BATON ROUGE, LA – NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Zach Mettenberger #8 of the LSU Tigers throws a a pass against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Tiger Stadium on November 29, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)Which college football program produces the best quarterback talent? USC takes the cake with the most quarterbacks drafted, with a few notable names such as Carson Palmer and Vince Evans.Let’s narrow that down to the SEC. One school believes it is “QBU” at least over the past 20 years.New LSU offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Steve Ensminger touted the program’s strength at the position.Check it out.“Competition breeds excellence.”Come compete to be the best right here at LSU #GeauxTigers pic.twitter.com/uAEHDJAsvz— Steve Ensminger (@SteveEnsminger) May 15, 2018The graphic didn’t go over too well on Twitter, with people coming out of the woodwork to rip LSU for its recruiting tools.Each one more terrible than the last— Kelsi Hendrix ?? (@KelsiHendrix10) May 15, 2018This is just sad— A&E presents: A True Duck Story? (@JusGettinBetter) May 15, 2018Their marks on the NFL are undeniable…— Gator (@hgators85) May 15, 2018Matt Flynn has had the best NFL career and it’s been spent as a backup. Yes, Rohan Davey won two Super Bowls, but he wasn’t good enough to hold off Matt Cassell for the third-string spot on the New England Patriots.Perhaps the Tigers should stick to touting their defensive backs instead? Just a suggestion.
An RAF Chinook helicopter flies in sandbags to help repair the dam at Toddbrook reservoir near the village of Whaley Bridge in DerbyshireCredit:Peter Byrne/PA A further five pumps were installed to help lower water levels. Last night, they began moving the 10 high-volume pumps set up on Friday to make sure they were deployed in the most efficient location. A spokeswoman for the Canal & River Trust, which manages the country’s waterways, said over 12 hours a total of 23 million gallons of water – equivalent to 42 Olympic sized swimming pools – had been pumped from the reservoir. “Forecasting for such a specific area is difficult,” the spokeswoman said, adding that while the risk of such a downpour was “real” the unpredictability of intermittent sunshine and showers meant Whaley Bridge could also escape any rain at all. Gavin Tomlinson, Derbyshire’s deputy chief fire officer, said fire crews were working around the clock to try to counter any adverse weather.“We are hoping the weather will be kind to us,” he said. “But everyone is working as hard as possible to get ahead of the curve and remove as much water as possible today, overnight and into tomorrow, to minimise the impact of any bad weather that does materialise.”Some of the 1,500 residents evacuated from homes and businesses at risk of being swamped were briefly allowed back in to the town to save pets, collect medication and even lock front doors left open in the clamour to flee on Thursday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson watches as sandbags are brought in the RAFCredit:Cpl Rob Travis RAF/MoD/Crown Cop/ PA Then there was the possibility of three-quarters of an inch (20mm) of rainfall tomorrow, with more scattered rain and showers expected to move in over the middle of the week. Fred Salmon, 55, who has owned a bike shop in the town for 25 years, said people were glued to forecasts. “Everyone is crossing their fingers and hoping to ride the storm out,” he said. “You have to ask why a reservoir has been allowed to be there this long – it feels like a time bomb ready to go off. “I hope they drain enough water out because if the dam goes my business goes with it.” John Pritchard, 81, a local councillor who lives just outside the evacuation zone, added: “If the dam bursts it will devastate Whaley Bridge, along with the schools, shops and businesses.”Firefighters worked throughout the weekend to set up seven pumps to help shift five tonnes of water per minute from the reservoir into the River Goyt. But a “surge” in those wanting to return home as well as some staying longer than the allocated 15-minute window forced Derbyshire police to suspend the visits to ensure no one remained in the town. For those homeowners preparing for a week in temporary accommodation or businessmen fearing for their livelihoods, the main concern was the weather. Chinook helicopter prepares to drop sand bags on to the damaged damCredit:Vickie Flores/REX A further 55 homes were being evacuated in Whaley Bridge tonight over fears that storms on Sunday could breach the dam looming over the Derbyshire town.Around 150 firefighters have been pumping water out of the 300-million gallon Toddbrook Reservoir to try to alleviate the pressure against the “critically” damaged section of the 180-year-old structure. Residents were bracing themselves for a downpour that could bring half a month’s rain in just hours today.Meanwhile, an RAF Chinook helicopter continued to drop bags of ballast and concrete to try to plug the breached ramparts. As the capacity of the reservoir was reduced to about 83 per cent, the race against the clock intensified as the Meteorological Office announced there was a chance of up to two inches (60mm) of rain in the area over Sunday and Monday. A Met Office spokeswoman said there was a “risk” of up to one-and-a-half inches (40mm) of rain falling in the area within just a few hours – equivalent to roughly half the normal monthly rainfall in that region for August. 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.