But the rumor mill on Ash whipsaws both ways - there's a moderator on Scout who believes he's an animal. Brian says he's dogged by a back injury. Is the latter real, or is it a rumor that emerged from crossed lines on Talbott? He played in the spring game, didn't tear it up, but wasn't terrible.
When the opinions swing like this, I think the blogosphere has it wrong (as opposed to say, the Talbott or Pace rumors, which were consistent and turned out to be true). At that point it makes sense to disregard everything, see how many games he gets into this year and how he plays. Ideally he sees garbage time vs. the MAC, gives the starters a blow in key games, and isn't really called upon as a primary contributor until at least next year.