Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 10, 2014 at 6:14 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 Syracuse offensive line coach Pat Perles is leaving the program, SU Athletics spokeswoman Sue Edson confirmed to The Daily Orange.Edson said Perles is taking another coaching position, but could not say where he is going.Perles spent just one season with the Orange after being hired on Feb. 1, 2013. He coached a line that opened holes for the fourth-best run game in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Behind senior center Macky MacPherson and junior left tackle Sean Hickey, the unit paved the way for Jerome Smith and Co. to average 193.8 rushing yards per game.Before coming to SU, Perles spent three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs — two as the assistant offensive line coach and one as a defensive quality control coach and assistant linebackers coach. Perles also spent six years at North Dakota State, moving from offensive line coach, to run game coordinator, to offensive coordinator. The three years before that were spent at Michigan State.He is the second assistant coach to leave this offseason after wide receivers coach Rob Moore left to take the same position with the Buffalo Bills on Thursday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textClass of 2014 signee Aaron Roberts provided support for Perles on Twitter.Was really looking forward to playing for Coach Perles… Best of luck to him and his family— #AR70 (@D1_Roberts) February 10, 2014
Group Sports Editor of THISDAY, Duro Ikhazuagbe, is among sports personalities listed to be honoured by the Edo Football Association at a ceremony scheduled for the Excalibur Hotel, Benin City, on December 16.The annual football awards initiated on assumption of office by the Frank Ilaboya-led Edo FA last year are meant to honour outstanding football personalities from the state and beyond. Speaking about the honour, Ikhazuagbe said he was thrilled to be so recognized by his home state FA.“I feel very honoured by the award coming from the Edo FA. I have received several awards in the course of my sports journalism career but this is the first from my home state FA. I treasure this award and it has a special place in my heart,” observed the THISDAY group sports editor.Also to be honoured in the Media Persons of the Year category are outstanding journalists like Cecilia Omorogbe (Channels TV), Ben Ogbemudia (The Nation) and Benin-based broadcaster Eghosa Agbonlahor.Veteran journalists Sam John and Akido Shittu scooped the Outstanding Media Personalities of Our Time awards while late ex-Eagles coaches Stephen Keshi and Amodu Shaibu alongside first Edo FIFA-badge referee Friday Omoruyi and Austin Allens would be given post-humous awards.Nigerian football legend, Bright Omokaro, who is also listed for honour by the Edo FA also expressed his joy at being recognised years after quitting the stage.“It’s a great thing to be honoured by my state FA. It’s an award that I will always cherish because I’m akin to a prophet honoured at home by his people,” the 1988 Africa Cup of Nations silver medalist said.The former hard-as-nails Super Eagles defender Omokaro alongside ex-teammates Humphrey Edobor, Samson Ozogula, Sunday Eboigbe, Francis Moniedafe, Friday Elahor and Monday Eguavoen were shortlisted for the Outstanding Footballers of Our Time award.Coaches Lawrence Akpokona, Dan Igiebor and Solomon Ogbeide are Outstanding Coaches of Our Time, while the 1985 U-17 World Cup winning Golden Eaglets were given the Evergreen Award.Super Eagles forward Osaze Odemwingie scooped the Football Ambassador of Edo State 2016 award.The Award Committee headed by Percy Okojie submitted nominees last Friday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Doctors last month discovered that Jamaican heptathlete Salcia Slack had been competing with a broken elbow since last April. During the period, she competed at a number of major events including the NCAA Division II Championships and the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.She is, however, breathing a huge sigh of relief since doctors said the injury has healed on its own and she won’t require surgery.Slack, 26, withdrew midway competition in Beijing because of the injury, and an ankle injury that hampered her ability to be competitive.Then just last month, doctors examining her painful elbow told her she had been competing with a broken bone which would have required surgery. However, further scans showed that the injury was now healed. She now has to undergo rehabilitation therapy which might last six to eight weeks. This was welcome news to the athlete who is hoping to make Jamaica’s team to the Summer Olympics in Rio in August 2016.Online postingIn celebration, she posted on her Facebook page, “On April 8, 2015 I was throwing the javelin and after my second throw, I hurt my elbow while throwing. I had horrible pain after that. I never knew that it was broken twice, so I have been throwing with a broken elbow for months. I did an MRI in September that showed that it was broken, and this had me so worried because it was a high possibility that I would have to have surgery that would rule me out for a year. I have been stressing for weeks now, but the Lord had a different plan for me. The CT scan and the X-Ray came back that it is healed with some swelling to it. Now, it’s time for rehab on this arm”.Slack, who is in her penultimate semester at the New Mexico Highlands University where she is majoring in psychology, is hoping to be able to heal in time to compete in what will be her final indoor season. She also harbours ambitions of being selected to compete for Jamaica at the World Indoor Championships in Poland early next year.On reflection, she said the pain she suffered last season was the worst she had ever experienced.”I am always competing in pain, but this elbow pain was my worst pain ever. This injury only allowed me to throw one throw after it happened, especially in the javelin. I couldn’t even do arm work in the gym after it happened,” she said.Despite the pain, Slack dominated NCAA Division II last season during which she won a handful of awards including Athlete of the Year, and led her team to a third-place finish at the NCAA Division II Championships in Michigan in May. She was also inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame.