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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Dennis the Menace....and other topics

Sorry didn't get to this sooner...also..later today I hope to post comments from Callahan on Mandeville and other topics and more from Sinisi which didn't make it into Saturday's paper.

Sean Dennis...what is he thinking? He seems like a great kid but...thats' two years in a row he will miss games for "violation of team rules.'' Here's a young man with perhaps an NFL caliber punting foot. NFL teams look at character issues when making draft or free agent selections. Miles Austin' reputation was impeccable and that sure didn't hurt him. of course neither has his talent. But Sean could be costing himself money...not to mention..and no disrespect to Mandeville ..... costing Monmouth valuable field position over the first two games.

I have no idea what Sean did and I don't care if it was major or minor but it was enough to get Callahan ticked off at him....again. I was present when AD Marilyn McNeil made her ""character' type speech the first day of practice. As usual..someone wasn't listening.

So Monmouth goes into the opener with a red-shirt freshman (Sinisi) as starting TB and and frosh punter (Mandeville). That could be shaky tbhough Sinisi has looked good. Callahan plans to to rotate backs as he always does and I think Rob Lutz will get lots of time if he's healthy. He needs to have a good senior year if MU is to be successful.

As for receivers...Ron Lauch made another nice catch Friday and I think will certainly see field time this season and move up the depth chart.. Meanwhile Steve Dowens dropped two very catchable balls....

Defense looked OK. It recovered two fumbles and had the Jaamal McClintock INT.

With the addition of two more freshman to men's basketball it seems likely certain one or two of the five newcomers (if I counted right) will redshirt...

More later....

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had some classes with the kid and seen him out a few times, hes a good kid and he has an extreme amount of potential to go to the next level, and BTW Miles Austin's record wasn't "impeccable", just because he didnt miss any games doesn't mean he didnt get in trouble, im not bashing Miles Austin, just dont like how your bashing Sean Dennis, I wish 'Deuce'(i think thats his nickname) all the best for whatevers ahead of him!

7:14 PM, August 27, 2006  
Blogger Mike R. said...

I have had some classes with the kid and seen him out a few times, hes a good kid and he has an extreme amount of potential to go to the next level, and BTW Miles Austin's record wasn't "impeccable", just because he didnt miss any games doesn't mean he didnt get in trouble, im not bashing Miles Austin, just dont like how your bashing Sean Dennis, I wish 'Deuce'(i think thats his nickname) all the best for whatevers ahead of him!

7:17 PM, August 27, 2006  
Blogger Mike R. said...

I have had some classes with the kid and seen him out a few times, hes a good kid and he has an extreme amount of potential to go to the next level, and BTW Miles Austin's record wasn't "impeccable", just because he didnt miss any games doesn't mean he didnt get in trouble, im not bashing Miles Austin, just dont like how your bashing Sean Dennis, I wish 'Deuce'(i think thats his nickname) all the best for whatevers ahead of him!

7:18 PM, August 27, 2006  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

I am not, repeat not, bashing Sean Dennis who I have personally found friendly and engaging. But that makes it all that more disappointing that he got himself the boot (no pun intended!) for two games. Let's hope he is all the better for it. He is supposed to be a senior leader on this team...right? and he still can be. I wish him the best, too. Mostly I wish he stays on the correct path. He' a terrific talent, as I said, seems like a good kid overall, and has a great future head of him. Would be a shame for him to mess it up. Sadly I've seen it happen too many times at all levels (high school, college, pros) over the years and you probably have, too. Are you familar with the Tyson Johnson case with MU men's basketball? So far in his career, what a waste of talent (he's going JUCO last I heard).

9:15 PM, August 27, 2006  

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