I’ve been asked about the A.J. Graham case several times during the summer and I always said the same thing: We are a long, long way away from what’s going on in Tallahassee. And I said that before driving to the Florida panhandle myself.
First, it’s about time Coach Snyder caught a break. Second, it becomes more apparent that the MU coaching staff handled this all as well as could be asked.
The severity of the charge dictated that Marshall release Graham from his scholarship. It’s ludicrous to think otherwise.
But Marshall coaches did not turn their back on Graham, and that became clear to me the first time I talked to defense attorney Tim Jansen. John Shannon remained in constant contact with Tallahassee, and I think Graham and his supporters were well aware of that.
So when the most favorable outcome happened, all sides were ready to act. While some fans were probably speculating whether he would bother to show up, I was quickly assured that, yes, he will be here. If he makes it by Sunday, he doesn’t miss much camp.
For all the wild, wild speculation that he will actually play this year, I reiterate: If Snyder and Shannon are going to bet their coaching careers on him, with 4 QBs in camp, he would be THE MAN, something beyond a “Mr. Football.” It will be interesting, however, to see if he can land some meaningful reps later this month.
Back to the case itself, the Tally PD isn’t looking real smooth about now. I know there’s a Herd fan or two there, at least, and I have this question: Do they pull stuff like this often?
Time for practice, folks…