Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


October 5, 2012

Wills: College/NFL weekend planner

Corsicana — College Football Games to Watch

Game 1: No. 17 Oklahoma (2-1, 0-1) at Texas Tech (4-0, 1-0), 2:30 p.m. (Ch. 8)

Todd’s take:
Turns out those of us who predicted before the season that Oklahoma was the most overrated team in the country this side of LSU were right. The Sooners looked awful in a win at UTEP and got stung in Norman by Kansas State. OU’s offensive line is very average, and as good of a coach as Bob Stoops is, his teams are penalty prone and have lost their swagger. Some expects actually had OU as their preseason No. 1. What were they thinking? Tech picked up a really good win at Iowa State last week. And don’t forget the Red Raiders won in Norman last season (not sure if Tech won another game after that). I’ll pick OU just because of Stoops over Tommy Tuberville, but I’m wavering as I type this.

Game 2: No. 4 LSU (5-0, 1-0) at No. 10 Florida (4-0, 3-0), 2:30 p.m. (Ch. 4)

Todd’s take:
The Tigers have another great defense but appear to be very average at quarterback. Zach Mettenberger doesn’t have to be great at QB — the Bayou Bengals are loaded at tailback — but in a big game he really scares me. And the Mad Hatter’s teams, that would be LSU coach Les Miles, tend to play down to their level of competition. The Tigers can’t afford that Saturday because Florida appears to be back under former Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp. QB Jeff Driskell keeps getting better and tailback Mike Gillislee is a gamer. Muschamp and his staff have been made great halftime adjustments in wins at Texas A&M and Tennessee. Can they pull it off again?

Game 3: No. 8 West Virginia (4-0, 1-0) at No. 11 Texas (4-0, 1-0), 6 p.m. (Ch. 4)

Todd’s take:
What does Mountaineers QB Geno Smith have for an encore after Baylor held him to 70 points last week? I haven’t gone back and watched the game, but Smith may well have played the best regular-season game by a quarterback ever (sorry David Klingler). Meanwhile, Big 12 fans and Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy are whining about the Longhorns getting their 2,000th favorable call by the officials since Mack Brown took over the program. Look, it was a fumble. I agree. But no one will ever know who truly recovered it. End of story. It was a huge, huge road win for the Longhorns over the defending national champion Cowboys (Big 12 sorry).

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  • Area schedule for the week

    Here's a look at this week's schedule for Golden Ciircle teams and Navarro College. The schedule does not include upcoming bi-district playoff games in softball because times and sites have yet to be determined.

    April 18, 2014

  • GC Baseball/Softball: Blooming Grove sweeps Rice in baseball and softball

    Blooming Grove's Lions needed this one.
    Heck, they need all of them.
    That's where they're living today on the Blooming Grove diamond, where everyone knew going into Friday's game with Rice that the Lions need to win their final three games to have a chance of nailing down the final playoff spot in District 23-2A.
    One down, two to go.
    “It's in our hands,'' said Blooming Grove Coach Matt Anderson moments after his kids beat Rice 8-0 Friday night. “As long as we take care of our business we'll be fine.''

    April 18, 2014

  • GC Softball/Baseball Roundup: Frost girls win district title

    Frost's Lady Polar Bears needed to win to nail down the district title and they never trailed, jumping out to a 7-0 lead en route to an 11-7 clinching victory over Itasca Friday on the road. They wrapped up their second district title in a row with a 9-1 record and enter the playoffs next week at 13-1.

    April 18, 2014

  • CHS Baseball/Softball: Whitehouse sweeps Tigers in baseball and softball

    The Tigers lost a tough game to Whitehouse, 11-3 as the Wildcats' ace, Pat Mahomes, who went four innings and gave up all three runs on two hits and five walks

    April 18, 2014

  • GC Basketball/Baseball: Mildred's Connor Hill sees life clearly

    There was never any doubt for Connor Hill, never any question about what he would do or how he would do it.
    Sure, there was that meeting with his mother and father and talks with the doctor when he was 10, talks and meetings that came accompanied with worry and concern.
    But never from Connor.
    He just never dwelled on the fact he played sports with one eye. He didn't worry or talk about it when he was 10 and he never talked about it at Mildred High, where Hill emerged as a star on the basketball court and baseball diamond.

    April 18, 2014

  • Frost Lady Polar Bears Area Champions.jpg GC Track & Field: Roundup — Frost girls win area meet

    The Frost Lady Polar Bears made a shambles of their district track & field meet last week, scoring 206 points, and they were dominate again in the area meet Thursday, scoring 162 points to win the meet at Blooming Grove.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • RON MORGAN.jpg Morgan:The new endangered species

    Am I just that old, or have amateur athletics gone absolutely nuts these days? On second thought, don’t answer that unless it’s yes to the nuts part.
    High School and college basketball are on the verge of being totally ruined by AAU basketball. Top roundball prospects are identified by the junior high level if not earlier.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • GC Track & Field: Area meet Roundup

    Corsicana's Gilfillan wins 4A area pole vault title; Frost girls win 1A area team title, Frost boys finish second

    April 17, 2014

  • GC Baseball: Mildred falls to Riesel, 9-0, on the road

    Mildred managed a hit and struck out 12 times in a 9-0 loss on the road that could have given the Eagles some cushion in the 23-2A standings. They are now 5-6 with a game at league-leading Teague Tuesday.

    April 17, 2014

  • 4-18-14Roman.jpg CHS Soccer: Tigers boys and girls top off season with strong showing on All-District teams

    That tough and gutsy style of play sent both the boys and girls teams into the playoffs and on Thursday the Tigers were rewarded again for their fine seasons as two boys won special honors,four boys were named to the All-District first team and two girls earned first-team honors.
    Michael Roman, who did a little of everything — and did it well — was named the District 28-4A Utility Player of the Year, and sophomore defender Jesus Barreto was named the district's Newcomer of the Year.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo