Busy Donahue, sailing win, Herzy quote and other links
The basketball roster filled out a bit with three new players. I don't expect any of them to be big factors, but it is nice to round out the roster. Plus the new crew had pretty good success with walkons and post grads last season. Donahue also has offers out to members of the 2013 class.
Admittedly I have a hard time keeping up with the different contests, but the sailing team picked up another title.
The other day in my Stanley Cup post, I failed to recognize Cory Schneider as a key backup for Vancouver. (Thanks to Peter F and the others who called me out.) Although he's from Massachusetts, his family is clearly rooting for the Canucks.
Mark Herzlich raised a few eyebrows with this quote: "I'll be the Cam Newton of free agency..." Personally I think the USA Today took his quote out of context. It makes him seem like an overly cocky guy...especially considering he wasn't drafted. However, if you read the full quote in context, you would quickly realize that Mark still has perspective.
Assessing his current value, Herzlich chuckled, "I'll be the Cam Newton of free agency, who knows?"I bolded the key phrases.
This has been floating around for a few days but I thought it was worth highlighting. I hope someone from BC can get through to Spaz that he needs to change his approach to the media. The poor us, empty cupboard stuff is charming when you've won championships. When you are coming off mediocre seasons the poor us meme just kills marketing.
Of BC's current seniors, Donnie Fletcher might strongest NFL prospect.
It looks like former Eagle Alejandro Bedoya will be playing for the US squad this summer.
BC is still in play for Georgia Tight End Joshua Parris.
Reggie Jackson did have surgery in May, which explains why he did not take part in some predraft workouts.
Although I wanted BC to take advantage of the NFL Lockout, I didn't have Patriots' practices in mind.
Luke Kuechly should be on multiple preseason All America lists.