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  • Good (football) day for Marquise Goodwin

    Texas' Marquise Goodwin (national HS record holder in LJ) snagged four passes for 36 yards and one touchdown today against Oklahoma. He's actually at UT on t&f scholarship, so we'll see him sprinting and jumping again this spring.
    "Run fast and keep turning left."

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    Re: Good (football) day for Marquise Goodwin

    Originally posted by trackstar
    He's actually at UT on t&f scholarship
    Not if he's playing football. Any FB or BB players competing in another sport must either be walkons for both or receive athletic aid through the "revenue" sport.

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    • #3
      While I wish him all the best in football, it may not be too good for his track future. The better he is in football the more the coaches will demand a strong spring committment. We may see him next spring, but often these guys are "lost" to football by their junior years.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by harvtrack
        While I wish him all the best in football, it may not be too good for his track future. The better he is in football the more the coaches will demand a strong spring committment. We may see him next spring, but often these guys are "lost" to football by their junior years.
        Speaking of . . . Demps is looking better for the Gators - will we ever see the HSR-holder break 10?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by harvtrack
          While I wish him all the best in football, it may not be too good for his track future. The better he is in football the more the coaches will demand a strong spring committment. We may see him next spring, but often these guys are "lost" to football by their junior years.
          Yep. I expect he'll go the way of Jamaal Charles.
          "Run fast and keep turning left."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by harvtrack
            We may see him next spring, but often these guys are "lost" to football by their junior years.
            Agreed. The news report from Austin includes a quote from UT Offensive Coordinater Greg Davis that is most telling:

            "He's a football player," Davis said. "Nobody should think any different."

            http://www.statesman.com/sports/content ... xside.html

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            • #7
              Originally posted by wamego relays champ
              "He's a football player," Davis said. "Nobody should think any different."
              Is it a requirement to be mentally defective to be an asst coach, or is it just 'recommended'?

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              • #8
                Anybody else note Brent Musberger's (TV commentator) comments about Goodwin's speed compared to Usain Bolt's?

                He said that at 10.24 for 100m, Goodwin would at least "be in the picture" with Bolt. Yeah right!!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by silva
                  Anybody else note Brent Musberger's (TV commentator) comments about Goodwin's speed compared to Usain Bolt's? He said that at 10.24 for 100m, Goodwin would at least "be in the picture" with Bolt. Yeah right!!!!
                  All you'd need is a panoramic fish-eye lens that can see way back down the track!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by silva
                    Anybody else note Brent Musberger's (TV commentator) comments about Goodwin's speed compared to Usain Bolt's?

                    He said that at 10.24 for 100m, Goodwin would at least "be in the picture" with Bolt. Yeah right!!!!
                    Mentioned on another thread. Also. Musberger predicted he would be the premier LJer in 2012, ignoring Dwight Phillip's 2 foot better PB.

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                    • #11
                      Musberger predicted he would be the premier LJer in 2012, ignoring Dwight Phillip's 2 foot better PB.
                      Phillips will be 34; Marquis, 22. It could happen, but here's guessing that MG loses the will to train hard for the LJ once the football $$$ start flashing in his brain. He'll be getting ready for his senior year at Texas (or will already have declared for the draft?).

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                      • #12
                        True. One problem might be, at 5-9, 170#, if he beefs up for football, he may be too big to LJ. Eric Metcalfe is/was about that size, jumped 27 ' in college but I don't think he jumped again after starting pro football.

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                        • #13
                          Realize there's about a 90% chance he'll end up in the NFL rather than competing pro in track.

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                          • #14
                            Been a lot of Longhorn tracksters make it to the NFL. The afore mentioned Charles and Metcalf then there were sprinters Johnny Jones, Tony Jones, Ray Clayborne and Herkie Walls.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by lonewolf
                              True. One problem might be, at 5-9, 170#, if he beefs up for football, he may be too big to LJ. Eric Metcalfe is/was about that size, jumped 27 ' in college but I don't think he jumped again after starting pro football.
                              I don't think the IAAF rules of the time would have permitted it. Could be wrong.

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