Tuesday, December 05, 2006

More rumors from football

In addition to Ellis, we now hear that Alonso Rojas (our punter, and supposedly the top Fr. punter in the country) is leaving school. Also, DL Thomas James is said to be going home to South Carolina (A r-Fr, he played in all 12 games and made seven tackles). Finally, rumors are that there are 2-3 more that we haven't heard about.

We probably won't get much confirmation on this. In fact, we might not really know until the roster is released for the spring game. Perhaps the Blade will call the players at home to determine if this is true or not.

These defections worry me as much or more than the losing. I know that some will say it is addition by subtraction, but we needed every guy we had to improve and be less young. Now, with James, we have to bring in a true FR again. (I assume we will go JUCO at K and P).

It worries me because it looks like the problem could go beyond a young team rallying for next season. It worries because it could mean that Coach has lost the locker room--and in that case, the program is DOA until new blood comes in.

For now they are just rumors and worries. Let's hope for the best.

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