I couldn't help reminiscing about the prior regime when I read "he had such a great week of preparation" in this article:
His NFL numbers are better than the ones he had a Michigan. Seems crazy ...
This is neither a snarky comment nor an attempt to troll (or be trolled); I honestly am seeking the opinion of those smarter than me in football.
How could Thomas Rawls be THIS obviously good (incredible burst, great power and balance) and have been so seemingly insignificant when he was on our team for 2 years? I know some will say "Hoke duh" or "Jackson being Jackson", but seriously were they THAT bad?
I remember Sam Webb saying this dude was the REAL deal; seems Sam has a better eye for talent than our perivous staff?
Ok got that off my chest.
Rawl's first rushing TD was a good one. From the broadcast, says it was the 2nd-longest rushing TD for the NFL this season, and I think they said it was Seattle's first rushing TD of the season. Rawls behind two others of more fame and experience, but their injuries are his opportunities.
Ray Vinopal of Pitt and Thomas Rawls of CMU, both former Wolverines, have been signed by the Dallas Cowboys.
Update: Rawls has disappeared from the list of new Cowboys. Somebody else made a thread for him. Let's make this one about Vinopal.
For the second straight week, Rawls racked up over 100 yards for CMU, this time against Big Ten cellar dweller Purdue. He had 31 carries for 155 yards and 2 TDs.
Some Purdue fans remember this guy from his Michigan days, others were wondering where the F*** CMU got this guy. Via Hammer and Rails Game Thread:
This Rawls kid is Big Ten quality and he's killing us.
He's a grad transfer from Michigan
Sooo, you’re right.
Yeah, I know. He's one of the lucky few who gets to beat up on us for two different teams.
Put everyone on Rawls
And you might stop them. Then again…
#5 is running the other way when he sees Rawls coming
Rawls up the middle, first down - calling it
"This Rawls kid"; epic.
Also a game recap from WXYZ Detroit mentions Rawls.
Happy to see the kid do well. Go Blue!!
Central Michigan held on for a 20-16 victory over the vaunted Chattanooga Mocs last night, but there was a bright spot for CMU...former UM running back Thomas Rawls rushed for 123 yards and one TD on 25 carries. He also caught 2 passes for 7 yards.
I'm really happy for the guy, glad he found a landing spot and hopefully he finishes his career strongly for the Chips.
Box score HERE