Scott Shafer on Leonard Fournette: ‘I think this kid is the most talented tailback I’ve gone against’

first_img Published on September 22, 2015 at 12:48 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Before the first half was over last week, No. 8 Louisiana State (2-0, 2-0 Southeastern) running back Leonard Fournette had 169 yards, including a 71-yard run and a 40-yard run, a touchdown and was responsible for putting Auburn in a 24-0 hole.Syracuse (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) will get all of Fournette’s 6-foot-1, 230-pound frame on Saturday at noon in the Carrier Dome.“In my 26 years, I think this kid is the most talented tailback I’ve gone against,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said. “He’s special.”Shafer had high praise for the running back, who is a Heisman Trophy hopeful. This season, he’s racked up 387 yards and six touchdowns — only four less than he had in all 13 games last season — on 47 carries in two games against Mississippi State and Auburn. Coming into college, Fournette was ranked by most recruiting sites as the No. 1 player in the Class of 2014 and had 1,034 yards and 10 touchdowns as a freshman last season.“You’ve got unbelievable vision and his physicality is … I mean remember Earl Campbell?” Shafer said. “He’s a great player, we’ll have our hands full.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCampbell, who led the NFL in rushing in his first three seasons in the late 1970s and early 1980s, ran for 4,443 yards in his college career. Shafer also compared LSU as a team to the 2013 Florida State team, which won a national championship with Jameis Winston at the helm and romped SU, 59-3.Shafer marveled at LSU’s offensive line, too. He said the Tigers are big up front, but what impresses him the most is the offensive linemen aren’t “stiff.”“He’s 6-1, 230, but he moves like he’s 5-9,” Shafer said of Fournette. “He moves like Brisly Estime and then with that power behind it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

GIG Core powers MRG’s future esport venture

first_img Related Articles Share GiG launches WSN Podcast hosted by Bill Krackomberger  June 18, 2020 StumbleUpon GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Submit GiG ups code security oversight with Checkmarx July 10, 2020 Share Per Norman – MRGMRG Group has confirmed that it has selected Gaming Innovation Group’s GIG Core platform solution to power its upcoming ‘GLHF.GG’ (working title), e-sports entertainment property.During H1 2018 trading, MRG confirmed that it had invested in a joint-venture project with Stockholm-based esports publisher Gamingzone Entertainment, seek to deliver its first esports-centric property.Updating stakeholders, MRG leadership confirmed that its GLHF.GG would be powered by GIG Core platform, tasked with delivering a tailored esports-betting provision, enhancing the venture’s value chain dynamics.Per Norman, CEO of MRG Group, stated: “There is a massive engagement around eSports today with 200 million frequent viewers globally every day. Our ambition is to build the world’s most engaging eSports community together with Gamingzone Entertainment. Together we will offer a new community called GLHF.GG for eSports fans with a focus on entertainment, streams and betting on eSports to embody the true meaning of GLHF.GG.”To date, little is known with regards to the GLHF.GG venture. In previous updates, MRG and Gamingzone have disclosed that they seek to deliver a next-generation platform for esports entertainment, which will feature fuse streaming, gamification and betting on eSports functions.Robin Reed – GiGLast September, MRG recruited seasoned Swedish media and telecoms executive Niklas Grawé as Chief Executive of its esports venture working on project foundations with Gamingzone.Backing initiatives Robin Reed, CEO of GiG, details: “We highly value MRG’s and Gamingzone´s knowledge and experience in both iGaming and eSports and are delighted to enter the fast-growing eSports vertical together with them, adding further scale to our ecosystem. We are looking forward to supporting GLHF.GG in our mutual strategy of offering innovative, entertaining and engaging products supporting their growth in this increasingly prominent market”.last_img read more