A Nebraska connection
Check out this interesting link from the Omaha World Herald. It talks about Head Coach Willie Taggart’s connection to Tommie Frazier of Nebraska.
Frazier preceded Taggart as quarterback at Manatee High School (Fla.) And in timely fashion, Manatee’s showdown with Plant High School (Fla.) is featured tonight as part of ESPN’s High School Football Kick Off. The game begins at 6 p.m.
We’ll get some comments from coach Taggart and see how closely he’ll be watching tonight’s game at today’s practice.
Multiple sources reported earlier today that Middle Tennessee quarterback Dwight Dasher — essentially the best player in the Sun Belt Conference entering this season — will be suspended for the Blue Raiders’ first four games of the season.
The news was broken with a statement by MTSU Athletic Director Chris Massaro.
While there are a lot of sides to the story involving student-athlete Dwight Dasher, all parties agree that there was a $1,500 loan. Therefore, due to a violation of the NCAA amateurism legislation, we are declaring Dwight Dasher ineligible for competition but will be seeking his reinstatement. While we are seeking reinstatement, Dasher will be allowed to practice. It is anticipated that Dasher will miss some competition.
Click her to read the full story from the Daily News Journal in Tennessee, which includes Massaro’s complete statement.
Local lineman offered by Western
Chad Bishop, preps reporter for the Bowling Green Daily News, said on his blog today that Joe Manley has been offered by Taggart after watching the Bowling Green High School football team last Saturday.
Bishop’s blog has some great information on Bowling Green-area prospects. Check it out here.
Don’t call him Sherry
Former Louisiana-Lafayette wide receiver Jason Chery — now a Green Bay Packer — made a name for himself last night with a punt return against the Indianapolis Colts.
What’s on tap
The Western volleyball team begins its season today on the road at Purdue, and the women’s soccer team will look for its first first win Friday at Ole Miss before playing its home opener this Sunday.
The penultimate fall camp session for the Topper football team takes place this afternoon. Look for reports on that later from our beat writer, Zach Greenwell, and find us at tomorrow’s Family Fun Day.