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Baker shines for Panthers // UNC football gets a Week 0 win

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August 29, 2022 2:53 pm

Baker shines for Panthers // UNC football gets a Week 0 win

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August 29, 2022 2:53 pm

Baker Mayfield threw for two touchdowns in his final preseason action as the Carolina Panthers beat the Buffalo Bills.

UNC football started the season with a win over FAMU football, which saw QB Drake Maye account for five TDs in the win for the Tar Heels.

Also, discussions about Rory McIlroy, Serena Williams, and Duke Volleyball.

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Dennis Cox on the ones and twos. Thanks to Josh Graham for sitting in for the last couple of days. Well, nobody was here yesterday and Sunday. Yesterday and Saturday. But Josh was here the last two shows.

Not that we know of. Thursday and Friday. You know what? Somebody could have been here between noon and three. Just sitting in here and going through the motions.

Much like we do every day. So, real quick update on Saturday. We went to a place called Taylorsville, North Carolina.

Just north of Hickory. And got an addition to the four-legged family. New cat? No, dog. Harriet. Harriet is the dog's name. Little bit of a female obviously. Little bit of a lightning bolt marking on her forehead. Much like Harry Potter.

Ah, okay. I see what you did there. Harriet Potter is the name of the corgi. Already terrorizing. She's more Bellatrix than Harriet. Already terrorizing Earl Grey, the Weimaraner who is taken to cowering.

He's a little bit of a, well, you know. Anyway, that was the weekend. It was a breezy drive up to Hickory and back. The better part of, I guess, five and a half hours total. Not bad. Not too terrible.

But dog is already terrorizing her big brother. I know people care. We got a lot of things to do today. There's football, there's country club activities, there's violence, there's anger. We got a lot of stuff. Yeah, exactly.

That's exactly the way I term it. So, let's go. Alright, we begin two weeks from yesterday. Panthers will host the Cleveland Browns in their season opener. Carolina's last pre-season game was a win over the Buffalo Bills uniforms. It's 21-0. Very few Buffalo Bills wearing those uniforms.

At least as far as I can tell. Baker Mayfield looked fine. A little conservative, maybe, in his pre-season finale, leading the Panthers to a couple of touchdown drives.

Again, largely players who will not be on the Bills roster. And the cut down, everybody has to be down to 53 by tomorrow. 4 o'clock, right? A lot of cuts are already starting to happen.

Well, it's true. It happened toward the end of yesterday. It's happening today.

By tomorrow at 4 o'clock, everybody's got to be down to 53. The real story, though, is the injury to Sam Darnold. That looked bad. A lot of times, when you roll your ankle, it goes out.

This one rolled in. I was in a way surprised that there wasn't a broken ankle involved here. But they say it's just sprained and maybe not too long in terms of he's not out for the season. But this is going to be several weeks is my guess. We'll hear from Matt Rule in a little bit. So it pretty much cements, at least I would think, P.J. Walker on the roster to start the season.

Although, there are other names floating and we'll explain in a little bit. Other than that, I mean, they won 21-0. It's hard to be upset about anything you saw in the game, but it's also hard to take anything away from the game. So we'll talk a little bit about, because I examined the schedule, really, for the first time.

I can't think of anything less interesting than going through the schedule, but I went through it. I kind of feel like best case scenario is 8-9. Best case scenario, 8-9.

Alright, moving on. North Carolina is 1-0. 56-24 win over Florida A&M. Was a Rattler squad that was without 25 players due to eligibility issues. One that almost did not board their flight from Tallahassee. Like, it was touch and go. Initially, the team had voted to not play.

Right? And then, I think it was explained to them that, hey, if we don't go, we don't get 400 grand from UNC to play the game. So I'm sure that there were some sweeteners applied.

Extra desserts. I don't know what goes on, but anyway, they ultimately did board the plane. They were down to seven healthy scholarship offensive linemen, so we apply that context to the game. Drake May was excellent. 294 yards and five touchdowns. He had the big, you know, wasn't even a broken play. It was a designed run. 40-some-odd yard run.

He also had the windmill. Should have been a touchdown. Wasn't called a touchdown. Which, Phil Longo on the sideline should have gone, what the hell are you doing? We don't need that.

We don't need that. By the way, Jacoby Criswell, I mean, he got in a game, but really? We're not going to, like, let him play a quarter?

That was a little, I thought that was a little suspect. Anyway, Amarian Hampton, George Pettway, Elijah Green, all fantastic, all fantastic at running back for North Carolina. Tight ends were excellent.

They also, Gavin Blackwell provided a second wide receiver option beyond Josh Downs. One and all great. We'll discuss that in a little bit. Adam Gold here from my man, Coach Pete DeRuta with the Capital Financial Advisory Group. We are talking retirement.

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I just want to I just thought that was interesting. Well, like very sportsman like for Rory because if he makes they just taps in place kind of flips out because Rory just won the tour championship and Scottie Scheffler's putt which was for about $750,000. That's a significant three footer would have been more difficult to make. So Rory marked Scheffler makes his putt $750,000 Rory doesn't get any of that. So this has been maybe the most fascinating intense and potentially damaging seasons in the history of potential professional golf today. There will be a half dozen more players announced to live golf. We'll talk about that a little bit later on. We know Cam Smith is going to go but we heard yesterday was or two days ago was Harold Varner from Gastonia ECU's. That's right that he would go as well.

Joaquin Nieman is a name that is intriguing to me. We will we'll talk about that in a little bit. I will only say this really for right this second before we get back to it. Based on the meeting and the announcement this week by the PGA Tour and how the schedule is going to change and how the money is going to change and how the structure is going to change. If a guy like Joaquin Nieman is still going and he was in that meeting with Tiger Woods last week if he's going then he had already signed the contract. Because there's really no reason to go unless your name was already on the dotted line.

Alright moving on. So the Duke women's volleyball squad was playing at a tournament at BYU. Rachel Richardson the only black starter for Duke was called the n-word every time she went to serve.

Every time. This is according to people who were there. Threatened she was also threatened by it was I'll use use air quotes here white male as that she should watch her back going to the team bus. It was enough that police placed an officer near the Duke bench. Now it had escalated to that point.

So I have just this to say. Why was the match not stopped? Why wasn't somebody because if Rachel Richardson could hear it if people in the stands could hear it. I'm sure the Duke bench could hear it.

I'm sure the BYU bench could hear it. Why wasn't the match stopped until that person was tossed out of whatever the name of the building is? Well, I don't even understand like where's your general human decency there. Everything else that happened after that is too late for me. We'll talk about that in a little bit, but I think she was failed. I think Rachel Richardson was failed by BYU and Duke in this matter.

We'll get to that a little bit more of that in a bit. Could be the final US Open singles match for Serena Williams tonight. She'll be on the Ash Stadium court against Danka Kovanic from Montenegro 7 o'clock start whatever the time match actually going to start 7 10 7 0 8.

I don't know but it could be the last one for her. She has lost her last two matches on a similar surface on hard court. She will be playing doubles with her sister Venus, which I think is awesome because it is very possible. I think that the doubles draw starts either Wednesday or Thursday.

It could be both of their last matches. By the way, we all know that this is probably Serena's last US Open. I would imagine her last US Open. Nobody's talking about this probably being Venus's last US Open too. And Venus is a year and a half older than two years older than Serena, but she plays tomorrow. So shouts to Venus who is also likely playing her last US Open. Serena won it in 1999, the first of six championships in Flushing. She won it as a 17 year old. She is the best female tennis player of all time.

We could have a debate and take gender out of it if we want, but awesome. And I will be tuning in tonight to see Serena put maybe a wrap on a singles career. Alright, one more thing before we go a little deeper into our top couple stories. This is going to come as a shock to a lot of you, but Nebraska lost to Northwestern this weekend in Ireland.

Yeah, this is my shocked face. Scott Frost not getting it done for his alma mater. They led 28-17 in the third quarter. Right after making it 28-17, he called for an onside kick to keep the ball as though that was necessary. They were dominating the game.

That didn't work. Momentum changed. Wildcats scored the next 14 points to win it. And now Scott Frost's record at Nebraska is 15-30 in four years, plus a game. His record in one score games, 5-21. It's not great. Not great. Not great, Bob. Not great. Oh, man, bless your heart, Scott Frost.

Bless your heart. Imagine, you flip that to 21-5 in those games, your program's in a completely different place. Well, yeah. Just think about it, but that margin is literally one possession.

It's that small. Yeah, but there's a reason for it. Yeah, because of Scott Frost. Well, Scott Frost won a lot of games in Central Florida. Here's the thing. When you have significantly better personnel, it's easier to win. And that's what he had in Central Florida. We'll get into this a little bit more later on.

All right, now, back to the top. So, we've got the Panthers hosting the Browns in their preseason opener, in their season opener, coming up 13 days from now. We know Baker Mayfield is going to be the starter. He played in the preseason finale, and we'll ask Baker, how'd you feel? Some good, some bad. Overall, a little sloppy, to be honest with you. I felt like my feet weren't very calm.

I felt like I kind of drifted in the pocket a little bit, created my own pressure. But, you know, room for improvement. I'm going to look back at the tape.

I haven't watched it yet, obviously. Oh, the Matt Ruhl influence already. We're going to go back and look at the tape. Look, I appreciate Baker Mayfield. Look, I didn't think, I didn't notice, you know, that he did those types of things. What I thought was that they were pretty conservative with Baker. Normally, he'd be taking, you know, they'd be stretching the field a little bit. I think it was more conservative, which is fine.

You tried not to get anybody hurt. Of course, didn't work because Sam Darnold got hurt. And what that means, I thought, was that PJ Walker would definitely be held on to as the number two quarterback.

Matt Ruhl, however, has an open mind. Like every position, we'll look at every option. You know, Scott does a great job of that. But, you know, we spent a lot of time training these guys in this particular offense. And, you know, we'll continue to just build off what we've done. And, you know, we have a lot of decisions. I left Scott's office on the way down here, and I'll probably go right back there.

We're working through every position and all the things that are, you know, important this time of the year. That didn't sound like a ringing endorsement of PJ Walker. Oh, okay. Jeremy Fowler from ESPN is hearing things. So they're figuring, perhaps, PJ Walker, who's familiar with their system, could hold down the Fort as the number two quarterback for the short term. They could still look around. They've been in contact with Cam Newton, who played with them last year.

That is an option. They could always call on him. Talking to some teams around the league who were looking at quarterbacks this offseason, the feeling is there's some concern that Cam Newton with all the injuries might not have the same arm strength and ability. And so it could be a tough sell there.

There's not much else out there. And so Carolina right now is hopeful that Darnell can be back to them at some point early in the season. Look, did Jeremy Fowler say Cam Newton twice? I'm not.

He said it twice. I'm not like a Cam Newton hater. I love Cam Newton. But Cam Newton is a broken quarterback at this point.

He's just broken. It's unfortunate that he can no longer be that guy. Because if he could be that guy, he'd be starting for somebody. So let's pretend that Jeremy Fowler didn't say that out loud. If Sam Darnold is going to be back any time in the next, you know, in the first four weeks of the regular season, at any point in the month of September, if Sam Darnold is going to be healthy enough to stand on the sideline, then that's what you got.

Then you just deal with that. And P.J. Walker can stand on the sideline and hope that Baker Mayfield doesn't get hurt.

And if Baker Mayfield gets hurt, just freaking accept your fate and get a good draft pick. June 19th, 2006. But it all started May 6th, 1997, with the announcement that the Hartford Whalers were coming to North Carolina.

It's a story of transition, of heartbreak, of figuring it out on the fly. The Canes Corner look at the 25th anniversary of the move presented by the Aluminum Company of North Carolina. Listen now.

Find Canes 25th anniversary wherever you get your podcast. All right, moving on. Gosh. I'm just I'm never going to be over the fact that we're playing fiddler on the roof rips in this.

This is awesome. All right, so I have a question. Well, first, let's hear from North Carolina people regarding their big win over Florida A&M. Drake May gets his first career start for the Tar Heels and plays well. You know, the crowd, pretty good turnout. Felt good.

You know, playing with the guys out there, you know, for first game. Took us a little bit after that first drive to get it going a little bit. But I thought we did a nice job.

Glad we got the win and got the win on Coach's birthday. So it seemed like you kind of settled down after the long run. Did that kind of just kind of get you into the flow a little bit more? I'll say yeah, a little bit, you know, just draw and you know, for me a nice block and just try to do what I can. I think I had the ball in the wrong hand. I could stiff on maybe so could maybe even score, but now we'll take it. And realizing Mac Brown's birthday.

Happy birthday. All right, Mac Brown on your quarterback. He's got great vision. He's a good decision maker and he's big. He's 65 so we can see and 220. So it's he looks thin.

He's really not. He's a he's a big guy that obviously can can really run. I think the thing that surprised us the most is how fast he is. And we saw that some in his summer work because he won a lot of the races in the summer.

The kid I told the kids. So those defensive backs my receivers Drake's beating you man quarterbacks beat and he says his legs are longer. First of all, did Mac Brown take a shot at Sam Halliday? Yeah, he's tall. He's 65.

He can see what are you saying about Sam? All right. Are we going that route? Really? I'm just that's what jumped out at me. Anyway, I said this before the season just like was a Draymond Green in a podcast said everybody in the NBA today can can hit a three. Well, every quarterback no matter what level you play at is going to be athletic enough to run.

Did you because you have no other option these days your quarterback is going to be a great athlete. All right now real quick about the fam you situation. Here's Mac Brown on the you know, the personnel problems that the Rattlers had. It wasn't fun for Bubba or I either one we're sitting there yesterday. I'm actually with the TV people waiting on a text from Bubba to see if we're going to have a game or not. And I'm in the interview with them and I'd get a text and I'd say, excuse me, let's wait a minute and see if we're going to keep doing this because we may not have a game. And they said, well, they're in a team meeting.

And I said, well, just let us know. And then they said they're playing. And then when I looked at their depth chart, we got one this afternoon for the first time. There are only three guys missing out of the two deep. I said, I don't I think they're good and you better get ready to play but I thought it was a really good mind game for our players.

Yeah, I guess look. The only thing we didn't want was Florida A&M to put their players in any jeopardy. The only thing we didn't really want is to have those guys compromised to the point where it was dangerous. They were down to six healthy offensive lineman midway through the second half when one of their offensive lineman got hurt.

So that's what you don't want, which is why last year during the last couple years during the covid years is if you got down to a certain number of offensive healthy offensive lineman, but they just were not playing and it happened before. All right, I'm going to skip down here to the bottom sort of real quick back to the Duke volleyball situation at BYU. They're playing in a tournament at BYU and we've already talked about the incident. Rachel Richardson is the only black starter on the Duke team and she had the n-word hurled at her while she was serving. This happened repeatedly and nothing was done and she even says after the fact that BYU was slow to react. The next day here is BYU's director of athletics Tom Holmo addressing the crowd about the incident. I visited with the young athlete on Duke's team and her coach.

If you would have met her you would have loved her, but you don't know her and so you don't feel that way. As children of God we are responsible. It's our mission to love one another and treat everybody with respect and that didn't happen. We fell very short. We didn't live up to our best. I ask that everyone at all of our games that represent BYU that you will have the courage to take a stand and be able to take care of each other.

And more importantly the guests, our guests who we invite to come and play here so that we can be disciples of Christ and show it in every way. I have two things to say about this very quickly. The first is why does it matter whether or not you know the person? Why does that matter?

I mean am I crazy? I mean so I don't know you so I can say anything. What?

What doesn't matter whether or not I know you? And the other thing and this goes for all of the Duke statements until the one the last one that they released yesterday. Why is it so hard to call what we what happened racism? Nobody mentioned it at BYU. Nobody called it a racist act.

Nobody at Duke including Nina King the athletic director didn't call it racism. Again I said this earlier the first time you hear it okay we move on. Second time you hear it all right now it's over. We either get that person removed or we walk off the court.

It's not hard. Nobody's going to die if you stop playing a volleyball match. And again I think Duke failed Rachel Richardson as much as BYU failed Rachel Richardson.

That to me is what should have happened. We're not playing. People have heard it. If they could hear it in one part of the arena you could have heard it anywhere.

Unless it was jam packed for the BYU volleyball game. This is the Adam Gold Show. Over the crossbar and the Hurricanes have won the Stanley Cup. June 19th 2006 but it all started May 6 1997 with the announcement that the Hartford Whalers were coming to North Carolina. It's a story of transition of heartbreak of figuring it out on the fly. The Canes Corner look at the 25th anniversary of the move presented by the aluminum company of North Carolina. Listen now find Canes 25th anniversary wherever you get your podcast.
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