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Nick Saban Opened Up About Jalen Hurts’ Potential Transfer

first_imgJalen Hurts points to the sky.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 29: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to the sidelines for the play call against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Today’s Alabama-Georgia SEC Championship Game could be the final SEC contest of Jalen Hurts’ career. Hurts, who dominated the SEC for the first two seasons of his career, has been relegated to backup duty with the emergence of Tua Tagovailoa this season.Hurts will likely still be playing high-major college football in 2019, though it likely won’t be at Alabama. The Crimson Tide’s quarterback is expected to graduate, transfer and play somewhere else in 2019.Alabama’s head coach, Nick Saban, is reportedly on board with the idea of a Hurts transfer.CBS’ Gary Danielson revealed during last weekend’s Alabama-Auburn game that he talked to Saban about a Hurts transfer.From 247Sports:“We were talking to Coach Saban on Friday about the transfers of quarterbacks and he said I really think now Jalen has to think about transferring. And he said I’m for it, right? He said I’m for him to look at (a potential transfer). But look at the success in college football – and these are top rated teams – that transfer quarterbacks have had in football. I mean, right down the list, (they’ve made a) major impact.“And I think a couple guys are going to be sought-after. You know Kelly Bryant is going to be sought-after, Jalen Hurts is going to be sought-after. I mean, you don’t know – and I don’t want to throw anything in the middle of it – but what’s going to happen with Georgia? Jake Fromm’s playing and they’re not gonna bench Jake Fromm, he’s playing too good. And Justin Fields wants to play, too. And if he looks around and he goes, look at what other people have done when they’ve left, it’s hard to say I’m just going to stick it out and play one year.”Saban reportedly said that he would help Hurts make a decision if that’s what he wanted, too.“I asked Nick in that same meeting, I said do you think he will ask your opinion on where he should go if he transfers, or when he transfers?” he said. “And Nick kind of looked at me and he goes well, you know what, we’ve been in this together since I recruited him and now the whole three years and the whole thing this year, I would think that he and his parents would probably ask my opinion at least and want to talk about it.”There will likely be several major programs interested in Hurts if he does decide to transfer. It’s unclear at this point what specific programs might be interested in him, but there would be plenty of potential suitors.There’s still plenty of football to be played, though.Alabama and Georgia are set to kick off at 4 p.m. E.T. The game is on CBS.last_img read more

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Hotelier bans customers from leaving tips at his restaurant saying the more

first_imgThe Langdale Chase Hotel in Windermere, Cumbria “A plate of expensive ingredients or more expensive bottle of wine involves no more workload or effort from the service personnel as a lesser plate of ingredients or bottle of house.”If the service charge is 15 per cent and your bill is £100 you are paying £15 service but if your bill is £200 you’re paying £30 service – when the service you received was exactly the same.”Special occasions can cost you the equivalent of another meal with these charges put onto your bill.”If the customer comes to us, I respect their loyalty for choosing us. I do not want to insult them with an added surcharge – with us what you see is what you pay.”If customers want to leave a tip, we do not take it. I do not think there is anywhere else doing this.” Langdale Chase, an independent hotel with 29 bedrooms, is located on the shores of Windermere and first opened in 1930.The hotel, which featured on ITV1 documentary The Lakes, pays its junior waiting staff £7.20 an hour – the national minimum wage – with supervisors receiving an extra £1.50 an hour.Management salaries for serving staff are around £22,000 while head chefs can expect to be paid up to £30,000.But all staff benefit from being able to live in the hotel’s newly built £1,000,000 staff quarters and receive two meals a day for the cost of £5.18 daily. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Staff at the country house hotel, which has its own restaurant and bar, are paid the national minimum wage or higher but are also provided with accommodation and food for a small daily cost.Mr Noblett, 54, who lives in nearby Bowness, said: “Establishments should not be inflicting a service charge on your bill.”These are supposed to be discretionary, but who wants the embarrassment of doing the walk of shame when querying this charge and having management approach you with the old saying ‘wasn’t everything ok?'”The customer has chosen to use our establishment over other establishments – shouldn’t we be giving them the service charge for their loyalty in using their facility, and enticing them to come back?”My main beef is with the fact that the more you spend, the more you are nailed. A hotelier believes his restaurant is the only place in the UK to stop customers from leaving tips.At The Langdale Chase Hotel in Windermere, Cumbria, service charges are not added to diners’ bills and customers are advised not to leave tips in a bid to encourage repeat custom.Thomas Noblett, the hotel’s managing director, said while he couldn’t police customers slipping staff cash directly it was not fair for diners to be automatically slapped with extra charges.center_img Why should the customer be paying the wages for the staff? They have come in to spend their well-earned moneyThomas Noblett My main beef is with the fact that the more you spend, the more you are nailedThomas Noblett And Mr Noblett said it was unfair to other customer-facing industries to expect diners to tip or even to make up low staff wages with service charges.However, he admits it is impossible to police instances of customers directly giving money to staff in their hand – but said all employees are happy with the rule.Mr Noblett, who is also a world record holding swimmer, said: “The perks we give our staff are worth about £10,000 a year to them.”We have no zero hour contracts – staff work 45 hours a week and any extra hours are banked for them to take back.”It is a good job to be in. There are so many other customer service industries where staff do not receive tips – we do not tip our mechanics, or the people who do our accounts.”Other establishments use the tips to top up staff wages, but why should the customer be paying the wages for the staff? They have come in to spend their well-earned money.”I have worked around the world in high class establishments and been fortunate enough to visit many restaurants, and I find this a very unnecessary surcharge to inflict on customers.” The Langdale Chase Hotel in Windermere, CumbriaCredit:Mercury Presslast_img read more