You can really start to feel it now. The season is getting close. We're finally into the 20's of the countdown and I have just two team previews left to write. Of course, the basketball wait feels 10 times longer. I can tell you fans are restless too. By the numbers on my Dashboard I can see that any basketball article drives about 3 times more traffic than a football article. Just wait until September 20th when I can do 55 Days to Purdue Basketball: Sandi Marcius.
Chris Quinn - So.
Hometown: Miami, FL (Miami Southwest HS)
5'11", 185 pounds
2010 Projection: Possible starter at safety
Quinn hopes to have a much bigger role if we upset the Buckeyes again.
Like Albert Evans, Chris Quinn is almost the starter by default at the moment. He played in 6 game son special teams and had one tackle last year as a true freshman, giving him more experience than almost everyone else in the secondary. Still, I am feeling better each day about the back four because most of them have at least a little experience. Evans has played extensively as a reserve. Charlton Williams has seen time on the field. Michael Eargle is a steady JuCo guy. If we had to go with those four right now I'd be fine. I know things will be better because the incoming freshmen will push them.
Quinn lost a good majority of his senior season in high school because of a torn meniscus in his knee. He was a track star though, running the 100, 200, high jump, and long jump. He had 10.8 speed in the 100, so those skills should translate well over to football. He has the speed and leaping ability to get to the ball and knock it down. That's all I really care about. If he picks it off, great.
The website SoFlaFootball.com made a special trip to West Lafayette two years ago because of Quinn and his South Florida brethren. They left impressed that Purdue is going after quality players like Quinn. It is not often that we get mentioned on a quality recruiting website like that, but they know we're going after guys down there. I trust their judgment.
What we learned from Big Ten media days - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
Adam Rittenberg is impressed by Robert Marve's maturity.
The Big Ten's most painful losses - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
No surprise here. The Fumble still haunts us.
To the Nines - A New Era of Big Ten Schedules - The Rivalry, Esq.
The Rivalry has a great article on how a nine game schedule would work.
Danny Hope's Team Is Organized And Supervisory | mgoblog
Brian from MGoBlog is one Michigan fan that took issue with Danny Hope's comments at the Kickoff Luncheon. Why are Michigan fans so sensitive? Hope didn't even specifically call out Michigan this time.