Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Holmes has nice night in Sixer Summer League Debut

Richaun Holmes got his pro career off to a nice start in the NBA Summer League.  He played 16 minutes and scored 9 points on 3-6 shooting.  He made both his regular FGs and was 1-4 from 3FG.  He also had 3 rebounds, 2-2 from the line, a block and 2 steals.  So, that's a pretty productive line, minus the 3FG shooting and a good start.

The block was nice.  One of the Spurs players was heading in for what he thought was an easy layup, only to have Holmes recover and swat it away, as we saw him do so many times at the Stroh.

They play again Tuesday, and the game is on NBA Network.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Following Richaun Holmes in NBA Summer League

Richaun Holmes will be playing for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA Summer League.  The Sixers are in the Salt Lake City division of the league.  His games start this week and all of them can be seen on the NBA Network.

July 6:  vs. Spurs at 7 pm
July 7:  vs. Celtics at 7 pm
July 9: vs. Jazz at 9 pm

All times Eastern.

Good luck Richaun!  The Falcon Nation will be watching.  Most people will be watching for Okafor.  The cool kids will be watching #22.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Happy Independence Day to the Falcon Nation

Happy 4th of July.

I have a slightly different take than most today.

Yes, I am thankful for those who created our country's Constitution and made us free and I am grateful to everyone who fought to protect our country and its interests.


You (and me)...

We're independent.

Do something with it.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Two New Falcon Football Verbals

BG has two new verbals as July starts...one a brother of a Falcon and one from a familiar Falcon hunting ground.

The first is our second verbal from a Falcon sibling in recent days. The first sibling was Evan Foster, brother of Aaron Foster, and now Ty Redding, the brother of BG WR Teo Redding.  (h/t Hustle Belt for the verbal).

He's 6'2" and about 160 and while he is productive on both sides of the ball he projects to a CB at BG, from what I can see.  Rivals had him listed as a 2-star recruit.  According to Hustle Belt, he had reported offers from Ball State, Buffalo, EMU, Miami, Temple, and Toledo.  He attends Warren Mott High School.

He was on the Detroit News first-team all-metro East.    Below is the write-up they gave him for his junior season.

Redding had a strong season on both sides of the ball to help Mott make a state playoff appearance. He made 27 tackles while intercepting seven passes and breaking up six pass attempts. He also had 23 receptions for 450 yards and 6 TDs. "He's a big-time player, great ball skills and a nose for the football," Mott coach Tom Milanov said.

That's pretty impressive.  Seven INTs in a HS season is a lot.  This looks like a great commit for BG.

The other verbal is Jean-Charles Shemar, who is a 5'11 and 170 lb DB from Miramar, FL, which is in the Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale area.  He's listed as a CB and a 2-star recruit on Rivals.  He had offers from UC, FIU, Miami University, NIU and Tulane.

Ty and Jean-Charles....welcome to the Falcons!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Football Verbal: Evan Foster follows brother's footsteps to the Doyt

BG now has its 13th commitment for the Class of 16.  This young man is very familiar with the Doyt, since he is the brother of Aaron Foster, a BG CB/S who had an INT in the championship game over NIU.   He started all 14 games in his senior season and had an NFL tryout with the Cowboys.

Evan is 6'1" and 190 pounds and projects (I would imagine) at S, based on the write up above.  His only offer at this point was from EMU.

Welcome to the Falcons, Evan.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Two new football verbals

BG continues to be active on the recruiting trail with early commits, lining up two more that I picked up over the weekend.

The higher-ranked of the 2 is TE AJ Garson of Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach.  Oxbridge Academy is college prep academy (but not a post-graduate one).  The Academy appears to be a pretty high end operation.  AJ played TE and LB, but this article from a local paper (where much of the remainder of the information was also gathered) says BG plans to play him at TE.

Why.  Well, he's 6'6" and 230 pounds and runs a 4.7 40.  If that's something you might be interested in.

Thought so.

He is a 2-star recruit on Rivals with offers from Cincinnati, Colgate, Oregon State and Idaho.

The other is Cameron Jefferies, a slot WR and CB from Riverside HS, which is in Painesville, OH.  He is not ranked on Rivals, which projects him at DB, which would also be my guess.  Based on the article, he wasn't getting any feelers until he had a couple good camps and then BG and UT both offered him in short succession and he decided to commit to BG.

He's only 5'9" which he feels limited his recruiting, but he has still reached his goal of playing D1 football.  His profile on 24/7 sports reports that he ran a 4.4 40-yard dash.

AJ, Cameron.  Welcome to the Falcons.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Holmes goes #37--Falcon Pride

Can't express how proud I was a minute ago to see Richaun Holmes picked #37 (early second round) by the Philadelphia 76ers, and they show highlights of him playing in the Stroh.  Richaun has truly earned his way here, and it was privilege to have him at Bowling Green.  Thanks to him.  And I think we have created a few 76er fans in Northwest Ohio.  Richaun, you are forever in our hearts.

Ramifications from May 29 continue

So courtesy of the Sentinel, the ramifications of the May 29 night at Liquid continue to land on the BGSU football program.  DB Will Watson has been charged with a misdemeanor assault and has been suspended indefinitely.

Bryan Thomas was charged with felonious assault and was suspended indefinitely as well.  WR Robbie Rhodes was charged as well, though I have not heard anything from the team on his status.  Maybe I missed it.

Anyway, I'm not going to belabor the point.  These all stem from one incident, and I made my point here about this type of thing.

Falcon Football Verbal: Odell Spencer, Part 2

Odell Spencer looks to be back in the fold as a Falcon.  (H/t to Hustle Belt.)

He is from Shaker Heights and played WR and DB, but apparently projects to WR at BG.  He actually committed last year, then de-committed.

He then signed to play at the University of Cincinnati.  Apparently, that didn't happen and he is taking classes at Lakeland CC to shore up his academics.  This report from a UC blog says he did not qualify academically.

His plan is to enroll in BG in January 2016 and be ready to roll for spring ball.

We were pretty excited to have him coming to BG when he committed last year....here is what I wrote back then:

The Falcons landed a verbal yesterday and according to Rivals, he is a 3-star player.  His name is Odell Spencer and he plays for Shaker Heights over in the Cleveland area.

According to rivals, he is our 2nd 3-star player---the other is Chance Weitz.

Spencer was listed at 5'10", 165, in the article cleveland.com did on the last signing day about players to watch for the next signing day.  In the article, they said he had "terrific speed off the line and [is] very athletic."

According to Rivals, he had offers from Old Dominion, Akron and Buffalo.

During his junior season, he had 33 receptions for 461 yards...a 14.6 yard average.  He scored 4 TDs, and 2 of them came in their final game of the season.  His best game was against Parma where he caught 9 passes for 82 yards and a TD.

He played on a good team--they went 8-2 last season.

Welcome to the Falcons, Odell!

This is a guy who clearly can contribute on either side of the ball.

So....Welcome to the Falcons, Odell!!