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Mr. Eslie Morris Alford

first_imgMr. Eslie Morris Alford, age 83, of near Fairview, Indiana, entered this life on November 25, 1932, in Madison, Indiana, the son of the late, Abe and Mildred Nannie (Whitham) Alford. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana where he was a 1950 graduate of Vevay High School. Eslie was inducted into the United States Army on March 31, 1953 in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving during the Korean War Hq Battery 75th Artillery Battalion. He received the Korean Service Ribbon, United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Eslie was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal on February 9, 1955 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Eslie was united in marriage on June 29, 1957, in Columbus, Indiana to the late, Gladys LaVerna Dennis and to this union arrived four sons, Dennis, DeWayne, Darrin, Daniel and a daughter, Dena to bless their home. Eslie and Gladys shared 53 loving years of marriage together until Gladys passed away on May 16, 2010. Eslie was employed in 1957 as a maintenance mechanic for Indiana Kentucky Electric Corporation in Madison, Indiana, retiring in 1995 after 38 years of service. Eslie enjoyed farming all of his life raising cattle, hogs, corn, soybeans and tobacco. He resided all of his life in the Switzerland County community. Eslie was a member of the Florence Lodge No. 27. He attended the Olive Branch Baptist Church in Bear Branch, Indiana. In his younger years, Eslie enjoyed tractor pulls. Eslie was a devoted husband, father, grandpa, brother and uncle and will be dearly missed by his family and his community. Eslie passed away at 9:50 am, Friday, May 27, 2016, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Eslie will be dearly missed by his sons: Dennis Alford and his wife: Debbie of Fairview, IN, DeWayne Alford and his wife: Cindi of Toledo, OH, Darrin Alford and his wife: Vickie of Fairview, IN and Daniel Alford and his fiancée: Susan of Akron, OH; his daughter: Dena Pope and her husband: Robert of Churubusco, IN; his grandchildren: Tonya, Dustin, Kayla, Travis, Brittany, Brian, Eric, Rob, Valerie, Somer and Mitchell; his great-grandchildren: Alexis, Bailey, Kylee, Abby, Blake, Connor, Easton, Evellynn, Gage and Zane and his 3-nieces and his 2-nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Abe Alford, died April 19, 1978 and Mildred Nannie (Whitham) Alford, died January 7, 1998; his wife: Gladys LaVerna (Dennis) Alford, died May 16, 2010 and his sisters: Vera Jeannette Alford and Melba Lovins.Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Pastor Patrick Lanman, at the Olive Branch Baptist Church, 2250 Milton-Bear Branch Road, Dillsboro, Indiana 47018.Interment will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Bear Branch, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Olive Branch Baptist Church, Olive Branch Cemetery or to the Switzerland County FFA. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Lambert looking forward to derby

first_imgAston Villa boss Paul Lambert is relishing the atmosphere of a buzzing West Midlands derby under the floodlights at local rivals West Brom. Lambert admits the wait over the weekend is not ideal but is looking forward to the action getting under way. “Its a long week, there’s no two ways about it,” he said. “But the Hawthorns has got a really good atmosphere because it’s smaller and the ground is on top of you. It’s a really good atmosphere there and I’m sure Monday night will be no different.” The Villa Park outfit have traditionally been regarded as the top side in the region due to their 1982 European Cup success, large fan base and 42,000 capacity stadium. However, it is the more modest West Brom who have established themselves as the top team in the midlands in recent seasons, finishing higher than their rivals in the Barclays Premier League in the last two years. While Villa have had to significantly tighten their belts financially, Albion are going from strength to strength under chairman Jeremy Peace. The Black Country side have a successful structure in place which has seen previous technical director Dan Ashworth and his successor Richard Garlick work brilliantly with former coach Roy Hodgson and current boss Steve Clarke. Villa and Albion’s battle for supremacy has ignited the rivalry between supporters but Lambert believes his side still have bragging rights despite Albion’s footballing and financial supremacy of late. “Aston Villa is a massive club,” he said. “I don’t think anyone can ever dispute that. It’s a club that’s won a European Cup, league titles, has a massive fanbase and has a bigger stadium. Lambert has spiced up Monday’s clash by insisting Villa are still a bigger club than their neighbours. With Birmingham and Wolves currently a world away from the Barclays Premier League, matches between Villa and West Brom have become the region’s primary derby clash. Press Association “That’s no disrespect to West Brom at all, they’re a good club in their own right. “I haven’t been at West Brom or managed the club but Aston Villa, for me, is a bigger club.” Lambert hopes to welcome back several key players from injury for the clash. Strikers Andreas Weimann (hamstring) and Gabriel Agbonlahor (ankle) have missed recent games, while fellow forward Christian Benteke had a knee issue while on international duty with Belgium. However, all three are in contention for the trip to the Hawthorns while the likes of Fabian Delph (knee) and Antonio Luna (hamstring) are also available. last_img read more

Pellegrini wants style and success

first_imgManuel Pellegrini maintains Manchester City are capable of winning the Premier League in style. The City boss made a veiled criticism of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea after a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge which left the visitors five points behind with 15 games to go. Mourinho said Liverpool lost the 2013-14 title due to Steven Gerrard’s slip in defeat to Chelsea, but Pellegrini insists his side’s triumph was due to their performances as they aim for a third title in four years. Press Associationcenter_img “I like that style, that’s why I said last year that we deserved it,” Pellegrini said. “It was not just because Gerrard slipped. It was because we were the best team of the year. We scored a lot of goals in every competition. I’m very proud to continue in the same way.” Pellegrini called Chelsea a “small team” following the corresponding draw in September and was less than impressed by the defensive tactics employed by Mourinho in Saturday’s draw, which suited the Blues more than City. “I am proud about the way we played,” Pellegrini added. “To come here to Stamford Bridge, against the leader of the Premier League, against a team who normally win their games here, to have possession of the ball and try to win from the first minute until the end. “We have a clear style and we don’t change it because the rival is a strong rival. ” Pellegrini believes it may take more than 90 points to be champions this term. He added: “It’s difficult to know. Chelsea finished with 45 for the first round (first 19 games) – 45 and 45 is 90. “It depends also on the other teams. It’s very important to try not to drop more points. “(The) more points we drop, (the) more difficult it will be because we have to close a gap of five points.” last_img read more

Sherwood hints at Bent future

first_img But Sherwood believes owner Randy Lerner would trust his judgement if he offered Bent a new deal. He said: “I think the way the conversation would go would be something like this: ‘we might need to add striker and I know this boy, he’s available, do we take a gamble on someone else or bring him back?’ “That’s my decision and I’m sure Randy will say ‘you’re the manager you make the decision, that’s what you get paid for’.” Villa host West Ham in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday just two points above the relegation zone with three games left. They are up for sale and have been linked with a takeover fronted by former Arsenal defender Tony Adams and ex-Chelsea executive Paul Smith. But Sherwood remains unconcerned over any uncertainty surrounding the club and, potentially, his own job. He said: “Perhaps they might not like a British manager, not a lot of owners do. It’s not a worry. I’m just getting on with my job. All I can do is do the best for the football club. I’ve got the football club’s best interests at heart. At the moment the chairman has not made any indication that he has wanted to sell.” Boss Tim Sherwood has hinted he is ready to hand Darren Bent a shock Aston Villa lifeline. The Villa Park chief refused to rule out a return for the club’s £24million record signing after his loan at Derby finished. Bent is out of contract at the end of the season and had been frozen out by former manager Paul Lambert. He cannot play for Villa this season as he was contracted to Derby if they made the play-offs, but the Rams ended up eighth in the Sky Bet Championship. But Sherwood, who worked with Bent at Tottenham, believes he could still have something to offer next season. “The door isn’t shut for Darren,” he said. “I don’t even know what he earns. It will all have to be taken into consideration, yes. “He knows me, he knows that he would get chances to score goals which will be a bonus. “I will have a chat with him but we just need to get over the line then we know where we are. If we’re in the Premier League perhaps we can afford the wages.” Bent has scored 25 goals in 72 games for Villa since moving from Sunderland in 2011 but was rarely used by Lambert and was sent to Fulham on loan last season. He also joined Brighton this season before his spell at Derby, where he scored 12 goals in 17 games. Press Associationlast_img read more

U.S. Virus Patients, Businesses Suing China Over Outbreak and Info

first_imgIn one of the cases filed in Miami federal court, attorneys Matthew Moore and Jeremy Alters are suing the Chinese Communist Party as an entity separate from the Chinese government.“They have their own assets. They are recognized as an independent organization. We are going to argue they are not a part of the government,” Moore sas. “There has been personal injury that happened in the United States.”Alters adds: “They’re going to have to pay … We can say, ‘We’re not going to do business with you anymore.’ When you hit them in the (gross domestic product), it hurts.”On the other hand, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang is defending his country’s record of fighting the virus. He states the lawsuit filed by the Missouri attorney general is “very absurd and has no factual and legal basis.”Shuang says that China has acted in an “open, transparent, and responsible manner,” and the U.S. government should “dismiss such vexatious litigation,” he said.In the meantime, efforts are underway in Congress and in some state legislatures to make it easier to sue China and other countries.It us not clear at this time whether any of the proposed legislation will pass. However, if the bills are ultimately enacted, legal experts believe such a situation could lead to hundreds more lawsuits against China. Groups of people in the United States who have been affected by the novel coronavirus are taking action against China for allegedly failing to contain the spread early.So far, at least nine lawsuits have been filed claiming that China attempted to hide information from the outbreak center of Wuhan, and to conceal what officials in that country knew.Eight of the lawsuits are potential class actions that could end up representing thousands of people and businesses. Another suit was filed by the attorney general of Missouri, which so far is the only state to take legal action against China.However, the cases face obstacles under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, which states that foreign governments cannot be sued in the U.S. unless certain exceptions are met.“We think it’s going to be an uphill battle for them to ultimately take advantage of those exceptions,” says Robert Boone, an attorney in Los Angeles who specializes in class action cases.One of those exceptions involves commercial activity that directly affects the U.S.Another of the exceptions addresses misconduct inside the U.S. under certain circumstances that is then traceable back to a foreign government. Yet another exception covers whether the foreign entity explicitly waived its immunity, such as by including certain language in a contract.The attorneys who filed the lawsuits say they can prove those claims, and will determine some method of collecting damages, perhaps by seizing Chinese bank accounts or other assets here. if the Chinese refuse to pay, if they end up winning.Bernie Marcus: Missouri’s lawsuit against the Chinese Communist Party outlines all the ways the CCP failed the world during the COVID-19. The communist dictatorship must be held accountable.https://t.co/eG02gCb5NX— newtgingrich (@newtgingrich) May 5, 2020last_img read more

Golden Bucks take 2nd at Ryan Detour Memorial Tournament

first_img Latest Posts Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Bio Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com.center_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) BUCKSPORT — Competing in memory of a program icon, the Bucksport wrestling team delivered a performance for the ages.Bucksport took second place in Saturday’s Ryan Detour Memorial Tournament at Bucksport High School. The event was the 17th held in honor of Detour, who passed away during a match in 2002.Bucksport sent four different wrestlers to the finals with all four claiming first place in their respective divisions. Kaleb Nightingale placed first for the Golden Bucks at 113 pounds, and Travis Hutchinson (120 pounds, Shawn Bernier (170 pounds) and Grayson Fernald (220) also claimed victories in their respective weight classes.Kiah Wilson (126 pounds) and Elizabeth Bernier (160 pounds) earned third-place finishes for the Golden Bucks with pins in the consolation finals. At 285 pounds, Adrian Russell made it three consolation wins for Bucksport with a 2-1 decision over Michael McFarlane of Calais.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBucksport’s 145 points were second only to Mattanawcook Academy, which finished with 181. Piscataquis (121 1/2 points), Dexter (120 points) and Caribou (102) rounded out the top five of the 10-team field.“We did have a great day,” Bucksport head coach David Gross said.Bucksport High School has hosted the Ryan Detour Memorial Tournament the first Saturday of December every year since 2003. This year, it fell 17 years to the day of Detour’s tragic death at a meet in Caribou.Prior to the competition, Josh Jackson, one of Detour’s former teammates, and Larry Clement, a former Bucksport assistant coach who serves as the public address announcer at home meets, spoke about Detour’s life and legacy. Although Jackson went through a difficult time following his friend’s death, he ultimately made it his mission to embody Detour’s philosophy of staying positive and making every day brighter for others.Bucksport’s Travis Hutchinson gets hold of his opponent during a 120-pound bout at the Ryan Detour Memorial Tournament on Dec. 7 at Bucksport High School. Hutchinson, Kaleb Nightingale (113 pounds), Shawn Bernier (170 pounds) and Grayson Fernald (220) all won their respective weight classes for the Golden Bucks. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“Seventeen years ago today, all of our lives changed here in town,” Jackson said. “I went to a dark place for a while, asking questions of why this happened, but the more I thought about Ryan, my mindset started to turn. … He could flip your mentality, and he did that to me even in his passing. I started to focus on all the great times we had.”Jackson also spoke of wrestling as a brotherhood, which was something Detour took to heart. Detour loved the competition aspect of wrestling, but he also loved the bonds the sport created and the many lifetime friendships it brought him.“This is where [Ryan] thrived,” Jackson told the wrestlers in attendance. “Competing, getting to know each here and in the community, having fun and enjoying the day, that’s what Ryan would want to see from everybody.”Elsewhere on Saturday, the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island wrestling teams traveled to Belfast. The Eagles and Trojans competed against Belfast, Foxcroft, Medomak Valley and Oceanside in a dual meet.For Ellsworth, junior Noah Hughes had a dominant day at 170 pounds with wins over Elijah Charbonnier of Belfast, Tyler Cox of Medomak Valley and Nat Small of Oceanside. The Eagles’ Matt Reid bounced back from a loss to Belfast’s Kaden Bonin with wins over Marshall Sawyer of Medomak Valley and Silas Spear of Oceanside.MDI brought a team of seven wrestlers to Belfast and earned three individual wins. Those wins came as Baylor Landsman pinned Charbonnier at 170 pounds, and Hunter Gray and Samuel Ingram pinned Josh Jackomino and Elizabeth Bowman at 145 and 152, respectively.All three Hancock County wrestling teams were scheduled to compete at Washington Academy at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. The teams will be back in action Saturday, Dec. 14, with Ellsworth and Bucksport competing at Mountain Valley at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and MDI hosting a meet at noon.Bucksport will host MDI, Calais, Caribou, Mattanawcook Academy and Penobscot Valley at 6 p.m. Dec. 18. Ellsworth will compete at Piscataquis Community High School at that same time and date. MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Alleyne blasts maiden century to put Pride on victory path

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Opener Anthony Alleyne blasted a boundary-studded maiden first class hundred here yesterday to install Barbados Pride as heavy favourites to win their Regional Four-Day second round contest against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force.The 23-year-old left-handed carved out a brilliant 186 to fall just short of a double hundred as the visitors dominated the third day of the game at Queen’s Park Oval, piling up 317 for two declared in their second innings.Shamarh Brooks chipped in with an unbeaten 76 while opener Omar Phillips got 40.Set an improbable target of 392 for victory, Red Force stumbled to the close on 57 for three – still 335 runs adrift.Barbadian opener Kyle Hope made 26 while Yannic Cariah got 25.Resuming the day on 20 without loss, Pride once again bossed proceedings courtesy of Alleyne, who extended his rich vein of form while anchoring two century partnerships.In only his 11th first class outing, he put on 101 for the first wicket with Phillips and then took the game away from Red Force by spearheading a 216-run, second wicket stand with Brooks.All told, Alleyne faced 215 deliveries in just over 4-1/2 hours at the crease and struck 24 fours and two fours.Unbeaten on 10 at the start of the day, Alleyne did the bulk of the scoring in the morning session to raise his third half-century in as many innings off 70 deliveries with ten fours, half-hour before lunch.Phillips fell six overs before the interval, lbw to leg-spinner Imran Khan, but Alleyne pushed on to be 67 not out at the break, with Pride on 136 for one.Alleyne, who top-scored with 88 in the first innings, then completed a deserving century about 50 minutes following the resumption, off 140 balls with 16 fours.Brooks, unbeaten on 21 at lunch, reached his 11th first class half-century about 35 minutes before tea, facing 86 balls and counted six fours.At the interval, Pride were cruising on 279 for one, with Alleyne on 163 and Brooks on 64, and the pair gathered another 38 runs off 40 balls afterwards, before the declaration came when Alleyne was finally out.The right-handed Brooks hit seven fours off 136 balls in 170 minutes.Test seamer Kemar Roach immediately put the Red Force innings in strife when he removed Imran Khan for a first ball ‘duck’ off the second ball of the innings, caught at the wicket with the score on two.Hope and Cariah then resisted in a 48-run second wicket stand that seemed to be taking Red Force safely to the close.The right-handed Hope faced 44 deliveries and counted five fours while Cariah, a left-hander, also struck five boundaries in a 47-ball innings.However, Hope was bowled by captain and medium pacer Kevin Stoute on 50 for two and with six runs added, off-spinner Kenroy Williams also breached Cariah’s defence in the fourth over before the close, leaving Red Force with a mountain top climb on Monday’s final day.PRIDE 1st Innings 242RED FORCE 1st Innings 168Pride 2nd Innings(overnight 20 without loss)O Phillips lbw b Imran Khan 40A Alleyne c Hope b Richards 186S Brooks not out 76Extras (b5, lb5, w2, nb3) 15TOTAL (2 wkts decl., 71.4 overs) 317Fall of wickets: 1-101, 2-317.Bowling: Cottrell 8-1-31-0, Richards 8.4-0-41-1, Imran Khan 23-1-96-1, Primus 6-2-34-0, Jagessar 16-3-59-0, Goolie 3-0-15-0, Ottley 7-1-31-0.RED FORCE 2nd Innings (target: 392 runs)K Hope b Stoute 26Imran Khan c wkp Rampersad b Roach 0Y Cariah b Williams 25M Richards not out 2*Y Ottley not out 0Extras (b1, nb3) 4TOTAL (3 wkts, 21 overs) 57Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-50, 3-56.Bowling: Roach 5-1-23-1, Greaves 4-1-17-0, Chase 4-2-8-0, Stoute 3-1-7-1, Warrican 2-1-1-0, Williams 2-2-0-1, Charles 1-1-0-0.Position: Red Force require a further 335 runs for victory with seven wickets intact.last_img read more

Ray Victor narrowly misses National Sports Hall record

first_imgBy Charwayne WalkerNATIONAL basketball star Ray Victor was just 4 points away from scoring the most points in an international basketball match at Guyana premier hoop venue.Victor’s tally of 39 points vs Grenada in Guyana 90-73 victory was four points shy of Joe Farroba 42 points vs. Guyana in 1978.Joe Farroba was representing the visiting Canadian YMCA Montreal.Farroba’s record was also challenged by Trinidadian Brian John who scored 40 points vs. Suriname during the Inaugural CARICOM Championship at the National Sports Hall.Here is a list of the top scorers so far in the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall:Joseph Farroba (Canadian) YMCA Montreal vs Guyana 1978 – 42 ptsBrian John (Trinidadian) Trinidad & Tobago vs Suriname 1981 – 40 ptsRay Victor (Guyanese) Guyana vs Grenada 2019 – 39 ptsFeverus (Surinamese) Suriname vs Guyana 1976 – 38 ptsVictor (Voot) O’Garro (Trinidadian) Trinidad & Tobago vs Guyana 1979 – 38 ptsBill Delhorne (Canadian) YMCA Montreal vs Guyana 1978 – 37ptsGarnet Stewart (Trinidadian) Trinidad & Tobago vs Barbados 1988 CARICOM Championship Sports Hall – 36 ptsWillie Hodges (D.C Jammers) D.C Jammers vs Guyana 1993 – 36 ptsWayne Sappleton (Jamaican) Jamaica vs Trinidad & Tobago CARICOM Championship 1981 – 34 ptsStanislaus (Knox) Hadmon (Guyanese) Guyana vs Barbados CARICOM Championship 1981 – 34 ptsJoseph Farroba (Canadian) Montreal YMCA vs Guyana 1978 – 33 ptsJoseph Farroba (Canadian) Montreal YMCA vs. Guyana 1978 – 33 ptsAubrey Chalmers (Guyanese) Guyana vs Cuba 1977 – 31 ptslast_img read more

Swim with Mike marks 30th year

first_imgSwim with Mike, an annual swim-a-thon that raises money for the USC Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship Fund, celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend.Swim with Mike originally started as a way to raise funds to create scholarships for individuals who had suffered serious accidents or illnesses and wanted to attend USC. Since 1999, however, Swim with Mike has significantly expanded nationally, now granting scholarships to students around the country.Initially titled Swim for Mike, Swim with Mike was established as a one-time event by teammates and friends for Mike Nyeholt, a three-time All-American swimmer paralyzed from the chest down after a motorcycle accident in 1981.The first event was held on March 7, 1981, and volunteers aimed to purchase a specially equipped van for the superstar athlete.To everyone’s surprise, the event raised $58,000, far exceeding the amount needed for the van. The excess money was used to create the Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship Fund at USC, the first of its kind in the nation.Nyeholt was so overwhelmed with support that he promised to swim the next year to raise more money for future athletes. He kept his promise, swimming the following year and changing the program’s name.Nyeholt now co-chairs the committee that coordinates the annual event, which has raised $9.6 million in the last 29 years.“While the event was initiated first only to help Mike, the goal is to now help others live by Mike’s example and prove that anyone can work with physical disabilities,” said Ron Orr, director of Swim with Mike.The Swim with Mike event includes food, celebrities, raffle prizes, massage centers, kid’s corners, barbeques, silent auctions, Olympics participants and more.Those who aren’t adept swimmers but want to be involved can become a corporate partner, advertise in the program, donate an item to the swimmer participant goody bags or give an item to the silent auction.“We are USC’s largest philanthropy; we’ve been around for 30 years and are a huge community in that we have the marching band, the football team and the song girls involved,” said Scott Orr, graduate student at USC and co-chair of the student staff for Swim with Mike.The Swim with Mike program is truly a “smaller family within the Trojan Family,” said Alison Adams, an undergraduate student at USC and co-chair of the student staff for Swim with Mike. Swim with Mike “is definitely something you’re part of for life,” she added.Each scholarship recipient brings in another network of people that wants to get involved and make a difference. Swim with Mike is a way to “do action and create a ripple effect,” Ron Orr said.Swim with Mike started at USC and according to Ron Orr will always be an integral part of the USC community. He said he hopes to “leave an endowment and legacy behind to help other athletes who fall victim to tragedy for many years to come.”last_img read more

Dino Babers on Houston job opening: ‘I’m locked in on Syracuse’

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ PITTSBURGH — Syracuse head coach Dino Babers is a preliminary candidate for Houston’s head coach opening, per the Houston Chronicle.Former Houston head coach Tom Herman will be the next coach at Texas, where he was a graduate assistant under former Longhorns coach Mack Brown from 1999 to 2000.Babers was listed alongside former Baylor coach Art Briles, former Baylor offensive coordinator and current Tulsa head coach Philip Montgomery and Cal head coach Sonny Dykes. Houston offensive coordinator Major Applewhite and defensive coordinator Todd Orlando are also considered candidates to take over for Herman. (Orlando has been named interim head coach.)Herman led Houston to a 22-4 record over two seasons. UH won an American Athletic Conference championship and a New Year’s Six bowl over Florida State last season.Briles, who created Babers’ offense, coached at Houston from 2003 to 2007. He turned around the program during his tenure there, his first time as a college football head coach. Shortly after, Briles was hired at Baylor where he hired Babers as his wide receivers coach. Babers left the program in 2011 to become Eastern Illinois’ head coach. Briles was recently ousted at BU when it was reported he had knowledge of sexual assaults by football players and didn’t report them.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“First of all, I’m only going to talk about the job I’ve got. The job I have is at Syracuse University, and it’s a heck of a job. And I’m totally, 100 percent locked in on Syracuse.”Asked if he’d be at Syracuse next year no matter what, Babers said, “I already answered the question, I’m locked in on Syracuse. That’s my job.” Comments Published on November 26, 2016 at 6:11 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonatilast_img read more