Hey Danario, what have you been up to lately?
It's preview season...
9. Georgia linebacker/ rush end Leonard Floyd; 6-4, 230-pounds
After two Georgia linebackers in the 15-11 range, we finally reach the third of that group. Floyd isn't the most physically imposing of that group, but he may have the most upside. He's also been a trendy preseason All-American pick, after posting 12.5 sacks in his first two seasons in Athens. He's been consistent in so far, with 6.5 sacks in 2013 and six in 2014, to go along with 9.5 and 8.5 TFL in those years, too. What will be most interesting to see is how Georgia gets Floyd, Lorenzo Carter and Jordan Jenkins on the field at the same time, as all three play outside linebacker. That's a good problem to have.
...and complaining season...
"Your players really have to be geared into what it takes to finish the season because, before, maybe you didn’t have to do all this," [Saban] said. "I think (the playoff) is better. I think it’s better for college football, and I think it’s better for fans."
But perhaps harder, too, for teams from the SEC. Alabama played five nationally ranked teams during the regular season last year — six if you count Mizzou, which the Tide smashed 42-13 in the conference title game. Ohio State had it easier, only facing No. 8 Michigan State and No. 23 Minnesota in the regular season, then No. 13 Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game.
I mean, yeah, that's all true enough, but ... it's one extra game. Nothing else has changed from the BCS era.
...and watch list season
Mauk is one of 30 quarterbacks nationally to make the list and one of four SEC signal callers, joining Arkansas’ Brandon Allen, Tennessee’s Joshua Dobbs and Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott. [...]
Inclusion on the Watch List is not necessary for the quarterbacks to be selected for the honor. Midseason additions to the Watch List will be announced on Wednesday, October 14. The list of 10 finalists will be released on Wednesday, November 25. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, January 13.
You don't have to be on the watch list to win. Watch lists: college football's original clickbait.
Michael Porter just said he'll be in Lawrence for Late Night in the Phog. #kubball Shay— JayhawkSlant (@JayhawkSlant) July 24, 2015
Your new favorite player
Q: Describe your game to fans who have never seen you play.
TP: "I'm a pass-first guard. I watch a lot of Chris Paul and Steve Nash highlights and see how they get their guys going. I know Chris Paul is great at that. If his teammates get going, he gets going. I'm certainly not comparing myself to him, but I like to watch him and mold my game after him. I want to set my teammates up and be a leader. To me, it doesn't matter if I score 0 points or 10 points. I'd rather be known for things like being in the passing lanes all night long, creating havoc or grabbing one huge rebound that won the game."
#Stubble on the baseball diamond
The Pan Am Games mark the first time women’s baseball has been part of an international multi-sport competition and Marston loves being a part of it.
"The atmosphere is incredible,’’ she said. "You get on the elevator and right away you’re talking to other athletes about their sport and their country. It definitely makes you feel like you’re part of something special.’’