From Fiutak’s Cavalcade of Whimsy today:
And you know Bolt would give Chad Johnson a run for his money when it came to celebrations … Track talent rarely translates into football production, one big smack from a linebacker usually ends the experiment, but considering what Jamaica just did on the track, and considering the size of Usain Bolt, I send my recruiting coordinator to Kingston yesterday to see how many athletes are remotely close to firing out a 700 on the SAT. I also do everything possible to see if Bolt can run a fly pattern with any regularity.
Guess who’s already one step ahead with that thinking?
Texas Tech’s ever-curious Mike Leach may have found a new area to recruit: Jamaica.
OK, Leach was (presumably) joking during his appearance on Fox Sports Radio’s syndicated GameTime Live on Wednesday. The subject turned to Olympic sprinter extraordinaire Usain Bolt and what Leach’s offense could do with that speed.
“I got to be honest, I’ve been thinking about recruiting Jamaica since I saw that stuff,” Leach told hosts Andrew Siciliano and Krystal Fernandez. “I’ve been to Jamaica and let me tell you something … here’s the extent that I’ve thought about that subject, there’s approximately 2.8 million people in Jamaica, which is approximately the size of the state of Iowa or Kansas, or the city of Houston.
“It’s almost like the country of Jamaica is sitting there saying, ‘If you would have just told us that this was important we could have won a lot of this stuff a long time ago.’”