Thursday, January 17, 2008

In preparation for tonight's AZ game

A classic line from ESPNClassic: I was watching the 2004 Arizona/Stanford game on the Classic and caught this statement from Dick Vitale.
Vitale: "Lute Olson was telling me today, he was raving about a kid Daniel Dillon who he can't wait to get from Australia."

That Arizona collapse by the way, doesn't get any easier to watch. Maybe it was a precursor to the Illinois debacle. Damn you Nick Robinson.

Three high school recruits who committed to Arizona have changed their minds and given verbals to ASU. All three were four star recruits and one, Ryan Bass will reportedly head ASU's 2008 class. I can't possibly imagine what kind of spin Mike Stoops puts on this disaster. It's distressing to hear any recruit backing out of his verbal, but it's a lot more distressing to hear they've signed with the Sun Devils. I have trouble fathoming how Stoops will save his job this year considering the majority of last season's defense is gone and his recruiting prowess has taken a hit. His pride, I'm sure has taken a hit as well after the recent developments.

The Wildcats did nab a 335 pound lineman from St. Bonaventure (Ventura) High School. The problem is he's a 3-star recruit and most websites list him at 360, which could either be a good thing or a bad thing.

According to this ESPN column, Bobby Petrino is an evil, evil man and should not be around your kids. Memo to young coaches, don't be like this guy.

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