Congratulations to James Rogers who was just announced as the head football coach at Madison High School. Interestingly, he will bring Devin Gardner and Cam Gordon along as assistant coaches. Hopefully this will be of great benefit to their program and will create another strong connection to a local high school for the 'M' football program. All the best to them!
(I suppose we could also add in a good-natured joke about how well qualified Rogers is to coach both sides of the ball.)
|Category||Player A||Player B (pro-rated to full season)|
|Ranking in FBS||94||98|
|Yards per attempt||6.7||6.6|
|Yards passing||1896||1135 (2270)|
|Times sacked||26||8 (16)|
OK, this is getting a little eerie. Player A is obviously Devin Gardner's 2014 season because I don't need to pro-rate his stats over a full season. Player B is Jake Rudock so far this season. They are the same guy. Is it possible Gardner was MGoCloned?
I've been much more content with Rudock's play so far this year than I was with Gardner's last season. I guess winning cures all. Defense and special teams have made a world of difference, but you know that already.
P.S. Gardner averaged 2.6 yards per carry last year to Rudock's 2.7 this year. I didn't excise sack yards, but they are handled the same for both so it's an OK comparison.
Thought I would post this as a public announcement for the board. I will be tuning in to watch it. So much potential, so poorly managed......
Pittsburgh Steelers move Devin Gardner back to QB http://t.co/Vtu97FgLdj— Patrick Claybon (@PatrickClaybon) June 4, 2015
I don't know if this is a good or bad sign, but best of luck to him. I think he's got a shot at battling with Gradkowski for backup to Big Ben. I was picturing he could be pretty versatile at receiver for them and maybe make some magic like Randle El did ten years ago. Hopefully he can beat out Landry Jones and make the squad.
Good article about Devin preparing for the NFL draft. He talks quite a bit about the beating he took playing QB, especially in 2013.
Gardner doesn't remember making a conscious decision to console Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett last November...
"I feel like I was a human way before I started to play football," Gardner said when asked why he did that. "I wanted to destroy them, but at that time, in that small part of the game, he broke his leg. I felt like any other human who loves people. But as soon as I walked away from him I was ready to destroy them.