Buckeye News around the Net for 7/08/08
Bennie Wells, Terry
Glenn, Tyler Everett, Greg Oden, Mike Conley, Todd Boeckman, Brian
Robiskie, Marcus Freeman, James Laurinaitis, Malcolm Jenkins, Nate Salley, and Na'il
By Bill Smith
Cook of ESPN has included Chris Wells as one of three Heisman Trophy
preseason favorites. The other two are
last year's winner Tim Tebow of Florida and
Chase Daniel of Missouri.
Network has named OSU as the 4th best Football Factory. As is too often the case with the
traditional media, Notre Dame gets more love than it deserves as the 3rd
ranked school. Even former ND QB Joe
Theisman found that hard to swallow. USC
was ranked 1st, Miami
2nd and that school up north was rated 5th.
some good news in the Terry Glenn saga.
In an interview with Jerry Jones, the Dallas Morning Star reported that
the owner said the Boys were not in the market for another veteran WR. He also said that talks with Glenn's agent
were “progressing.” If however no
agreement can be reached, Glenn may well be released and the Boys would shop
for a replacement.
Everett is currently listed as the top reserve behind often maligned Cowboy
Roy Williams. This is news only because Williams’s
inability to cover anything that moves faster than a fire hydrant makes his a
serious liability in pass coverage.
Williams has been selected to the All Pro team in the last couple of
years on reputation alone. While he is
outstanding as the 8th man in the box against the run, Everett may replace him
in passing situations.
to Miles Brand of the NCAA, both Greg Oden and Mike Conley have
attended class at OSU during the off season.
Good for them.
players have been named to the watch list of two of the most important post
season awards. Senior quarterback Todd
Boeckman, senior wide receiver Brian Robiskie and junior running
back Chris Wells Named to the Maxwell watch list is. The Bednarik watch list for the best
defensive player in College football includes senior linebackers Marcus
Freeman and James Laurinaitis and senior cornerback Malcolm
Salley is currently listed as the starter in the latest version of Yahoo
Sports depth charts of the Carolina Panthers.
He will receive a stiff challenge in camp from ex-Cardinal FA S Terrence
more news from Carolina,
Na'il Diggs faces serious competition from FA ex-Bengal LB Landon
Johnson who was signed to a 3 year $10M contract. Diggs is getting the first chance to hold his
spot and thus far is doing OK.
Clifford was arrested as was previously reporter here.
Bill Smith is a
former coach of several semi-pro teams and has scouted talent. He is a senior writer for http://BrutusReport.com. He has
also published several novels on http://ebooks-library.com/index.cfm and