COLLEGE FOOTBALL: HEISMAN HUNT LACKS TUIASOSOPO.Byline: SCOTT WOLF Scott Richard Wolf (born June 4, 1968) is an American actor.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts to Steven Wolf and Susan Enowitch, Wolf was raised in West Orange, New Jersey. He graduated in 1986 from West Orange High School. College Football
That Washington is ranked eighth and 3-0 is a bit of a surprise. That the Huskies have done it at times in spite of quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo Marques Tuiasosopo (born March 22, 1979 in Woodinville, Washington) is a professional football player, a quarterback for the NFL's New York Jets. He began his career in 2001 with the Oakland Raiders. is shocking.
If the Huskies were going to have a national-championship season, it was thought they would have to ride Tuiasosopo's arm and legs for their success. Instead, he has been less than ordinary in key moments and is dashing his Heisman Trophy Heisman Trophy
Annual award given to the outstanding college gridiron football player in the U.S. The trophy was instituted in 1935 by New York City's Downtown Athletic Club and was officially named the following year for the club's first athletic director, the player-coach hopes even as the Huskies flourish.
Proof lies in Tuiasosopo's five interceptions - the most among Pac-10 quarterbacks - and three touchdown passes.
He is seventh in the Pac-10's quarterback-rating system, trailing a group that features Stanford's Randy Fasani Randy Fasani (born September 18, 1978 in Granite Bay, California) is a former professional American football quarterback. High school career
Fasani started his football days at Del Oro High School in Loomis, California. , Washington State's Jason Gesser and UCLA's Ryan McCann Ryan McCann (born 21 September 1981 in Bellshill) is a Scottish football midfielder currently playing for Bohemians. McCann began his career with Celtic, where he made one solitary appearance in an end of season game. .
``We are fortunate to be in the spot we are because I haven't had a good, quality day in terms of efficiency,'' said Tuiasosopo. ``Maybe (I need to be) more cautious with the ball in terms of being more sure.''
Tuiasosopo had two interceptions in the final five minutes of the first half against Colorado, with one returned for a touchdown.
``As much football as I've played and the experiences I've had, those are things I shouldn't do,'' Tuiasosopo said. ``I'm tremendously frustrated.''
It's not too late for Tuiasosopo to salvage his Heisman hopes, if he can turn his season around starting next week against Oregon. He is eighth on CNN/SI's Heisman Watch.
Washington's athletic department has not yet decided if it will begin sending out postcards trumpeting Tuiasosopo as a Heisman candidate.
--Michigan's mad: Coach Lloyd Carr Lloyd H. Carr (born July 30, 1945) has served as head coach of the University of Michigan football team since 1995. To date, Carr has a record of 119-38. Under Carr, the Wolverines have won or shared five Big Ten titles (in 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, and 2004), and his 1997 squad was called Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany to complain about two third-quarter calls in the UCLA UCLA University of California at Los Angeles
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Officials ruled defensive back Julius Curry out of bounds to nullify nul·li·fy
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1. To make null; invalidate.
2. To counteract the force or effectiveness of. an interception, although replays indicated he was in. Also, a catch by UCLA receiver Freddie Mitchell For the fictional character, see .
Freddie Lee Mitchell (born November 28, 1978 in Lakeland, Florida) is a former American football wide receiver in the NFL who most recently played for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a 1st round draft pick in the 2001 NFL Draft out of UCLA. was ruled legal, although Carr said he came from out of bounds to make the reception.
``For the first time since I've been a head coach, I called Jim Delany,'' Carr said. ``I am infuriated in·fu·ri·ate
tr.v. in·fu·ri·at·ed, in·fu·ri·at·ing, in·fu·ri·ates
To make furious; enrage.
Furious. at those two calls along that sideline over there. I'm not going to say any more.''
--Keeping cool: Stanford freshman quarterback Chris Lewis Chris Lewis may refer to:
``When I went in, I just tried to think, `OK, I'm just back at (Long Beach) Poly, Friday-night lights.' I was thinking about my sister (Robyn, a member of Stanford's volleyball team) sitting in the stands. She never gets rattled. She would have done a better job than me.''
--Player of the week: Nobody played a better game than Cal punter Nick Harris Nick Harris (born July 23, 1978 in Phoenix, Arizona) is an American football punter currently playing for the Detroit Lions. He played college football at the University of California, Berkeley where he set the NCAA record for career punting yardage. in the Bears' 17-15 loss to Illinois.
Harris, considered one of the nation's top punters, had nine of his 12 punts downed inside the 15-yard line, including spots at the 3, 4, 2, 9, 1 and 3.
``Nick was unbelievable,'' Cal coach Tom Holmoe Thomas Allen Holmoe (born March 7, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a former professional American football player who played with the San Francisco 49ers from 1983 to 1989. said. ``Watching the film, I'm in awe.''
--Upon further review: The controversial winning touchdown catch Florida's Jabar Gaffney Derrick Jabar Gaffney (born December 1, 1980 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted with the 1st pick of the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft out of the University of Florida by made against Tennessee ``probably'' would have been ruled an incompletion if it hadn't occurred in the end zone, SEC supervisor of officials Bobby Gaston said.
``As fast as it seemed to have happened, probably if I were guessing, it would have been an incompletion in the field of play,'' Gaston said. ``But it's different in the end zone because all you have to do is establish player possession for an instant of a second. That's all it takes.''
--Southern feud: South Carolina South Carolina, state of the SE United States. It is bordered by North Carolina (N), the Atlantic Ocean (SE), and Georgia (SW). Facts and Figures
Area, 31,055 sq mi (80,432 sq km). Pop. (2000) 4,012,012, a 15. coach Lou Holtz This article is about the American football coach; for other people named Lou Holtz, see Lou Holtz (disambiguation).
Louis Leo Holtz (born on January 6, 1937 in Follansbee, West Virginia) is an author, television commentator, motivational speaker, and former NCAA football head and Clemson coach Tommy Bowden are taking some nasty verbal jabs at each other. Most recently, Bowden suggested Holtz owes some of his success to former South Carolina head coach and current Clemson assistant Brad Scott.
``I appreciate Brad Scott recruiting these players; we had them last year,too,'' said Holtz, whose team went 0-11 in 1999. ``I think I would give Brad a great deal of credit just as I'm sure Tommy would be the first to jump up and give (former Clemson coach) Tommy West a lot of credit.''
--He's a Nutt: Arkansas coach Houston Nutt was labeled a ``used-car salesman'' by a Boise State athlete who played for Nutt three years ago.
``I do respect the guy, but he's a used-car salesman,'' Boise defensive lineman Bradly Phillips said before losing to the Razorbacks on Saturday.
Asked if he could sell a used car, Nutt responded: ``You betcha and I'd be good at it. You're doggone right. And I sell 'em a good car, too.''
--Weak conference: The Big 12 is 1-6 vs. Top 25 teams, with the league's only victory being No. 1 Nebraska's overtime win at Notre Dame.
by Scott Wolf
THE TOP 10
1. Florida State (3-0)
Where's Janikowski? Seminoles used three kickers last week.
2. Nebraska (2-0)
It hasn't shown anything yet to deserve No. 1 ranking.
3. Kansas State (3-0)
Bill Snyder wants respect with game against North Texas?
4. Florida (3-0)
n. 1. One whose occupation is to make spurs. should not criticize SEC officials for at least five years.
5. Virginia Tech (3-0)
Hokies have blocked 79 kicks in 153 games under Frank Beamer.
6. Wisconsin (3-0)
Suspensions are over, time for first game with full squad.
7. Washington (3-0)
Neuheisel's slickness is no problem for fans after this start.
8. Ohio State (3-0)
Cooper's feigning fear over playing Penn State.
9. UCLA (3-0)
Ken Kocher's ankle injury will be a season-long problem.
10. Michigan (2-1)
Drew Henson's foot better heal or this season is over.
No. 16 Notre Dame (2-1)
at. No. 23 Michigan State (2-0)
Irish fans are having mixed emotions about this season. They love the upset of Purdue and near-upset of Nebraska but want to see coach Bob Davie get fired.
BY THE NUMBERS
Percent of Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer's defeats that have come against Florida. In seven seasons, Fulmer has 15 losses, seven coming to the Gators.
Record for the last 12 Notre Dame quarterbacks who were making the first career start.
The Pacific-10 Conference's record in nonconference games thisseason. Last year, the Pac-10 was 18-15 out of its league.
Misses in eight attempts for Utah on field goal attempts.
Who are the nation's highest-paid coaches? Here are those that make at least a million dollars, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer:
COACH SCHOOL SALARY
Steve Spurrier Florida $2.0M Bobby Bowden Florida State
$1.5M Nick Saban LSU LSU Louisiana State University
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LSU La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA)
LSU La Sierra University
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LSU Learning Support Unit $1.2M Philip Fulmer Tennessee $1.2M Rick Neuheisel Washington $1.16M Houston Nutt Arkansas
$1.0M Tommy Tuberville Auburn $1.0M Bill Snyder Kansas State $1.0M R.C. Slocum Texas A&M $1.0M John Cooper Ohio State
$1.0M Barry Alvarez Wisconsin $1.0M Glen Mason Minnesota $1.0M Frank Solich Nebraska $1.0M
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