Liverpool Salah the best since Henry? Neville offers 14 names to counter Piers Morgan claim Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 00:00 2/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(30) Getty Images Liverpool Mohamed Salah Premier League The former Manchester United defender has laughed off claims from a famous Arsenal supporter that Liverpool’s 31-goal forward is the best in a decade Gary Neville is refusing to accept that Mohamed Salah is the best Premier League player since Thierry Henry, with 14 names offered to counter a claim from Piers Morgan.The Liverpool forward has been in stunning form this season, netting 31 times across all competitions.He has exceeded all expectations at Anfield, with a £36.9 million transfer fee made to look quite the bargain. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Salah has been able to maintain his high standards throughout a first campaign back in England since taking in a forgettable stint at Chelsea.Plaudits have rained down on the Egypt international, with it even suggested that his left football is comparable to that of Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi.Morgan has now added his voice to a debate regarding Salah’s standing in the global game, with a famous Arsenal fan of the opinion that the 25-year-old is the best English football has seen since French legend Henry graced the Gunners’ books.Neville, though, believes too much is being made of a few months of fine form, with there countless other players who have impressed over a longer period of time in the last 10 years or so.Pressed to pick a top 10 of those who can be considered to have bettered Salah’s achievements, the former Manchester United defender had little trouble reeling off a list of names.He’s having a great season but He’s not in the top 10 best players since Henry. https://t.co/OW5JXfLlh6— Gary Neville (@GNev2) February 25, 2018Not sure but Ronaldo , Hazard , De Bruyne, Silva , Yaya , Suarez , Aguero , Costa , Kompany , Van Persie are ten and I’ve not started thinking . https://t.co/j9gONl5RI0— Gary Neville (@GNev2) February 25, 2018Kane , Tevez , Drogba , De Gea— Gary Neville (@GNev2) February 25, 2018Having run through a group of star names to have graced the likes of United, Manchester City, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal down the years, Neville was also prepared to support the claims of a follower suggesting that Real Madrid’s ex-Tottenham star Gareth Bale should be in the mix.There can be little doubt that Salah is still some way short of being considered a Premier League great, but he is clearly on the right track.He has been a revelation at Liverpool and carrying that form through to the end of the current campaign and into the next will help to edge him ever closer to the likes of Henry and the rest of the English top-flight elite. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Manchester United Young waiting on Man Utd contract but has no desire to leave Chris Burton 08:54 3/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester United Premier League The Red Devils have yet to trigger a 12-month extension in the 32-year-old’s deal, but he is still hoping to see out his career at Old Trafford Ashley Young is hoping to be given the chance to retire as a Manchester United player despite being yet to see his contract extended.The 32-year-old’s current deal includes the option for a 12-month extension, but the Red Devils have not triggered that clause.There is no rush on that front and Young is not overly concerned about having to wait his turn when it comes to future talks. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He has been around long enough to know that these things take time and that exit talk is inevitable, but he is eager to stick around at Old Trafford after becoming a valuable asset under Jose Mourinho.“It’s reported every year that I am about to leave but I’ve always wanted to be here,” Young told the Daily Mail.“And for as long as I can, I’d like to finish my career at United. I’ve got that mentality to keep going and change people’s minds.“I know how to play the game, I’ve got a football brain, and feel as fit and healthy as I did when I was younger. I’d be able to give the 23-year-old me a race.”Young added: “My legs might take a bit longer to recover after games but other than that, I feel as fit as ever.“The manager has high standards he wants to keep. He enjoys a joke but when it’s time to get down to serious work, you need to be serious. As players you don’t have to be told.“You will see people come back disappointed if they’ve lost a game in training. It’s that Man United mentality. There is no better feeling than success at this club.”It is that mindset which Young has bought into since joining United from Aston Villa in 2011.He acknowledges that he is on the books at a global superpower and that for as long as that adventure continues, he needs to embrace all that comes with it.“I think United is the biggest club in the world,” said the England international, who has enjoyed a new lease of life after being dropped back into a defensive role by Mourinho.“I got a sense of it from my first pre-season tour to America. It was a long flight, I was tired and ready to go to my hotel room when we arrived. Then I saw the amount of fans outside the hotel, and they didn’t leave the whole time we were there.“I’m a private person and like to keep away from things when I’m not playing. But I understand as a United footballer, you’ll be recognised nearly everywhere and people want to have things signed or pictures taken. It’s part of the territory and you have to embrace it.”
Manly Warringah is one of the top affiliates in NSW, not only for their on the field performances but also their off field performances. Graham’s has been instrumental in this success. His vision of ensuring that the club has policies and procedures for every aspect of their operations has laid out a clear and concise platform to ensure not just success but also sustainability in one of the most competitive environments and landscapes in NSW.This platform paved by Graham importantly is having a great impact at grass roots level and the growth of the organisation. His and his clubs work is not just having an impact with the Manly Warringah TA, but also with other affiliates across the state. Many of whom are looking to Manly to replicate their success by following the programs and principles laid down by Graham and his team. Importantly Graham is willing to share his experiences with other affiliates and members.
Liverpool boss Klopp: 6 points are nothing. We’re creating our own historyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp isn’t getting carried away after victory over Newcastle United.The Reds have been installed as the new title favourites after they comfortably beat Newcastle 4-0 and Manchester City lost for successive matches, going down 2-1 at Leicester City.Now six points clear at the top of the table, Klopp said: “That means nothing. We play Arsenal and City. I had no idea how any other teams were playing, I didn’t even know where they were playing.”Afterwards I got the results and I can say it didn’t do a lot for me. It is just information. It’s good that we have six points than other teams, or seven, but that is pretty much all.”Klopp added: “We want to create our own history. It is the first Liverpool team in the Premier League unbeaten (at the halfway stage of the season).”All good numbers but there are 19 games to go. So we play Arsenal, we play City, we play Tottenham. We play all of them again. There is a long way to go, we all know that.”We have to win our games we have to be focused, we have to be really in the mood and have tunnel vision and see where it leads us to.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rob Holding admits feeling pressure from Arsenal supportersby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRob Holding admits he has felt pressure from Arsenal supporters in recent weeks.Gooners have been waiting for Holding, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin to return in order to shore up Unai Emery’s defence.The aforementioned trio took part in Tuesday’s 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest, and Holding was pleased with how he dealt with the pressure.”I was speaking with Kieran – we were saying there is actually a bit of pressure on me, Hector and him,” he said.”Obviously the fans have been putting a lot of pressure on saying: ‘We need those three back, hopefully they can perform’.”So we had a bit of pressure going into [the Forest game] and the way we performed and dealt with it was great.”It is a healthy pressure. It’s not a sort of draining pressure if you know what I mean. It is a nice pressure and it is the competition. It is pushing everyone to be better.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man City keeper Hart hails David Silva: He was tiny, slow and one-footed!by Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart still marvels at the transformation of David Silva since he joined the club.Silva arrived in England in 2010 with a big reputation from his success with Valencia.However, Hart recalls the little midfielder appearing tiny, slow and extremely one footed in early training sessions.Silva has gone on to become one of City’s greatest ever players.The former City goalkeeper told the Kickback podcast: “The wizard came over, I had no idea who he was.”£25 million, tiny, slow, only left footed and didn’t even know his position.”He seemed like a lovely guy, didn’t really speak much English.”He didn’t take over straight away but his consistency and quality were through the roof.”Just an all-round amazing player – there isn’t one negative to him, other than he’s small.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Norwich City boss Farke sorry with Godfrey injuryby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City boss Daniel Farke admits Ben Godfrey’s injury is a blow after 0-0 draw wit Aston Villa,Norwich’s injury woes continued as Godfrey was forced off shortly after the break.”We have to wait and see what the outcome is [with Ben Godfrey],” Farke said. “He had hernia surgery 10 days ago and he only had one [training] session with the team.”He was top class in the first 50 minutes and it was important to have him on the pitch – he was a great leader. After 50 minutes he felt pain, I think his body was getting tired after only one session, I hope it’s not a big setback, but I hope to have him available for Man United but we have to wait.”
Wolves captain Coady takes blame for Southampton equaliserby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady held up his hands and admitted his mistake against Southampton.The defender was not happy with his performance as Wolves had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Molineux against the Saints.He missed a clearance that allowed Danny Ings to step in and score the first goal in the game.Speaking after the game with reporters, captain Coady said: “It was a tough game, but I felt we let them off the hook a bit with individual errors – mistakes at the back that cost us a little bit.”I’ve got to deal with it better, it is as simple as that. We need to know when to not try and play out from the back.”I need to improve, it is as simple as that. From my point of view, it is just something where I lost concentration of the ball.”I was trying to look at what was ahead of me to start a counter-attack because I felt it was quite an easy ball to control.”These things happen and we need to move on with two big games ahead.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Frank Kaminsky SI 6Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky is currently manning Sports Illustrated’s Twitter account to field questions from fans, and the results have not disappointed. Fans have asked everything from his favorite teams and musicians, to his underwear preferences, to the classic Reddit question about duck-related preferences when it comes to a fight. We already knew that Kaminsky was the best. This just confirms it. Whichever team lands Kaminsky in the draft is getting one of the most entertaining guys available…and a pretty good center as well.
joel klatt cardale jones fox sportsSaturday, Ohio State, for the first time this season, will be starting sophomore J.T. Barrett over junior Cardale Jones at quarterback. Most college football analysts are applauding the move, given Jones’ struggles this year. Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt agrees, and even went one step further when he joined Dan Patrick Friday morning.Klatt, using a Thanksgiving analogy, implied that Jones was given too much credit for last year’s national title. He believes that Barrett did most of the work in leading Ohio State to the promised land.Klatt’s right, but he is discounting the fact that Jones, who had never started a college football game, beat Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon in his first three games. Regardless, Barrett is set to lead the offense, and it has Ohio State fans excited.
week 7 college basketball coaches poll Twitter/@MSU_FootballMichigan State continues to roll. The 12-0 Spartans are one of just three power conference programs that remain undefeated so far this season, and should enter Big Ten play with an unblemished record. Things won’t be easy for Michigan State going forward, however, with the injury to do-it-all star guard Denzel Valentine, who will be out for 2-3 weeks. For now, Michigan State remains on top of the college basketball world. Here are the week seven Top 25 polls. AP Poll:1. Michigan State 2. Kansas 3. Oklahoma 4. Maryland 5. Virginia 6. Xavier 7. North Carolina 8. Arizona 9. Butler 10. Providence 11. Iowa State 12. Kentucky 13. Miami (FL) 14. Purdue 15. Duke 16. Louisville 17. Villanova 18. SMU 19. West Virginia 20. George Washington 21. Texas A&M 22. Cincinnati 23. Baylor 24. Utah 25. South Carolina USA Today Coaches Poll: 1. Michigan State 2. Oklahoma 3. Kansas 4. Maryland 5. Virginia 6. Xavier 7. North Carolina 8. Arizona 9. Iowa State 10. Duke 11. Kentucky 12. Butler 13. Purdue 14. Providence 15. Louisville 16. Miami (FL) 17. Villanova18. West Virginia 19. Texas A&M20. George Washington 21. Cincinnati22. Baylor 23. South Carolina 24. Gonzaga 25. Vanderbilt
Steven Gerrard was under no illusions whatsoever. His first senior role in management was still weeks away, but the Liverpool legend knew exactly what was lying in wait.“A bit of time off, and then the mad house,” said a smiling Gerrard, sat aboard a flight to Kiev in May. He was heading to watch Liverpool in the Champions League final, part of BT Sport’s punditry team. After that, it was time for the real work to start. “Looking forward to it,” Gerrard told reporters and well-wishers en route to the Ukraine.That work has been as intense as he anticipated. Thirty-seven games across three competitions, 10 permanent signings and five loan deals, highs, lows and the steepest of learning curves. No easy introduction, even for someone of Gerrard’s stature. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? It has been, in his own words, “a rollercoaster ride” but would he change it? “Not for anything,” he insists. The biggest thrills could be still to come.If Rangers beat Celtic at Ibrox on Saturday they will not only end a run of 12 Old Firm games without a victory; they will also ensure they end 2018 level on points with their greatest rivals. They’ll have played a game more, but it would still be a significant milestone given the club’s journey over the past decade.Not since 2011, prior to their decline into administration and eventually liquidation, have Gers fans had a title challenge to get their teeth into. After just seven months in Glasgow, Gerrard’s impact is there for all to see.That won’t surprise anybody who witnessed his remarkable playing career, of course. Nor those who followed him during his year in charge of Liverpool’s under-18 team. Gerrard the player was something special, and Gerrard the manager carries many of the same key traits. He demands, he leads, he inspires. He sets high standards and he craves success.“In terms of targets, I just want to win,” he told his first press conference back in May. “That’s my buzz, my demand.”His start has been a positive one. Rangers have won 11 and lost just three of their 20 league games so far, and Gerrard oversaw the longest unbeaten European run in the club’s history as he navigated his way through the Europa League qualifying rounds and into the group stage. Only narrow defeats to Spartak Moscow (4-3) and Rapid Vienna (1-0) denied his side a place in the last 32.“People always ask me; is Steven a coach or is he a manager?” says Michael Beale, part of Gerrard’s coaching staff. “He’s very much in the leader/manager role.“We’ve had a good start at Rangers so far, and that’s something I put down to his personality and how he holds the group when he communicates.”Beale, a highly-rated youth coach, was taken with Gerrard from Liverpool, along with Tom Culshaw, Rangers’ technical coach, and Jordan Milson, their head of performance. Assistant manager Gary McAllister and goalkeeping coach Colin Stewart complete the first-team setup, with Gerrard happy to delegate among his trusted lieutenants. “He’s a very talented field coach,” says Beale. “But he likes to stand back and see the whole group. That means he’ll see things that I’ll never see.”It hasn’t all been plain sailing, of course. Defeat to Aberdeen in the League Cup semi-final denied Gerrard a first shot at silverware, while their performance in losing narrowly to Celtic in the season’s first Old Firm clash suggested that the gulf in quality between the two teams remains.Disciplinary issues have dogged Gerrard’s early months as a manager. Rangers have collected no fewer than eight red cards this season, with top scorer Alfredo Morelos responsible for three of those alone. “We aren’t a dirty team,” says Gerrard, but successful teams should certainly not be playing with 10 men so often.Morelos, with 20 goals in all competitions, is the key man. Gerrard went public this week, denying that the Colombian would be sold in the January transfer window. He knows he can ill-afford to lose the combustible 22-year-old; Rangers’ second leading scorer is their right-back, and captain, James Tavernier.Recruitment so far has been mixed. Goalkeeper Allan McGregor and centre-back Connor Goldson have been clear successes, while midfielders Lassana Coulibaly and Scott Arfield also fall into that category. More, though, might have been expected of the likes of Kyle Lafferty, Eros Grezda and Ovie Ejaria, a young midfielder signed on loan from Liverpool, who has since returned to Merseyside.Part of Gerrard’s make-up as a person is his ongoing quest for perfection, and his inability to hide his feelings when things aren’t as he wishes. That has been clear in some of his public statements, in which he has criticised his players and, on more than one occasion, suggested he will look to bring in better ones if they fail to perform. Rangers are expected to be busy themselves in January, with forwards and wide players high on the agenda. Turning draws into victories will be key if they are to sustain their challenge in the New Year.Gerrard was critical of his team after their recent win at St Johnstone, with his comments that “we shouldn’t have to work that hard to win at places like this” causing something of a stir in the media. Gerrard, for his part, denies he meant any disrespect.As for this weekend, he will be hoping for a more positive showing than he got from his team at Celtic Park back in early September. Then, an Olivier Ntcham goal was enough for Rodgers’ side, on a day when Rangers’ attacking threat was minimal.It should be different in front of an expectant Ibrox, who are eyeing a first home Old Firm win since March 2012, prior to the liquidation of The Rangers Football Club. Their only success in 14 meetings since came via a penalty shootout in the Scottish Cup semi-final in 2016. Typically, Rangers went on to lose the final anyway.If Gerrard’s side, reformed, re-built and re-energised, can end that long wait, it will underline the work he is doing in Glasgow. He took on a hell of a challenge when he walked into Ibrox, but the rookie manager is making a more than decent fist of it so far.
ESPN.ESPN’s College GameDay will be in Kalamazoo, Mich. on Saturday.The decision to host College GameDay at Western Michigan this weekend was a surprising one for some. The Broncos are 10-0, but their game this weekend isn’t a particularly enticing one. WMU is set to play 2-8 Buffalo.Many thought GameDay would go to Morgantown, West Virginia, where the Mountaineers are hosting Oklahoma in the Big 12’s biggest game of the season.ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit explained on Twitter last night why GameDay made the decision it did.“This is more of a tribute to the season that Western Michigan is having and a salute to the “smaller” schools,” he wrote on Twitter.Boulder & Morgantown both deserving-this is more of a tribute to the season that W.Michigan is having & a salute to the “smaller” schools. https://t.co/FCyhLWrYMC— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 15, 2016GameDay at a non-traditional football power is always a good time. This weekend should be fun.
Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech has been a slugfest thus far, and we now have our first ejection of the contest. Junior defensive back Desmon Smith was booted from the game for targeting after a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit in the first half.Smith’s hit came against Rebels wideout DaMarkus Lodge with just under seven minutes left in the first quarter. Smith leads with his helmet and catches Lodge under the crown of the helmet as he comes down from trying to catch a pass.Smith was called for targeting and ejected. It’s actually one of the least-controversial calls for targeting that we’ve seen so far this year.Ole Miss, at the moment, holds a 24-7 lead on the Red Raiders. The second quarter is about to start.Here’s the play:Desmon Smith got ejected from the game for this hit pic.twitter.com/7uq89WBrSs— Prime Bam Childress (@fearthe_beard11) September 1, 2018Needless to say, this isn’t the start that Texas Tech was looking for.Neither Ole Miss nor Texas Tech are expected to be national title contenders this year, but a big win against a ‘Power 5’ program could go a long way for each team.
RALEIGH, NC – OCTOBER 31: A general view of the Clemson Tigers versus North Carolina State Wolfpack during their game at Carter-Finley Stadium on October 31, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)It is only Thursday night and we’ve already had a top-15 team lose this weekend. NC State just went down at home to unranked Wake Forest.Wake scored the game-winning touchdown with 30 seconds left to stun the 14th-ranked Wolfpack 27-23. The winning points came on a 32-yard touchdown pass from Jamie Newman to tight end Jack Freudenthal.Newman was making his first career start tonight in place of starter Sam Hartman, who is out for the season after getting injured against Syracuse last week.This is certainly a way to mark that career milestone.Wake Forest scores the GW Touchdown with :30 seconds remaining to upset #14 @NCState. #ACC @WakeFB pic.twitter.com/NfxVeRkXCO— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) November 9, 2018Making matters worse for NC State is the fact that Wake’s game-winning drive came after the Wolfpack were unable to convert on 4th-and-3 deep in Demon Deacon territory. They had this one almost sewn up.With the win, Wake Forest moves to 5-5 and needs one more win to clinch bowl eligibility. NC State falls to 6-3.The Wolfpack will very likely drop out of the top 25 come Sunday afternoon.
ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers calls a play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Clemson’s football team has made its way onto the field for tonight’s national title game against No. 1 Alabama.We had a funny image featuring Dabo Swinney’s son, Will, as ESPN showed the Tigers heading out of the locker room.Will Swinney, a sophomore wide receiver, was walking out onto the field in front of Clemson’s star quarterback, Trevor Lawrence.Lawrence is 6-foot-6 and Swinney is 5-foot-8.This created quite the image:Trevor Lawrence is ready to stuff Dabo’s kid in a locker pic.twitter.com/5RJQp2HuKQ— Sam Cooper (@SamDCooper) January 8, 2019Alabama and Clemson are set to kick off shortly after 8 p.m. E.T.The game will be on ESPN.
DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 10: Quarterback Wilton Speight #3 of the Michigan Wolverines flips the football to running back Chris Evans #12 in the third quarter during a college football game against the UCF Knights at Michigan Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the UCF Knights 51 – 14. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)Michigan’s football program announced this evening that one of the Wolverines’ top offensive players is no longer on the team.Chris Evans, Michigan’s projected starting running back for the 2019 season, is no longer a part of the program.Rumors had been swirling about Evans’ status for the past couple of days, though nothing had been confirmed by the Wolverines.Tonight, Michigan confirmed that Evans was off the team.“Chris Evans is not a member of the football team at this time,” Michigan’s David Ablauf, Associate AD for Football Communications, announced.He added: “Privacy laws prohibit us from commenting further.”Chris Evans is not a member of the football team at this time — per David Ablauf, Associate AD for Football Communications. “Privacy laws prohibit us from commenting further.”— angelique (@chengelis) February 5, 2019Evans, a former four-star recruit, was expected to have a major role on Michigan’s offense in 2019.The running back totaled 423 yards and four touchdowns in 2018, rushing for 5.2 yards a carry.Michigan could now be forced to rely heavily on former walk-on Tru Wilson, whom Harbaugh is really high on.“He’s really seeing things well. He’s not running into the thick of defenders and is able to see the hole and go for the soft shoulder of the defender rather than trying to take him right down the middle,” Harbaugh said during the 2018 season. “His pass protection is very good. He’s continuing to improve. He’s a team favorite.”Michigan is expected to start the 2019 season ranked in the top 15.
CANTON, OH – AUGUST 01: Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos throws a pass in the first half of a preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on August 1, 2019 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)On Thursday night, the Denver Broncos took on the Atlanta Falcons in the Hall of Fame Game.It’s the first time football has graced the television sets of America since the New England Patriots took down the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl.Without the starters on the field the level of play was less than ideal, but at least football is back.During the game, former Missouri star quarterback Drew Lock saw his first NFL action. It was a struggle for the former Tigers starter who took over for Kevin Hogan in the first half. Lock completed 7-of-11 passes for just 34 yards and took two sacks in the process.After the game, Broncos head coach Vic Fangio had a brutally honest assessment of his rookie quarterback’s play.“I was hoping for more, but not surprised,” Fangio said.Vic Fangio On Drew Lock: “I was hoping for more but not surprised.” #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 2, 2019Denver drafted Lock with the No. 42 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft. Lock slid out of the first round, but the Broncos traded up to draft him in the second, showing confidence in the young quarterback.He showed some promise on Thursday night, but looked very much like a rookie as well.He’ll likely backup Joe Flacco for most of the upcoming season.
BOULDER, CO – NOVEMBER 03: A general view of the stadium as the Stanford Cardinal face the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on November 3, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. The Cardinal defeated the Buffaloes 48-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Colorado football completed a major comeback against Nebraska earlier this afternoon.In the day’s most exciting game, the Buffaloes scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to tie the game. In overtime, Nebraska missed a game-tying field goal giving CU the win.Things were chippy heading into the match-up. The long-time rivalry definitely evoked bitter feelings from both fan-bases and teams. Not to mention the large turnout from Nebraska fans in Boulder.Following the game, Colorado’s quarterback Steven Montez had some things to say about the Cornhuskers. “You guys saw all those crazy quotes (Nebraska was) putting out in the week and I think they talked themselves right out of it,” Montez said, via Twitter. “Before the coin toss they were talking trash. They were spitting at the bottom of piles so they got what was coming to them.”Certainly some strong words from Montez — one of Colorado’s heroes of the game. Montez completed 28-of-41 passes for 375 yards and two touchdowns.Nebraska’s players certainly weren’t shy heading into the game.Daniels (continued on Colorado): “I felt like last year we were the better team. And then if we were the better team last year, I know we’re the better team this year… I’m just ready to go and kick some ass, to be honest with you.”— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) August 31, 2019Colorado’s win is not only big for the program, but for the Pac-12 conference. The Pac-12 has struggled to win big non-conference games in recent years. But Colorado’s win helps the conference as a whole gain some much needed respect.Saturday’s victory is a great start for new Colorado head coach Mel Tucker.