Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

Posted by on December 1st, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 

(College Football)

Aztecs…New head coach Sean Lewis made scholarship offer to former top Colorado recruit QB-Danny O’Neil-Indianpolis Cathedral…Career (9,112APY-98TD) in high school…Decommitted from CU last week…Is also being pursued by Michigan State-Nebraska-Northwestern-Syracuse

Aztecs…4-OL file to enter the transfer portal…OG-Cade Bennett..Tom Mirabella…Brandon Dickson..Joey Wright…3-of-4 were starters at SDSU…along with TE-Mark Redman…Upwards of 13-Aztecs have now filed to enter the Portal…Coach Sean Lewis was meeting with individual players Thursday into Friday.

Aztecs..NY Times-Athletic reports that Colorado QB-Shedeur Sanders blew off Sean Lewis in final weeks of season…Would not make adjustments recommended by Lewis late in season….Led to Lewis being removed as play caller…Criticized for holding the ball too long-leading to 52-QB Sacks

Aztecs..Coach Sean Lewis considering former Syracuse coach  Dino Babers as Off Coord…Babers fired after going (41-55) as coach of Orange

Aztecs..Lewis also talking to fired CU-OL coach Bill O’Boyle and TE-coach Tim Brewster.

Aztecs…8-SDSU stars named to 25th Anniversary Mountain West team…In group are RB-Rashaad Penny-DJ Pumphrey..LB-Kirk Morrison…K-Matt Araiza…DE-Cam Thomas
(Schedule)-Championship Weekend

Pac 12-Oregon-Washington
..Ducks (11-1)..Huskies (12-0)
..Ducks offense (541YPG-70TD)
..Huskies offense (468YPG-60TD)
..Ducks QB-Bo Nix (3,096Y-37TD-2Int)
..Ducks RB-Bucky Irving (1,043Y..6.4YPC)
..Huskies QB-Michael Penix (3,899P-32TD)
..Huskies WR-Romi Odunze (73R-13YPC)

..Georgie (12-0)..Alabama (11-1)
..Bulldogs QB-Christian Beck (3,495P-22TD)
..Tide QB-Jalen Milroe (2,965APY-33TD)..Tide won 11-in a row

BIG 12-Texas-Oklahoma State
..Longhorns QB-Quinn Ewers leads hi powered offense

ACC-Florida State-Louisville.
..Seminoles without QB-Travis Jordan

Big 10-Michigan-Iowa
..Wolverines defense (244YPG)

American Athletic Conference..-Tulane-vs-SMU
Mid American Conference..Miami-vs-Toledo
Mountain West Conference..Boise State-vs-UNLV
Conference USA..Liberty (12-0)-vs-New Mexico State

Division 1AA Playoffs-Top Games
..South Dakota State (11-0)-vs-Mercer
..Montana (10-1)-vs-Delaware
..Idaho-vs-Southern Illinois

Division II-Top Games
..Colorado Mines (12-0)-vs-Central Washington
..Harding (12-0)-vs-Grand Valley State (11-1)
..Slippery Rock ()12-1)-vs-Kutztown State

Division III-Top Games
..Alma (12-0)-vs-Cortland State (11-1)
..Johns Hopkins (12-0)-vs-Randolph Macon (12-0)
..North Central-Ill (12-0)-vs-Wisconsin LaCrosse (11-1)
..Wisconsin Whitewater (11-1)-vs-Wartburg
(College Notes)

Indiana…Hires Curt Cignetti-James Madison-as Hoosiers coach..was (52-9)-JMU

Nebraska..Coach Matt Rhule criticizes Transfer Portal..says top QBs are asking for packages of 1M-dollars to transfer

Oregon State..QB-DJ Uiagalelei to transfer..was (30-10) as starter
North Carolina State..QB-MJ Morris enters transfer portal
UCLA..Freshman QB-Dante Moore enters transfer portal after up and down freshman season.

Oregon State..RB-Damien Martinez arrested in Corvallis DUI-Speeding-possession of marijuana on Wednesday.

Holiday Bowl..Likely to invite USC-Clemson to December 27th game
(NFL Scoreboard)

Dallas-W-Seattle (41-35)…Cowboys (9-3)..Seahawks (6-6)…Dallas wins 14th in row at home-come from behind win…Thursday Night Football
..QB-Dak Prescott (299P-3TD)
..WR-Cee Dee Lamb (12R-116Y)
..QB-Geno Smith (334P-3TD)
..WR-DK Metcalf (6R-134Y-3TD) in loss

Chargers-at-New England…Bolts (4-7)..Lost 3-in row..Patriots (2-9)..(1-5) Home
..QB-Justin Herbert (20TD-6Int)..96QBR
..WR-Keenan Allen-plagued by quad injury-not practice..(97R-1,117Y)
..Bolts defense ranked #30…has only 15-takeaways in 11-games
..Patriots lost 4-in a row
..Bench QB-Mac Jones (10TD-14 Tovers)..22-sacks..Has 77 QBR
..Offense has just 16TDs..WRs (9YPC)

Rams-Cleveland..Rams go for 3rd win in a row..QB-Joe Flacco may start-Cleve

49ers-Eagles..Philadelphia (10-1)..49ers (8-3)….Eagles QB-Jalen Hurts (3,107APY-29TD)…Niners offense (386YPG)..defense (295YPG)..Niners defense (33-sacks-21 takeaways)..RB-Christian McCaffrey (1,328APY)…Receivers (13YPC)

Chiefs-Packers…KC (364YPG)-Offense..but 19-turnovers..Defense has 37-sacks..Packers won 3-of-4…QB-Jordan Love (19TD-10Int)

Colts-Titans..Indy won 3-in row..Titans have (81-QBR)

Lions-Saints..QB-Jared Goff (18TD-11 Tovers)..Derek Carr (88QB-rating)

Falcons-Jets..Atlanta QB-Desmond Ridder (7TD-14 Tovers)..Jets (71QB-rating)

Steelers-Arizona..WR-George Pickens (16YPC)..Cardinals lost 9-of-10

Miami-Washington..Dolphins (430YPG)..Wash QBs-sacked (55) times

Broncos-Houston..Broncos won 5-in row..Russell Wilson (20TD-4Int-103QBR)..CJ Stroud ((10TD-5Int-100QBR)

Tampa Bay-Carolina..Bucs lost 6-of-7..Carolina (1-10)..Offense (265YPG)

Bengals-Jaguars..Cinn lost 3-in a row..Jags won 7-of-8


(Football Notes)

Buffalo..LB-Von Miller arrest warrant for domestic assault for putting his hands on throat of pregnant girlfriend twice during an argument about her pregnancy…. and shoving her in argument in Texas…Miller turned himself into police on Thursday afternoon, and posted bail.

Raiders…Las Vegas report GM-Dave Ziegler had deal in place to draft QB-CJ Stroud..but Coach Josh McDaniels blocked it-wanted QB-Bryce Young…Raiders did not get either QB.

Cleveland..Names Joe Flacco-starter on Sunday-4th different starting QB this year

Patriots..Bailey Zappe named started QB in place of benched Mac Jones
(Roster Moves)

Arizona…Release former Pro Bowl TE-Zach Ertz


Winter Baseball Meetings start Monday in Nashville

Padres..Report that team has to trade OF-Juan Soto..because team has only 18-M budget space and must acquire 5-pitchers…Soto trade would clear some 30M-salary off the books-bring back young pitching and allow team to add veteran pitchers.

Padres..report talking to Miami about a trade for Marlins P-Edwin Cabrera…Padres would deal OF-Trenth Grisham and a minor league pitcher.

Padres..talking to FA-P-Frankie Montas-ex A’s-Yankess-coming off surgery

Padres…Make contact with FA-P-Alex Wood-Giants..Eric Lauer-Brewers..Dakota Hudson-Cardinals…Jack Flaherty-Orioles…James Paxton-Red Sox…all pitchers coming off health issues-who might sign 1-Y make good-prove yourself deals
(Roster Moves)

Reds..Sign FA-P-Nick Martinez-ex Padres (2Y-26M)..had (2.42-ERA) as starter
Mets..Sign FA-P-Luis Severino-ex Yankees (1Y-13M)

Korea…LG-Twins..will post P-Deok Ju Hamm-had (1.62-ERA)
(MLB Notes)

DH of Year…Shohei Ohtani-Angels wins DH of year, outdistancing Yordan Alvarez-Houston..JD Martinez of Dodgers.

Lakers-L-Oklahoma City (133-110)…Lakers 2nd blowout loss of week…Shai Alexander (33P)…Chet Holmgren (18P)…Anthony Davis (31P) in loss…LeBron James (21P)…Lakers had 14P lead early…gave up 72-points in opening half….Lakers fall to (11-9)…Thursday game

Clippers-L-Golden State (120-114)…Steph Curry (26P) in win…….Thursday game

Lakers-Houston…Saturday game

Aztecs-UCSD..Friday game..SDSU (6-1)

USD-Stanford..Sunday game…Toreros (6-2)

USC…Bronny James family says he has been cleared to return to full practice next Monday…5-months after Cardiac event after off season workout issue this past summer.

New York Post…reports that Magic Carter..longtime business manager for LeBron James-testified to FBI that he placed large bets in 2021 on NBA games and other events thru bookmakers…Says he never bet on Lakers games.

USPS..Post Service announces release of a stamp honoring UCLA coach John Wooden.

Golden State..G-Chris Paul-out of lineup-bruised nerve in leg
Pelicans…F-Larry Nance to miss 4-to-6 weeks..leg injuries

Pistons…Losing streak 15-games…’Young team struggles with adversity’..Coach Monty Williams


Ducks-L-Washington Capitals (5-4)….Tom Wilson hat trick for Caps….Washington scored 3-goals in 8-minutes in first period…Ducks never overcame deficit…..Thursday game…Ducks lost 8-games in a row

Ducks..GM-Pat Verbeek being criticized…1st round pick Leon Carlsson has sat out 8-games this season…Has 6-goals in 14-games he played.

Ducks-Colorado..Saturday game
Kings-Colorado..Sunday game

San Diego Gulls…Open 5-game road trip..Playing Saturday-Sunday vs Chicago Wolves…Gulls have 1-win in 15-tailspin…Gulls (3-10-4)

Chicago..Veteran F-Corey Perry apologizes to team and fans…Says he is entering an Alcohol rehab program…Was released for detrimental conduct to organization…was released from his (4.5M) contract at midweek

Calgary-Vancouver…TRADE…Flames deal D-Nikita Zadorov to Vancouver for 3rd and 5th round picks.

Seattle..D-Jaden Schwartz-foot surgery
Toronto..D-Matt Giordano-broken finger


Roger Penske…says drivers Ryan Blaney-Kyle Larson has expressed interest in landing rides to drive in next May’s-Indy 500 race

Formula 1…Red Bull owner Chrsitain Hoerner says he expects othere teams to ‘close the gap’ next year…Red Bull won 21-of-22-races this year…Max Verstappen won  a record 19-races this year.

Soccer…Crisitano Ronaldo hit with 1B-Class Action suit for being Lead Endorser for a Crypto-Currency Investment firm that went down.

English Premier League-Top games:
..Arsenal (9-1-3)-vs-Wolverhampton
..Manchester City (9-2-2)-vs-Hot Spur
..Liverpool (8-4-1)-vs-Fulham
Tiger Woods…Plays in opening round of Heroes Challenge-Bahamas
..Pain in surgically repaired ankle is gone
..Still have back-knee problems despite surgeries
..Said ‘game is rusty’….’ran out of gas’ late in opening round
..Woods shot 3-over-75..was in 8th place.


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