Report: Alabama offensive line coach Kyle Flood heading to Texas to work with Steve Sarkisian
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas coach Steve Sarkisian wasn’t expected to raid Alabama’s coaching staff when he left the Crimson Tide. But the one he’s bringing is rather critical. Sarkisian is expected to hire Alabama offensive line coach Kyle Flood for the same position at UT, Fox Sports reported. A UT source confirmed that Sarkisian’s plan was to hire Flood, possibly also giving him the offensive coordinator title to boost his pay. The university did not confirm Flood's hiring late Wednesday. So far, all that's known is that current running backs coach Stan Drayton and receivers coach Andre Coleman wi...
John M. Crisp: Maybe 2020 wasn’t all bad
The year 2020 has been called many things, but the name that will stick is probably “The Plague Year.” Most of us are happy just to call it “History.” Still, a few good things happened in 2020. Let’s note three of them before we say goodbye, forever, to 2020. They may provide reasons for hope as we move into 2021: First: It was a 150-year struggle, but in 2020 we may finally have put an end to the so-called Confederate States of America. I grew up in the South. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were heroes on the same plane with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Every town in some way ...
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Texas fires coach Tom Herman
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas officials abruptly announced Saturday morning that coach Tom Herman would be fired. The announcement came just after 10:30 a.m. from the university. This comes almost two weeks after UT athletic director Chris Del Conte announced in a tepid statement that “Tom Herman is our coach.” Saturday’s statement said Del Conte “has evaluated the UT program’s strengths and weaknesses and where the program is relative to our goals. “While we have made measured progress during the past several years under Tom Herman’s leadership, Chris has recommended to the university president, Jay ...
US Supreme Court dismisses Texas suit challenging election result
Washington (AFP) - The US Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a bid by Texas to overturn the results of the presidential election, which Republican Donald Trump lost to Democrat Joe Biden, in a fresh setback for the president. The longshot suit lodged late Tuesday against four states key in the November 3 vote -- Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- challenged Biden's victory in each jurisdiction. But the Supreme Court, made up of nine justices including three appointed by Trump, said Texas -- which voted for the president -- "has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in...
Longshot Texas election lawsuit keeps Trump hopes alive
Washington (AFP) - A longshot Supreme Court lawsuit from Texas against four states key in the November 3 election gave President Donald Trump fresh hope of stalling if not overturning Democrat Joe Biden's victory. Texas -- a state Trump won -- lodged the suit late Tuesday against Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, challenging Biden's victory in each of the four. The suit was seen as audacious and barely legally sound, given that no one state has any legal right to interfere in another's election processes. Texas alleged that the results in the other four states were "unconstitutio...
Tesla CEO Elon Musk reveals that he’s moving to Texas
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is moving to Texas after threatening to move the automaker’s headquarters there earlier this year. Although Tesla will still have its headquarters in California, it is building a new factory in Texas, which Musk cited as one of the reasons for his move. Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Tesla CEO Musk moves to TexasMusk told The Wall Street Journal during its CEO Council annual summit on Tuesday that was moving to the Lone Star State. He explained that although "there's a lot of things that are really great about California," he thinks the state is taking its...
Hospital staff 'truly exhausted,' says Texas doctor in viral hug photo
Houston (AFP) - Through multiple masks, a face shield and a protective suit he likens to those worn by astronauts, Dr Joseph Varon bends over his Covid-19 patient and waves into the phone she is holding up. At the other end of the video call, several loved ones express their delight at seeing the man who helped save Gloria Garcia from the disease that has killed more than 278,000 people in the US and counting. Varon, the chief of staff at United Memorial, a small hospital that primarily treats minority patients in a low-income north Houston neighborhood, made headlines when a photo of him hug...
TCU overcomes five turnovers to knock off No. 15 Oklahoma State, 29-22
FORT WORTH, Texas — TCU fell into an early deficit. The Frogs turned it over five times. They gave up a long touchdown. That isn’t a winning formula for most unranked teams to knock off a ranked team. But TCU found a way to overcome those mistakes for a 29-22 victory over No. 15 Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon at Amon G. Carter Stadium. TCU (5-4, 5-4 Big 12) has a winning record for the first time this season. Oklahoma State (6-3, 5-3 Big 12) fell out of Big 12 championship contention. Frogs quarterback Max Duggan showcased his legs and arm throughout the day. He had two rushing TDs, incl...
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Trump says Biden 'won' but refuses to concede
President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that Joe Biden “won” the election, though he stated about an hour later that he was not conceding the race as he repeated baseless allegations that the election was “rigged.”“He won because the Election was Rigged,” Trump first stated, apparently referring to Biden. “NO VOTE WATCHERS OR OBSERVERS allowed, vote tabulated by a Radical Left privately owned company, Dominion, with a bad reputation & bum equipment that couldn’t even qualify for Texas (which I won by a lot!), the Fake & Silent Media, & more!”Later in the morning, Trump wrote: “He only won in the...
New York Daily News
Check out 6 new paperbacks, including an essay collection, 2 biographies and 3 novels
The parade of new paperbacks never ends; this week, freshly printed offerings include three novels, two biographies and one essay collection. Happy reading!“Marley: A Novel” by Jon Clinch (Washington Square Press, $17). I’m often a bit skeptical of novels that piggyback on the classics, but this one, a prequel/companion to Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” told from the perspective of Ebenezer Scrooge’s partner Jacob Marley, kept me up well past bedtime when it came out in 2019. Clinch, author of 2007’s “Finn,” knows his Dickens inside out, and masterfully spins a tale of a young man harden...
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