College Football Team Getting Paid Record $2 Million For Game This Weekend

first_imgAn interior view of the Florida Gators football stadium.GAINESVILLE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A general view as the University of Florida Gators takes on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 10, 2005 in Gainesville, Florida. Florida defeated Louisiana Tech 41-3. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Jim McElwain was fired from Florida last year, but the Gators are very much still paying for his tenure, especially with this weekend’s game against Colorado State.Colorado State did a great job on McElwain’s contract when he was head coach of the Rams.He became a hot commodity after a 10-2 2014 season, his third with CSU. He had steady progress, going from 4-8 in his first year, to 8-6, to that 10-win season, which led to him being hired by the Gators.As part of the $7 million buyout Florida paid to Colorado State, the Gators will pay their visitors a record $2 million for this weekend’s game. ESPN has more on the $2 million deal between Florida and Colorado State.The Gators will be paying off their $2 million guarantee to the Rams — the largest single-game payout that any one school has paid to another.[…]“We’re getting paid $2 million?” Rams coach Mike Bobo said. “That’s good.”The previous record for a single-game guarantee that any one school has paid to another without getting any compensation in return was $1.7 million, which Ohio State gave Oregon State earlier this season and will be matched in three other games later this season.McElwain looked to be continuing his success at Florida at first, going 10-4 in his first year in Gainesville. Things slid a bit in year two, despite another SEC East title, and in year three, it became clear that he wasn’t figuring out the long-struggling Gators offense.He finished with a 22-12 (16-8) record in two-plus years at UF.Florida is 1-1 on the year, after falling to Kentucky for the first time in over three decades last weekend. Colorado State is 1-2, but coming off an upset win over another SEC squad, Arkansas.[ESPN]last_img read more

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Foresight Intelligence® launches Fleet Intelligence™ mobile app

first_imgForesight Intelligence, a data analytics software provider, has launched a mobile app for its newest product, Fleet Intelligence, a management product for heavy equipment fleets. The app was developed in response to a customer request and was brought to market in less than 30 days.This is an exciting enhancement for our Fleet Intelligence customers,” said Dale Hanna, Foresight Intelligence, CEO. “Fleet managers are frequently out of the office and need access to the critical, real time information that Fleet Intelligence provides. The new app will allow them to manage their heavy equipment fleet seamlessly whether they are at their desk or on the go.”Features such as the easy-to-read map, the map layers, and machine details will all be available in the new mobile app. The map layers include the combined view, DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) alert view, inspection view, and more. App users can also access machine details such as the hours, odometer readings, machine name and the serial number. New features will be added to the app as customers provide feedback and make requests.Foresight Intelligence has two additional apps in its three-app suite. The Intelligent Alert Triage Center (IATC) mobile app allows users to monitor and manage alert tickets from anywhere. Technicians can receive ticket assignment notifications and access the shared knowledge base of solutions while they are out in the field. Heavy equipment dealers use the IATC app to serve their customers quickly and efficiently.The Fleet Intelligence inspection app is the third app in the suite. Users can customize the inspection forms to inspect any machine their way. Customers use the inspection app for daily inspections, safety inspections, operator pre-checks, and more. The inspection forms can also be used to track rental check ins and check outs, fuel usage, employee hours, and more. The results are immediately visible in both the Fleet Intelligence desktop application and Fleet Intelligence mobile app.“With the telematics revolution in full swing, our customers are staying ahead of the curve by using our mobile apps,” said Hanna. “We think that mobility is no longer a luxury; it’s a necessity.”The Fleet Intelligence mobile app is available on both the Apple app store and the Google Play Store. Customers can access the complimentary app by searching for “Fleet Intelligence” and inputting their username and password.last_img read more

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