View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Friday, August 21, 2009

21st August 2009, 07:03 AM
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1. SoCon Announces Changes to 2009 TV Schedule

[Due to recent changes in contractual obligations of Fox Sports Net, the Southern Conference and SportSouth have made two changes to the television schedule for the upcoming football season.]


2. Georgia Southern depth chart taking shape

[It's Hatcher's third year as Georgia Southern's football coach. It's also his most optimistic, although when talking about the 2009 team's depth, he says, "Noah had more depth on the ark."]


3. Eagles fans get the inside scoop

[Coach Hatcher shared everything from this season's potential starters to the team's expectations. He says he and his team both have more become more comfortable and fans should expect to see the fruit of that experience on the field. "I think we'll be an exciting team to watch," he said. "We'll play hard. And those are the only two things in my mind that matter the most. Is that we go out each and every week and do the very best we can do."]


4. It's 'Hatch Attack' time at Ga. Southern

[With Hatcher and his offense firmly established, Fountain said the Eagles have moved past an era of uncertainty. "That excuse has been out the door, as far as going through three coaching changes," said Fountain, an offensive tackle. "We kind of put that behind us. We're ready to move on and get this offense rolling."]


5. Today’s FCS Preview: Southern Conference

[Entering his third season in Statesboro, Chris Hatcher has the opportunity to put his stamp on GSU Eagles football. It’s not a new concept to Hatcher, who engineered the “Hatch Attack” at Valdosta State for seven seasons, netting six playoff appearances and one Division 2 national championship. For that stamp to be inked in 2009, it will have to happen with a roster of new starters all over the field.]


6. Georgia Southern at a glance

[The Eagles will be young, especially at wide receiver and defensive line, but Hatcher says the defense finished strong last season. Hatcher is emphasizing better finishes in close games, and success there would mean a move up in the tough Southern Conference.]


7. Georgia football preview package

[Chris Hatcher is entering his third season as Georgia Southern's coach. Finally, the feeling of constant change in Statesboro has ended. With Hatcher and his offense firmly established, the Eagles have moved past their years of constant changes. Hatcher says this will be the first year the Eagles will run the true "Hatch Attack" offense the coach used to win the 2004 Division II national championship at Valdosta State.]


8. Margin for error is thinner than ever for Bulldogs

[Merely having a winning record is not good enough on the banks of beautiful Eagle Creek. If Georgia Southern does not make the playoffs, Hatcher's finding himself on the hot seat around Thanksgiving would not surprise me.]


9. Ravens camp highlights

[Running backs Ray Rice and Jalen Parmele and wide receiver Jayson Foster scored on the ground.]


10. CAMP NOTES: From August 20, morning session ~ August 21, 2009

[The pint-sized Jayson Foster RB/WR showed off his versatility throughout the morning session, as he was heavily used as a runner and a receiver. As he received a hand-off after motioning from the slot, Foster displayed power by pushing forward for a touchdown score off tackle in the red zone. On another play, he ran a go-route and located the football, but he was unable to finish the play by securing the ball.]


11. Altoona edges Senators in rain-shortened game

[Harrisburg answered with an unearned run in the bottom of the first when Friday dropped a Joel Guzman popup in shallow center that allowed Jemel Spearman to score from third.]


12. Elkington leads Aussies in Greensboro

[Elkington's countrymen Marc Leishman and Aron Price carded 67s, while Adam Scott was 2-under through 12 holes.]


13. Claxton shoots 63 for Nationwide lead

[Blake Adams, Steve Wheatcroft and Jeff Brehaut each shot rounds of five-under 66 to share seventh place, and there were 30 players overall within five shots of Claxton's lead.]


Large Marge
21st August 2009, 08:13 AM
Interesting nugget:

TEMPER, TEMPER: Linebacker Jameel McClain threw his left shoulder into offensive tackle Joe Reitz after a running play, and safety Tom Zbikowski threw Foster to the turf after his touchdown. Neither Reitz nor Foster retaliated.

21st August 2009, 09:41 AM
Interesting nugget:

TEMPER, TEMPER: Linebacker Jameel McClain threw his left shoulder into offensive tackle Joe Reitz after a running play, and safety Tom Zbikowski threw Foster to the turf after his touchdown. Neither Reitz nor Foster retaliated.

Sounds like Tom Zbikowski is aggravated when the little guy beats him. :D