Kirk Herbstreit: This Team “Needs Help” To Get Into The CFB Playoff

first_imgKirk Herbstreit thinks a team could be out of the playoff.Last night, the updated College Football Playoff rankings were unveiled. There were few surprises.Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan made up the top four, in that order. Right behind them were Georgia and Oklahoma.While Georgia is on the outside looking in, the Bulldogs control their own destiny. Win out, beat Alabama in the SEC title game and they’re in. The same probably can’t be said for Oklahoma.Even if the Sooners go 12-1 with a win in the Big 12 Championship Game, they might still be left out. Kirk Herbstreit thinks so.During his analysis of the rankings last night on ESPN, Herbie said only five teams control their own destiny, and did not include the Sooners.“They need help. Oklahoma needs a Michigan loss or a Notre Dame loss. That’s not controlling their own destiny,” Herbstreit said.In our estimation, Herbstreit seems to be correct. If Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame are all undefeated, they will all be in the playoff. If Michigan and Oklahoma are both 12-1, the Wolverines likely keep the edge because they will have road wins over Ohio State and Michigan State, plus wins over Penn State, Wisconsin and whoever the Big Ten West champion would be.It is hard to imagine that resume not being good enough to make the CFP.[ 247 Sports ]last_img read more

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GM Canada to keep Maven carsharing in Toronto as number of US

David Paddon, The Canadian Press TORONTO — General Motors will continue to operate its Maven car-sharing service in Toronto despite plans to pull out of eight North American markets, including New York City and Chicago.GM Canada spokeswoman Jennifer Wright says the company continues to look for opportunities to improve and expand its Maven car-sharing operations in Canada.Maven’s Toronto fleet started in February 2018 with about 40 vehicles and a dozen Toronto locations — mostly in the downtown core and midtown neighbourhoods.The number of locations has more than doubled to 29 with more than 60 vehicles.Toronto was the first city outside the United States to have Maven, starting about two years after it was launched in 2016 in the United States.GM Canada has also designated Toronto as the future home of a “mobility campus” at the Eastern Avenue industrial corridor, east of the Don River Valley.“It will be a multi-use site (that includes) a dealership — you know, retail sales — but also a hotbed to show some of these latest innovations,” Wright said Tuesday.GM continues to say it is committed to doing research and development in Canada, even as it plans to end vehicle assembly in Oshawa, Ont., by the end of this year.GM Canada president Travis Hester announced May 8, along with Unifor national president Jerry Dias, that about 22 hectares of the Oshawa facility will be converted into a test track for autonomous and other advanced vehicles.That would complement a nearby GM R&D centre in Oshawa and another north of Toronto in Markham. The two R&D facilities work on advanced safety, infotainment, software development and autonomous vehicle technology read more

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