Newcastle star Trent Hodkinson has backed coach Nathan Browns move to shift Jarrod Mullen to hooker for next year.Mullen excelled when thrust into the dummy-half role from the halves for the first time in the Knights controversial final NRL round loss to St George Illawarra.Former first grade rake Brown said he had wanted to experiment with Mullen at hooker for much of the season, but injury had prevented that.As Brown looks to find a way forward after the Knights struggled to their worst season ever this year, Mullens potential Peter Wallace-type move to hooker looms as a key move.Jarrod had a great game out of hooker in that final game, he showed he can fit in there, Hodkinson told AAP.He has always had a great kicking game and good hands that could suit that role and he showed that in that final game.If that is the way Browny goes next year I am sure Mullo will take the opportunity with both hands.Newcastle has struggled for consistency in the hooking role since club legend Danny Buderus left at the end of 2013.Long-term five-eighth Mullens potential move to No.9 could be made all the more easier by the emergence of young playmakers Brock Lamb and Jack Cogger at the Knights.They have massive futures those two young guys, Hodkinson said.They came in and they really gave it a good crack this year. It is going to be exciting to see how they go.Former NSW halfback Hodkinson has two years to run on a three-year deal after joining the Knights this season. He said the emergence of the Saifiti brothers Daniel and Jacob, who was nominated for rookie of the year at the Rugby League Players Association awards, Nathan Ross and the development of Sione Matautia in the back-row were all positives for the Knights ahead of season 2017.For them all to get a taste of first grade for the future is a great thing. Hodkinson said.Wallace has been key in the Penriths charge to Saturdays semi-final against Canberra after making a move from his long-term halves role to hooker earlier this season. Hydro Flask Norge .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Hydro Flask i Butikk . Emery skated the length of the ice and fought an unwilling Holtby during the third period of the Flyers 7-0 loss Friday night in Philadelphia. He was given 29 penalty minutes, including a game misconduct. But Emery did not face even a disciplinary hearing with NHL senior vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan because rules 46. http://www.norgehydroflask.com/ . LOUIS -- Alexander Steen scored a power-play goal with 59. Hydro Flaske . The next step is a better finish. Bae played bogey-free Friday on another gorgeous day at Riviera for a 5-under 66, giving him a one-shot lead over Aaron Baddeley and Robert Garrigus going into the weekend. Hydro Flask Prisjakt .C. -- Chris Thorburn thinks one of the reasons the Winnipeg Jets have been successful under new coach Paul Maurice is that theyre playing together as a team. DALLAS -- A grim-faced Tom Herman could hear the whoops and hollers of SMU players as the Houston coached tried to explain a shocking 38-16 loss to the Mustangs on Saturday night.Was it hard to listen to that celebration?More than you know, Herman said.Ben Hicks threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score in SMUs first win over a ranked team in five years.The Cougars (6-2, 3-2 American) lost for the second time after a 5-0 start that included a season-opening win over then-No. 3 Oklahoma that vaulted Houston into the Top 10.The last time the Mustangs (3-4, 1-2) beat a team ranked 11th or higher, they were No. 4 and finishing off a near-perfect 1982 season (11-0-1) with a 7-3 victory over sixth-ranked Pittsburgh in the Cotton Bowl. SMU tied No. 7 Texas A&M in 1994.It was SMUs fourth win in 20 tries against Houston since returning from the so-called death penalty in 1989. The first loss was 95-21.For us to come in and get a signature win like this is huge, SMU coach Chad Morris said. And I shared with our players for the last two weeks, `It just takes one (win) to start a revolution. It just takes one win to put some wind in our sails.Greg Ward Jr. couldnt shake a persistent SMU pass rush or find receivers for big plays, finishing with 241 yards passing -- almost 100 below his average -- and just 3 yards rushing on 17 carries thanks to seven sacks.One of the sacks was for an 18-yard loss to the Houston 22 when coach Tom Herman went for it on fourth down trailing 28-14 early in the fourth quarter.Herman got conservative moments later, choosing a 19-yard field goal attempt on fourth down from the SMU 2. Ty Cummings hit the right upright for his second miss.Immense introspection when you lose a game like that, Herman said. Well leave no stone unturned to figure out why that happened.Hicks was 16 of 31 for 228 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown to a wide-open James Proche for a 28-7 lead in the final seconds of the first half. SMU appeared content to run out the clock before a 40-yard run by Braeden West, who had 115 yards rushing and a punctuating touchdown late.THE TAKEAWAYHouston: Herman figured to be the hottest name in coaching for the offseason searches of LSU and any other high-profile programs that might be looking.dddddddddddd Perhaps that doesnt change, but this October isnt helping. Convincing wins over Florida State in the Peach Bowl and the Sooners in this years opener have lost some luster.SMU: Morris, the second-year coach who went 2-10 in his debut season, has a good chance to build on his biggest win, and one of the programs biggest since the crippling NCAA sanctions almost 30 years ago. The Mustangs faded in the second half after strong early efforts against two other high-scoring Texas teams, Baylor and TCU. They finished the job this time.TONE-SETTING TURNOVERSThe Cougars lost two fumbles in the first quarter and never got their high-powered offense going. Houston was outgained 406-303. When you play a team at their place thats fresh, thats hungry, motivated, to give them life like that, Herman said. Youre playing catch-up the whole game from that point on.CAREER GAMESMU defensive end Jarvis Pruitt recovered one of the fumbles and had three sacks in the Mustangs first win over a ranked team since beating No. 20 TCU 40-33 in overtime in 2011.POLL IMPLICATIONSHouston: The Cougars could tumble all the way out of the rankings after being at No. 6 for several weeks following the victory over the Sooners. The fall has been sudden for a program coming off its first New Years bowl in 30 years and the second 13-win season in program history.UP NEXTHouston: The Cougars start a stretch of three straight home games against UCF next Saturday. That stretch ends against No. 7 Louisville. They also get a bye after nine straight weeks of playing.Its a one-game season to get to that bye week and put everything weve got into protecting our home stadium and preparing and executing better than we did tonight, Herman said.SMU: The Mustangs visit Tulane next Saturday before a home game against Memphis, which just lost its first conference game against Navy.---Online:AP college football website: http://collegefootball.ap.org ' ' '