Michigan Great Denard Robinson Lands College Coaching Job

first_imgMichigan star Denard Robinson celebrates with Wolverines fans.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 17: Denard Robinson #16 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates a 42-17 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes with fans at Michigan Stadium on November 17, 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Denard Robinson is one of the most dynamic players in recent Michigan football history. Robinson cut his teeth at quarterback before moving to various other skill positions in his final year of college ball.Because of how dynamic he was as a rusher, Robinson is all over the Michigan record books. He holds seven of the top 10 performances in terms of single-game yardage, joined twice by his successor Devin Gardner, and once by Jim Harbaugh-era quarterback Jake Rudock on that list. He also holds the single-season yardage record, with 4,272 in 2010.He went on to a brief NFL career, playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2013-16. He finished with 1,351 total yards, primarily on the ground as a running back, and four touchdowns, all on the ground.Earlier this year, Robinson played for the Atlanta Legends in the short-lived AAF, but was placed on injured reserve in April. Denard Robinson appears to be heading into the next phase of his football career, as he is set to join the staff at Jacksonville University.The Dolphins are an FCS program in the Pioneer League. Robinson returns to the city in which he played his entire NFL career.The school announced the hire on Monday.NEWS | Back in Jax, @DenardX looks to bring his football and playmaking savvy to the ‘Phin Pham this season#JUPhinsUp #WADL #EMADLink: https://t.co/Yidu6jMIX9 pic.twitter.com/OTVdBzknVU— Jacksonville Football (@JAX_FB) July 29, 2019Per the release, Robinson will work as an offensive analyst on the staff, while also helping out on special teams.“We’re thrilled that Denard is joining our football family here at Jacksonville University,” said Head Coach Ian Shields. “He brings a wealth of experience within the game to our program and will be a real asset for us.”[…]“He has tremendous experience to draw upon as he enters the coaching profession, from his days at Deerfield Beach here in Florida, on to Michigan and to his time spent in the NFL here with the Jaguars,” said Shields. “He’s been mentored by some of the best in the business along the way, and he’ll have some great lessons and coaching points to pass along to our players.”Jacksonville is looking to rebound from a disappointing 2-8 season, its first under .500 since 2014. The Dolphins open the season on Aug. 29 against Richmond.last_img read more

EAM to seek clarification from UK

The British Foreign Office has warned visitors to Sri Lanka to be mindful of organised and armed gangs known to operate in Sri Lanka who have been responsible for targeted kidnappings and violence. It also says women should take particular care when travelling alone or in small groups, and carry a personal alarm.“Organised and armed gangs are known to operate in Sri Lanka and have been responsible for targeted kidnappings and violence. While there is no evidence to suggest that British nationals are at particular risk, gangs have been known to operate in tourist areas. A British national was killed during a violent attack by a gang in a tourist resort in December 2011,” the travel advice said. Just this week the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka had been summoned by the External Affairs Ministry to seek a clarification on a travel note issued by the US State Department also in May to US citizens visiting Sri Lanka.The US State Department had, in the travel note, cautioned it’s citizens when visiting Sri Lanka of crimes targeting foreigners.As was first reported in the Colombo Gazette on Saturday, the travel information for US citizens visiting Sri Lanka said that while most violent crime occur within the local community reports of violent crime and sexual assaults directed at foreigners have been increasing in recent months. The External Affairs Ministry (EAM) is to seek a clarification from the British High Commission in Colombo regarding a travel advice it had issued in May on Sri Lanka.An External Affairs Ministry official said that it is aware of the travel advice and will be seeking information from the British High Commission on the reasons behind issuing such a strong notice to British citizens visiting Sri Lanka. The Foreign office, in a May 30th update, says while violent crimes against foreigners are infrequent, there have been an increasing number of reports of sexual offences including on minors. It further adds that organized and armed gangs are known to operate in Sri Lanka and have been responsible for targeted kidnappings and violence, although there is no evidence to suggest that U.S. citizens are at particular risk. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Hey Gilmour leave our hood alone protest over Pink Floyd guitarists plan

first_imgThe note left near Dave Gilmour’s propertyCredit:Solent News & Photo Agency The note, which asks Mr Gilmour to “leave our ‘hood alone”, is signed off by the words “Save Hove From Property Tycoons”.Mrs Samson moved to the city in 2009 and is said to have been keen to restore the building to its former glory before architectural reviews revealed that it is not salvageable.The bath house was closed in the 1940s and the building was deployed as a makeshift hospital during the Second World War.Squatters from an art group called Chalk Circle occupied the building in 1999 and were allowed to stay there until 2006, when they were evicted due to complaints from residents about noise and rubbish. Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour is planning to demolish a 122-year-old bath house to make way for a luxury home.The 70-year-old rocker and his wife, author Polly Samson, 54, are seeking to build a new home for their eight children on the site of Medina House in Hove, East Sussex, yards from their current home.They want to keep the form of the original building and incorporate heritage features from it.But the proposals have sparked a protest poster proclaiming “we don’t need no demolition, we don’t need no thoughtless plans” has been taped to the building, in reference to the Pink Floyd track Another Brick in the Wall. The note left near Dave Gilmour's propertycenter_img The building was damaged by fire in 2013 and 2014, with the latter blaze initially assessed as arson by the fire service.Mrs Samson bought the property in October last year for a seven figure fee from developer Sirus Taghan, who had owned it for 16 years.He had been unsuccessful with 20 different planning applications related to the site, including for a block of 11 flats.Keb Garavito-Bruhn, partner at London-based Pilbrow & Partners, said that Mrs Samson had “fallen in love” with the property.He said: “Her ambition was to keep it and convert it into a family home and we have been working on plans with them for over a year.”Our plans are to rebuild Medina House, keeping the form of the original and incorporating heritage features, like glazed tiles from the old bath house.”A private home for Polly and her family, our design adapts the form and fabric of the original to its new use with contemporary sustainable construction.”We have been talking to neighbours and the council about these ideas and now look forward to presenting them to the community.”A planning application for the new development could be submitted imminently and work on the new home could begin in spring next year. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more