Judging from how much you’ve heard about Jordan Wynn over the course of the week and pretty much since last year’s meeting with regards to
Shaky Smithson (WR/PR/KR, Sr. 5’11 202, #1)
The New Kerley???
Smithson is the team’s 3rd leading receiver with 234 yards and 3 TD’s and he’s averaging 18 yards per catch, and with leading receiver DeVonte Christopher ailing and questionable with a knee injury, I think we can expect to see the ball in Smithson’s hands a lot on offense. However, Smithson’s greatest impact is not on offense- it’s on special teams. Smithson has been better, way better, than Jeremy Kerley this year as a punt returner. Think Jeremy Kerley last season in the punt return department except probably even better and more explosive than that. He’s got 2 returns for TD this season and leads the nation in punt return yardage with 560, 3 shy of breaking Kerley’s conference record from a year ago. So yeah, fight me on it if you want, tell me how great Kerley is, but the truth is this season Smithson is better on special teams and it’s not even close. Sorry Kerley, you’ve been dethroned as MWC special teams Jesus. If it makes you feel any better though, Smithson has been pretty middle of the road on kickoff returns with no TD’s and an average of 24 per return. Another good thing for TCU is that, well, we don’t punt. Like ever. And when we do punt, Kelton has been pretty good at knocking them inside the 20 or hanging them up long enough to be fair caught. Let’s hope all those trends continue.
Shaky's old crew.
On a more personal note, because it’s funny to delve into people’s personal lives and make judgments based on nothing at all, Shaky is from
Chaz (yes, Chaz)
The 5th Beatle
A former walk-on, Chaz is now the team’s leading tackler with 61 and also 2nd on the team in tackles for loss with 6, and has recorded 1 sack on the season. Chaz seemingly came out of nowhere this year to have a very productive season because he only had 30 career tackles coming into the season. There’s not really too much doubt in my mind, however, that if some guy named Chaz tries to match up with Ed Wesley in the open field or any of our number of slot receivers, he is going to get owned. Only 14 of his 61 tackles have been solo, so he a) sucks in the open field or b) is an over-hustler who jumps on piles to make it look like he matters. Good luck with that, Rudy.
Master of Karate
Once again, it’s time to get more personal with these guys. Chaz’z dad played at BYU, so he is no doubt a God hating magic underpants loving fanny bandit, and his dad has also probably disowned him considering how much those two schools hate each other. He also really enjoys karate and won a karate state championship in high school. I guess that helps explain his little Asian boy/1960’s Beatles hairdo. Maybe at College Gameday they can do a feature on him and Mac from It’s Always Sunny in