Shafer says Gulley ready to return kicks again at Georgia Tech, Estime solely H-back for now

first_img Published on October 17, 2013 at 11:24 am Contact Trevor: | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+ With George Morris II doubtful for Saturday’s matchup against Georgia Tech, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said he has no reservations using Prince-Tyson Gulley in the kick return game again this week.Gulley joined Devante McFarlane on kick returns in Syracuse’s 24-10 win against North Carolina State on Saturday. Gulley brought back his only chance from the end zone to the Syracuse 26-yard line early in the fourth quarter.“Prince has always been a viable option back there,” Shafer said.As for the multi-talented freshman H-back Brisly Estime, Shafer said there’s no issue with him being able to catch the ball. He has the skill set to return kicks, but Shafer and offensive coordinator George McDonald want to ease him into his role as an H-Back before thrusting him into the return game.“The issue is he can’t have too many pots on the stove,” Shafer said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer added that it could have been the other way around. He, McDonald and Co. could have chosen to hone Estime’s return game from the start of the season, but they considered him more of an asset catching passes.He said Estime catches the ball really well and that he’s just behind Syracuse punt returner Ritchy Desir in that regard. Estime’s role could expand in the future, but for now he’s solely an H-Back.Said Shafer: “That was an educated choice by all of us.” Commentslast_img read more

Trojans eliminated from Pac-12 tournament with loss to Utah

first_imgThe No. 7 Trojans, who beat the No. 10 UCLA Bruins in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday, failed to overcome the No. 2 Utah Utes in the second round Thursday night, falling 80-72 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. In the 8-point defeat, the Trojans were outshot inside and outside the 3-point line, outrebounded by a margin of 35-31 and were beaten in terms of ball distribution with Southern California earning just nine assists to Utah’s 22. Head coach Andy Enfield complimented the Trojans overall effort, but criticized the lack of defensive execution, especially with Utah sophomore forward Kyle Kuzma scoring a team-high 23 points and grabbing seven rebounds. ”We didn’t play great tonight, but we played hard enough, especially in the second half to come back,” Enfield said, according to the Associated Press. ”Their players, like Kuzma, stepped up and had a big game against us and that’s what happens. You try to take something away or maybe their first or second option and if the third or fourth option beats you, then you lose.”Pac-12 Player of the Year and potential Wooden Award candidate Jakob Poeltl was effective, scoring 14 points and helping with eight rebounds and two blocks. The Utes were especially keen on defense, limiting the Trojans to just 37 percent from deep and limited the previously potent freshman Bennie Boatwright and sophomore Elijah Stewart to a combined 8 points off of 3-of-16 shooting. As for the Trojans’ bright spots, sophomore guard Jordan McLaughlin scored a game-high 24 points off of 9-of-16 shooting with two rebounds and a steal. Fellow junior guards Julian Jacobs and Katin Reinhardt added 16 and 13, respectively. And while the loss was hard for Jacobs, he emphasized the importance of moving on.“It’s what our coaching staff and the entire community around this team has emphasized — keep fighting,” Jacobs told the Los Angeles Times. And while the defeat may have knocked the Trojans out of Pac-12 title contention, they still are in the running for the NCAA tournament. They find out whether they will earn a spot in March Madness on Sunday.last_img read more

Dave Peñalosa stops Mexican bet in 4 rounds for WBO Oriental featherweight crown

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ifugao bet Carl Jammes Martin dominates Thai foe in bantamweight bout Mexico’s Marcos Cardenas was supposed to serve as a tough challenge for undefeated featherweight Dave Peñalosa.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:30Volunteers spread Christmas cheer to migrant children01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cardenas appeared to be good as advertised until Peñalosa decided to pour it on en route to a fourth round stoppage to win the vacant WBO Oriental featherweight title in the main event of ESPN5’s fight card.“All my hard work bore fruit after winning the title,” Peñalosa, who had trouble making weight but showed no effects of it throughout the bout, said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I just wanted to be patient. I’m happy that he showed a good fight and the fans were not disappointed.”Peñalosa, son of former two-time world champion Dodie Boy, was in his usual relentless self from the opening bell before kicking it into high gear in the fourth where he knocked down Cardenas thrice. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The third knockdown was courtesy of a crushing body shot that forced the referee to stop the fight at the 2:47 mark of the fourth round.The 28-year-old Peñalosa, who is promoted by his uncle and former two-division world champion Gerry, improved to 15-0, with 11 knockouts.The taller Cardenas, who had his moments early, fell to 19-7-1, 15 KOs.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more