Football: Chryst believes Wilcox is ‘great fit’ as new defensive coordinator

first_imgWhen asked about his new defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox in a press conference Monday, University of Wisconsin head football coach Paul Chryst said the same thing time and time again to describe Wilcox.“I really do think it’s a great fit for our staff and for our players and for this program,” Chryst said.That “great fit” that Chryst described numerous times has some big shoes to fill after the highly-touted and successful defensive coordinator Dave Aranda left to take the same position at LSU.Football: Wisconsin to hire Justin Wilcox as new defensive coordinatorThe Wisconsin football team is close to finalizing a deal to hire former University of Southern California defensive coordinator Justin Read…But for Wilcox, he’s not going to let those lofty expectations affect how he approaches the job.“I think when you start adding in external things you might lose track of what’s really important and that’s just preparing the team as best you can,” Wilcox said. “There are great coaches on the staff, again, I’m just a piece of it.”Any adversity Wilcox may see in his first season as the Badgers new defensive coordinator will be nothing that he hasn’t seen before.After finding success as a defensive coordinator at Boise State, Tennessee and Washington, Wilcox hit a rough patch when holding the same position at USC for the past two seasons. Not only was his head coach Steve Sarkisian forced to step down due to substance abuse problems, but Wilcox was also fired before the team’s bowl game.Wilcox, however, is looking at the situation he’s been in optimistically. He’s embracing it as just another chapter in his life, and he is more than ready for what is to come next.“That’s life in general,” Wilcox said. “Rarely do [things] go exactly how you planned them to go, so it’s when you do have a little adversity here or there that really makes you who you are.”In terms of what Wilcox is expected to bring to the team’s defensive system, Chryst hopes he will bring in a similar strategy to that of Aranda.Not only does the new defensive coordinator plan on implementing the same 3-4 defensive scheme that Aranda had in place, but the two also have a history together, according to Wilcox.When Aranda was coaching at Hawaii and Wilcox was at Boise, they had been in constant communication for a number of years and shared thoughts regarding “football things.”“I watched a lot of tape, we had shared ideas and things like that,” Wilcox said. “There is a lot of similarity. Some of the language may differ a little bit, but they played excellent defense. There is no doubt about it.”And while the current and former defensive coordinators see eye-to-eye, Chryst believes that he and his new assistant see eye-to-eye as well.Wilcox was not on top of the head coach’s list of potential replacements once Aranda told Chryst he was leaving, but Chyrst had heard enough about Wilcox that he wanted to find out more.What he found out was that Wilcox was a “great fit” for what he and the program were looking for.“The more I talked to people, and specifically when I talked to Justin, I got more energy,” Chryst said. “I’m excited for him to be coaching our kids.”last_img read more

Injury blow for Ulster

first_imgThe out half is still showing symptoms of concussion.In a further blow Michael Allen suffered a dislocated shoulder playing for the Ulster Ravens against Connacht Eagles last week and he’s been ruled out for six to eight weeks.Ricky Lutton, Peter Nelson and Dave Ryan have all recovered from injury and will be available for selection this weekend.last_img

NLCS photos: Los Angeles Dodgers host Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3

first_imgPhotos from the National League Championship Series Game 3 as the Los Angeles Dodgers play the Milwaukee Brewers (series tied 1-1) in Dodger Stadium, 4:39 p.m. start on Monday, Oct. 15.See live updates here.PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Danny Lehmann strikes out to end the game in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig can’t reach a 2-run homer hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia in the seventh inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)A military jet flies over Dodger Stadium before the start of game three of the National League Championship Series in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsA military jet flies over the pregame ceremony of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Andre Ethier throws the ceremonial first pitch before game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws in the 1st inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws in the first inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich slides safe at home past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal in the first inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring in the first inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler reacts after giving up an RBI double in the first inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich slides safe at home past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal in the first inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun reacts as he hits an RBI double in the first inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin throws in the first inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates hitting a double in the second inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado is forced out at second bay by Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia in the second inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Walker Buehler reacts after striking out with bases loaded in the second inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado gets the first hit of the game for the Dodgers of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a double in the 2nd inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger catches a line drive in the 3rd inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws out Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw at first base in the fourth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin smiles after getting the final out in the third inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia forces out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado at second base in the fourth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia forces out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado at second base in the fourth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Umpires put headphones on as a play is being reviewed in the fourth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado looks on after being called out in the fourth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger heads past manager Dave Roberts as he heads back to the dugout after being called out in the fourth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz chats with starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin as a play is being reviewed in the fourth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal hits a double in the fifth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal doubles in the in the fifth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado throws out Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw slides safe at third with a triple as Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado waits for the throw in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw is congratulated after scoring on a wild pitch in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger slams into the center field wall trying to catch a ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw for a triple in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers bench looks on in the sixth inning after a Brewers run scored of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger slams into the wall and missing the catch in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger slams into the center field wall trying to catch a ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw for a triple in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Travis Shaw is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler talks to his teammates after giving up a triple in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner reached second base on an error on this at bat in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger reacts after striking out with a runner on base in the sixth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia, right, celebrates with Erik Kratz after hitting a 2-run home run in the 7th inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia celebrates his 2-run homer in the 7th inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia, left, celebrates his 2-run homer with Milwaukee Brewers’ Erik Kratzin the seventh inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez flips his bat after striking out in the seventh inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)From left, Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, Joc Pederson and Manny Machado watch from the dugout in the eighth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler gives up a 2-run homer to Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia in the seventh inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler gives up a 2-run homer to Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia in the seventh inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood pitches in relief in the eighth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee fans celebrate as a Dodgers fan comes up with the home-run ball hit by Orlando Arcia #3 of the Milwaukee Brewers as Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after the two-run shot in the seventh inning in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Orlando Arcia #3 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates with Erik Kratz #15 after his two-run home run in the seventh inning off of starting pitcher Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Orlando Arcia #3 of the Milwaukee Brewers rounds the bases past starting pitcher Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after his two-run home run in the seventh inning during Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers can’t make the catch on this seventh inning him run by Orlando Arcia #3 of the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Fans show their love for Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers after he made a catch in the outfield against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is out at first to end the first inning as Jesus Aguilar #24 of the Milwaukee Brewers makes the catch in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)A military plane flies over fans before the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Fans cheer before the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)The Los Angeles Dodgers are introduced before taking on the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodger fans listen to the National Anthem before the start of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, October 15, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp reacts after striking out to end the eighth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)in the xxx inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Hernan Perez is caught stealing second by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers’ Hernan Perez is caught stealing second by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner gets a single in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Travis Shaw falls into the stands while chasing a pop fly in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado pumps up the crowd after hitting a double in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger slams his bat down after flying out in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger slams his bat down after flying out in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger slams his bat down after flying out in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal slams his bat to the ground after striking out in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Danny Lehmann strikes out to end the game in the ninth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig can’t reach a 2-run homer hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia in the seventh inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 69Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig can’t reach a 2-run homer hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia in the seventh inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)Expand Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Fire blocks highway on Mason City’s north side

first_imgMASON CITY — Firefighters are battling a blaze on Mason City’s north side this morning, which is also blocking off traffic on US Highway 65.Firefighters were called around 4 o’clock this morning to Young Construction at 16th and North Federal. Smoke was billowing from the building shortly before 5 o’clock. No other details about the fire are available at this time.US Highway 65 is blocked off between 14th and 17th Streets North.last_img