Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Akins adjusting and other links

No story from the Globe or Herald. Thankfully and ESPN filed practice reports. Akins seems to be adjusting to corner without issue.

BC decommit Arthur Fontaine commited to Georgia. Call it sour grapes, but I am not too concerned about Fontaine.

Here's an article on the development of Claiborne and Flutie.

This article on Will Blackmon really bugged me. He was afraid of punt returning during his time at BC!! Why didn't the coaches do something about that? Glad to see he is adjusting now. Will's a good guy.

The Islanders named BC Guy Scott Gordon head coach.


Eagle1 said...

The Fontaine article almost qualifies as comedy.

"I never thought I'd be in the position now to go to the No. 1 school in the country." You're not, Art. That's probably Harvard or Princeton right now.
All UGA has is a pre-season football rank of #1 this particular moment (which, BTW, is unlikely to hold up for long). I recall a certain team from Chestnut Hill having a ranking of #2 DURING the season last year, which, in my book, counts for more.

"Academically it's a really good school. " Not if you play football. As noted yesterday, UGA graduates, on average, only 45% of its senior football players every year, a statistic among the most dismal of any NCAA program in the country.

"[Fontaine] said [that] he plans on studying social work, education[,] or communications and that Georgia met his academic requirements." No comment really needed there, right?. That pretty much says it all.

Brian said...

Akins had 2 picks, but shouldn't we be concerned about who threw them??

Vincent said...

No not really. The D always has an advantage in practice. They usually know what's coming.