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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

This guy's either going to be awesome or horrible

From the Lansing State-Journal, via the freakishly informative SMQ...

Every college football team has one - a 200-pound starting linebacker with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, clinically diagnosed hyperactivity, classical piano skills and absolutely no interest in sports.

On second thought, Jon Misch has to be the first.

The article gets weirder after that. The guy learned how to play The Entertainer after 30 minutes of piano lessons (allegedly), watches SpongeBob SquarePants (pothead), and is a kinesiology major. Wait--they offer entire majors based on this guy? ....actually I could see that. The coup de grace is their mention of his slow 4.89 40 time, followed by one of the coaches musing that he looks like "a 4.4 kid." Actually, you know what? I'll post about that 40-yard-dash shit this afternoon.

Obviously, the guy can ball. Let's get that out of the way right now. There's no way in hell MSU is like, "well, we sucked last year, let's get someone who sucks even worse in at Sam. Wait, wait--let's make sure he's small as hell too." That's clearly not happening.

That said... 6'2", 207 is really fucking small. For as much as good technique can help, at some point sheer physics becomes inescapable, doesn't it? Is his technique seriously that much better than everyone else's? It seems like it would take a minor act of Christ for this guy to not end up on his ass a lot this season.

So, let's recap: Iowa's going to be facing a smallish, quirky linebacker who enjoys watching children's programs (don't kid yourselves, WWE fans) on TV? This sounds disturbingly familiar.

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