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

GAA: NAOMH BRID GAA CLUB NEWS – GREAT RESULT FOR UNDER-14s

first_imgNaomh Brid Gaa ClubThe Under 14s had another great result in the league beating Four Masters. Well done to all the players and the management team of Darragh Brogan, Michael Gallagher & Dermot McGrane.Naomh Brid won their second game on the trot as they put away Four Masters B at pairc Naomh Brid. Playing with a strong breeze in the first half it was the away side who started brighter going two points ahead but Naomh Brid responded with a goal Billy Harron. With strong running from Jarlath Leonard, Ryan Brogan going well at half forward and Keelan Heaney a constant threat at full forward, the home side started to take control with goals from Jack Britton, Heaney and Ethan Gallagher and another point from Keelan Heaney left the halftime score 4-1 to 0-4. With the wind with them Naomh Brid always looked in control and could afford missing some real good scoring opportunities as the defence was being well marshalled by Conor Mc Gloin and with Jack Britton moving onto the dangerous Four Masters centre half forward there was nothing really being created by the visitors. A free from Ryan Brogan followed by a points from Harron and Britton pushed the home side further in front. This gave a good opportunities for the substitutes to impress and Luke Burgess will have giving the management selection dilemmas for next weekend. Four Masters rose to life in the final five when the home side were probably thinking off what was on the post match sandwiches and allowed 2 goals passed them. But the stage was set for the man of the match Britton to have the final say with great link up play from Leonard and Heaney, Jack got in the end off a pass and fired to the net. A final score off 5-4 to 2-4. A great team performance with alongside Britton, Leonard, Eoin Mac Grane and Brogan standing out with a united defensive performance that will hopefully set the home team up for a good game against a strong Naomh Ultan side next Sunday away at 12pm. A big support would be a big lift to the lads who are finally getting results which merits their training efforts. Team: Francis Barron, Ryan O’Leary, Conor Mc Gloin, Reece Mc Grath, Jack Britton (2-1), Joseph Mc Grory, Eoin Rush, Jarlath Leonard, Eoin Mc Grane, Ryan Brogan (0-1), Billy Harron (1-1), Ethan Gallagher (1-0), John Honey, Keelan Heaney (1-1), Philip Quinn. Subs: Luke Burgess, Evan Walsh, Owen Kilpatrick, Joe Britton, Jason GallagherThe Lotto Jackpot not won this week and now stands at a massive €13,550.00,The numbers from the 25/03/2013 where 1,3,8,10,23. The Winners : Finlay Anderson,Jimmy Mc Groary,Shirley Walsh,Mc Daid Clan.Next Weeks Draw in 7 Arches on Tuesday 2nd April 2013 due to the Bank Holiday.Our Seniors drew with Erne Gaels last sunday morning. Thank you to Erne Gaels for coming down for the game.Our Reserves played against a weakened Bundoran Team and lost by a point. Thank you also to Bundoran for travelling.Both teams start the League with away games to Carndonagh on Easter Monday. All supporters would be welcome.Club Membership is now due and maybe paid to Pat Sweeney or Padraic Molloy asap. Lotto tickets are available from local outlets and club members.GAA: NAOMH BRID GAA CLUB NEWS – GREAT RESULT FOR UNDER-14s was last modified: March 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: NAOMH BRID GAA CLUB NEWS – GREAT RESULT FOR UNDER-14slast_img read more

Browns Are The Cool Frat That Wont be Around for Finals Week

first_imgGuests:Peter Schrager, Clarence Hill, Eric Dickerson, and Bucky Brooks Browns are the cool frat that won’t be around for finals weekThe Browns have gone from the laughing stock of the NFL to the cool kids of the league, led by pide piper Baker Mayfield, who went viral over the weekend by pounding a brew during an Indians game.Colin thinks Baker and Cleveland is a perfect match because they will love him unconditionally for making them relevant and never question anything he does, regardless if he’s right or wrong. Colin doesn’t think the beer chugging is a huge deal, but thinks of the Browns as the cool frat that rages during rush week – the regular season – but will drop out before finals week. Also:-Dak needs Amari more than Zeke-The LeBron experience isn’t a fun hang-AFC 3 Word Gamelast_img read more