Scott Shafer explains decision to move Julian Whigham down on the depth chart

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 27, 2015 at 1:27 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said senior cornerback Julian Whigham’s starting spot wasn’t guaranteed at Atlantic Coast Conference Media Day in July. For the first time all season, Whigham’s role was significantly reduced on Saturday against then-No. 25 Pittsburgh as he played at safety on third-down packages.“Productivity on game day, or lack thereof,” Shafer said, “is probably the biggest component when we make those decisions.”After an offseason in which Whigham transformed his lifestyle, he was beat several times downfield throughout the first half of the season. On Syracuse’s (3-4, 1-2 ACC) depth chart for its upcoming game against No. 17 Florida State (6-1, 4-1) Whigham was bumped to the backup cornerback spot as redshirt freshman Cordell Hudson moved up to start alongside sophomore Corey Winfield.Whigham recorded seven total tackles and two pass breakups on Sept. 12 against Wake Forest, but in the last five games, he’s had eight tackles and no breakups. Meanwhile, Hudson has recorded eight tackles in the past three games and a pass breakup against Virginia as his role has steadily increased.“(Hudson)’s progressively gotten better with everything he’s done and he’s been productive in practice,” Shafer said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer also said playing Whigham at safety, a position he played at Dwyer (Florida) High School, partially had to do with redshirt freshman Rodney Williams being injured with a lower-body injury in the past two games.“When you have a guy that can play multiple positions, it goes a long way,” Shafer said, “and he’s shown that ability mentally to do those things so we felt it would be a good fit.” Commentscenter_img Related Stories Chuck Bullough: Coaching staff discussing future use of Julian WhighamScott Shafer doesn’t guarantee senior Julian Whigham will start at cornerbackJulian Whigham says he’s been 1 of SU’s best players despite inconsistent performanceCordell Hudson hopes to add depth at cornerback following redshirt seasonHis Balllast_img read more

Former Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg attempting a comeback — as a pitcher

first_imgHack is back.Christian Hackenberg, the former second-round draft pick of the New York Jets, is attempting a comeback — not as an NFL quarterback, but as a pitcher. Christian Hackenberg is now trying to become a pitcher“I’ve had my trials and tribulations with the NFL”“I’m sitting here at 25. I feel like I have a lot left in the tank”@rkuestnernbc10 with the story. See how fast @chackenberg1 can throw @NBCPhiladelphia 620pm pic.twitter.com/eVFBECPjEi— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) June 13, 2020″As simple as I can put it, I just want to compete, man,” Hackenberg said. “I’ve had my trials and tribulations with the NFL and had success and had that roller-coaster ride. “At the end of the day, I’m sitting here at 25, and for me, like I said, I feel like I got a lot left in the tank.”Known for his big arm and prototypical size at the QB position more than his accuracy, Hackenberg seems to have some life and heat left in his right arm, topping 90 mph in this video:Look at Christian Hackenberg throwing over 90 mph. #Jets pic.twitter.com/354FaBJa3x— Robby Sabo (@RobbySabo) June 13, 2020The former Penn State Nittany Lion scorched backpage headlines in 2016 when the Jets selected him with pick No. 51 in the NFL Draft. Hackenberg would never see the field with the Jets, being released after the 2017 season.He would try and latch on with the Raiders, Eagles and Bengals, but couldn’t stick, seeing time only as a camp body during those stays.He spent some time in the AAF in 2019 as the quarterback of the Memphis Express. Hackenberg was a highly touted quarterback recruit coming out of high school and played some high school baseball, striking out 30 in 47 games and hitting .378 across three years of hardball.Hackenberg, though, would see massive struggles in the pro game, never seeing regular-season action in the NFL amidst serious accuracy issues. While he has no recorded regular-season stats, Hackenberg reportedly once pelted a New York Jets beat writer along the sideline with an errant pass on at least one occasion.Well, with no set timetable for the return of MLB, Hackenberg has plenty of time to get into the best shape of his life.last_img read more

BMW Volkswagen Are 1 And 2 In PlugIn Car Sales In Europe

Nissan LEAF Leads Norway Car Sales In August Source: Electric Vehicle News Almost 7% Of BMW Group Car Sales Plugged In: August 2018 BMW Group currently sells the most plug-in electric cars in Europe.Nissan, Renault and Tesla sold the most all-electric cars in Europe during the first eight months of the year, according to research by AID analyst Matthias Schmidt (SchmidtMatthias.de).However, if we include plug-in hybrids, there is no competition for BMW Group (BMW & MINI brands) and Volkswagen Group (Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen). Those two already sold between 40,000 to 45,000 units each through the end of August in 2018, including less than 15,000 BEVs. BMW is slightly above Volkswagen, but the BEV/PHEV proportions seem close to the same.See Also As you can see in the graph below, big progress was achieved by Hyundai Group (Hyundai & Kia) too, which seems to be in fourth place.Far, far behind is hybrid-tycoon Toyota, which plays the game these days by suggesting it has no interest in plug-ins.BMW Group sold the most plug-in passenger cars in W-Europe during the opening 8-months of the year according to @AIDNewsletter data and https://t.co/9qMZNuIPzf research, accounting for 7% of their total sales in the region.@VWgroup were just behind with 43k sales pic.twitter.com/29NlmgCd8N— Matthias Schmidt (@auto_schmidt) September 25, 2018 Nissan LEAF Sales In Europe Dip Below 2,500 In August 2018 Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 26, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News read more