I’m watching all the games at once, so no one can ever accuse me of slacking…
Southern Miss at South Carolina
-Offense. With Spurrier calling the plays, S.C. seems energized.
-Alshon Jeffrey. From a scouting standpoint his route running is sloppy, and he pushes off far too much, but this kid has the potential to be special.
-Austin Davis. Southern Miss’ Qb runs through his progressions quicker than any QB in college football. Sadly his team is athletically over-matched tonight. Makes accurate throws, poised in the pocket, I like what I see here.
-Marcus Lattimore. S.C. has a a beast. Shows good burst, excellent hips, great change of direction, and runs with power. Future 1st rounder.
-Stephen Gilmore. Has absolutely locked down DeAndre Brown in the first half.
The bad and the ugly–
-DeAndre Brown. Southern Miss vertical threat has been anything but a threat so far. Need to see more physicality out of a guy his size.
-Southern Miss defense. I’ve really had my eye on Cordarro Law, a prospect I like, but that defense is imploding, and this is shaping up to be an ugly night for them
Marshall at Ohio State
-Brandon Saine. Eight carries, 103 yards, two Tds at the half. Is probably only a third down bakc at the next level, but man does he have some wheels on him.
-Martin Ward. Marshall’s running back only got 4 carries in the first half, but showed excellent vision, great burst, and runs with authority. marshall needs to get him more touches.
Florida A&M at Miami
-Leonard Hankerson. Flying a bit under the radar, Hankerson’s game should help push him into a lot of top ten receiver lists. Six catches, 114 yards, two TDs..at the half!
Don’t be fooled by the numbers:
-Jacory Harris. Harris showed good accuracy, but has incredibly low velocity on his throws. Chad Pennington succeeded at the next level in spite of low ball velocity, but I can’t think of another recent player who has.
More to come…
-Something I neglected to mention earlier, is that Terrell Pryor looks much improved as a passer. He has looked more like a quarterback that happens to athletic, rather than the other way around. He still has that odd release, and I want to see how he does against a team with any semblance of a defense, but it appears as though the early reports out of Columbus about Pryor’s improvement were founded.
-An opinion I voiced last season, and would like to reiterate now, Ellis Johnson is the best defensive coordinator in college football.
–Hawaii’s HB Alex Green runs with power and speed. I’d like to see him run out of the I, instead of always running out of the “pistol.”