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We missed out on exactly nothing by losing Hairston and Crawford. Ron Coleman will do more in college than both of them put together.
Less about his play than his life, which has been very tough to say the least.
Okay, okay, okay. I'm REALLY sorry about the headline.
But the Daily has an article today about the Nanooks and how they've been in AA the past week... UAF is still on winter break and last weekend they played (and got thrashed by) Bowling Green. Apparently the 'Nooks went to Cabela's monday, presumably to buy equipment to defend their homes from polar bears or whatever. That's how I imagine life in Alaska: a dystopian future world containing nothing but rabid polar bears.
Also: "The guys, I'm sure, have shopped the mall pretty hard." Ifyouknowwhatimean. Nudge nudge.
Dennis Dodd has us third next year, with OSU at 5. Some guy named Darst has OSU 2 and Iowa 5. (They're only top 5s). Next year is going to be the most heavily hyped the Big Ten's been since PSU fell apart.
What I don't get is everyone getting all hot and bothered about LSU. Their QB situation is still very, very shaky. I am not a Jamarcus Russell believer.
And they remain as dumb as usual. That links you to a USCHO thread with college players helpfully picked out and not the password-requiring CSB site.
5. Jack Johnson
47. Jason Bailey
83. Zach McVoy
87. Andrew Cogliano (!)
94. TJ Hensick (!)
135. Tim Miller
Please note that this is a list of North American-only skaters. Probably 40% of selected players are euros who get their own list. Essentially they are saying that Cogliano and Hensick are worth 6th round picks. I will eat my hat if either gets past the middle of the second round.
But if the CSB wants to continue horrifically underrating small players and slanting their lists heavily towards good old Canuck farm boys, go right ahead.
So, this article from Philly.com has an unusual little passage:
When asked whether any of his phone exchanges so far with head coaches had been memorable, Slocum laughed and said, "Yeah, with the guy from Michigan [Lloyd Carr].''
"He was so excited. Just about screaming,'' Slocum said. "I couldn't hear for a couple of days. He gave me a good vibe, though.''
Update: also, this:
Fluck said the players were neither overwhelmed nor star-struck. He was floored that the young athletes did not recognize Bo Schembechler when the legendary former Michigan coach entered the room.
"They actually asked me who he was," Fluck said with a laugh. "I had to give them a whole lesson."