Nightly Roundup: January 8, 2020

Nightly Roundup: January 8, 2020

January 8, 2020

I like Brady Hoke, so I hope he finds success at SDSU again:

Hit the jump for more.

Speaking of former coaches/(players), here’s some news about Nick Sheridan:

George Perles, famous ’round these parts for coaching at MSU, has died at the age of 85 (LINK).

Good news: Alabama has a running back in the transfer portal!
Bad news: His name doesn’t rhyme with Hajee Narris.

Ford was the #12 all-purpose back and #370 overall in the 2018 class.

How would you feel about Phil Jurkovec, the Notre Dame QB entering the portal? He was a 4-star, the #4 dual-threat quarterback, and #83 overall in 2018, the same class as Joe Milton. He was 12/16 for 222 yard and 2 touchdowns in 2019.

Back when Cade Mays was coming out of high school, I thought it was a little odd (but not totally unprecedented) when he chose Georgia over Tennessee, where his dad played. Well…now the Mays family is suing Georgia, and Cade is transferring to Tennessee (LINK).


  1. Comments: 1863
    Joined: 1/19/2016
    Jan 08, 2020 at 10:50 PM

    Not surprising about the ND QB, with Ian Book announcing his return. Top 10 QBs don’t like sitting on a depth chart these days. Just not very common

  2. Comments: 1357
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Jan 09, 2020 at 6:21 AM

    I’ve told this one before, but …

    Probably the single greatest eye opener of my life watching football came from sitting in an end zone seat watching a Perles coached Spartan team play defense against us. It was remarkable in that the run scheme was almost completely designed to allow Percy Snow to run untouched, straight to the football. It was a thing of beauty.

    In watching old NFL clips well after the fact, it’s easy to see how the exact same scheme was significant help in putting Jack Lambert into the Hall Of Fame.

    • Comments: 6285
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      Jan 09, 2020 at 1:45 PM

      Now and days they’d just option him off or burn him in pass coverage.

  3. Comments: 27
    Joined: 9/25/2019
    Jan 09, 2020 at 1:01 PM

    At least Brady didn’t have too walk to far this time around.

  4. Comments: 6285
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Jan 09, 2020 at 1:45 PM

    Very nice.

  5. Comments: 6285
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Jan 09, 2020 at 1:47 PM

    Good to see Hoke and Sheridan rise up.

    I wouldn’t take a transfer QB unless he’s a clearcut upgrade. It’s good for the program if they are growing their own talent internally rather than relying on transfers every year.

    • Comments: 523
      Joined: 8/12/2015
      Jan 09, 2020 at 2:48 PM

      I agree … I’d be disappointed if Harbaugh went to the transfer market for another QB. That would likely send McCaffrey or Milton (or both) packing, and would send a bad signal to future QB recruits. Rudock was a clearly needed stop-gap; Patterson was seen as a clear upgrade vs. what they had ready to go. But the time has come to use what’s in your own garden …

      • Comments: 6285
        Joined: 8/11/2015
        Jan 10, 2020 at 1:14 PM

        The options weren’t very good when Patterson was brought over either. Speight had a broken back and wanted to transfer away. Peters was ineffective as a sophomore. McCaffrey was just a freshman.

        I think he was both an upgrade and a stop-gap.

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