Happy MLK day everyone! No matter what you’re doing today, we have you covered with a fresh set of links to kick off your week. Read the articles we’ve gathered today and also take a look at what is coming to our site this week.
When you’re ready, you’re ready I guess. That’s the case for junior forward Karim Ezzeddine, who left the program last week to pursue an opportunity to play professionally overseas. To my knowledge, this leaving college mid-season to go play as a pro doesn’t happen very often. Especially when averaging 4.3 points and 3.6 rebounds a game. Best of luck to him.
Freshman Kendle Moore was brought on slowly to start the season, but he’s come on quickly as of late. Emphasis on the quickly part, as he has been the fastest player on the floor more often than not. Moore is using his speed to make plays on defense, get out in transition and leading fast breaks.
Those were the sentiments by head coach Bryan Harsin and echoed by AD Curt Apsey. There are firm plans in place to replace the famed blue turf on the football field this off-season. They are currently on version five of the field and the last replacement occurred in 2010. Cost is expected to be between $600,000 and $1 million and they plan for this to happen starting in mid-April and going through May.
It hasn’t even happened yet and already Coach Long is trying to downplay the changes to the offense. He wants to move towards incorporating more spread formations rather than traditional power-run formations so teams can stack the box. After this past season, the schemes did need to be evaluated. Will it work in 2019?
This specific story on Tate Martell doesn’t directly impact the MWC, but the bigger point sure does. Transferring is at an all-time high, especially at the quarterback position. With Hurts and potentially Martell being able to play almost immediately, will that open the flood-gates for all future transfers? It wouldn’t be surprising to see new rules coming out over the next year or two to regulate this better before it becomes full on free agency.
On the horizon:
- Later today: The latest MWC Recruiting Roundup, hear from some of the latest commits and weekend visitors.
- Later today: Taking the Temperature: New MBB rankings are out.
- Later today: We preview the MWC players taking part in the Senior Bowl
- Coming Tuesday: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly looks at the running backs from this season.
- Coming Tuesday: East-West Shrine Game Stock Report
- Later this week: A new Stats Corner: How can we measure the Offensive Line?