ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 01: Former University of Michigan player Desmond Howard watches the action on the field during the game between the University of Alabama and the University of Michigan at Cowboys Stadium on September 1, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. Alabama defeated Michigan 41-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)You’ll be hard-pressed to find a bigger Michigan fan than Wolverines legend Desmond Howard. But in the wake of Michigan’s loss to Penn State and overall struggles, Howard had a tough evaluation of head coach Jim Harbaugh.In a recent appearance on ESPN’s Get Up!, the former Heisman Trophy winner and Super Bowl MVP called the Michigan football program “behind schedule based upon expectations.”Howard explained that Michigan should have been in contention for a national title by the fourth year of Harbaugh’s tenure. But it’s now Harbaugh’s fifth year and they are not quite ready to compete for one.Via 247Sports: “I think the state of the program right now is behind schedule based upon expectations,” Howard said. “Meaning, when they went out to get Jim Harbaugh, that was a big get. Oh man, we got the best coach out there… Everyone expected Michigan to compete for a national championship, probably by year four. Now, we’re in year five and Michigan has yet to compete for a conference championship. So at this point, I think it’s safe to say they’re behind schedule.”Howard went on to call the state of things that Michigan “indefensible” when it comes to Harbaugh’s record in big games.It’s tough to argue with the assessment.When Harbaugh took over in 2015 after a stellar tenure with the San Francisco 49ers, and an even more successful spell at Stanford before that, it was believed he’d return Michigan to the national title picture.But while Harbaugh’s record is the best at Michigan since the late-1990s, his inability to beat Ohio State or win a major bowl game has been a frequent criticism.And when Desmond Howard starts expressing his doubts, you know that there’s serious trouble brewing in Ann Arbor.
← Previous Story TV Grosswallstadt sacked Biegler – A new chief is Peter David Next Story → “The best start of the season” – TOP 10: Veszprem and Budućnost rules Robert ArrheniusTHW Kiel Another Swedish line-player, defense specialist from Spanish Aragon, Robert Arrhenius is ready to substite his countryman, Markus Ahlm, who broke a hand and will be out of the game until New Year. This rumuors coming from the Swedish media, who also gave a statement of Swedish national coach, Ola Lindgren:– That is good for us.If it is a true, Arrhenius will stay with “Zebras” until end of the World Championships in Sweden 2011, after he will come back to his team – Aragon from Zaragoza.Robert Arrhenius is born at 1979 in Skovde, Sweden. He played for Skovde, Teka Cantabria from 2000 to 2003, HSG Nordhorn 2003-2006 and now for Aragon.
THE DEATH RATE among HIV-positive adults from AIDS-related causes has halved over the past decade, new research shows.However, the risk of dying from a non-AIDS cancer has remained stable.The research, published today in The Lancet, covered 50,000 HIV-positive adults across Europe, the United States, and Australia in receipt of antiretroviral therapy (ART).The mortality rate decreased from 17.5 deaths per 1000 person-years in 1999-2000 to 9.1 deaths in 2009-2011.Decreases were recorded in deaths related to AIDS (5.9 to 2.0), liver disease (2.7 to 0.9), and cardiovascular disease (1.8 to 0.9).The reason for the latter two decreases can not be pinned down, but researchers believe it may be due to better management of traditional risk factors like smoking and drinking, or less-toxic ART treatment.Non-AIDs related cancer continues to be main cause of deaths, accounting for 23%.Study leader Dr Colette Smith from University College London said the study provides “further evidence” for the benefits of ART treatment.“But despite these positive results,” she said, “AIDS-related disease remains the leading cause of death in this population.”“Continued efforts to ensure good ART adherence and to diagnose more individuals at an earlier stage before the development of severe immunodeficiency are important to ensure that the low death rate from AIDS is sustained and potentially decreased even further.”Read: Baby ‘cured’ of HIV has relapsed >Panti: “As someone who is HIV positive, I would encourage everybody to get tested” >