Jonny Flynn indeed signing w/Melbourne Tigers in Australia after recent release by Pistons, but sources say Aussie deal has NBA out clause— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine)
McShay: Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
We've typically saved this space for some more obscure, off-the-radar prospects, but this felt like a good week to feature Nassib. He's in the Day 2 range, like Glennon. He's still developing as a passer (he throws too many fastballs) but he has a strong arm and has made some impressive throws under duress this season. He has passed for 579 yards, six TDs and zero INTs in his past two outings (wins over Connecticut and South Florida). The pre-draft process will be key for him, but I think he'll excel when he goes through it. He's really smart and a great student, from what I've heard.
"I love Friday night games. I wish every game was a Friday night game, but in this case it's not what we can do. I love Friday night games. I feel like, I'm ready for every game, but I love the excitement with a Friday night game. It's just exciting and I love Friday night games."
Realistically, I’ve been here four years now. I have to do a better job. The outcome of what is going on in this program is not satisfactory for the standards that I have."
"We have a lot of penalties that have gone against us, which is my responsibility, and, again, turnovers. I think everyone … knows that’s a reflection of the structure and discipline in the program. I have done a very poor job over four years of making our team continue to get better in those two fields."
"I have to do a better job in the red zone, and in the tight red zone. Its two weeks in a row that we’ve struggled there. And I have to do a better job of preparing my team when we come out on the field in the second half – defensively. We gave up an 87-yard drive with the score 7-3, and they (Minnesota) went up 14-3."
"There’s really not a lot of excuses out there. It’s a lot of pressure, when you feel you’re letting players and coaches and people around you down..You don’t feel sorry for yourself. At the end of the day – and I’m not being a martyr – it’s truly on me."
"It would be nice if everyone stayed the whole game and didn’t get up and leave. It’s kind of sucky when you see people get up and leave, but we’re out there playing the game."
I think it’s one of the great coaching jobs of all-time. I think the biggest thing for me is when you take over at a Kentucky or Kansas or North Carolina or Duke, it’s still a hard job but you’ve got so many assets and so much tradition. If you do a great job there, it’s great. But if you take over a program like Connecticut, which was still coming out of the Yankee Conference, and do what he’s done. It’s pretty remarkable.’’
"I don’t know," Ojinnaka said. "I have my degree, thank God. I love wrestling, maybe I could go into the whole WWE world as Moose Nation."
It’s fabulous. I think it’s a brilliant move. Everybody will benefit...Since we’ve been in the (ACC), we have been privy to discussions about a myriad of things. We don’t have voting rights yet, which is fine, but they’ve been really good at wanting to hear our input. They’ve been so professional and so classy. (ACC commissioner John Swofford) has been outstanding. He’s an unbelievable communicator.’’
I don't understand it...How do you vote as a collegiate president on something that has the potential to provide some benefit for your institution and the conference you're affiliated with but has a very negative consequence for a host of other members of the academy, as presidents like to call it? I'd like to know how much of these discussions are: What's right? What is the best thing for the larger enterprise, and how many other schools would be adversely impacted? I just don't know that that's happening."