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- Aug 15, 2011
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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day®, also known as Girl Day, is being observed today! It was observed Thursday of National Engineers Week from 2001 until 2008. It was observed Thursday of National Engineers Week from 2009 until 2010. It has been observed Thursday of National Engineers Week since 2011.
Trevor Lawrence playing basketball? Here’s what Dabo said about intramural hoops (islandpacket.com; Connolly)
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence made several plays during the 2018 football season that made national headlines. Now the freshman is going viral for what happened in another sport.
A video was posted to social media on Monday showing Lawrence shoving an opposing player to the ground during an intramural basketball game. The player set a pick on Lawrence, and the Georgia native took exception. The video, which was posted on Twitter by Clemson Barstool, had more than 1.3 million views as of Wednesday morning.
Several national outlets turned the video into a story, and some ESPN shows discussed Lawrence’s shove, as well as Dabo Swinney’s decision to allow players to play intramural basketball.
Swinney explained his reasoning during a news conference earlier this month after announcing that Tigers defensive tackle Jordan Williams is out for the spring with a leg injury he suffered while playing basketball.
How close to greatness is UCF’s spread-iso offense? (footballstudyhall.com; Boyd)
When a defense is facing an intense, spread-iso offense like the UCF attack they have two basic options. One is to carefully match up against the skill talent in hopes of coming out ahead in the 1-on-1s that occur on the perimeter, the other is to flood the passing windows with pass defenders and invite the rushing attack.
Against the year one version of Heupel’s offense at UCF, most teams opted for option one and LSU was no exception. The Tigers overcame a depleted secondary that lost star safety Grant Delpit before halftime and after some initial struggles managed to clamp down on the UCF offense. The Knights finished with only 250 yards of total offense with a dismal 3.2 ypa for freshman QB Darriel Mack Jr on 11-30 passing.
LSU still gave up 32 points, in part due to early struggles to contain the spread-iso offense and in part because of a defensive score by the Knights, but they ended up taking firm control of the game before the end. However, teams looking to mimic their approach may find it difficult and closer study of the game suggests that UCF’s future under Heupel is pretty bright.
Heupel’s path to Orlando
Heupel runs his own take on the Art Briles “veer and shoot” offense. He began to adopt that approach with the 2014 Oklahoma Sooners after seeing Briles’ O first hand, giving QB Trevor Knight RPOs and regular deep shots in order to try and keep defenses from getting enough numbers to the box. It wasn’t widely recognized as a spread-iso system because they spent a good deal of time in 21 personnel from the shotgun, with converted QB Blake Bell as an H-back and working with bruising fullback Aaron Ripkowski and a massive offensive line.
ACC Football Rx: Links, news and rumors - 2/20/19 (RX; HM)
According to JHowell's preseason computer ratings, this is how FBS conferences rank in terms of average power ratings going into the 2019 season:
Conference Power Teams
SEC 0.679 14
ACC 0.631 14
Big Ten 0.616 14
Big 12 0.6 10
Pac 12 0.593 12
American 0.511 12
Independent 0.498 6
MWC 0.489 12
Sun Belt 0.454 10
MAC 0.447 12
CUSA 0.43 14
source: 2019 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings
ACC Football Rx: Links, news and rumors - 2/21/19 (RXl HM)
From All Sports Discussion: A Baker’s Dozen: Coastal Division Columnists and Beat Writers I Would Like To See On The #ACC Network
Who did they pick as #1?
David Teel (@DavidTeelatDP) – “The Dean” of the ACC columnists. No one knows more about the ACC, Virginia Tech, and the University of Virginia than David Teel of the Newport News (VA) Daily Press...
If you want to know who the other 12 are, click the link.
FBSchedules makes a GREAT point in "Do scheduling mandates in college football really matter?"
when – if ever – does a conversation about “strength of schedule” result in any concrete consequences?
ACC Football Rx: Preseason Power Rankings (JHowell) (RX; HM)
Here is a table of JHowell's Top 65 teams according to 2019 preseason power ratings (plus the P5 teams which fall below 65th). ACC-related teams are highlighted in pseudo-team-colors...
Rank Team Power
1 Clemson 0.932
2 Alabama 0.928
3 Ohio State 0.859
4 Georgia 0.826
5 Oklahoma 0.82
6 Notre Dame 0.804
7 Michigan 0.766
8 Louisiana State 0.764
9 Penn State 0.762
10 Washington 0.76
11 Auburn 0.741
12 Texas A&M 0.737
13 Wisconsin 0.735
14 Stanford 0.728
15 Central Florida 0.728
16 Boise State 0.727
17 Iowa 0.717
18 Mississippi State 0.71
19 Washington State 0.701
20 Florida 0.694
21 Northwestern 0.69
22 Appalachian State 0.69
23 NC State 0.679
24 Miami (FL) 0.678
25 South Carolina 0.673
26 Oklahoma State 0.671
27 Utah 0.67
28 Kentucky 0.667
29 Texas 0.661
30 West Virginia 0.656
31 Michigan State 0.656
32 Texas Christian 0.654
33 Syracuse 0.654
Can new tech keep trucks from smacking Onondaga Parkway bridge? NY has money (PS; Weiner)
The 7-year-old warning system installed to prevent truck crashes into the low railroad bridge on Onondaga Lake Parkway could receive technology upgrades as part of a new statewide initiative to cut down on such accidents.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will include $25 million in his 2019-20 executive budget to deploy new technologies that will alert drivers and law enforcement when over-height vehicles approach low bridges.
The new technologies include dual infrared beams, audible bells and warning signs with flashing beacons, according to the governor’s office.
The system installed along Onondaga Lake Parkway in Liverpool on Oct. 20, 2011 will be among those reviewed for potential upgrades, said Joe Morrissey, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.
Since 2015, at least 576 bridge crashes involving over-height vehicles have been reported on New York roads. The total includes about one or two a year involving tractor-trailers or RVs that crash into the CSX railroad bridge over Onondaga Lake Parkway.
After four people were killed aboard a double-decker Megabus that slammed into the railroad bridge in 2010, the state installed a system that’s automatically activated when it detects trucks that are too tall to make it under the bridge.