OSU cornerback coach Kerry Coombs and then-freshman cornerback Denzel Ward (12) celebrate after a tackle by Ward during a game against Rutgers on Oct. 24 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. Credit: Lantern file photoRecruit rankings mean everything when college football teams are looking for fresh talent, but they mean little when it comes time to suit up and get to work. For the young secondary coming in to fill the shoes of outgoing talents for Ohio State, the journey has just begun.Co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano met with the media for the first time this season, and had high praise for both freshman cornerbacks Shaun Wade and Jeffrey Okudah. Although he liked what he saw out of the new faces in the secondary, he said there’s a certain adjustment that takes time.“Well there’s two things I think,” Schiano said. “The volume of football, as far as it’s much different than high school. All the details that go into playing. It’s not, you know, go cover him. And then, the other thing is the speed of the game and the tempo of the game and the speed of the players you’re trying to defend. But I can tell you that it’s real early, but those are some special guys.”Okudah was clocked running at 23.2 miles per hour at one point during winter workouts, as evident by his name and speed being flashed across the giant screen in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center indoor practice field. He, along with Wade and sophomore transfer Kendall Sheffield all have a chance at contributing significant playing time in 2017.Schiano stressed on multiple occasions that it’s still far too early to tell who will be playing where, and how often.“I think it’s too early to judge,” he said. “I’m very impressed with them, as I said. Very athletic guys. Let’s let them play, and let’s see how it goes. Without a doubt, your initial impression is, really talented guys.”OSU coach Urban Meyer, who first met with the media on Tuesday, said he sees lots of promise in his young players at all positions. However, replacing talents like those of the three departing defensive backs is going to be a monumental challenge.Marshon Lattimore and Malik Hooker broke out as two of the best players at their respective positions in all of college football last season, and Gareon Conley had a productive career while donning the scarlet and gray. Both Schiano and Meyer said a rotation with a blend of returning players and new players will be key to success in the pass defense.“I think the way we play defense, we’d like to do that,” Meyer said. “We have (redshirt sophomore) Damon Arnette, and (junior) Denzel Ward are the only guys who have ever played for us right now. You’ve got (sophomore) Rodjay Burns. We moved (redshirt freshman) Wayne Davis to safety. You’ve got these four corners that just stepped out there today that looked pretty good. We’d like to play three or four — we’d like to play more than three or four. We learned a lesson. That was as good of production as we’ve had out of corners anywhere we’ve been. Obviously you’ve got great players, but what we ask those guys to do, it’s a track meet for four hours. If you can (get) a little rotation in there, it’s going to be much better.”Both Arnette and Ward played in 13 games last season, but the former enjoyed a majority of the playing time. Although Arnette comes in as one of the most experienced corners, he struggled at times last season to stay with receivers and read routes correctly.Schiano said he and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs will be looking closely at who can separate themselves from the pack, and who can earn a spot in the secondary rotation.“Kerry was saying he likes all the depth at the position,” Schiano said. “But, again, the cream’s gotta rise to the top because we have one guy who really played meaningful reps at the corner position.”
Kolkata: A class XII girl committed suicide after she had a fight with her mother, who protested against her over-indulgence in a mobile phone.Tension gripped the locals after her body was found inside the house in Beniapukur. It was learnt that the victim’s elder brother gave her a mobile phone a few days ago. Ever since she got her hands on the phone, she used to remain addicted to the screen that affected her studies. The victim stopped talking to her mother after she was rebuked nearly four days ago. But the family members never expected that she would take such a drastic step. A quarrel also broke out between the victim and her mother after the latter asked her not to stop using the mobile phone as it was having an adverse impact on her studies. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to police, she confined herself to her room from Saturday morning. On Saturday afternoon, again an altercation broke out when the mother rebuked her. In the evening, when the family members were away from home, the girl took advantage of the situation. She locked herself within a room and committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling with a piece of cloth. After returning home, the family members found the door locked from inside and the victim did not open the door despite repeated knocks on it. They reported the matter to the locals, who in turn informed the local police station. Police reached the house and broke open the door to find the victim hanging from the ceiling. The body was sent for the post-mortem examination. Police are investigating into all possible angles that might have caused her death. No suicide note was, however, found from her room. Police are waiting for the post-mortem report.
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Enroll Now for Free Although the bulk of Google’s business is predicated on ad sales, the company is now experimenting with a program that would enable consumers to block ads on their favorite websites for a nominal fee.Called Contributor, users can now choose to donate between $1 and $3 to 10 websites alongside whom Google is piloting the initiative — including Urban Dictionary, The Onion, ScienceDaily, wikiHow, Mashable and imgur.Given this donation, users will in turn see a ‘Thank you’ message and grey pixelated square on each site where an ad might normally appear. The more a user contributes, the more ads are blocked. Google told CNET that it will take the same cut from each donation that it typically charges advertisers to display their ads.There is also an enticing privacy component to the initiative in that Google Contributors, who will become exempt from targeted online ads, would therefore no longer avail their personal data to website operators, according to CNET.Related: Your Online Content Should Deliver ‘Cognitive Ecstasy’Such an effort may seem counterintuitive to existing online advertising paradigms, given that businesses are expected to spend $141 million on online ads this year, per eMarketer — of which Google takes home an estimated 32.4 percent. This trumps competitors — by far — like Facebook (8 percent), Microsoft (2.9 percent) and Yahoo (2.4 percent.)However, the program would not necessarily block all ads on a site, a Google spokesperson told Entrepreneur — only the ads that Google itself is serving. (Websites typically partner with multiple third parties in order to sell ads, and can also sell them directly.)Additionally, the exemptions would only impact a specific Google ad product called Double Click for Publishers.Thus far, the program only seems to be an experiment of sorts. Wishing participants must either receive an invitation or ask to be waitlisted.Related: The Creator of the World’s First Pop-Up Ad Apologizes for Everything 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. November 24, 2014 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now
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