Drought-Stricken Fields May Not Show Accurate Nutrient Availability Through Soil Tests

first_imgHome News Feed Drought-Stricken Fields May Not Show Accurate Nutrient Availability Through Soil Tests Drought-Stricken Fields May Not Show Accurate Nutrient Availability Through Soil Tests SHARE SHARE DuPont Pioneer Agronomy experts say fields tested in drought-stricken areas may have plenty of nutrients waiting to move back into the soil – despite some soil tests showing low potassium levels. DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Research Manager Andy Heggenstaller says potassium is quite safe in plant residues – so growers shouldn’t be alarmed if soil test levels of the nutrient are lower than expected – but he warns more nutrients will be released into the soil with precipitation. Since there was little rain during the 2012 season – potassium absorbed by corn plants during that time hasn’t been released into the soil from deteriorating corn stalks – and in a drought – the nutrient can get stuck between clay layers and until water moves through the soil.Heggenstaller says some growers may think it’s best to wait and sample soil in the spring – but he cautions against spring sampling unless farmers normally do so because they would be comparing apples and oranges. He say farmers can count on crop removal rates and previous years’ soil tests as a guide to estimate their potassium needs for the coming year – multiplying the field’s harvested bushels by point-three-pounds of potassium removed per bushel of corn or 1.5-pounds removed per bushel of soybean. Still – Heggenstaller recommends producers test soils this year to help in determining future fertilizer needs. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Oct 30, 2012 Previous articleNew Calculator Helps Farmers Determine Costs, Benefits of Switching to Energy CropsNext articleAggressive Palmer Amaranth Found in Northern Indiana Gary Truittlast_img read more

Authorities block access to independent journalist’s website

first_img Receive email alerts May 11, 2021 Find out more UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia News July 5, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities block access to independent journalist’s website More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption Independent journalist Serguei Ejkov’s website has been inaccessible within Uzbekistan since 26 June, probably at the government’s behest, Reporters Without Borders said today. Access to many other opposition sites is blocked in this country, which the organisation regards as one of 15 Internet enemies.“This country is ruled with an iron hand by President Islam Karimov, only a few websites still manage to publish independent information critical of the government, and the Internet blacklist is getting longer and longer,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We hope this censorship will not discourage local journalists and bloggers as it is still possible to get round the filtering mechanisms put in place by governments,” the press freedom organisation added. A former contributor to Pravda Vostoka, a newspaper controlled by prime minister’s office, Ejkov is one of the very few journalists to be openly critical of the government. He launched his Russian-language site, www.uzmetronom.com, in April. Its blocking was “the traditional reaction of the authorities to viewpoints that stray from official discourse,” he said.The site has a “government” section that covers the activities of the administration and parliament, and a “crime” section that criticises judicial errors. Regardless of their Internet Service Provider, people who try to access the site from within Uzbekistan get a “page not found” error message.Since last November, all of the local ISPs have had to be hooked up to the network operated by the state-owned Uzbektelecom, which makes it easier to establish blacklists. Many other websites are blocked, including www.fergana.ru (a news site), www.freeuz.org (a site operated by the local press freedom group Freeuz) and www.ozodovoz.org (run by the NGO Free Word). Some of the pages on the www.centrasia.org news site are also blocked.For information about ways to get round censorship, consult the Reporters Without Borders Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents (in Russian).————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia News Follow the news on Uzbekistan Help by sharing this information News February 11, 2021 Find out more Independent journalist Serguei Ejkov’s website has been inaccessible within Uzbekistan since 26 June, probably at the government’s behest, Reporters Without Borders said today. Access to many other opposition sites is blocked in this country, which the organisation regards as one of 15 Internet enemies. to go further News Organisation RSF_en Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council October 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Suspicious object discovered outside Derry house

first_img Facebook Police are appealing for information following the discovery of a suspicious object outside a house in the Hollymount Park area of Derry this morning, Saturday 02 March.It was reported to Police shortly after 8.15am and a number of homes were evacuated while ATO examined the object which was later declared to be a crude viable explosive device.Police would ask anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any information to contact Detectives at Strand Road CID on 0845 600 8000. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously By News Highland – March 2, 2013 Twitter Twitter Google+ Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Facebook Newscenter_img WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleEvents planned for Donegal as part of Irish Language Week 2013Next articleState of Donegal property market revealed as 25k Letterkenny flat fails to sell News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Suspicious object discovered outside Derry house Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

Durban reels in its biggest fish

first_imgThe MSC Sola is the largest container ship in the world, and its docking in Durban was made possible by re-development at the harbour. A typical tug boat can be seen off the coast of Durban. Tugs are useful to port operators as they help direct the ships to their berthing posts. Containers being offloaded at one of the terminals at Durban. Containers handled at Durban represented 67,4% of the total number of containers handled at South African ports in the 2008/09 financial year. An aerial view of the port of Durban.(Images: TNPA Facebook page)MEDIA CONTACTS • Lunga Ngcobo GM: Corporate Affairs TNPA+27 11 351 90130RELATED ARTICLES• SA women marine pilots make history• Maritime cooperation for growth• SA maritime industry set to grow• SA harbour chief makes world historyValencia TalaneAfrica’s busiest and largest port, Durban, saw a lot of firsts on Thursday 5 July. The largest container ship ever to dock at a South African port, the MSC Sola, was ushered in by an all-female crew that included a marine pilot and, for the first time, four tug masters.The operation was originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday afternoon, upon Sola’s arrival, but was delayed because of what Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) referred to as ‘safety considerations’ in a statement released on Thursday morning.Ladies in chargeBongiwe Mbambo (30) was the lady in charge of the massive exercise. She received her marine pilot open license in 2011, along with colleagues Precious Dube and Pinky Zungu, and thus the trio joined the only other two female marine pilots in South Africa.To assist with the exercise, four tugs were used to navigate the vessel, and these were all operated by female tug masters. This was the first time this number of tugs had ever been used, an indication of the sheer size of the ship.Mbambo was transported to the deck by helicopter, where she guided the captain to berth 105 at New Pier.Asked by Durban’s Mercury newspaper how she felt about making history, she said: “It is exciting, as a woman, to be given a chance to do this maiden voyage. I hope it encourages other women.”Developing the portThe whole operation would not have been possible prior to 2010, when a R2.9-billion (US$357 941) expansion project that was overseen by state-owned TNPA saw the port’s entrance channel widened and deepened to enable plus-size vessels such as the Sola through.The ship, which belongs to the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), was built in 2008 and measures over 300m in length and 45m in width, more than the length of three and a half rugby fields. She carries cargo with a gross tonnage of 131 771 and a slot capacity of 11 660 TEUs (the equivalent of a 20-foot container). Sola came in from the Far East via Port Louis in Mauritius.Having an open license means that Mbambo can navigate ships of any size and type into the port, the entrance channel of which is now 222m wide at its narrowest point.It also measures 19m in depth in the outer entrance, and rises to 16.5m draught in the inner channel.“The introduction of these vessels to our waters indicates the confidence shipping lines such as the MSC has in our ability to operate in an environment that is effective, safe and efficient,” said TNPA CEO Tau Morwe.““With the ever-increasing number of large vessels visiting our ports, we are ideally positioned as a leading trans-shipment point between the emerging markets of the eastern and western seaboards.”Morwe also mentioned that to ensure that the country remains competitive and well ahead of demand, the NPA needs to increase the port handling facility by more than 50% over the next seven years. By doing so, container capacity will increase from approximately 2.7-million TEUs annually to more than five-million TEUs.The role of ports in the regionThe Southern African region relies heavily on the healthy state of its ports because they play a big role in the economies of its countries, all the while providing transportation value for the landlocked countries of the Southern African Development Community.Approximately 95% of all trade to the region passes through its ports and those of East Africa, providing a vital link in the logistic chain that binds southern Africa together. If one port experiences any sort of delay or interruption, the effect is often felt across the entire region.At the recent Africa Ports and Harbour Show held in Johannesburg, Morwe asserted that regional port organisations need to get together as a bloc to boost development and cooperation. He also alluded to the fact that shipping companies are manufacturing bigger vessels, and the pressure was on to develop ports and harbours that can keep up with the trend.Transnet Port Terminals CEO Karl Socikwa, who attended the same function, had good news to share about his division’s plans for Durban going forward.“Durban’s Pier Two will take delivery of seven new tandem-lift ship-to-shore cranes,” said Socikwa. This is a continental first and allows for the simultaneous lifting of two 12-metre containers or four six-metre containers.The Maydon Wharf terminal, also in Durban, is scheduled for new container handling equipment such as mobile cranes.last_img read more

Kontron: 40 Gigabit Ethernet switch for use in harsh environments

first_img Continue Reading Previous Farnell stocking accessories for micro:bit, Arduino and Raspberry PiNext DATA MODUL presents ultra-flat 10.1 inch Panel PC Kontron announces the CP6940, a 1/10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switch for CompactPCI and VME embedded systems. The CP6940, which has been specifically optimized for multicast applications, is designed for long-term programs and use in harsh environments and in an extended temperature range from -40 to +85°C. It is ideally suited for multi-CPU high-performance servers in the aerospace or defense sector as well as for communication networks of all types. Moreover, it is produced in Europe.The CP6940 design relies on Broadcom’s highly integrated single-chip switch technology and an additional high-performance QorIQ microcontroller. This enables higher throughput in multicast traffic through faster data routing setup and significantly higher protocol processing performance. The CP6940 supports QSFP+ modules for high-performance network connections via 2x40G or 8x10G ports, as well as SFP+ modules for different transfer rates of 1, 2.5, 5 and 10GBase-x. The cost-optimized Value version supports Layer 2 for standard environments.The switch complies with the two conformity standards PICMG 2.16 for CompactPCI and VITA31.1 for VME. It works non-blocking and offers Layer 2 and 3 functionality with fully developed management. Features such as Hot Swap, Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), SNMP protocol and integrated test options make administration, monitoring and maintenance simple and time-saving. The rich feature set includes support for IPv4/IPv6 forwarding and multicast, routing, switching, quality of service, VLANs, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP, RSTP, MSTP), time synchronization via 802.1AS and access control. The switch can be upgraded to a Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) switch with the corresponding software.CP6940 variants are largely backward compatible to CP6930 and CP6924. They can be ordered immediately and first units will be available within this year.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Madrid move up to third with win at Leganes

first_imgLeganes 1 Real Madrid 3: Casemiro inspires comeback for Zidane’s men Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 03:40 22/2/2018 LucasVazquez - cropped Getty Images Casemiro made one and scored another before Sergio Ramos wrapped up a hard-earned victory for Real Madrid at Leganes from the penalty spot. Real Madrid overcame an early blow and were made to toil after half-time for a 3-1 LaLiga win at Leganes.The victory moves Zinedine Zidane’s reigning champions up to third in the table above Valencia, although the hosts struck first as defender Unai Bustinza claimed his first senior goal.Cristiano Ronaldo was given the night off by Zidane and, with Gareth Bale starting on the bench, Casemiro assumed the unlikely role of being Madrid’s creative driving force. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The Brazilian midfielder created the 11th-minute equaliser as Spain winger Lucas Vazquez continued his impressive recent form and converted a glorious winner before the half hour.Madrid shipped three goals in Sunday’s win at Real Betis but Zidane was grateful to see Sergio Ramos marshalling a more robust backline as 13th-placed Leganes probed without reward during the second period, and the Madrid captain made sure of victory by coolly dispatching a penalty in the final minute.The European champions are still seven points shy of Atletico Madrid in second and 14 behind leaders Barcelona.1 – Casemiro has both scored and assisted in a same game for Real Madrid for the first time ever in all competitions. Crucial. pic.twitter.com/meLBxRRyaN— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 21, 2018Despite the likes of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Marcelo being out through injury, Zidane still elected to rest Ronaldo and first-choice goalkeeper Keylor Navas.Madrid made a lackadaisical start and Navas’ replacement Kiko Casilla was picking the ball out of his net in the sixth minute.Gabriel Pires flicked on a left-wing corner at the near post and, after seeing his initial attempt saved, Bustinza flung himself towards the ball, taking Theo Hernandez’s clearance on the top of his head to net an unusual diving header.Madrid’s response was impressively swift, with Casemiro intercepting a poor clearance and feeding Karim Benzema before improvising a flick from Mateo Kovacic’s pass that allowed Lucas to clip a precise finish across Ivan Cuellar.Casemiro was again at the heart of things when Madrid took a 29th-minute lead – this time providing the finishing touch himself after exchanging passes with Benzema and accepting Lucas’ assist to crown a glorious one-touch move.Madrid were comfortably on top as the half wound down, with Benzema almost heading a third from Lucas’ cross.Leganes impressively got themselves back on the front foot during the early stages of the second half – Asier Garitano’s double switch, sending on Ruben Perez and Martin Mantovani in place of Dimitrios Siovas and Gerard Gumbau, rewarded with a spirited showing.Tito slotted a pass down the Madrid left to Nabil El Zhar and Claudio Beauvue got on the end of his low cross to force a point-blank stop from Casilla.El Zhar had a penalty claim following an untidy challenge from Kovacic rejected – the infringement did appear to take place fractionally outside the area – and Madrid continued to do more work in their own half than they would have liked.Bale came on 15 minutes from time, curtailing an industrious and accomplished display from the much-maligned Benzema.The Wales international almost picked out the bottom corner after springing the offside trap, but it was Ramos who grasped the ball and made no mistake when Diego Rico bundled Kovacic to the floor. Key Opta facts: – Casemiro has both scored and assisted in a same game for Real Madrid for the first time in all competitions.- Lucas Vazquez is the player with most assists in LaLiga in 2018 (five), alongside Lionel Messi.- Only Cristiano Ronaldo (10 goals and 2 assists) has been involved in more goals for Real Madrid than Lucas Vazquez (4 goals, 6 assists) in 2018 in all competitions.- Real Madrid have taken more penalties than any other LaLiga side this season in all competitions (12, 11 scored).- Sergio Ramos has scored in three consecutive LaLiga away games (three goals) for the second time, the first since September-Octtober 2007.- Real Madrid conceded their fastest goal in LaLiga this season (five minutes and four seconds).  read morelast_img read more

Report: PSG 3 Marseille 0

first_imgParis Saint-Germain 3 Marseille 0: Di Maria at the double as holders put Neymar injury aside Nicholas McGee Last updated 1 year ago 06:02 1/3/2018 DiMaria-Cropped AFP Hit by the news of Neymar’s impending surgery on Wednesday, PSG cruised into the last four of the Coupe de France by beating Marseille. Paris Saint-Germain put the disappointment of Neymar’s foot surgery to one side to thump rivals Marseille 3-0 and reach the semi-finals of the Coupe de France.The Ligue 1 leaders announced on Wednesday that the world’s most expensive player will miss next week’s second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Real Madrid, which they trail 3-1, after the decision was made for him to have surgery on a cracked metatarsal.While Neymar’s prolonged absence may prove fatal to their Champions League hopes, PSG reaffirmed that it will have little impact on their domestic success as Angel Di Maria’s double saw them into a fourth successive Coupe de France semi-final. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Di Maria settled the contest with a pair of deflected strikes, the first a vicious shot from outside the box, either side of half-time.Deserved gloss to the scoreline was added courtesy of a wonderful team move finished off by Edinson Cavani, as Marseille again suffered at PSG’s hands having lost by the same scoreline in the weekend’s Ligue 1 meeting, where Neymar suffered his injury.The win keeps PSG firmly on course for a domestic treble and they will be one of just two top-flight teams in the last four after shock triumphs for third-tier Chambly and Les Herbiers, while a free-flowing second-half showing will perhaps give Unai Emery added hope they can fight back against Madrid even without their world-record signing.6 – Angel Di Maria has scored six goals in his last four starts with @PSG_English in all competitions. Revitalized.— OptaJean (@OptaJean) February 28, 2018PSG started very brightly and, after Yuri Berchiche had an effort beaten away by Steve Mandanda, Cavani wasted a gilt-edged chance to give them the lead.The Uruguay international met Di Maria’s pull back after the Argentina winger was sent clear down the left, but he only succeeded in fizzing a shot over the bar.Aymen Abdennour was then fortunate not to concede a penalty when the Marseille centre-back appeared to handle in the area.Most of the pressing was unsurprisingly done by PSG, but Marseille remained dangerous on the counter-attack and Florian Thauvin curled an effort well over the crossbar.Di Maria then showed Thauvin how it should be done as he bent one towards goal from the edge of the area, only to be denied by a brilliant diving save from Mandanda.But Mandanda could not replicate the same heroics on the stroke of half-time, the Marseille goalkeeper beaten as Di Maria unleashed a fierce half-volley that took a slight deflection off Adil Rami and flew into the bottom-left corner.Javier Pastore replaced Kylian Mbappe ahead of the restart and three minutes into the second half Di Maria effectively put the tie to bed – but in far less spectacular fashion.Marseille failed to deal with Yuri’s cross from the left, which eventually fell to Di Maria, and his side-foot effort deflected off Hiroki Saki and under Mandanda.Di Maria then lashed narrowly wide from long range and Julian Draxler went agonisingly close to scoring one of the goals of the season as his bicycle kick from Marco Verratti’s lofted pass was only just off target.A stunning reflex save saw Mandanda keep out Pastore’s diving header, but the final flourish came in style as Draxler nodded a Verratti chip down for Cavani to fire into the bottom-right corner in an illustration of the kind of football they will need to produce to deliver a Champions League turnaround next week.FULL TIME: See you in the @coupedefrance semifinal ! #AllezParis! #PSGOM pic.twitter.com/g7u73AeC8b— PSG English (@PSG_English) February 28, 2018 read morelast_img read more

Who is John Motson?

first_imgPremier League Who is John Motson? The BBC football commentator ahead of his final live commentary Harry Sherlock 19:25 9/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) John Motson Getty Premier League Arsenal Arsenal v Watford Watford The legendary broadcaster will step into the commentary booth during Arsenal’s clash with Watford, for his final live broadcast John Motson is set to call time on his esteemed live commentary career on Sunday March 11.The legendary 72-year-old has been the voice of football for many throughout the last half-century.Motson has been a commentator for the past 48 years and, while he will continue to feature on Match of the Day for the rest of the campaign, this Sunday will mark his final live commentary. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Who is John Motson?Motson is a commentator and football broadcaster, and has been working with the BBC since 1968.Born in 1945, to a Methodist minister, Motson went to school in Bury St Edmunds at Culford, where football was seen as secondary to the likes of rugby and cricket.Motson’s career began in 1963 and he began working for the Sheffield Morning Telegraph four years later, whereupon he began covering football.He has a son, Frederick, who was born in 1986, and is married to Anne. He also has an OBE.When was his first football commentary?Motson began work in the commentary booth in 1969, covering an encounter between Everton and Derby County.He has since covered 10 World Cups, and 29 FA Cup finals, along with over 200 England matches.His most famous commentary remains Newcastle United’s FA Cup defeat by Hereford United in 1972.Assigned the game as a young commentator, with the expectation of it being a five-minute highlights segment between Match of the Day’s two main games, Motson witnessed a brilliant comeback, as Hereford recorded a 2-1 victory, thanks to Ronnie Radford’s long-range strike, and it became the lead of the show.Who does John Motson support?Motson is a Barnet fan.In January, the commentator explained his fandom in an interview with the Daily Mail.”I’m a long-time Barnet FC fan,” he said. “My first job in journalism was on the weekly Barnet Press and they play only half an hour’s drive from where I now live.”My son Fred got me this set of Russian-style dolls, painted in Barnet’s colours, after spotting them in a shop in Prague, of all places.”John Motson’s coatMotson is well-known for his famous sheepskin coat!Covering a game between Wycombe Wanderers and Peterborough United, a sudden snow storm saw the game called off, with Motty recording a piece to camera explaining the change in weather conditions, all wrapped up in his coat.He explains in his autobiography: “A shock result seemed quite a possibility when I left home in bright sunshine that morning, preparing to interview Martin O’Neill for Football Focus. As I turned off the M40 in the Thames Valley and started my descent down the hill that leads to Wycombe’s ground, it started to snow.”So heavily, that within five minutes there was a covering on the road. But that was nothing compared with the Adams Park pitch half an hour later. It was in three or four inches of snow and the referee took one look and postponed the game.”Grandstand told me to forget the interview with O’Neill, and record a piece to camera explaining the sudden change in weather conditions.”Famous John Motson quotesMotty is well-known for his one-liners.”Here’s Gascoigne. Oh brilliant! Oh yes! Oh yes!” – Euro 1996, as England beat Scotland at Wembley and Paul Gascoigne scored a wonder goal. “For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs are in the all-yellow strip.” – Something of a gaffe!”The Crazy Gang have beaten the Culture Club.” – Wimbledon beat Liverpool in the 1988 FA Cup final.”The World Cup is a truly international event.” – Stating the obvious.”And Seaman, just like a falling oak, manages to change direction.” – David Seaman defies the laws of physics”Nearly all the Brazilian supporters are wearing yellow shirts. It’s a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour.” – In his own inimitable style. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Mike Gundy Has a Plan in Place for OSU’s QBs, but He’s Not Sharing It

first_imgOklahoma State’s football season starts in less than a week and we still don’t know who will take the first snap, but Mike Gundy does.For months we’ve tried to grasp at and glean anything we could from what coaches and players had to say about the two quarterbacks in question, but the answers we’ve gotten have mostly been filtered coach speak. We’ve heard stuff like “both guys are really getting after it” or “I’d be fine catching passes from either one.”Even the quarterbacks themselves — that one time they were allowed to speak with the media — toed the company line. Sanders said, “Whether I’m out there or Dru (Brown) is out there, I just want to see this team be great.”Gundy runs a tight ship.But all will soon be revealed, even if it’s not set in stone.“We’ve got a good plan in place,” Gundy said on Friday. “I’m not trying to hide anything, but I’m not gonna talk about it now. I’m just gonna be up front.“We have a plan in place now that I think that Sean [Gleeson] and I are really comfortable with, but that’s not something I want to talk about now.”The ink may be dry on Chapter 1, but it sounds like Gundy is going to let this story write itself. He recently said that once either Sanders or Brown had won the job, he would publicly name the starter. So that “plan” appears to be to let the two decide things on the field.The situation conjures up memories of the tight race between Clint Chelf and J.W. Walsh who each took turns with Wes Lunt in 2012 and then entered fall camp in 2013 neck-and-neck.“The last time that we were in this situation was with Chelf and J-Dub, that we were in this situation,” said Gundy. “I think both of these guys are further ahead than where those guys were at that time. Now they ended up playing really well but both these guys are pretty comfortable with where they’re at.”That’s pretty high praise Sanders and Brown considering the former hasn’t actually seen the field in college.Chelf came into his senior season with 18 games under his belt and having thrown for over 2,000 yards in three season, and Walsh played in 10 games, threw for over 1,500 yards and scored 20 total TDs as a freshman the year before. The two co-captained OSU to a 10 win season in 2013, so they also leave a couple pairs of pretty big shoes to fill.Any QB battle that goes this far into camp puts you in the unenviable situation of having to split up repetitions instead of giving the lion’s share to your settled starter.“You’ll never get enough reps for the starter when two guys are sharing time,” said Gundy. “That’s the issue you have. There’s no secret there. You can’t just put more plays in because the five offense linemen only have so many reps in their bodies.“So what we do is we just run the same plays with the 1s and the 2s, and then if they run this list of plays and the next guy runs this list of plays and so it becomes the same. It’s just not with the first offensive line and the group of receivers.”More than anything, Gundy appears pleased with the way the two have handled what could otherwise be a contentious battle.“There’s no question both of them want to be the starter, and I’m guessing that they would both like to be the full-time starter,” Gundy said. “So, there’s always going to be some edge in the competition there, but it hasn’t become a distraction. And I actually think it has become positive in their learning experience.“Other than that, I haven’t been around them enough to know. So that’s the part that I appreciate with them is that they can compete and also work together to improve.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more