Thursday, April 19, 2007

Mitch Mustain Saga Continues

Mitch Mustain, former Gatorade player of the year in football, has decided to transfer to USC. This comes after a frequently bizarre situation in which Mustain's high school coach was hired to be his offensive coordinator at Arkansas in order to get his to sign there. Then after winning a bunch of games as a freshman in the run based offense centered around All SEC backs Darren McFadden and Felix Jones, Mustain threatens to transfer because they are not running the pass happy scheme that he was promised. His mom and other parents get involved and have a meeting with Houston Nutt (What coach lets crap like this happen?). Then the OC leaves to go do the same job at Tulsa, where it is rumored Mustain will follow and likely become starter and hero. Now he finally makes a decision and its to go to USC where after sitting out this year, he will still be stuck behind the all-world Mark Sanchez for two years and the bevy of other QB recruits that come in ever year. It might just be me, but I smell a transfer to a I-AA school next spring after he loses out in the QB competition. This situation just shows why its silly to over hype these incoming high school players. It gives them this unearned sense of entitlement to do things like demand the offense be run a certain way or else you'll hear about it from their mother. Mustain probably dropped the "Do you know who I am?" line a few times in restaurants and bars around town. Let's hope he flames out and becomes another one in the long line of Player of the Year in high school to average college QBs with Ron Curry and Brock Berlin.

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