ESPN: This Player Might Deserve The Heisman Over Tua Tagovailoa

first_imgalabama quarterback tua tagovailoa runs for a touchdown vs. lsuBATON ROUGE, LA – NOVEMBER 03: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs for a third quarter touchdown while playing the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Alabama won the game 29-0. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)We are about a month away from the presentation of the Heisman Trophy. There isn’t much drama surrounding the race this year.Barring a miraculous 11th-hour change, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa is going to take home the prize. He’s been outstanding all year, putting up big numbers on the best team in the country.However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t others also enjoying big seasons. ESPN’s David Hale made the case today that another signal caller has a strong resume for the award.According to Hale, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray is right there for college football’s highest honor.In Bedlam, Kyler Murray made his case. He completed 21 of 29 throws. He averaged 12 yards a pass. He topped 400 yards of offense for the fourth time this season (and twice more, he has topped 395). Murray has done all this in the long shadow of last year’s Heisman winner, on an offense that lost its star tailback in Week 2, with a defense that has already required a change at coordinator and looks about as enthusiastic to slow down traffic as a TSA agent on his lunch break.We know Alabama would be elite with or without Tagovailoa. But take Murray off Oklahoma’s roster and the Sooners would be lucky to be a .500 team.Murray is an electrifying player. We’re sad he won’t be around next fall as he turns his attention to playing professional baseball.When the Heisman finalists convene in New York City on December 8, Murray will be in attendance. He’ll likely garner the second-most votes.But even with Hale arguing his case, he isn’t beating out Tua.last_img read more

How’s the Josh? Team India asks after historic 4-1 series win over New Zealand

first_imgHow’s the Josh? Team India asks after historic 4-1 series win over New ZealandThe Indian cricket team celebrated their 35-run win over New Zealand in the fifth ODI by cheering “How’s the josh?” after the end of the match in Wellington. India claimed the 5-match series 4-1advertisement Ritayan Basu WellingtonFebruary 3, 2019UPDATED: February 3, 2019 19:47 IST India won the 5-ODI series 4-1 against New Zealand with a 35-run victory in the 5th match (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia beat New Zealand in the fifth ODI by 35 runs to take the series 4-1Team India celebrated by cheering “How’s the josh?” after the end of the matchThe phrase comes from the recently released Bollywood movie ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’India defeated New Zealand by 35 runs in the fifth and final one day international against New Zealand to clinch the 5-ODI series 4-1 at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Sunday.After the pleasantries and awards were done, the Indian cricket team had but one question to ask – “How’s the josh?””High Sir!” came the roaring reply.Looks like the “JOSH” in the squad is “HIGH SIR”‘HOWS THE JOSH’ – @vickykaushal09 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/bzsB5EelBdBCCI (@BCCI) February 3, 2019The above phrase comes from the recently released and highly successful Vicky Kaushal-starrer Bollywood movie ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’.Team India too celebrated the ODI series win with the now iconic movie line. As per tradition now, the trophy was lifted by the youngest member of the Indian squad — Shubman Gill – who played his debut series.Shikhar Dhawan too broke into an impromptu dance celebrating India’s victory by doing a few steps of bhangra.#TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/zSF8q1YBEDBCCI (@BCCI) February 3, 2019After the win Rohit Sharma was full of praise for his team, esecially after the heavy loss in the 4th ODI inHamilton, which all seriousness was an aberration.”Especially after the Hamilton loss, that was a big loss for us the way we lost there. At the toss I said we needed to come together as a team and we did that,” Rohit said at the post match presentation.”We showed a lot of character. With the ball as well. The wicket got flat at the end, with the dew. At one point it looked like it would be an easy chase. But lot of people put their hands up and got us through,” Rohit said.advertisementVirat Kohli too took to social media to praise the Indian team’s efforts, as he also spoke highly of the “character” of the players.From Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman to even interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal using the phrase, “How’s the Josh?”, in the recent past.The overwhelming love for the line from his film, prompted Vicky Kaushal to take to social media to thank everyone.”It’s not just a line anymore, you all have turned it into an emotion,” he wrote on Instagram.Also Read | Kane Williamson gracious in defeat: India a world-class side, deserve series winAlso Read | Don’t think setting targets has ever been an issue, says RayuduFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow 5th ODIFollow Vicky KaushalFollow series winlast_img read more