View Full Version : Blueblood’s Article Links—Friday, October 10, 2008

10th October 2008, 06:29 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. The Men’s Tennis Team Will be participating in the UNF Invitational this Weekend

[The Georgia Southern Men’s Tennis Team is set to participate in the UNF Invitational this weekend.]


2. 2nd Annual Soccer Clinic Huge Success

[“I felt the clinic was a tremendous success,” said Head Men’s Coach Kevin Kennedy. “The women's team did a terrific job, and I think it's great that we have student-athletes that represent Georgia Southern in a positive light as role models for these young players.”]


3. Volleyball Aims for Above .500 SoCon Record this Weekend

[“I think it’s a pivotal weekend for us,” said GSU head coach Chad Callihan. “We set a goal of making sure we get into the tournament at the end of the year and even though these are a couple of North Division teams, we only face them once, so if we can have a good weekend against them it’s going to help us in the long run. I felt like we did some positive things last weekend so hopefully we can build on those through this weekend. I’m looking forward to seeing how we’ve grown.”]


4. The Women’s Tennis Team Will be participating in the UNF Invitational this Weekend

[The Women’s Tennis Team is set to participate in the University of North Florida Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla.]


5. Women’s Soccer is set to Face The Citadel and College of Charleston this Weekend

[The Women’s Soccer Team is preparing for another weekend of Southern Conference play and will be playing The Citadel on Friday at 4 pm and College of Charleston on Sunday at 2 pm.]


6. Shippy bringing it for Southern

[“I really liked coach (Jeff) Kouns and the tradition and the coaching staff here reminded me a lot of Gaffney,” said Shippy. “I’ve always played in a winning program, and that was important to me. Plus, it’s far enough away from home without being a long ways from home if you know what I mean.”]


7. Eagles go "Under the Lights"

["I think it's really good," said Hatcher, who had a chance to preview the show beforehand. "It talks a lot about our traditions here, that's primarily what the show turned out to be. …I think it reflects good on our program and it reflects good on Statesboro. A lot of it [the fans] already know, but it's a little bit of a different perspective and it takes you inside our football program."]


8. D-B's Frohlich Stands Out in Atlanta Camp, is Drawing Major Interest

[South's Samantha Williams, who signed with Georgia Southern and also begins college practice next week.]


9. Justin Callaway takes on new role at Georgia Southern after injury ends playing career

[Although his college playing days are now over on the gridiron due to an injury, Justin Callaway has now landed a new role at Georgia Southern University. He is a player/coach assigned to the defensive unit.]


10. Behind The Mic with David Jackson

[The Eagles are idle this week before hosting Appalachian on October 18. Over the next two weeks, Chris Hatcher’s goal is to finds ways to correct inefficiencies on defense that have led to the Eagles allowing a league worst 454.5 yards per game while also finding a way to finish games on the offensive side. This GSU team is two plays away from being 5-1, but until it learns to finish teams off, the sounds of the grumbling bellies of the Georgia Southern faithful will continue to drown out the serine sound of the bubbling brook that is Eagle Creek.]


11. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga: Terriers difficult to stop

[It could be that the best thing to happen to Wofford’s triple-option offense was a decision made a few years ago in Statesboro, Ga. For years, Georgia Southern ran a version of the triple-option — ran it all the way to six national championships. But when Mike Sewak was fired after the 2005 season and the Eagles brought in Brian VanGorder, the triple-option was ditched along with Sewak.]


12. On being Michael Turner

[The stumpy but explosive Turner packs about 255 pounds on a solid 5-foot-10 frame, although the Falcons list him at 244. The Bears' backup running backs – 5-foot-7, 186-pound Garrett Wolfe and 5-10, 212-pound Adrian Peterson – just aren't the same type of players.]


13. Braves Right Field: The Now and The Future

[Chris Shehan – The Braves were able to woo Shehan away from Georgia Southern after his junior season, where he hit .428 with 22 homeruns. He displayed decent power and good speed in Danville, and seemed to adjust well to wooden bats. He should start for Rome in right field next year, and I think a lot of people are excited to see what he can do. He could turn out to be one of the real steals of last year’s draft after being taken in the 30th-round.]