Friday, January 6, 2012

Help in the trenches from Beard

Monday we had no answer for William Gholston and the rest of the Michigan State's defensive front. Even though we used our tight ends as an extra lineman we couldn't stop the Spartans off the edge or up the middle.

Well, Mark Beard is here to help this Spring and going forward.
Making onto the Coffeyville Community College squad was no easy task. The Red Ravens have a 55-man roster, and only 12 of those spots can go to an out-of-state player. Beard made the team and was voted this season’s MVP by his teammates. 

“He is one of those guys that you are never going to outwork,” Cook said. “He is not going to bring any, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart, any bad media on any program that he is associated with. He is just a high-character guy.” 

Georgia can definitely use leaders off the field, but with losing three starters on the offensive line, the Bulldogs need someone who can step in and play this spring. 

“Mark is a good one,” Cook said. “I think he has an opportunity to play. He has been up at the school with me working out. He hasn’t missed a day except the 21st when he signed with Georgia. He could probably handle another 10 pounds, and I think they will put that on him rather quick. 

“He has great feet. And the good thing about him is once he gets on you -- look out. His arms are as long as his legs. He is pretty agile for a big man, excellent footwork. That is something he works on. He doesn’t just get after it in the weight room. He works on everything. He is trying to be the total package.” 

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