â†µâ‡¥I received confirmation that Shinskie did break rib(s) and is â†µâ‡¥day-to-day. His status for Northeastern won't be known until much â†µâ‡¥closer to game time. The endless offseason continues. â†µâ†µ
â†µYou know it's bad when the post above references Biblical plagues. I guess it's not Deuteronomy. (Thou shalt not shuffle the fullback on alternate Tuesdays unless you've properly salted him, etc etc etc etc.) If Shinskie isn't available for the opener the task falls to something called a Marscovetra, a two-star freshman. Eagle In Atlanta says such an occurrence would be the "latest and most visible example that the recruiting system has holes in it," which is indisputably true but also seems to miss the large point. Such an occurrence would be the latest and most visible reason that Boston College is going to crater like whoa this year. â†µâ†µ
â†µBoston College isn't the only ACC team to wake up at night in a cold sweat with visions of Kevin Craft and Nick Sheridan in their heads, either. Georgia Tech's still got beastly option QB Josh Nesbitt healthy but was forced to move wide receiver Quentin Sims to quarterback after his two primary backups went down. â†µâ†µ
â†µAnd meanwhile at Miami, Randy Shannon might want to invest in a new quarterbacks coach or maybe just some valium, as the 'Canes top two backups both decided to transfer on the same day less than two weeks before the season starts, leaving Jacory Harris backed up by one (count 'em one!) scholarship backup, and a true freshman at that. Compounding the twin defections is Robert Marve's offseason transfer to Purdue; all told the 'Canes went from well-stocked to terrifyingly thin without taking a snap. â†µâ†µ
â†µIt could always be worse. SEC fans will be treated to a rematch of the epic Crompton-Todd battle this fall, and that's apparently with the full knowledge that these people are Jonathan Crompton and Chris Todd and without anyone referencing rains of frogs. Yet. â†µâ†µ
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