Annie felt like she couldn’t refuse. Zach and Annie have made a long-distance relationship work, but the distance between them is not what it once was. Zach later took a job on Dana Dimel’s staff at Texas-El Paso, but left after a few days when Snyder unexpectedly offered him a job coaching tight ends. She watched the Wildcats win with family and friends from Zach’s office overlooking the north end of the stadium. “He understands our situation and is awesome with us about it.” Annie has made it to three K-State football games this year. “The things you do for love, right?” Annie said. Zach and Annie Hanson don’t compete in anything that often, but when they do they end up trying to help each other.
Dallas Cowboys fans, take note: There’s a Staubach-Meredith pairing in the works, and it’s a movie

Dallas Cowboys fans, take note: There’s a Staubach-Meredith pairing in the works, and it’s a movie

Back in 2017, The Dallas Morning News was the first to report that Michael Meredith, the son of "Dandy" Don Meredith, the first player ever signed by the Cowboys, was preparing a documentary on the Ice Bowl game played between the Cowboys and Green Bay Packers on Dec. 31, 1967. As Variety reported this week, Staubach and Meredith have teamed up to create a documentary titled The President's Team. Staubach played quarterback for the Naval Academy during the fall of 1963, his senior season. 1 Texas in the Cotton Bowl in what amounted to the national championship game. After five years in the Navy, including service in Vietnam, Staubach joined the Cowboys in 1969 and led them to their first championship at the end of the 1971 season. The President's Team will document Staubach's senior season at the Naval Academy, with a focus on the Kennedy assassination, which happened 10 days before the Army-Navy game. Before the movie, which Michael Meredith will write and direct, there was a book. Written byMichael Connelly, the book was titled, The President's Team: The 1963 Army-Navy Game and the Assassination of JFK. Connelly told the story of how Kennedy, a naval hero and passionate football fan, developed a bond with Staubach's Navy team. "We want to tell the story about the 1963 Navy team with particular focus on the players and the bonds they formed while at the Naval Academy and how that played out later in life," Meredith told the Sun.
Red Sox vs. Astros score: Bradley, Benintendi put Boston one win away from World Series

Red Sox vs. Astros score: Bradley, Benintendi put Boston one win away from World Series

ALCS Game 4 Highlights: Red Sox at Astros The Boston Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 8-6 on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the 2018 American League Championship Series. Here's what you need to know about ALCS Game 4. Bradley comes up big again Jackie Bradley Jr. hit .234/.314/.403 during the regular season, with 13 home runs and 59 runs batted in. Benintendi goes all out to end game The Astros had the bases loaded with two outs in the ninth down two, and speedy Tony Kemp was on first representing the winning run. Charlie Morton lasted just 2 1/3 innings (allowing three earned runs along the way) and Rick Porcello ducked after giving up four earned runs in four innings. The game was tied after three, and the Astros were up 4-3 after four. The best kinds of playoff games are those where the lead feels like it can change hands during any given half-inning. You can read more about the call by clicking here, but this play loomed throughout the game, and is certain to continue to be discussed heading forward. Either way, the Red Sox would take it. Comment Back Facebook Twitter WhatsApp LinkedIn Settings Quick Log-In Or Sign In With Login was not successful, please try again.
OSU football: Takeaways from Mike Gundy meeting with the media

OSU football: Takeaways from Mike Gundy meeting with the media

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State's open week provided the Cowboys an opportunity for change, but whether they will capitalize on it remains to be seen. Coach Mike Gundy met with media inside the northern gates of Boone Pickens Stadium on Wednesday night. With his Cowboys enjoying a light practice week before ramping it back up for homecoming week against Texas, Gundy passed on an opening statement and went straight to fielding questions for about 10 minutes. Here's some of what he had to say. No change in quarterback reps As he does every week, Taylor Cornelius made his way into Gundy's office at 9:45 Wednesday morning. The coach and the player who remains his starting quarterback went over a game plan for the Longhorns. Despite Cornelius' struggles against Kansas State — 17-for-35, 184 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions — and criticisms from Gundy and offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich afterward, Gundy said Wednesday there have been no changes to how the Cowboys have divided reps among Cornelius and backups Dru Brown and Spencer Sanders during this week's practices. “If we thought we had players that would improve us drastically or even some, we would've already made that move,” Gundy said, referring to all positions. Cornelius leads the Big 12 in passing yards and is third in touchdown passes, but he leads the conference in interceptions and has the second-lowest completion percentage among the league's qualified quarterbacks. Despite an up-and-down stat line, Cornelius has remained even-keeled in practices and meetings, Gundy said.
Is Jerry Jones close to giving Jason Garrett a contract extension?

Is Jerry Jones close to giving Jason Garrett a contract extension?

While responding to a tweet about Jason Garrett on Monday, DallasCowboys.com columnist Jeff Sullivan tweeted, "Sounds like another extension could be signed soon he's not going anywhere." Garrett is under contract as Cowboys head coach through the 2019 season. He signed a five-year, $30 million extension in January 2015. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones was asked during his Tuesday morning radio appearance about a potential extension for Garrett in the near future. "I don't know where Jeff is getting his information," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan's Shan and RJ show [KRLD-FM]. "He's pulling one out of the air there as far as any knowledge. My response should not in any way indicate that I'm thinking about it or whether it's going to be there, it's just not something that I would have visited with anybody about, least of all Jeff. "I happen to know that I've never spoken to another soul about that as far as that is concerned." Many believe Jones could part ways with Garrett if the Cowboys fall short of making the playoffs this season. Dallas is 70-56 under Garrett with two playoff appearances and one playoff victory during that time.
Brewers 4, Dodgers 0: A narrow escape for another shutout

Brewers 4, Dodgers 0: A narrow escape for another shutout

LOS ANGELES - Another postseason game, another shutout for the Milwaukee Brewers' pitching staff. Jeffress then somehow extricated himself from a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the ninth with consecutive strikeouts to give Milwaukee a 2-1 series lead. "That was a great at-bat by him," Jeffress said. Jeffress has now pitched in all six postseason games for the Brewers, with Corey Knebel the only other Brewers reliever to able to make that claim. Said Counsell: "We got a four-run lead. The Brewers handed Chacín another run in the sixth. "So today I just made good pitches with my slider and make them chase when I have to. BLANKED: The Dodgers were shut out for the 21st time in postseason play and the first time since Game 6 of the 2016 NLCS at Chicago. This is also the first time the Brewers have led a seven-game series, 2-1. Game 5: Wednesday, 4:05 p.m. at Los Angeles Game 6: Friday, Oct. 19, 7:39 p.m. at Milwaukee Game 7: Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:09 p.m. at Milwaukee
OU football notebook: Brown back with team after mother’s death

OU football notebook: Brown back with team after mother’s death

Through six games, Brown registered four pass breakups and a sack. He’s rotated with starters Tre Norwood and Parnell Motley at cornerback throughout the season. The dominant defensive emphasis since the Oct. 8 loss to Texas has been tackling. The coaching extended tackling and McNeill said it is now heavily emphasized during Tuesday practices. “The coaches are harping on that and trying to make us great tacklers,” linebacker Kenneth Mann said. “I like the direction we're head in right now.” One thing that has changed is who the defense is working against in practice. Some of the Sooners’ better young receivers are used in tackling drills. Linebacker Curtis Bolton said trying to get players like freshman receiver Jaquayln Crawford wrapped created stricter practice tests. Freshman safety Brendan “Bookie” Radley-Hiles started the first six games, but the highly-touted recruit hasn’t been the instant-impact defender fans hoped. He has 28 tackles and two pass breakups thus far.
No. 9 Oklahoma seeks reset, better defense vs. TCU

No. 9 Oklahoma seeks reset, better defense vs. TCU

In this July 26, 2017 photo University of Oklahoma's Ruffin McNeill, the assistant head coach and defensive tackles coach, speaks to the media before a golf event at Jimmy Austin Golf Course in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma fired defensive coordinator Mike Stoops on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 after the Sooners struggled to stop Texas during their first loss of the season. McNeill will be the defensive coordinator for the rest of the season. "Very fired up because some people, one week they'll think you're the best team in America, and then you lose a game and they think you're the worst," offensive lineman Bobby Evans said. The defense will be under the microscope after making Ruffin McNeill interim defensive coordinator . The Sooners have been adjusting to McNeill, who had been defensive tackles coach for the Sooners since Riley hired him last year. "From the first day he stepped on campus, he was just that guy the players were attracted to because he's a great players' coach. "This past week, this bye week was definitely one of our most competitive weeks of practice of the year, since camp," quarterback Kyler Murray said. "I think we got a lot of good work in, good-on-good work in. Moving forward, we've just got to continue to practice hard, continue to get better and at the end of the day we'll end up where we want to be." ___ More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25

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