Coaching legend Urban Meyer will not be returning to coaching due to heath issues, reports say.
Horns247 first broke the news that Meyer told the University of Texas he was not planning on pursuing the job on Sunday night. The sports site reports the university had been pursuing Meyer since October to take over for Head Coach Tom Herman.
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Meyer, who left coaching in 2010 due to health concerns, has been a top pick for Longhorns fans for some time now. Fans pushed for a change in coaching staff after this season saw another series of losses to unranked opponents that ultimately cost the Longhorns a chance at the Big XII championship for the ninth time in ten years this season.
Longhorns were hopeful they might get their dream pick for a new Longhorns head coach after Austonia confirmed Meyer's wife, Shelley, was eyeing Austin real estate.
And while Meyer is currently retired from coaching and now a Fox Sports analyst, he has been known to change his mind. He has returned to coaching after retiring two other times in the past for health reasons.
The three-time national championship coach has dealt with various health issues in the past. In 2009 while coach of the Florida Gators, he was admitted into a Florida hospital after experiencing chest pains and dehydration.
It's not unlikely Meyer could take the Longhorns position, even after telling Horns247 he would not take the job. In 2012, Meyer publicly denied taking a head coach position at Ohio State, but was confirmed as the coach later that month.
It was at Ohio State that Herman was selected by Meyer to be the team's offensive coordinator. Five years after that, Herman took the head coach position at UT, where fans were excited to get the next young and hungry coach. Now, fans are just hungry for some consistency and success.
Herman is to be evaluated by the UT athletic director at the end of the season. He is under contract for three more seasons. If the university decides to cut bait and move on, Texas will have to buyout his contract and start the search for their next head coach.
Someday, electric vehicles could go distances fit for road trips across Texas.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, who have previously made strides in the lithium-ion battery industry, have developed a new electrode for such batteries that could draw greater power and allow faster charging.
So far, the research has looked at just a single type of battery electrode and is in its early stages. But it offers exciting potential as some buyers consider driving range an important factor when making the switch to an EV or picking one.
Tesla’s Model Y being produced out of Giga Texas, for example, offers an estimated 330-mile range, which is lower than what many have become accustomed to in gas-powered vehicles.
So UT professor Guihua Yu, along with other researchers, had their findings on battery electrodes published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
“The unprecedented growth of electric vehicles during the past decade has played an indispensable role in paving the way for a carbon-neutral future,” the researchers write.
That’s why it’s key to address a hitch with next-generation batteries, where restacking material can cause “significant bottlenecks” in charge transport, Yu says. Consequently, it can be difficult to achieve high energy and fast charging.
To tackle the sluggish reactions of electrodes, the team used thin two-dimensional materials as the building blocks and stacked them to create thickness. Then, they used a magnetic field to manipulate their orientations and put the materials in vertical alignment. In doing so, researchers essentially made a fast lane for ions to travel through the electrode.
They compared their results to a commercial electrode and a horizontally arranged one for experimental control purposes. In that comparison, they recharged the vertical thick electrode to 50% energy level in 30 minutes. The horizontal electrode took 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Zhengyu Ju, a graduate student in Yu’s research group who is leading this project, said the team’s electrode shows superior electrochemical performance.
In part, that’s “thanks to the unique architecture we designed,” Ju said. It ultimately allowed for high mechanical strength, high electrical conductivity and facilitated lithium-ion transport.
Going forward, the team aims to generalize their methodology of vertically organized electrode layers to apply it to different types of electrodes using other materials. They imagine if this technique becomes more widely adopted in industry, it may create future fast-charging, high-energy batteries to power EVs.
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