Major Applewhite on The Matt Thomas Show - Dec 18
2017-12-19 16:52:36 UTC
2017-12-19 17:03:48 UTC
Leaving today (Tuesday) for Honolulu after practice yesterday. Long trip
Never played a bad bowl game or a bad team in the bowl game
Tough on families to see the last game because you usually have to travel far
Tedford has turned around Fresno State quickly in his first year
FSU has a great defense, lists off stats
Losses have come to Alabama, Washington and Boise State…pretty good opponents
Spending more time in the offensive game room with Johnson gone
Different element to bowl season with signing day on Wednesday
Coach Guiton goes upstairs for the game. Receivers have to adjust.
No recruiting on and off campus - dead period started Monday. Can only talk on phone
No contact while in the air. About the time we land and check-in, kids will be signing.
Extremely excited about players coming in. Great guys and parents.
Cool part of the business, to be able to sit in the living rooms with the parents and listen to their stories.
Positive for the players and coaches to sign early.
Better for the next class as the coaches can focus on the next year’s class sooner
February signing date still in play.
You don’t sign early, are you really committed? We probably need to move on if you aren’t willing to sign early.
List off possible reasons why kids wouldn’t sign early. Legitimate reasons would be that kids didn’t really get to play until their senior year and are just now getting noticed.
Exciting time with Ed Oliver on the awards circuit. Very humble kid that’s focused. Great to see Houston on the national stage and great to see a Houston kid win awards with UH.
Matt mentions that Pezman and he are good friends.
No significant injuries going into the bowl game.
Will get to tend to a 2 year old on the long flight to Ed. Jokes that he’ll sit him next to Ed Oliver and let them have fun together.