Daily Mullets (October 28)

first_imgI am headed to Stillwater this morning. Carson and I are doing a live podcast on Saturday night between 7-7:30 p.m. (depending on what time he can hustle over there). We will be at Hideaway with David Glidden. Everyone should come out!Football NewsBerry Tramel on Big 12 parity: “That’s outstanding parity and would be exalted if not for the Big 12’s other problems, from dysfunction in the board room to dysfunction in defensive secondaries.” [NewsOK]Of Mike Gundy’s 99 wins, which was the most important? [PFB]Vincent Taylor’s dad on his son’s upbringing: “It was pretty rough for Vincent. He got labeled as a refugee; he got teased for that. He was a big kid, too, and other kids challenged him. From elementary school to middle school, it was very difficult and hard for my son.” [ESPN]Gundy on college football: “They’re going to blink and this will be gone. Most of us that are coaches would love to go back and do it again. It’s like anything else in life. You don’t enjoy it until it’s too late. And I try to stress that to them. Things that are important. Your preparation through the week, what you can control.” [Tulsa World]Mason Rudolph on the WVU defense: “I think they’re good at what they do. We prepared a lot for that this spring and have a lot of stuff on tape we’re going to install.” [NewsOK]Rudolph on getting The President the rock: “[Bracket coverage has] been happening all year and he still gets production. We’ve got to find better ways to get him the ball and we will.” [Tulsa World]This is awesome. From Gundy: “Eddie told me a long time ago, ‘Mike, you’d better have thick skin to be a head coach. It had better be really thick if you’re gonna be the coach at OSU.’ He said, ‘Ultimately people grade success by wins and losses, and if you’re at Oklahoma State it’s not always easy to win. So you’d better believe in yourself and you’d better have thick skin.’” [Tulsa World]Mike Yurcich on WVU’s defense: “They’re a unique defense in that they can drop eight defenders and then also play eight-man front football. So they’re very unique in their style. They create some challenges for you offensively, and it’s a challenge that we’re very eager to meet this week.” [NewsOK]Get hype. Ben Grogan on setting the all-time scoring record.WVU NewsOSU-WVU — a condensed history. [PFB]Good film study here on WVU: Different year, same Dana. [PFB]Dana says he was hired at OSU for one reason. [PFB]Players to watch for WVU. [PFB]Around the LeagueHow the average Big 12 coaching salary looks compared to other conferences. Good post here. [LGG]Hoops NewsBrad Underwood said he’s just going to climb into the stands and watch Homecoming & Hoops tonight with the students. [NewsOK]The best and worst day of Brad Underwood’s career at SFA. [PFB]Travis Ford has landed three (!) top 150 recruits thus far. [PFB]Vine’s deadNoooooo! [The Verge]Top 10 Vines from Up The Thunder. [UTT]Two absolute gems from me. I’ll post a top 10 list later.This will probably always be my favorite Vine ever. https://t.co/oMtJMJ8zbz— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 27, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.center_img This one is pretty great too. RIP Vine. https://t.co/Bfj1niLTZf— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 27, 2016last_img read more

Report: Oklahoma State Defensive Coordinator Glenn Spencer Interviewing for Georgia State Head Coaching Vacancy

first_imgThe coaching rumors are swirling in Stillwater.On top of Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy reportedly speaking with Baylor regarding their head coaching position, Glenn Spencer, the defensive coordinator for OSU, is reportedly in contact with Georgia State regarding their head coaching position.This is according to a report from GoPokes.com citing ‘sources’ that he spoke with officials from the school.Spencer was one of a number of finalists to land the UTSA head coaching job last season, before returning to the school to coach the defense for OSU again this year.Not only are there rumors swirling about Gundy and Spencer, the Cowboys ace recruiter, Marcus Arroyo, is also reportedly being considered for the head coacing job at San Jose State. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Baylor AD Provides Conflicting Report on Head Football Coaching Position

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. On Tuesday, while opening the introductory press conference for new head coach Matt Rhule, Baylor’s athletic director Mack Rhoades stated that no other candidates were offered the position.Mack Rhoades introduces Matt Rhule by saying “the only coach we offered the job to” #Baylor— Jessica Morrey (@JessicaMorrey) December 7, 2016This comes just one day after it was reported by Jim Traber of the Sports Animal that Mike Gundy turned down the school’s 10-year, $60-million offer.Pat Jones, also of the Sports Animal-Tulsa (and Gundy’s former head coach at Oklahoma State) also reported that Baylor had made an offer for the current Cowboy coach’s services.Someone is not telling the truth. And I’m not exactly sure who I believe.Either Jim Traber or Baylor’s AD is lying. https://t.co/NBoqZNlYkt— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) December 7, 2016last_img read more

Despite Baseball Run, Majority Still Consider Gundy Favorite OSU Coach

first_imgMaybe it was silly for me to think this was going to be closer than it ended up being, but I would not have thought Mike Gundy would have run away with this poll question like he did. Gundy received 67 percent of the vote to 25 percent for Josh Holliday and 8 percent combined for Mike Boynton and John Smith in favorite coach on campus right now in Stillwater.This is a tough one — Gundy is clearly feeling himself right now with the mullet and the 2017 squad he’s put together. It feels weird to not vote for him even though it sometimes seems like Boynton or Holliday would be easier to get along with in real life. I guess I’d go Gundy as well, but I’m doing it under protest and without 100 percent conviction.Who is your favorite #okstate coach right now?— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) May 30, 2017Your comments and thoughts are below.Tyler: Here’s to hoping Gundy wins the national title and cries like Holiday and uses his mullet to wipe away the tearsB: Holiday by far. Loyal, passionate, not afraid to play anyone and transparent with media/fans. Oh, and he recruits well!Stepdaddy: Smith and Holiday are studs. Both are truly from the cowboy mold. They don’t make excuses about not having facilities, they don’t whine to the media about Mike Holder being a meanie, in the case of Holiday he manages the games extremely well. They both recruit well. They simply get it done!Forever 14: Where are the buttons for the women’s tennis and softball coaches? I think they have both done amazing jobs. As for the listed men’s coaches, I really like all of them for different reasons. Holliday did an amazing job with his team at the tournament. Gundy because I love watching his press conferences and for how far he’s brought the team. Boynton because how can you not love him at this point (long run TBD), and John Smith because he’s FREAKING JOHN SMITH!!Mark: Boynton is a wait-and-see, but gosh, other than that, you gotta be proud looking at a list like this.JG: The fact that the coach with multiple national championships is near the bottom in the poll is astounding. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Three Things Mike Gundy has to Evaluate in the QB Decision (After Oregon State)

first_imgAfter months of evaluating Spencer Sanders’ high school tape, Hawai’i football games, and every drop of hearsay that leaks out of Stillwater, there will finally be a new data point to evaluate this week: game performance.The depth chart and Mike Gundy’s weekly presser tell us somehow, reps will be split and both quarterbacks will see live-action, snaps, and tangible outcomes for all to see and form opinions from.As of Friday’s press conference:“Nothing changed,” Gundy said. “Both of them are getting better every day. We have a really good plan in place — it’s not something that I’m going to discuss publicly at this time.” [ESPN]What qualities, what eye-test factors, what numbers do we need to see to proclaim a favorite (or starter?) at this point?1. Dru Brown Has to be Two-Wins BetterCall it a handicap, call it overvaluing recruiting stars, call it overweighting future seasons, but a rational decision can’t just look at here and now and say that’s all that matters. Let me say that again, right now isn’t all that matters. How different is our current situation if Spencer Sanders got the TCU game and Dru Brown got the bowl game? How much more do we understand the physical giftings (Sanders eats safeties for breakfast) and the intangibles (is Dru the second coming of George Patton?) The different evaluations and conversations, the reps that wouldn’t be split could be material.All of that to say those decisions are a sunk cost but it’s ignorant to ignore the lesson. If Dru Brown is nearly dead even with Spencer Sanders, you’re telling every senior next year that you could care less about their team, their chances of winning. It goes without saying but a snap, a series, a quarter invested in Sanders, is highly likely to pay dividends next season.If pulling a name from a hat to play quarterback is likely to result in the same win total this year, why wouldn’t you play the player that results in compounding returns?Therefore, my number is two games. If Dru Brown is the difference between eight wins and six, nine wins and seven, and by all means, 10 and eight wins, play him. I’ll get behind whatever it is that makes him two wins better and understand. I won’t love it but I’ll ride the train and “Go Pokes”.2. What Do the Numbers Say?We can look at points per drive, touchdowns, incompletions, and interceptions. We can’t Clint Chelf-against-Mississippi State-in-2013 this.Now that we’ve all enjoyed the fact that OSU beat Dak Prescott, but the numbers caveat is that let’s give each guy a chance to prove himself.Now, who has better numbers at the end of the day? Give me two more touchdowns (a combination of rushing and passing) than turnovers. I want to see read options with both quarterbacks and Chuba Hubbard and see how those plays turn out yardage.Bonus stats to observe: how many receivers does each QB connect with?3. Who Uses All Parts of the Field?A good offense can do multiple things well, forcing a defense to account for multiple threats and exposing vulnerabilities. If Marcus Keyes and Johnny Wilson can blow open four yards of turf consistently for Chuba Hubbard, theoretically, Jelani Woods and Dillon Stoner could set up tents in the linebackers spots and gash the defense.Now, given the offensive constraints, the talent on the field with him, who utilizes playmakers best? Who produces more yards with Tylan Wallace? Does Wallace have better chemistry with one than the other?Probably the best way to communicate this is who can “Mason Rudolph” (verb) the offense and who Daxx Garman’s (another verb) it. Rudolph had a way of breathing life into the unit — being able to hit guys all over the field with intermediate and long throws.  It felt like Rudolph rarely met a third-down he couldn’t convert by hitting a receiver just past the sticks regardless of the distance. Garman was an admirable player but a one-trick pony — chunk it deep or turnover on downs.One of my favorites. This is NFL throw. Anticipation, Ball thrown before MA clears LB. Big 4th down conversion. pic.twitter.com/lVxyuQKDVi— Adam Lunt (@AdamLunt817) May 7, 2017Can one of these guys hit guys outside the numbers, down the field, make a guy miss in space, and hit the timing routes? What about three of the four? That’s the guy who needs to take the reins. Or maybe, the guy who will be able to do that by November needs to take them. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

PFB Roundtable: On Chuba and Tylan’s Workload and OSU’s Defense

first_imgThe PFB editors got together to discuss the K-State win, Chuba’s hefty workload and what we’ve seen from the defense thus far. Hope you enjoy.Kyle Cox: Does the heavy usage of Chuba and Tylan bother you at all?Kyle Boone: Chuba’s usage bothers me because of the position he plays. Tylan’s doesn’t because receivers don’t get injured as often. Every year in the NFL or in CFB we see running backs wear down, and in some cases, get injured because of it. He’s shouldering such a heavy load that he’s inevitably more susceptible to injury. Maybe it’s worth it because he’s so good, but when you’re getting 30+ carries a game you’re playing with fire.Cox: I know it’s been a big storyline so far, and for good reason, but I’m not sure I really care. It would be ideal to have a little more production from LD Brown or someone else, but I think I agree with Gundy. Chuba makes this a different offense. You gotta play him.Marshall Scott: Chuba’s 37 carries again Texas were troublesome, but the 25 against K-State weren’t.As for Tylan I think it would worry me if there were no other capable receivers on the roster, but there are plenty. One day a team will find out a way to corral Tylan, and that day Dillon Stoner, Jordan McCray, C.J. Moore of the Cowboy backs will be there.Cox: Yes, Tylan’s doesn’t at all. I agree with Boone. My stand looks pretty silly if he gets injured.I’m more worried about Tylan getting hurt trying to run up the middle or crack-blocking some dude.Kyle Porter: I’m worried about Chuba come November. He’s on pace for 325 carries, which he can handle but every carry is one more opportunity for the unspeakable to happen.Cox: How good can this defense actually be? Am I overreacting to a win over Kansas State?I thought OSU might be really good last year after Boise, but then Tech hangs 40 on them a week later.Scott: I think in classic OSU defense style, there will be more down moments this year. But with that said, I think it’s fair to say this is a good defense for OSU standards.Boone: I’ve been pumping up the defense (because, in part, #content). I think I just need to see it against a team with a competent QB. OSU didn’t respect K-State’s vertical passing game and doubled down on shoving the box with dudes. That won’t work when Brock Purdy, Jalen Hurts etc. etc. are behind center.Porter: I think they’ll be better than we think against offensively-inept teams and worse than we think against elite offensive teams.Which will be frustrating.Scott: TruePorter: But I do think they have some dudes, which obviously matters. And it appears that Jim Knowles can in fact scheme in the Big 12. I thought what they did against Texas was so underrated. Again (FOR THOSE IN THE BACK) OSU gave up fewer points to Texas than mighty LSU.Cox: I know Tech stinks, but I’m mildly nervous about Jett Duffey running for 120 yards on them.Scott: I for one am not the most worried about Duffey.Cox: I think OSU wins going away. Maybe I just wanna see the defense contain a more mobile QB, like with my own eyes.Boone: It feels like at least once a year, OSU randomly surrenders a career game to a third-string quarterback. So if Duffey went off for 500 yards and 8 touchdowns, it would be about as surprising as OSU holding him to 120 yards passing would be.Cox: 😱Boone: Remember when OSU made Chris Johnson look like Peyton Manning? That was fun!Porter: Tech has won one of the last 10 games against OSU. I’m not mega-worried.Cox: Cooper Rush made it to the pros based solely on his last game against OSU! While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

PFB Picks: Can Oklahoma State Get Bowl Eligible Against TCU?

first_imgThe Cowboys are home after their upset win in Ames and looking for that ever-elusive consecutive conference victory. OSU hasn’t strung together Big 12 wins in two years and hasn’t bested TCU in three. Hopefully both of those streaks end on Saturday.Ahead of the action PFB’s staff convened to lay out our predictions for OSU-TCU.Final ScoreKyle Boone — Oklahoma State 35 | TCU 27: OSU’s success here is dependent upon its success opening up the run game. TCU ranks No. 15 defensively in that department. And yet … I know what my eyes have seen this season, and my eyes tell me Chuba Hubbard could slice through the Patriots defense so long as five guys in front of him are attempting to block. Big week for Hubbard, big win for OSU.Kyle Cox — Oklahoma State 31 | TCU 24: I think the Cowboys get bowl eligible in Week 9. They are currently on pace with last year’s team, but I think this defense is better and Spencer Sanders has enough weapons to get the better of his frosh QB counterpart, Max Duggan.Marshall Scott — TCU 35 | Oklahoma State 31: I, like most I’m sure, am terrible at picking Oklahoma State football games. With that said, here is my justification for this: OSU sometimes struggles with mobile QBs, and Duggan can do that. Duggan also has one of the most dynamic weapons in the conference in Jalen Reagor, who I think OSU’s defense could have a hard time stopping. Offensively, OSU wasn’t great last weekend in Ames, and TCU is good defensively.Kyle Porter — TCU 33 | Oklahoma State 21: I don’t really trust either team, but Mike Gundy and Co. have lost both Tylan and the benefit of the doubt over the last few weeks. It took an outlier defensive game in Ames for OSU to even have a chance, and now I’m supposed to believe they’re going to beat TCU with either two elite defensive performances in a row or a renewed offense without their most talented guy? I’m dubious.Which Receiver Will Step Up in Tylan’s Absence?Boone: Jelani Woods could have a big role in the passing game, and he’s been really solid of late. With TCU likely stacking the box and daring Sanders to throw, short, quick passes across the middle could free him up to have a big game.Cox: Braydon Johnson. He’s been as efficient as he has been dynamic when given the chance. And I foresee and bigger workload for the speedy sophomore.Scott: I’ll go with Dillon Stoner. He seems due for a decent game. It’s kind of incredible that neither he or Landon Wolf has a TD catch this season.Porter: Feels like C.J. Moore time. He’s almost two years into the program, and while we’re certainly not in make or break territory for him, we’re definitely in make or start asking some questions about what the future looks like territory. Also: Braydon.Defensive Player of the GameBoone: Amen Ogbongbemiga. Total guess, but when you’re throwing a hail mary prediction, I suppose a player whose name typically concludes a prayer is a safe bet.Cox: Kolby Harvell-Peel. He was disruptive in the passing game in Ames and I think he continues that against the freshman pass Duggan.Scott: Jarrick Bernard. I don’t know, I just have a hunch.Porter:A.J. Green. I think I maybe always pick him. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Prep for the DHS eForum

first_imgQuestionnaire Section4: Pregnancy & Postnatal Care. part1Questionnaire Section4: Pregnancy & Postnatal Care.part2Interviewer Manual: Pregnancy and Postnatal CareInterviewer Manual: CalendarQuestionnaire: CalendarTabulation Plan for Reproductive Health Please spread the word about our online discussion. We hope to engage and involve a broad array of experts around the world, especially those working in developing countries, who use DHS data for maternal health research and programming. Posted on May 8, 2009November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The DHS eforum will launch any day now! If you haven’t already done so, register here so that you will be able to participate in this important online discussion that will provide input to the DHS program on the maternal health content of the revised DHS questionnaire. Note that these documents are from the last round of the DHS and are provided for background purposes. The newly revised questionnaires were posted on 6/2/2009. More to come! Stay tuned…Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Meanwhile, check out these excellent background documents that our colleagues from The Futures Institute (who will be moderating the eforum) have put together.last_img read more

Trans Tasman Tour Diary – Daniel Barton

first_imgThursday, 26 April 2012 Well today is the day. After all the preparation and lead up, it is finally time for the games to begin. This is my first experience at this level and so far it has been most enjoyable. The boys have been really good at helping me become a part of the team and I have struck up a number of new friendships. To represent Australia has been a goal of mine for a long time, so I am really excited to be finally able to wear the green and gold.On ANZAC Day we were afforded the privilege of marching in the Mudgee service, which was an honour and seeing some of the old diggers still marching with us is both inspirational and humbling.In the lead up to game one on Thursday night we had a few things planned for us as well as having plenty of free time to ourselves. After breakfast we had a team meeting and then had our last light training run. The session was good and allowed us to put the final touches on our preparation.Traddy gave us the rest of the afternoon to ourselves so a few of us decided to have a game of ‘frisbee golf’, as there is a course set up where we are staying. So off we all strode to the first tee, the format being a three man Ambrose. A few of the notable ‘shots’ from our afternoon included Stowie and Robbie losing frisbees in the water and another player throwing one on the roof. (Me!) It was great fun for all and a rematch has been set for the following day.By this time it was 3.00pm which left us a couple of hours until we needed to have dinner and start getting ready. A deck of cards was produced and a game of poker started. Goody, Jack, Ranga, Stowie and I were involved and the sledging began almost immediately. Fortunately on this occasion we knocked Stowie out early so he was kept quiet for a while. The game lasted a while and Ranga and I were the last two left in. We called it a draw.So the time had come, dinner, then our final preparations before heading to the ground. I was excited but at the same time nervous. Putting the jersey on for the first time in the dressing sheds is something I will never forget. Once we were all ready Traddy had some nice words to say for the four guys who were returning or debuting. Topey, Troy and Knuckles have played before but have been out of the side for a little while and myself, well it was my first game. Our warm up was good and we could all see how greasy the conditions were going to be. And then it was time to run out and face up to the Kiwis for the first time. All the boys had our final embraces and wished each other the best of luck. The national anthem was special and the team sung loudly and very proudly. There were a few tears that show how much that playing for your country means. I suppose the rest is history, but winning your first game with a great group of blokes is special, let alone that you are playing for your country. All I can say is that this week has been fantastic and hopefully we can finish the job on Friday night!There are plenty of ways to keep in touch with the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, which will be held at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex from Thursday, 26 April to Saturday, 28 April 2012, including in the following ways: Websites: www.austouch.com.au www.transtasman.mytouchfooty.com Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #transtasman2012 in your tweets) YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballauslast_img read more

Gonzalo Castro swaps Dortmund for Stuttgart

first_imgTransfers Gonzalo Castro swaps Dortmund for Stuttgart Stephen Creek 22:15 6/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) gonzalocastro-cropped Getty Images Transfers Borussia Dortmund Club Friendlies Stuttgart The German continues his career in the Bundesliga, signing a three-year deal with Die Schwaben Borussia Dortmund midfielder Gonzalo Castro has joined Bundesliga rivals Stuttgart in a deal reported to be worth up to €7 million (£6m/$8m).The 31-year-old joined Dortmund from Bayer Leverkusen for €11m in 2015 and made a positive impact in his first season, scoring three goals in 25 Bundesliga appearances as the club finished second, 10 points behind Bayern Munich.Since then, Castro’s performances have dwindled and he started only 16 of the club’s league matches as they finished fourth in 2017-18, and he joins Stuttgart on the back of their successful seventh-placed finish on their first season back in the Bundesliga. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar A message on Dortmund’s official Twitter account read: “Thanks for everything, ‘Gonzo’!”Our number 27 leaves the BVB after three years and moves to VfB Stuttgart.”We wish you all the best!”Danke für alles, “Gonzo”! Unsere Nummer 27 verlässt nach drei Jahren den BVB und wechselt zum @VfB Stuttgart.Wir wünschen Dir alles Gute! pic.twitter.com/qByFefJ2ui— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) June 29, 2018Meanwhile, Stuttgart have allowed striker Daniel Ginczek to move to Wolfsburg on a four-year deal.The 27-year-old target man, who began his career at Dortmund and enjoyed his most prolific spell at St. Pauli, scored seven goals in 17 starts in the Bundesliga in 2017-18.A new striker in Green-White! VfB Stuttgart striker Daniel #Ginczek is on his way to #VfLWolfsburg, with the 27-year-old having signed a deal until 2022. #vflwolfsburg pic.twitter.com/zmD1Ac3MOR— VfL Wolfsburg EN (@VfLWolfsburg_EN) June 29, 2018last_img read more