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Talking Bull: Fine Dining in a Two Star Defensive Backfield

Forget the five star joints, Ill take a Big Mack

Oklahoma's Dominique Whaley leads All Two-Star (And Fewer) team - Andy Staples -
Former Buffalo coach Turner Gill had to beat out Liberty to secure a commitment from Mack, who probably would start for all but a handful of schools in the country. As Tennessee prepared to face the Bulls last year, Volunteers coach Derek Dooley warned his offensive players repeatedly about No. 46. "He's a hard worker," Tennessee offensive tackle Ju'Wuan James told the Knoxville News-Sentinel. "Coach Dooley said he's a guy that's on the wrong team." Mack finished third in the nation with 20.5 tackles for loss, and the 6-3, 248-pounder's ability to disrupt an offense makes him perpetually fearsome. How fearsome? Mack even seems terrifying as he strums a Jason Mraz tune.

With a 12 month recruiting calendar a list like this is useful. It reminds us that sometimes that guy with one offer from an FCS school will be the next great force on the field.

A new measure of Quarterbacks

This off season I'm going to try and dig into the SBNation site "Football Study Hall" Which does a fantastic job not only explaining conventional football stats but creates some nifty ones of their own.

Here is one:

Using the QB Score to Rank College Quarterbacks' Efficiency in 2011 - California Golden Blogs
The rest of the MAC QBs were no slouches, either. Ohio, Western Michigan, Miami (Ohio), and Toledo all had excellent quarterback play. In fact, you could argue that these QBs played better than most SEC quarterbacks. Oh right, SEC DEFENSE.

Bulls Hoops

The ever entertain Tsuj's Ten over at Buffalo.Com

Tsuj’s Ten: College basketball, 2/20 - Blog -
I’ve already detailed the UB vs. South Dakota State game, and it’s time to turn the page and move on for Bulls fans. The exhausting BracketBuster trip was not worth it for Buffalo, especially considering the delays the teams faced on Sunday. Initially scheduled to depart Brookings at 6 a.m., here’s Zach Filzen’s series of ensuing tweets.

And the Buffalo news on UB's last, and next matchup

Hoopsweek: Busted UB out to regain focus - Colleges - The Buffalo News
The University at Buffalo was back at practice Monday, back into their routine, after a "South Dakota Vacation" that should have starred Chevy Chase. The Bulls arrived in the Mount Rushmore State around 11 p.m. Thursday and, thanks to flight snags, didn't back it back to Buffalo until 9 Sunday night. All that for a 21-point loss in a BracketBuster game that has absolutely nothing to do with the NCAA bracket but nonetheless was jammed into the stretch run of the Mid-American Conference schedule