That's it. I'm throwing down the gauntlet:
If any current Syracuse football players want to write their own profiles -- you know the format and, hell, I don't even care if you follow it -- email someone here that has a modicum of publishing authority. That way, I can get down to important business, like writing 1,000 words on Doug Marrone's love affair with the visor.
PLAYER: Kevyn Scott
POSITION: Cornerback // Training Table Treatment Receiver
YEAR: Graduate Student (There are a lot of people that go to school for seven years.)
HOMETOWN: Tamarac, Florida
HIGH SCHOOL: St. Thomas Aquinas School
2010 STATS: He was broken last year for seven games -- he was suffering from something like wrist and hamstring injuries or a violent panda bear mauling (I don't know; it was like a year ago and the details are kind of fuzzy -- so he didn't exactly have a full season of fancy stat padding. In the six games he did play, though, he had seven tackles and one pick.
2011 PROJECTIONS: According to the preseason depth chart, Scott has a first-choice corner position sewn up. Hooray for super seniors!
Regardless of whether Scott starts or cedes the position to Ri'Shard Anderson, the cat is going to see a lot of the field given the differeing looks that Scott Shafer likes to throw out on the field.
Dave Rahme of The Post-Standard seems pretty comfortable with Scott's performance this preseason, and that's A-OK with me, sonny boy.
WHAT DID SCOUT/RIVALS SAY?: Scout gave Scott the very special and rare 60-star treatment. Rivals one-upped Scout and gave Scott 61 stars and a brand new Oldsmobile.
MONEY QUOTE: When you've got one bullet left in your gun, you better take full stock of the situation that you're in. Scott has:
INTERESTING NUGGET O' INTEREST: Kevyn was invited to Barack Obama's inauguration. Or he wasn't. I'm not sure. Is that thing like war games? I don't know. Al Gore was there, and the mere mention of political things made me want to sell my computer.
WHAT DOES DOUG MARRONE THINK?: He probably won't report him to the FBI for crimes he didn't commit, mostly because last year (pre-injuries), Marrone was pretty high on Scott:
"I was very excited about Kevyn Scott," Marrone said. "He had a very good couple days (before the injury) where he really was playing a lot better than he had played before here."
Let us never mention the before time again, when Kevyn and Nico Scott were making me want to break things that I purchased with hard-earned American dollars.
BISHOP ALLEN AS FOOTBALL CAREER THEORY: Indie rock me, sons (I have no idea what's going on during the video):