Open Championship Third Round Recap;l Birdies and Bogeys

By Joe Hines, Noted Mover

The third round of any golf tournament is referred to as moving day. It’s the day when especially at Major Championships, the men are separated from the boys. Though at the tender age of twenty, Austin Connelly could certainly be referred to as a boy, though I would guess he would prefer something a little more dignified, like a young man. Regardless, watching him play this third round of the Open brought back memories of what I was doing when I was twenty. Or the lack of memories, because what I was doing at the age of twenty was being drunk every day. Oh well, live and learn. For the record, young Austin fashioned a 66 to finish the day at -5 for the tournament. Well off the lead, but what the hell were YOU doing when you were twenty? He played like a man today.

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Project Shanks Partners with Law Nation

Project Shanks is proud to announce that it has entered into a collaborative partnership with Law Nation. Odds are, you’ve seen some of Lawrence’s work cross-posted to our website and YouTube channel in recent weeks. Moving forward, we will begin work on new collaborations and original content in order to grow our networks.
 
Law Nation is an in-depth film study expert and Cowboys die-hard who will provide video analysis and serve as an occasional “call-in” expert for Cowboys podcast segments. We look forward to a long, healthy working relationship.

Law Nation Film Study: Dak Prescott 2016 Senior Bowl


So many people doubted this guy and he is still proving them WRONG!!!

Law Nation: Behind the Scenes Film Study


Go behind the scenes with Law Nation as he takes you through his method of film study.

Law Nation Film Study: Lance “Mini Dez” Lenoir


Name: Lance Lenoir
College: Western Illinois Number: 7
Height: 6-0 Weight: 199
Position: WR & KR
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2017
40 Time Low: 4.56

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Law Nation Film Study: Damien Wilson


ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS
Productive, volume tackler over his two years as a Gopher ‘backer. Stays committed to the chase when ball spills wide. Shows a feel for blocks coming at him from an angle. Lines up the defense. Drops into zone coverage and spies the quarterback, mirroring the quarterback’s eyes and cutting off the passing lane.

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Law Nation Film Study: Kavon Frazier


OVERVIEW
Frazier garnered second-team All-MAC recognition in his senior season (led team with 108 tackles, 4.5 for loss), but the largest honor he received was being able to wear the No. 21 jersey of his former friend and teammate, Derrick Nash. Nash passed away from leukemia in June 2015, and coaches decided to rotate the 21 jersey throughout the season as a way of honoring his memory. Frazier got to wear the jersey twice, including in the team’s bowl game. Before 2015, Frazier played as a reserve in 2012 (36 tackles, one interception, three pass breakups), earned more playing time as a sophomore (67 tackles, three interceptions, five pass breakups), and went back to a partial starter in 2014 (58 stops, four pass break-ups).

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Law Nation Film Study: Chidobe Awuzie


OVERVIEW
Pro corner Nnamdi Asomugha is a family friend of Awuzie (ah-wooz-yeh), but his style of play would make you think he’s a relation. He made an immediate impact as a freshman, starting seven games, making 59 tackles, five for loss, and breaking up four passes. Awuzie was leading the team in tackles with 64 through nine games in 2014 (along with two interceptions, eight pass breakups), but missed the end of the year with a lacerated kidney suffered in practice. Healthy again in 2015, he was a second-team All-Pac 12 pick starting mostly at the nickel spot (90 tackles, nine for loss, four sacks, two INT, 10 pass breakups). Awuzie was second-team all-conference again as a senior (65 tackles, six for loss, one INT, 12 PBU), joining two other members of the Buffaloes’ secondary on that squad.

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Law Nation: Projecting the Cowboys 53-Man Roster

By Law Nation
PSDC Partner and Film Study Expert

Keep in mind this is not the final Roster, just my observation from the OTAs and news that I have picked up from around the Cowboys. Training Camp and Preseason have not even started yet, there are plenty of chances for rookies, trades, and lord please forbid injuries to happen. This team collectively looks solid and there will be plenty of battles during this offseason for major roles on this roster.

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Law Nation Film Study: Jourdan Lewis


OVERVIEW
Lewis’ senior season didn’t start off the way he would have preferred, as he missed the first three games of the year due to injury. His play over the ten games in which he played, however, earned him first-team All-American notice from multiple outlets. Lewis was also a Jim Thorpe Award finalist and the Big Ten Conference Defensive Back of the Year (25 tackles, 3.5 for loss, two interceptions, nine pass breakups). He was a 13-game starter as a junior, making 52 tackles, 3.5 for loss, two interceptions, and 20 breakups, which ranked third in the FBS. Lewis averaged 25.2 yards on kick returns in 2015, as well. He earned a starting corner job three games into his sophomore year (39 tackles, 1.5 TFL, two INT, six PBU), and contributed as a true freshman in 2012 (17 tackles, two PBU).

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Law Nation Film Study: Lucas Wacha


Name: Lucas Wacha
College: Wyoming Number: 45
Height: 6-1 Weight: 225
Position: OLB Pos2: ILB/ST
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2017
Runs the 40 yards Low: 4.50

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Law Nation Film Study: Jaylon Smith


OVERVIEW
Heading into the Fiesta Bowl, Smith was considered one of the best defenders in the country and a sure-fire elite prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft. He tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee during the teams loss to Ohio State, however, placing some doubt on whether he would apply for early entry. The 2015 consensus All-American decided he had done enough in his college career, however, deciding to put his name in the hat despite the intense rehabilitation ahead of him. Smith became the second player to win both the high school and college Butkus Awards as the nation’s top linebacker, joining former Notre Dame star Manti Te’o, by leading the Irish with 113 tackles, nine of which went for losses. It was the second straight season Smith topped the defensive stats chart in tackles (112) and made nine TFLs. In his first year on campus, Smith started all 13 games, making 67 stops, 6.5 for loss. It is expected that Smith will bounce back from his knee surgery to become the athletic, explosive defender that wowed scouts over the past three years.

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