Former, current Badgers players react to Chryst’s hiring

first_imgFormer @BadgerFootball All-American and @dallascowboys lineman Travis Frederick on #badgers head coach Paul Chryst.— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) December 18, 2014 Former @BadgerFootball and current @Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien on new #badgers head coach Paul Chryst.— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) December 18, 2014 Most people surrounding the Wisconsin football team knew that Paul Chryst would be named head coach Wednesday, but the news couldn’t be made official until Wednesday evening.When Athletic Director Barry Alvarez finally introduced Chryst at the news conference, the announcement drew high acclaim from former Badgers and current NFL players who played under Chryst. Among them were quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Scott Tolzien and offensive linemen Travis Frederick and Joe Thomas.Know who’s fired up to have Paul Chryst back with #Badgers? @DangeRussWilson— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) December 18, 2014center_img Seven-time All-Pro Joe Thomas on new @BadgerFootball head coach Paul Chryst. #badgers— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) December 18, 2014Chryst, who coached at UW-Platteville and spent his high school football days playing for the Platteville Hillmen, also received a warm welcome from Bo Ryan, who coached at UW-Platteville before becoming the Wisconsin men’s basketball head coach.Welcome back Coach Chryst!— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) December 18, 2014Several current UW football players were also on hand at the introductory news conference, including Corey Clement and Derek Watt and weighed in on the rollercoaster that has been the last seven days.“Everything happens for a reason I believe,” Clement said of Andersen’s decision to leave UW. “He came into my home and he was open-armed. I can’t really hate him, the decision he made. Everything happens, so I’m just going to move on from there. It’s all about prepping for next year.“It was kind of confusing, shocking just somewhat of a disappointment. Just the way coach [Andersen] talks to his players, you feel so close to him. It was sad to see him go. I’m a man of my own. I’m just going to move on. I know my team is right behind me as well.”Watt added how shocking the Andersen’s decision was when he told the team last Wednesday afternoon, although he said the team is “just worried about winning the next game.”“We were just kind of caught off guard,” Watt said. “No one really knew what was going on. I didn’t have a short list by any means. I could care less who they brought in. I just want to play for someone who wants to be here.”But although the last week put Clement, Watt and the other players in a difficult spot, the quick turnaround with naming a new coach in just seven days shifted the morale for the better.“It’s all great. I’m happy that coach Chryst is actually here, so it’s kind of cool. It’s all bringing back smiles to me,” Clement said. “I was in a down period, but once I got a chance to actually reconnect with him, it kind of felt good to actually know that, from what I heard, he likes to run a lot first and pass second.”Chryst’s demeanor during his press conference also left a strong first impression on Watt.“Some of the things he said, it really meant a lot just to know how much he really cares about the players,” Watt said. “Coming back home … he’s really excited about it, and I think he truly is, and I look forward to working with him.”last_img read more

Delaney wants swift replacement of Blatter

first_imgIt’s thought fresh elections might not happen until December, after Mr Blatter announced his resignation yesterday.Unconfirmed reports in the US claim he’s now being investigated by the FBI.FAI Chief Executive Tipp Town’s John Delaney would like to see UEFA President Michel Platini replace Mr Blatter, and he thinks the process should be completed more quickly.last_img

The Irish will host the Dragons at the beautiful Stadium Aviva in Dublin

first_imgFootball national team of Ireland will host the national team of B&H at the stadium Aviva for the second match of the playoffs which is to be played on November 16. Aviva is a truly beautiful football temple with an always great sports atmosphere.Stadium Aviva is located in Dublin, Ireland. Its capacity is 51.700 seating places. The stadium was constructed at the site of the former stadium Lansdowne Road which was demolished in 2007. Stadium Aviva became home of the rugby national team and the football national team of Ireland. Decision on the construction of the new stadium was reached after the failure of plans for the construction of the stadium Ireland and the stadium Eircom Park. Aviva Group signed a ten-year contract in 2009, according to which the stadium is to bear its name.(Source: photo sport1)last_img read more