This may not be appropriate for a Fan Post but I was blown away by the recent comments (and the context) of USCe's defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson. During an interview on WCCP radio (Clemson) this week, Johnson was asked if he thought Cam Newton was the greatest college football player of all time. (Granted, not a new and exciting question.) Johnson's response was different though; it went something pretty close to this.
"He may be. We see a lot of great players in this league but (Newton) may be. Now I'll tell you, Rodney Hudson, the guard from Florida State, he is one heck of a football player."
For an SEC coach to morph from the SEC's Cam Newton to Rodney Hudson from the ACC in an "all time great" discussion, after facing him only once, absolutely stunned me. He did not to my knowledge mention another player. I am reminded that Hudson had only 2 penalties during his career, is up to 299 pounds, and that Rick Trickett was moved to tears when he spoke about him. With all due respect to Walter Jones, he's gotta be our best or close to our best ever OL.
I guess I never quite believed it because of his body type. He just doesn't do as well on the eye-test, seems to me, as some of the other big time OL studs.