View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Wednesday, October 05, 2011

5th October 2011, 07:10 AM
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1. GSU Returns Home for the First of Three Games

[The Georgia Southern Football team (4-0, 3-0) returns home for the first of three games at Paulson Stadium. The Eagles will kickoff the three-game homestand Saturday at 3:05 p.m. with a top-25 match up against Chattanooga. The game will be aired live on the SoCon TV Network.]


2. Luigi Clendening Named SoCon Player of the Week

[Georgia Southern's Luigi Clendening was named the Southern Conference Men's Soccer player of the week for matches of September 27th through October 2nd.]


3. Volleyball Returns Home For a Three-Game Homestand

[The Georgia Southern Volleyball team (10-9, 3-1) returns home from a 1-1 trip through Charleston to host three-straight games in Hanner Fieldhouse. The Eagles will take on North Florida Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the final non-conference game of the year and Appalachian State on Saturday at 7 p.m.]


4. Mocs will be desperate for a win this weekend

["We all know they're number one in the country. I voted them number one in the country in the coaches poll. They've done a great job this year," Huesman said about GSU. "When I talk to our football team, I talk about Georgia Southern and what they did last year. They're a football team that got better as the year went on. You could just see them getting better. Well-coached football teams do that. They get better. Our football team has to do that."]


5. Educated Guesses: Week 6

[Chattanooga @ Georgia Southern: The Mocs are developing into a serious Southern Conference contender, but they're not there yet. Eagles 31, Mocs 21.]


6. There are success stories in the Peach State

[The Eagles stole one of Johnson’s assistant coaches away to reinstall it, and thus far Jeff Monken is hitting a home run. Last year, the Eagles got all the way to the FCS semifinals, and this year they are undefeated and number one in the country. Many laughed at Georgia Southern fans when they wanted Chris Hatcher fired and asked for someone to bring back Johnson’s offense. But give them credit. They must have known something, because when that offense is run well in Statesboro that program is tough to beat.]


7. Mocs Media Luncheon Videos, Quotes and Photos

[On playing Georgia Southern Saturday: "We need a win. We've got two losses in a row. I don't think it would make any difference, who we are plaing. I don't think at the end of the year anyone's going to say, 'You got your third win against the No.1 team in the country.' We just need a win. It doesn't make any difference who it is."]


8. UTC Mocs in need of 'any win'

[About the Eagles, who have been ranked No. 1 since the second week of the season, Huesman said their triple-option attack has evolved and is now often being run out of the shotgun. He also said that Georgia Southern’s speed will be a problem. “The team speed is phenomenal on both sides of the ball,” he said.]


9. Huesman Bristles At Thought Of 'Done' Season

[Georgia Southern is No. 1 in rushing defense (57.0 yards per game) and fourth in total defense (328.2). “Everybody wants to talk about their offense,” Huesman said, “and their offense is really good. Their leading the country in total offense and they’re right there in scoring offense. But their defense is pretty good, too.”]


10. Wiedmer: Mocs need no Tebow type speech

[Maybe a similarly stirring address from Coleman would put the Mocs in the proper frame of mind to knock off top-ranked Georgia Southern on Saturday in Statesboro, Ga. After all, while that other football game involving schools from the Volunteer State and the Peach State is kidnapping most of the region's attention, UTC-GSU might determine a FCS playoff bid.]


11. Mocs looking for emotional turnaround

[After those first two losses last season, the Mocs won five straight, including a 35-27 victory over this week’s opponent, Georgia Southern. The Eagles are No. 1 in the FCS polls, and also top the ranks in points per game (46.5) and rushing yards per game (387). Huesman said any win would be a boost for the Mocs. Leaving Statesboro with a win over the nation's top team, though, could work wonders for morale.]


12. Miracles continue to make big impression

[Here are the others who are confirmed for camp: Coy Custer (6-foot-11, Lamar University); Fred Brathwaite (6-foot-6, Augusta State University); Jared Cunningham (6-foot-9, Cleveland State University); Randall Orr (6-foot-11, Georgia Perimeter College); Jazzmar Ferguson (six foot, Indiana University); Mark Gomillia (6-foot-5, Stephen F. Austin State University); Jonathan Mandeldove (6-foot-11, University of Connecticut); Antonio Hanson (6-foot-4, Georgia Southern University); Mike Evans (6-foot-1, Hamilton College in U.S.); Matt Robertson (6-foot-7, Crandall University); Tyler Bullock (6-foot-2, University of Nebraska Omaha); Andrew Francis (6-foot-8, University of Texas El Paslo) and Tyvon Williams (six foot, South Carolina State University).]