September 17

PCP: (Hesiman) Election ’08

first_imgMason:Bear with me while I throw some numbers at you.3,147. 28. 8-0.Can’t figure out what they mean? Those are Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell’s passing yards, touchdowns, and the Red Raiders’ record (in that order, of course).Absolutely ridiculous.Harrell has proven himself as, statistically, the best quarterback in college football. He’s thrown for almost 400 yards more than the next highest challenger — Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford, who has played the same number of games as Harrell (though Bradford has him bested in the touchdown department by one, but both trail David Johnson of Tulsa’s 32).His interceptions have also dropped dramatically from a year ago — just five so far this season compared to 14 a year ago. He’s also been sacked a mere three times, which doesn’t necessarily reflect on him, but it shows he’s getting the ball to his receivers quickly.But that aforementioned unbeaten record has Texas Tech at No. 6 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Red Raiders are one of four top 10 teams without a blemish on their record and are eyeing up a BCS bowl bid.But wait, you say. What tough teams have Harrell and the Raiders beaten? True, their only win against a ranked opponent came this past weekend against then-No. 23 Kansas. You can’t fault Harrell, however, for the schedule. All the man does is throw for five scores against both the Jayhawks (to go along with 386 yards through the air) and Texas A&M (oh, and he posted 450 yards passing in that game). I know a certain Badger team that wouldn’t mind having those numbers.Tebow? Te-boo. McCoy? More like McBoy. Moreno? Know-way! Harrell for Heisman!Zetlin:OK Count Dracula, you want to play numbers games? Fine, feast on these:360.242.It’s funny you pick Harrell for Heisman because the real trophy winner will be standing across the field from him on Saturday. Oh, and he’s 8-0, too, just so you know.As for those numbers? The first would be Harrell’s total attempts this season; the second is Colt McCoy’s total. Get it?Of course you’re going to have higher totals when you throw the ball 78 more times! Want some more?71.1.81.8.Harrell’s completion percentage versus McCoy’s. 81.8 percent, Mason! Against Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Missouri (I know they have no defense, but the other two are legit).Not only is McCoy the best player on the best team in college football (the Texas Longhorns, for those of you who don’t know), but he’s the best player, period: a sure-thing recipe to bring home the Heisman.But I’ll be fair with you, Mase, because I like Harrell too. If the Red Raiders win on Saturday, I’ll concede this PCP immediately. Too bad they don’t stand a chance. Get ready for Tech to get trounced!The crazy part is, Texas head coach Mack Brown said earlier this season the Horns were going to be better next year. Plus, McCoy already said he’ll be staying for his senior campaign. Scary.Colt McBoy? More like Colt McJoy, when he’ll have one leg up and one arm out come December.last_img read more

September 17

Shafer discusses minor injuries after Day 7

first_imgSyracuse head coach Scott Shafer gave a few brief injury updates Friday after Day 7 of training camp.Sophomore tight end Kendall Moore did not participate in practice due to an ankle sprain but should be back for practice Saturday, Shafer said.Senior cornerback Joe Nassib’s separated shoulder will “probably take a couple of weeks” before he returns, Shafer said, and senior defensive tackle Ryan Sloan has a “thing in his arm” and will be out of practice two or three days, give or take. The head coach didn’t want to give specifics on Sloan’s injury.“Had some guys banged up,” Shafer said at the beginning of his press conference. “Learning how to play banged up, it’s a great learning lesson for these guys. I’m really pleased with the way they pushed through things today.” Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Broyld runs second-team and other observations from Day 7 of training campcenter_img Published on August 8, 2014 at 8:44 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

January 12

Pork-knocker slapped with ganja possession charge

first_imgA pork-knocker was on Friday released on $50,000 bail after he denied a charge of ganja possession when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Lindon Lanizon appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly and pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on March 6, 2019, while in the vicinity of Water Street, Georgetown, he had in his possession 11 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The prosecution is contending that the 49-year-old man was found with seed, leaves and stems suspected to be cannabis at about 18:00h when police on patrol duties on Water Street conducted a search of his person.Police Prosecutor Christopher Morris objected to bail. The prosecution’s objection was overruled by the Magistrate. The case will continue on April 5, 2019.last_img read more