View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Friday, October 23, 2009

23rd October 2009, 07:22 AM
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1. Chris Hatcher book set for Oct. 24 release

[Written by Daniel Shirley, a new book entitled “Hatch Attack” is set for an Oct. 24 release.]


2. Ex-Herald sports editor's book will be available Saturday

["I've always wanted to write a sports book and Chris was the perfect topic for me after having followed his career for so long," said Shirley, who left The Herald in 2006 to join the sports staff at The Macon Telegraph, where he was promoted to sports editor after just six months and still occupies that role today. "I think the thing people will see about Chris is how much leadership and family ties mean to his success and what he has been able to accomplish, both as a player and a coach."]


3. App's X-Factor

[Since Appalachian State won the first of its three titles back in 2005, only three teams have been able to beat the Mountaineers at home – Richmond (during the 2008 quarterfinals), McNeese State (in the home-opener this season), and, of course, the Eagles. “Hey, it can be done,” Hatcher said. “We’ve done it before. Let’s do it again.”]


4. Imagine Armanti running GSU’s option

[GSU has a 20-20 record since Mike Sewak was fired. VanGorder left after one year with a 3-8 record – the worst record in school history. Chris Hatcher has a 17-12 mark. Actually, I’m a little surprised VanGorder didn’t make a bigger play for Edwards. He would have made a perfect backup to Jayson Foster at wide receiver.]


5. Mountaineers take on rival Georgia Southern

["It's a rivalry game, so it will be a tough game like always no matter what the records," Edwards said. "When we play Georgia Southern it's a big game for both us and them. They still have a great defense and they like to move people around to try to confuse you."]


6. Mountaineers Host Georgia Southern on Black Saturday

[Appalachian and Georgia Southern have combined to win nine NCAA Division I-AA/FCS national championships. GSU boasts a record six national titles (1985, ‘86, ‘89, ‘90, ‘99 and 2000) while ASU’s three crowns (2005, ‘06 and ‘07) are the third-most in FCS history.]


7. The Breakdown: Georgia Southern at Appalachian State

[Appalachian always seems to get Georgia Southern’s best shot. Last year, ASU barely survived its trip to Statesboro, Ga., winning 37-36. The Mountaineers only won by three in Boone in 2007. Why should this year be any different? ASU 35, GSU 31]


8. Mountaineers restructure to prepare for Eagles

[The offense has their work cut out for them against a Georgia Southern defense that this season has had a total of 476 tackles, 46 tackles for loss, and lost yardage totaling 190 yards. “They’ve got a great program,” Glenn said. “I know they’re hungry right now to come in here and get a win, and we expect it to be close just like always, and for them to give us their best shot.”]


9. PIGSKIN PREVIEW: Mountaineers Put Winning Streak, SoCon Lead on the Line Vs. Eagles

[While the change in offense has made game preparation easier for the Mountaineers, Moore said that's not the same thing as having an easier time against GS. "Preparation-wise, getting the scout team together isn't as difficult," Moore said. "It took a lot of preparation (for the wishbone), but I don't think it's ever easier. It's never easy to get ready for another football team. It's just easier to adapt to what they're doing a lot better than when they ran the wishbone."]


10. Tuskers remain unbeaten as defense shines in 34-7 rout of Redwoods

[Thurman found himself in on another Redwoods turnover two plays later when he intercepted quarterback Mike McMahon at the Florida 48 to give the ball back to the Tuskers. Seven plays later, Bollinger hit Jayson Foster with a 24-yard touchdown pass to push the Tuskers lead to 14-0.]


11. Game notes: Doug Gabriel, Brian Stamper and others make returns to Orlando

[After the game, coach Jim Haslett was asked about the change in punt returners from Jayson Foster to Willie Andrews. Haslett based the decision on Andrews' ability to hit the hole right away. Foster "dances too much" for Haslett's taste.]


12. O'Hern out in front

[Nathan Green and Peter Lonard are at one-under and Aron Price, Greg Chalmers and Stuart Appleby are all even.]


13. Players love Daniel Island venue

[Blake Adams, No. 3 on the money list and No. 2 on the Nationwide Tour in driving distance for the season, averaged a first-round high of 301 yards on the two measured drives, five yards in front of No. 2 Derek Lamely.]


23rd October 2009, 08:59 AM
#7 -- No retard. App LOST by 3 in Boone in 2007.