Pass-happy Cougars present new challenge

first_imgAfter three tough losses this season, it would be understandable for the USC football team to give up on the season. This group of Trojans, however, showed up at practice on Wednesday ready to work and improve as they prepare for their game against Washington State and the Cougars’ pass-heavy offense.New role · Redshirt sophomore linebacker Scott Felix returns to the starting lineup this week, replacing injured senior J.R. Tavai. Felix was relegated to a backup role after sophomore Su’a Cravens moved to outside linebacker. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanYou Shall Not PassThough last week the Trojans had to embrace a stop-the-run mentality, this week they’re trying to stop the pass. Washington State is a high-octane passing unit led by record-setting gunslinger Connor Halliday.“They might throw the ball 85 times Saturday. We’re going to have to live with that,” head coach Steve Sarkisian said. “If you throw the ball 85 times — I don’t care if it’s the ’85 Bears out there — you’re going to complete some passes.”Knowing that the opponent is going to come out passing the ball the majority of the game, the Trojans are embracing that style of play and gearing up to stop the aerial attack. One of the players who has been able to put pressure on opposing quarterbacks so far this season is sophomore outside linebacker Su’a Cravens, who recorded two sacks against Utah.“It’s easier to know that they’re going to come out trying to pass the ball,” Cravens said. “We know what they want to do. We just have to execute.”Another player that will be expected to step up is redshirt senior safety Gerald Bowman, who is returning from injury this week.Bowman is embracing his role, and he knows that the secondary has to do its job against the Cougars.“We’re coached to not let anyone get behind us,” Bowman said. “We all know what the secondary means to the defense.”Getting to the Finish LineA main problem that the Trojans have run into in their losses this year has been their play at the end of games. These close, last-second losses could easily affect the team in a negative way. Still, Sarkisian has been impressed with the attitude of his players and is looking forward to their next opportunity to close out a game.“We escaped at Arizona. We escaped at Stanford,” Sarkisian said. “There’s going to have to be a game where we do it the right way, and we finish the game the way we’re capable of finishing the game.”Sarkisian also noted that his team has played extremely well at times.“I’ve just tried to challenge the guys on continuing to embrace their attitude on coming out here with a great attitude with great energy, and to their credit, they did it again,” the first-year coach said. “I’ve made it a real clear point to them about actually how well we’ve played, but we have to finish better and we have to be confident in our ability to finish — to make the plays at the critical moments — because we’re plenty capable of doing it.”Shining StarsSarkisian praised the leaders on his team for working hard at practice day in and day out and motivating the rest of the players through this rocky patch. One player Sarkisian specifically praised was junior defensive end Leonard Williams.“The attitude [Williams] brings is really cool,” Sarkisian said. “It’s really refreshing that a megastar in this day and age can really maintain that work ethic and that desire and that passion every single day.”Sarkisian also mentioned junior wideout Nelson Agholor, redshirt junior tailback Javorius “Buck” Allen, freshman wideout JuJu Smith, freshman cornerback Adoree’ Jackson and Cravens for also embracing the leadership mentality and inspiring their teammates.“They probably practice harder than anyone else,” Sarkisian said. “That sends a great message to their teammates, and I think it’s shifting the culture of how we attack every day.”The head coach wants his team to start believing in themselves, and he believes that will help their game on the field.“We’re all at our best when we play with belief and not hope,” Sarkisian said.Quick HitsFreshman Toa Lobendahn will fill in at left tackle for redshirt sophomore Chad Wheeler, who  tore his ACL against Utah.last_img read more

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E-Waste collection day to be held on City of Wellington Recycling Center on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Pete and Julian Zavala will be holding an e-waste collection day at the City of Wellington Recycling Center on Saturday, November 23, 2013 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.  This will be held during the normal operations of the Recycling Center.  Items available for drop off include computers, laptops, keyboards and mice, printers and fax machines, digital cameras, cell phones, cords and cables, hard drives, microwaves, motherboards, memory, scanners, power supplies, and LCD, LED and plasma TV’s and monitors.  Due to the cost of recycling, box-style TV’s and CRT monitors will not be accepted at this time.  The City of Wellington is working with the Zavala’s and other local vendors to schedule additional e-waste collection dates in the future.  For more information about the operating hours please contact Jeremy Jones, Public Works Director, at 620-326-7831.  For questions concerning specific items to be collected or information destruction please contact Pete at 316-305-6896 (evenings) or Julian at 316-305-6895 (evenings). Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -2 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 351 weeks ago People should be VERY aware of what they are giving away to collections. Those hard drives in your old, no longer used laptops and desktops may very well posses personal information that someone may be able to use to gain access bank accounts, credit cards, etc… Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down E-Waste Wellington · 351 weeks ago Hey JustMe, Go to E-Waste Wellington FB page and read about what we do with hard drives. Also, this article gives a name and number to contact for information destruction on PC’s and Laptop’s. Any computer recycled through us will have the data destroyed and the hard drive will be disassembled. Report Reply 1 reply · active 351 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 351 weeks ago I checked out your facebook page. But I don’t see any mention of the actual method you use. Just a vague statement…..”In accordance US Department of Defense standards, we GUARANTEE that after the cleansing process, all information will be forever purged.” Which DoDstandard? And which method do you use listed within that standard? And you perform this yourself (probably the most important aspect)? I think keeping this stuff out of landfills is a great endeavor. I would love to hear more about the process, as I have a few ‘leftovers’ sitting in the closet myself. Please don’t take my first comment as being directed towards you. But the general public is too eager to drop their unwanteds off with someone offering to help. I’ve heard of several horror stories with recycled cell phones. http://www.e-cycle.com/wireless-mobility-horror-s… This was an article not too long ago. Although it’s not a computer, I think it’s safe to say we have more sensitive information on our pcs. Caveat emptor. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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