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1. Bobby Petrino is not sitting all-around now that he’s in Faculty Station. He is taken an active purpose in recruiting and has even gone to check out new QB Marcel Reed in Tennessee. That’s a superior go, for the reason that he is acquired to do some providing of his procedure and his romance with Jimbo Fisher to make absolutely sure any and all worries are alleviated.
2. 4-star QB Jaden Rashada has asked for out of his Florida NLI (national letter of intent) simply because his NIL (identify, picture, likeness) deal, value a claimed $13 million, failed to come by. This ought to be the stage in which donors and programs draw the line. $13 million is a absurd sum and it really is tricky to rationalize it for a true freshman of any kind. But Florida’s donors ought to have regarded far better. They screwed the software and its reputation by failing to fulfill what was envisioned. Now that they’ve produced this mess by bidding players up, it really is up to these “conglomerates” to restrain them selves. Which they either will, and NIL will locate an equilibrium, or they would not and it’ll all implode.
3. The grass is just not usually greener when you hit the transfer portal. Previous A&M receiver Caleb Chapman is leaving Oregon after a person season and a person catch for 15 yards. If he experienced trapped all over at A&M, specifically as 1 receiver following an additional was possibly injured or suspended, he’d have experienced large numbers last period. Now, he is down to one single period that will make or split his NFL odds, and odds are stacked quite strongly towards him proper now.
4. The amount that sticks out about Alabama WR Tyler Harrell, who frequented A&M nowadays, is 4.24. That’s his laser-timed 40-lawn-dash time (in 2021). Harrell was one particular of Petrino’s past signees at Louisville, so there’s a historical past there and he could certainly be an asset if he can keep healthy.
5. Tomorrow night’s activity towards Florida is substantial for A&M on numerous fronts, but this is the biggest: they started 4- in conference perform last calendar year before losing 8 in a row. Florida has been their toughest opponent so significantly for the duration of SEC play, so beating them 2 times would silence some doubters and send out some ghosts packing.
6. Aggie baseball is ranked 5th in D1 Baseball’s preseason poll. Their to start with 3 meeting opponents? #1 LSU, at #2 Tennessee, #4 Ole Miss. A team could go 1-2 in just about every of all those 3 matchups and still finish up in Omaha.
7. The Aggie protection has been sturdy in conference participate in. Florida shot 45.5%, thanks to a incredibly hot next 50 percent, but given that then, nobody’s cracked 40%. LSU shot 34.7% from the field, Missouri 38.9% and South Carolina 38%. That will win you some online games.
8. The transfer portal closes tomorrow, and will reopen in between May possibly 1 and May perhaps 15. That signifies players are unable to enter it won’t necessarily mean teams won’t be able to signal the types by now in. And grad transfers can go in at any time. Yeah, the open and closed dates are very a great deal worthless.
9. Polynesian Bowl methods are underway, and tell me that’s not a bowl you’d go to participate in in. In any case, there are some people reporting on techniques and a single player on protection retains on grabbing people’s awareness for all the right motives: DJ Hicks.
Huh. Go determine.
10. I keep coming again to this, but I genuinely do like the idea of making use of Donovan Green and/or Jake Johnson as slot receivers. It really is not like it has not been performed just before by Jimbo or Petrino — heck, seem at Jace Sternberger and Jalen Wydermyer. I believe the two men have the means to be productive in that position.