Bucs announce staff changes

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have named Butch Barry assistant offensive line coach. Barry will work with Offensive Line Coach George Warhop. Barry joins the Buccaneers from Central Michigan University, where he spent the past five seasons coaching the offensive line (2014) and tight ends (2010-13). In 2014, Barry’s unit paved the way for a 1,000-yard season...
Via The Bay Cave
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Bahamas Bowl Scouting Preview – Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky

The Chippewas of Central Michigan will be going up against a high-octane Western Kentucky offense that puts up points among the nation’s best, averaging almost 45 points per game this season. Western Kentucky is led by Senior QB Brandon Doughty, the C-USA MVP who had thrown for 44 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, including 3 games of over 490 yards passing. What Western Kentucky...
Via Optimum Scouting
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas Rawls Leads Central Michigan to Win, and More MAC Scouting Notes

The Central Michigan Offense has seen a boost in its offense this year, most recently in the past few weeks. While the return of receiver Titus Davis certainly has helped (playing at a very high level since back from his injury) the real catalyst to their offense has been a Senior Michigan transfer Running Back #34 Thomas Rawls.  By Matt Vahey He missed the Syracuse and Kansas games...
Via Optimum Scouting
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor continues to lead era of high scoring

The age of high-powered offenses continues to drive college football this season, with no end - or limit - in sight to how high the points can go. Nowhere was the scoring fun more in focus this weekend than Baylor's 61-58 win over TCU on Saturday. The Bears, led by Bryce Petty's national best of 510 yard passing for the week, rallied from 21 points down to hand the Horned Frogs their...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cent Michigan runs past N. Illinois, 34-17

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Thomas Rawls carried the load for the second straight game, scoring a pair of first-quarter touchdowns to spark Central Michigan to a 34-17 win at Northern Illinois Saturday. Drew Hare tossed the first of his two touchdown passes to Juwan Brescacin a minute and a half into the game to give the Huskies a 7-0 lead, but Rawls capped a 10-play, 86-yard drive by punching...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Fizz 5: Syracuse Displays Its Weaponry in Response to Early Criticism

Syracuse’s coaching staff was under fire following the opening night near-disaster against Villanova. But Terrel Hunt highlighted a reassuring victory for the Orange on Saturday. SU coasted 40-3 over Central Michigan, in part to the starting quarterback’s return to the lineup. The Syracuse offense lit up CMU’s defense, while Cooper Rush looked frightened in the pocket on...
Via Orange Fizz
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Bold Predictions for Syracuse vs. Central Michigan

As Syracuse gets set to take on a surprisingly tough Central Michigan squad on the road, here’s three bold predictions: 1) Terrel Hunt Throws for Over 180 Yards Hunt only accomplished this feat four times last season, but after last week’s ejection the redshirt junior has a major point to prove. Last week Central Michigan allowed 204 passing yards against Purdue, the team picked...
Via Orange Fizz
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse focused on tackling during bye

The punch is forgotten. The missed tackles, not so much for Syracuse coach Scott Shafer. With a bye week to get an ugly, one-point, double-overtime victory over Villanova and quarterback Terrel Hunt's ejection-causing jab safely in the rearview mirror, Shafer has honed in on an irritating issue that surfaced in the season-opener against the Wildcats. ''I just want us to do a better...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Blueprint: Here’s How Syracuse Can Beat Central Michigan

The Fizz attempted to give some insight into Syracuse’s upcoming matchup with Central Michigan next weekend. Syracuse is expected by Vegas to beat the Chippewas, a team with less talent.  But, the Chippewas dismantled Purdue yesterday and now have beaten two Big 10 schools in the last three years. Central Michigan won a huge road game 38-17. The team is now 2-0 on the season...
Via Orange Fizz
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Michigan surprises Purdue 38-17

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Cooper Rush threw two touchdown passes and Thomas Rawls ran for two more scores Saturday, giving Central Michigan a surprising 38-17 victory at Purdue. The Chippewas (2-0) beat a Big Ten foe for the second time in three seasons and improved to 6-23 against teams currently in the conference. Purdue (1-1) failed to get its first 2-0 start since 2007 and still...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Michigan rallies past Chattanooga, 20-16

MOUNT PLEASANT, MICH. (AP) Thomas Rawls ran for one touchdown, Cooper Rush passed for another and Central Michigan scored on its first two second-half drives in a 20-16 comeback victory over Tennessee-Chattanooga on Thursday night. Rawls finished with 123 yards on 25 carries, and Rush completed 15 of 26 passes for 176 yards and two TDs for the Chippewas in the season opener for...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Outgoing: Rawls, Ash and Furman

Thomas Rawls, CMU pregameThere's been transfer rumors swirling in the wind since the end of the regular season, and it seems now it's finally starting to happen.Thomas RawlsEric Woodyard from MLive reported that Rawls will transfer to Central Michigan. With the tailback picture becoming more clear for 2014 with Green, Smith, Hayes and Johnson all in the mix, Rawls would've seen very...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan grants release for 3 football players

Michigan running back Thomas Rawls is one of three players who have been granted a release by the school. Rawls along with safety Josh Furman and defensive tackle Richard Ash can now transfer. Rawls had a career-low three carries for 12 yards and a touchdown last season as a junior. He ran the ball 57 times for 242 yards and four TDs the previous season. Furman started three games...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

RB Rawls among three released by Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan running back Thomas Rawls is one of three players who have been granted a release by the school. Rawls along with safety Josh Furman and defensive tackle Richard Ash can now transfer. Rawls had a career-low three carries for 12 yards and a touchdown last season as a junior. He ran the ball 57 times for 242 yards and four TDs the previous season....
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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