It doesn’t happen often, but I am totally blown away by this quote from Richard Samuel:
On being back at linebacker, which he played in high school: “I missed it a lot. Being able to play free and not have to worry about certain fundamentals. ..I didn’t feel comfortable with the blocking. We didn’t block in high school.”
This is the kid, mind you, who wound up starting in an offense that we’ve been told ad nauseum places a very high premium on running backs who can block. Now that’s not Samuel’s fault, but what in the hell were the coaches thinking? What were they seeing in practice? And what justified keeping Ealey on the bench until the middle of the LSU game?