Kirk Herbstreit Has A Top 10 Team On “Upset Alert” Today

first_img Trask looked good in backup duty, though he’ll be making his first start at The Swamp today.Tennessee, meanwhile, has been highly disappointing through three weeks. The Volunteers will be looking to get their first huge win today.Opportunity awaits. pic.twitter.com/1BKQ8T8Akh— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) September 21, 2019ESPN analyst Desmond Howard agreed with Herbstreit.“This will be closer than the experts think,” he said.Florida and Tennessee are set to kick off at noon E.T. The game will be on ESPN. ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has placed a top 10 team on “upset alert” heading into today’s slate of Week 4 games.The noted ESPN analyst sees No. 9 Florida having a potentially dangerous game against Tennessee today.“I think Tennessee in a rivalry game, I would not be shocked if it’s closer than you expect,” Herbstreit said on ESPN’s College GameDay this morning.Florida is coming into the game with a backup quarterback in Kyle Trask, who replaced an injured Feleipe Franks under center at Kentucky last week.last_img read more

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At least 119 killed in China plant fire

A massive fire broke out at a poultry plant in northeastern China early Monday, trapping workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse and killing at least 119 people, reports and officials said.Several dozen people also were hurt in the blaze in Jilin province’s Mishazi township, which appeared to have been sparked by three early-morning explosions, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The provincial fire department, on its microblog, attributed the blasts to an ammonia leak. The area around the plant was evacuated, reports CBS News’ Shuai Zhang.Some employees raised the alarm about a fire shortly after a shift began at 6 a.m., and then the lights went out, spiking the level of panic as workers rushed to find an exit, 44-year-old Wang Fengya told Xinhua. State broadcaster CCTV quoted unidentified workers as saying the fire broke out during a change of shifts at the plant, owned by Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Co., and may have originated in a locker room at a time when about 350 workers were at the site. “When I finally ran out and looked back at the plant, I saw high flames,” Wang was quoted as saying. Xinhua said she and three other workers were sent to a hospital in the nearby provincial capital of Changchun.In addition to the dead, the disaster killed at least 162 people, and 54 people were being treated in hospitals, the fire department said in its microblog. Calls to fire and rescue services rang unanswered and hospital administrators said they had no information about the injured.By about noon, the fire had been mostly extinguished and bodies were being recovered from the charred buildings. CCTV footage showed dark smoke billowing up from the prefabricated cement structures topped with corrugated iron roofs. The plant’s “complicated” interior, narrow exits and a locked front gate made escape difficult, Xinhua quoted survivors as saying. It appeared the death toll could continue to rise as more bodies were recovered from the charred buildings. Still, says Xinhua, about 100 workers managed to escape from the plant. The fire highlighted the lax safety standards at many Chinese workplaces. It could also focus renewed scrutiny on China’s biggest pork producer, Shuanghui International — unrelated to the poultry plant — as it seeks to buy U.S. food giant Smithfield in what would be China’s biggest takeover of an American company.Jason Yan, technical director of the U.S. Grains Council, in Beijing, said safety considerations usually came last in the design of such buildings behind features to maximize production and energy efficiency.“I’m sure they consider some aspects of safety design. However, I think safety, to me, is not the first priority in their design plan,” Yan said. Jilin Baoyuanfeng produces 67,000 tons of processed chicken per year and employs about 1,200 people. The plant is located outside the city of Dehui, about 250 miles northeast of China’s capital, Beijing. (CBC News) read more

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