Last month the best player in UB history put out a tweet that started a firestorm. Khalil Mack’s note about UB not signing his little brother blew up in the departments face and created what was, without a doubt, the worst unforced PR error at UB during the tenure of head football coach Lance Leipold.
When something like this happens, and egos get bruised, it takes big men to put the mistakes behind them and move on. It seems that Leipold, and LeDarius Mack, both seem to be capable of taking the high road here.
The Bulls offered Mack, who has just one season of football under his belt, and Mack has accepted the offer.
His experience playing organized football is a single season at ASA Miami. On paper he’s a kid that would be a risky signing.
But in his nine game season LeDarius totaled 24 tackles, three tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception that was returned 30 yards for a touchdown. He’s raw but very athletic.
Khalil Mack told tcpalm.com that UB is lucky to have his brother, despite the dearth of experience.
247 does not list it, but I’ve been told by sources outside of the Mack Family or UB Athletics that LeDarius was also getting looks from FCS Stony Brook. Khalil Mack famously had only one FCS offer, Liberty, before Buffalo extended a scholarship offer.
This is the best possible outcome after last months fiasco and I tip my hat to UB Athletics and LeDarius Mack for all being big enough people to overcome the sour note which started off their relationship.