Vlad, Destroyer of Worlds, is at it again. He dropped 21 points and had four blocks in a 105-71 victory for the Horned Frogs. Bane and Kenny Hustle both added 16 points, and the Frogs are 2-0 through two. Their next game is against some Aussie professionals in Melbourne.
The Frogs leave Sydney for their next game, scheduled for 5 a.m. Texas time on Saturday against the Melbourne All-Stars, a collection of professionals, at Dandenong Stadium in Melbourne.
Two of the three names (Kyle Hicks and Travin Howard) are names that come to mind immediately when a headline like this pops up. But the other name is one that probably goes overlooked a lot. Glad he’s getting recognized.
Austin Schlottmann, C: TCU's Jake Kirkpatrick won the 2010 Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center and Schlottmann could contend after being a second-team all-Big 12 selection last season. While playing in 752 snaps and starting 11 games before being injured, Schlottmann allowed just one pressure and no sacks, according to TCU numbers. He's expected to anchor an offensive line that returns four starters and should be one of the team's strongest units.
That headline is a mouthful, but it’s also true. After an offseason with another incident, Boykin has to earn his spot back. Three big things he’s done, worked on his understanding of the Seattle playbook, stayed in peak condition, and worked out with elite talent.
Having never really had to call plays in a huddle in college — TCU ran the spread — Boykin said he’s now comfortable with Seahawks’ calls that he says sometimes “are 14 words.”
Having spent the summer employing a different conditioning and nutrition program — he said he emphasized lifting — Boykin says he weighs about 215 pounds now compared to 205 a year ago.
And having spent the off-season throwing regularly with the likes of Odell Beckham — a friend from college days — he says feels his passes have a bit more oomph.