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By now, I’d imagine most of us are beginning to settle down and at least begin to digest what happened last Saturday in Jordan-Hare with some reasonable frame of reference. For me, the magic of the moment hasn’t dissipated one iota. It was, well, just BIG. Big, on so many levels, it’s simply hard for me to capture in written words…it’s really more about layers of emotion I suppose.
Anyway, we’ve all talked about, read about and re-watched all the key plays and most especially, the “catch”; Ricardo’s moment, Dee’s motor, Tre’s running, Jay’s blocking, Reese’s play and the O-line, Cody’s monster kickoffs, Chris’ coverage, the 4th down stop that wasn’t to be, etc., etc. So many players to credit – so many so well-deserving. BUT, in re-watching the entire game several times through, often in slow motion, there is one guy who hasn’t been credited enough in my view:
NOSA EGUAE, #94
Folks, this guy, a senior who was a significant contributor on the 2010 BCSNC team and all but forgotten last season (a resonating theme for many), played his behind off!!! Plain and simple. He made routine plays, he made extra effort plays, he made plays only a player that’s very smart and disciplined can make and he made plays with all due respect … he’s probably not supposed to make.
One helluva effort, Nosa!