August 8, 2011
It’s a light news cycle from over the weekend so here’s what I was able to dig up.
NC STATE FOOTBALL
David Glenn (ACC Sports Journal)
David Glenn Chats With Audie Cole, August 8
David Glenn recently caught up with N.C. State linebacker Audie Cole at the ACC Football Kickoff. Their interview aired on Glenn’s afternoon radio show.
Russell Wilson is not fazed by the hype created by his move to Wisconsin.
Wilson says Sunday at the Badgers’ media day that he is “not really worried about” the pressure, despite being touted as the final piece to a national championship puzzle, or at the very least a Big Ten Conference championship game victory.
“The most important thing is putting the work in; do something special every day in terms of my work ethic,” Wilson said. “Be special, don’t do the average. Don’t do good, do great. That’s my mindset.”
Russ Owens (WKOW.com)
Russell Wilson is the main focus at Badgers Media Day
Even his teammates seemed fully behind Wilson as possibly being the starting quarterback, and his coaches are fully confident in his leadership.
Badger247: Russell Wilson (YouTube)
Roundtable: Russell Wilson impact (cbssports.com)
Occasionally the Eye on CFB team convenes Voltron- style to answer a pressing question regarding the wild, wide world of college football. This week’s topic:
So Russell Wilson is transferring to Wisconsin. What does his decision mean for the Badgers? For the Big Ten race? For the Auburn team he spurned? Could it have an impact on the national title picture?
Ravens one of four teams reportedly interested in Cotchery
After losing out on veteran receivers Derrick Mason and Malcom Floyd in free agency, the Baltimore Ravens could be setting their sights on Jerricho Cotchery.
The Ravens are one of four teams interested in Cotchery, a league source told The Baltimore Sun, who is visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Old MacDonald (SFN)
“Blue Zone” Donors suing!
Ken Medlin (WRALSportsfan)
UNC Blue Zone donors explore legal action after Davis’ firing
The group donated to the university’s Blue Zone premium seating project at the stadium, which is nearing completion, but many of them say they committed to the project with the assurance that Butch Davis would remain head football coach.
Tar Heel Fan (Tarheelfanblog)
A Group Of Blue Zone Donors Retain Counsel
Ray Glier (USAToday)
North Carolina starts practice amid questions, distrust
Standing in the end zone of Kenan Memorial Stadium after the first practice of the season Friday, offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper said he understood what might await the North Carolina football team when school resumes Aug. 23. There will be a dose of resentment and a dash of ridicule on campus for the players, the aftermath of a scandal that resulted in charges of nine major NCAA violations.
Some players want to hold their ground and fiercely defend the program and ex-coach Butch Davis, who was fired July 27, nine days before practice began. Cooper wants recovery under interim coach Everett Withers.
“There is that potential for people to feel disdain for us,” Cooper said. “Coach Withers does have to go repair things with the other side of the campus. We’re going to work harder to get our academics better, our attendance better, do the things that matter to get better viewed by people.
“I hate the idea of people looking at me like I’m a dumb jock.”
This is a couple of weeks old but always funny to dig through.
UNC Should Make A Sacrifice to the NCAA…