Peppers at 10, which seems low.
Who will finish up the 2013 class has been much discussed on the board, but how will we get the schollies for them? As of this second, there are 23 available for next year. There are currently 23 commits, and assuming they all stay committed (Conley really looks like he's going to stay) we could potentially need 4 more if we get McQuay, Treadwell, Green, and another Olineman. I think it's safe to say Lewan is going pro and Mike Jones won't be returning, but all of the other redshirt juniors had roles on this team. Would we stop at 25 and say no to one or potentially 2 five star players?
The ACC isn't going quietly. Looks as though they decided to be proactive and collect their $52 million. Here is the lawsuit document:
The document establishes the buyout at a little over $52.2 million, actually. Likely filed first so as to be able to file in North Carolina instead of Maryland, maybe bring some of that Dukie refereeing to the table. Strong case in that regard as the lawsuit points out the ACC operates under North Carolina law.
As someone who prefers the ACC stay together, I'm happy to see the conference being proactive here, and IME, the uglier this gets, the better.
Per his Twitter, Michigan offered 2013 OL and current UCLA commitment Kenny Lacy (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe) today during an in-home visit.
Here's his film: LINK
I saw the news in a tweet from ESPN's Trey Wingo @wingoz that Jason Babin, a nominal starter for the Eagles at DE has been released. As someone who has football on the TV in the background often, I noticed that BG was getting a lot of playing time last night, and in key situations too. You'd have to think he's going to get the majority of the reps going forward as the tire fire that is the Eagles (can I even say especially the Eagles' D?) turns into job auditions for next year.
Here's hoping BG can win himself a starting job for next year.
Babin has seen his playing time decrease as the season as gone on. After playing close to every snap in the season opener, Babin saw just a little over half of the snaps against the Carolina Panthers last night. Brandon Graham, the team's former 1st round pick, has started to take snaps from Babin.
Jordan Kovacs was announced as a finalist for the Burlsworth Trophy awarded to the most outstanding walk-on in the country.
The other two finalists are mcgloin from penn state and david quessenberry from san jose state.
I'm bringin this up because it is already being vomited on ad nauseum in every sports media source. For the latest, see eveyone's favorite hated man--Skip Bayless.
The obvious question: does Te'o deserve the Heisman trophy? More importantly to this fan base, how does Te'o's season compare to Charles Woodson's Heisman winning season. (the only primarily defensive player to ever win the award)
Cursory facts to consider:
- Stand out plays (Heisman "moments")
- Overall performance
- Winning a National Championship
- Tough competition (2nd Place Peyton Manning vs...)
- Strength of opposition
- Rest of the team
Have at it!
Edit: I feel like I opened Pandora's box here by mentioning Skip Bayless and some opinions he had. Everyone and their mother has been mentioning Te'o as a Hiesman candidate--Bayless was just the most recent article I
read became aware of.