Dabo Swinney Weighs In On Former 5-Star Clemson QB Transferring To Big Ten

first_imgHunter Johnson celebrates a big play against Wake Forest.Clemson has lost a pair of former five-star recruits from its roster in the last few weeks, but the Tigers keep chugging along. Most programs couldn’t shrug off having a quarterback like Hunter Johnson leaving campus.Johnson was the No. 30 overall player in the class of 2017. 247Sports ranked him second among pro-style quarterbacks.Even with that pedigree as a recruit, Johnson was likely set to begin the season as the third quarterback on the depth chart for the Tigers. Starter Kelly Bryant led Clemson to the College Football Playoff last season, while true freshman Trevor Lawrence is set to take the spot behind him on the depth chart.While Johnson was a five-star player, Lawrence was the top recruit in his recruiting class. He is considered one of the top quarterback recruits in recent memory, and some think he may even push Bryant during the season.Hunter Johnson has transferred to Northwestern, and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney will be rooting for him from ACC country.Swinney was asked about Johnson during a media session today. He had nothing but positive things to say about the former Tiger, when asked if he had spoken to him since the announcement. Via 247Sports:“I have. I talked to him and Fitz (Pat Fitzgerald). I’m really glad it worked out that way. He told me early on that that was probably what he was going to do. I reached out to Fitz, who I have a lot of respect for and he’s a friend. It was a tough decision for Hunter. I am not surprised that we have a quarterback who decided to transfer. I was just surprised by the timing. I really felt like if anything happened, it would probably be after the season. He’s an unbelievable talent. He’s gonna be a pro. He’s gonna play this game a long time. A guy that I’ll be connected to forever. I’ll be friends with him forever. He’s truly one of the best players and one of the best young people I’ve ever been around. I wish him well and know he’s in a good place. I’m pulling for him all the way through and can’t wait to watch him be successful.”Johnson, an Indiana native, considered in-state Big Ten programs Indiana and Purdue as well. He ultimately settled on the Wildcats, which have a recent history of solid quarterback play.Swinney’s handling on players leaving his program has been refreshing. Defensive tackle Josh Belk was one of the top defensive tackles in the class of 2018, and just months after enrolling at Clemson, he decided to leave the program.He was granted a full release, and will now play for Clemson’s hated rival South Carolina instead. Of course, it is a bit easier to be lenient with these things with a national championship and three straight College Football Playoff berths in your back pocket.[247Sports]last_img read more

The North Face and BMW Team Up for Revolutionary Futurelight Camper Concept

first_img The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer From Rimowa x Off-white’s one-of-a-kind transparent suitcase to Glenmorangie’s partnership with Grain to build handcrafted surfboards to crazy craft beer mashups at the annual Collaboration Beer Fest, collaborations are everywhere right now. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t (1994’s head-scratching Ozzy and Miss Piggy duet comes to mind). However, we can’t help think that BMW teaming up with The North Face can only produce greatness.At CES 2019 earlier this month, BMW Group’s subsidiary, Designworks, debuted the state-of-the-art Futurelight Camper Concept that’s unlike anything we’ve seen before. The camper is minimal and lightweight, more like a towable tent riding on oversized, off-road-ready tires. Inside, the pared-down, open-concept design includes a built-in couch/bed, a small “nightstand,” and modest floor space for stowing camping gear or unfurling a sleeping bag for additional guests. Small built-in windows provide a bit of light as well.What sets the camper apart, however, is the use of a revolutionary, soft-sided shell. The material, designed by The North Face, has been dubbed FUTURELIGHT (you know it’s serious when the name is in all caps). It’s an advanced fabric that uses so-called Nanospinning technology to make it waterproof, yet breathable. For the first time, this technology allows The North Face to add air permeability directly into the membrane of its apparel fabrics. According to the maker, “[t]he process creates nano-sized holes, allowing for incredible porosity while still maintaining total waterproofness.” In plain English, that means that air can more easily move through the material to maximize venting.The camper concept pulls inspiration from BMW’s sleek 2008 GINA Light Visionary Model. Instead of traditional hard body construction, the forward-thinking concept used “an almost seamless outer skin … which was created out of a flexible textile cover that stretches across a moveable substructure.” It’s a complete rethinking of how cars, tents, and clothing can protect drivers, campers, and wearers of outdoor apparel respectively from the elements. Like its predecessor, the Futurelight Camper is enclosed in a flexible material stretched taut over a conventional geodesic dome structure. It’s one of the sturdiest architectural forms wrapped in one of the world’s most advanced performance fabrics.For now, the Futurelight Camper Concept is just that: a concept that only hints at the fabric’s possibilities beyond clothing. Futurelight fabric, however, will officially debut in fall 2019 as part of The North Face’s pinnacle apparel collections. Editors’ Recommendations A Pop-Up Hotel Is Coming to the North Pole in 2020 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Glimpse the Future of Camper Vans in the Stunning Hymer VisionVenture Reyka Vodka Announces the World’s First Glacier Bar in Iceland last_img read more

Supreme Court rules dissolution of Parliament unconstitutional

The court also noted that if the President wants to dissolve Parliament early he must have 2/3rd majority support for the move in Parliament. The Supreme Court has ruled that the dissolution of Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena was unconstitutional.Delivering its ruling, a seven judge bench said that the President cannot dissolve Parliament till Parliament completes its full 4 1/2 year term. However the UNF, Tamil National Alliance and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna filed petitions in court challenging the dissolution of Parliament saying their fundamental rights had been violated.The Supreme Court then issued an order suspending the gazette notice issued to dissolve Parliament till the petitions are considered and a ruling is given.Accordingly last week the Supreme Court considered the petitions and today ruled that the dissolution was illegal. (Colombo Gazette) President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister on October 26th and appointed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister.Then on November 9th the President dissolved Parliament and called for early elections in January. Report by Easwaran Rutnam United National Front (UNF) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa said that the ruling was unanimous by the seven judge bench. He also called for calm from all sides. The judgement:Download (PDF, 1.27MB) read more