Clemson moving on without starting wide receiver; Addazio wants ‘hard-nosed’ practices

first_img Published on September 19, 2013 at 12:48 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd lost one of his favorite targets last week when Charone Peake tore his ACL in practice last Wednesday.The junior wide receiver, who’s made four career starts, had eight receptions for 84 yards in 2013. No. 3 Clemson is now down to just six scholarship wide receivers.“That’s a tough loss,” Tiger head coach Dabo Swinney said during the Atlantic Coast Conference teleconference on Wednesday. “We felt he was poised for a great year and is a great talent.”Clemson will play its first game without Peake on Thursday when the Tigers travel to Raleigh, N.C., to face North Carolina State.Swinney suggested Adam Humphries and freshman Gerome Hopper as wide receivers who could help fill the void left with Peake’s injury. Either way, the coach won’t change up the offense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We definitely want to run the football, but losing Charone doesn’t affect us as far as how we call the plays,” Swinney said. “With the guys that we have at tight end and receiver, we feel good about our ability to throw the football.”Addazio wants ‘hard-nosed’ practicesBoston College head coach Steve Addazio harnessed his inner Scott Shafer during the ACC coaches’ teleconference.The Eagles are off this weekend, but play No. 8 Florida State on Sept. 28, so one reporter asked Addazio how he would prepare his team this week.His response sounded like one Shafer could be using next week.Said Addazio: “We’re going to use this bye week to try to get a jump start. We started today. We’ll be working tomorrow, and then Friday is like a game week Tuesday for us. We wanted to have a really good physical, hard-nosed, first-second down, full padded, go-get-it deal on Friday, so that puts us one day up.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Chinese diver pops the question in ‘olympically’ romantic proposal

first_imgChinese diver He Zi will never forget Rio 2016. Not only did she walk away with a silver medal in the women’s 3-meter springboard, she also went home with a diamond ring after her boyfriend and teammate Qin Kai proposed poolside.Video going viral shows how Qin approached He shortly after her medal ceremony ended on Sunday.On bended knee and with the crowd cheering, he popped the question. With tears in her eyes, He nodded her head to say yes.“We’ve been dating for six years, but I didn’t expect him to propose today,” she later said in a press conference. “He said a lot of things, made a lot of promises, but I think the thing that touched me the most is I think this is the guy I can trust for the rest of my life.” He lost to fellow Chinese diver Shi Tingmao in her event while her now fiancé scooped up a bronze medal in the men’s 3-meter synchronized springboard.It’s the second engagement of Rio 2016, after Brazilian rugby 7s player Isadora Cerullo became betrothed to her longtime girlfriend Marjorie Enya following a game.last_img read more