Tag:John Williams
Posted on: September 12, 2011 12:15 pm
Edited on: September 12, 2011 12:17 pm

Kansas loses DT Williams for the season

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Kansas is off to a 2-0 start on the season, but that doesn't mean all the news in Lawrence is good for the Jayhawks and head coach Turner Gill. Gill announced on Sunday night that defensive tackle John Williams will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL in Kansas' 45-42 win over Northern Illinois.

"That's not what you want to hear," Gill told the Kansas City Star. "He definitely was playing well. It's unfortunate that he got hurt. We'll just have to get the next guy that has an opportunity to come in and make plays for us." 

Making the news a bit harder to swallow, Kansas isn't exactly deep on its defensive line. Williams' current backup on the depth chart is sophomore Randall Dent. Dent had been an offensive lineman for the Jayhawks until fall camp when Pat Dorsey was injured and he was moved to the defense. So that means that the Jayhawks may have to rely heavily on a player in the middle of their defense who has very little experience at the position against a Georgia Tech team that runs the option.

With a lack of depth and inexperience in the middle of the defensive line, it could be a very long day for the Kansas defense against the Yellow Jackets.
Posted on: March 9, 2011 12:32 pm
Edited on: March 9, 2011 12:52 pm

Cal to debut white helmets?

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

It's those wacky neighbors to the Pac-12's north (both of them in that neck of the woods, actually) that have the reputation for uniform hijinks, but Cal's exactly never been shy about coming up with some wild variations of their own. Unless of course you think this look from last year's Oregon showdown says "simple, understated":

In any case, the Bears appear to be at it again. Via California Golden Blogs , this is a new white helmet that could debut as early as Cal's opener against Fresno State in San Francisco:

Per a student account at UniWatch , players have confirmed that the helmets will be a "one-time thing" worn on the road at some point this season.

But what will Cal wear with them? The white helmets won't do much (read: will be a total retinal trainwreck) for the Bears' all-yellow or all-blue looks, and pairing them with white jerseys and dark pants would look weirdly asymmetrical, too. Eye on College Football sees two workable options for the new headgear: 1. with white pants and a dark jersey 2. an all-white look like this one as modeled by Desean Jackson .

If the student account is any indication, the Bears may be leaning towards the latter, a potential "Storm Trooper look." Lots of school bands already play the "Imperial March " as a musical cue for their defense; if Cal's doesn't already, we suggest they break out their John Williams score sheets and get to practicing.

HT: DocSat .

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