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  1. I agree that he should be treated well when he returns to campus and I believe he will be. And I hate the thought of someone’s life’s work crumbling in their early 20s. That’s when ones life’s work should be getting started. Sports are just way bigger than they should be.
  2. https://www.sunherald.com/sports/college/junior-colleges/article166591862.html My dream isn’t going to stop,’ says former Oklahoma receiver playing for MGCCC August 11, 2017 03:00 AM, Updated August 11, 2017 01:57 PM Watch Torrance Gibson’s 1st practice back at quarterback Former Ohio State Buckeye Torrance Gibson was back behind center Monday as Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College opened fall camp ahead of the 2017 junior college football season. By McClatchy Perkinston It’s somewhat ironic that Zach Farrar has found his way to Mississippi. As a dual-sport standout at Southlake (Texas) Carroll, Farrar had a number of schools after him before he verbally committed to Mississippi State. About three before signing day, the 6-foot-3, 209-pound receiver had a change of heart and signed with Oklahoma. But things didn’t work out there. After redshirting in 2016, Farrar announced in May his decision to transfer. About a month later, he arrived at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Farrar pointed to his love of baseball when asked why he left the Sooners. It was his first sport growing up and, to be honest, he was pretty darn good at it; good enough to be a 26th round selection by the Chicago White Sox in the 2016 MLB Draft. “My biggest thing was the opportunity to play baseball and football. When I was transferring from Oklahoma, one of the main reasons was because they took me out of baseball,” Farrar said Monday morning after MGCCC’s first fall practice. “The main reason I went to college was to play both sports and I’m not going to stop that. My dream isn’t going to stop. When I transferred I thought I’d have to sit out another year for football as well as for baseball. “With this, I can play (football) my redshirt freshman year and then have three years of eligibility left for baseball.” Former Mississippi State commit discusses transferring to Gulf Coast from Oklahoma Former Mississippi State commit Zach Farrar has transferred from Oklahoma to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. A former MLB Draft selection, Farrar is looking to play baseball and football at his next stop. By McClatchy At Gulf Coast Farrar has been in Mississippi for over a month, but he admitted it’s taking a while to get used to the combination of heat and humidity. “The first day of practice and all I could think about was this Mississippi heat. I had to get acclimated from where I was in Texas and Oklahoma last year,” he said. “It got to me a little but I had to push through. “... I’m in shape but this heat is something else.” Gulf Coast graduated the bulk of its receiving yardage from a year ago, so Farrar should be a go-to target for whoever takes a stranglehold on the quarterback position, whether it’s incumbent Larry Sisson or Ohio State/Cincinnati transfer Torrance Gibson. Farrar said he’s already started to build connections with both QBs. “I started to get close with Larry. We’ve been hanging out off campus and stuff. He’s a cool guy,” he said. “Torrance is just a baller. At 6-5, he’s a big guy who came from Ohio State so he knows how to play the game and what college football is all about.” What about MSU? Does transferring to the Magnolia State help MSU with its former commit? “(Receivers) coach (Billy) Gonzalez stayed in touch with me. He’s a good guy,” Farrar said. “I’m just going to see what happens on the recruiting trail.” Regarding his recruitment, Farrar said he’s in no rush to make a decision. “If everything goes to my plan, I plan on being out of here in six months, going to the school of my choice,” he said. “I don’t really have a preference right now. Just taking it day for day.” One thing is for certain: Baseball will be in Farrar's future. “That dream is never going to die,” he said. “I’m still going to play both sports.” 1 of 5 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College wide receiver Zach Farrar makes a catch during practice on Monday. Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com GALLERY
  3. I feel bad for any kid whose college career doesn’t turn out as expected, but what did he have to vent about? He had several opportunities to win the QB job at AU, and couldn’t keep it. He was cheered as a backup his freshman and sophomore years when he played really well in relief. He was sometimes booed when he became the starter. He wasn’t a very good QB. As for fans throwing him under the bus, I for one never did or said anything venomous about him as a person. He seems like a fine young man. But after it became obvious he wasn’t very good, I was among those calling for a new starter. That’s the way it has always worked in sports.
  4. SEC is big boy football played in huge arenas. Everyone knows that when they sign up. I’m not sure what’s going on with JJ and wish him well. He represented AU well. But he performed poorly, and was not an effective SEC QB. Hopefully he can move on. He’s capable of great things off the field.
  5. Agreed. Moore and Lau should both be in the lineup. They put the ball in play.
  6. Good grammar is a thing of the past.
  7. I don't know that i’ve ever seen a baseball team where hitters face 0-2 or 1-2 counts all game long, every game. Never seen anything like it.
  8. We need better players. The season is winding down and we have only one hitter over .300, no one is in double digits in home runs, we have multiple pitchers who can’t get past the third inning, we don’t have a player who is consistent stolen base threat. We have some solid players doing some solid things. Owen, Burns, and Greenhill are great on the mound. I’m really impressed with Bliss and Ward, and Howell has flashed at times. Moore and Lau have produced in limited action too. Holland is electric defensively. But for our program to take the next step we need more impact players.
  9. I’m not sure what everyone is worried about. All we have to do is move another D lineman over to the O line, and 2-3 years from now they will be ready to contribute.
  10. I’m very impressed with Howell and Bliss. Especially Bliss. His baseball IQ is really good.
  11. Incidentally, this is a UAB team thats sub .500, with an 8-16 record in C-USA.
  12. Apparently, out of about 15 pitchers, we only have 1 or 2 capable of lasting at least 5 innings. And we have multiple hitters who have regressed mightily since last season. Butch has a lot more work ahead of him with this program.
  13. He needs to be moved down the lineup. He strikes out way too much to be a #3 hitter.
  14. Simply my opinion, but AU needs to recruit with a greater sense of urgency, which includes loading up on commits prior to the season. Go back and read the amount of threads from last year on this topic. Those like me, were told we needed to be patient, we were in on some of the best talent, and we could finish with our top class ever. Come February we had a really solid class, good enough for 5th or 6th in the SEC and 4th in our own division. Unless we load up on BCW, I expect us to be in the same spot this year we were last year.
  15. It’s been fun to see some of these players have some big moments again. It would be nice to have our big guns all get hot for UGA next week.