Thursday, October 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Patty Zipp!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

She's All That!!!

A wife, a daughter, a mother and a friend,
An Aunt, a team mate and our closes to kin.

Caring, loving and concerned, it's all about your feelings.
Worried sick and willing to help you when your healing.

Babies, toddlers and teens love her like a mom,
The Bulldogs and the Eagles think that she's the Bomb!
That's her reputation and she truly is the best,
She'll catch you when your falling, when he puts you through "The Test".

When I'm happy shes-a-laughing, when I'm sad she takes my fall,
When she senses I am lonely, I know I'll get the call.

To you I am very thankful, I really know you care,
No matter what the case may be I feel you everywhere.

Happy Birthday to our "PAT MOM" your nothing less then Regal.
A duo celebration for your Birthday and the "Eagles"

USM has nothing on you, when the Eagles aren't to stop.
You far exceed there motto when going "TO THE TOP".

I love you......We love you.....and we all so appreciate everything you do!

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Mo and Fred
Shelby, Ryan and Trevor


oops, I meant Greg Zipp

Oh way too many song titles for this one.  How about.....

"I Got it From my MA MA" Will-iam

      "We Are Family"....By Sister Sledge"

"I'M BAD, I'M BAD By Michael Jackson


Southern Miss center Cameron Zipp of Fontainebleau a pro at handling adversity

By Tammy Nunez, The Times-Picayune

October 21, 2009, 10:13PM

Cameron Zipp knows a little bit about rolling with the punches. Just playing on Southern Miss' football team the past two seasons has provided plenty of challenges -- the death of a teammate, a position change, quarterback changes, losing streaks.

Cameron ZippBut the center, who awaits Tulane (2-4, 0-3) for a Conference USA game Saturday in Hattiesburg, Miss., has learned to be flexible long before arriving on campus.
He was a senior left tackle at Fontainebleau when Hurricane Katrina knocked four games off his final prep season. He graded out better than 80 percent, won four games and made All-Metro.
Then came college, where Zipp changed positions and played on the 2008 Golden Eagles' squad that stumbled out to a 2-6 record before winning four consecutive games to become bowl eligible. The Eagles defeated Troy in a 30-27 overtime thriller in last season's New Orleans Bowl.
There have been plenty of fluctuations for Zipp, a junior, and his teammates this season, too. Zipp began the season snapping to sophomore Austin Davis, who spearheaded last season's remarkable revival.
But Davis suffered a season-ending foot injury Oct. 1 in a loss to Alabama-Birmingham. Now Zipp is snapping to junior Martevious Young, who has completed 35 of 57 passes for 400 yards and one touchdown.
The Golden Eagles (4-3, 2-1) are 1-1 with Young at the helm. Young leaned heavily on the running game last week in getting his first victory as a starter, 36-16 over Memphis.
Zipp knew just what to do: Roll with it.
"We have trust in people who back up, " Zipp said. "That's why we practice and go through spring and see what everybody does. So once a key player goes down or anyone, you know someone is going to back them up and do just a good as they do."
Southern Miss Coach Larry Fedora said Young continues to improve in the Spread offense.
"I think each and every week, every rep he is going to get is going to be a new experience for him, " Fedora said. "If you go back to (quarterback Austin Davis') first five games as a quarterback, you're going to see how he progressed through the year. It's going to be the same type of deal, because Martevious hasn't experienced those things.
"No matter what you see on film and what you hear from the other quarterback, until you experience it or until you actually do it, that's why they say there is no substitute for experience. He's going to experience those things."
In Young's debut, he passed for more than 200 yards. Last week he threw for 155 and his first touchdown of the season.
Zipp said Young adds some fire to the unit and has transitioned well.
"We trust in Martevious, " Zipp said. "He ran with the (second team), and he split some time in the spring with the (first team) and even in the fall in camp and did a fine job. He just ran with (the starting duties); he's actually very vocal on the field in the games. He gets excited and into it."
Zipp knows that feeling. He said making the switch to center was difficult, but now he's settled in and hopes the Golden Eagles have started another midseason winning streak."It was nerve-racking at first, but once you settle in and get used to the guys playing next to you, it's a lot of fun, " Zipp said. "It's a big adrenaline rush."
Not long after Zipp adjusted to the change in quarterbacks, the Golden Eagles learned that walk-on punter Peter Wilkes had died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound. Teammate Gerald Baptiste, a Karr alum, had a special bond with Wilkes; They both wore No. 86.
"It meant something to me because I always messed with Peter, " Baptiste said after Wilkes' death Oct. 9. "I said, 'Man, why do they keep giving you my number? I don't want no punter with my number.' We'd laugh it off, and he'd be like 'Aw Bap, don't worry about it. Keep making those catches and give me those stats.' Because sometimes they'd make a mistake and put it under his name. . . . It's a sad situation, and I pray for his family."
All these ups and downs have become status quo in Hattiesburg.
"We just keep working hard day in and day out, " Zipp said. "We believe in what the coaches are doing scheme-wise -- it's just sticking together and not departing when we have tough times."
Tammy Nunez can be reached at or 504.232.3697.


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