Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson continues to struggle as he threw for just 100 yards in Saturday’s 45-21 loss Saturday at LSUPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:8536a15b316b5d736ba0040 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-33240-4552888515001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.AUBURN — The mystery continues on who will be Auburn’s starting quarterback for the Thursday night game at Kentucky.Unlike what he’d done the last two weeks, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn decided to not announce a starting quarterback between Sean White or Jeremy Johnson during his weekly media conference and added that decision won’t be made until “later in the week”.“By the end of this week, we’ll have who will start,” Malzahn said Monday morning.Malzahn’s lack of an announcement on the situation comes less than 24 hours after Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee said “I don’t know” about the quarterback competition during the Tigers bye week preparations.“I believe in both of those guys. I really do,” Lashlee said Sunday night. “I haven’t given up on them because I know what they got in them and I like the way they’ve approached practice lately, and competing and preparing. All you can do is keep working, keep pushing through and make something happen.”Auburn Tigers quarterback Jeremy Johnson (6) talks to Auburn Tigers quarterback Sean White (13) after the NCAA football game between LSU Tigers and Auburn on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. LSU Tigers defeated Auburn Tigers 45-21. Albert Cesare / AdvertiserMalzahn did give a hint Monday morning by saying White “has done nothing to lose the job” in his first two career starts the last two weeks against Mississippi State and San Jose State.“(White) has done a very good job (but) we just wanted the guys to compete,” Malzahn said. “I think it has been good for both of them.”Malzahn said Monday the decision on starting quarterback “could be” a game-time decision but also said a final call could be made by the end of preparation for Kentucky tomorrow.“Honestly, we’ve been able to play with both of them and knowing the ability of both of them…it’s not really a worry thing,” Auburn receiver Melvin Ray said Monday. “I could see why there’s a battle between those two now because it could go either way. It’s just all about whoever can give us the best chance.”Malzahn said Monday that the competition has been good for Johnson to “be back in the mix” from a confidence standpoint after benching the junior from Montgomery. Johnson’s six interceptions in his first three starts led Malzahn to bench him in favor of White.“He’s actually had a quite positive attitude (and) people wouldn’t think so, but ever since he’s been demoted or what not he’s had a good attitude, he’s been working really hard and looking really good,” Ray said Monday.Auburn quarterback Sean White (13) and Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson (6) warm up before the NCAA football game between Auburn and Mississippi State on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Auburn, Ala.However, White, the 6-foot signal caller, inability to create big plays with his arm have forced the quarterback competition.“That’s been probably the biggest issue we’ve had as far as getting in rhythm or as putting points on the board,” Malzahn said. “We’ve got that plan during the off-week moving forward, personnel-wise and everything that goes with that, so hopefully that will carry over to Thursday night.”Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops says he there is no need to change the game plan for either quarterback because what the Tigers have asked both players to do behind center doesn’t change.“Not a whole heck of their offense changes,” Stoops said Wednesday during the SEC coaches teleconference. “They’re very creative in what they do and put a lot of pressure on you. It all starts with them being physical and running the football.”
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s new bulldog mascot has passed his audition and finally earned an official title.“Que,” who has served as the unofficial replacement for Uga IX this season, will be formally named Uga X at Georgia’s home game against Georgia Southern on Nov. 21.Que is replacing his grandfather, 11-year-old “Russ,” who worked 25 games as an interim mascot from 2009-12 and then 38 games as the official mascot from 2012-14. Russ compiled a record of 44-19.The 1-year-old Que made his debut as mascot in Georgia’s preseason picture day for fans, making his rise to official status only a formality.Frank “Sonny” Seiler’s family, based in Savannah, Georgia, has bred the line of English bulldog mascots since Uga I made his debut in 1956.
Jalen Hurd moves the ball in a 2014 game at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd (1) dives in for a touchdown past Bowling Green linebacker Austin Valdez (16) during the first half at Nissan Stadium in September. University of Tennessee sophomore tailback Jalen Hurd poses for a photo with a young fan during an autograph-signing session on Friday evening. Hurd had his jersey retired by Beech High School during halftime of the Buccaneers’ home opener against Rossview. Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd (1) powers past Bowling Green defensive back Eilar Hardy (4) during the game in September. Tennessee teammates congratulate running back Jalen Hurd (1) after his touchdown against Bowling Green at Nissan Stadium in September. Beech running back Jalen Hurd Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd (1) changes direction as he meets South Carolina Gamecocks linebacker T.J. Holloman (11) in Knoxville on Nov. 7. Jalen Hurd playing for the Goodlettsville Trojans. Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd (1) walks down the field to join his teammates in celebrating their win over South Carolina at Neyland Stadium. Vols sophomore tailback Jalen Hurd has his Beech jersey retired at halftime of a game against Rossview. Pictured (from left) are Beech coach Anthony Crabtree, Hurd, Beech athletics director Kristi Utley and Beech principal Kenneth Powell. Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd (1) gets a break on the sidelines during the South Carolina game. Beech running back Jalen Hurd poses for a photograph at his home in Hendersonville in 2013. Jalen Hurd (18), in his playing days at Beech. Beech’s Jalen Hurd and other players walk onto the field after a 42-39 win over Station Camp in 2013. Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd (1) puts a stiffarm on Bowling Green defensive back Darrell Hunter (1) as the University of Tennessee plays Bowling Green. Vols coach Butch Jones said running back Jalen Hurd was disciplined internally following a Dec. 3 incident in which he was arrested by citation for underage drinking.KNOXVILLE — Before LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Alabama’s Derrick Henry stood in Jalen Hurd’s way, there was Dorian Carter.Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd (1) celebrates Tennessee’s win over South Carolina. Before Hurd became one of the SEC’s premier running backs, he had to prove that he was the best running back at Beech High School.Even for the best football player Beech has ever produced, the starting job wasn’t automatic for Hurd. For a time, the coaching staff believed that Carter had the greater potential of the two.As quickly as Hurd later proved he belonged in the conversation about the best young college backs in the country, he showed Beech coach Anthony Crabtree the player he had the potential to become.Despite beginning his football career at age 5 as a tailback for the Goodlettsville Trojans, Hurd was forced to begin his high school career as a receiver.Vols: Tackling Derrick Henry similar to Jalen HurdOn one play in particular, a fade route, Hurd raced down the sideline, leaped over the defensive back and snatched the ball off his back.“For a kid that was supposedly a tailback, that stood out to me as a really skilled football player,” Crabtree said of the catch four years later. ” … Those guys at Beech High School are one-in-a-lifetime for coaches.”The Buccaneers went on to win the Class 5A state title.Hurd caught Carter, now at Tennessee Tech, for the starting running back job soon after the miraculous catch. He’s still chasing Fournette and Henry.“I kind of always compare myself to others,” Hurd said earlier this month. “Any running back’s going to compare themselves to other really good running backs in college football.” It’s in the genes Jalen Hurd played middle school and freshman ball at Montgomery Bell Academy. He transferred to Beech prior to his sophomore season.The son of two athletes, Hurd was always going to be one himself. His mother, Tara Smotherman, was a Junior Olympian in long-distance running. His father, Jay Hurd, played football for Tennessee State.The younger Hurd played on two Dixie Youth World Series teams and experimented with skateboarding before focusing exclusively on football after his freshman year, which he spent at Montgomery Bell Academy. He lacked the patience necessary to hit off-speed pitches, and skateboarding was never more than a hobby.Football was always his passion and, for a 10-pound baby, a logical choice. His natural tackling ability from an early age should have made Hurd a natural fit for defense. Stubborn, he didn’t go for it, choosing to play running back.“Should his ideal position probably have been on the defensive side? Maybe,” Smotherman said. “But he loves running back. He wants the ball in his hands. I think he likes the glory of offense.”Hurd’s agility and field vision made it seem as if he was playing a different sport altogether from the children he played with on the Goodlettsville Trojans youth teams.But talent can take a player only so far. Hurd supplemented that talent with an insatiable work ethic, one that began manifesting itself early and still is apparent today. Wanting to be the best Hurd grew up on a cul-de-sac, one that stretches at an incline for an eighth of a mile. On the hottest of Middle Tennessee summer afternoons, with the thermometer cracking triple digits, Hurd would ascend and descend that hill as neighborhood children gawked. Why, they wondered, would anyone subject themselves to such torture?“He would come in and look like he was at the swimming pool,” said Arthur Smotherman, Hurd’s stepfather. “That was just his mentality. That’s the mentality he’s always had. You didn’t need to tell him to work harder.”Hurd answered matter-of-factly when asked what motivated him to spend so much of his time on that hill.Jalen Hurd calls jersey retirement ‘awesome experience’“I just wanted to be the best in the country,” he said.That desire got Hurd noticed by Keith Wade, a personal trainer at Just Be Fit Fitness Center in White House and one of the most important people to Hurd’s physical development. Wade would watch, awestruck, as Hurd worked out at the gym. When he ran into Hurd’s stepfather at the grocery store one day, he pounced. Wade was convinced Hurd would make an excellent protege.When Hurd began working with Wade in the summer leading up to his sophomore year, Hurd weighed 195, approximately 55 pounds below his current playing weight. He had the body of a receiver, not the bruising running back that he so fervently insisted upon being.Beech High senior running back Jalen Hurd was selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl presentation jersey during his senior season.But when they began agility training, Wade saw the way Hurd moved. Wade said he thought that, if Hurd could add weight, then his future would be as a running back. He added 15 pounds of muscle that summer.“His work ethic supercedes his talent,” Wade said of Hurd. “That’s what makes him special. He’s the hardest worker I’ve ever been around.” Injury shortens senior season As a junior, he rushed for 3,357 yards as he led Beech to a state championship season. He played just one game of his senior year because of a shoulder injury. By that time, though, Hurd had committed to Tennessee.If it weren’t for Butch Jones, Hurd admits he might have gone elsewhere, possibly Ohio State. Under then-head coach Derek Dooley, the Vols were almost a non-factor in Hurd’s recruitment. From the day Jones was hired, the new coach was determined to make sure that the talented running back did not pull his commitment.“As soon as coach Jones was hired as the head football coach, he was at my school like the next day,” Hurd said. “That means a lot to me.”For Hurd, choosing Tennessee over schools that were further along came down to wanting to play for his home-state school while also rebuilding a longtime power back into relevancy.“I knew it wasn’t going to just be a quick fix,” Hurd said. “I came here to do that.” Becoming a Vol Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd (1) puts on his helmet as he prepares to warm up before the University of Tennessee plays South Carolina at Neyland Stadium on Nov. 7.The senior-year shoulder injury cost Hurd offseason strength training, and when he arrived on campus in January 2014, he knew he had to develop his upper body to reach the highest level. He finished his freshman year just shy of 900 rushing yards and emerged as one of the country’s most promising young running backs.The next few months, though, held the key to his future.Hurd called Wade on the day after this spring’s Orange and White Game. It’s a day most players choose to take off. But not him. Perhaps his mind was on Fournette and Henry. Hurd was in the middle of an offseason in which he would add almost 15 pounds, weight that he says “just keeps you healthy. I feel more explosive, have more power and can just move people better.”Hurd has managed to surpass his 2014 pace — reaching 1,038 yards with a career-high 151 against Missouri — despite sharing carries with junior-college transfer Alvin Kamara. Together, Hurd and Kamara comprise the team’s “chain-moving gang,” keeping drives alive with first downs.SPANNING THE SEC: Check in for the latest news, notes, scores and more for one of college football’s best conferences! Hurd has kept a watchful eye on Kamara since the latter joined the team in January. But Kamara isn’t the only back Hurd observes closely.Just as Hurd would watch YouTube videos of Eddie George — another tall, sturdy back with Nashville ties — while growing up, he now reviews film of Fournette and Henry after their games each week.Running behind a still-developing offensive line, Hurd will finish behind the pair of Heisman Trophy contenders in production this season. That won’t stop him from trying to catch them in 2016, though.“He wants everybody in America to know that he’s as good as they are as well,” Arthur Smotherman said.Reach Matt Slovin at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @MattSlovin. JALEN HURD FILE Born: Jan. 23, 1996 High school: Beech Major: Undeclared Family: Mother, Tara Smotherman, was a Junior Olympian. Father, Jay Hurd, played college football. 2014 stats: Led Vols with 899 yards off 190 carries; seven total touchdowns 2015 stats: Leading Vols with 1,038 yards off 234 carries; 12 total touchdowns Honors: Rated five stars out of Beech by 247Sports; Preseason third-team All-SEC by multiple outlets prior to this season; Participated in 2014 U.S. Army All-American Game; Tennessee Mr. Football in 2012 Loves to watch: Adrian Peterson and Eddie George Quote: “I don’t think I lost a game until I was in fifth or sixth grade. My sophomore year, we lost four or five games, then junior year, we didn’t lose. I haven’t really lost that many times in my life, so yeah, I hate to lose.” — Hurd on his mentality on the field
Alabama junior running back Derrick Henry was the biggest winner Thursday at the College Football Awards in Atlanta, being awarded the Maxwell Trophy as the sport’s player of the year and the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back.Henry set the SEC’s single-season rushing mark with 1,986 yards and tied the SEC record with four games with 200 or more rushing yards. The other finalists were LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey.Five players have won both the Maxwell and Doak Walker awards, and three have gone on to win the Heisman Trophy.Clemson sophomore Deshaun Watson won the Davey O’Brien Award as college football’s best quarterback.Watson, who is ninth in passing yards and touchdowns and 11th in pass efficiency, is the first Clemson quarterback to win the award.The other finalists were TCU’s Trevone Boykin and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield.The other individual awards announced Thursday:► Baylor junior Corey Coleman won the Biletnikoff Award as the top receiver. The other finalists were TCU’s Josh Doctson and Mississippi’s Laquon Treadwell.► Utah senior Tom Hackett won the Ray Guy Award as the top punter for the second consecutive season. He joins Baylor’s Daniel Sepulveda and Louisiana Tech’s Ryan Allen as two-time winners. The other finalists were San Jose State’s Michael Carrizosa and Colorado State’s Hayden Hunt. ► Stanford junior Josh Garnett won the Outland Trophy as the the top interior lineman. The other finalists were Spencer Drango of Baylor and A’Shawn Robinson of Alabama. Garnett is the first Stanford player to win the award.► Iowa junior Desmond King won The Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back ahead of finalists Jeremy Cash of Duke and Vernon Hargreaves III of Florida. King is the first Iowa player to win the award.► UCLA senior Ka’imi Fairbairn won the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top kicker ahead of finalists Jake Elliott of Memphis and Auburn’s Daniel Carlson.► Temple senior Tyler Matakevich, who won the Nagurski Award on Monday night, added to his credentials on Thursday by winning the Bednarik Award as the top defensive player. The other finalists for the award were Penn State’s Carl Nassib and Alabama’s Reggie Ragland.COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS
Voters will elect local, state and federal candidates on Tuesday, November 6, and today is the last day to register to vote in that election. Early Voting begins Wednesday, October 17. CLICK HERE to see the full ballot.CAMPBELL COUNTY WILL HOLD A STATE GENERAL, COUNTY GENERAL AND MUNICIPAL ELECTION ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018.NEW PHOTO ID REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VOTERS: BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2012 FEDERAL OR TENNESSEE STATE GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID IS NOW REQUIRED TO VOTE, UNLESS AN EXCEPTION APPLIES. COLLEGE STUDENT ID’s WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NEW LAW AND ITS EXCEPTIONS, PLEASE CALL CAMPBELL COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AT 423-562-9777 OR VISIT GoVoteTN.com.Per TCA §2-3-109(e)(1) and (2) Disabled and elderly voters in inaccessible precincts have the right to come to the County Election Commission Office to vote, either during the period established for early voting or on election day. Please be advised that any disabled voter who will be voting for the first time pursuant to this provision must provide the commission with written notice by October 27, 2018 of his/her intention to vote at the commission office on election day.ABSENTEE BY MAIL DEADLINE: October 30, 2018 is the last day to request an Application to Vote Absentee by Mail.Campbell County Election Commission does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If there are questions about needed accommodations in the voting process, please call 423-562-9777. Voters with impaired hearing can call Tennessee Relay Service at 1-800-848-0299 voice or 1-800-848-0298 TDD users.EARLY VOTING DATES: OCTOBER 17 – NOVEMBER 1, 2018ELECTION COMMISSION OFFICE IN JACKSBORO Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Friday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.SATELLITE LOCATION – JELLICO MUNICIPAL BUILDINGMonday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Friday 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Campbell County Election Commission Office is located at 129 Church Alley and is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. CAMPBELL COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONPost Office Box 84Jacksboro, Tennessee 37757Jerry Sharp, Chairman Marshall McKamey, MemberLucy Lobertini, Secretary Jamie M. Ball, MemberAnn Ayers-Colvin, Administrator of Elections William A. Baird, Member (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/09/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitter
WHAT: Richard Petty Special AppearanceWHEN: Thursday, November 29, 2018 WHERE: Food City #630 at 123 West Hwy. 25-70 – Dandridge, TN 37725TIME: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Food City #630 in Dandridge raised the most funds during this year’s Mission ABLE campaign to benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America.To show his appreciation to Food City’s loyal customers and store associates for their tremendous generosity, seven time NASCAR Champion and PVA spokesperson, Richard Petty will be making a special appearance at the Dandridge Food City on Thursday, November 29th from 3:30 until 5:00 p.m.(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/29/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitter
About Connatix V56892 360p 1080p HD 720p HD 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Auto (360p) The St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting that Vikings Vice President of public affairs and stadium development Lester Bagley says “There is no next year” when asked if the Vikings would pursue a Stadium deal during the next legislative session. Governor Mark Dayton responded Tuesday after the Viking Stadium bill failed in conference committee Monday night saying that the Vikings will get their stadium in 2013. Bagley went on to say “The last governor said in 2006 we’ll come back and work on yours next year. That was 6 years ago. No action this year is a decision.”The Vikings are obligated to play in Minnesota this season because they didn’t notify the NFL by the February 15 deadline that they would be relocating. The Vikings would need to notify the NFL by February 15 of 2013 if they intent to relocate prior to the 2013 season. About Connatix V56892 The Vikings will open the 2013 schedule at home against Jacksonville September 9. Minnesota will not play any Monday night or Sunday night games but will play 1 Thursday night game on NFL Network against Tampa Bay on October 25. Minnesota will host Green Bay in week 17 on December 30 and will play at Green Bay on December 2.
The Gopher men’s basketball team defeated Minnesota State-Mankato 81-56 Thursday night in an exhibition game. Joe Coleman was the lone Gopher in double figures with 21 points while Austin Hollins added 9 points and both Maurice Walker and Rodney Williams added 8 points. Trevor Mbakwe added 4 points in 11 minutes for Minnesota.Both Mbakwe and Walker are returned after sustaining torn ACLs in their knees. The Gophers will play another exhibition game against Southwest Baptist at 7pm Monday night. The Gophers play their regular season opener against American Friday night (November 9) at 7pm, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 6:30. Auto (360p) 360p 1080p HD About Connatix V56892 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892 720p HD 1/1
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The Minnesota Wild lost 3-2 at Dallas in overtime last night. Jamie Benn scored the game winner for the Stars.Minnesota got goals from Nino Niederreiter and Erik Haula and Darcy Kuemper had 29 saves for the Wild. Minnesota was outshot 32-29.The Wild are 9-7-2 and will host Winnipeg Wednesday at 6pm, pregame on AM 1390 at 5:45. About Connatix V56892 Auto (360p) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 360p 1080p HD 720p HD About Connatix V56892 1/1