first_imgWhile offensive line coach Tim Daoust was running his unit through a sled drill, freshman defensive tackle Wayne Williams agitatedly walked to the end zone away from the rest of the unit. He tugged at an elbow guard — SU head coach Scott Shafer said his elbow has been bothering him — and jogged to midfield to join strength and conditioning coach Will Hicks.When Shafer was asked about Williams at his post-practice press conference, he said that the two “got deep” on the walk back from practice — discussing life lessons, former SU standout Chandler Jones and where Williams can go from here.“I was just challenging him to leap over the next hurdle,” Shafer said. “Wayne’s got a little elbow thing that’s sore. He’s done a nice job cutting weight. He’s done a nice job learning to deal with so much more structure in his life. He’s done a nice job working for more plays in practice.“Now he’s at the point where he’s never had any injuries. And when you’re banged up you’re hurt but not injured, and that’s the next hurdle.”Before that drill, Daoust had the linemen duck under a canopy before spinning right or left. It emphasized keeping their eyes forward and maintaining enough balance to pivot in either direction. Then he moved the group to the sled, which has brought out energy all week.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSenior defensive end Donnie Simmons received the highest praise from Daoust, as the coach yelled, “Donnie has the juice today. Three points for Donnie for having the juice.”Secondary works on footwork, handsAfter the entire defense worked on batting down passes and corralling fumbles, the secondary worked on shuffling around cones and catching passes from defensive backs coach Fred Reed.Reed started off throwing them right into the chest of the corners and safeties, and then started to challenge his unit with harder, inaccurate throws. He rocketed one over senior safety Jaston George’s head, and George threw his hands into the air to make a sprawling catch.Right before practice was closed to the media for the rest of the day, the secondary worked on a basic coverage set. The cornerbacks lined up with a corner-turned-receiver on the outside and a safety lined up across from a receiver in the slot, and Reed walked them through a zone scheme. Comments Published on August 8, 2014 at 8:32 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Broyld runs second-team and other observations from Day 7 of training camplast_img read more


first_imgAnother offseason comes and yet again, so does another transfer quarterback for Wisconsin football. This time, it’s a junior college transfer.Tanner McEvoy, regarded as the top dual-threat quarterback in junior college football, is transferring to Wisconsin, as reported by Evan Flood of 247sports Monday afternoon. McEvoy visited Wisconsin on Jan. 29 and was reportedly interested in Oregon, Florida and West Virginia.The 6-foot-6 quarterback from Hillsdale, N.J. just recently spent his first season of eligibility at Arizona Western Community College, where he played in eight games and threw 24 touchdowns. The four-star thrower is deemed a dual-threat quarterback due to his ability to not only pass efficiently, but run as well. McEvoy also ran for 250 yards and 3 touchdowns on the season.Originally a South Carolina Gamecock, McEvoy decided to transfer at the beginning of his redshirt freshman season following a late June arrest in North Carolina for driving after consuming alcohol while under the legal drinking age. Following the arrest, he was temporarily suspended from team activities before being reinstated before the season.McEvoy is the lone quarterback from new head coach Gary Andersen’s 2013 recruiting class and will have three years of eligibility. He will join a long list of quarterbacks competing for play in 2013, which includes three former starters in Joel Stave, Curt Phillips and Danny O’Brien. Redshirt Freshman and former four-star recruit himself Bart Houston will also be in the mix after returning from shoulder surgery as well as redshirt senior Jon Budmayr.last_img read more


first_imgBangladesh defeated New Zealand by five wickets in the tri-series finale, including Ireland, on Wednesday at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin, thus registering their first away win against the Black Caps.An unbroken 72-run stand between Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah saw Bangladesh chase down the 271-run target with 10 balls to spare.Mushfiqur finished on 45 not out in a partnership that was dominated by a superb innings from Mahmudullah who scored 36-ball 46, with 6 fours and a six.Earlier, Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman scored 65 each before Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah saw their team register their first away win against the Kiwis in their 17th attempt.Put in to bat first, New Zealand were restricted to 270 for eight, courtesy some fine death overs bowling from the minnows. The Tom Latham-led side could manage only 62 runs in the last 12 overs as five wickets fell during that period.The Black Caps also had a century second wicket stand of 133 between Latham (84) and Neil Broom (63). They were 156 for the loss of one wicket at one stage before Bangladesh pulled things back.Mushfiqur was adjudged the Man of the Match while Latham was declared the Man of the Series.The win at Clontarf has promoted Bangladesh to sixth place in the ICC ODI Rankings, above Sri Lanka, with just four months to go before the cut-off date of September 30 when the top eight are guaranteed automatic qualication for the 2019 World Cup.last_img read more