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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Some Raw Numbers And Tough Decisions For Coach Brian Kelly

Take these numbers with a good dose of the salt shaker.  Issues may be at hand that are unknown to the common Subway Alumni.  Coach Kelly keeps things close to his vest.

Tentative Verbal Commitments for 2011 – 23

On Scholarship * - 56

Fifth year seniors ** - 9

22 + 56 + 9 = 88. Three over the 85 NCAA limit.

* Includes Nate Montana

** Dever, Gray, Nwankwo, Nuss, Paskorz, Ragone, Romine, Ruffer, Smith (Walker and Wenger are not included)

Based upon playing time and recordable statistics it would appear that Dever, Gray, Nuss, Romine, Ruffer and Smith are in line for scholarships if they want them.  Remember too all scholarships are technically approved yearly for everybody, however fifth year seniors are kind of a special case.

So: 23 + 566 = 85.  But that can’t be right either. Kelly is still in the hunt and has offers on the table to a number of other recruits.

Thus which additional fifth year seniors will not make the cut?

How many more for the 2011 recruiting class will Coach Kelly take?

A nagging side issue includes 6 quarterbacks and 4 kickers on scholarship.

Stay tuned. Decisions. Decisions.

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