NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 08: A member of the Oklahoma Sooners spirit squad celebrates a touchdown against the UCLA Bruins at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Bruins 49-21. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The Oklahoma Sooners will have a new voice on defense in 2019 with former Ohio State assistant coach Alex Grinch slated to take over. While he may lack the name recognition of some other coaches on the market, or even his predecessor, Grinch has the full confidence of the Oklahoma athletic department – and his salary reflects that.Oklahoma announced this evening that Grinch is slated to make $1.4 million in 2019.The amount would make him one of the highest paid coordinators in all of college football.Prior to joining the Sooners, Grinch served as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2018.Alex Grinch will make $1.4 million as the #Sooners defensive coordinator: https://t.co/W5ucG4GaJm— OU Daily Sports (@OUDailySports) January 30, 2019Before serving under Urban Meyer, Grinch spent three seasons as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Washington State.Grinch replaces former defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, who was fired in October following a 48-45 loss to Texas. His interim replacement was Ruffin McNeil, who is slated to return to his former role as outside linebackers coach in 2019.Oklahoma’s defense struggled mightily in 2018, allowing 21 or more points in all but two of their 14 games, and allowing at least 40 points in six of them.The Sooners certainly have high hopes that Grinch can turn the defense around and are paying him like someone who has already done it.Grinch may have his work cut out for him in the pass-happy Big 12 Conference.
zoom IllustrationIn anticipation of higher freight costs triggered by more stringent environmental regulations for Emmision Control Areas due in 2015, the Worldscale Association has announced new bunker prices and fixed rate differentials for 2015.As of January 2015 all ships within ECA zones, the Baltic and North Seas and waters off North America, will have to implement the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) regulations which limit the sulfur content in fuel oil to 0.1%.According to the Worldscale Association, low sulfur (0.1% sulfur) Baltic and North Sea ECA and European in-port bunker allowances will be USD 920.75/mt.The allowances in North American and Caribbean ECA zones will be USD 920.75/mt.The association is quoted by Platts as saying in a circular that the bunker prices that will be used for calculating other 2015 Worldscale flat rates will be USD 614.81/mt.Also, fixed differentials will be used to calculate additional freight due in connection with voyages involving ECA areas.“The differential in the Baltic and North Sea ECA zone will be USD 48.35 per mile of the voyage steamed within the zone.In the North American and Caribbean ECA zones the fixed differential will be USD 65.31 per mile of the voyage steamed within the zone,” Platts cited the association as saying.Source: Platts, October 10, 2014