CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Pinterest By Photos public domain [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons If you’re behind on your rent, you’ve been shielded from eviction by an executive order since the start of the pandemic. That order will expire Friday.Governor Holcomb has added federal aid money to a state rental assistance fund for people having trouble making their payments because the pandemic took a bite out of their paychecks. It’s now a 40-million-dollar fund for everyone except Marion County, which set up its own program.Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana executive director Amy Nelson says she’s concerned the state is ending the eviction moratorium too soon. She says the assistance programs, funded by the federal pandemic-relief CARES Act, just got started a month ago, and it’s unclear how many of the 41-thousand applications have been fully processed. Marion County suspended new applications for its program after a deluge of requests beyond the 10-thousand it budgeted for.The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority says nearly half the applications statewide are from Lake, Saint Joseph, Allen, Tippecanoe and Vanderburgh Counties.The Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Bar Foundation are working on a program to help landlords and tenants settle out of court, with the potential to keep the lease going. Nelson says she’s waiting to see the deatils of that program. But she predicts legal aid organizations will be overwhelmed by people needing help with eviction cases. She says she’d like to see the state put a single point person in charge overseeing pandemic-related housing issues.Nelson says predicting how many evictions will be sought when the moratorium is lifted is “uncharted territory.” But she warns even if you don’t end up losing your home, having an eviction case filed against you can mar your credit history and make it harder to get a lease for years afterward.One of President Trump’s executive orders over the weekend imposes a federal ban on evictions and foreclosures, but that only applies to public housing and buildings with federal mortgages. That’s about a quarter of rentals nationwide. Twitter Rent moratorium to expire on Friday in Indiana By Network Indiana – August 10, 2020 0 371 Facebook Google+ Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleBanks’ bill would make police qualified immunity a lawNext articlePolice in Cass County rescue man from burning pick-up truck Network Indiana
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA – Patrick Willis was just 29 when he played his final snap as an iconic 49ers linebacker. He can’t fathom what Tom Brady is doing at age 41, much less Brady’s goal to play until he’s 45.“To me, that’s crazy,” Willis said Tuesday in an exclusive phone interview with this news organization. “Mentally, when I finished, I felt so old and tired. How can guys play forever like that, all those years?”Brady, 41, …
LATEST STORIES Read Next Japan eyes payback vs Gilas CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Generika-Ayala trounced Victoria Sports-UST, 25-16, 25-19, 25-23, Tuesday night for its third win in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.Import Katarina Pilepec banged in 22 points for the Lifesavers, who are in the middle of the road at 3-4.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cortez scored nine points for the Lifesavers as she took most of the playing time from import Darlene Ramdin. Ramdin finished with six points.But the Tigresses managed to put up a decent fight, especially in the last set when veteran Dimdim Pacres, who finished with 10 markers, kept UST in the match. PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Chloe Cortez found herself in a bittersweet moment as the former Tigress delivered the killer blows against UST, which is still winless in five matches.“It was exciting to see my former teammates on the opposite side of the court,” said Cortez. “I’d like to see how they have improved from when I was still playing for the school.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Tigresses are looking to sharpen their form for the coming UAAP season, hoping to duplicate their Final Four finish last time around.The Lifesavers gamely gave them a much-needed schooling, out-attacking the Tigresses, 40-30. They also stymied their offense with six blocks—two of them coming from Cortez. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Neymar Revealed: Neymar’s giant Ballon d’Or rewards in lucrative Nike contract Goal Last updated 1 year ago 17:29 3/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Neymar PSG Troyes v PSG Troyes Ligue 1 WTF The Brazil ace has to play for his country to ensure he earns the maximum amount from a sponsorship deal that runs until at least 2022 Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar stands to receive a whopping figure from his Nike sponsorship deal should he scoop the Ballon d’Or, according to documents obtained and published by UOL Esporte.The 26-year-old attacker, who made a world-record move from Barcelona to PSG for €222 million last August, receives a net salary of around €40m per year but adds to that annually thanks to a lucrative contract with the sportswear company.Neymar signed the deal in 2011, with the agreement put in place stretching through until 2022, although Nike can take out an option to extend it for two further years. 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 Just how much extra Neymar receives depends on his performance on the field – and the club he is at. The deal divides teams into four categories (A, B, C, D) depending on their standing in the game. Although these have been subject to review, when the deal was signed in 2011, the category ‘A’ clubs were Chelsea, Milan, Manchester United, Arsenal, Juventus, Bayern, Inter, Barcelona and Real Madrid.That, however, was just as QSI’s investment in PSG was beginning, and while it is unclear which band the Ligue 1 leaders currently falls into, the strength of their marketing power may well have them among the elite now.A category B club, meanwhile, is a team that has qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League in three of the previous five seasons – a requirement that PSG will match even if they exit the competition against Real Madrid on Tuesday after losing 3-1 in the first leg.Neymar, of course, will not be able to help his side in that fixture, having suffered a broken bone in his foot that could keep him sidelined for the remainder of the Ligue 1 season . The injury was described by Brazil fitness coach Fabio Mahseredjian as potentially a “good thing” for the country’s World Cup aspirations in the summer, and should Neymar lift that trophy, he will earn $50,000. Should he be named the best player or finish as top scorer at Russia 2018, however, he will pocket $200,000.The real money, however, is in winning the Ballon d’Or. Should Neymar pick up the individual prize one, he will receive a $1m bonus, but on the second occasion he wins it, that bonus will double. Indeed, Nike has agreed that the prime on the attacker scooping that prize should go up by $1m for each time he wins it, until the fourth occasion. Thereafter, he will be awarded $4m for each subsequent success.Playing with Brazil, however, is an essential requirement of the deal. Should he play over 70 per cent of the national team’s matches, he will receive the bonuses in full, but between 30-70% his remuneration would be cut to 70%. If he were to play in less than 30% of Brazil’s matches in a year, he would receive only 30%.
Premier League Cech and Koscielny must follow Wenger out of Arsenal door after another defensive shambles Chris Wheatley Arsenal correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 23:59 4/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Getty Images Premier League Arsenal Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal Brighton & Hove Albion Arsene Wenger’s flawed system is failing Arsenal but there are certain players who should head for the Emirates exit door this summer Just when Arsene Wenger thought it couldn’t get any worse, Premier League strugglers Brighton were on hand to inflict even more suffering as the Gunners fell to their third straight defeat in all competitions.It took just seven minutes for Arsenal to go behind against Brighton in their Premier League match on Sunday afternoon. Lewis Dunk finished off a goalmouth scramble after goalkeeper Petr Cech was beaten to the ball by Shane Duffy for what was Brighton’s first league goal from a corner all season.The second goal came on 26 minutes when Laurent Koscielny gave the ball away and Glen Murray was on hand to head in a cross from Pascal Gross. Brighton could and should have added to Arsenal’s woes in the first half by putting the game out of reach but Chris Hughton’s side spurned several clear-cut chances to give Wenger’s below-par team a hope of getting back into the game. 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 Three away wins in 15 games would be enough to get most top-level managers the sack and the likelihood of Wenger leaving Arsenal after 20 years is becoming more and more likely with each defeat. Former Gunners striker Alan Smith pondered in his commentary for Sky Sports whether majority shareholder and owner Stan Kroenke was watching the game, branding this Arsenal team the “worst” he’s seen for years. “The discontentment won’t go until there’s a new manager.”Kroenke’s son Josh, who is currently in London on a three month review of matters at Arsenal, was not believed to have been present at the AMEX for another dismal defeat, but he is the man who will have a key influence in picking Wenger’s successor and deciding whether the Frenchman’s contract – which expires in the summer of 2019 – should come to an end sooner than next year.Arsenal were toothless in the first half and the system Wenger has deployed this season clearly isn’t working. The 4-2-3-1 formation is providing no width due to the absence of natural wingers.The reliance on the full-backs to get forward means that opposition teams can exploit the space behind them – as Brighton did on Sunday to Calum Chambers and Sead Kolasinac – which subsequently places more pressure on the central defenders and the man screening the back four, Granit Xhaka.When your £35 million deep-lying playmaker is forced to cover for the rampaging full-backs, the problems at hand are there for everyone in the Premier League to see.While the system is flawed, that’s not to say there aren’t individuals in the current Arsenal team who need replacing. Petr Cech hasn’t kept a clean sheet in his last 11 matches and the ageing Laurent Koscielny, who hit the post shortly before half time, lacks vocal leadership and an assertiveness which he hasn’t had since his partnership with club captain Per Mertesacker was broken up a couple of seasons ago.Only winning the Europa League can save Arsenal’s season now but few would give them much hope of that. Indeed, on Thursday they face what looks like a thankless task against a Gennaro Gattuso-inspired AC Milan side who are unbeaten in 13 games. It really does go from bad to worse for Wenger and every Arsenal fan. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Manchester United Vidic reveals reason behind Smalling & Jones struggles at Manchester United Harry Sherlock 20:16 9/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Manchester United Premier League The Serbian believes that the two current Man Utd defenders’ development was halted by not having experienced mentors alongside them Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand’s injury problems held back the development of current Manchester United defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, according to the Serbian defender.Ferdinand and Vidic forged a fearsome partnership at Old Trafford between 2006 and 2014, winning five Premier League titles, three League Cups, the Champions League and the Club World Cup.Smalling and Jones were signed by Sir Alex Ferguson as long-term successors to the exceptional duo, at the ages of 20 and 19 respectively. 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 However, Ferdinand and Vidic struggled for game time in Ferguson’s twilight years, with the Englishman dealing with back issues and Vidic suffering a serious cruciate ligament injury in 2011.Jones and Smalling were thus left without a mentor alongside them at Old Trafford, and Vidic – the last United captain to win the Premier League – has expressed regret at his inability to guide their development.”It didn’t help them [Smalling and Jones] because they didn’t have a more experienced player to pick their brain when they played,” Vidic said, per ESPN. “It’s not just about playing together with an experienced player.”If Phil Jones is 24 and playing alongside someone who is 34, the player who is 34 years old is using his brain more than the 24-year-old.”To rise, he needs to be encouraged a bit and made to feel comfortable in his shoes.”If you lose that belief and think: ‘Should I be here, or here, or be here, then it’s difficult to play.”So that didn’t help them. Even if they do something bad, you say: ‘OK, he’s 24 but where was I to help him?”Vidic moved to Inter in 2014, before eventually retiring in 2016, while Ferdinand spent a season at QPR prior to his retirement in 2015. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
MLS Record-breaking crowd sees Atlanta United get back on track with win over D.C. United Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 05:16 12/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) John David Mercer MLS Atlanta United v DC United Atlanta United DC United Josef Martinez, Miguel Almiron and Hector Villalba scored as the Five Stripes helped banish memories of last week’s loss at Houston Atlanta United bounced back from an opening-day humiliation in a big way against D.C. United on Sunday. In front of an MLS single-game record crowd of 72,035, Atlanta cruised past DCU in a 3-1 win at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s side is expected to be a MLS Cup contender in 2018, but its season started out last weekend with a humbling 4-0 loss at the Houston Dynamo. 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 But Sunday never looked like it would be a repeat of last weekend, and Josef Martinez opening the scoring 24 minutes in from a Hector Villalba assist. [email protected]! @ATLUTD strikes first and it is LOUD. That’s his 20th career MLS goal. #ATLvDC https://t.co/KjpFUmrbRn— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 11, 2018Atlanta killed off the game with a quick pair of goals in the second half. Miguel Almiron rifled a shot into the top corner in the 73rd minute, before Villalba notched a goal of his own with a looping header two minutes later. You know he wanted one of his own. Miguel Almirón makes it 2-0 for @ATLUTD! #ATLvDC https://t.co/QfemtA2g9n— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 11, 2018Two goals in two minutes! They’re fired up in Atlanta. #ATLvDC https://t.co/EQ2WZZnyiX— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 11, 2018The visitors would get a consolation through Darren Mattocks late, but Martino’s men wouldn’t be denied a first win of 2018.
Romelu Lukaku ‘Brilliant’ Lukaku one of the best in the world – Duffy Robin Bairner 17:24 16/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Romelu Lukaku Manchester United Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton & Hove Albion FA Cup The Republic of Ireland and Brighton defender knows the damage the former Everton forward can cause from a previous stint together Brighton defender Shane Duffy has praised former Everton team-mate Romelu Lukaku for the start he has made at Manchester United.The Belgium international has struck 24 times in his debut season at Old Trafford and on Saturday will come up against his former colleague in the FA Cup quarter-finals.Republic of Ireland international Duffy is relishing the opportunity to lock horns with a man he knew from his time at Goodison Park, though he is acutely aware of the damage the striker can cause. 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 goals he has got show what he can do,” Duffy told the Daily Express . “We were both at Everton at the same time. He’s done brilliantly and is now regarded as one of the top strikers in the world.“He’s still young. He has a lot of pressure on him trying to deliver goals for Manchester United – it’s not an easy task.”Duffy also praised Seagulls manager Chris Hughton for elevating his game to its current level.“I can’t speak highly enough of him, for what he has done for me personally, and at this club to bring them from where they were when he first came in to now,” he said.“Now he is getting the credit he fully deserves. He’s brought my game on to a level I thought I could probably never get to.“He has both sides of it – the coaching and managing a squad. He is very level-headed – you don’t know if he’s happy or not! What you see is what you get and that’s why he has respect from everyone in the game.”Brighton sit 11th in the Premier League and are chasing their first ever FA Cup triumph.
10Kansas84.15 Oklahoma15236.75 Baylor13151.31 2OU91.22 Kansas State18169.40 RankTeamPer-player avg. 4Oklahoma State86.07 8Baylor84.91 Tom Herman and his Texas staff took the wide world of recruiting by storm this week by adding three commitments — all three rated as top-250 four-star prospects — to their 2020 recruiting class. The surge now has the Longhorns sitting atop the latest Big 12 recruiting rankings despite holding fewer commitments than three other conference foes. Here’s what you may have missed in the Big 12 over the last week.1. Texas surge is realTexas added a five-star running back (Bijan Robertson) to kick off the month, and it’s been gravy since. Over the last week, four-star safety Jerrin Thompson followed suit by pledging to Texas (over OSU and others). Defensive ends Princely Umanmielen and cornerback Ethan Pouncey, both four-star recruits, also committed. Texas’ class now ranks sixth nationally.2. Kansas keeps adding (two!)Les Miles landing his biggest fish yet. Last week, four-star linebacker Brennon Scott out of Bishop Dunne in Dallas, Texas, committed to the Jayhawks. Several days later, defensive end Chris Jones from Florida, a three-star recruit, joined him. Scott is the sixth-highest-rated defensive pledge at KU in the program’s history.3. Tech adds another talented defensive playerTech moved up one spot in the per-player-average rankings this week, jumping past Iowa State with the addition of three-star defensive end Philip Blidi. Blidi is the seventh defensive pledge for Tech in its 15-man recruiting class, and the latest example of Tech’s new staff prioritizing defensive talent. 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. West Virginia12152.02 Texas15255.90 1Texas93.10 6Texas Tech85.29 Kansas24182.45 TCU11161.31 Iowa State19182.57 5West Virginia85.55 Oklahoma State14171.05 7Iowa State85.23 TEAMTOTAL COMMITSTOTAL POINTS Texas Tech15165.53 3TCU87.60 How Texas has risen has been a steady diet of selectiveness. The Horns’ entire recruiting class, save for three players, are rated inside the top-250 of the national rankings, a tactic that gives them a 93.10 national per-player average that will have them squarely in the top-5 nationally by signing day. Here’s a look at the updated rankings sorted by per-player commitment averages. 9Kansas State84.53
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. STILLWATER — A lot more is known about Mike Gundy’s football team now that what was last week.At his pre-McNeese media luncheon Monday, Gundy fielded plenty of questions regarding his newly named starting quarterback, his offensive line that pushed the Beavers around and his running back who leads the nation in rushing. Here is what Gundy said at his Monday presser:• The Oregon State tape was what he thought it would be. Offensively, the team blocked and ran the ball well. Spencer Sanders handled the offense well.• OSU tackled well for how early it is in the season.• Gundy said his defense couldn’t get off the field on third down (Oregon State was 13-for-20 on third down). He said they didn’t do a good enough job of pressuring the quarterback. He said most of those times the secondary is in man coverage, and if the quarterback gets 2.8 seconds or more, it usually doesn’t work for the defense.• Malcolm Rodriguez played well in his first game at linebacker. Gundy said he processes information quickly, and he is a good tackler.• Gundy hasn’t had a conversation with Spencer Sanders about jumping over guys or taking contact. “He’s gotta play. There were three occasions where he initiated contact that he didn’t need, in my opinion. He’s played that way throughout his career. To a certain extent, you just gotta let him play.”• On offensive-line play: “It’s early in all phases. Everybody has to be careful about being on the Kool-Aid early, but it was the highest grade that we ever had as an offensive line group since I’ve been the head coach.”• Gundy reiterated that Sanders played and handled the offense well. Gundy said he didn’t feel like Sanders got flustered.• Gundy said the plan was to use Brown some, too, but Sanders’ performance kept him in.• The early high volume of run plays was more because of the safeties trying to take away Tylan Wallace as opposed to letting Sanders settle in.• The freshmen played well. Gundy said Trace Ford and Jayden Jernigan did moreso because of all the snaps they got.• “Trace is really fast and can cover a lot of ground once he sees what’s going on. He seems like he processes information really quick.”• On Ford moving around on defense: “He moves around like Brailford does. We feel like he’s athletic enough to move around and do some things we did with Jordan. He’s not near the player Jordan was at this point, but his athleticism resembles his ability. He’s faster. Jordan’s not as fast as Trace is. But he’s certainly not as experienced and strong as Jordan was last year.”• Gundy said the team got better play than he expected from “the 6-6 crew” (Jordan McCray, C.J. Moore and Patrick McKaufman).• Calvin Bundage had a “setback” about 10 days ago. The decision was made to hold him out. Gundy said he gets updates Tuesday. He said Bundage might be held out again this week. “He’s got a back issue, and they’re hard to determine. Sometimes guys come back quick, sometimes they don’t.”• Gundy said Bundage’s back injury doesn’t require surgery. It’s more on pain tolerance.• Israel Antwine “should be” available this week. He said he’d know in a couple of days. “We have him sitting on G, waiting on O.”• On if he is comfortable with giving Chuba Hubbard the ball 26 times a game: “Sean (Gleeson) asked me the same thing on the bus. I don’t know. It looked pretty good to me. That’s a lot of carries. You’re looking at potentially 300 carries on a year like that. I don’t know if that’s real smart, but we have to ride it right now depending on how we flow as an offense. If they’re gonna play over the top of (Wallace), the guy is gonna get a lot of carries. LD (Brown) and Micah (Cooper) need to get in there and get a part of it. … I guess if you’re asking could it happen again? Sure, he could get 25 carries this week.”• Dezmon Jackson was held out against Oregon State despite being cleared, but he is practicing this week after a wrist injury hampered his fall camp.• Walk-on running back Micah Cooper “has been awesome.” Gundy said his youngest son, Gage, and his friends would work out at OSU’s weight room, and since December Gage kept telling him about this one guy being in there every day alone working out. Gage finally figured out that it was Cooper recently. Gage told Gundy, and Gundy said, “You know, that’s interesting because he’s by far the most improved player that we have.”• Jahmyl Jeter hurt his ankle a couple of weeks ago. Gundy said he practiced a little bit last week.• Gundy said he thinks there were three times the offensive line turned someone loose, twice on one play. He said he knew their performance was “pretty good” because there weren’t a lot of defenders running free.• “My early years here, once we got past the first year we kinda figured out what we were doing, in 06, 07, 08, 09, people didn’t really want to play us based on our physicality up front and our ability to hit you in the mouth and rush the football. We weren’t as, maybe flamboyant as we were in the last six or eight years, but we, I guess maybe me more than anybody, wants to get back to that, the way that we built this program in the early days.”• There is a combination of things that make this offensive line good, experience being a big one.• On the depth of the Big 12: “The only thing I would say is you go to the bowl games. That’s the only chance for us to match up head-to-head. Everybody’s going to have a personality and an opinion all across the country, but in this conference, we’ve fared pretty well in bowl games against people from other leagues. If you’re gonna compete against teams in this league, in most cases, you better score points. We’re gonna score points. It’s fun to watch, and I think from top to bottom, we’re gonna be as competitive as anybody else in the country.”• One of the drink coolers in the press box let out some rattling noise, and Gundy said: “We’ve got a bearing problem over there. I changed one about a month ago at the house. If I have to do it again, I guess I can.”• McNeese quarterback Cody Orgeron is LSU coach Ed Orgeron’s son. Here’s Gundy on having football player kids of his own: “The difficult part is he doesn’t get to see him play. You can watch tape and replays and all that, but it’s not the same.”• Last Wednesday night the team had its travel meeting, and 28 of the 72 players that made the trip had never traveled before. Gundy said most years it’s about 10 or 12 on the first trip.• Gundy said “supposedly” two Oregon State coaches got on the elevator that got stuck because they missed the Oregon State one. “I told (Cowboy backs coach Jason) McEndoo, I said, ‘Were any of their guys as big as you?’ He said no, and I said, ‘Then you should’ve picked them up and put them out of the elevator and said ‘It’s not my fault you missed your elevator. We’re not gonna overweight this car on the way up.””• Gundy gave his first fart noise of the year when talking about a late Oregon State touchdown where two Beaver wide receivers crossed. He said the defenders should’ve switched. Fart noise was light, definitely not in midseason form.• On run/pass balance, Gundy said he doesn’t have any problem rushing for 250 yards and throwing for 250 yards. He said the 250-yard mark is a good mark for OSU running the ball, but it depends on what the defense gives them.• Gundy said he couldn’t tell Sanders was nervous because he isn’t around him pregame. He said the last time he saw him was at the hotel.• Gundy didn’t know what to expect from Sanders. He said he was pleased with how he played, but he wasn’t surprised.