ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates a six yard touchdown pass during the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Taulia Tagovailoa is following in his brother’s footsteps to Tuscaloosa. He committed to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide last month. Once he’s part of the team, he plans on doing everything he can to steal his brother’s job.Tua Tagovailoa already finds himself in an intense quarterback battle. The national championship game hero is the favorite to beat out Jalen Hurts for the job, but suffered a string of setbacks during the spring, when a hand injury held him out of a large portion of that practice slate. Now, the quarterback battle could last into the season.Hurts is an accomplished Alabama quarterback in his own right. After winning the starting job as a freshman one game into the 2016 season, he’s led the Crimson Tide to back-to-back national championship games.Still, based on what we saw against Georgia, Tagovailoa could add a whole new dimension to Nick Saban’s offense. Alabama’s schedule isn’t all that tough, so it might take a few weeks into the season, but it is reasonable to expect him to win the job outright eventually.One incoming Alabama quarterback plans to push Tua, though: his brother Taulia Tagovailoa.The two have been teammates before. However, Taulia didn’t make the change to quarterback from center (!) until after Tua had moved on.Taulia is now the No. 8 pro-style quarterback in the country, per 247Sports. It is bold to think that he might beat out his brother, but that is what is on his mind.Alabama fans ought to love what Taulia had to say about playing with his brother. From 247:Even though his brother will have two years of collegiate experience on him when he’s expected to sign and enroll at Alabama, Taulia will be coming in to compete with any and all players.“It’s not going to be easy for him, I know that,” Taulia said.Tua isn’t backing down either. His response, via an AL.com interview:“I’m going to try to make sure my brother redshirts, so he doesn’t have to give up that year of eligibility,” Tua said.Tagovailoa recently revealed that he considered transferring to USC after sitting on the bench last year. Instead, Alabama could have he and his brother under center for years to come.
Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Time was you couldn’t take a step in any direction during South by Southwest without tripping over another Canadian act.This year, however, the Can-con presence in Austin, while still very real, has been noticeably diminished. The “marquee” names of years past — those at the Metric/Broken Social Scene/F—ed Up/Death from Above 1979 level – are nowhere to be seen, while homegrown indie labels such as Arts & Crafts, Paper Bag Records, Last Gang and Six Shooter aren’t bothering to run their own showcases as in years past.Sure, the annual Canadian Blast barbecue on Wednesday afternoon remained a popular festival staple and the one place where you could be guaranteed to run into every single Canadian affiliated with the music industry who made the trip to Texas, and a healthy representation of talent curated by the folks at Pop Montreal, Halifax Pop Explosion, M for Montreal and BreakOutWest took over Canada House at Swan Dive on Thursday and Friday. Advertisement
Kolkata: When France walk out of the tunnel one last time this FIFA World Cup to take on Croatia in Sundays final, pockets of the football crazy city of Kolkata will share the common prayer with the French footballers in Moscow vying to lift the coveted trophy for the second time.At Alliance française du Bengale, affiliated to the international network of the Alliances françaises in the world, around 50 expatriates and students will come together in front of a giant screen at 8.30 pm local time to cheer for their team. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”For the final, we will screen the match at Alliance française du Bengale but only for our students, members and expats. There will also be some of the expats of other countries involved in the World Cup,” Fabrice Plançon, director of Alliance française du Bengale said.France played like a team possessed against star-studded Belgium in the semi-final on Tuesday, with centre back Samuel Umtiti netting a second-half winner.The Les Blues take on Croatia in the summit clash. The Croats came back a goal down to put it across England 2-1 in the second semi-final on Wednesday. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPAround 25-30 expats and French supporters in the city gathered at a plush city pub, ‘Someplace Else’ in south Kolkata to watch Tuesday’s riveting game. “We were in the pub with French expats from the Consulate, some French volunteers and some Indian French fans here,” Plançon said.”Thanks to our goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, we won the game I think. It was some kind of magic actions from him. After the game since it was late and we all had work the next day, we went home happy.” A day before the final comes the French national day. Plançon said it will be more special because of the football team playing in the title round. “On the French national day, an annual reception will be given by the Consulate at Novotel. We will celebrate the national day on the eve of the final, so it will be very exciting this year. The next day, let’s see what will happen,” he said.Meanwhile in Chandannagar, located 35 kilometres north of Kolkata, which was once a French colony then known as Chandernagore, the civic body has decided to beam the live telecast of the final on a giant screen on the bank of the Hooghly river. “We have planned it near Rabindra Bhavan on The Strand,” an official of Chandannagar Municipal Corporation said.Some programmes will also be organised to highlight a slice of France in the city.”The city is historically so close to France. I feel everybody should get behind the French on Sunday,” quipped Plançon. An hour’s drive from Kolkata, Chandannagar in Hooghly district was one of the first outposts of India’s colonial past, a French colony rather like Puducherry.It remained an overseas territory of France in India for different time periods stretching over 250 years since 1673. It finally became a part of the Indian union in 1952, five years after the country won independence from British rule.The town of Chandannagar still has strong French cultural links, which draw tourists from the European nation. The Chandannagar Museum and Institute (Institut de Chandernagore) possesses a rich collection of French antiques, while the Chandannagar gate constructed in 1937 on the anniversary of the Fall of Bastille, has etched on it the slogan of the French Revolution “Liberté, égalité, fraternité (Liberty, equality and fraternity)”.A French cemetery stands opposite a large lake. Another major attraction is the Sacred Heart Church that was designed by French Architect Jacques Duchatz, and inaugurated in 1884. On the day of the semi-final, the excitement of France’s qualification was palpable across Chandannagar —from Taldanga to Urdu Bazar, from The Strand to the Hospital More.”Like it is for maybe a Messi or Neymar across Kolkata, here our heroes are (Antoine) Griezmann, Kylian (Mbappe). I remember I was young in 1998 and we did not sleep the entire night,” a Chandannagar resident said.France lifted the World Cup for the first time in 1998, blanking Brazil 3-0. In 2006, they reached the final only to be beaten by Italy on penalties.
“I love this show more than anything, and I love you, but this is beyond my control.”The cancelled shows are in London, Manchester, Zurich, Koln, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Paris and Berlin and Rio. Lady Gaga has cancelled the last 10 dates on the European leg of her world tour due to “severe pain”. In a statement shared from the 31-year-old singer’s Twitter account, the star told fans she needed to “put myself and my well-being first” just days after she took to the stage in Birmingham.Gaga – real name Stefani Joanne Germanotta – suffers from fibromyalgia, a long-term condition that can cause chronic pain all over the body.There is no cure for the condition, and the cause is unknown, but it can be triggered by physically or emotionally stressful events.In the statement she wrote: “We’re cancelling the last 10 shows of my Joanne World Tour. Credit:JAWA/JAWA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.