@Czechdays: I'll be here, chatting and writing stories, starting around 6 a.m. Sip will be here too. We'll have full coverage on the site all day. I encourage you to join me. We'll keep tabs with each announcement. The drama will run into the afternoon too. Elijah Blades, for example, isn't announcing until around 3 p.m. CST. And he's not the only one out West waiting until the aftneroon.
@BojiHusker: Hand-wringing season never stops. To your question, I say we'll have to wait and see what they put on the field in September. Because you're going to hear some positive things out of camp. You're going to hear about some good young linemen on the rise. And it might all be promising. But a guy like yourself, which I can respect, is going to want to see them do it when it counts, right? So we'll talk about it for about seven months but whatever I say won't matter, and whatever fans think won't matter. All that will matter is if they are bulldozing some dudes in the fall. Development must show itself, yes. I do think Cavanaugh has definitely recruited guys who, on paper and off their film, seem like the kind of guys you want to bring in.
@Redrealist: I don't sense this is something up in the air right now. I think you see how that young nucleus grows over the next 14 months.
@Derek: Yes, indeed. I'll be starting it off. Going to start at 6 or 7. Maybe 7. Because I think I might be talking to myself if we get going too early.
@Redrealist: My prediction is Tanner Lee.
@GaryDolan: Absolutely. Whatever people think about the Yori situation, that was separate from her, and I think you'd have to say she basically walked into a situation where she had to start laying the first bricks of the foundation. It's not all that different, honestly, than when Yori started and the first year was real rough but time was given for her to build it up.
@Zadi: Sometimes it's smarter, and useful, to be a good dancer.
@Zadi: OK, but set the alarm for 5.
@Taylor I don't know if he's underrated but I really like Ben Miles. I think this staff sees specific ways to use him and could see him being one of those true freshmen who get a chance early. Fullback/H-back. I think we saw in the Jano breakout year how valuable a guy like that can be. Also, I mentioned last night on Twitter that Brenden Jaimes is a player I keep hearing really good things about from people who have actually see him in person. He's at a position of need too, since he's a tackle. Another guy I'd mention is Deiontae Watts. Some sites have him as a four-star. His commitment and recruitment has been kind of quiet, but he shouldn't slip to the background tomorrow when you think about good gets in this class.
@Robin: I would pick the Falcons if it was a normal Sunday in October, because that offense is just a handful right now, but like you, I lean Pats because they are used to the Super Bowl circus. I don't have just one go-to snack. Sometimes my wife and I fondue, but it stinks up the house, so you have to weigh the pros and cons. I might just ask instead if you can bring over extras from your shindig. Sounds like a pretty good deal.
@Robin: I don't think that many are. I get people want to see something happen pretty soon since it is Year 5. But I think if you look at the current makeup of the roster and some of the recruits in waiting, the idea that he wouldn't be around next year to try to make that go doesn't make a lot of sense, nor do I consider it a serious topic at the moment.
@BojiHusker: Don't believe he goes with the hockey goalkeeper pronunciation, no.
@lredeugene: No names to report. Certainly will come up at the press conference tomorrow, though. That's at 4 p.m.
@marcus: As long as they get a DB tomorrow, I'd say they rounded out their requirements for scholarship count pretty well, although, watch the WR situation. Because they had only 5 scholarship guys prior to this class. It's why you've heard and read they could take as many as five. If they ended up with just three, I don't think they are in a desperate situation given good walk-ons like Reimers, Rahn and Conor Young, but they need to consistently keep filling that cupboard. That goes for every spot though. Tight end is also a position I'd highlight. They now have Rafdal and Allen to join Engelhaupt, Stoll and Synder as recent recruits. But they really need a couple of those guys to become players this year. Senior Tyler Hoppes is probably the tight end going into spring, but they need to feel good about three or four guys there by the time they are in mid-August.
@CallumGrevas: Geez, that's a toughie. I really don't think they get Lewis so I guess I'd say Bryan Thompson, but I don't know that I feel real strongly about that one either. I think Thompson would be a big score, by the way. Could use a big-body addition like that.
@Dick: Yes, in the big picture I think so. If you don't have the right guy at that position, one great four-star isn't going to save an operation who doesn't have a strong leader at the top.
@NewportRed: Mr. Zeleny is doing just fine for himself. As for my credibility? I just do my best to report fairly, and apparently am in a better mood than you seem to be. Cheers.