Texas Tech Reportedly Close To Hiring New Head Coach

first_imgA photo of a Texas Tech football player from the neck down.HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 29: A member of the Texas Tech Red Raiders waits on the field before the start of their game against the LSU Tigers during the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium on December 29, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)The Texas Tech Red Raiders appear to be closing in on their replacement for recently-ousted head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Whether or not Texas Tech fans will be thrilled with the selection is another matter entirely.According to Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reporter Don Williams, Texas Tech is in negotiations with Utah State head coach Matt Wells to take over Kingsbury’s position.Wells is coming off a 10-2 season in the Mountain West Conference that included their highest AP ranking since 1961.During the 2018 season, the Aggies scored at least 50 points six times, and 60 points on four occasions. Their win over Tennessee Tech of the FCS came by a stunning 73-12 margin..@cmsilvajr and I have confirmed with two separate sources that Texas Tech is in negotiations with Utah State coach Matt Wells to make Wells the Red Raiders’ next head coach.— Don Williams (@AJ_DonWilliams) November 29, 2018Wells’ overall record is 44-34, including two bowl wins.Should the deal be made official, Wells will take over a Texas Tech team that finished this past season at 5-7.The team started 5-2 before losing their final five games, including a 51-46 loss to Oklahoma where the Red Raiders blew multiple leads.last_img read more

Flanders Electric SureTrip dipper spool reel a boost for rope shovel productivity

first_imgA gear motor drive assembly and cable spool reel engineered for rope shovels has dramatically decreased the occurrence of unexpected dipper trip system failure, one of the biggest productivity thieves in surface mining operations. Developed by Flanders Electric, the SureTrip dipper spool reel applies constant tension during the dig cycle to maintain full control over the tripping cable, and delivers optimum torque to ensure reliable, consistent gate activation. Performance studies show the long-life SureTrip system delivers 99% activation reliability, and SureTrip is the only dipper trip system that can be custom-set based on digging situations to help maximise digging efficiency, Flanders Electric reports.At shovel operations where SureTrip is installed, customers have reported the following benefits:Easy integration of the digital drive into existing shovel control systemsSignificant increases in productivityMuch lower levels of operator frustrationExtended rope and component life due to smooth torque regulationFewer maintenance requirements due to elimination of wound motorMaximized component life due to extreme-duty cable reel assemblies and ring and pinion gear.In addition, operators where SureTrip is installed report SureTrip’s new Graphic User Interface (GUI) to be user friendly, with secure and modifiable settings and intuitive navigation that reduces training costs. Mining operations say SureTrip’s detailed diagnostics minimize maintenance downtime.last_img read more

Kielce beat PSG for the first EHF CL Final

Vive Tauron Kielce are finally just one a step to the heaven! The Polish champions beat PSG Handball 28:26 (16:16) at the first semi-final of the VELUX EHF FINal 4 in Cologne, breaking the „bad luck“ of losing in semi-final clashes in the first two attempts! The yellow team outplayed the „dream-team“ from Paris in the impressive battle which was undecided until 80 seconds before the final whistle, when Manuel Štrlek netted for +2 and just after it Igor Vori made foul over Reichmann for direct red card.Vive Tauron Kielce – Paris Saint-Germain HB 28:26 (16:16)Vive: Szmal, Sego – Jurecki 5, Tkaczyk, Reichmann 4, Chrapkowski, Kus, Aguinagalde 3, Bielecki 1, Jachlewski 1, Strlek 4, Lijewski 4, Paczkowski, Zorman 4, Cupić 2.PSG: Omeyer, Annonay – Melić, Mollgaard 1, Accambray, Vori 1, Kounkoud, Gunnarsson, Abalo 3, L. Karabatić 1, Hansen 10, Narcisse 1, Onufrijenko 5, Honrubia 2, N. Karabatić 2, M’tima.Despite both defenses began match with rough fouls on Karabatić from one and Jurecki from another side, they were only a symbolic help for Szmal and Omeyer between the posts in the first half of the match. The EHF CL TOP scorer Mikkel Hansen was simply unstopable for the Polish defense with nine goals in the first 30 minutes. His powerful shots were something the best which was offered for the 20.000 fans at Lanxess Arena.PSG were on 6:3 in 10th minute, what was the highest advantage of one team during the match. The Polish team managed to come back to the game with some goals of Jurecki and Zorman, but also a few saves of Slawomir Szmal which was necessary for stability of Talant Dujshebaev boys.Poles showed great energy at the start of the second half providing their fans a lot of joy with lead 19:17, but that was a sign for Thierry Omeyer to wake up. With four saves in three minutes, Titi stopped Poles and helped his team to turnover result on 20:19. That was a call for time-out of Polish bench in 43th minute.The match stayed open until the last part where few good defense by Poles became decisive for their first ever EHF CL final.PHOTO: Filip Viranovski, gol.mk EHF Final 4PSG HandballVive Tauron Kielce ← Previous Story Vote for ADRIATIC WORLD YOUNG HANDBALL PLAYER 2015/2016 Next Story → Kielce hero Manuel Strlek: No euphoria, please… read more