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Linebacker Chad Muma was a force in the shortened 2020 season. He posted 71 tackles in only 6 games last fall, and was recognized for his efforts with all-MWC honors. NFL buzz is starting to swirl around him, but Muma isn’t thinking about that. Instead, he is focused on what he and his teammates can do this upcoming season.
The question of course would be is the defense that strong or is the offense struggling that much? A plethora of sacks, a trio of interceptions, and overall just limiting big plays were all highlights for the defense. To be fair, spring games usually have a vanilla playbook, and there is a new offensive system in place, but there is a lot of work to do between now and August.
This is one of those stories that is not fun to report on. WR Tony Evans Jr, a signee in the 2021 class for the Cowboys was slated to join the program for the upcoming season. It was reported he was shot and killed in the Dallas area early Sunday morning. He was only 17 years old.
The NCAA is expected to release guidelines on the impending end to the recruiting dead period. One of those guidelines could be the end to the so-called “Saban Rule”. This was a preemptive ruling that prohibited head coaches from going out on the road recruiting during the spring evaluation period. This was done when Nick Saban took the Alabama job, thinking he would dominate the recruiting circuit. Good thing that was avoided! (sarcasm). Now the hope is allowing head coaches back on the road can even the recruiting playing field a bit.
Boise State included in the Charleston Classic lineup.
Sources: The field for the 2021 Charleston Classic has been finalized.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 9, 2021
On the horizon:
- Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup, featuring the latest news and offers.
- Coming Tuesday: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Defensive Backs Preview
- Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: The NCAA Loves to Fix What Isn’t Broken.