Walton coaching future looks bright. Many believe he will eventually join coach Izzo staff at Michigan State but Travis also has his eyes on being part of an NBA staff. A great opportunity at the college level presented itself, of course I would seriously consider it, Walton says.
“He’s become a full player who can do anything we can put him in the slot, we can put him outside,” said Calabrese. “He’s one of the smarter guys on the field and he works extremely hard. You have to respect his work ethic. One small school prospect who had stood out, Fort Hays (Kan.) State DT Nathan Shepherd, broke one of his hands in Wednesday s practice. Two tight ends were lost Tuesday; replacement players were called in for depth. Florida has CB Duke Dawson and P Johnny Townsend in Mobile.
A season after their first playoff appearance, the Cowboys were looking to take a long jumper’s leap in 1966. That would have been quite the challenge without All Pro defensive end Bob Lilly, who at 27 considered retiring during the off season. “It was just something personal.
A few hours after hiring Mike Maccagnan as their general manager, the Jets were closing in on signing the 51 year old Bowles to replace Rex Ryan, who was fired, along with GM John Idzik, on Dec. 29 after six seasons. Bowles, a highly sought candidate after leading Arizona’s defense the last two seasons, had a second interview Tuesday with owner Woody Johnson and consultants Charley Casserly and Ron Wolf along with Maccagnan and apparently impressed the Jets enough to move forward..
Though they’ve been one of the NFC’s many underperformers and yet to win a game outside of the Pacific time zone, the Cardinals (4 4 1) are plenty dangerous on both sides of the ball. They have their own urgency to catch up in the conference playoff race while starting a final stretch with five of seven games on the road .David Johnson leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage, with at least 100 in each game, and a defense that was dominant before Minnesota’s momentum killing bye week has been vulnerable against pass catching running backs. The Vikings (5 4) will also be breaking in a new kicker, Kai Forbath , after releasing Blair Walsh.”A lot of people are doubting right now, and that’s fine, but as long as everyone in this locker room believes, we’re going to be OK,” left guard Alex Boone said.Here are some more angles to the matchup:BRADFORD BLOSSOMING: Despite an injury ravaged offensive line and a nonexistent running game, Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford has already set a career high with five games with a 100 plus passer rating.