Paul Finebaum: This Team Has The Best “Outside Shot” At The Playoff

first_imgPaul Finebaum makes comments about roy Williams.On Tuesday night, the College Football Playoff committee released its second series of rankings for the season. Unsurprisingly, Alabama remained the unquestioned No. 1 team in the country after its dominant performance against former No. 3 LSU.With the loss to the Tide, the Tigers only dropped four spots to No. 7. Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia, and Oklahoma were all bumped up on spot with LSU’s loss.The two-loss Tigers remain above several one-loss teams including Washington State, West Virginia and Ohio State. After the rankings were released, Paul Finebaum broke down the team with the best “outside” shot to make the playoff.Finebaum spoke with For The Win about the Ohio State Buckeyes.“(If Ohio State) beats Michigan State and beats Michigan and wins the Big Ten championship game, they will be in the playoff. And there’s no getting around it. They have the schedule in front of them. The Michigan game would be a monster win.”Finebaum believes the Buckeyes still control their own destiny. With a road game against a top-25 Michigan State program and a home game against a potential top-4 Michigan program, Ohio State is solidly in the College Football Playoff discussion.A bad loss in 2017 kept the Buckeyes out of the playoff, so we’ll have to wait and see if that happens yet again.[For The Win]last_img read more

UN brings aid to quakestricken parts of Afghanistan Karzai visits epicentre

Mr. Karzai, who was accompanied on his visit to the epicentre by Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Deputy Special Representative Nigel Fisher, studied the area amid continuing aftershocks, according to a UN spokesman. The delegation identified three priority areas for relief efforts, including a total of 25 villages in the Panjshir Valley, Lakankhel and Burkha.With UN agencies reporting cautious optimism about their ability to meet immediate needs, the World Food Programme (WFP) has deployed some 552 metric tons of food aid to the area – enough for the next three months. In addition, UN and other relief agencies have delivered some 15,000 tents and 100,000 blankets. The World Health Organization (WHO), which sent in today an emergency medical team and supplies, said it would support Afghan officials in coordinating health relief efforts. Meanwhile, a senior UN humanitarian official in New York said today that there were 600 confirmed deaths, but the toll was expected to rise. “We estimate now that the total number of confirmed dead will tally between 800 and 1,200,” Kevin Kennedy, Chief of the Humanitarian Emergency Branch in the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, told a press briefing at UN Headquarters.Mr. Kennedy stressed that roughly 20,000 families – or up to 100,000 people – had been affected by the devastation. A helicopter assessment of Nahrin found that some 90 per cent of all houses had been damaged.“This area did not begin suffering two days ago,” Mr. Kennedy observed. “It is one of the more remote areas of Afghanistan – it is in the heart of the drought belt and has suffered food problems for the last four years.”The relief efforts are being further complicated by aftershocks, as well as “the already existing landmine threat,” he pointed out, noting that Nahrin had been heavily mined during fighting between the Taliban and the Northern Alliance. The UN, he added, had deployed a number of deminers to the area to help clear the roads. read more