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Austin Paulhus shares his thoughts about Nevada Wolf Pack Football loss to Northwestern

The Nevada Wolf Pack linebackers did just that in the season opener, with a most unanticipated figure piloting the attack — and that was Austin Paulhus.

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Three days prior to the Nevada Wolf Pack’s season opener at Northwestern against the Wildcats, the team head coach Jay Norvell gathered his roster and single out one particular position: the linebackers.

Norvell showed a video clip of Nevada Wolf Pack’s linebackers from previous season. The players weren’t attacking nor playing downhill and the Nevada linebackers weren’t playing like above average players in the position do. Moreover, the head coach let the linebackers watch another film of opposing linebackers from the most recent season attacking the Northwestern Wildcats offensive front and having success. The right set of circumstances to succeed against the Northwestern was attainable if only the Wolf Pack’s linebackers were aggressive.

The Nevada linebackers did just that in the season opener, with a most unanticipated figure piloting the attack. That college football player was Austin Paulhus, a senior player at Nevada who didn’t have a single Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) scholarship offer coming out from high school and only had one such offer following a couple of standout seasons in junior college. For starters, FBS is the top level of college football in the United States and is the most competitive subdivision of NCAA Division I, which itself consists of the largest and most competitive schools in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

“He [Austin Paulhus] played well,” said Jeff Casteel, Nevada’s defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. “He was active and made some good contact. There are things he still needs to clean up, but he played really well for us.”

Paulhus, who was named the Nevada’s defensive player of the week against Northwestern, has waited a long time to make a significant impact at the FBS level.

Nevada Wolf Pack’s offer to Paulhus didn’t come until March – after national signing day – and he was according to the facts a blueshirt. Meaning Paulhus had walk on over the summer and get a scholarship that fall. After redshirting back in 2015, Paulhus was largely a reserve in the previous season, starting a total of three matchups at the end of the 2016. Coming to this all-new season, linebacker was one of the biggest concerns on the football program. After Norvell tested the linebackers in front of the team prior to the season opener game against the Wildcats, the starting three showed up, completing 28 tackles, four tackles for defeat and a sack.

Paulhus had 11 tackles in the first half of the season opener, tallying with Sewell on a sack on Wildcats’ first run. Paulhus also had a pass breakup and added four second-half tackles as the Wolf Pack’s defensive line attempted to hold firm after being on the gridiron for almost 40 minutes.

The challenge will be even more demanding this week against the Toledo, which averaged 38 points per game in 2016 and ranked in the top 10 in the FBS in total offense.

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Dwyane Wade is still determining for his place with the Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA star Dwyane Wade is still finding his proper position with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have encountered something that has become equally usual over the three previous seasons in the league. After defeating the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks, the Cavs came across a major disappointment contest with a blowout home game loss to the Orlando Magic.

Developing agonies should be anticipated with this organization, given the number of turnover earlier this year. But one persistent through three matchups has been the campaign of the NBA star Dwyane Wade. He was limited to just 16 minutes on the floor against the Orlando and has faded to reach double digit figures in scoring at any contest this season so far.

The former Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade has appeared out of manner offensively and usually takes hits that aren’t within the run of the offense. Wade shared his thoughts regarding his struggles so far, according a report from ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

I’m trying to find it, man,” Dwyane Wade said after scoring five points on 2-for-8 shooting against the Orlando Magic. “It’s very different, different than I’ve ever played. Just trying to find my way, as we go on, see how I can be best for this team. Everything’s happened so fast. This has been a long, a long week.”

Despite his endeavor to begin the season, the Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is quite optimistic that Wade will be competent to find his tempo offensively:

“Just got to get him in positions to where he’s comfortable,” Cavs coach Lue said. “Right now we have a new offense, a different offense than he’s accustomed to running. We just have to put him in better positions to be aggressive and get to a spot. That’s not really an issue of mine or his. Just continue to keep playing good, team defense and his shot and his game will come around offensively.”

Wade is well-established to having the ball on his hands far more frequently than he had so far with the Cavs. With his former teammate superstar LeBron James during their prime in Heat as well as Derrick Rose alongside him in the starting five, Wade is near the lowest point of the wall when it comes to professional basketball players launching an offense. Most significantly with the ball club starting to go to Kevin Love in the post more during the two previous contests.

Should Wade was promised a starting job during negotiation with the Cavs, preserving that role may not be suitable in Lue’s decision. It must need to come from Wade should that is the case.

Wade playing with the second unit offense would enable him to have the ball in his possession more and provide the starting line more room with J.R. Smith. It’s very likely that the Cleveland just needed to try this strategy and have it fall in to their places.

At this phase of Wade’s NBA career his ability to build for himself and others is his greatest selling point and it isn’t currently being employed since he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Seattle Seahawks’ RBs Thomas Rawls, Eddie Lacy to evenly split carries

With the Seattle Seahawks starting running back Chris Carson season-ending injury, both Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy will evenly fill his shoes.

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After losing its starting running back Chris Carson to a season-ending injury against the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday, October 8, the Seattle Seahawks’ addressed the concerning issue at starting running back intact may be to roll with an comparable status squad featuring Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls.

“We’re just going to keep working our guys and keep rolling with both really worthy guys,” Carroll said. “We’ll just pound away and see what happens as the games go and everybody is ready to go.”

“There’s no reason to have any criteria for it right now because we like our guys, and really, equal status now is good for us,” Carroll continued. “We’ll see how they do.”

Once running back Chris Carson — who was was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh rounder selection, 249th overall pick, in the 2017 NFL Draft — went down against the Los Angeles Rams, head coach and executive vice president Carroll evenly split the touches evenly between Thomas Rawls (eight carries, 20 yards) and Eddie Lacy (nine carries, 19 yards). However, neither of the aforementioned running back was able to get going forward, as the Seahawks ran for a season-low 62 yards.

Patriots signs Will Tye and Trevor Reilly to practice squad

The Seattle Seahawks backfield figures to get more crowded with the impending come back of C.J. Prosise, who missed the last two previous matchups due to an ankle injury. The Seahawks also have rookie running back J.D. McKissic, who has proven himself to be a useful weapon in the receiving contest in his first couple of contests.

Apart from his new unit, Pete Carroll will be needing to puzzle out some other things out in order to get his game up and completely running again. Fortunately, the franchise have selections to pick from at running back position.

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