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Friday, August 03, 2007

It's never too early to start the recruting process...

Yes, Sam McGuffie is very, very very impressive. But, being typical college football fans, it's time to start looking toward the future, when he's gone in a few years.


Check out the clip below of 12 year old Cody Paul in his Pee Wee football league. Holy shit!

(HT: BC)


Killing My Liver said...

Is anyone else disturbed by this ? The kid is amazing, without a doubt, but do we need slo-mo and editing. He's playing against pre teen kids, ans I think the editing is a bit much. More than likely the video is made by the parents already banking on their payday. Vile is the word that comes to mind.
However, it was nice to see the old triple option.

John said...

i bet he has a buckstache

DanteJones said...

Jesus Christ when will it end?

$20 says this kid's dad gets arrested for biting the nose of a referee.

maxr said...

There, fixed it for ya:

$20 says the kid gets arrested for biting the nose of a referee.

Ram61 said...

Is it sad that he would start for Eastern Michigan?

Corey said...

The vision, the moves, the will, and the sportsmanship. Where is the permanent marker ... no he just flips the ball to the Ref and goes back to the huddle.

the kid is impressive regardless of what you all think about his parents or the stupid editing of the home video.

Kids got moves, vision and drive plan and simple.

Killing My Liver said...

Well, if you're going to disect his performance: He runs too upright, could not be an every down back with that style. He lacks size and strength, he would have a problem with the bigger lineman.
If you look at my first post, I did give the kid credit, but as stated before, there is no need for such promotion. A simple home movie would have showed the childs ability, no need for "posterizing" 12 year old kids.

Da Braylon said...

The coaches' poll is out today: http://mgoblog.blogspot.com/2007/08/michigan-fifth-in-coaches-poll.html

lloydmustgo said...

I remember when this blog use to be funny

Yost said...

I guess you get what you pay for, eh, Lloyd?

Thank you so very much for your thoughtful comment.

One Man Gang said...

I would be willing to bet there are literally thousands of kids that look tthis good in their respective Pop Warner leagues...their parents just aren't all online like this kid's, trying to start a PR blitz.

I mean come on, how many of us went to jr. high with one freakshow who was a foot taller, 50 lbs heavier, and significantly more coordinated than everyone else in his grade? ALL OF US.

katherine said...

All the info I've seen on this video: Cody is 13...his 15 year old brother made the video, not his parents, so enough about that. Like, really, "Make It Rain"?...my parents have never even heard of Lil Wayne or Fat Joe nonetheless would edit a video to their song. His team is the no.1 Pop Warner team in the nation in their division and they are from somewhere in Florida. He's, I'm assuming by his age, going to be an 8th grader this fall.

And "one man gang," the kid is actually pretty normal sized compared to the other kids, it's not like he's extraordinarily taller/heavier than the others. I mean, that's the thing, he stacks up the same as all of the other kids, and still owns them. He's got some serious moves. Who knows how he will do in h.s. but that blocking was absolutely sick. You just don't see blocking like his teammates gave him at that age...so kudos to the coaches for giving those kids that much dicipline. That was obviously a great team he was on, and he helped as well.

However, his speed out does every other kid he's playing against (yes I'm taking into account the sped-up nature of many of the plays). And he's also got really nice moves. He's about to be in high school, so it's not like the level of play is extremely premature. I'm not suggesting he'll be a superstar and win the Heisman in college, but he already has vision and athleticism, and that you cannot teach.

TitleIX said...

uh, Katherine....
he's not your kid or anything, right???

great analysis!!!!
Girls Rule! :-)