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Paul Pasqualoni entered last fall’s matchup against Syracuse carrying plenty of history. Pasqualoni and his Connecticut team got the best of the Orange that day, coming away with a 28-21 victory.It was his first victory as a head coach since 2004 — his final season as Syracuse’s head coach.Now Pasqualoni must prepare some of his players for a similar challenge this weekend. The Huskies (1-1) will travel to play Maryland (2-0) on Saturday, with the Terrapins coming off a 36-27 win at Temple.This time, the coach on the other sideline will be feeling nostalgic.Terrapins head coach Randy Edsall was the head coach at Connecticut for 12 seasons, where he guided the program in its transition to Division I. But when the Maryland opportunity came up, Edsall jumped at the chance to lead an Atlantic Coast Conference program and departed from Connecticut.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSaturday, some of Edsall’s former players will get the rare chance to square up against their former coach, and they’re not hiding their emotions going into the game.“It is not going to be hard to get fired up for that one,” Huskies senior defensive tackle Ryan Wirth told Jim Fuller of the New Haven Register. “Definitely. That is about it; that is all I am going to say about that.”Wirth was one of the last players Edsall and his staff recruited. He took the Maryland job two days after the Huskies lost to Oklahoma in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl.It’s Pasqualoni’s team now, and the former SU head coach led Connecticut to a 5-7 record in his first year with the Huskies, going 3-4 in Big East play. Edsall didn’t fare as well with the Terrapins, finishing 2-10 and failing to win a Football Bowl Subdivision game after a season-opening victory against Miami (Florida).Maryland has already matched its win total from last year, and looks to surpass it against its coach’s former players.As far as Pasqualoni is concerned, though, the ironic matchup makes little difference once the players take the field.“Coach Edsall’s not playing in this game, and there aren’t any coaches on the field,” Pasqualoni said during Monday’s Big East teleconference. “From our standpoint, we’re just going to get ready to play this game and not get distracted by anything else.”For the Huskies to fare better against Maryland, they’ll need to fine-tune an offense that only scored seven points in a loss to North Carolina State last Saturday. Connecticut was held to 239 total yards in the loss, and was held scoreless until Lyle McCombs’ 5-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter.Edsall’s offense fared a little better, racking up 334 yards in the 36-point effort against Temple. A former backup quarterback at Syracuse — where he also spent 11 years as a graduate assistant and assistant coach — Edsall gave the reins of his offense to freshman quarterback Perry Hills to lead his offense against the Huskies. Hills threw for two touchdowns and ran for another against Temple.The professional connections between Pasqualoni and Edsall are deeply rooted. From 1987 to 1990, both worked on the same defensive staff at Syracuse — Pasqualoni coaching linebackers, Edsall coaching defensive backs.Still, Pasqualoni prefers not to dwell on past ties in preparation for this weekend. More important football-related matters, such as working hard in practices and learning assignments, take precedence.“Every game is very precious,” Pasqualoni said Tuesday. “Let’s get ready to play. If you’re distracted, I don’t know how you’re functioning at a high level.”Edsall walks the same line, claiming not to place any special attention on this week’s game.“To me, this is just the third game on the schedule,” Edsall said in a press conference on Tuesday. “It just happens to be against Connecticut.”Edsall, though, didn’t leave the Huskies on the best of terms.After the Fiesta Bowl loss, Edsall didn’t take the plane back to Connecticut with his team, ESPN reported. When the plane touched down, players began to learn of Edsall’s departure by phone and text message, the story said.For then-senior Huskies wide receiver Kashif Moore, Edsall’s actions served as a reminder of sport as a profit-driven endeavor.“At the end of the day, and I learned this when I was getting recruited, this is a business,” Moore said in the story. “We can’t ever forget that.”Pasqualoni and his team have business to attend to on Saturday, trying to beat Maryland to get back above .500 on the season. For Pasqualoni, that’s all the motivation needed.But for the Huskies who experienced Edsall’s sudden departure, the memory of the way he left the team remains.“It is definitely a big game,” redshirt sophomore safety Ty-Meer Brown told Fuller. “He is the coach there; he did a great job here. The way he left, I feel like some people didn’t like that, but I think it’s going to be a great matchup for us.” Comments Published on September 12, 2012 at 12:42 am Contact Kevin: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Twitter Google+
La Masia has had a bath of realism in recent times. There is more or less faith in the base, that this is another debate, the more objective criticism surrounding Can Barça is obliged to admit that it is difficult for the planter to be a short-term solution if the crisis hits the club hard azulgrana. Either to save entity signings, or to make cash with transfers. The times of Valdés Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta, Piqué, Alba, Cesc, Messi and even those of Sergi Roberto or Thiago, who appeared with footballers who were more residual like Bartra, Tello or Cuenca, have ended. In addition to the bravery of coaches like Cruyff, Van Gaal or Guardiola, who modeled soccer players like Guardiola, Xavi, Valdés, Puyol, Busquets or Pedro, the demands are higher every day. Young players are suffocated by the rapid demand for results, which binds the coaches less. It is only necessary to take the example of behavior from Setién, who announced the participation of the youth squads on his arrival and has given them almost nothing. A dangerous vicious circle that ends up directly attacking the talent of a quarry that, eye, also does not come free. Barça has 31.7 million expenses in grassroots football, of which 28 million go to salaries.Barça suffers to find another great generation. The ‘class’ of 1999, led by Riqui Puig, now plays in Barça B de García Pimienta. Player protected by the fans for the link of his football with DNA and Barça style, the player creates doubts even among the most radical of the system. Although the Matadepera footballer is doing specific physical work to become a first-team player, it is not proving easy. And the jump has to come now. Riqui will be 21 years old next August. The intention of the board, with Josep Maria Bartomeu at the helm, is to be part of the first squad next season. But you will also have to listen to Setien’s opinion. He has a contract until 2021 and a clause of 100 million euros. The media noise of Riqui Puig has something more silent about the evolution of Collado, another fine midfielder, this left-hander, also from the generation of 1999. Like Riqui, he only had a few minutes with the first team and disappeared again from the lineups. Next summer will also be decisive for him. Collado has a contract until 2021 with the option to extend it until 2023. His clause is 50 million euros but will go to 100 million as soon as he is a first-team player. The team’s central players, Araújo and Jorge Cuenca, and Monchu are also from the generation of 1999, an SUV that also embodies the values of the club. But all of them, as well as Juan Miranda, the left-back who promised so much and who is also not playing on his loan at Schalke, have it complicated. Miranda is from 2000, but has not progressed as expected. The club, in addition, has let go of Abel Ruiz, one of the strikers with the most projection of Spanish football a few years ago, not to mention the cases of Carles Pérez and Aleñá himself, trying to finish curdling at Betis . These days, La Masia is called Ansu. He does announce himself as a long-standing player at Barça. But her bang seems to have more to do with her impressive innate talent than a model’s triumph. The player born in Bissau does not respond to the classic model of the shuttlecock with football on his head. Ansu, like Messi in his day, is a dribbler who has found a good place to develop attacking and one-on-one football. Ansu breaks precooked records but there is a concern. What will happen to him if Neymar arrives. At 17, however, he is still in a position to wait a little longer and to model himself as Messi did before exploding from the 2005-06 season. Ansu has a contract until the year 2022 and a clause of 170 million euros. However, as soon as he becomes a first-team player, he will expand it until 2024 and his departure will cost 400 million.Below the generation of 1999, that of 2001 appears. Konrad de la Fuente, a winger who has stood out in the Youth League, is one of his most projected players, although the hope is called Arnau Tenas. Barça are looking from Víctor Valdés for a goal raised in the quarry and Arnau’s football conditions are ideal to play for Barcelona. They are still very young players. Perhaps the most shocking thing is that Ansu is a year younger than them … Finally, Barça also believes they can model a diamond in the rough that responds to Ilaix Moriba. Physically and technically well endowed, there are also hopes for him. Born in guinea In another era, Barça could be whistling in other times of crisis. Now you only have one wonderful promise that is almost a reality, Ansu. But then there is the precipice.
Ghana football was thrown into a state of mourning on Sunday, 12 February 2017 following the demise of one its iconic coaches, Sam Arday.He passed on around midday at an Accra-based hospital after losing the battle to an undisclosed illness. He was 71.Nicknamed “Multi-System Man”, he was the first coach to guide an Africa team to an Olympic medal in football, bronze with Ghana’s U-23 team at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. The Ghana Olympic team also reached the quarters of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, USA, under his watch. One of the revered Ghanaian football brains, he also guided the Ghana U-17 to win gold at the 1995 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Ecuador. The Black Starlets earlier won the continental championship in Mali.He also had two stints at the helm of the Ghana national senior team, 1997 to 1997 and briefly in 2004 during the qualifying campaign for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations.Arday also enjoyed memorable stints with top local sides including Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak, Ashantigold and Okwawu United. Until his demise, he was the Technical Director of West African Football Academy (formerly Fetteh Feyenoord Academy), which served a breeding grounds for Ghana’s national stars, including Dominic Adiyiah, Harrison Afful, Jordan Opoku, Nana Akwasi Asare, Philemon McCarthy among others.He becomes the latest high profile Ghanaian coach to have passed away in recent times after the likes of Cecil Jones Attuquayefio, Charles Kumi Gyamfi, Ben Kouffie, Fred Osam Doudu and Emmnauel Afranie. (CAFonline).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)