Country needs unifying leadership right now, not more divisiveness. We need to seek to understand each other and have civil discourse instead of condemnation and sound bites. I know our players who kneeled for the anthem and these are smart young men of character who want to make our world a better place for everyone.

He’s had at least 180 tackles in each of the last three years, and he may be the league’s best open field tackler. When Duncan and Quarles handled the same roles in ’98 with Nickerson unavailable for the last six games, the defense improved from sixth to second in the league. Depth is plentiful with veterans Jeff Gooch, Alshermond Singleton and Don Davis, as well as rookie Nate Webster, who will have an immediate impact on special teams..

McKenna is a seventh grader at Derby Academy inHingham, Mass. He flew in around noon on Sunday and the family had plans to flyout early on Monday morning. That is, if McKenna’s suddenly busy schedule permits it. Thought a lot of different players made positive contributions, he said.The most important of those don show up in the stats. Fully 60 percent of MSU starting offensive linemen missed the game with injuries JP Flynn played two plays, and Kyle Godecke and Alex Eekhoff didn make the trip. Very proud of the (offensive line) guys, Ash said.

(On if it is easier, harder or the same to project offensive linemen in the draft as opposed to other positions) “I think more so it goes back to the individual players. Those players were talented. They were good players on and off the field, so I think it just goes back to the individual players there judging them and evaluating them.

Even more fascinating, Tim Tebow, who was the 25th pick in the NFL draft by the Denver Broncos, pulled the biggest upstage in entertainment history yes, the NFL draft is theater not sport. You’d think Tebow was drafted No. 1 instead of Sam Bradford (and as a Texas alum, I’m not shedding any crimson tears)..

They know all the stats, they know all the players, the whole deal. CBC tried several times to fire him, but Cherry came back stronger. And after it was announced in 2013 that Rogers Communications would take over Hockey Night in Canada and his detractors predicted his demise, Cherry had another act in him..

Hume finished runner up la.BUTTE Defending Class AA state wrestling champion Kalispell Flathead remains the team to beat according to coaches across the state. The Braves topped the Class AA coaches poll this week, ahead of powers like Bozeman, Billings Skyview, and Great Falls High. Flathead coach Jeff Thompson has a pair of top ranked individual wrestlers with Payton Hume and Tucker Nadeau taking the top spots in consecutive weight classes, 160 and 170 pounds, respectively.