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Some Diamonds in the Rough

Keith Price (Kim Grinolds/Dawgman.com)

Years ago, the NCAA allowed us some days of practices just for the new kids. This would enable us to teach them the culture of the system, as well as specific drills of their position. This way we could get them up to speed before the varsity arrived. Now the rookies are thrown right into the fray from day one, making it difficult to check them out, let alone compare them to the older kids.

Here's a look at the new kids on the block, and a guess as to how many may help this year. This is based entirely upon my own observations following the first few days of practice. Now obviously they didn't have pads on and were not in full contact but this is at the least an "eye test" first hand impression. I count 23 new faces in the 105 allotment for fall camp. There are three JC's and 1...

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