Sunday, July 26, 2009
Its not often that the LSU Tigers venture into Big 10 country looking for players, but when they do, they generally target the best. Today, word started to circulate that James Barrett, the 6'4 272lb Center from Illinois committed to the Tigers. OFFLRecruiting.com had ranked Barrett the #2 overall prospect in the nation and tabbed him as a "celebrity recruit." For more on the Barrett commitment and other LSU recruiting stories, click on the LSU Tigers link which will bring you to The Geauxlden Tiger Blog.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Halfback – Speed
6’2” 223 lbs
Top Schools: Georgia, Florida, Florida State
Baker is lightning in a bottle – outstanding speed combined with agility and acceleration. Power running is not part of his game, but his speed and ability to break tackles makes him a dangerous outside threat.
Center – Run Block
6’4” 272 lbs
Top Schools: LSU, Texas, Notre Dame
Barret has all the makings of an All-American Center who will likely play on Sundays. Great strength and blocking skills will make him the cornerstone of an offensive line for years to come.
Cornerback – Balanced
6’0” 180 lbs
Top Schools: Ohio State, Notre Dame, Florida
McBride has the pure athleticism required to shine in the college secondary - great speed and acceleration with a strong vertical. Combined with good man and zone coverage skills, he’ll be a shutdown corner early in his college career.
Monday, July 20, 2009
If all goes as planned, I'd like to launch tomorrow. I'll send invites, we'll get our pre-season stuff done, and start week one on schedule, on Thursday. All of this, of course, is tentative. Rosters must be complete. The patch must be on time. We got the rules and new recruiting guidelines in place, so we're good there. By the way, READ THE RULES! Not knowing does not equal innocence. Some of the penalties have gone up. Know what will happen if you goof. Oh, and check out our new GameDay logo.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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Thursday, June 18, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Perhaps the most interesting thing about this deal is the fact that no one saw it coming. When asked about the deal, Ohio State coach Archie Griffin said, "Well, we just felt it wasn't anybody's business. We want to play the best, and they're the best, or pretty close to it, at least."
Some call the agreement a bit of a swipe at the Buckeyes' traditional rival, the Michigan Wolverines, since Ohio State's decision now places Notre Dame as the final game of the year instead of Michigan, a team that has struggled of late. When asked about it, coach Griffin said this:
The game happens when it happens because we couldn't find any other way to get it done. And anyone who says Michigan is no longer the primary game on our schedule ... well, they just don't know (expletive) about Ohio State football.
While the home and away details have not yet been worked out, the two schools both seem committed to the idea of a long term agreement. For the Buckeyes, this likely means a lighter early schedule to compensate for the tough late schedule, and for the Irish, it probably means getting rid of one of its other Big Ten rivalries. While some believe Michigan State will likely be replaced by the Buckeyes on the Irish schedule, some insiders feel it is time to sever ties with in-state rival Purdue. But there is a strong contingent of Irish faithful who believe none of these games should go, so no one can say right now what will happen. However, we will watch the situation with interest.