Alabama Star Plays Down Hype For Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence

first_imgtrevor lawrence celebrates during the national title gameSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates his seventy-four yard touchdown throw during the third quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Trevor Lawrence earned tons of credit for Clemson’s victory over Alabama, and although he rightfully deserved the praise, another star player isn’t sold on the freshman quarterback.In his two games during the College Football Playoff, Lawrence finished with a combined total of 674 passing yards, six touchdowns and zero turnovers.While all the buzz surrounding Lawrence’s draft status can be considered premature, it’s pretty clear that he has all the potential in the world.However, Quinnen Williams isn’t that impressed with Clemson’s quarterback. Despite watching his defense surrender 37 points against the Tigers on Monday, the star defensive lineman believes the majority of the respect should go to the wideouts.Although Justyn Ross and Tee Higgins were phenomenal on the biggest stage, there were several throws from Lawrence that left the audience in awe.This. Throw. pic.twitter.com/garfWaKE9p— Dear Old Clemson (@DearOldClemson) January 8, 2019Instead of talking about the true freshman in a positive light, Williams took an interesting approach to his postgame comments.“No, they really didn’t do anything that caught us off guard. We knew everything was coming,” Williams told AL.com. “Trevor Lawrence threw the ball up — it ain’t like he just put it on the money, dropped dimes, none of that. He just threw them up and the receivers made plays. You’ve got to give all the respect to the receivers.”Whether or not Williams wants to admit it, Lawrence might just be a once-in-a-generation talent at quarterback. He finished his season with 30 touchdowns and only four interceptions.As for Williams, he’s projected to be a top five selection in the NFL Draft.last_img read more

Coals critical contribution to continue says MCA

first_imgGreg Evans, Executive Director – Coal at the Minerals Council of Australia said in a recent statement: “The coal industry strongly endorses the view of the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia regarding the critical contribution Australian coal can make to both Asian economic development and within Australia.”“Coal exports are performing strongly with forecast exports expected to reach A$40.6 billion in 2016-17, up more than A$6 billion compared with 2015-16.  Recent state mid-year budget updates showed higher coal prices will deliver a royalty boost to the Queensland and New South Wales treasury coffers in excess of A$1.5 billion in the current financial year alone.”Evans says the medium and long term outlook is strong.  The International Energy Agency reiterated in its latest forecasts in 2016 that strong demand for coal in the pivotal economies of both India and South East Asia would continue.“Asia has embraced clean efficient coal fired generation with some 725 units in place while a further 1150 installations are under construction or planned, this represents a new build which is 32 times our current coal capacity. Coal is showing it can compete strongly to deliver reliable energy into the future, and utilising the latest high efficiency low emission (HELE) generation technologies it can provide affordable, reliable electricity with low emissions – equivalent to gas.”“Minister Canavan is correct in identifying the contribution coal fired electricity can make in terms of human and economic advancement in Asia, there is no foreseeable energy source which can deliver at the same level of reliability and affordability. Renewables have a role in developing economies but they won’t able to underpin the required industry development to alleviate poverty and improve living standards.”Evans concluded: “The scale and nature of economic development occurring in Asia both in terms of energy demand and in coal reliant industries such as steel and cement production is positive for the Australian coal industry and for regionally based jobs and we will continue to work  with the Commonwealth and state governments to ensure the industry’s viability and growth.”last_img read more