Auburn Is Reportedly Parting Ways With Its Offensive Coordinator

first_imgA view of Auburn's field during a game against Mississippi State.AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 26: A general view of the stadium as the Mississippi State Bulldogs kick off against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)Countless rumors have been swirling about potential changes to Auburn’s coaching staff, and it appears one big move is already going down. Following a disappointing 7-5 season, offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey is reportedly on his way out.Lindsey was part of Gus Malzahn’s staff for two seasons, but will part ways with the illustrious program.While his time at Auburn is over, he’ll have the opportunity to receive the same role with another university. The Kansas Jayhawks are in pursuit of Lindsey, per 247Sports. Perhaps this would be an attempt from Les Miles to bring his SEC style of football to the Big 12.From 247Sports:Auburn offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey is on his way out after two years on Gus Malzahn’s staff, sources tell Auburn Undercover.Lindsey is expected to be hired as the offensive coordinator at Kansas, according to a source.The Tigers are coming off a 31-point loss to Alabama, and the offense struggled for the majority of the season. Unfortunately, the writing was on the wall in this particular situation.On Dec. 28, Auburn will face Purdue in the Music City Bowl. Could Lindsey be the first domino to fall for the Tigers?Stay tuned.last_img read more

US factory orders fell 34 per cent in December in fifth straight

by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Feb 3, 2015 8:06 am MDT US factory orders fell 3.4 per cent in December in fifth straight monthly decline AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 photo, a worker kneels on an engine of a Boeing 737-800 airplane being assembled, at Boeing’s 737 facility in Renton, Wash. The Commerce Department reports on U.S. factory orders for December, on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) WASHINGTON – Orders to U.S. factories dropped for a fifth consecutive month in December, while a key category that signals business investment plans fell for a fourth straight month.Factory orders declined 3.4 per cent in December after a 1.7 per cent drop in November, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. It was the biggest drop since a 10 per cent plunge in August and marked the fifth straight month that orders have fallen.Demand in a key category that serves as a proxy for business investment plans edged down 0.1 per cent after bigger declines in the previous three months.The stronger U.S. dollar and global weakness have hurt American exports, but economists are still optimistic that surging domestic demand will result in a rebound in factory orders this year.Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, said that while the 3.4 per cent drop in overall orders was bigger than expected, much of the weakness reflected falling oil prices, which lowered orders for nondurable goods. She also noted that the slip in business investment was a smaller decline than the initial estimate of a 0.6 per cent drop in this category.The weakness in December was led by a 55.5 per cent plunge in demand in the volatile category of commercial aircraft. Demand for autos was up 1.1 per cent, and the overall transportation category fell 9.1 per cent.Orders for all durable goods fell 3.3 per cent, a slight revision from a preliminary report last week which had durable goods falling 3.4 per cent in December.Demand for nondurable goods such as paper, chemicals and food fell 3.4 per cent in December after a 1.2 per cent decline in November.Many categories showed weakness in December with demand for primary metals such as steel down 1.9 per cent, while orders for machinery dropped 3.2 per cent. In the machinery category, orders for oil drilling equipment were down 7.9 per cent, a decline that may reflect the big plunge in recent months in oil prices. Various oil companies have reported plans to cut back on exploration.The government reported that the overall economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, grew by at a moderate 2.6 per cent annual rate in the October-December quarter, a sharp slowdown from 5 per cent growth in the third quarter.Economists believe that the slowdown will be temporary, and growth will accelerate this year as consumer spending remains strong, reflecting solid hiring and a big drop in gas prices which is giving households more money to spend on other items.The hope is that the gain in consumer spending will be enough to offset a drag from the global economy, reflecting spreading weakness in many key export markets and a rising value of the dollar, which makes U.S. goods less competitive overseas.The expectation now is that the overall U.S. economy will grow at a rate above 3 per cent for all of 2015, given the country the best annual growth in a decade.Factory production in November surpassed its pre-recession peak, according to data from the Federal Reserve, helped by healthy gains at auto plants. read more