Wednesday, January 14, 2009
We learned of two very significant news items having to do with Big East teams today:
- As surmised, Pittsburgh's LeSean McCoy is on his way out and headed to the NFL
- Surprisingly, former USC wide receiver Vidal Hazelton will be transferring to Cincinnati
Number one is a surprise to nobody, given the significant amount of chatter from all ends of the media spectrum, that "Shady" McCoy would pack it in and accept his fate at the NFL draft. It was only a matter of time before an official announcement was made, and today was the day for that.
Hazelton's case is a little more surprising. It's widely known that the former high school all-American wanted to return to the East coast (he's a native of Long Island), and mentioned a few Big East schools as potential landing spots. Rutgers, Pitt, and Syracuse all came up as possibilities for Hazelton. I suppose Hazelton evaluated the situation at Cincinnati and felt as though it represented the best opportunity to maximize his abilities with one year of eligibility remaining in his college career.
Best of luck to both LeSean and Vidal in their future endeavors!