View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Tuesday, October 06, 2009

6th October 2009, 07:57 AM
Each day we strive to find article links involving Georgia Southern athletics and former Georgia Southern athletes. Should you find we missed an article link, please reply to help keep the Eagle Faithful informed:

1. Notebook: Another dimension to Georgia Southern's running game

[“We just try to go out and get four yards,” said Robinson, “and if the big play comes with it, we’ll try to go on and make it happen.”]


2. Weekly Whatup, 10/6

[The Citadel took Appalachian State to overtime. Furman took Elon to a last-second field goal. Wofford and Georgia Southern went toe to toe. Samford only managed 16 points against an awful Western Carolina team. Chattanooga (what the?) is 1-1 in Southern Conference play. Last Saturday proved what people have speculated for the last four years - that the days of the “big three” are over in the SoCon and parity has arrived.]


3. GSU sees opportunity against North Carolina

["We're not conceding anything," Hatcher said. "But our goal is to get better from Wofford to North Carolina and whatever happens, happens. "We have everything to gain. We do. You go (to Chapel Hill) and play well and pull out the old miracle win. Boy, what a confidence boost that would be."]


4. ACC power rankings: Week 6

[The Tar Heels just can’t get their offense going, and two losses against Coastal Division opponents have them on the outside looking in very early this year. After just nine first downs, three turnovers and 39 yards rushing, it doesn’t seem to be something that can be fixed in one week, but Georgia Southern should get them back on track, and the following bye week can help.]


5. For UNC, solution is simple

[Yates said the Tar Heels have "upwards of 250 to 300" plays available in a normal game plan. He expects that number to be trimmed considerably against Georgia Southern. "We talked a little bit about simplifying the playbook into our base stuff that we're good at and had worked for us in the past," he said.]


6. Injuries shouldn't sideline Chicago Bears Devin Hester and Johnny Knox

[Running back Adrian Peterson is expected to be sidelined two to three weeks after an MRI revealed he strained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, according to an NFL source.]


7. Adrian Peterson out at least 2-3 weeks with MCL strain

[Bears veteran running back Adrian Peterson is out at least 2-3 weeks with a medial collateral ligament strain in his right knee, according to an NFL source. He underwent an MRI Monday. Peterson, who suffered the injury after slipping on special teams against the Lions, seem likely to miss the team's next game at Atlanta on Oct. 18 but could be back for Cincinnati, Oct. 25. The Bears are off this week, allowing some of the injured players to heal.]


8. Tuskers notes: Michael Pittman will start at RB; Team names captains

[There are plenty of names and faces that will be unfamiliar to fans during this first UFL season, but it's not likely to take long for fans to quickly realize who Jayson Foster is. Foster, a quarterback at Georgia Southern during his college days, will play receiver for the Tuskers, and he will also provide fans with some excitement on kick returns. "Jayson's gonna be takin' balls to the house this year," one Tuskers player said during last week's scrimmage.]


6th October 2009, 11:37 AM
Anyone checked out the UFL rosters? There are some names on those teams. Obviously this is going to be a good "minor league" system for the NFL. Only 4 teams, short schedule, good chance to show off for teams that might be looking to pick up a couple of guys after injuries start occuring.