Which Picks Did NFL Mock Drafts Get Most Wrong

Green BayRashan GaryDE1211.2+0.8 PittsburghDevin BushLB1015.5-5.5 WashingtonDwayne HaskinsQB158.8+6.2 TennesseeJeffery SimmonsDT1929.5-10.5 With the first round of the NFL draft complete, it appears that the wisdom of the crowds wasn’t particularly wise. The first three picks went relatively as expected, but the draft went off script with the Oakland Raiders’ pick at No. 4 overall: defensive end Clelin Ferrell of Clemson — a player who mock drafters believed would go somewhere in the middle of the first round. The Raiders’ pick was the first of many that defied expectations and left amateur GMs scratching their heads.In the case of the New York Giants, some fans were banging their heads against the wall and collapsing in tears. New York, which passed on many quarterbacks a year ago to take running back Saquon Barkley, took Duke QB Daniel Jones at No. 6. Jones averaged a 20.4 pick in mock drafts taken in the last 30 days before the draft but came off the board an eyebrow-raising 14.4 picks earlier. The Giants seemed to be trying to get ahead of a quarterback run that didn’t exist: Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins lasted until Washington took him at No. 15 (6.2 picks later than expected), and no subsequent QBs were taken on Thursday night.But the New York football Giants, armed with three picks in the first round alone, weren’t finished reaching. Using the 17th overall pick they acquired when they dealt Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns, the Giants selected DT Dexter Lawrence of Clemson, 10.5 picks earlier than expected. The Giants were able to capture some surplus value with their third and final pick of the first round, however: Georgia CB Deandre Baker lasted 3.2 picks longer than expected and should help fill the void in the Giants secondary that was left when Eli Apple was traded to New Orleans last October for picks in the fourth and seventh rounds. Tampa BayDevin WhiteLB57.0-2.0 The NFL draft has been full of surprisesThe first round of the 2019 NFL draft by each player’s pick and his average draft position (ADP) in mock drafts since March 26, 2019 New EnglandN’Keal HarryWR3229.3+2.7 WashingtonMontez SweatDE2610.6+15.4 MiamiChristian WilkinsDT1319.0-6.0 BaltimoreMarquise BrownWR2525.4-0.4 Green BayDarnell SavageS2154.7-33.7 N.Y. GiantsDexter LawrenceDT1727.5-10.5 CincinnatiJonah WilliamsOT1113.3-2.3 The selections of Lawrence and Ferrell were part of a larger trend: NFL GMs appear to have been particularly enamored with Clemson players. Three Tiger defensive standouts from the national championship team were selected in the first round, and they went 10.5 slots earlier on average than mock drafts predicted.A dominant theme of the night, as expected, was NFL teams trying to find the next star pass rusher. But it was a pass rusher who had the biggest slide down the board among the first-round selections. Washington appears to have gotten a substantial value when it selected Mississippi State DE Montez Sweat 26th overall. In a draft class stacked with edge rushing talent, Sweat came off the board 15.4 picks later than expected.1Sweat was diagnosed with a heart condition earlier this year, which may have caused his stock to drop, but it was reported Thursday that the diagnosis could have been wrong.When we look at all 32 first-round picks, the correlation between what mock drafters expected and what actually occurred was about the same in 2019 as it was in 2018. In 2019, the average draft position in mock drafts explained 48 percent of variance, down slightly from 49 percent of variance explained in 2018. This year’s first round skewed toward reaches, with six teams trading up on draft day to get their guys. Overall, players came off the board six picks earlier than expected; last year, that difference was five spots.As a result, Day 2 of the draft should be one in which savvy teams can find more value than they may have initially anticipated. That could even drive more pick swapping, as teams look to swoop in and grab coveted players like mock draft darling D.K. Metcalf on the cheap. PhiladelphiaAndre DillardOT2217.6+4.4 CarolinaBrian BurnsLB1616.0+0.0 Sources: NFL, Ben Robinson HoustonTytus HowardOT2360.7-37.7 San FranciscoNick BosaDE22.1-0.1 OaklandJosh JacobsRB2427.2-3.2 N.Y. JetsQuinnen WilliamsDT33.7-0.7 DenverNoah FantTE2022.9-2.9 DetroitTJ HockensonTE813.0-5.0 AtlantaKaleb McGaryOT3143.3-12.3 teamplayerPositionpickADPdiff JacksonvilleJosh AllenLB73.7+3.3 BuffaloEd OliverDT99.3-0.3 L.A. ChargersJerry TilleryDT2831.6-3.6 MinnesotaGarrett BradburyC1825.7-7.7 N.Y. GiantsDaniel JonesQB620.4-14.4 SeattleL.J. CollierDE2962.9-33.9 OaklandJohnathan AbramS2733.6-6.6 OaklandClelin FerrellDE419.0-15.0 N.Y. GiantsDeandre BakerCB3026.8+3.2 AtlantaChris LindstromG1429.3-15.3 ArizonaKyler MurrayQB11.8-0.8 From ABC News: read more


Urban Meyer 1st half defensive effort against Iowa very alarming

Sophomore linebacker Joshua Perry (37) and junior linebacker Ryan Shazier (2) watch Iowa senior linebacker C.J. Fiedorowicz (86) catch a touchdown during a game Oct. 19 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 34-24.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorThe No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (7-0, 4-0) might sit atop the Big Ten eight weeks into the season, but the team enters its primetime matchup with Penn State (4-2, 1-1) with a wide array of questions — particularly on the defensive side of the ball.As OSU prepares to go for its 20th consecutive win, coach Urban Meyer was less than pleased with how the Buckeye defense handled adversity in Saturday’s win over Iowa, even though it did so without one of its best players on the field.“The adjustments need to be made quicker when they give us something we have not seen (on defense),” Meyer said in a Monday press conference. “The first three drives (of the game) were very alarming. I don’t think our defensive line played very well.”Iowa scored each of its first three drives and dominated time of possession in the first half, holding the ball for more than 18 minutes. The Hawkeyes drove 80, 67, and 69 yards, respectively, coupling a power rushing attack with play-action passes to a multitude of tight ends on their way to a 17-10 halftime lead.“Call it what it was. (Iowa) beat the shit out of us,” defensive line coach Mike Vrabel said. “We didn’t do a good job of playing physical with our hands, getting off blocks, shedding off blocks, walking away from blocks. When you do this against a good offensive line, they’re going to continue to push you and move the pile.”Meyer said he was very disappointed in the lack of production from the unit during those drives, mainly because he felt like no one stepped up as a leader when OSU struggled to stop the Hawkeyes.“What happened was you have some good emotion in that stadium and you (give up a) 13-play drive and you let the air out of the stadium and the emotion, and that’s where (injured senior safety) Christian Bryant, our great leadership, overcomes a little adversity and we didn’t have that,” Meyer said. “That’s got to come from our coaches and players … Can it be fixed? Absolutely.”Bryant broke his ankle in OSU’s 31-24 win over Wisconsin Sept. 28.OSU gave up 375 yards of total offense in the Iowa game, but only seven points in the second half, on its way to the 34-24 victory. Junior defensive lineman Michael Bennett said the difference in the latter half of the game wasn’t about adjustments, but effort.“We came out in the second half with a chip on our shoulder like we need (to), but we can’t start a game like that again,” Bennett said. “I don’t know what the deal was, but especially on the D-line … we were doing something different than we usually do.”The defensive performance during the first three drives of Saturday’s game was something Bennett said he’s never seen out of them before.“I don’t think we’ve ever been manhandled like that … allowed ourselves to be manhandled like that,” Bennett said. “That’s disappointing to me personally because I feel like I let that happen in the first half with the whole D-line.”Beyond the defensive line, the Buckeye secondary was also depleted after redshirt-junior cornerback Bradley Roby was ejected from the game for targeting late in the first quarter. It was the first time an OSU player has been disqualified for targeting, a rule that was added to the rulebook prior the 2013 season.“I think the NCAA and everybody is going to want to re-look at that rule,” Meyer said. “Ohio State is very concerned about player safety. We have gone to the Nth degree with adjusting practice … However, (Roby’s ejection) was a game changer. To take one of our better players out of the game, that impacted that game.”Junior cornerback Doran Grant said the rule change is something that all players have to get used to.“We just gotta be aware of the new rule. It was frustrating, Roby getting ejected from the game,” Grant said. “It’s just different for the defense now, you gotta be smarter in the way you hit.”Vrabel offered a simpler answer when he asked about the call.“Obviously, you better stay away from the head,” Vrabel said. “Anything that looks close, that’s what they’re told to call.”Roby and the rest of the defense figure to have their hands full with freshman Nittany Lion quarterback Christian Hackenberg Saturday, who is ranked 17th in the country with 278.7 passing yards per game. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more


Carlos Hyde I want teams to come out and give us their

Senior running back Carlos Hyde (34) rushes for a touchdown during a game against Penn State Oct. 26 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 63-14.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe road ahead is the only one on Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer’s mind these days.Meyer and the Buckeyes (8-0, 4-0) are scheduled to travel to West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday to take on Purdue (1-6, 0-3). But even though the Boilermakers have defeated OSU in three out of its last four trips to Ross-Ade Stadium, Meyer said that’s not something he’s thinking about.“We’re just trying to get the win on the road at Purdue,” Meyer said Monday during a press conference.Purdue, who is led by a former Buckeye assistant, has not played since losing on the road to Michigan State Oct. 19, 14-0, and currently sits at the bottom of the Big Ten Leaders Division.The Boilermakers’ early struggles pushed the coaching staff to make major changes schematically on defense, Meyer said.“They changed — they were all 4-3 defense about three weeks ago before the Nebraska game, (and they) changed completely” Meyer said. “They’re now (a 3-4 defense). So that means they’re just going through some personnel issues and some scheme issues … We’re just trying to figure out what we’re going to see Saturday because it’s completely different from the first half of the season.”Although Purdue is currently on a five-game losing streak, junior tight end Jeff Heuerman said OSU shouldn’t struggle with finding the motivation to take on the Boilermakers.“Our coaching staff does a great job (motivating) regardless of who we’re playing,” Heuerman said. “Going into Purdue, I was there my freshman year and it didn’t turn out the way that we wanted it. I think there’s a lot of guys on the team that remember that, my class and stuff. This week is a big week for us, and we got something to prove going back to Purdue.”The game Heuerman referred to was a 26-23 overtime Purdue victory in 2011, when OSU tied the game with 55 seconds left in regulation after then-junior running back Jordan Hall made a touchdown reception, but the go-ahead extra point was blocked, sending the game into overtime.OSU kicked a field goal on its opening possession but couldn’t stop Purdue from securing the victory with a one-yard touchdown run from then-junior quarterback Robert Marve.Senior kicker Drew Basil, who attempted the extra point against the Boilermakers, said Monday he remembers the play very well.“Being on a grass field, there was a bare spot where the extra point was so I moved the ball over to the right, maybe six inches, just so I could get a good spot for the hold,” Basil said. “And they blocked it from that right side. In hindsight, maybe I shouldn’t have moved the ball over six inches.”Basil said the loss was tough, but that it’s important for the team to focus on beating Purdue this week.Junior linebacker Curtis Grant was also on the team that day in West Lafayette, and said no matter the records, Purdue always plays well against OSU.“It’s always that one team that’s always out to just get you,” Grant said Monday. “Purdue seems like that, since the last two years that I’ve been here, they’re always out to get us. I’m not expecting anything less.”Grant gave credit to the OSU coaching staff, particularly Meyer, for preventing the team from losing focus during their 20-game winning streak.“Each and every week (the coaches) don’t let us get complacent,” Grant said. “They come out each and every week with a new task, a new challenge for us to complete.”Senior running back Carlos Hyde, who has rushed for 549 yards and seven touchdowns since Big Ten play started, said “it’s not difficult at all” to find motivation to play a team with a losing record.“This is a one-game season,” Hyde said Monday. “We can’t take any opponent lightly because we’re Ohio State, so people are going to give us their best shot.”The man leading Purdue this season is Darrell Hazell, who was promoted to assistant head coach at OSU under Jim Tressel in 2005 after being wide receivers and kick returns coach with the Buckeyes for a season. Hazell was named the Boilermakers coach at the end of last season after spending two years as the coach of the Kent State squad.Current OSU defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell coached alongside Hazell under Tressel. He said although Purdue has only won one game so far in 2013, Hazell’s consistency as a coach will allow him to lead the Boilermakers in the right direction.“You don’t change who you are, and that’s what I know about him,” Fickell said Monday. “It’s not like he’s going to be down or he’s going to do something crazy or something different because they’re in the situation that they are. You gotta battle through tough times and when you’re consistent, your young men learn and they learn that from you.”Purdue might be struggling this season, but Hyde said he knows it is going to give OSU its best, just like any team the Buckeyes face.“We’re Ohio State. So people are going to play us their best,” Hyde said. “That’s what I expect. I don’t expect teams to come out and just lay down. I feel like they’re going to come out and give us their best shot. And that’s what I want. I want teams to come out and give us their best shot. So when we win, we say we beat them with their best shot.”Kickoff is slated for noon at Ross-Ade Stadium. read more


Womens Basketball Sierra Calhoun and Makayla Waterman to return to Ohio State

Ohio State redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun (4) drives to the basket in the fourth quarter of the Buckeyes’ semifinal game against Rutgers on March 2 at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Ohio State beat Rutgers 82-57. Credit: Alyssia Graves | Assistant Sports DirectorNot only will the Ohio State women’s basketball team be without senior guard Kelsey Mitchell next season, but it will also lose four other key contributors to graduation in forwards Stephanie Mavunga and Alexa Hart, and guards Linnae Harper and Asia Doss.Luckily for the Buckeyes, redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun and redshirt junior forward Makayla Waterman both said they will be returning to Ohio State for the 2018-19 season. “I’m going to stay here for my fifth year,” Waterman said after her team’s loss to Central Michigan in the NCAA tournament. “I’ve got a lot of things like studying abroad, going on service trips this summer with the university.”Never a primary scorer, Waterman served as a facilitating forward this season. She averaged just 3.5 points and 3.9 rebounds across 18.2 minutes per game in 32 games. Next season, she will be counted on to take a larger offensive role with the loss of Mavunga, the team’s top frontcourt scoring threat.Calhoun also affirmed her intention to return next season after the loss to the Chippewas, answering with a simple “yes” before the question was even completed.Starting in all 34 of the Buckeyes’ games this season, Calhoun scored 11.8 points per game, the fourth-most on the team. She was a primary ball-handler at times, taking the pressure off Mitchell, and often took the role as a sharpshooter. She shot 37.4 percent from the field, while making 35.8 percent of her 3-point attempts this season.Calhoun said she anticipates and is looking forward to becoming more of a scoring threat with Ohio State’s three leading scorers — Mitchell, Mavunga and Harper — leaving the program.Ohio State redshirt junior forward Makayla Waterman defends Central Michigan forward Reyna Frost during the first quarter of the Buckeyes’ 95-78 loss to the Chippewas on March 19 at St. John Arena. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorGiven the youth of next season’s team, Waterman and Calhoun must take larger leadership roles, which Calhoun believes will not be too much different to their roles this season despite the loss of the five seniors.“We will see,” Calhoun said with a laugh. “I feel like we were still leaders this year. I feel like we were one of the older kids this year, so we definitely had to lead by example and talk, things like that. Hopefully that will translate to next year.”Waterman and Calhoun will be joined next season by sophomore guard Jensen Caretti, who averaged 8.7 minutes and 2.4 points in 29 games. A former highly regarded recruit, Caretti will almost assuredly move into a starting role next season despite her lack of experience. Next year, the Buckeyes will add Najah Queenland, a transfer from Pacific who sat out this season and will be in her fourth collegiate season. In 2016-17, her final season at Pacific, she averaged 4.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 22.1 minutes per game. With Harper, Mitchell and Doss graduating, the 5-foot-10 Queenland could fill the role as a primary ball-handler. Ohio State will also add a crop of freshmen. It has three 2018 prospects — four-star guard Janai Crooms, three-star post Aaliyah Patty and four-star Hungarian forward Dorka Juhasz — committed to the program. Despite lacking collegiate experience, the trio could have an impact on the team given the graduations.Redshirt junior guard Chelsea Mitchell, the sister of Kelsey, took the semester off to focus on academics and her status on next season’s team is unclear. Former walk-ons Savitha Jayaraman and Karlie Cronin will return, but neither are expected to have major upticks in their responsibilities.Waterman said she and Calhoun have often looked ahead to next year and thought about being the team’s only seniors with a vastly different roster composition.“We talk about that all the time too,” Waterman said. “It’s going to be weird. We’re going to be the oldest ones on the team.”Not only will it be weird for Waterman, but the Buckeyes will once again be dealing with a smaller-than-usual roster. If Ohio State does not add any transfers or recruits for next season and Chelsea Mitchell returns, it will have just 10 players. And without Kelsey Mitchell, Mavunga, Doss, Harper and Hart, the Buckeyes might be in for a tough rebuilding year. read more


Fred addresses United rift rumors

first_imgNew Manchester United signing has addressed rumors of a rift in the club’s dressing room.The midfielder has spoken about reports suggesting there’s a bad atmosphere in the dressing room and a rift with Jose Mourinho.Following the defeat at Brighton last weekend, there were suggestions that Mourinho has lost the will of some of his players and there were reports he could be on the verge of losing the dressing room.But the Brazil international has hit back at the reports and insists the reality is the total opposite to what has been reported in the media.“The media love to talk,” Fred told ESPN Brazil, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“The dressing room has an excellent atmosphere. From what I’ve seen since I arrived, no one has a problem with anybody. It’s the contrary. Everyone wants to help everyone.”“(The criticism) is normal. We lost a match. It is a big team, a European giant. It is normal that people talk, but Mourinho is a great manager. I am really happy to be working with him.”“I’m really happy to be part of this group as well, because it is a really good and closed group. We are all finding solutions to help us improve on the pitch to find our victories.”“No one is happy after a defeat. I was very angry about this defeat [against Brighton] and we could have gone top, but this is football. Unfortunately, we didn’t play well, but now we have a big game in front of us and we need to try to improve and look for the victory.”“Unfortunately, the last match didn’t go as well, but day by day we are getting to know each other a little more and I am certain that this squad get better.”last_img read more


Decking the Halls When You Dont Feel Jolly

first_imgPractice kindness- do something for someone—could be a donation to the food bank, or helping someone across an icy parking lot.  Kiley says that random acts of kindness do more for the person performing the act than the person who receives the kindness. Fearless Wellness Doctor Deborah Kiley: “We all have things to be grateful for.  Sometimes we take them for granted and we can forget. So just pause, look around, and look for the good, and not focus on the sad.” Story as aired:Audio PlayerDorene-on-decking-the-holiday-when-you-dont-feel-jolly.mp3VmDorene-on-decking-the-holiday-when-you-dont-feel-jolly.mp300:00RPd Finally Kiley suggests using a lifeline and calling a long lost friend or relative.  Touching back to a warm span in your personal history can warm up the holidays. Experts say that it’s easy to get overwhelmed with commitments, and being pulled in different directions. Ask for help if you need it. Fearless Wellness Doctor Deborah Kiley: “Learn to say no, and sometimes, you need to change your mind and decide no, this commitment won’t work for me.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享While holidays can be emotionally difficult for a number of reasons, including the death or separation from a loved one, Hospice has a wonderful checklist that offers help on making healthy choices when you don’t feel like ringing the jingle bells. Shift the flow of the day into the positive by meaningful moments of gratitude, kindness and action. For those who need help finding the light at the end of the tunnel, remember, winter solstice is Thursday, so the days start getting longer on Friday.last_img read more


Overseas BoxOffice Collection Tanu Weds Manu Returns to Dethrone Piku as Highest

first_img#TanuWedsManuReturns [Week 2] Fri 6.65 cr, Sat 9.40 cr, Sun 12.25 cr, Mon 5.20 cr. Grand total: ₹ 103.47 cr. India biz. BLOCKBUSTER. — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 2, 2015 “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” to replace “Piku” as the highest grossing bollywood movie in overseas box officeTwitterThe latest Kangana Ranaut-R Madhavan starrer Tanu Weds Manu Returns” had a dream run in India. By its second week at the box office, the film has collected a total of ₹103.47 crore and has emerged as the biggest Bollywood grosser of the year.Now, it looks like the “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” is going to repeat the same in the overseas market as well. According to Bollywood Hungama, “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” has grossed $5.7 million (₹36.24 crore) while closing the second weekend and according to trade analysts, the film will soon break the record of “Piku” by this week.According to the website, “Piku” has collected $5.8 million (₹36.88 crore) while closing its fourth weekend business overseas.The total gross collection of both “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” and “Piku” in various regions till the last weekend (29-31 May) are as follows:USA”Tanu Weds Manu Returns”: ₹12.17 crore”Piku”: ₹13.70 croreCanada”Tanu Weds Manu Returns”: ₹1.95 croreUAE and GCC”Tanu Weds Manu Returns”: ₹9.52 croreUK and Ireland”Tanu Weds Manu Returns”: ₹4.04 crore”Piku”: ₹3.53 croreAustralia”Tanu Weds Manu Returns”: ₹2.08 crore”Piku”: ₹1.65 croreNew Zealand “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”: ₹41.90 lakh”Piku”: ₹28.24 lakhMalaysia”Tanu Weds Manu Returns”: ₹2.63 lakhPakistan “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”: ₹2.51 crore#TanuWedsManuReturns crosses ₹ 100 cr in India. Emerges the HIGHEST GROSSER of 2015 + BIGGEST HIT of 2015 [so far]. Note: Hindi films.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 2, 2015last_img read more


4 cases over quota clash vandalism in DU VC residence

first_imgThe official residence of the Dhaka University vice chancellor was vandalised during a demonstration by quota protesters early Monday. Prothom Alo File PhotoFour cases were filed with Shahbagh police station in the capital on Tuesday night over clashes on Dhaka University campus and vandalism in the official residence of the DU VC during a demonstration by youths seeking reform of quota system in the public service.Police said a large number of unnamed students have been accused in the cases.Of the cases, two were filed by two sub-inspectors of Shahbagh police station, the third one by an inspector of special branch (SB) of police and Dhaka University’s chief security officer Kamrul Ahsan filed the fourth case.Kamrul Ahsan told Prothom Alo that over 100 unknown miscreants were made accused in the case over “an attempt to kill the vice chancellor” and destruction of properties worth about Tk 15 million.He said the miscreants burned two vehicles to ashes and vandalised two more.SB inspector Humayun Kabir filed a case against 30-40 unnamed persons for hindering police from discharging their duties and setting fire to a motorcycle in the Doyel Chattar area.Shahbagh police station sub-inspectors Bhajan Kumar Biswas and Rabiul Islam filed two cases against ‘a large number’ of unnamed students for hindering police from discharging their duties.Amid demonstrations at Shahbagh and its adjacent areas early Monday seeking reform of the quota system, some unknown attackers entered the VC’s residence breaking open its main gate and ransacked several rooms and furniture.last_img read more


Postgame Quotes Louisville vs Duke

first_img(On extending the defense): “Going into the game, we felt that the 2-2-1, we don’t do it very much, but we actually practiced it for this game. So, we felt we could do it. We did it one time in the first half and everything we did in the first half was not good. And maybe the sense of urgency… sometimes something you do doesn’t work because of the attitude you have when you do it. So, the sense of urgency made the defense work. My guys want to win. They’re good guys. They’re really good guys.” Print Friendly Version Louisville Head Coach Chris Mack(Opening Statement) “As tough as it was on Saturday to swallow, tougher. I’m really proud of my team. They competed their tails off.  We played as hard as we’ve played all year. We dominated the best team in the country for 30-something minutes, and we have to figure out how to close games. I say we, that’s me, that’s all of our players. We’ve got to figure out how to finish games and close games when teams are in panic mode and they’re drawing up defenses in the sand. Give Duke great credit, their kids never quit. They battled, they turned us over it seems like 1,000 times in the last four or five minutes. I’m stunned, but I love my group, I feel for them. As I said, I thought we outplayed the best team in the country for a long time and our team will grow from this. As hard as it is to accept, we’re going to grow from it and there will be better times.” (On the press and Goldwire’s performance) “Well, we’ve found something maybe in the press to have (freshman guard) Tre (Jones)…Jordan’s a really good athlete. He had the best look of anyone on the bench. Sometimes when you look down and he was sitting at the edge of his seat wanting to get in. So, let’s get him in, and then you didn’t want to take him out. And then, Tre is such a good defender. He was everywhere. He’s just everywhere. They were looking where our guys were and not attacking them. That’s because of the effort of all these guys.”(On the impact of the win) “I told my team, I said ‘You’re not losers, but you’re playing like losers.’ February is a crazy month, because it’s a long haul before March, and everybody is hungry. They’re trying to make their marks. These kids can already feel like they’ve made a mark. And so, you’re playing against somebody that can be hungrier than you, and our thing going into the game was ‘Play harder than them,’ and we weren’t able to do that. So, that’s a lesson for our guys. However, the other lesson is maybe Goldwire can play more, the 2-2-1 may be added to what we’re doing. What’ve we played? 24 games? They’ve played 24 games in their career. So, we can still learn a lot. We learned a lot tonight, and they didn’t give up, and they made really pressure free throws, pressure free throws. Then, Cam hit… his teammates you could even see right there, ‘Where is he?’, and just shoot it. So, confidence-wise, I think it adds a lot, and it gets Goldwire in the rotation there.”(On the team’s defensive performance earlier in the game) “Yeah, a little bit. Like, we missed a lot of shots. Like (freshman forward) RJ (Barrett), some of RJ’s shots around the bucket. Nothing. And then, we missed almost every free throw. We were in the 30s, and we’re a really good offensive team. It’s not about just jump shooting…and they were playing hard, it wasn’t just us missing. The defense, we didn’t talk right away. They have a really good offensive set because their centers can hit threes. I think they probably hit three tonight, and we didn’t defend that, and (junior center) Marques (Bolden) looked tired. And again, it’s been a long haul. We’ve been playing like crazy, and he’s a big guy. But, he wasn’t who he has been. The change in defense helped because we were still able to attack, and I think, then when we stayed in zone, we attacked more in the zone, instead of more just coming back in the zone. I don’t know, I think that that’s what happened. Who the hell knows?” (On the Virginia loss last year being similar and how to move on) “It’s sports. Adversity is a fact of life, man. You’re talking to a guy that had three ACL tears in college. Thought he was going to the NBA and, boom, God had a different plan. So if we have the opportunity to learn from some tough times and tough moments, then that is exactly what we are going aim to do. My belief in these guys is crazy strong and that’s not going go away after a really tough loss.  But hey man, you lose some tough ones. If you’re going be in sports at this level, it’s going happen.” (On recalling a similar type of game): “I’m not a big guy, I hope it’s not just because I’m getting older and my memory is not as good, I try not to think about the past. When people say do you remember the score? No. I do not. Sometimes a guy will come up to me and say, ‘I played against your team in ’84, do you remember me?’ No. No.” Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski(Opening Statement) “Well, we were very fortunate. That was a great win for us, that their team played us for 30 minutes, not just outplayed, they outcompeted us. I commend them. They probably were more deserving of winning. But, in the last 10 minutes, we were spectacular, and in order to overcome that difference in competitive spirit, needed to be spectacular because it was that pronounced. We were down 23, and they played so well. We went to our 2-2-1, and we felt that that might help us before the game, but (sophomore guard) Jordan Goldwire really helped us. We had two guards out there that put a lot of pressure, and then, (freshman forward) Zion (Williamson) played the last part of the game with four fouls and played it great, and (freshman forward) Cam (Reddish) hit dagger shots. We did enough to overcome, really not just a point deficit, but an effort and competitive deficit. Again, there’s not a value there, but you could see it obviously—I saw it, and we won. The last 10 minutes, we were spectacular. Crazy, it’s a crazy game. Human beings are great. They can go from one thing to another. They’re really good. He’s (Louisville head coach Chris Mack) done such a good job here. This crowd, it’s one of the really great venues for college basketball, and so appreciative of the game. And what they’ve done is incorporate and brought back the past: what Denny (Crum) and Rick (Pitino) and people before them, and what they’ve made Louisville, one of the great programs in the history of college basketball. So, to get a chance and win a game like that here, I feel very proud that we were able to do that. I also understand the whole thing and I feel bad for them because they were so damn good, and I feel a little bit better for us. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t feel bad for them.” (On the explanation for last call was a charge on [Cam] Reddish and after went to the monitor and the foul was called it on Ryan [McMahon) “They said that Ryan’s heel was in the restricted arc, and obviously, it’s a reviewable play, I guess. And so I trust those guys and it’s on video so they’re not going to make that up.” Story Links (On believing the team would win with 10 minutes left to play) “It’s interesting. At the shootaround today, I was talking to Rece Davis, they were talking about leadership, and I said one of the things—I had Roger Federer on my show last week and I talked about his strong face. I said, ‘In order to be really good, you have to have a strong face and strong mannerisms, even if you don’t feel strong.’ And at West Point, that was one of things I learned as a cadet: even when you don’t feel like it’s going to go, your men better not see that in you, and as a result, you can speak into action sometimes. I did think that we could play better. I was hoping we wouldn’t lose by 35—I’m not kidding, we could have. So, you’re talking positive, but I don’t believe it. Once that press was going, I said, ‘We’ve got a chance here. We can get it.’ But, at that point, I think I may have been telling them a lie. As a cadet, it would be social honor, it wasn’t really something I needed to do. This is a crazy night, really as a coach, because I’ve been doing it so long. I really feel bad for them. I literally feel bad for them. They were so damn prepared for us, so well prepared, and my level of respect was already high, but it’s even higher after this game.” (On whether some of the late turnovers came from being panicky) “I don’t think they were trying to make bigger plays. I think they were playing timid. You know, we haven’t played timid all year. But, when you get in that situation, they’re humans. They’re great humans. It’s one of those things where, when they saw the lead evaporate, they’re trying to make the best play they can. But my job is to keep these guys up. I told them, that’s the best team in the country and for 30 some odd minutes we were clearly better.” (On if he is surprised by Mack’s success in year one): “I’m not surprised because he was terrific at Xavier. And you know, look, if you coach here, you’re going to be good. You’re going to be good. This one of the great programs. Kids want to come here. Fans want to go in those stands and they want to go nuts and they want to support their team. He’s good. Other than that, I don’t know what else you need.”center_img (On being to be able to handle the full-court press) “Same things we’ve been doing for six months since our staff arrived. We’re not going to get a magic potion sprinkled over our guys. Or come up with some elaborate press-break . We just have to be men with the ball. We’ve got to meet our passes. We have to pass fake and we have to make the right decisions.” (On Duke’s pressure being bothersome) “We’ve been bothered by several long athletic teams. We have smaller guards but it’s no excuse. We’ve got to be able to catch the ball in our spot just like we did for the first 30 minutes. When they extend full court pressure we’ve got to be able to break it and get us in something and find the soft spots, be able to pass fake, meet passes and finish.”  (Are you concerned that this is going linger and how do you stop that from happening) “Sure it’s a concern.  But, I also feel like I have some of the best guys in the country in that locker room. They have great character. We come back on Thursday, we practice again and keep stressing the same things we do every single day. And just try to grow from it and get better.” (On Louisville defense in the first half compared to the second): “They were playing great defense and they are really good. They didn’t let you get into the lane. Very similar to what Virginia did Saturday except we hit 13 out of 21 threes. On Saturday, we didn’t hit anything. Panic isn’t the right word, but we lost confidence. And we just looked bad. We just looked bad. In the second half, because we got runs, their defense wasn’t set up, we got it off of turnovers, rebounds. And we got shots before their defense was set up and attacked the basket. One of the biggest plays of the game was Tre’s steal when it was 69-64. I think if he doesn’t do that then we’re not going to win. I thought they was a huge play.” (On Duke switching to the full-court pressure into the zone) “That’s a great question. I think that our spacing was pretty good, we were just tentative. Every pass was like they wanted it to get to their teammate and that tentativeness becomes a negative when you have such a great anticipating team. We had to be a lot more sure with what we want to do. If he’s 50-50 in the passing lane; pass, fake hard, get him out of the passing lane, bounce pass to the logo and then play from there and we didn’t do that.” (On what Chris Mack tells his team after this loss): “Look, he’s a hell of a coach. They were worthy of winning. I mean, they were worthy of winning. The crowd was great. It was close to being like an amazing celebration of how well they played and how well Louisville supports their team. Look, we were spectacular for nine-and-a-half minutes. And it was just good enough to make do.” (About fighting the urge to nurse the clock) “That’s when I tried to relay to our guys during the course of the play is that, ‘are you open? Sure.’ But Malik, and this isn’t all on one guy this is on all of us, but a shot with 26, 25 seconds on the shot clock from your center from the three, you can probably get that look really any time. So, let’s try to prey on their panic and in passing lanes, pass fake, and get layups and open shots at the end of the clock.”  (On the way things went for the first 35 minutes) “I thought, we’d get up 23, we took some quick shots. Our maturity, our ability to be in that moment, maybe for the first time for some but some of us it wasn’t handled the best way. You know you’re up 23, 19 whatever it is, you don’t want to call a timeout in that situation. You want to get that message relayed to our guys but I thought there were a few times where we took quick shots and although they may have been open shots, it didn’t allow us to get where we needed to get defensively in transition to get matched up and make it a five-on-five game. Again there are a lot of different areas that we’ve got to learn from and that part when we went from 23 to about 12, that’s a big area we’ve got to grow from.”  (On the half-court offense becoming stagnant when Duke went into a zone) “We were out of sorts because the time we crossed the ball across the half-court line, we were limited in our time in our shot clock. They were in a very, very extended 2-3 zone and their hands were everywhere. Although we talked about getting the ball to the logo a few of the times that we did, we missed a shot in there, we turned it over when we got the ball in there. With how spread out they were, that’s where we needed to get it, and we didn’t handle their zone. We just didn’t do it. You give them great credit. They have makeup ability and athleticism, length that most teams in college don’t have. Had we handled it better, maybe made a few shots when we did get open looks, then we’d be sitting here with a much different feeling.”last_img read more


Raze Pacts With Turner Latin America for Inaugural Raze Awards

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Raze (raze.tv) is currently in talks with potential U.S. distribution partners for all platforms, including live streaming simultaneously with the Latin American live broadcast. The company announced the deal with Turner at Mipcom 2018.In addition to the main event, Raze and Turner Latin America will plans to create local events where digital celebrities from each country will be recognized.“This project was born out of necessity because after listening to our digital stars and their fans, we realized that the community wants to celebrate their idols in ways beyond just their popularity,” Mari Urdaneta, Raze’s chief content officer, said in a statement. “They also want to recognize them as content creators and storytellers. The Raze Awards is truly the first awards show co-created for creators, by creators.”Turner’s aim is to “give visibility to those digital content celebrities who represent millions of fans, by showing not only who they are, but also all of their talent,” commented Tomás Yankelevich, EVP and chief content officer, general entertainment, for Turner Latin America.Raze was founded in 2016 by Calemzuk, former CEO of Fox Television Studios, along with Vergara and Luis Balaguer from Latin World Entertainment. Investors in the Culver City, Calif.-based startup include UTA, Greycroft Partners and Raine Ventures. Popular on Variety center_img Hispanic media startup Raze has struck a deal with WarnerMedia’s Turner Latin America to coproduce and finance the first Raze Awards, aimed at celebrating Latino digital creators.The first edition of the Raze Awards, scheduled for September 2019, will feature entertainers from across the globe in a one-hour event that will be televised throughout Latin America on TNTLA.Raze — co-founded by Emiliano Calemzuk, actress Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family”), and Vergara’s longtime business partner Luis Balaguer — is hoping to build a new awards franchise to reach young millennial Hispanic audiences. The Raze Awards are patterned on other kudocasts like the MTV Music Awards or, perhaps more on point, MTV Latin America’s MTV MIAW awards (originally called the MTV Millennial Awards). The Raze Awards will be selected by fans, a committee of creators and a judges’ panel of industry execs. The list of hosts, performers and special guests for the first Raze Awards have yet to be announced.last_img read more