in town for free camps
Like many of you, I am looking forward to more real news about football. I am particularly curious about the current state of the OL, given Drevno's (and Harbaugh's) track record. The current two deep shows:
|LT||M. Cole||L. Tuley-Tillmann||G. Newsome|
|LG||K. Kalis||D. Dawson||D. Samuelson|
|C||G. Glasgow||P. Kugler|
|RT||E. Magnuson||J. Bushell-Beatty|
How accurate is this? With the commitment palooza, there have been rumblings of medicals and attrition, and I have heard rumors of some of this coming on the OL. Are announcements like this made at any time, or at the beginning of practice in August, or the beginning of the season?
And with commitments from Ben Bredeson, Michael Onwenu, Eric Swenson, and Michigan in the running for Terrance Davis, there is obviously a strong emphasis on bringing in solid OL recruits. I'm thrilled to see this, and also wonder if looking to bring in 4 or 5 on the OL portends attrition on the line. Anyone who can shed light would be greatly appreciated. We want road graders to help both our running backs, and to give time for the passing game to get stronger.
Came across some interesting info (at least interesting enough for the off-season). In 2013, the quarterbacks with the top Wonderlic scores were:
1.Blaine Gabbert 42
2. Alex Smith 40
3. Eli Manning 39
4. Matt Flynn 38
5. Colin Kaepernick 37
For those who are unfamiliar with the Wonderlic test, it is used by the NFL to gauge intelligence. 50 is the maximum score, NFL players overall average about 20.
The reason this is interesting is that 3 of these 5 (Gabbert, Smith, Kaepernick) played for the 49ers under Harbaugh. (Also of note: Andrew Luck was ranked 7th, also with 37). Although it is already known that Harbaugh looks for smart football players, this info illustrates how heavily player intelligence factors into his decisionmaking, and perhaps provides some insight into recent recruiting offers.
The Duquesne Brewing Company said Monday it's rolling out a brew honoring the late Penn State football coach. The Vienna-style lager, which will be available in mid-August, will come in 12-ounce cans featuring Paterno's image and accomplishments. The brewery says it's working with Paterno's family on the beer. A portion of the proceeds will go to charities the family supports.Not sure what the brewery is thinking here. I guess they are playing to their customer base and the idea "all publicity is good publicity."
ESPN does a future rankings (next 3-5 years) and here is the updated ranking:
1. OSU; 2. Alabama; 3. FSU; 4. Auburn; 5. LSU; 6. USC; 7. Clemsons; 8. Georgia; 9. Texas; 10. Oregon; 11. ND; 12. TCU; 13. Texas A&M; 14. Baylor; 15. UM
I think ESPN is under-rating MSU and Florida. Both will be more succesful than Baylor or ND going forward.
Footbawwwww. in June.
It's the Spokane Shock at the Portland Thunder.
Terrance Taylor (2005-2008) has been starting for the Shock for quite awhile now. He even scored a TD on a fumble return awhile back.
Still going strong all these years later.