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Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
15 National Championships and one Urban Meyer heart attack, Roll Tide. 23 NC's in wrestling and one badass Herky, Go Hawks.
I like Jewell probably more than you guys do but I still consider him 3rd best among the group. He is hard to judge because he didn't go against bigger school guys like Spearman did in Chicago and he didn't go to any "camps" to play against top competition. When I watched how well he got off blocks, weaved through garbage and found the ball, I thought of how many times last season I wached our guys missing tackles because they didn't do that. Sometimes the bigger High school LB's can shove their blockers around and just go through them, but when they get to college they have to learn to disengage.
I also believe that if your taking a chance on a player then make sure he can at least play in that third phase, special teams. I think Jewell should be pretty good at it. I believe that as he gets bigger (He played his senior season at 6'2" & 207#'s) and stronger then he has a real chance at playing.
This post was edited by CrestHawk69 on 2/11/2013 at 1:11 PM
3A Iowa, State Football Champions. MVP. Player of the year Josey Jewell
'Texan by birth, Hawkeye by the Grace of God'
Has there been any talk of Spearman moving to DE? With his speed of the edge, one would think he could do some damage at DE after putting on a few pounds.
C+ for this LB class
Jewell is a head scratcher, and probably should have been a grey shirt or preferred walk-on. Kenny and Spearman were solid B's.
Oh, and Brad, love ya bro, but please don't mention Angerer's name in relation to any of these kids. Pat was a special player who we will not see the likes of again for quite a while, so its really unfair to them to say they may "develop" into a Angerer type player. Just like it's unfair to say "so-n-so may be the next Bob Sanders/Dallas Clark/Robert Gallery/etc." With Pat it was 99% heart/desire. His mentality to the game is/was FIERCE. The guy demanded the same from his teammates and was a true leader. Our defense has not been the same since he left imo. I'm not saying these kids don't have heart/desire, but I haven't read any where that compares any of them to a level of Angerer and his approach to the game. Basically, you either are an Angerer type player, or you're not....there's no developing into it.
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