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Posts tagged: McCombs

Sirianni, McCombs won’t be back with Shock

Spokane Shock defensive coordinator Alex Sirianni will not return for the 2011 season. Standout defensive lineman Ben McCombs (No. 99 pictured above) won’t be back either.

Click here for the article that will run in Tuesday’s S-R.

Vijil, McCombs won’t play vs. Arizona

Back with a Shock notebook, with the first item centering on the team’s health. Ben McCombs and Raul Vijil won’t play Friday, but the rest of the injury news is more favorable. Read more here.

I just got off the phone with Arizona coach Kevin Guy and he said receiver Rod Windsor is scheduled to return to Phoenix tonight after a workout with the Miami Dolphins. The coach said Windsor might even practice, since the Rattlers train at night to beat the heat during the day. I’ll have more on Guy’s thoughts on Shock coach Rob Keefe (you’ll recall they’re not exactly Facebook friends) and the playoff game in Friday’s preview.

Tomorrow, I’ll post a feature article on Shock defensive end Jerry Turner.

Shock roundup

I put together a roundup of everything Shock related, including Ben McCombs’ return, Raul Vijil’s possible return, the departure of four Shock players to a rival team, Adam Shackleford talking jobs with Tri-Cities and more details about the new arena football league.

Read on.


McCombs will enter the ring

Shock defensive end Ben McCombs (No. 99 pictured above) will try his hand at Mixed Martial Arts on a 10-fight card in September at the Spokane Arena. (Yes, the af2 season will be over by then).

More below and a couple of other leftovers from Saturday’s win over Tri-Cities. 

McCombs lines up with Spokane

Ben McCombs has been an arenafootball2 impact player with Bakersfield, Rio Grande Valley and Central Valley. Nothing changed when he joined the 2009 Shock.

McCombs (No. 99 pictured above) was perhaps the biggest free-agent signing for Spokane, which returned 13 players from last year’s squad. He’s settled in as a starter at defensive end, registering four sacks in four games.

Read more about McCombs’ journey to Spokane below in an unedited article that will run in Thursday’s S-R.

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