Wednesday, August 16, 2006

News Things

Josh Jenkins is ready to commit to WVU. At 6'5" and 285 going into his Junior year, he still has a lot of room to grow. There is a ton of time between now and February 2008, but I think he has a chance to be good, and I'm glad he's looking to WVU.

This bit from the Parkersburg News and Sentinal:

"I told coach Mac (assistant Mark McCullough) the other day that if WVU offers me on Sept. 1, that I'd probably take a close look at it and then commit," explained the lineman.

"It (WVU) is just a great place to be," said Jenkins. "They treat you good up there and they have a great football program. "Plus, it's close enough that my mom, family and friends can come up and watch me play." Should Jenkins carry through with his plans to become a Mountaineer following his senior year, he would become the third member of his family to play football on the Division I level.

In other news, three true freshman are expected to get to play this year according to this article from Mitch Vingle of the Charleston Gazette.

"We'’ll know more after the scrimmage Saturday, but the DBs have the best chance,’" Rodriguez said. "Boogie Allen and Guesly Dervil are right now ahead of the other true freshmen. Them and walk-on Max Anderson, just because of the need for fullbacks and special teams players."

One can certainly bank on Allen playing this season. And there are two reasons. First, the Mountaineers have little choice. They are in dire need of reserve cornerbacks.

The thing that strikes me as being odd is that this team was so young last year. It could just be that everyone is thin somewhere, and WV has immediate needs at backup positions in the secondary. I feel pretty confident in the guys that will be starting and I'm looking forward to what the backups can do.

Mike Burke of the Cumberland Times-News is planning on staying home this year for the game. I seriously hope nothing like what he describes happens this year, but for using the Appalachian slur, Jaspers, you sir, get one of these...

Is there a couch in there somewhere?

Oh heck, why not a few more

My first concert at 7 years old was Johnny Cash. Somehow I feel blessed at the moment.

Tenacious D is with me on this! Sort of.

An lastly, here's one from Frank Zappa to you Mike


Cool Hand Mike said...

I tell ya. Life ain't easy for a boy named Sue.

Johnny said...

I love Johnny Cash!!!!! For anyone that hasn't seen "Walk the Line", get it, watch it, and love it! Great movie!