5 takeaways from Syracuse football’s Week 1 depth chart

first_img Published on August 29, 2015 at 1:01 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Sophomore Austin Wilson and freshman Eric Dungey are both listed as second-string quarterbacks. Sophomore AJ Long was limited throughout practice with a right-hand injury and last week Shafer said he can’t be in the quarterback competition if he’s not healthy. Comments Freshman Kielan Whitner is listed as a backup strong safety behind sophomore Antwan Cordy while redshirt freshman Rodney Williams and sophomore Chauncey Scissum are listed as the free safeties. It’s the same as the preseason depth chart, but defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough has said that a freshman safety will likely be in a rotation of four with the other three returning players. Junior wide receiver Brisly Estime is projected to start opposite sophomore Steve Ishmael. He missed seven games last year due to injury but has impressed in the portions of practice open to the media. Estime jumped over junior Alvin Cornelius to take one of the top receiver spots.center_img Sophomore cornerback Corey Winfield is listed ahead of junior Wayne Morgan at one of the corner spots. Morgan was ahead of Winfield on the preseason depth chart, but Morgan is coming off an injury in which he missed the final nine games of the year. With its season opener against Rhode Island six days away, Syracuse released its Week 1 depth chart on Saturday.The two-deep list includes 24 players with starting experience and senior center Rob Trudo leads the Orange with 33 previous starts.Here are some quick observations from the depth chart:Walk-on senior right guard Seamus Shanley is listed as the starting right guard ahead of redshirt freshman Aaron Roberts. Shanley was listed as Roberts’ backup and is the shortest offensive lineman on the two-deep depth chart. Throughout training camp, SU head coach Scott Shafer hasn’t mentioned Shanley as someone who is standing out. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Rich Hill ready to do what he loves – take the ball for Dodgers in Game 4

first_img“Our thought process has changed a little bit, yeah. But I get it,” Roberts said, acknowledging that he constructed the Game 3 lineup with the thought in mind that Corbin would come out of the bullpen.“I just didn’t know because they have never been in that spot as far as winning the wild card. You didn’t know. It was the unknown.”Roberts has said the decision to start Clayton Kershaw in Game 2 was made, in part, to have him available to pitch out of the bullpen in a Game 5 if the series goes the distance. He was asked Sunday if Game 1 starter Walker Buehler might come of the bullpen before his anticipated start in Game 5.“Anything is possible,” Roberts said.ALSONationals center fielder Victor Robles injured his right hamstring while running out a sacrifice bunt in the eighth inning of Game 2. He underwent an MRI which revealed a mild strain and he was not in the starting lineup for Game 3. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire At age 39, Hill might have a limited number of comebacks left. He is in the final year of his contract with the Dodgers and the free-agent market has not looked kindly on veteran players the past few winters. Veteran pitchers with Hill’s injury history and just 13 regular-season starts on his 2018 resume – a luxury the pitching-rich Dodgers can afford – could find limited options to continue a career Hill clearly isn’t ready to end.“As far as the free-agent market and whatever may come out of this year or after this is over with, I have no control over that, except for continuing to want to play this game at a high level and play for a competitor and play for a team that’s going to win,” Hill said.The possibility that he could be making the final starts of his career or that he needed to return for the postseason to prove he can continue beyond 2019 never entered his mind, Hill said.“The motivating factor to come back is I believe that I have something to give and I can help this team win,” he said Sunday. “I’m not really using anything, outside factors, other than the moment in what I really enjoy doing. I think that that’s the main factor. I love the competition part of this.”With Hill’s history, every time he takes the mound brings with it the possibility of another physical breakdown, leaving the Dodgers scrambling. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he feels secure sending Hill out for Game 4.center_img PreviousRich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to game two of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Oct. 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers Game 4 starting pitcher Rich Hill speaks to reporters during a news conference before the start of Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Rich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks toward the scoreboard against the Washington Nationals in the ninth inning of game two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Oct. 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Washington Nationals won 4-2. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsRich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers plays with a praying mantis during batting practice prior to game two of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Oct. 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill sits in the dugout before Game 2 of the baseball team’s National League Divisional Series against the Washington Nationals on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill speaking during a news conference before the start of Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)“The motivating factor to come back is I believe that I have something to give and I can help this team win,” Dodgers Game 4 starting pitcher Rich Hill said Sunday. “I’m not really using anything, outside factors, other than the moment in what I really enjoy doing. I think that that’s the main factor. I love the competition part of this.” (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Rich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to game two of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Oct. 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers Game 4 starting pitcher Rich Hill speaks to reporters during a news conference before the start of Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)NextShow Caption1 of 7Dodgers Game 4 starting pitcher Rich Hill speaks to reporters during a news conference before the start of Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)ExpandWASHINGTON, D.C. — Rich Hill’s body has given him plenty of chances to give up, pack it in, call it a career.But overcoming adversity has been a persistent theme in his career. Just this season, his elbow nearly gave out on him in June. He returned from that only to have his knee act out during his first game action in two months.And now, he is scheduled to take the ball to start Game 4 of this National League Division Series with a chance to help the Dodgers reach the NLCS for a fourth consecutive year.“I think it was just something that I wanted,” Hill said of persevering through this year’s assortment of trials. “This is what I have a love for and … the mindset was of the sort that I was going to get back. There was never a doubt in my mind that I wouldn’t get back.” Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “I think we have enough of a sample with those four starts (in September) and his bullpen (session on Thursday) that we feel very confident he can go the max, four (innings) and 60 (pitches),” Roberts said. “I feel really good about that. … But as far as the blowup in the first inning, I don’t see that happening.”MAX EFFORTAfter using right-hander Max Scherzer for an inning in relief in Game 2, Nationals manager Dave Martinez waited until Sunday before announcing that Anibal Sanchez would start Game 3 and Scherzer would move back to Game 4 on Monday.Martinez said the decision was made after he “talked in length” with Scherzer on Friday night. As for the potential to use any of his three front-line starters – Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin – out of the bullpen in this series, Martinez said he has asked “a lot of guys to hold off on their bullpens” between starts.Scherzer joked before Sunday’s game that he didn’t expect to pitch out of the bullpen in Game 3 “unless Davey got crazy and came to me and said, ‘Let’s do it.’”Scherzer’s appearance out of the bullpen Friday was unexpected, Roberts admitted. But now he has to assume the Nationals could deploy their starters out of the bullpen at any point.Related Articles Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more

ROAD RE-OPENS AFTER N15 SMASH

first_imgTHE N15 outside Ballyshannon has re-opened after a car crash there earlier this evening.The incident happened at 5.30pm at Parkhill outside the town.Two vehicles were involved in the incident. No-one was seriously injured. Gardaí are asking motorists to slow down in the area. ROAD RE-OPENS AFTER N15 SMASH was last modified: November 18th, 2013 by John2Share 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)last_img