Vandy expects Florida to run until stopped

first_imgThere seems to be little mystery between Vanderbilt and Florida.The Gators want to run the ball Saturday (6:30 p.m., SEC Network), and the Commodores are well aware of it.Florida (4-3, 3-3 SEC) unveiled a new run-heavy offense last week, rushing for 418 yards and ambushing Georgia in a 38-20 win. It marked the Gators’ second-highest rushing total in an SEC game in program history, trailing only the 454 yards they had against Vanderbilt in 1975.Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason sees no reason why Florida would change.“I would assume that’s the formula,” Mason said. “In looking at Florida’s mindset, I’m sure it’s going to be to run the football. So let’s limit the throws, and if we can keep it on the ground, we will.”Related: Derek Mason: Vanderbilt close to ‘fantastic things’Mason’s goal in any game is to stop the run first, but his defense has been bulldozed on the ground in conference play. The Commodores (3-6, 0-5) have allowed more than 200 rushing yards in three of their past four SEC games.“We are preparing the same, but we are just putting a little more emphasis on the run,” linebacker Stephen Weatherly said. “But they could still pass.”Treon Harris, a speedy 5-foot-11 freshman, made his first start at quarterback against Georgia. He had only six pass attempts, but the Gators ran the ball 60 times. Mason said there is less suspense in Florida’s offensive game plan this week.“I expect to see it evolve some, maybe see six or seven more passes,” Mason said. “But I don’t expect to see much more than that. They’re going to run the ball.“… I think Treon gives them a different dimension in his ability to deal the ball. They felt comfortable in that they didn’t really have to throw the ball that much. They just ran the ball effectively.”Related: Vanderbilt keeps Johnny McCrary as No. 1 quarterbackFlorida coach Will Muschamp hinted that he’ll stick with the run until Vanderbilt stops it.“I feel very comfortable in where we are and in moving forward in throwing the football. But (a reason to pass) just never presented itself (against Georgia),” Muschamp said. “You just felt like, ‘Why change what we’re doing here? Things are working for us.’ “Mason’s only reservation is what he calls “phase two” of Florida’s new offensive approach behind the “imaginative mind” of offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, who could add more layers to the approach that surprised Georgia.“We don’t actually know what to expect,” linebacker Nigel Bowden said. “When Georgia came into the game, they probably thought (Florida) was going to throw the ball most of the game. But then they came in running the ball, pounding the ball up the middle and to the outside. That threw them off.”But Mason would still rather take his chances at facing Florida’s run game and hope to keep the Gators one-dimensional. He called Florida’s new approach “Auburn-esque” in that there is only a limited vertical passing game because “it’s really entrenched in the run.”Of course, Auburn’s one-dimensional approach leads the SEC in rushing.Florida running backs Kelvin Taylor (197 yards) and Matt Jones (192) broke off big gains against Georgia. Bowden said Vanderbilt’s tackling must improve to limit long runs.“We have made ourselves more vulnerable to big plays (because of poor tackling),” said Bowden, Vanderbilt’s leading tackler. “We need to get that down because it’s been a weak side to our game. Tackling is the biggest thing you’ve got to do on defense. If you can’t tackle, you shouldn’t be on the field.”Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks. Vanderbilt Head Coach Derek Mason, left, greets his players on the sideline during the second quarter against Florida on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.NEXT GAMEFLORIDA (4-3, 3-3 SEC) at VANDERBILT (3-6, 0-5)When: 6:30 p.m. SaturdayTV/radio: SEC Network/1510-AM, 560-AM, 95.9-FMlast_img read more

Man City vs Arsenal clash CALLED OFF as Olympiacos owner tests positive for coronavirus after Emirates visit

first_img 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter MANCHESTER City’s clash with Arsenal tonight has been postponed over coronavirus fears.It comes after Nottingham Forest and Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis tested positive for the virus after visiting the Emirates.Man City vs Arsenal has been postponed over coronavirus fears after Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis (pictured at the Emirates) tested positiveCredit: Getty – ContributorSeveral of Mikel Arteta’s players met the Greek owner after the game, which saw Olympiacos knock out the GunnersCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe match is the first Premier League clash to be called off over the virusCredit: EPAHe was at the stadium when the Greek side knocked the Gunners out of the Europa League on February 27 and the club revealed a number of players met him after the game.The game is the first Premier League match to be called off over the deadly virus, which has so far killed six in the UK.A Premier League statement said: “Following medical advice, Arsenal FC and Manchester City FC consider it is necessary to postpone their fixture due to be played this evening to give time to fully assess the situation.“The Premier League has therefore agreed that tonight’s game will be rearranged.”Arsenal revealed in a statement that players were following Government guidlines and those who were in close contact with Marinakis would return to training on Friday.The club added: “The players will remain at their homes until the 14-day period expires. Four Arsenal staff, who were sitting close to Mr Marinakis during the match will also remain at home until the 14 days are complete.”“We fully understand how disappointing this is for our supporters, in particular those who were travelling to Manchester for tonight’s match. Tickets will be valid for the match when it’s rearranged.” Arsenal posted a statement on InstagramCredit: InstagramMatteo Guendouzi trains with his face covered ahead of the clash, which will now be rearrangedCredit: Getty Images – GettyGreek shipping magnate Marinakis, 52, sparked panic across English football yesterday when he revealed he had contracted the Covid-19 virus.He wrote on Instagram: “The recent virus has ‘visited’ me and I felt obliged to let the public know.“I feel good as I take all the necessary measures and disclipline to the doctors’ instructions.“I wish all a quick recovery.”Forest’s squad were ordered to undergo coronavirus tests as Marinakis met them after Friday’s home defeat to Millwall.Meanwhile Wolves were incensed that their Europa League clash with Olympiacos tomorrow will go ahead.The match in Athens had already been ordered to be played behind closed doors. Olympiacos followed Forest’s lead by sending their entire playing squad for tests.Nuno Espirito Santo had earlier said: “If we have to go we will. But we don’t agree — we’re not happy to go.”Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis confirms he has coronavirus Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels People Slammed By Massive Waves 4center_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Source: Soccer – read more

Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk” extends first season by 13 episodes

first_imgPhoto: Stan Evans(LOS ANGELES) — Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk just premiered last month, but it’s already been extended.The show has so far aired six episodes out of 10, but it’s just been announced that the series will air an additional 13 episodes this fall. The series features Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow and her mom Adrienne Banfield-Norris discussing today’s issues from the viewpoints of three different generations.In a statement, Pinkett Smith said, “The community that has been built around the Red Table is so strong and keeps my mother, Willow and I inspired to keep going…There is so much more to explore together and so many people to bring to the table to do it with us.”She added, “We have learned so much along the way. With that being said, I believe, this next 13…is going to be fire!”If you want to catch up on the series, go to the Watch tab on Facebook, or use the Facebook TV app.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more