Lincoln Riley Would Reportedly ‘Not Consider’ The Redskins Job

first_imgA closeup of Oklahoma Sooners coach Lincoln Riley during a game.FORT WORTH, TX – OCTOBER 20: Head coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners leads his team against the TCU Horned Frogs in the fourth quarter at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)As long as he’s an active head coach, and is even close to as successful as he’s been so far, Lincoln Riley will be the subject of NFL rumors. Perhaps no coach is as connected to modern football offense, and the direction the NFL is heading.The Dallas Cowboys have been floated as a potential landing spot for Riley, should he make the leap, for a few years now. The Dallas Cowboys look like a contender this year though, so it is unclear if the team would move on from Jason Garrett after years of rumors.Other teams could present interesting opportunities for Riley. If the Cleveland Browns, who lost 31-3 last night, decide to move on from Freddie Kitchens after a year, they would present an interesting opportunity for the Sooners coach: a reunion with Baker Mayfield.One NFL job is, of course, already open, and also has a young potential franchise quarterback in need of some guidance. Washington parted ways with Jay Gruden this week. Ohio State’s Ryan Day, who was rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins’ offensive coordinator last year, has already denied interest in that, or any NFL job.Riley hasn’t put out word yet, but NFL insider Benjamin Allbright reports that he wouldn’t be interested in heading to the nation’s capital.[Related Article: 2 Major College Head Coaches Named Targets For The Redskins]Skins fans may be wanting Lincoln Riley, but source tells me “…that job would not be a consideration for him if he were to even have eyes for the league…”— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) October 7, 2019Washington is viewed as among the more dysfunctional teams in the NFL, with controversial ownership that hasn’t found any real success in recent history.There are only a few NFL jobs open every year, so someone will step up and fill it. However, Lincoln Riley would probably be the top name on most lists if he were to entertain a jump up to the next level. Should he make that decision this year, there will almost definitely be more attractive destinations.last_img read more

Citing strong US dollar IMF cuts US economic forecast for 2015 upgrades

by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Apr 14, 2015 7:02 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Citing strong US dollar, IMF cuts US economic forecast for 2015, upgrades Europe and Japan In this Thursday, April 9, 2015 photo, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at the Atlantic Council in Washington. The IMF predicted Tuesday, April 14, that the American economy will grow 3.1 percent this year and next, a performance the fund characterized as “robust.” But the U.S. outlook was down from the IMF’s January forecast of 3.6 percent growth in 2015 and 3.3 percent growth in 2016. The American economy advanced 2.4 percent last year.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund, citing the consequences of a strong dollar, is downgrading its outlook for the U.S. economy but raising its forecast for Europe and Japan.The IMF predicted Tuesday that the American economy will grow 3.1 per cent this year and next — a performance the fund characterized as “robust.” But the U.S. outlook was down from the IMF’s January forecast of 3.6 per cent growth in 2015 and 3.3 per cent growth in 2016. The American economy advanced 2.4 per cent last year.The IMF forecast that the 19 European countries that use the euro currency collectively will expand 1.5 per cent in 2015 and 1.6 per cent in 2016, up from a January forecast of 1.2 per cent growth this year and 1.4 per cent next. The eurozone grew just 0.9 per cent last year.The fund expects Japan to grow 1 per cent this year and 1.2 per cent next year, versus an earlier forecast of 0.6 per cent this year and 0.8 per cent in 2016. The Japanese economy shrank 0.1 per cent in 2014.The IMF expects the world economy to grow 3.5 per cent in 2015, barely up from 3.4 per cent last year and unchanged for its January forecast. It raised the outlook for global economic growth in 2016 to 3.8 per cent, up from a January forecast of 3.7 per cent.The international lending agency also left unchanged its prediction that the Chinese economy will grow 6.8 per cent this year and 6.3 per cent in 2016. That marks a sharp deceleration from last year’s 7.4 per cent expansion, already the slowest for China in two decades. But Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, the IMF’s deputy director for research, told reporters the slowdown in China reflects the country’s transition from growth built on often-wasteful investment in factories and real estate to slower but steadier growth built on spending by Chinese consumers. “We think it is a good slowdown for China,” he said.Most of the world’s economies are benefiting from sharply lower oil prices. The price of a barrel of oil has plunged to less than $52 a barrel, half what it was a year ago.Since June 30, the U.S. dollar has climbed 29 per cent against the euro and 19 per cent against the Japanese yen. A strong dollar makes U.S. products more expensive, giving European and Japanese exporters a price advantage.Moreover, the Federal Reserve is expected to raise short-term U.S. interest rates this year after keeping them near zero for more than six years. The European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan are moving the opposite direction, pursuing easy money policies meant to stimulate economic growth.The IMF warned that the U.S. faces long-term challenges, arising from low population growth and unimpressive productivity gains. read more