The three players with chickenpox are junior offensive lineman Ryan Pope and senior linebackers Tyler Morris and Temerick Harper. Pope is a starter at right tackle, Morris and Harper are backup linebackers, but both play extensively on special teams.
San Diego State opens fall camp today, and the stakes have truly never been higher.
Hey! Stop making that wanking motion, this is a family blog*!
OK, I’ll admit it. I rolled my eyes a little while writing that opening sentence, so I won’t blame if you if you did the same while reading it. In fact, I feel like I’ve written something approaching that level of hyperbole every single August that I’ve blogged about this team.
Can you believe it? August just started and football is already crushing our damn souls. Yesterday, we got some news out of Baltimore Ravens camp about rookie Nico Siragusa and it was not good. It was quite awful, actually!
Incredible. More awful #Ravens news: Rookie G Nico Siragusa tore his ACL, MCL and PCL while running with the 1st team today, sources said.
That is absolutely devastating for Siragusa, who signed a 4-year, $3 million deal in May. Of course, because the NFL is basically the devil, that money is not guaranteed. Fortunately, he did bank a $620,000 signing bonus, so not all is lost. But man. First training camp and this happens?
Get well soon, Nico. We’ll all be pulling for you.
The Mountain West Football Media Summit is underway in Las Vegas, but we’ll get to that in a moment. The most interesting SDSU football news of the day (OK, more like vague rumblings of the day) came out of San Diego.
These truly are the dog days of summer for the Alumni Report. Hoops is over, NFL camps haven’t yet begun and our #AztecForLife mayor hasn’t even been publicly humiliated in weeks! What is there to talk about?
Fortunately, we have our trusty SDSU basebros to carry us through.
I could write my own lengthy, in-depth article on San Diego State football recruiting, honest! My insights into recruiting in general and the Class of 2018 in particular include, but are not limited to, the following facts:
SDSU is hot on the trail of top tier talent
Children are our future
Several of these recruits were born after the Baha Men released the smash hit “Who Let the Dogs Out?”
My god I’m getting old
Recruiting is the *true* Game of Thrones
But on the unlikely chance you wanted to know even more about Aztecs recruiting, I went ahead and tracked down Ruben Meza from Rivals.com. Ruben publishes the AztecSportsReport, which you should definitely subscribe to. Before you do, enjoy this Q&A on how SDSU’s class is shaping up and the factors leading to this early success – as well as an update on Ruben’s car troubles.
Monday’s 5-4 vote by the San Diego City Council to kill a November special election did not kill SoccerCity dead. At least not yet. The FS Investors group could push forward with a new timeline and potentially put the same vision before voters in November 2018 — provided the MLS expansion deadline isn’t as hard as they’ve been letting on.
Similarly, Monday’s vote did not necessarily offer irrefutable proof that San Diego State University holds ample local political sway and you must appease it or suffer the consequences. This vote was likely as much about the Council’s Democratic majority wanting to dunk Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s head down in a urinal and hit flush for the second time in as many weeks.
But I’ll say this for old alma mater on the Mesa: Playing hardball has paid off so far.