From time to time during the off-season we will submit a notes column just to keep your appetites whet for JC football. Next month, for instance, you can count on photos and stories from the 3rd Annual Combines. Here are a few interesting tidbits...

DID YOU KNOW that running back/athlete Antwaun Guidry will be playing for George Rush at CCSF this season?  He lives in the Bay (Connible, Ca.) area and was signed out of high school by Nebraska.  The Cornhuskers farmed Guidry out to Hutchinson C.C. in Kansas, but lost interest in bringing the 6-1, 185 running back.  Even though Rush has the talented Tim Brown back to carry the ball, he will find a place for the athletic Guidry.

Two years ago Ahmad Childress was as popular a DL recruit as any in the country. At 6-7, 320 with great upside why wouldn't he be? He didn't cut the scholastic mustard at Garden City and signed with Alabama, where he's now listed on the roster and ready to go. 

Speaking of Garden City, number one Broncbuster fan/tub-thumper and Kansas Juco loyalist, Gary Cheatham, has been elected to the NJCAA Hall of Fame as a contributor.  Congrats Gary, it's a well deserved honor.

DID YOU KNOW that Bob Toledo, the recently deposed UCLA head coach, once held the small college single game total offense record while playing for San Francisco State?   He totaled 562 yards against Cal State Hayward in 1967.  Toledo starred at San Jose C.C.

Running back Brandon Jacobs, perhaps the top JC player in the nation last year, signed with Auburn after getting his AA from Coffeyville. Most say he's a freak of nature at 6-4, 250 pounds and 4.5 speed. During recently concluded spring drills at Auburn, Jacobs rushed for over 100 yards in every scrimmage. He'll likely rotate with several other great tailbacks.

JCKevin lives in Seattle and had the chance to watch spring practice at Washington one day. Saddleback All-Conf. TE Jon Lyon signed with the Huskies in December and has been in school since January. Right now he's running as the #1 TE since the incumbent guy is out rehabbing a shoulder. Lyon is the fastest TE on the field and is impressing coaches thus far, who only worry about his blocking abilities. We think he'll be fine in that area.

Look for the Foothill Conference in California to play their conference games at 1 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm., but with no games on Thursday nights.  Grossmont opens with Riverside and Long Beach, while Chaffey takes on Cerritos and Saddleback in very interesting cross-conference match-ups.  The Mission Conference voted down playing on Thursday nights as well.  Bakersfield plays at Long Beach and hosts Pasadena to open their schedule.  Canyons also has a difficult task on their hands starting with Pasadena and Palomar.  Ditto for Moorpark hosting Mt. San Antonio and traveling to El Camino.  We love the crossover.  Much easier to get an accurate line on team's talents.

By the way, there is a new alignment in the Mission Conference.  Palomar, Cerritos, and Long Beach join Orange Coast Fullerton and Golden West in one section.  Mt. San Antonio, Saddleback, and Pasadena will be part of the second section that includes El Camino, Riverside and Santa Ana.  The alignment is based on won-loss record from the previous year and apparently will change yearly.

Schools in California are in the midst of their spring football classes right now. We pointed out that Antwaun Guidry is now at CCSF after a year+ at Hutch. We also know that two of Ventura's top players last year, QB Jason Beck and 1st team All-WSC running back Marcus Crawford, both transferred to Canyons. Saddleback HC Marc McElroy thinks he's got a pretty good defense for next year.


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