Day: November 5, 2021

Five Panthers players to watch in their Week 9 showdown against the Patriots

Here’s a look at some key Carolina players to watch.

P.J. Walker

With Darnold (concussion) “extremely limited” at Carolina’s Wednesday practice and even coach Matt Rhule uncertain of his starter’s status, Walker has taken all the Panthers’ first-team reps at quarterback and is preparing as if he’ll start.

Walker was an undrafted free agent and XFL standout, and has shown he isn’t afraid to let it fly.

Walker’s career average yards per attempt (aDoT) of 10.9 is notably higher than Darnold’s lifetime mark of 8.8 yards and 2021 aDoT of 7.9 yards. He’ll likely try to test the Patriots down the field with burners D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson.

That also means Walker is liable to give the Patriots’ defense chances to obtain the football. He has thrown five interceptions against just one touchdown and has almost as many turnover-worthy plays as big-time throws in his career.

Still, the gunslinging

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What to wear, when to get on TV, Saturday schedule

Desmond Howard, Rece Davis, David Pollack, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN "College GameDay" broadcast from the secondary stage on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Myers Quad in Athens, Georgia. "College GameDay" returns to Athens as the undefeated Bulldogs face the Kentucky Wildcats.

Desmond Howard, Rece Davis, David Pollack, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN “College GameDay” broadcast from the secondary stage on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Myers Quad in Athens, Georgia. “College GameDay” returns to Athens as the undefeated Bulldogs face the Kentucky Wildcats.

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit’s message to Cincinnati Bearcats fans in a video posted via Twitter by @GoBEARCATS ahead of Saturday’s “College GameDay” extravaganza was simple: Get to McMicken Commons (adjacent to Tangeman University Center way earlier than 9 a.m. Saturday, bring your signs and get crazy.

Herbstreit added that the “GameDay” crew can’t wait to visit Nippert Stadium for the first time, and UC head coach Luke Fickell will be live on the set during the show – scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon in advance of the 3:30 p.m. kickoff against Tulsa.

More from Twitter about “College GameDay” preparations:

Former Sycamore High School

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