First, enjoy this video of Joe Duffy ("Duffman") and Kyle Fuller. This should serve as a reminder that we need to begin our nickname vision quest for Kyle, Rod Odom, Josh Henderson and James Siakam, as we have approximately one month until the start of basketball practice.
Links after the break. Also, make sure to catch NYDore's (@ex_o) third installment of his VU fall baseball preview and a bonus video.
On a scale of soul-crushing to "saw that coming," what is Warren Norman going to do to our defense on Saturday?
The team placed the veteran linebacker on injured reserve after he fell ill in Sunday's game, feeling the aftereffects of a concussion suffered 15 days earlier in the Aug. 28 exhibition game. Hillenmeyer didn't travel to Cleveland for the final exhibition and the team issued a press release saying he had passed all medical tests before returning to practice last week.
Darkwa has rushed for 128 yards and scored four touchdowns in the first two games for the Green Wave (1-1). Payten Jason and Darkwa and are backups to junior tailback Albert Williams, but Darkwa leads the team in carries with 25. Darkwa scored three TDs in the opener, marking the first time a Tulane true freshman rushed for three TDs in one game since Matt Forte, now with the Chicago Bears, did it in 2004 against Army.
Former local prospect Orleans Darkwa is having some real success at Tulane. I wish we had him here, but am glad to see that he appears to be thriving as a true freshman.
The question, of course, is: If Bryant or any other player can lose his or her eligibility, why can't a coach lose his chance to coach in games or competition? Well, he can. The Committee on Infractions has the ability to use that as a penalty when it hears a case. In the past, when it has prevented coaches from competition, the coaches already had been terminated or left voluntarily.
Jorden Page, for example, is one of four Australians on the roster and wears the shirt that reads "iBounce." As a freshman, it was his athletic 3-point play in the WCC tournament title game that put some distance between Saint Mary's and Gonzaga and also gave a look into the bright future of the program.
St. Mary's is visiting Memorial Gym this coming season. Make sure "uPoint" out how stupid these shirts are.
Excuse me while I go clean up my shorts.