The SEC Is Getting Crushed For Its Week 1 Performance

first_imgJeremy Pruitt looks onto the field during a Tennessee game. He finds himself on the hot seat after a poor start.KNOXVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Jeremy Pruitt of the Tennessee Volunteers on the sidelines during the first half of the game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee won the game 24-7. (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images)The Southeastern Conference is known as the best conference in college football and, while that still might be the case, it has opened itself up to some mocking in Week 1.Several SEC programs have turned in frustrating and embarrassing performances to open the 2019 college football season.Tennessee suffered the most-embarrassing loss of the weekend, falling at home to Georgia State.The fan base is currently roasting Jeremy Pruitt.I have watched Tennessee football since I was 3 years old and this is rock bottom. Beyond words. Beyond belief.— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) August 31, 2019Ole Miss, meanwhile, fell to Memphis. The Tigers are a good team, so this isn’t really a major upset, but it’s not good.FINAL: Memphis 15, Ole Miss 10.If you’re an Ole Miss fan who refers to Memphis as Tiger High, perhaps you should encourage your administration to get a home-and-home series with Tiger Middle. Might be time to move down a level. https://t.co/fYklBj8Zay— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) August 31, 2019South Carolina, meanwhile, fell to underdog North Carolina, giving Mack Brown his first win with the Tar Heels.Mack Brown, who hasn’t coached in 5 years, leads a former 2-9 North Carolina team to upset the SEC’s South Carolina! In his FIRST GAME back. There’s a reason he’s in CFB’s Hall of Fame!! 🐐🐐🐐#MackIsBack #NorthCarolina pic.twitter.com/o3W5yKWPGO— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) August 31, 2019In total, it was a rough day for the SEC East.Georgia State > TennesseeNorth Carolina > South CarolinaMemphis > Ole MissThe SEC is like every other conference. A few good teams and then a lot of meh.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) August 31, 2019Alabama, meanwhile, looked dominant against Duke, and Georgia is expected to blow out Vanderbilt. Auburn has a chance for a massive win against Oregon, too.The SEC is far from a dominant league to-to-bottom, though.last_img read more

UN rights chief calls on Afghanistan to reinstate moratorium on executions

“I am deeply troubled by this sudden resort to execution after three years of refraining from carrying out the death penalty,” she said in a statement issued today. Saying the circumstances of the executions may constitute a breach of Afghanistan’s obligations under international law, the High Commissioner called on the Government “to reinstate a moratorium on the carrying out of any further executions.”In a statement issued yesterday, the top UN envoy to Afghanistan also expressed his concern at the use of the death penalty in the war-torn nation. Tom Koenigs called for Afghanistan to “continue working towards attaining highest human rights standards and ensuring that due process of law and the rights of all citizens are respected.”Meanwhile, Ms. Arbour will begin a four-day visit to Sri Lanka tomorrow, at the invitation of the Government.The visit to the South Asian nation, which has been embroiled in a decades-long conflict between Government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), is part of the High Commissioner’s efforts to engage with Member States in the promotion and protection of human rights. While in Colombo, Ms. Arbour will be meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa, senior Government officials, and representatives of political parties, UN agencies, the diplomatic community and civil society, Yvon Edoumou of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) told reporters in Geneva.The High Commissioner will also meet with members of the Tamil movement, including Members of Parliament representing the Tamil National Alliance, with whom she will raise issues concerning human rights, Mr. Edoumou added. 9 October 2007United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has urged Afghanistan to reinstate a moratorium on the death penalty following the execution of 15 convicted prisoners in Kabul on Sunday. read more