Kliff Kingsbury leaves USC for NFL job

first_imgGoing pro· Former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury was briefly hired as a USC offensive coordinator. (Photo from Bleacher Report/Twitter)USC offensive coordinator  and quarterbacks coach Kliff Kingsbury is leaving the team to take the head coach position with the Arizona Cardinals, according to Fox Sports. Kingsbury, who was hired on Dec. 5, will depart without coaching a single game for the Trojans.Kingsbury replaced Tee Martin as offensive coordinator 10 days after being fired from his position as head coach at Texas Tech, Kingsbury’s alma mater. The 39-year-old coach accepted the position at USC despite reports of significant interest from NFL teams.However, in the last week, Kingsbury’s future with the program was subjected to serious doubt. Reports that NFL teams wanted to interview Kingsbury for their head coaching positions resurfaced, but Athletic Director Lynn Swann blocked the Cardinals and New York Jets from interviewing Kingsbury, ESPN reported. NBC’s Pro Football Talk reported Saturday that Kingsbury could use the small buyout in his contract to leave the program and be free to interview with NFL teams. However, Swann then modified his stance and allowed NFL teams to talk to Kingsbury.Kingsbury interviewed with the Jets on Monday, according to The Athletic. NFL Network subsequently reported that Kingsbury was being interviewed by the Cardinals Tuesday morning — hours later, Kingsbury made the jump to the NFL, leaving USC’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach positions vacant once more.Although Kingsbury’s Red Raider teams struggled on the defensive end, he was widely pegged as the perfect candidate to improve a Trojan offense that underachieved in 2018. His sudden departure might be hard to fathom in the moment, but Swann and Helton will need to resume their search for a new talented offensive mind.Utah State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach David Yost is a potential candidate. The Aggies rode a prolific offense to a 10-2 record in 2018, as their 47.5 points per game ranked second in the nation. At USC, Yost would fill the same role as at Utah State while making an upward move to one of the blue-blood football programs in the country. Fans may question Yost’s accomplishments because they came at the expense of non-Power 5 opponents, but Utah State was competitive in matchups with ranked teams Michigan State and Boise State. In addition, the performance of Aggies sophomore quarterback Jordan Love would be encouraging for USC fans looking for growth from freshman signal-caller JT Daniels.Fresno State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Kalen DeBoer is another possible solution because of his ability to improve struggling offenses. When DeBoer took over at Eastern Michigan in 2014, the Eagles ranked No. 124 in total offense. By DeBoer’s final season in 2016, the Eagles ranked No. 35. Similarly, Fresno State ranked No. 127 in offensive efficiency in 2016, the year before DeBoer arrived, but it finished last season at No. 35.last_img read more

Better Collective unveils Austrian acquisitions

first_img StumbleUpon Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Submit Bettingexpert crowns TheTrollmanSha World Tipster Champion  July 2, 2020 Share Related Articles Better Collective Spotlight: How Betarades.gr is driving engagement through YouTube July 30, 2020 Share In its first acquisition since its recent IPO, Better Collective has completed the purchase of all shares in Austrian based Bola Webinformation GmbH, including its flagship product Wettbasis.com.Bola Webinformation GmbH marks Better Collective’s largest acquisition and allows the firm to expand its already strong presence in German speaking markets.The purchase price has been agreed to €36.3m, of which €30.8m has been paid in cash upon closing and the remaining part will be paid in cash after 12 months.Jesper Søgaard, CEO of Better Collective, commented: “We are truly excited about having reached an agreement with Bola Webinformation GbmH. This is the largest acquisition we have completed, and it is a great first step after our IPO earlier in June, where we raised funds to continue our acquisition strategy. With the acquisition of Bola, we are very pleased that we now take the position as the leading sports betting affiliate in the German speaking markets, a market where we see high growth potential.”Last year, Better Collective acquired Sportfreunde GmbH, including websites sportwettentest.net and wettfreunde.net, both large sports betting affiliate websites also targeting the German speaking markets. When combined with the portfolio from Bola Webinformation GmbH and Better Collective’s other websites (including bettingexpert.com), Better Collective is now positioned as the market leader in the German speaking markets.Florian Körner, Founder of Bola Webinformation, added: “Speaking on behalf of the founders of Bola Webinformation GmbH, we are very excited that we have been able to conclude the sale of our company to Better Collective, a company we have known well for a long time. We are very proud of the company we have built over the years, and we are happy to see our employees and our products continue in a well-managed company where values and quality are priorities.”last_img read more

The official Sumner County Christmas Calendar: Lots to do this week!

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is the Sumner Newscow Christmas Calendar. If you have an event not listed on the calendar below, e-mail us at sumnernewscow@gmail.com, or put in the comment section below. Please take note of the entry deadline for four Christmas events this week:Entry deadlines: •2015 Outdoor Christmas Decoration Contest – Monday, 5 p.m.•Ugly 5K Run preregistration, Tuesday, 5 p.m.•Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade – Tuesday, 5 p.m.•Adopt a downtown light pole or Christmas tree at Heritage Park for Christmas – Thursday, 5 p.m. Decorations of pole, tree – Friday, noon.———SUMNER COUNTY CHRISTMAS EVENTS OF THE WEEKWEDESDAY, DEC. 2, 2015Event: Caldwell’s Annual Lighted Christmas ParadeWhere: Downtown Caldwell. When: 6 p.m. – Shopping, Dining, Business open houses, and general merriment on streets of Caldwell. National Honor Society fundraiser at Sugar Sisters.7 p.m. – Lighted Christmas Parade (still opportunity for an entry).7:15 p.m. – Santa arrives at Gazebo after parade.8 p.m. – Lighting of the Christmas Tree at Heritage Park.Also, Grinchmas Yard of the Week will be awarded.   More information: Click here for more information.THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2015Event: Adopt a downtown light pole for ChristmasWhere: Downtown Wellington.When: Entry deadline is Thursday, Dec. 3, 5 p.m. Decorations must be in place, Friday, Dec. 5 at noon.Details: All businesses, merchants, clubs, non-profits, families, church/youth groups, school groups and teams of all sorts to help get everyone in the spirit of 2015 Christmas Wonderland festivities with friendly competition by decorating a light pole downtown.Photos with the most points will win the grand prize Traveling People’s Choice Award.More information:  E-mail Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Secretary Wanda Kelsey at visitwellington@gmail.com for more information. Winners will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 17 at the Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m.———Event: Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening – Friends for CharityWhere: 109 E. Harvey, St., Wellington.When: 11 a.m.Details: Friends for Charity is under the umbrella of the Wellington Community Foundation. Friends for Charity recently made over 100 quotes for Veterans in the Veteran’s Home in Winfield.More information: Click here for more information.——— Event: Business After hours – Mill Creek LumberWhere: 623 E. 16th St., Wellington.When: 5-7 p.m.Details: After hours meeting amongst friends. More information: Call 620-326-2083 or click here:——— Event: Hobbs Mechanical Holiday Open House.Where: 207 E. Harvey Ave., Wellington.When: 5 – 7 p.m.Details: Enjoy Special discounts, refreshments, samples and enter to win a $100 gift certificate. Barbecue grills so good, they can’t afford to advertise them. More information: Call 620-326-2083 or click here:FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015Event: Wellington Area Chamber Christmas Parade and Heritage Park festivitiesWhere: Washington AvenueWhen: 5 p.m.Details: Included with the parade will be Christmas Carolers from Hillside Baptist Church and United Methodist Church Bell Ringing at 6:15 p.m. at Heritage Park.Then there will be the tree lighting ceremony.Entry forms are due no later than Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. Christmas Parade entries are free. Only Santa allowed will be on the official Chamber float.More information: For questions call Amanda at 785-658-5930 or the Chamber at 326-7466. For entry form and full set of rules click here.——— Event: First Friday Art WalkWhere: Downtown Wellington.When: 5-7 p.m.Details: Businesses participating in the Art Walk include: National Glass Museum, Wheatland Services, The Gold Corner and No. 7 Coffee House. Those showing off art include:•Ruth Cooper showing off her “needle work Christmas Decor.”•Kelly Ford – Christmas decorations and other crafts. Kelly’s business is called “The Tarnished Tulip”•Gold Corner — Mother Nature this month and displaying some of her finer creations. The event is organized by downtown business owners and includes live music with restaurants open to the public.More information: For more information, click here.——— Event: Cornerbank Holiday Open House. Where: 119 S. Washington.When: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Details: Christmas Carolers: 9:30 a.m. – Mrs. Buck’s and Mrs. Ewing’s 4th grade class; 10:30 a.m. – Mrs. White’s first grade class; 1:30 p.m. – WHS Choir students. More information: More information can be found here:———SATURDAY, DEC. 5, 2015Event: Ugly Sweater 5K runWhere: Registrations forms at Wellington Chamber of Commerce, 1st United Methodist Church.When: Event is Dec. 5, 10 a.m. Chili feed 11:30 – 1 p.m.Details: 5K run while wearing an ugly sweater. Donations go to Sumner Meals for Wheels for Kids Program and Wellington FFA. Chili feed included.More information: Click here for more information.——— Event: Santa SaturdayWhere: Wellington Rec Commission.When: Santa arrives from 9 to 9:45 a.m. for Keepsake photos. Please plan on arriving no later than 9:30 a.m.Details: For children 10 years and younger at the WRC. Visit and keepsake photo with Santa “Holiday treat bag, breakfast (French Toast and Sausage) and Christmas Craft. Registration fee is $10 – $5 late fee applies Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3-4. More information: Click here for more information. Call the WRC at 326-3323.———Event: Wellington High School Choirs present “A Crusader Carol” Where: Wellington High School.When: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)Details: The choir’s version of the classic “Christmas Carol” classic.More information: Tickets may be purchased from any choir member or at the high school office.———Event: South Haven’s Spectacular Christmas Shopping Extravaganza. Where: South Haven Outdoor Market.When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Details: Handmade crafts, repurposed Vintage and many other vendors. Special guest: Santa Claus! More information: Click here for more information.———SUNDAY, DEC. 6, 2015Event: Wellington First United Methodist Church “A Christmas Concert” Where: 202 W. Harvey St.When: 4 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)Details: This is an annual celebration of Christmas music played by the Bell Choir with special guests. Reception follows the concert. More information: Click here for more information.———Event: Beta Sigma Phi — Christmas around the TownWhere: Tour around some of Wellington’s holiday homes.When: 1 to 4 p.m.Details: Tour locations: Dr. Joel and Carol Weiland – 21 Crestway; Cash Rusk, 504 High Drive; Tyler and Stephanie Ryan, 16 W. Crestview. Brookdale Wellington – family Sterling House – 500 N. Plum (will be serving snacks, beverages and a make and take craft). $10 tickets available at The Edit and State Farm insurance. More information: Click here for more information.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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