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Russell Wilson is Fools Gold

Posted on: June 27, 2011 11:48 am
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This afternoon, on College Football Live on ESPN, former NC State QB Russell Wilson will come on and potentially make his decision on where he is going to play this season.

Wilson was drafted by the Colorado Rockies last summer and he was let out of his scholarship by NC State. Though he is currently playing baseball in the minors for Class A Asheville (N.C.), Wilson has one more year of eligibility in the NCAA.

Today, he is supposed to make his decision between football and baseball as he promised weeks ago that he would make a decision before July 1.

It would seem that Wilson is choosing to play one more year of football. It would also seem that Wilson is going to play at Wisconsin or Auburn.
Either way, I still have one question, WHO CARES?!

Russell Wilson is a 5-11, 190 lbs, mediocre at best QB, who averages only 3 yards per carry. Russell Wilson is nothing special, and with all of the hardships that will come with changing systems, has little chance of excelling this season. Still, much of the college football world is on the edge of their seat, awaiting Wilson's decision.

It's pretty intense that this guy is going on national television to announce his decision. Granted, he is not having a special called "The Decision" but considering how low level he is compared to LeBron James, it's still over-the-top.

I think this just proves how much America loves football. All morning, people have been talking about the NFL Top 100 players list, which is fairly irrelevant. Now, we are in a frenzy about a QB's decision when that QB has little or no chance of leading a team to a championship. I don't think people care about how mediocre Russell Wilson is, I think they care about a somewhat interesting football story. On that note: The NFL needs to end the lockout. America has proven that we still love the football and the NFL considering all of the worthless things we are talking about because of the lockout. Give me something else to think about other than the lockout or players getting arrested, like free agents. Do the right thing and end the lockout, that way, Russell Wilson will no longer be a story.

God Bless

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Comments

Since: Sep 2, 2011
Posted on: September 2, 2011 10:08 am
 

Russell Wilson is Fools Gold

The author of this post is eating his words now. I almost expect an apology.



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: June 30, 2011 5:21 pm
 

Russell Wilson is Fools Gold

You need to watch RW play before you run your mouth off. His a pretty damn good College QB, because of his size it will hurt his chances of the pro's. With the a solid O-line and a great running game he has a chance to be ten times better than at NCSU. How about watching the NCSU VS FSU game from last season and games from his redshirt year.



Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: June 30, 2011 4:58 pm
 

Russell Wilson is Fools Gold

Say what you will, I personally guarantee Wisconsin loses 1 game at most. They just got a whole lot better in an instant.



Since: Nov 7, 2007
Posted on: June 30, 2011 4:02 pm
 

Russell Wilson is Fools Gold

I have watched Russell Wilson play, and if you watch the mechanics and pocket presence, you will agree with me. MEDIOCRE AT BEST



Since: Nov 7, 2007
Posted on: June 30, 2011 4:01 pm
 

Russell Wilson is Fools Gold

Kemba Walker graduated from UCONN in 3 years. Then he admitted that he has never read a book from cover to cover in his life. You might want to read a book about the difference between a regular college degree and a college degree earned by an anthlete.



Since: Jun 28, 2011
Posted on: June 28, 2011 8:30 am
 

Russell Wilson is Fools Gold

I don't think you can realy say what will happen.  It is really a win win situation.  Even if Wilson is mediocre as you say, he can still lead a very good football team and not make the terrible mistakes that an untested QB could like Budymahr, he may also raise the play of the other qbs as well.  There really is no down side for Wisconsin, the upside is huge with Big Ten, Rose Bowl, and far fetched National Championship in discussion.  But Wilson won't make or break Wisconsin, considering what they had prior to acquiring Wilson.  For Wilson, it is high risk/reward.  With one of the best running games and offensive lines in the country, he won't be asked to do things he can't, and this may very well show off his talent that could lead him to his dream of going to the NFL.   And what kid wouldn't want that kind of opportunity.  if he didn't do this, then he may have regretted it for the rest of his life.  This is a great story as you said, and time will tell how incredible this story will be.



Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: June 27, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Russell Wilson is Fools Gold

Thank you for your insight on Russell Wilson and college football as a whole.  Now please try to take in a couple games before you ever post again.



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: June 27, 2011 1:58 pm
 

Russell Wilson is Fools Gold

"averages only 3yds per carry"....  hey moron - he played behind a horrible line and was sacked 69 times.   did you know sacks figure into a QBs rush stats?  "no"?  didn't think so.   Bucky will have another top 5 o-line and he'll lead the best backfield in the country.

as the kids say:  "fail"



Since: Jun 27, 2011
Posted on: June 27, 2011 1:58 pm
 

Russell Wilson is Fools Gold

Clearly this guy didn't watch college football last season.  Not only did Cam Newton transfer in and play one season, he won a Heisman a National Championship and was the first pick in the NFL Draft.  Apparently changing systems isn't impossible M.K., especially when you consider the fact that Russell Wilson earned his college degree in 3 years. 



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: June 27, 2011 1:32 pm
 

Russell Wilson is Fools Gold

How many games has this jerk seen RW play?  I bet the house he eats his words.


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