Lincoln Riley Called Out For What He Told 5-Star QB Recruit

first_imgoklahoma head coach lincoln riley at the orange bowlMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley is getting called out for what he reportedly told a five-star quarterback recruit about transfer QBs.Riley allegedly told Oklahoma five-star quarterback recruit Spencer Rattler that he wasn’t going to be taking any major QB recruits back in December.“Coach Riley told me he’s not taking a transfer quarterback anytime soon,” five-star quarterback Spencer Rattler reportedly said.#Oklahoma QB signee Spencer Rattler says “Coach Riley told me he’s not taking a transfer quarterback anytime soon.” @BrandonDrumm247— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) December 31, 2018Fast forward a couple of weeks and Riley has in fact taken a major quarterback recruit.Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has committed to Oklahoma.Dec. 31: Five-star Oklahoma QB signee Spencer Rattler: “Coach Riley told me he’s not taking a transfer quarterback anytime soon,” per @SWiltfong247Jan. 16: Jalen Hurts announces transfer to Oklahoma— Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) January 16, 2019Rattler, though, doesn’t seem to be bothered by this. He’ll be a true freshman in 2019 and Hurts has just one season of eligibility remaining.The five-star quarterback isn’t backing down from a quarterback competition, either.“I love it. Jalen is a great player and I’m excited to get to play with him. It’ll be great competition for sure.””I love it. Jalen is a great player and I’m excited to get to play with him. It’ll be great competition for sure.” – @SpencerRattler is all aboard #Sooners landing @JalenHurts.— Josh McCuistion (@JLMcCuistion) January 16, 2019It would be pretty stunning if Hurts doesn’t start at Oklahoma in 2019, but Rattler could be the guy moving forward in 2020.Oklahoma is expected to contend for another Big 12 championship and College Football Playoff spot next season.last_img read more

UN human rights chief says dysfunctional judiciary impeding Liberias rights progress

The country had seen the total collapse of its state institutions and now institution-building and attitudinal changes were the biggest challenges, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Louise Arbour said at the end of a four-day visit, before she left for Sierra Leone.The issue of corruption was raised at virtually every meeting she had with Government, national and international stakeholders in Liberia, she said.”Parallel to combating corruption and displacing the culture of impunity, I think it is also very important to ensure that there are incentives to support integrity … to reinforce the view that power is about responsibility, not about personal rewards,” she added. “Fighting impunity and rewarding integrity is, therefore, key to reconstruction and to building donors’ confidence.”The weakest link in the process of fighting impunity was a dysfunctional justice sector, she emphasized. “Human rights and the rule of law are a precondition to peace and security,” she said.Ms. Arbour said some of the credit for the progress made since peace was established in 2003 went to the Economic Commission for West African States (ECOWAS) and the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), “but for the most part I think it goes to Liberians themselves who have demonstrated enormous resilience in their determination to live in peace.”She commended the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Independent National Commission on Human Rights.During her visit Ms. Arbour met with the National Transitional Government of Liberia’s Chairman Charles Gyude Bryant, the Minister of Justice, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Chairman of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights and senior UNMIL officials, among others.She also met with ex-combatants occupying a rubber plantation and visited the detention centre in Tubmanburg, Bomi County. read more