Social Hour: Marshall linemen wearing special helmets in camp
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Marshall is taking an added measure when it comes to the safety of its linemen during preseason camp. A story from the Charleston Gazette-Mail details Marshall linemen using helmets with additional padding on the exterior in efforts to reduce the trauma from head-to-head contact that often comes in the trenches.
“Those linemen, there’s so much contact every play with those guys,” head coach Doc Holliday said.
Other schools, including Syracuse, Toledo and Iowa State also use the helmets. We’ll see if more teams follow suit in the coming years. Reaction from MU players has been positive thus far.
Marshall opens football practice with new look for helmets https://t.co/XwelO3ynE1 #BeHerd By @dougsmock pic.twitter.com/dYiTa4T2Br
— Gazette-Mail Sports (@GazMailSports) August 9, 2016
Sad news: Former North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest head coach Bill Dooley passed away Tuesday. He was 82 years old.
Everyone at UNC mourns the passing of legendary coach Bill Dooley, who died today at 82. https://t.co/gkyLt6FGOe pic.twitter.com/egFB90Jysd
— Carolina Football (@TarHeelFootball) August 9, 2016
Former VT head football coach Bill Dooley, who led VT to its first bowl win, passes away – https://t.co/NzS3TvZ9Rj pic.twitter.com/L3DmAn6JSm
— VT Football (@VT_Football) August 9, 2016
We mourn the passing of one of our own, former head coach Bill Dooley.
MORE: https://t.co/qV1C8vRHSl pic.twitter.com/ocOP5DIcze
— Wake Forest Football (@WakeFB) August 9, 2016
TCU head coach Gary Patterson has agreed to a contract extension through 2022.
“Gary Patterson is synonymous with TCU and Fort Worth,” TCU AD Chris Del Conte said in a statement. “His value to our community goes beyond the football field. It’s obviously a great day for our Horned Frogs Family when Coach Patterson reiterates that TCU and Fort Worth are his home.”
Take a ???? at what stability looks like. Congrats to @TCUCoachP for ✒️ an extension to 2022. https://t.co/NxRxzljxjd pic.twitter.com/wdbHOeebvh
— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) August 9, 2016
It looks like Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer would be a pretty good wide receiver, too.
Even our QBs have hands ????#IrishCamp pic.twitter.com/BqSCDgWBDg
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 9, 2016
Baylor QB Seth Russell is an impressive athlete.
.@BUFootball QB Seth Russell's family passed this along to me. Dude is a freak athlete, shown w/this workout last wk pic.twitter.com/50PlMnJ7cj
— Sean Giggy (@sgiggy_kwtx) August 9, 2016
Navy will honor fallen teammate Will McKamey this season.
#NavyFootball To Honor Fallen Teammate Will McKamey via @BWagner_CapGaz of the @capgaznews https://t.co/hxOAcBG0aj
— Navy Athletics (@NavyAthletics) August 9, 2016
Tennessee wideout Tyler Byrd made a nice catch in practice.
Practice highlights are up, including a sick one-hand catch by Tyler Byrd. https://t.co/pE642VApfG pic.twitter.com/byAl9QTIyF
— Paul Fortenberry (@Volquest_Paul) August 9, 2016
Recently retired NFL DB Charles “Peanut” Tillman paid a visit to coach Lovie Smith at Illinois. Tillman played much of his career with the Chicago Bears under Smith.
“Lovie Smith is a man of integrity. Listen to him.” – 2014 @NFL Man of the Year @peanuttillman #Illini #WeWillWin pic.twitter.com/yImMWe5D19
— Illini Football (@IlliniFootball) August 9, 2016
Rape survivor Brenda Tracy visited another college football program Tuesday, stopping in Norman to speak with the Oklahoma Sooners.
Rape survivor @brendatracy24 delivered a courageous & empowering message to the #Sooners Monday. Story w/ reaction: https://t.co/hJ8qP2TN6Q
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) August 9, 2016
Virginia senator Tim Kaine, the Democratic candidate for vice president, is looking to reinstate the Kansas-Missouri rivalry. Kaine grew up in Kansas and attended the University of Missouri.
Yes, this Kansas-raised, Mizzou-educated VP candidate will broker a deal to reinstate the Border War! https://t.co/Wd0fpMFbro
— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) August 9, 2016
Talented Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks missed practice with a foot injury. Brooks rushed for 709 yards as a true freshman in 2015.
A situation to watch: Minnesota RB Shannon Brooks is dealing with a foot injury. Brooks had 709 yards in 2015. https://t.co/TMRzB5cemv
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) August 9, 2016
SMU made two additions to its roster: Terry Ayeni, a defensive tackle graduate transfer from Iowa State and Eric Hawkins, a wideout from Arkansas.
SMU has added two graduate transfers to its roster: ex-Arkansas WR Eric Hawkins and ex-Iowa State DT Terry Ayeni.
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) August 9, 2016