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  1. Also receiver Zach Farrar from Youngstown State
  2. Rose has been putting lights out all three rounds. Tomorrow is gonna be epic.
  3. 42'9" par save for Woodland on 14. WOW
  4. Get on board before all the slots are filled
  5. Gary Woodland shoots a 65 today, minus 9 through two rounds. Great birdie on hole 9 to end his round. Approach shot of 217 yds, out of a divot, 50 feet right of the hole. Drained the birdie putt. Has a two stroke lead over Justin Rose.
  6. NFL 2019: Can Lions' run-oriented offense be successful enough to save Matt Patricia's job? Johnson ran for nearly 1,400 yards at a 4.9 yards-per-carry clip in the SEC as a 20 year old in 2017 at Auburn and was averaging a hefty 5.4 yards per rush on 118 attempts last season for the Lions before a knee sprain ended his rookie year after 10 games. A vertical jump in the 93rd percentile at the position, and a broad jump in the 91st percentile indicate, the 5-foot-11, 206-pound runner is very explosive. He has the talent to be a legit star in the backfield, and the Lions clearly want to give him the football often. Probably a good value pick in fantasy drafts this summer, he just needs to prove he can stay healthy. After Johnson, Detroit is surprisingly thin at running back position in terms of established contributors. Zach Zenner's long been a fan favorite and after averaging under 4.0 yards per carry in each of his first three seasons in Motown, his average jumped to 4.8 in 2018. In May, I listed Ty Johnson, the Lions' 2019 sixth-round selection, as a Day 3 pick who can be an instant impact player mostly due to his ridiculous acceleration and blistering long speed. He averaged 7.6 yards per carry on 348 career rushes at Maryland. The tight ends The largest splash the Lions made on offense in free agency was the acquisition of former Steelers tight end Jesse James, a reliable short-to-intermediate level receiver, who, at 6-7 and 260-ish pounds, can hold his own in-line as a blocker. That signing didn't stop Detroit from picking tight end T.J. Hockenson at No. 8 overall in the draft, someone I called a "destroyer of worlds" pre-draft because of his blocking prowess. He's a gifted receiver thanks to a large catch radius and the ability to separate. Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press noted some three tight end looks at minicamp, and even under the safe assumption that two tight end sets will be more frequent, the Lions have significantly more top-end talent at the position than they did in 2018. Per Sports Info Solutions, the Lions carried the football 119 times for 359 yards (3.01 yards per) when in a two tight end set last season, the sixth-lowest average in the NFL. Now, with Hockenson and James in the fold, the run-game efficiency from two tight end looks should improve. Given the receiving steadiness of James and the explosive skills of Hockenson, that formation has the makings of a versatile personnel grouping that keeps defenses guessing all season. Conclusion In theory, the Lions should focus on sharpening the passing game -- Stafford's 6.8 yards-per-attempt average in 2018 was his lowest since 2018. However, with a solid offensive line, a young, skilled runner, two capable blockers at the tight end position, and Bevell as the offensive coordinator, this year's iteration of the Lions has the makeup to run the football more effectively than they have in a long time.
  7. What a Stanley Cup Final. Congratulations to the Saint Louis Blues, winning their first ever Stanley Cup.
  8. Jimmy Sidle for the season he had in 1963. Tre Mason 2013 Tucker Frederickson 1964
  10. FSU going to Omaha. Beats LSU 5-4 in 12
  11. Surging JUCO OT: 'Auburn is my No. 1' Nathan King • AuburnSports @byNathanKing A recent trip to a Power-5 program left a bad taste in Brenden Coffey’s mouth. A JUCO offensive tackle whose recruitment has rapidly surged as of late, Coffey took an unofficial visit to Cal before coming to Auburn this weekend, and the Golden Bears didn’t exactly pass with flying colors in his eyes. “They just kind of walked me around,” Coffey said. “It didn’t really seem legit. It didn’t seem like they were taking it as seriously as they could have.” Admittedly, Coffey was then skeptical about his upcoming official visit to Auburn — or any school, for that matter. But according to Coffey, he couldn’t have been happier on the Plains this weekend. “It was amazing,” Coffey said. “It was more than I ever could have expected, really. I came here not really knowing what I was going to get, but it was overwhelming and astounding overall. “I liked the homey feeling it had. Everyone was super close with each other. When I was walking around everything just felt really natural.” Expected to graduate in December and enroll in a program where he will have three years to play two seasons, Coffey is a 6-foot-6, 275-pound junior college left tackle — though he said he’s shot up to 6-foot-7 recently. Coffey defines himself as an aggressive player on the field, and a fast learner off it. As a JUCO product looking to continue to rise and improve, Coffey has a grip on his weaknesses, as well. He said he’s looking to improve his footwork and fundamental hand techniques next season, adding that some aspects of playing tackle don’t come as naturally to him because of his length. But that size and athleticism — combined with his production as a freshman at Butte Community College (Oroville, Calif.) — has caught the eye of several major college football programs. Coffey said he currently has offers from Arizona, Nevada, UCLA, Oregon, Utah and Auburn — though none have made as sizeable of an impact thus far as offensive line coach J.B. Grimes and the Tigers have. “I came here, and they just had so much personality and life to them,” Coffey said, "that it made it really easy to be like, ‘Wow. I want to be here.’ “Auburn is my No. 1 right now… I’m actually kind of sad that I’m leaving.”