Football: Running backs coach Thomas Brown to leave UW, take same position at Georgia

first_imgOne of Wisconsin’s top assistant coaches – and one of just two coaches to initially stay with new head coach Paul Chryst after Gary Andersen departed – has left Madison and returned to his home state.Wisconsin football’s running backs coach Thomas Brown has left UW and will take the same position at Georgia, his alma mater, reports said Monday morning.The Georgia Bulldogs official Twitter account later confirmed those reports.Welcome back Thomas Brown! He returns to his alma mater and will be @FootballUGA’s running backs coach!— Georgia Bulldogs (@UGAAthletics) February 16, 2015Brown, along with defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, were the only two assistant coaches who stayed at Wisconsin with Chryst after Andersen departed for Oregon State in December.Brown was influential in forming and saving Wisconsin’s incoming recruiting class for 2015, which includes four-star running back Jordan Stevenson, three-star running back Bradrick Shaw and four-star outside linebacker Arrington Farrar. He was also pivotal in gaining a verbal commitment from 2016 running back recruit Antonio Williams.Stevenson and Shaw signed their letters of intent to play at Wisconsin on Feb. 4. It is unclear how Brown’s jettisoning will affect their commitments, while Williams is the most vulnerable commit to flip.Williams, a four-star prospect from North Carolina, is currently ranked as the fifth best running back in the Class of 2016 according to and is the Badgers’ lone commitment for 2016 so far.And now it really is just me. #GotToDoWhatsBestForMe— Antonio Williams (@A_B_Williams26) February 16, 2015 Staying off of twitter for a while. Not answering any questions at the moment.— Antonio Williams (@A_B_Williams26) February 16, 20152016 quarterback and Wisconsin prospect David Moore from Alpharetta, Georgia, also reacted to the news, demonstrating just how strong of a recruiter Brown was at Wisconsin.Brown was a running back at Georgia from 2004-2007, before playing in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons and the Cleveland Browns. Andersen hired him in 2014 after serving as the running backs coach at Marshall in 2013.Chryst will now have to hire the Badgers’ third running back coach in as many years. Thomas Hammock left that role following the 2013 season to take the same job for the Baltimore Ravens. In addition to running back, Chryst has yet to officially announce a wide receivers coach yet either.Spring practices for the Badgers will begin in a month with the annual Spring Game taking place on April 25 at Camp Randall Stadium.Update: It appears as if Williams is no longer fully committed to Wisconsin. According to Benjamin Worgull of, Williams will visit Alabama on Feb. 28 and is “no longer 100%” committed to the Badgers now that Brown has departed for Georgia.New London (NC) North Stanly 4-star RB/#Badgers commit, Antonio Williams will visit Alabama Feb.28. No longer 100% after Brown’s departure— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) February 16, 2015last_img read more

There is a hell on earth and it is Mykonos airport

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Airports can be a living hell for travellers, especially if they are stuck in layover between connecting flights. But, as valid as a traveller’s experience might be, there are some who can claim to be experts on the state of airports. Pilots, flight attendants, air traffic controllers, ground crew; those who use them for professional reasons have an informed opinion on which is best and which is worst. It is this category that found its way into the pages of The Independent newspaper in the UK, which printed the 10 worst airports in the world, in no particular order, according to professionals who shared their experience with travellers on the popular discussion website reddit.LaGuardia, US: “So bad that pilots don’t want to return to it and prefer to land in the Hudson. Crossing runways (one to take-off, one to land), constant ground delays to take-off and to get to the gate. Cramped terminal and just looks outdated.” Charles de Gaulle Airport, France: “The last time I was there, the only ‘eatery’ available was a Paul’s and a juice stand; neither was open. The entire airport looked like a huge plain of nothing. It has to be the loudest airport in the universe, everything glass and concrete, packed at all times, guaranteed to give you a massive headache.”Split Airport, Croatia: “I’m sure there are many examples but Split is just a small old airport that is 300 per cent over its max capacity due to recent tourist booms.”Philadelphia Airport, US: “Philadelphia Airport is godawful. Whose f–king idea was it to put 40 gates in order in one f–king glorified hallway?” Cancún International Airport, Mexico: “Just an absolute s–t show in every way. The way they just herd three plane-loads of people through one security checkpoint is so disorganised.”Mykonos Island National Airport, Greece: “Imagine a box. Now imagine a box that has been gutted with zero security and cats running in and out. This airport is literally a circus. I walked through the buzzers and beeped. The security guard just told me to hurry and didn’t bother checking anything. Constant flight delays since it is between two mountains and something to do with the wind. There is a hell on earth and it is Mykonos airport.”Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, Italy: “Absolute s–t hole of an airport. Full of people, air conditioning broken down and taxi rank is the loudest, most Italian thing you could imagine.”Don Muang Airport, Bangkok: “One time late last year, it took me over three hours of standing in line just to check-in my baggage and the whole airport was jam packed with people when I got there at 4am.” McCarran International Airport, US: “The airport in Las Vegas is a casino that happens to have planes. Considering how much they spend on the city, I totally don’t understand why it’s like that.”Belfast International Airport, Northern Ireland: “Security still believe it’s the ’70s and ’80s in the north. Have to walk through rain, wind and snow to plane. Real embarrassing airport.”Conversely, most reddit users cited Singapore’s Changi Airport as the best, with free movie theatres, internet, foot massages and gardens.last_img read more