It Just Keeps Getting Better. I think these stories are running a bit behind, and some of them are a day old, but here goes. Paul Myerberg from USA Today had some glowing things to say about Texas Tech commit QB Jarrett Stidham and his performance in the Elite 11:
As if Kliff Kingsbury needed another top-line quarterback: Texas Tech already has sophomore Davis Webb, one of the youngest counselors in Elite 11 history, and now adds one of the nation's best in Stidham - and by the way, Webb and Stidham have already built a very strong relationship.
"I thought he was a guy that was consistent through the two drill practices and then today transferred that drill work onto the field, which was hard," Dilfer said. "He's a guy that's definitely stood out."
Regardless of the final pick - whether or not he gets the nod as the MVP of the competition - Stidham is easily one of the three best quarterbacks at Elite 11.
Stidham also made Scout's list of top 10 offensive players:
QB Jarrett Stidham - After standing out at the Elite 11 for two days Stidham did not disappoint in the Nike Training portion of the event. He threw the deep ball extremely well and according to National Analyst Chad Simmons had the throw of the day on a 30-yard go route, laying the ball perfectly in the receiver's hands down the sideline.
And made it part of a Scout notebook:
Texas Tech commitment Jarrett Stidham of Stephenville, Texas continued his good work from the Elite 11 to the Nike Camp on Tuesday throwing a crisp accurate ball. Stidham doesn't have the strongest arm on the field, but he still has a plus arm and plus accuracy. Once he decides to throw, it doesn't take long for the ball to leave his hand. Strong arm, good accuracy, quick release, and good size, it's tough to find much more in a quarterback.
Fehoko Starts the The Opening. From what I can gather, the players all went through the drills yesterday, including all of the normal things, like bench press, 40-yard dash. DT Breiden Fehoko (as an aside, I almost always put an i before the e when I spell his name and I have to backspace to correct it) bench-pressed 185 pounds 42 times. You could say that he's strong. Quite strong. We also might not hear much about the defensive linemen as I think The Opening focuses on 7-on-7 type of drills more than the defensive linemen sort of things. The offensive linemen and defensive linemen had their own smaller preview on 24/7 Sports, but I think the skill positions are going to be covered more.
Miscellaneous. Crimson And Cream Machine ranks the quarterbacks in the Big 12 and they give Texas Tech the spot at #2, right behind Baylor . . . Amid all of the football news, it's good to hear that John Roberson is going to make his NBA Summer League for the Brooklyn Nets Monday night and he has been playing professionally in Sweden . . . Want to know how to defend the spread, part 2 of the series about the spread from Music City Miracles . . . According to The Jet Press, the key to the NY Jets season is none other than TE Jace Amaro . . .
- The Early Edition: West Virginia Mountaineers
- Possible Red Raiders: A Weekly Recruiting Update - 7/8/2014
- Stidham Shines at the Elite 11; The Opening Up Next for Stidham and Fehoko
- Texas Tech Links: Kingsbury One-on-One; Webb and Williams Nominated for Awards
- Davis Webb Outperformed Freshmen Expectations