January 2, 2012 |
DALLAS - Penn State was so concerned with how it would handle Houston's fast-paced offense that it utilized two scout teams in practice to try to emulate the tempo. "We have more or less the same offensive line every single play and then two sets of wide receiver groups with the quarterback and another group with another quarterback," strong safety Drew Astorino said Sunday. "As soon as one offense is done, the other offense runs right on and runs a play instead of having to go back and look" at the card listing plays.
September 7, 2011 |
The great thing about the WJFL Patriot Division is the proximity: These teams are close in geographic distance, and close in competitive distance, too. Willingboro won the title last season with a 4-0 record, and could finish last this season. Or first again. Cinnaminson was last at 0-4 last season, and could finish first this season. Or last again. "Any team can beat any other on any given day," Cinnaminson coach Mario Patrizi said. In the Freedom Division, Palmyra should challenge behind wide receiver/defensive back Nick Cannizaro, while Rancocas Valley looms as a favorite in the Capitol with Temple recruit Ray Korang and Minnesota recruit Dom Twitty up front and DeSean Jones in the backfield.
September 7, 2012 |
A lot would appear to be riding on Friday night's opener between Penns Grove and Glassboro . Then again, the game could have little bearing on the rest of the season. On paper, Penns Grove and Glassboro look like the cofavorites in the WJFL Diamond Division as well as strong contenders for the South Jersey Group 1 title. So Friday's opener at Glassboro could set the stage for the long season. Then again, Penns Grove opened last season with a 54-0 victory over Glassboro.
June 7, 2012 |
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien released his first depth chart Tuesday but hinted there will be more fights to win starting jobs in the pre-season than the chart indicates. O'Brien named senior Matt McGloin his starting quarterback last week but said "a handful of other positions are the only ones that I feel are set at this point. " "There will be a lot of position battles to determine starters during training camp," O'Brien said in a statement. The depth chart indicates four positions where there is no clear No. 1. The most interesting is at middle linebacker, where incumbent starter Glenn Carson is considered even with fellow junior Khairi Fortt, who was slowed during spring practice by a knee injury.
February 9, 2012 |
NEW YORK GIANTS running back Brandon Jacobs apologized last night for telling reporters Tuesday that Gisele Bundchen should "stay cute and shut up. " Jacobs, speaking on ESPN's The Doug Gottlieb Show, said he should respect Tom Brady's wife. "Given the fact that it's a colleague of mine's wife, I do apologize for saying that, because I shouldn't have said that," Jacobs said yesterday. "It's his wife and I should respect that just as much as anyone else. " Jacobs, however, stood by his comments on Bundchen's appearance, again calling her "cute.
October 17, 2015 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Penn State has seen Braxton Miller only twice, both times as Ohio State's quarterback. For its coaches, its players and Nittany Nation, that was two times too many. Miller's mind-boggling combination of speed, quickness, elusiveness and decision-making was a factor in a pair of wins for the Buckeyes - 35-23 at Beaver Stadium in 2012, and, 63-14, at Ohio Stadium in 2013. In those two contests, Miller rushed for 202 yards and four touchdowns, and passed for 395 yards and four TDs. After a one-year absence when he sat out with a shoulder injury, Miller returns Saturday night for the top-ranked Buckeyes' game against Penn State as an H-back – a dual-threat runner and pass-catcher.
August 21, 2016 |
While Temple football coach Matt Rhule usually doesn't single out freshmen, his admiration for wide receiver Isaiah Wright has been a recurring theme since training camp began on Aug. 6. Reporters don't get to view much of practice, but Rhule singles out Wright almost every time he speaks to the press. Now it appears that Wright can do more than just catch passes. Rhule said after Friday's workout that the 6-foot-2, 207-pound product of Connecticut's Kingswood-Oxford High is also working as a running back.
December 24, 2012 |
Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox sustained a concussion in the Birds' 27-20 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday, making the rookie first-round pick the fourth Eagles starter to suffer the injury this season. Quarterback Michael Vick, running back LeSean McCoy, and tight end Brent Celek have all missed games this season with concussions. There was no word on Cox's status for Sunday's game at the New York Giants, and the Eagles put their players through a rigorous five-step concussion-recovery process.
August 21, 2013 |
Considering the test that life hurled at Romond Deloatch earlier this year, this was nothing. A week ago Sunday, Deloatch, one of 14 true freshmen to play for Temple last season, found out that his late arrival to a team meeting would be punished by being moved from tight end to defensive end. "At first I was mad about it," said the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder. "[Coach Matt Rhule] just handed me the defensive playbook and didn't say anything else. But I knew why he was doing it. I understand.
October 30, 2014 |
Tyree Rodgers didn't want to throw passes anymore. He wanted to catch them. "He had been a receiver at the end of last year, and that's where he wanted to stay," Camden Catholic coach Nick Strom said of Rodgers, a junior who has emerged as one of the most improved players on one of South Jersey's most improved teams. Rodgers said he was "frustrated" as a quarterback last season. He figured his future, for the rest of his high school career and in college, was at wide receiver.