Tag: 上海GM群

Syracuse looks to sweep Ga. Tech

first_imgSyracuse looks to sweep Ga. Tech FAB FRESHMEN: Syracuse has relied heavily on its freshmen this year. Elijah Hughes, Buddy Boeheim, Joseph Girard III and Quincy Guerrier have collectively accounted for 74 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 76 percent of all Orange points over the last five games.KEY CONTRIBUTIONS: Michael Devoe has been directly responsible for 49 percent of all Georgia Tech field goals over the last three games. Devoe has 18 field goals and 16 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Georgia Tech is 0-7 when scoring fewer than 63 points and 13-6 when scoring at least 63.ASSIST RATIOS: The Yellow Jackets have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Orange. Syracuse has 29 assists on 76 field goals (38.2 percent) over its previous three contests while Georgia Tech has assists on 41 of 70 field goals (58.6 percent) during its past three games.LAST FIVE: Syracuse has averaged only 76 points per game over its last five games. The Orange are giving up 83.8 points per game over that stretch. February 20, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGeorgia Tech (13-13, 7-8) vs. Syracuse (14-12, 7-8)Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Georgia Tech seeks revenge on Syracuse after dropping the first matchup in Atlanta. The teams last faced each other on Dec. 7, when the Orange outshot Georgia Tech 50.9 percent to 38.1 percent and made 18 more free throws on their way to a 97-63 victory.center_img Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Likely Orlando hiring unlikely to sit well with Trojan faithful

first_imgDismissed earlier in the offseason by Tom Herman in an attempt to rebuild the Longhorn coaching staff in Texas, Orlando landed a spot as the linebackers coach/assistant head coach at Texas Tech before reports arose of his interest in USC.  As the dust settled and celebrations ceased after the Trojan basketball team’s dramatic 21-point comeback win over a tough Stanford team at Galen Center last Saturday, reports emerged regarding USC’s defensive coordinator search. Weeks after parting ways with Clancy Pendergast following a 49-24 drubbing at the hands of a mediocre Iowa Hawkeyes offense in the Holiday Bowl, the Trojans are now expected to hire Todd Orlando as their next defensive coordinator. On top of all of this, Pendergast’s lack of a grip on recruiting has caused talented local recruits in recent years to slip through the hands of the Trojans, such as current Oregon defensive lineman and former top-ranked recruit Kayvon Thibodeaux and incoming LSU defensive back Elias Ricks among others. Jimmy Goodman is a senior writing about USC sports. His column, “The Point After,” runs every other Thursday. Working as a defensive coordinator at five schools over the past 15 years, Orlando has overseen a fairly boom-or-bust slate of defensive units. According to Bill Connelly’s SP+ rankings, a system by which all FBS units are equally rated based on opponents and game flow to judge defensive efficiency, Orlando has had seven teams finish in the top 27 while six units clocked in at 53rd or worse.  It appears that the only slam dunks coming from USC these days are at the hands of superstar freshman forward Onyeka Okongwu, and while I deeply admire the way that USC basketball has quietly turned into a pacific powerhouse this season, it’s clear that its football counterparts can hardly get an easy win with Trojan fans lately. Despite gaining a reputation for strong initial coaching performances during year one, his defenses have seen a great deal of regression. At Texas, Todd watched as a unit that dominated the Trojans last September and finished that season as the 14th best defense in the nation crumbled due to injury and inflexibility and fell to 68th at the time of his firing in 2019. Possibly the most troubling aspect of the Orlando hiring, however, is the eerie similarities he shares with the departed Pendergast. One of the most important factors in Clancy’s firing was a perceived lack of flexibility and inability to properly develop defensive talent. Running a converted 3-4 defense, Pendergast relied heavily on skilled pass rushers such as Uchenna Nwosu and Porter Gustin, but when the proverbial pass rushing well ran dry, Pendergast did little to adjust.  The Trojan defense, among other issues, has become a middle-of-the-road pass rushing team despite the aggressive approach. Considering the youth and inexperience of the defensive backfield for USC in 2019, this was a death knell. center_img Until then, the easy scores will remain on the hardwood. After publicly failing to lure Los Angeles Rams linebackers coach and former USC assistant Joe Barry to the coordinator job, USC quickly pivoted to Orlando with the hopes of injecting new life into the defense and bringing a new face to a battered Trojan recruiting effort. In many ways, Orlando mirrored this behavior and reputation at Texas. According to Anwar Richardson, beat writer for the Longhorns Rivals site, “Todd Orlando didn’t adjust his defensive scheme to suit the talent, players were not developed, and he was not a high-level recruiter.”  Though he’s certainly not the first choice of many armchair athletic directors — former Seahawks defensive coordinator and Trojan alum Kris Richard was nothing if not the fan favorite — Orlando ultimately appears as another suspect coaching decision for a staff rife with mediocrity and second guessing. That said, it is difficult to argue the merits of fresh blood. For as much as stability, consistency and continuity are great to have in theory, this is a time of upheaval at USC. No one wants a constantly rotating door, but it is clear that the old guard of Heritage Hall is being slowly and painfully churned out in favor of an era of transparency, clarity and — as President Carol Folt and Athletic Director Mike Bohn often point to — integrity. If anything can be sure, the USC fanbase is not sold. As is the case with pretty much anything the Trojans do these days, seeing is believing.  In the simplest terms, this would appear to check every box of what the Trojans should theoretically be avoiding in a Pendergast replacement.last_img read more

Premier League: Arsene Wenger set to break Sir Alex Ferguson’s record

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to break legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s record on 31st December 2017. Wenger will take charge of his 811th game as Arsenal manager which is one more than what Alex Ferguson managed at Manchester United, to become the Premier League’s most experienced coach.Wenger will hope to bag all 3 points and guide his 6th placed Arsenal back to the ‘Top 4’ and the UEFA Champions League qualification positions.Arsene Wenger, at Arsenal has been in charge of 810 matches winning 468 of them, a win percentage of 58 per cent. Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson has won 528 of his 810 matches in his Premier League career.WATCH VIDEO HEREAs the 68-year-old Wenger creates history, we take a look at 11 managerial highlights of his reign at Arsenal.Arsene Wenger will manage his 811th Premier League game on 31st December 2017, which is one more than the current record of 810 games managed by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.Sir Alex Ferguson managed his final Premier League game on 19th May 2013 against West Bromwich Albion which ended in a 5-5 draw. Arsene Wenger will break Ferguson’s record when his Arsenal team also face West Bromwich Albion on New Year’s eve.Arsene Wenger is the only manager in the Premier League who has gone an entire season unbeaten with the Arsenal ‘invincibles’ squad of 2003-04 who stormed to the trophy without losing a single match that season.Wenger was awarded France’s highest honour Legion d’Honneur in 2002 and was appointed honourary Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2003 for his contribution to football.advertisementWenger was appointed Arsenal manager on 1st October 1996 and has managed Arsenal for over 21 years. He is currently the longest serving manager in top 4 tiers of English football.During his reign at Arsenal, Wenger has guided the club to 3 Premier League titles has also been named the Manager of the Year on 3 occasions and voted the manager of the month 15 times.The Frenchman also won seven FA Cups with Arsenal, which is the record for most FA Cup titles by any manager in English football history.In 810 Premier League matches as Arsenal manager, Wenger’s side has won 468 games and lost only 145, the remaining 197 matches ended in a draw.Arsene’s Arsenal teams have also scored 1,524 goals under him while conceding 781 goals in the same period.Under Wenger Arsenal finished in the top 4 and qualified the for UEFA Champions League each year barring one.Wenger’s most expensive signing at Arsenal has been French striker Alezandre Lacazette for 46.5 million Pounds at the start of the 2017 season.last_img read more