So, one season morphs to another. Spring practice is underway, and there is some news out of Camp Clawson.
The thing that has been most on the mind of the Falcon Nation has been Andre Givens, a RB who was once a huge recruit in Ohio. He went to Pitt and then a prep school and now he is at BG. Coach mentioned him in his signing-day presser, he was enrolled last year and expected to be in Spring Practice. So, when the Spring Prospectus came out and there was NO Andre Givens on the roster, there was some concern.
According to Jack Carle in today's Sentinel Tribune... (Monday)
He (Givens) is now enrolled at Bowling Green, but is not yet on the team, as he attempts to gain his eligibility.
"Hopefully, Andre Givens will get himself eligible," Clawson said. "He's in school taking classes. He has to pass so many credits with a certain GPA (grade-point average). If he does that he will become eligible in the fall and practice with us in fall camp."
So, I think we have to move Mr. Givens to question mark status until the academics clear up. BG is certainly not weak at RB, with MAC FOY Samuel, Hopgood, and Jamel Martin in the fold, but there is no way a guy like Givens doesn't help you in this league.
Two other things in Carle's story as news...
First, some movement on the O-line.
- First, Kyle Bryant who played LT until he was injured will move to RT.
- Roussos, who played RT, will move to RG, where he will compete with Alex Huettel, who showed promise on the scout team.
- Dominic Flewellyn, who Clawson says was BG's most consistent guy on the O-line and Bojicic, will move to LG.
- Fahn Cooper and Darion Delaney will compete at LT.
- Chip Robinson will play C, competing with Kelii Kekuewa, the JUCO transfer who is here for Spring Ball.
Certainly interesting. LT is generally considered the most important spot, so I think that it is interesting that two untried guys are ahead of Bryant. I'm not sure why it matters that Flewellyn plays LG, unless it is also for blind side support. Coach also noted the important aspect of competition on the O-line....as he always (always) does.
One last thing. Jordan Hopgood is not practicing this Spring. He is "banged up."
Jack is going to look at the defense on Tuesday and (I assume) special teams on Wednesday, so it will be interesting to see if we get high quality information nuggets like these in those previews as well.