Heights and weights aside, the Herd is going to need some defensive ends sooner than later. If two of these three big guys pan out, all the better.
(Manning and his receivers just might shut up that Richard Sherman guy, too.)
The thing about Manning's one Super Bowl title is this: He did it with the Indianapolis Colts, a feat deserving of double credit. Just like Drew Brees with the New Orleans Saints. Whoever led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to their title gets triple credit.
Was it Brad Johnson? I forget.
A lot of you have forgotten John Youboty, I figure. Guilty as charged here.
The 6-4, 258-pound defensive end out of Temple won't play Sunday, but will be rewarded for his full season on the developmental squad.
Youboty remains one of the stranger stories in recent MU history. One of the prized recruits of the Snyder era, he was medically ruled out of football because of a congenital narrowing of the spinal column. He got a second opinion and a second chance to play at Temple, where he was second-team All-Big East as a senior in 2012.
You know, the year the Herd gave up a 5,481 total yards and 517 points?
I wondered for a few days if I shouldn't send in my resume after half the coaching fraternity turned down the team's head coaching job, but the joy of the pay hike would wear off in a minute and a half. Welcome to head coaching, Mike Pettine.
Being the 20th candidate on the hiring list is not bad - everybody forgets the hiring process when the wins or losses pile up.
Or when the Browns take the bait and draft the NFL's next quarterback bust, Johnny Manziel.
ANSWER: Dead tie, at 1-5. Donnie Jones' Knights aren't enjoying the windfall promised by joining the Big E, er, American Athletic Conference.
Herd fans, there's your ray of sunshine in a gloomy basketball season. That and home games this week against Florida International and Florida Atlantic.
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