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|Signing day will be super|
It's finally here.
No, I am not talking Super Bowl XYZIVR2D2. (I think it's about time we just went with the number).
I mean, c'mon, can you really get excited about Arizona against Pittsburgh?
Philadelphia against Pittsburgh would have been intriguing.
We have already heard all the feel-good stories of Kurt Warner when he was with St. Louis. Well, at least Mike Martz is not strutting around looking down at everyone.
You don't get much better than Ken Whisenhunt and Mike Tomlin. Whisenhunt began his coaching career at Vanderbilt University, where he coached special teams, tight ends and H-backs for the Commodores from 1995–96. And he still survived.
Now who would have thought these two coaches would be facing off some about five years ago?
For the record, I like Pittsburgh, 24-14.
But getting back to the big upcoming event.
Signing day is Wednesday, Feb. 4.
Ben Roethlisberger will have the world as his stage on Sunday, a youngster from Bastrop named Reuben Randle will have the state of Louisiana as his stage Wednesday.
Somehow I think Roethlisberger will be a lot more deserving. Randle may be a great receiver at LSU, or whereever he decides to go, and eventually in the pros. But the young man has not paid his dues to be having folks from Miami to Alabama to Oklahoma setting up a GPA on his every move.
If Randle picks the Tigers (and why do I have the feeling this is going to be a grand production?), it will give LSU the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation if other blue-chippers are loyal to their verbal commitment.
Bennie Logan, a defensive tackle from Red River High School in Coushatta, committed to LSU over the weekend.
Ferriday fans may remember Logan from when Ferriday played Red River in 2007 in a first-round playoff game. Ferriday won that game 20-6, but Logan was a force for the Bulldogs.
Ferriday may see Bennie's younger brother down the road as Jeremy is a freshman quarterback who stands about 6-foot-4 and is already receiving attention from colleges.
Tiger fans don't have to worry about five recruits as high school All-American quarterback Russell Shepard, linebacker Kevin Minter, quarterback Chris Garrett, running back Drayton Calhoun and junior college punter Derek Helton all enrolled earlier this month. One more blue-chipper could put the Tigers at the top of the recruiting wars.
It's going to be a big day. Oh yeah, there's that Super Bowl thing coming up, too.
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