Monday, June 18, 2007

Round of Reubens

Never heard of a drive-by knifing.Pacman Jones + strip club + guns = blah blah shooting blah blah suspension blah blah no charges yet. We've been down this road so many times it isn't even worth making a joke. But eventually if he keeps doing this it will be funny again. Then it will get old again.

In some better news future Mountaineers have been participating in many all-star games recently and with some success. We may have a whole team of players capable of playing quarterback eventually. From the Plain Dealer:

Najee Goode is intent on being the best linebacker he can be for West Virginia University. And maybe, just maybe, the Benedictine graduate could play a little quarterback in a pinch.

"They have a lot of quarterbacks there," Goode said of West Virginia. "I'll be glad to help any way I can."

Goode threw three touchdown passes in a span of 4:42 during the second quarter, and he iced the East win with a late 77-yard touchdown scamper before a crowd of more than 2,500 at John Carroll University.

In another all-star game:
Kentucky's Keith Tandy threw for 113 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Kentucky All-Stars to a 38-24 win over Tennessee last night in Lexington. Kentucky trailed 21-10 at halftime but outscored Tennessee 28-3 in the second half for the team's fifth win in the last six games between the border rivals.

Tandy, who is headed to West Virginia, directed the decisive drive with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Kentucky Mister Football and Louisville-bound Douglas Beaumont with six and a half minutes remaining.

One player that won't be used at QB is Gino Gradkowski although his brother has played a little for Tampa Bay. Gino joined WVU signee's Will Johnson, Julian Miller, and CJ Mathews in the Big 33 Game and moved to center for the first game in his career as he could see playing time there or at his natural guard position as a freshman as there have been indications that Gino could be a freshman to make the traveling squad.

Morgantown's Junius Lewis will be playing this week in a North-South all-star game which I would assume would be for WV and not the entire country based on the article.

Finally, MSN has a story up about Steve Slaton's recovery from post-season surgery here. There isn't anything shocking in the story, but if you go to the main page here you can watch an interviews with either Slaton or Eddie Davis where Davis admits he never lifted weights while in high school which is amazing that he was recruited as a DI football player then. Who does he think he is Herschel Walker? I believe Steve is on his 10th hairstyle in the last 5 months.

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