That’s Jeremy Jarmon, acting like a football player
That’s the best title that I could come up with, and, in the interest of continuity, we will be using this headline henceforth. Our hope is that we will update you on Spring practice and any football news at least a couple times a week, unless there is more news that is fit to digitize. Also, we will soon begin outlining the current team, position by position.
Beisner’s provided you with a hearty run-down of the ’09 signees, and we will keep you completely up to date with regard to recruiting.
Alas, some notes:
-Tony Dixon did sustain a knee injury, but the severity of which remains unknown. There is no tear, but he will probably miss significant time this Spring, but it will not end his season. The preliminary diagnosis is a sprained MCL. Though injuries always hurt (double-meaning…nice), running back is a position where the Cats are deep. Derrick Locke, Alfonso Smith, and Moncel Allen all have significant game experience, so a hasty return from Dixon is not entirely necessary.
-There has been much written about position changes, most recently ex-QB Matt Lentz and his recent move to safety. It’s difficult to see him getting much time on the field with Marcus McClinton, Ashton Cobb, and Calvin Harrison returning, but perhaps he will be used on special teams or in certain coverages. Hey, it’s got to be better than being the 4th-string QB. They don’t get a clipboard or a visor.
-Last Saturday, the Cats held their first scrimmage of the Spring, with one following this Saturday, culminating with the Blue-White game next weekend. Mike Hartline shined at quarterback, throwing for 175 yards, connecting on 12-19 passes. Curtis Pulley, on the other hand, was 3-10 for 31 yards and a pick. I know it’s very, very early in the Spring, but is anyone else worried that Pulley may not be the best fit for this offense? Joker has said that he plans to run a pro-style offense, so Pulley’s legs may not be used too much. He is obviously a great athlete who can play many positions, so, if Hartline continues to be strong and consistent, why not use Pulley to shore-up our deflated receiving core? The next couple of weeks may show marked improvement in Pulley’s throwing ability; but, if not, don’t be surprised if Hartline goes into the summer as the front-runner.
-Jeremy Jarmon is truly a man for all seasons. Last year, I recall an interview where he said that he had aspirations of becoming a lawyer or a politician. Now, he is the lead of the UK production of Weak/Side/Help. The play runs from tonight through Saturday, as well as April 17-20, so get your tickets now to see Jarmon dwarf a bunch of normal-sized people on a stage. In news that is more relevant to the goals of this website, Jarmon returned to practice on Monday after a short hiatus following successful arthriscopic knee surgery.
As I said, we’ll get more in-depth in the coming days.