Tuesday, June 23, 2009
But who, Rivals homepage? Who?
This sort of thing cracks me up: Rivals has some news about "one of Auburn's top signees in the 2009 recruiting class" who "could compete immediately for playing time at the quarterback position" and just happens to look exactly like Tyrik Rollison ... but to find out who that signee is, you're really going to have to go behind the paywall, sorry. Honestly, they should have just gone all the way and referred to him as "this signee, whose name rhymes with Blyrik Blollison."
As for the actual news, well, until there's some official, public word from the NCAA Clearinghouse (or Rollison's Facebook page ... no update yet, jrs?) I'm holding off on the kazoos. But obviously Rollison's qualification has never looked more likely, that much we can say.
UPDATE: Commence kazooing: he's in.
Immediate reax: whether you buy Rollison's substantial recruiting hype or not, whether you think any true freshman quarterback is capable of coming in and contributing immediately, whatever you think of Burns, Caudle, and Chris Todd 2: Son of Todd, the fact is that Auburn cannot have a successful 2009 season without lining up someone competent at quarterback. Having Rollison on campus puts one more bullet in the chamber, one more shot at having that someone emerge from the scrum and taking this team by the reins. Maybe that person will be Rollison; more likely--he is a freshman after all--it won't be. But that extra bullet could also make all the difference, and I'm damn, damn glad it's there.