LSU has confirmed it though, so it looks to be official.John. Freaking. Goodman.See ya tomorrow for @CollegeGameDay! pic.twitter.com/RTLi6weJp6— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) October 11, 2019LSU hosts Florida this weekend, in a matchup of SEC teams ranked in the top seven. It is the second straight week that Florida will be involved in the game featured on the show. Florida beat Auburn in Gainesville last weekend after hosting College GameDay.Earlier in the week, there were rumors that one of the most famous new New Orleanians, Pelicans No. 1 pick Zion Williamson, would get the nod. That was shot down pretty quickly, as fun as it would have been, given how he’s taken NBA Preseason by storm in recent weeks.Goodman is a pretty great selection though. He’s a bona fide A-lister, he has a football background, he has a connection to the area, and he should be a very entertaining picker.He also has a pair of things to promote, one of which is a Disney property. John Goodman stars in the ABC sitcom The Conners, a spin-off of Roseanne, which is currently in its second season. He is also on HBO’s Sunday night comedy The Righteous Gemstones, which wraps up its final season this weekend. NEW YORK, NY – MAY 15: Actor John Goodman of Roseanne attends during 2018 Disney, ABC, Freeform Upfront at Tavern On The Green on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)One of the most famous Louisianans in entertainment will be in Baton Rouge for ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday morning. Superstar actor John Goodman will be the guest picker.Goodman grew up in Missouri, and was a college football player himself. He earned a scholarship to play at Missouri State.He’s lived in Louisiana for a long time now, and he’s pretty ingrained in the culture of New Orleans. He’s a pretty natural fit with the show making its way to the Bayou.GameDay made the announcement moments ago, but somewhat strangely deleted the tweet minutes later.
Terex Trucks has introduced a new cohort of apprentices to its manufacturing facility in Motherwell, Scotland. The rigid and articulated hauler manufacturer has employed six new apprentices, whittled down from 72 applicants through a comprehensive application and assessment process.As well as providing valuable work experience and skills for the new trainees, the apprenticeship scheme will ensure the company avoids a talent gap in the future. This is the third consecutive year that the apprenticeship scheme has been running at the Motherwell facility.During the four-year program the new apprentices will complete either a craft or technician apprenticeship. They will specialise in a key skill required for a successful career in the industry, such as: electrical engineering, CNC machine operations, welding, test engineering, tool design and maintenance.The program combines on-the-job training with college studies, meaning apprentices are able to complete nationally-recognised academic qualifications and gain invaluable work experience whilst earning a salary. There is also the very real prospect of a full time job at the end of the scheme, and the foundation laid for a successful career.This is the first year that the apprentice scheme is run under new parent company, Volvo Construction Equipment, which brings with it even more opportunities.Audrey McMillan, HR business partner at Terex Trucks, who has been leading the programme for two years said: “Investing in future engineers helps local employment and is imperative to the future of Terex Trucks. Our Motherwell manufacturing facility requires engineers with specialist skills, which are becoming harder and harder to find. With our apprenticeship scheme, there’s no better way to ensure the future of our company – and, in turn, the industry – than by finding and training engineers ourselves.”Terex Trucks is focusing on building relationships with the local community and encouraging students to consider a successful career in engineering and the manufacturing industry. Terex Trucks representatives regularly present at local schools and take part in careers events. Schools are also invited for factory tours to help spark an interest and ambition for the next generation of engineers.