AJ Dillon has his way, other fast reactions to Syracuse’s 42-14 loss to Boston College

first_imgWithout its starting quarterback and running back for the second straight game, Syracuse got blown out at home, 42-14, in its final game of the 2017 season. Boston College (7-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast), a bowl-eligible team that had already beaten Preseason Top 25 teams in Louisville and Florida State, beat the Orange (4-8, 2-6) convincingly on Saturday afternoon in front of an announced attendance of 30,302.Here are three quick reactions to the game.No-win NovemberWith the loss, Syracuse fell to 0-8 over the past two Novembers. The Orange has not won a game in the month since beating Boston College two years ago this weekend in former head coach Scott Shafer’s sendoff victory. The Syracuse senior class is the first since 2009 to graduate without appearing in a bowl game, as the Orange lost its final five games of the year. Its last win came in the Carrier Dome on Oct. 13 against then-No. 2 Clemson. Over the final 10 quarters of the 2017 season, SU was outscored 114-29.The AJ Dillon showAdvertisementThis is placeholder textDillon, a 6-foot, 240-pound true freshman running back, proved to be one of Syracuse’s toughest tailbacks faced all year. He entered Saturday averaging 5.1 yards per carry to go along with 10 rushing touchdowns, including four in a 272-yard showing at Louisville. In his last three games, he ran for 149, 196 and 200 yards, respectively. Saturday against the depleted Syracuse defense, he erupted for 193 yards and three touchdowns.In his footstepsSyracuse senior wide receiver Steve Ishmael broke a pair of program records Saturday. First, he snapped Amba Etta-Tawo’s single-season receptions record of 94, which Etta-Tawo set a year ago in a rout at Clemson. Then Ishmael, on the final touchdown catch of his college career, broke Marvin Harrison’s career receiving yards record (2,728). Ishmael idolized Harrison as a kid, and he broke his idol’s record in his final game at Syracuse. Ishmael finished the day with 11 catches for 187 yards. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 25, 2017 at 3:16 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

3 easy steps to time blocking

first_imgThis is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here.Meet John. John is in second grade. He’s bright for his age, and he’s quite athletic for a seven-year old. While many have tried, few can match his Lego building skills. The other kids in his class envy his cool lunch box and impressive crayon set that contains more than 250 different colors. His dad calls him “Champ,” and his mother dotes over him as most mothers of only-children do.John seems to have a lot going for him. He’s full of promise, he has every resource he needs, and the wind is always at his back. But John has a problem: John’s teacher hasn’t allowed him to go out for recess in more than a month! Instead, his teacher keeps him inside the classroom during recess while the other kids go out and play. He can see them through the window as they take turns going down the slide, crossing the monkey bars, and bouncing up and down on the teeter-totter.John spends recess time with his teacher because she takes that time to help John get his schoolwork done. It’s not that John doesn’t know how to do the work… it’s just that while he’s supposed to be doing the work during class time, John is organizing his crayons, plotting how he will be first in line to the slide at recess, and planning his next Lego masterpiece–all activities that John has convinced himself are important and necessary.What John hasn’t realized is that while he was scheming in his head, other kids were doing their work. By doing their work, they got to go out at recess and play. John watches them day after day on the playground while his teacher sits next to him as he completes his schoolwork.The great equalizerTime is the great equalizer. It doesn’t matter how much money you have in the bank, how much experience you bring to a career, or how pretty or ugly you might be; we all get the same number of hours every day. Time is the same for the rich man as it is the poor man. It is the same for the CEO as it is for middle management. It is the same for you as it is for me.How we decide to use the time given to us is what determines the outcomes in our lives.What we do with our time is what makes all the difference.If John had only done his schoolwork during the time allotted to do schoolwork, he would have been able to enjoy recess with the other kids. But John hadn’t yet learned how to manage his time in a way that lead to the outcomes he wanted. Many folks go through adulthood having never learned this skill.Time blocking mattersTime blocking is the process by which we live with intention. If John wants to enjoy recess with the other kids, he has to use the time given to him in a way that leads to that outcome.If I want to sell more of a product, I have to plan for time to do the marketing that will lead to that outcome.Time blocking isn’t some high-level, mysterious, or complex technique that only the rich and powerful can master. Instead, time blocking is a practice that anyone can learn and nearly immediately see the results of.Time blocking made simpleFirst, I review my goals and I ask myself what I need to do this week that will get me closer to achieving those goals.Second, I make a list of those activities and I estimate how much time each of those activities will take to complete.Third, I go to my calendar and I put those activities on it, allowing for the estimated time needed to complete the task.Then I simply follow that weekly plan.Chad Peevy is an entrepreneur who helps businesses realize their potential. Chad is the Founder and Creator of The Agent School: an online learning platform to help build the business of real estate agents and fellow entrepreneurs.last_img read more