Major College Football Coach Reportedly Landed A New Job

first_imgUtah State football faces New Mexico State.TUCSON, AZ – DECEMBER 29: Linebacker David Woodward #9 of the Utah State Aggies leaps with the football over wide receiver Johnathan Boone #13 of the New Mexico State Aggies after an interception during the first half of the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl game at Arizona Stadium on December , 29017 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Gary Andersen has had one of the more strange careers for a successful college football coach in some time.The 54-year old Utahn left Utah State for Wisconsin after the 2012 season, when Bret Bielema departed the Badgers for the Arkansas job.He was 20-7 in two years at UW, with a 13-3 mark in Big Ten play and a Big Ten West title in 2014, and then made the very strange jump to Oregon State, one of the most difficult jobs in the Pac-12.It has been suggested that Andersen wasn’t comfortable with some of the recruiting restrictions at Wisconsin, and he might’ve been more comfortable out West. Still, he only last about two-and-a-half seasons with the Beavers.Mid-way through year three, with a 1-5 record, Oregon State and Andersen mutually decided to part ways. He agreed to be released from a costly buyout as well, as his contract ran through 2021.After a year on staff at his alma mater Utah, Gary Andersen will reportedly take over Utah State football once again.It has been rumored for a few days, after his successor Matt Wells took the job at Texas Tech. Now, it is almost official.From the Herald Journal:Former USU head coach Gary Andersen is coming back to Cache Valley. Two sources confirmed with the Herald Journal on Saturday afternoon Andersen will once again be taking over the Aggie helm. An official announcement will likely take place Sunday.Andersen will be the first repeat USU head coach on the gridiron in the history of the program. The Salt Lake City native was instrumental in the Aggies turning a corner in the early-2010s. USU went 26-24 during Andersen’s four seasons at the helm from 2009-2012, and he led the Aggies to back-to-back bowl appearances before taking the head coaching job at Big 10 Conference power Wisconsin.Earlier today, reports came out that Utah State boosters had “taken over” the coaching search. College football insider Bruce Feldman said that the Aggies coaching search situation had gotten messy.Looks like donor pressure may push former #OregonState HC Gary Andersen back into the head coaching job at #UtahState. The school shut down its search. This one has gotten really messy there.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 8, 2018Andersen was 26-24 at Utah State, but finished on an extremely high note. After a 7-6 season in year three, his Aggies went 11-2 in 2012, and made a second-straight trip to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.The Aggies finished that season ranked No. 16 in the AP Poll and No. 17 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.Wells leaves Andersen a 10-2 football team with one of the best defenses in the Group of Five, and a program that has gone to five bowls in six years. Even with the controversy, Andersen has the chance to continue the sustained success that he helped establish in Logan.[Herald Journal]last_img read more

Iron ore processing experts announce collaboration on major beneficiation projects

first_imgCDE Global and ProMet Engineers have announced the signing of an agreement which will enhance the options available to iron ore processors requiring beneficiation systems in order to maximise efficiencies from their operations. The agreement will focus on the development of a new suite of iron ore beneficiation plants aimed at small and medium sized processors for whom the current plant offering does not cater.“We are focusing on the development of range of iron ore beneficiation plants for operators requiring capacities up to 2.4 million tons per year” explains CDE Asia Managing Director, Manish Bhartia. “Up until now this is a segment of the market that has been overlooked by existing suppliers to the industry. The agreement we have signed with ProMet Engineers will allow for both companies to bring together their individual expertise to create new, innovative processing systems for the iron ore industry.”CDE identified this gap in the market following the experience they have gained in recent years in the design and delivery of turnkey iron ore washing plants to steel producers in India. “The expansion of our offering to include full beneficiation is the next logical step as we seek to expand our market coverage in India” explains Bhartia. “As we examined how we can best achieve this it became clear to us that ProMet Engineers were the perfect match.”For many small to medium sized steel producers there are significant benefits to be enjoyed from the introduction of a full beneficiation plant but the level of investment currently required in order to get a system like this fully operational is a significant barrier. “Our iron ore washing plants are delivering significant efficiency improvements for operators thanks to the reduction in silica and alumina levels and the subsequent increase in Fe content they are delivering” says Bhartia. “The development of this new suite of beneficiation plants will give smaller operators the opportunity to further improve efficiencies within their processing operations and enhance their capability to grow.”ProMet Engineers mirror the enthusiasm from CDE for the new collaboration as they seek to develop coverage in India. The company has developed significant experience working in the Australian and African markets through its offices in Perth and Cape Town and in recent times has been concentrating considerable efforts on building a project portfolio in the Indian market. “We can count some of the largest iron ore processing companies in the world among our customers” explains Chairman of ProMet Engineers, Jim Cribbes. “Given this experience and the levels of iron ore available in India it is a market that is of significant interest to us. The new agreement with CDE will allow us to marry our process engineering expertise in iron ore processing with CDE’s capability in the delivery of turnkey mineral processing projects.”In addition to the processing of iron ore, ProMet Engineers also has significant experience with a range of industrial minerals and have also worked on many coal and non ferrous processing systems including gold, nickel, silver, zinc and lead among others. “This agreement with Promet in India is the first stage of a process that will allow both companies to take advantage of the opportunities that exist for our systems on an international level”  says Chairman of CDE Global, Tony Convery. This is echoed by ProMet Engineers Managing Director, David Glynn who says “The ProMet Engineers CDE partnership moves us both closer to our long term strategic objectives. The significance of this development not only for both of our companies but in terms of the enhanced product offer it creates for mineral processing companies in India cannot be over emphasised.”last_img read more