Lakers could lean more on Dion Waiters while hoping Rondo returns for playoff run

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Green dealt briefly with what the team has called a testing “glitch,” an error that Green said he believed was caused by a swab that wasn’t thorough enough. He missed Saturday’s practice, but returned for the following two days. Green said he believes that some players have the antibodies to fight COVID-19, and others are in good health. The concerns generally lie not for the players themselves, but for those around them.“Our friends and families; our kids; obviously the people on our staff that are a little older and have health issues,” Green said. “I’m not as concerned. I haven’t seen anybody take a real big hit from our league in terms of having to be in the hospital, having to be worried about their life.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers spent much of Monday imagining what their backcourt rotation will look like in the meantime. Rondo’s injury combined with Avery Bradley’s absence means the West’s No. 1 team will likely have roles for Dion Waiters and J.R. Smith, two players who have yet to record a game in Laker uniforms.Rondo’s shoes in particular are difficult to fill because of his roles as a ball-handler and passer which, at their best, reliably helped fill minutes when LeBron James was taking a breather. The Lakers don’t have a reserve who can do either of those things at Rondo’s level, but Waiters, who was most recently with the Miami Heat, has an off-the-dribble scoring ability that could be a jolt in some of the second-unit rotations. The former Syracuse product averaged 13.9 points in four seasons in Miami, though his last season tailed off due to injury and off-court issues.The Lakers could also use Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma to bring the ball up the court at times, Vogel said, but the backcourt players — which also include Alex Caruso and Quinn Cook in reserve roles — will get a chance to prove themselves.“We have the ability to use our bigs, with Kuz and in particular AD having the ability to bring it up and handle and initiate offense,” Vogel said. “But I also like the prospect of seeing what Dion Waiters can do. … Losing Rondo put more of a need on Dion’s skillset, so I look forward to seeing what he can do more as we get into games.”Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the presumed starter for Bradley, Vogel confirmed. He has started 20 games this year, averaging 11.1 points as a starter.center_img Vogel said he was unsure how Rondo’s injury happened, but over the course of Sunday’s practice Rondo reported his hand being in more and more pain until finally going to trainers to have it examined. He had shown up in excellent shape, several Lakers acknowledged.Danny Green expected that Rondo would contribute in some capacity during his injury: He’s regarded as one of the most intelligent Xs-and-Os players on the team.“I know he’ll help coach, help teach,” he said of Rondo. “But it would be great to have him on the floor playmaking, making plays, being that floor general and actually, when he’s aggressive, making some good plays for us and helping our team.”NBA reveals test numbers as Westbrook says he has COVID-19As commissioner Adam Silver said last week, the NBA was expecting positive cases to keep cropping up. They have.The league and the NBPA revealed Monday that two of the 322 players in the bubble tested positive for coronavirus since teams arrived starting July 7. The players, who were unidentified due to HIPAA concerns, never cleared quarantine and were isolated off-campus until they show no symptoms and are able to test negative twice in a two-day span.In addition, the NBA and NBPA said 19 players total have tested positive since July 1 while teams were in market, and have quarantined out of the bubble. At least one of those players is Russell Westbrook, the L.A. native and Rockets star who acknowledged he has COVID-19 in a statement on Twitter.“I’m currently feeling well, quarantined and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I am cleared,” he wrote. “Please take this virus seriously. Be safe. Mask up!”The majority of players who have tested positive since restart testing began on June 23 have not been identified. Two others, the Rockets’ Bruno Cabaclo and the Kings’ Richaun Holmes, were reported to have broken quarantine in the last week, and had entered 10-day protocols with more rigorous testing before they could rejoin their respective teams.The Lakers have not publicly acknowledged whether they are missing players from their traveling party, though most key players such as LeBron James and Anthony Davis have appeared for interviews and on team media feeds on location.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs ORLANDO, Fla. >> For now, Playoff Rondo is on hiatus.A right thumb fracture will shelve Rajon Rondo for six-to-eight weeks, a blow to the team’s depth that Frank Vogel acknowledged Monday was “a huge loss.” He’s scheduled to leave the NBA’s restart to have surgery this week and begin his rehabilitation outside of the bubble.But Vogel doesn’t think that means Playoff Rondo — the 34-year-old’s world-beating, stat-stuffing alter ego which has cropped up in postseasons past — is done for good this year.“We expect Rajon to be a part of our playoff run,” he said. “Looking at six-to-eight weeks puts us somewhere around the first, second round of playoffs. We’re very confident that he’ll be able to get back and be a major factor for us.”last_img read more

19th Vivicitta Street Race Sarajevo was held this weekend

first_imgIn organisation of Sports Association of Sarajevo Canton (SASC) and sponsored by Sarajevo Canton Ministry of Culture and Sports, this weekend the 19th Vivicitta Street Race was held in Sarajevo, reports Oslobođenje.Secretary General of SASC Tarik Curić said to Oslobođenje that this race was successfully finished, and the most important thing was that it did not rain.Race started near BBI Centre, through Musala street, Obala, Vijećnica, Mula Mustafe Bašeskije and Tito’s Street until the finish line.Three rounds were run, or 12 kilometres, and everything went as smooth as possible.First three places won the awards, 300 BAM for the first, 200 BAM for the second, and 100 BAM for the third.The first woman to finish the race was Biljana Cvijanović from Doboj, second Selma Zrnić from Sarajevo and Rahima Žunić from Tuzla won the third place.The first man to finish the race was Goran Stoiljković from Belgrade, second was Velimir Vojović from Leposavić and the third place was won by Uroš Kutlešić from Užice.last_img read more

Indian bowlers to consider breaking this age old practice due to coronavirus scare!

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/PTIAdvertisement 0Powered by Firework0 The outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus has hampered several sports events across the globe. Recently, Serie A was suspended for a month in Italy, and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is on the verge of getting postponed. Although, there hasn’t been any disruptions in the schedule of the Indian cricket team, who are welcoming South Africa tomorrow for a 3-match One Day International series. However, the players themselves have come up with a precautionary measure. The age old use of saliva to shine the ball can be a method of virus contamination, as superstar bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar considers halting the practice.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/PTIThe COVID-19 virus can be transmitted through saliva, and if the team doctors suggest, the Indian bowlers may restrict the renowned method to polish the ball for reverse swing in the coming matches.Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who recently recovered from a hernia injury that he sustained back in December 2019, spoke about the virus outbreak during his practice session prior to tomorrow’s match. Although stating that the players have thought of limiting the use of saliva during the game, the pacer worries it may hamper their performance on pitch.Advertisement “We have thought about this thing but I can’t say right now we will not use saliva because if we don’t use saliva then how will we shine the ball? We will get hit and you people will say you are not bowling well” Bhuvi told reporters.However, the 30 year old didn’t neglect the ever present threat of a contamination, and suggested that the squad will follow the instructions from the team doctors.Advertisement He continued: “But it’s a valid point and let’s see we will have a team meeting today and whatever instruction we get or whatever is the best option, we will do that.”“It all depends on the team doctor and what advice he gives us,” Bhuvi added.However, there has already been 52 confirmed cases of coronavirus in India, and regarding the gigantic crowd gatherings during cricket matches in the country, there’s always a risk. Adding on it, Bhuvi stated that the team has taken every possible precaution to inhibit any chances of contamination.“You cannot say anything right now because it’s taking a dangerous situation in India. But we are taking every precaution we can take. We have a team doctor with us and he is giving us instructions about dos and don’ts. So we hope it won’t go (spread) much further,” the bowler concluded.Also read-Photo: Hardik Pandya just put on 7kgs of muscle ahead of India comeback! Advertisementlast_img read more

Lakeside Pitch plays host to Kootenay Zone Roundball Playdowns

first_imgBy The Nelson DailyIt’s playoff time for Nelson rep soccer teams as Kootenay squad battle it out for bragging rights, and a berth in the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup.
 Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch it all begins for a handful of Heritage City teams.The U17 girl’s squad opens play against rival Kootenay South at 10:30 a.m. in a two-game, total goal series.Game two is Sunday at a yet to be determined site.Meanwhile, the Nelson Selects meet Kootenay East Rovers in the U16 Girl’s playoff also at 10: 30 a.m. Game two of the playoff goes at 4:30 p.m. Both games are in Nelson at Lakeside.On the boy’s side of the ledger, the Nelson Selects play a three-team round robin tournament for the Kootenay berth in the U15 Boys Final.Nelson, joined by Kootenay South and Kootenay East, opens the tournament at 9 a.m. against the Rockets from Trail/Castlegar/Rossland.The Selects play Kootenay East Sunday at 9 a.m.The final playoff hosted in Nelson is the U14 Boys event.Four teams, Nelson, Kootenay East Rovers, Kootenay South and Columbia Valley Titans, play in a round-robin tourney.Nelson opens at 12:30 p.m. against Columbia Valley before meeting Kootenay East at 6 p.m.The Selects conclude the tournament Sunday at 12:30 p.m. playing Kootenay South.Nelson is the early favourite entering the tournament after defeating all three playoff teams at a recent event in Creston.Most teams travel to Penticton July 7-10 for the Provincial B Cup.However, two of the provincial tournament divisions, girls and boys, are being hosted by (U13) Powell River and (U15) 100 Mile House.The U18 Selects from Nelson have an automatic bye into the provincial tournament.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Nelson Neptunes take to the road to win home meet

first_imgThe Nelson Neptunes took advantage of some new surroundings to capture the opening meet of the Kootenay Summer Swim Association recently at the Salmo Pool. The Neptunes, still waiting for renovations to be completed at the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre, swam away to win the meet by almost 300 points over second-place Grand Forks.Not even the slightly longer than 25 meter pool or the unpredictability of the weather could slow down the NeptunesHighlight swims came from Evan Chouinard (Division 1 boys) dropping close to 25 seconds in his 100 Individual Medley and Jaylen Rushton getting Provincial Qualifying times in all six of her events.The Neptunes, which started the season training out of Castlegar in May before shifting operations Salmo for June to August, have risen up to the challenge of training without a home pool and have been consistently getting best times at every meet so far.The Neptunes will be hoping to continue on their success in Castlegar when the Castlegar Aquanauts host the next meet from July 9-10.last_img read more


first_imgDAVID LOPEZ, HAY DUDE, (FAVORED) SIXTH: “He broke on top and kind of past the dirt patch there, I couldn’t get him to relax at any point. I hit the backside and we’re on the lead the whole backside there. Just too much. We’re asking too much here. NOTES: The winning owners are David Bienstock and Charles Winner of Los Angeles. JOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTES PADDY GALLAGHER, FLAMBOYANT, WINNER: “It was a very nice win, he ran well. He ran well last time, he ran well this time, he’s run well the last few times.“The first quarter was quick enough for him. Down the backside Brice got him into an even better spot and by the three-eighths pole he was in a perfect spot and he was good enough to get there.”center_img BRICE BLANC, FLAMBOYANT, WINNER: “I picked him up at the right time. He’s very straight forward. I don’t know if the French connection helps, but I’ll run with it.“He’s doing really well in the mornings. Usually, I can tell when a horse has a tendency to bounce but he’s actually doing as well, I don’t know about better, but as well as he was doing before the San Gabriel. I know he loves this turf course.“I wasn’t worried about the mile and a quarter, the distance is fine for him. I was just hoping for a good trip and that’s pretty much what happened. I had a great trip. He gave me his best like he always has since I’ve been on him.” (On if he needs a shorter race) “I don’t think so. If we can get him relaxed, he’d be A-OK there.” -30-last_img read more

Premier League round-up: Henderson helps Liverpool claim much-needed win

first_imgJordan Henderson’s second half strike earned Liverpool a 2-1 win over West Brom and eased the pressure on manager Brendan Rodgers.The Reds had only managed one point in their previous three Premier League games but a brighter performance at Anfield saw them grab a vital victory and move them up to sixth.The visitors opened brightly on Merseyside and had a number of decent opportunities but it was Liverpool who claimed the opener just one minute before the break.Adam Lallana got on the end of Henderson’s flicked pass, completing a neat one-two on the left-side of the box, and the former Southampton star fired beyond Ben Foster into the far corner.Nine minutes into the second half, though, West Brom were controversially given a penalty after Saido Berahino appeared to be brought down just outside the area by Dejan Lovren and the English youngster dusted himself off to net from the spot.However, It didn’t take long for Liverpool to retake the lead, as Raheem Sterling squared for Henderson, who found the bottom corner of Foster’s goal with a low strike, and his effort was enough to seal the points.Alan Pardew was handed a slight reprieve as Newcastle manager as his men drew 2-2 with high-flying Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.It took just 17 minutes for the hosts to take the lead as a cute one-two with Gylfi Sigurdsson put Wilfried Bony through on goal and he slipped the ball inside Tim Krul’s near post.Papiss Cisse converted from Gabriel Obertan’s cross to give the under-fire manager some brief respite but, after the break, Wayne Routledge ran onto Sigurdsson’s pass to chip home.Cisse, though, is a man on form and scored with 15 minutes remaining to give the Magpies a share of the spoils in Wales.The Premier League’s other north east side, Sunderland, fired themselves up the table and above Stoke City as they dispatched the Potters 3-1 at the Stadium of Light.Will Buckley’s clipped cross was headed home by Connor Wickham to hand the hosts the lead but Charlie Adam equalised 11 minutes later with a left-foot snapshot inside the area.The Black Cats have shown plenty over resilience over the last year and it was apparent once again as Steven Fletcher headed past Asmir Begovic from Jordi Gomez’s cross to put the hosts back in front.And Fletcher wrapped up the points for Gus Poyet’s men when he passed Wickham’s cross into the back of the net from close-range.Burnley avoided another Premier League defeat as Ross Wallace’s last gasp free-kick gave them a 2-2 draw with Leicester City.An eight minute first half frenzy saw the Foxes take the lead thanks to a Jeffrey Schlupp strike before Michael Kightly stabbed home a leveller for Sean Dyche’s side.Riyad Mahrez, who assisted Schlupp, helped the hosts in front again by heading in at the back post from Jamie Vardy’s deflected cross.But the Foxes failed to extend their lead and, deep into injury time, Wallace curled a free-kick past Kasper Schmeichel to earn his side a point.Meanwhile, Hull City beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at the KC Stadium.Mohamed Diame has been an inspired signing by Steve Bruce and his header, from Andrew Robertson’s cross, saw them go a goal to the good and Nikica Jelavic’s late strike put a gloss on the scoreline and ensured all three points were safely in the bag. Jordan Henderson 1last_img read more

Production Tips: Getting Started with High-Output Lights on Set

first_imgToday, we’ll look at the three main reasons filmmakers use high-output lights on their set, how to harness this light, and what it’s good for.When people go behind the scenes on film sets and see giant light fixtures (like 10K or 20K Fresnels), they often wonder “What could filmmakers possibly use all that light for?”Let me show you. Interior Daytime LightingThe first main use is interior daytime lighting — to match the people being lit with the light coming from outside. Because of the Inverse-Square Law, every time you double the distance, the amount of light reduces by 3/4, so you need to start with a lot of light so, in the end, you get the necessary amount for your shot.Image via Intellytech.In this video, I have two large Intellytech LED Fresnels bouncing off of a white card. We start with almost 200,000 lux; however, once we bounce it off the card and pass it through a diffusion frame, we’re only getting 1500 lux — or enough to fire an f/5.6 exposure at ISO 400.Harness the SunThe next use is to replicate the sun. Often, when shooting outside, you can’t control the position, color, or intensity of the sun (as much as you’d like to), and if you can, it doesn’t stay there long enough for you to get the shots you need. As a result, many filmmakers chose to use high-output HMIs or daylight-balanced LEDs to replicate the sun. To cut down on the harshness of the bare light, it’s a good idea to use a very soft diffusion in front of the light — to make it more pleasing — as well as easier for actors to perform in.Exterior Daytime LightingThe last big use for bright lights is lighting daytime interiors from outside. Bouncing big lights off of a card or reflector in order to push the necessary amount of light through a window allows the window to be in the frame yet still be the primary source of illumination. Again, because light falls off the source so quickly, it’s a good idea to start with a lot of light. You can always turn off lights if it’s too bright, but it’s hard to use lights you don’t have.That’s our look at three common reasons for using big lights on set. As lights get cheaper and technology progresses, we’ll probably see these same kind of lights show up on more indie sets, as well.Interested in the tracks we used to make this video?“Blurry” by KA“Moving Day” by Make Music“Miss You Too” by CruenLooking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Learn How to Speak Filmmaking: Formatting the ScreenplayThe Creative Motivation Behind Deep vs. Shallow Depth of Field The Power of the Match Cut Sequence in Your Video EditStabilizing GoPro Footage with the Unique ReelSteady GO AppQuality vs. Quantity: What Should You Record While Traveling?last_img read more

IPL 2019: Rohit Sharma, Lasith Malinga help MI breach CSK fortress at Chepauk

first_imgIt was touted as the El Classico of the IPL but the match ultimately turned out to be a one-sided affair as Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 46 runs at the MA Chidambaram stadium to move up to second place in the points table and take one step closer to qualifying for the IPL 2019 playoffs.Mumbai Indians rode on captain Rohit Sharma’s first fifty-plus score this season and superb bowling performances from Krunal Pandya and Lasith Malinga to defend 155 at Chepauk and register their second win over the defending champions this season.This was also Chennai’s first defeat on their home ground after six matches in this edition.Chennai Super Kings, who were without MS Dhoni in this game due to an illness, faltered in their run chase from the word go as they lost wickets at regular intervals on a slow and turning wicket and were eventually bowled out for 109 17.4 overs, their lowest score at this ground in IPL history.Shane Watson (8) departed in the very first over and was followed by stand-in skipper Suresh Raina (2) soon after. Ambati Raytudu (0) flopped once again and so did Kedar Jadhav (6) and Dhruv Shorey (5) which ultimately led to their downfall.Murali Vijay (38), Dwayne Bravo (20) and Mitchell Santner (16 not out) tried their best to get CSK closer to the target but departed in the process.Lasith Malinga finished as the pick of the Mumbai bowlers with 4 wickets for 37 runs in 3.4 overs while Jasprit Bumrah and Krunal Pandya bagged two wickets each. Hardik Pandya and Anukul Roy also picked up a wicket each for the visitors.advertisement.@mipaltan were dominant and in control as the get the edge in the classic #CSKvMI rivalry!#VIVOIPL (@IPL) April 26, 2019The win helped Mumbai reach 14 points from 11 matches and topple Delhi Capitals from the second position in the table. Chennai continue to lead with 16 points from 12 games and need one more victory to qualify for the playoffs.Mumbai also consolidated their head-to-head record against the Super Kings with their 16th victory in 28 matches. CSK have won 12 of those encounters and have the worst record against Mumbai in the IPL. The three-time champions have not lost against Chennai Super Kings at the Chepauk since 2010..@mipaltan do the double over arch rivals CSK to win by 46 runs at Chepauk #CSKvMI #VIVOIPL (@IPL) April 26, 2019Earlier, Rohit Sharma got to his highest score this season as he smashed 67 off 48 balls to help Mumbai Indians post 155 for 4 after being put into bat by Suresh Raina, who suffered his second defeat while leading the Super Kings this season.Rohit was ably aided by Evin Lewis (32) as the duo added 75 runs for the second wicket which laid platform for the rest of the batsmen to score big in the slog overs.But the MI innings lost momentum as Lewis and Krunal Pandya (1) departed in quick succession. Mitchell Santner (2 for 13) and Imran Tahir (1 for 37) kept the scoring rate in check with some intelligent spin bowling till the 17th over.But Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard’s power-hitting against the fast bowlers Deepak Chahar and Dwayne Bravo in the final two overs propelled MI’s score past the 150-run mark.Hardik finished on 23 not out off 18 balls while Pollard remained unbeaten on 13 off 12 with the duo adding 33 runs for the fifth-wicket.Also Read | Rohit Sharma says CSK vs MI is El Clasico of IPL. He is right and here’s whyAlso Read | The MS Dhoni connection with the Parags: From Ranji Trophy 1999 to IPL 2019Also Read | CSK vs MI Highlights, IPL 2019last_img read more

The State of Oklahoma State: An Update on Offensive Cowboys Heading into Summer

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State rides into summer on a wave of optimism. A loaded offense returns eight starters and the front seven, which was lauded last season for its depth and talent, could anchor OSU once again in 2017.Mason Rudolph has a slew of freak athletes to throw the ball to and the running game is in the midst of a renaissance. If the defense is as good as Mike Gundy thinks big things could be on the horizon for Oklahoma State.Can the Cowboys get over that schooner-sized hurdle for their second Big 12 title? Let’s take a look at the offensive side of the roster both in the present day and what it will look like in future years (note: this includes scholarship players as well as walk-ons).*Tyler Moore to sit 2017 due to NCAA transfer rules.QuarterbackMason Rudolph is a darkhorse Heisman candidate poised to break every QB record on OSU’s books. Behind him is a redshirt junior in Taylor Cornelius who should be the de facto No. 2. Mike Gundy also insinuated that either Keondre Wudtee or John Kolar may feature role in short-yardage situations, a la J.W. Walsh.Rudolph is the key. If anyone else is thrust into a major role the Cowboys prospects suffer greatly. If he plays, they have a chance to win each game on their schedule. There’s not a lot of teams who have that luxury.The future looks bright, too, with Wudtee to go along with Jelani Woods and Spencer Sanders. The Cowboys are feeling good about their prospects at QB for years to come.Running BackJustice Hill should be healed up from his offseason shoulder surgery in time for full participation in fall camp. That’s the good news. Behind Hill are a lot of question marks. The running back group is young and seemingly talented but Jeff Carr is the only other back with any experience.Either of the two incoming freshmen, Chuba Hubbard and J.D. King could make a push for serious reps if a defined hierarchy is not present heading into fall camp. Hubbard has world-class speed and King is a bigger, powerful runner who was probably a little under recruited early because he played for a smaller school. He already has D-I size and rushed for over 5,000 yards during his high school career.OSU is still trying to fill in this spot behind them for the future.Wide ReceiverI was tempted just to fill this section with fire emojis.The Cowboys might have the most talented wide receiver corps in the nation. That’s a real thing. We talk about it so much that it may lose its luster. But think about this. Of returning Big 12 receivers, James Washington and Jalen McCleskey were ranked first and fifth respectively in receiving yards a year ago.Add in Marcell Ateman, who missed last year due to injury, who was a top-10 receiver in the Big 12 with 766 yards and five scores in 2015. Former LSU-transfer Tyron Johnson is apparently about to redefine the position and then you have several young freaks, including the Tylan Wallace who is the highest rated receiver prospect at OSU since Dez.Toss C.J. Moore in the mix, and this is pretty easily OSU’s deepest spot not only now but for years to come. It’s also unclear what position Jaelyn Nolan will play as he’s a QB in high school but could be placed anywhere on a college roster.Cowboy BackThe hybrid tight end/fullback group is undergoing significant turnover as it lost two of its pioneers in Blake Jarwin and Zac Veatch. Keenen Brown brings a big-play ability in the passing game and Britton Abbott may fill more of the blocking role. Incoming transfer fullback, Sione Finefeuiaki, will also vie for reps.OSU has shown a dedication to this position by continuing to recruit towards it. Although this is probably the most flexible spot in terms of being able to move players elsewhere on the roster, there is a clear emphasis on continuing to develop cowboy backs.Offensive LineRight tackle, Zachary Crabtree, has seen four offensive line coaches during his career at OSU. It’s no wonder the Cowboys have struggled to field a consistent front. The Cowboys improved last year in run blocking and sacks allowed but still were dead last in the conference.But with a seeming home run hire in Josh Henson leading the way, the Cowboys seem to be headed in the right direction. He’s already gained four more commits than total high school signees from last year’s class — four.That spot for incoming freshmen is as bare as the one next to it is full.last_img read more