My apologies for the lateness of today's profile. I like to have these ready to go at 8am as a scheduled post, but I got sidetracked last night. That does not stop the countdown, as today we feature another possible contributor along the offensive line.
Peters Drey - So. (RS)
Hometown: Mobile, AL (McGill-Toolen HS)
6'6", 292 pounds
2010 projection: possible starter at right tackle.
We need more manhandling like this and less hurdling.
The open right tackle has several contenders, but Drey may have a slight advantage. He played in all 12 games last season, mostly on special teams. He is a member of coach Tiller's final 2008 recruiting class in which we beat out Florida State, Vanderbilt, and Duke for this former 3-star recruit. He is a smart kid too, majoring in industrial engineering. His experience could help him land the open right tackle spot. Even if he does not end up starting he will likely be a top reserve.
As with a lot of offensive linemen, it was hard to track down other background information on Drey. The random blog The World Around You offered him congratulations shortly after his decision, calling it an extremely wise choice. I agree, especially since he wanted to be an engineer. That's a much better choice than say, Communications. I also found that he was a First Team All-State selection in Alabama as a senior.
As far as on the field highlights, there are few thus far. His most memborable play last season was being leapt over by Wisconsin's David Gilbert as Gilbert blocked a punt that was returned for a touchdown. In 2010 Drey needs to be more than a hurdle.
Boilermakings Notes after the Jump
Big Ten ADs to discuss more league games - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
A nine game league schedule would be interesting, but if we go to divisions I think 8 makes more sense from a scheduling perspective.
Big Ten title game not a guarantee - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
Morgan Burke thinks there will be a Big Ten title game, but it is not a sure thing. I think the flying issue is ridiculous though. If it is in Indy or Chicago most fans can easily drive.
Former Boilermaker Shatters American Record
Former Boilermaker Kara Patterson continues to make a name for herself internationally in the javelin. She recently shattered the American record and is looking to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.