TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 07: Les Miles, head coach of the LSU Tigers, looks on during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Les Miles has reportedly made a major addition to his coaching staff at Kansas.The former LSU head coach, who’s been hired by the Jayhawks, is reportedly hiring a former top SEC assistant coach.Miles is reportedly hiring former Kentucky defensive coordinator DJ Eliot.Football Scoop is reporting the hire:Source tells FootballScoop Les Miles is planning to hire former Colorado and Kentucky defensive coordinator DJ Eliot in the same role barring any unforeseen circumstances. Eliot joined Mike MacIntyre’s staff for the 2017 season after Jim Leavitt left for Oregon. He had been with Mark Stoops both at Florida State and at Kentucky.Eliot, 42, has been an assistant coach at Florida State, Kentucky and Colorado.The defensive coach played linebacker at Wyoming before getting into coaching.
Swathes of the UK are suffering from very high or high levels of air pollution in the still, cold weather.Northern Ireland, London, the South East and Eastern regions are experiencing very high levels of pollutants known as particulate matter, or PMs, which come from sources such as traffic emissions, in particular diesel engines.With the pollutants failing to disperse in the still, settled conditions, all other regions of England except for the North East are suffering from high levels of air pollution. A number of trains were cancelled, and there was a “severely reduced” service at Wimbledon during the morning peak.Talks will resume later between Southern and the Aslef union over a separate dispute about driver-only trains.Road users are also being warned of difficult driving conditions after freezing temperatures overnight. South Wales is also experiencing high levels of pollution, the latest data from the Environment Department’s (Defra) UK Air website show.Defra warns that many places across the UK, except Scotland, will see moderate or locally high air pollution levels during Monday as the weather conditions of high pressure and light winds continue.But some very high levels are also expected, mainly across south east England and also for some urban areas in Northern Ireland, and central and eastern England.With the high pressure and still conditions continuing, air pollution is also expected to be a problem across much of the UK on Tuesday.Freezing fog causes disruptionMeanwhile, dense fog has causing travel disruption across southern England, with thousands of air passengers having to endure cancellations and delays.Travellers were advised to check their flight’s status before leaving home after around 100 flights were cancelled at Heathrow, while there were further cancellations at London City Airport. A message on the London City Airport website said foggy conditions were leading to cancellations and delays.A Stansted Airport spokeswoman said there had not been any cancellations, but advised passengers to check with their airlines for the latest information and allow enough time to get to the airport.Mr Wilson said temperatures will struggle to top 0°C (32°F) in the worst affected areas on Monday, where fog is likely to persist.Elsewhere, highs of between 3°C (37°F) and 5°C (41°F) are expected. Morning from foggy Westminster pic.twitter.com/2JefiugU2F— Kate McCann (@KateEMcCann) January 23, 2017 A yellow warning of fog is in place until 10.30am, but freezing temperatures and low winds could see it persist into the afternoon, Met Office forecaster Mark Wilson said.”Heathrow is currently on 100 metres’ visibility, which is very dense fog, Gatwick is on 100 metres, London City Airport is on 100 metres and Stansted is on 100 metres,” he said.”It looks like it will generally improve through the last part of the morning and into the afternoon, but one or two spots will hang on to fog for much of the rest of today.” The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for London, south-east England and parts of south-west England over dense fog that is likely to hit the morning rush hour.Heathrow Airport warned passengers to check their flight details before they leave home as visibility at the hub was reduced to 100 metres. Early morning fog at Godalming railway station in SurreyCredit:Carey Tompsett/PA Wire Some stunning #sunset pics to follow. Thanks to @HeathrowAirport and @NATS for helping us earlier pic.twitter.com/JUogDmpayb— NPAS London (@NPASLondon) January 22, 2017 It’s definitely a three jumpers in the field kind of day at @HomeOfCricket today ❄️❄️ pic.twitter.com/iO7EgoCnC8— Middlesex Cricket (@Middlesex_CCC) January 23, 2017 A frosty sunrise over Primrose Hill in London on SundayCredit:PRESS ASSOCIATION Northolt sees -6.2CTemperatures dipped to their lowest in Katesbridge, Northern Ireland, where minus 6.9°C (20°F) was recorded.In England a low of minus 6.2°C (21°F) was recorded in Northolt, around 10 miles from Heathrow.Around 100 out of 1,300 flights were cancelled as reduced visibility affected the tight take-off and landing schedule at Heathrow.A spokesman for the airport said: “Foggy weather across the South East has reduced visibility at Heathrow.”As a result, some passengers may experience disruption to their journeys today.”Passengers should check their flight status with their airline before coming to the airport.”Heathrow’s top priority is the safety of passengers and we apologise to those whose travel has been affected.”UK weather: Monday 23 January Southern Rail misery continuesMeanwhile, hundreds of thousands of rail passengers suffered a fresh bout of travel misery on Monday because of a strike and a broken rail.Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union at Southern Railway were said to be solidly supporting a 24-hour walkout in a long-running dispute over the role of conductors.Southern was planning to run 70 per cent of its trains and return to a normal service on Tuesday.South West Trains passengers were hit by disruption because of a broken rail at Wimbledon. 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