About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Hazard insists Chelsea still in the title raceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea ace Eden Hazard insists they’re still in the title race.Hazard struck in victory at Brighton yesterday.He said, “I like scoring, but it’s not important to me, the most important thing is winning the games. “That’s why I’m on the field, we knew before the match that we had to score a third goal, when you’re 3-0 it’s harder for the teams to come back, but we did not concede the goal and the pressure came up. “We managed the game well. We want to be at the top of the standings at the end of the season, we know that Man City and Liverpool are good teams but we do not want the gap to be big.”
Man Utd pull trigger on Martial one-year extensionby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have triggered a one-year option in Anthony Martial’s contract. The Frenchman is now under contract until 2020, however, the club have begun negotiations to further extend that deal.Martial is United’s top goalscorer with eight this season and has established himself as a regular starter after previously falling out with manager Jose Mourinho.Juventus, Chelsea and Tottenham have all expressed an interest in the 23-year-old. However, Goal claims Martial is open to remaining at Old Trafford beyond 2020. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool striker Firmino: I play at Christmas for the fansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Roberto Firmino is happy playing through the Christmas period.Firmino admits he wants to do it for the fans.He told the Mirror: “For me, Christmas in England is very different from the one I lived in Brazil, for lots of reasons – on the pitch and off it.“But I’ve been here since 2015 and I’ve already got used to playing on these dates.“When I played in Germany the league stopped, but here it is played so the fans can enjoy Christmas better.“I don’t mind that at all it because we play for them.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Neville excited to see Rashford at top of his gameby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Gary Neville is delighted seeing Marcus Rashford at the top of his game for victory at Newcastle.Rashford, 21, took his tally to three goals in four games with Solskjaer in charge against Newcastle and Neville said his improvement comes from replicating United teammate Anthony Martial in front of goal.Rashford has held his position as United’s first-choice striker since Jose Mourinho’s dismissal and Neville says watching the forward is a delight.”Rashford playing up front has been fantastic,” he told Sky Sports. “I love him to bits.”150 games nearly at the age of 21; the potential is enormous.”It’s actually now stepping up beyond potential, to where he will be a top-class player.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona make Tottenham striker Kane top choice to replace Suarezby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona have placed Tottenham striker Harry Kane top of their shortlist of names to succeed Luis Suarez.Mundo Deportivo says Barca have launched plans to find a replacement for the Uruguay international – and among the names under consideration, Spurs ace Kane is the top choice.While accepting the chances of prising Kane away from Tottenham appear remote, Barca intend to test the resolve of their chairman Daniel Levy later this year with an offer for the England captain.At 25, Barca see Kane as a future Ballon d’Or winner and a player capable of making a global impact on and off the pitch.But Levy is unlikely to consider any type of sale unless the player, himself, kicks up a fuss.
Arsenal boss Emery: Banega a very good playerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery has admitted his admiration for Sevilla ace Ever Banega.Banega has been linked with a move to Arsenal this month.And Emery says, “I know this player and he’s a very good player.”I cannot tell you more.”I can say to you that the club is working, the club is telling me the different situations in each moment. At the moment, we haven’t had any news today about that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Agent of Barcelona signing Tobido: Juventus were desperate for himby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Jean-Clair Todibo says the Toulouse defender chose to sign for Barcelona ahead of Juventus.It was announced this week that Todibo would be joining Barca at the end of the season when his contract expires.Bruno Satin told Sportnews.eu: “He chose the Catalans for their history. Barça is very big club and when he was little, he dreamed of playing with this shirt. Money has nothing to do with his choice, he did it for the emotions that Barça provokes. “Moreover, compared to other interested clubs, he will have more opportunities to play. “Juventus and Leipzig wanted him too. I met several times the Bianconeri, who absolutely wanted the player. Finally it is Todibo who chose Barça, because he thinks he is more likely to start there. At Juventus there are a lot of big defenders.”
Liverpool defender Lovren receives one-match Croatia banby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Dejan Lovren has received a one game international ban.The player is under fire because of comments that he made on social media.He posted a video on Instagram after a game against Spain in November, where he insulted the team and Sergio Ramos.According to UEFA, Lovren acted in a way that was not compliant with the body’s disciplinary rules.UEFA can punish anyone “whose conduct is insulting or otherwise violates the basic rules of decent conduct”.Lovren will miss his nation’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Azerbaijan. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Celtic midfielder James Forrest being watched by Liverpoolby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCeltic midfielder James Forrest is being watched by Liverpool.The Scottish Sun says Liverpool are interested in signing Celtic midfielder Forrest.It’s reported that Jurgen Klopp has been keeping tabs on the winger for a number of months.Forrest has impressed for the Bhoys this term, scoring 17 times.The 27-year-old has a deal at Parkhead until 2022, but could be available for around £8million.
SNAPPED! Arsenal ace Aubameyang happy winding up Spurs fansby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang enjoyed joining fans winding up Tottenham after their Carabao Cup shock at Colchester United.Following Spurs’ elimination, Arsenal fans took to social media to make fun of their rivals’ misfortune.One supporter messaged Aubameyang on Instagram and tried to see if the Gunners’ star striker would be interested in joining the bandwagon.The fan posted: “Like if you’re laughing at Spurs.”The Gabon international didn’t disappoint the Arsenal faithful as he liked the message and appeared to be enjoying Tottenham’s woeful loss.Aubameyang hates Spurs. My captain. pic.twitter.com/KZ5cA3eCj1— TheUnaiView (@TheUnaiView) September 25, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Arsenal youngster Maitland-Niles: I’ve learnt plenty from Ljungbergby Freddie Taylor8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles has praised Freddie Ljungberg for helping improve his game.The former Gunners winger was promoted from U23 boss to assistant first-team coach this season.”There’s quite a few things [I have learnt from Ljungberg] really,” he said. “He knows me as a winger, so attacking-wise he’s helped my game a lot. Defensively, I go to someone else to help me because they’re two different styles that I have to play.”Him personally, he’s pulled me to the side a lot and has shown me different techniques and ways of beating players, ways of crossing the ball and shooting.”It’s helping me and I’m happy to have him around because he’s such a big figure in the team.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Urban Meyer the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes hugs his wife Shelley Meyer on the field after 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Urban Meyer lives next to a golf course in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio State coach jokes that he and his son, Nate, will often sneak onto the Muirfield Village Golf Club course and play a couple holes. The Buckeyes’ head coach has found some time to golf amid the post-national championship tour and recruiting period. For those who care, Urban Meyer is soon to take part in a hole in one contest at the Phoenix Open. It’s live on Golf Channel NOW— Matt Barnes (@Matt_NBC4) January 28, 2015Here’s the 50-year-old coach teeing off at the famous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale, home of this week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. Based on how Meyer’s month has gone, he probably hit a hole-in-one.
New Florida basketball coach Mike White inherits a Florida program that has been very strong over the last few decades, but he has some work to do to lock down the 2015 recruiting class built by Billy Donovan. Four star Noah Dickerson of Monteverde Academy had been one of the cornerstones of the Gators’ class, but according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, he is looking to reevaluate his college options with Donovan out of the picture.Florida signee Noah Dickerson told ESPN he has asked for his release.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 13, 2015Dickerson committed to Florida back in August, and has offers from Connecticut, Georgetown, LSU, N.C. State, Ohio State, Virginia, and numerous other programs, including much of the SEC. It should be noted that last night, he retweeted a message in support of White getting verified on Twitter.Maybe Florida still has a chance to finish with Dickerson’s commitment. Either way, he is well within his right to want to reevaluate things after the departure of the coach that he had committed to. We should find out where he will end up fairly soon.
Peter Bosz’s time as Borussia Dortmund manager lasted just half a season back in 2017, but that was long enough to leave the Dutch manager with a good impression of U.S. national team star and new Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic.Bosz coached Pulisic during his time with the current Bundesliga champions having joined the club after earning plaudits for guiding a young Ajax side to the Europa League final.The 55-year-old’s time at Westfalenstadion coincided with a difficult period of time for Pulisic, who endured the U.S. national team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup in October of 2017. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Despite that, Pulisic was a regular starter for Dortmund under Bosz, though a disappointing Champions League group stage elimination and an eight-match winless run eventually led to Bosz’s firing and the hiring of Peter Stoger.Since then Pulisic has dropped down the pecking order at Dortmund, and has since been snapped up by Chelsea in a deal worth $73 million (£58m), though he will spend the remainder of the season back on loan with Lucien Favre’s team.And Bosz, who is preparing to make his return to Bundesliga as manager of Bayer Leverkusen sang the praises of the 20-year-old, believing he has all the attributes to be a success in the English game.”I think I understand the move to Chelsea” Bosz told Goal in an exclusive interview. “[The] Premier League is different. You’ve got to be physically strong, and he is, so we’ll see.”Chelsea’s not easy because a lot of good players are there, but I think [Pulisic] has the quality to be successful at Chelsea.“He’s a good kid. He still is really young. When I worked with him in Dortmund he was really young, but really talented also.”He’s fast. He’s got a good shot. His mentality is outstanding. He’s always fighting, he’s always working and he’s a good player.”Bosz is back in the Bundesliga after having been hired by Leverkusen in December to replace Heiko Herrlich, with his new side currently sitting ninth in the table as they prepare to face high-flying Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday in their first match following the winter break.He will come face to face with former side Dortmund on February 24, who in turn restart their campaign against RB Leipzig on Saturday as they aim to hold off the challenge of Gladbach and Bayern Munich in the title race.
Northern Ireland left it late to maintain their 100 per cent start to Euro 2020 qualifying with a narrow 1-0 win over Belarus on Tuesday.Michael O’Neill’s side won their first three Group C games – including a 2-1 win in the reverse fixture in March – but looked like they would be leaving the Borisov Arena with just a point after a disjointed display.But, having secured a late turnaround to overcome Estonia at the weekend, they did the same again in Barysaw, Paddy McNair sparking wild celebrations among the travelling support with a fine finish four minutes from time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The win means O’Neill’s men remain at the summit of their group, three points ahead of Germany, who have a game in hand.FT: Four games. 12 points. Get in there!!!!!! #GAWA pic.twitter.com/FcmrtPxHV3— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) June 11, 2019Northern Ireland started in confident mood, with Conor Washington fizzing an effort agonisingly wide after four minutes.Belarus soon grew into the game, though, denying the visitors any clear-cut chances and almost taking the lead themselves when Denis Polyakov’s left-wing cross floated just wide of Bailey Peacock-Farrell’s far post.Northern Ireland did not register a shot on target until the 50th minute, Aleksandr Gutor keeping out Washington’s whipped effort from 20 yards.Peacock-Farrell had to be alert 20 minutes from time to keep out Igor Stasevich’s low strike from 12 yards, while Gutor pawed away substitute George Saville’s drive at the other end.Northern Ireland’s never-say-die attitude was on full display again in the closing stages, though, as McNair cut in from the left and drilled past Gutor to make it four wins from four for O’Neill’s side. What does it mean? Imperfect performance does not derail perfect startWith two games each still to play against Germany and Netherlands, O’Neill knew maximum points was vital against one of the group’s minnows. They were made to work hard for the victory, though, and the Northern Ireland boss knows that if they play as sluggishly as this against more illustrious opponents they will be punished.McNair opens international account in styleThe former Manchester United man was not a regular starter for Middlesbrough in the 2018-19 Championship season, but he showed no signs of rustiness when he cut inside late on and smashed past Gutor for his first ever international goal.Magennis unable to recreate heroicsJosh Magennis made a dramatic impact from the substitutes’ bench against Estonia at the weekend – scoring late on to secure all three points. But he struggled to stamp his authority on this game and he was hauled off early in the second half after an anonymous display.What’s next?Northern Ireland face back-to-back home games in September, with Luxembourg and Germany visiting Windsor Park. Belarus, meanwhile, visit Estonia in the same month. read more
Manchester United have confirmed the arrival of Monaco hotshot Hannibal Mejbri, one of several teenage talents who will continue their development in the club’s academy. Mejbri, 16, has a burgeoning reputation thanks to his displays for Monaco in the UEFA Youth League. He has represented France at Under-16 level and could also line up in the future for Tunisia, for whom he is eligible through his father. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? But after a falling out with those in charge at the principality club he will pursue his career with United, who will reportedly pay £9 million ($10.8m) for the teenager’s services. “United have reached an agreement with Monaco for Hannibal Mejbri to join the club subject to FIFA approval,” the Red Devils signalled in a statement published on the club’s official website.”The 16-year-old midfielder has experience of the UEFA Youth League with the Ligue 1 side and represents France at youth level.”The player’s father had previously signalled to a French media that the relationship with Monaco had broken down, and that he had been looking for a way out since the start of the year. “Something bad happened,” Lofti Mejbri explained to Le Parisien in January. “For our family, it was very hard to live. It’s a real shock, a trauma. Mistakes were made.”From there, I consider that the relationship of trust between the club and our family is destroyed. Something broke. It’s hard to keep working with people when there’s such a lack of trust.”As well as Mejbri, United took the opportunity to unveil a host of fellow prospects who will line up in the club’s youth ranks this season. “Two members of Neil Wood’s squad, Paul Woolston and Luca Ercolani, have signed fresh contracts to continue their development with the Under-23s,” United confirmed.”Woolston, a goalkeeper formerly with Newcastle United, appeared in the final two Premier League 2 matches of last season, while centre-back Ercolani has been at the club since 2016.”At Under-18 level, international clearance has now been received for three new additions.”Johan Guadagno is a 16-year-old keeper from IF Brommapojkarna in Sweden, while forwards Dillon Hoogewerf and Mateo Mejia have also joined.”Netherlands Under-16 international striker Hoogewerf arrives from Ajax and Mejia was previously with Real Zaragoza in Spain.”Meanwhile, Bjorn Hardley is another player awaiting international clearance before his move to United can be completed. The 16-year-old Dutch defender was previously with NAC Breda.”
Frank Lampard has backed Kick It Out, the anti-discrimination football charity, in calls for Twitter to do more to protect footballers after Tammy Abraham was racially abused on their platform this week.The abuse came after Abraham missed the decisive penalty in a 5-4 shootout loss in the Super Cup final against Liverpool on Wednesday. The defeat came after the two sides played out a 2-2 draw over 120 minutes in Istanbul.The Blues manager has since seen abuse towards the 21-year-old striker emerge and is concerned about the hate modern players get online. Lampard is keen to see social media platforms like Twitter better protect young players. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “Firstly, the person that’s writing it should have a look at themselves, and secondly, I think it should be policed,” Lampard told reporters at Cobham Training Centre. “We’re asking Tammy Abraham to see that after he’s trying to help us win the Super Cup, doing his day job.”He’s been doing [his job] since he was eight or nine. And he gets that [racist abuse]. It’s incredible. In my day, five out of 10 in The Sun was a bad reflection of performance. Now it’s instant. And it’s not a joke. It’s not funny when it becomes hate. That’s where we go far beyond.”I’m not just talking about Tammy’s situation. It’s far too easy to spout hate casually on these social media platforms. I agree it’s difficult for the players. This is modern life. They are on social media. All of them. I am concerned about it.”To say they need to be thick-skinned is too easy to say. When it becomes you and it becomes hurtful, it’s a problem we have to deal with. It’s difficult to say don’t look at it. They’re all on social media as soon as they go on the coach.”It’s difficult from my end [to stop them going on it]. The social media companies, are they ever going to stop someone casually putting up what someone did against Tammy? That’s their responsibility. We are more aware of [it] because it is more out there, but I don’t know if its getting better or worse.”It’s a really difficult one because we are trying to change attitudes and there’s a lot of paces forward but suddenly there’s paces backwards. It’s about the education of people – but when they hide behind phones, then it is very tough.”Twitter believe they have made significant progress to stopping racism on their platform after issuing a “health update” earlier this year. The social media platform is a hugely successful space for football debate and grossed $3 billion in 2018.They offered a statement on how they deal with racism, including the several incidents that relate to Abraham.”We continue to take action on any account that violates the Twitter Rules,” a Twitter spokesperson said.”We welcome people to freely express themselves on our service, however, as outlined in our Hateful Conduct Policy, users cannot promote violence against, threaten or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity or other protected groups.”We remain deeply committed to improving the health of the conversation on the service and in that respect, we continue to prioritise the safety of our users.”However, Kick It Out have been unconvinced by the efforts made on various social media platforms.”Last night we received reports of racist abuse at Tammy Abraham on social media after Chelsea’s Uefa Super Cup match,” a Kick It Out statement read.”Such abuse is now increasingly predictable, but no less disgusting.”We send our support to Tammy and reiterate our call for Twitter and other social media companies to clamp down on this level of abuse. This is a call to action – we want to know what they are going to do to tackle this insidious problem.”The issues around racism have slightly overshadowed that Sunday will be Lampard’s homecoming game at Stamford Bridge, as he prepares to return as manager.This comes after a hugely successful career as a player where he racked up almost every major trophy and scored 211 goals, becoming Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer from central midfield.Lampard has dismissed claims that he is under pressure to deliver after losing his first two games, but he is desperate to win in his first home match in charge.”What people hopefully saw in the performances, particularly on Wednesday, was a team giving everything and playing good football.”There were signs of what I want, which is energy in the team. Of course, winning is the most important thing but I think if we perform as we did on Wednesday and in parts of the Manchester United game, then we are going towards where we want to go.”But what I will say is I’ve not had any pressure of someone saying, ‘Why did you not win those games?’. We know that. We know we’re Chelsea and want to win every game we play.”But I think the good signs on Sunday and Wednesday were overpowering. But now we must win.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
PISCATAWAY, NJ – OCTOBER 24: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes during a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)Urban Meyer might be caught in a major, possibly career-ending lie. Ohio State’s head coach, who claimed at Big Ten Media Days to be unaware of a domestic violence incident involving assistant coach Zach Smith in 2015, reportedly was aware, per a bombshell report by college football insider Brett McMurphy.The full details can be seen here.Smith has since been fired, but there are now serious questions about Urban Meyer’s future with the Buckeyes.If Urban is indeed caught in this huge lie, his time at Ohio State could be over.An old Urban Meyer quote about lying is now going viral on social media.This didn’t age well. pic.twitter.com/mf2cA5u7J3— ? JJ ? (@jjgatorman) August 1, 2018The quote wasn’t about lying in general, though. It was about lying to the NCAA.Here’s the full quote, from AL.com:Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer has a pretty simple, but strict, stance on coaches who are caught lying to the NCAA.“If you intentionally lie about committing violations, your career is over,” Meyer said during a call-in radio show on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, per ESPN. “You’re not suspended for two games (or) some of the silly penalties you have, you can’t talk to a recruit for a week and a half or something like that. No. You’re finished. That will clean up some things.”Stay tuned. This is far from over.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State’s fan base hasn’t been very happy with college football insider Brett McMurphy for the past couple of weeks. McMurphy, formerly of ESPN and now at Stadium, is the reporter responsible for breaking the bombshell Zach Smith-Urban Meyer-Ohio State saga story.That saga is set to conclude soon, as Ohio State’s Board of Trustees is currently meeting to discuss the future of Meyer as the Buckeyes’ head coach. A firing is not expected.McMurphy, meanwhile, appeared on the radio on Tuesday and discussed some of the things Ohio State fans have said to him. They border on flat-out threats.This probably shouldn’t be surprising, but it’s still pretty jarring.“I’ve seen references to, ‘I’ll make sure he’s hanging from a tree.’ I’ve had people on Facebook message me and basically talk about things they would do to my daughter, who is 14 years old,” McMurphy said during an interview with Fox Sports IHeartRadio, per 247Sports. “I don’t know what the definition of a threat is, but I’d say I have over 1,500 messages on Facebook and I would say 90 percent of them contain the F-word or ‘go have sex with yourself’ in a variety of manners.’“All I know is that if Michigan’s play-calling under Harbaugh was as creative as some of the ways Ohio State fans have told me to have sex with myself, Harbaugh would have three national titles.”Every fan base has its fair share of nuts, of course, but Ohio State’s base is certainly one of the most-passionate in the country.Stay tuned, meanwhile, for an Urban Meyer decision. It could be coming soon.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on as they play the Wisconsin Badgers during the second half of the the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)In the wake of the news that Urban Meyer would be coaching his final game for Ohio State in the Rose Bowl against Washington, plenty of speculation has emerged about a possible NFL move.Unfortunately for any NFL franchises hoping to recruit Meyer, it looks like that won’t be happening.In an interview with Yahoo! Sports after his sudden retirement announcement, Meyer explained that his fear of losing games essentially made an NFL job a non-starter.“I could never work at a place… I see some of these guys’ records because the NFL is so even,” he said. “Some of these guys, their record is 74-58. I could never do that.”Meyer has plenty of evidence to justify his fear of an NFL transition.While some coaches who thrived in college football found success in the NFL as well, there are many notable names that were complete failures in the NFL. Nick Saban, Steve Spurrier, Lou Holtz, and Bobby Petrino all proved incapable of translating their college dominance into NFL success.However, a few notable names also found success in both: Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer, Tom Coughlin, Dick Vermeil and Bill Walsh all won Super Bowls after leading their college programs to greatness.[Yahoo! Sports]