Syracuse Pledge McCullough Will Stay in 2014

Syracuse pledge Chris McCullough will remain in the Class of 2014 and won’t reclassify to 2013, he told SNY.tv Friday in an exclusive interview.

“I’m staying Class of 2014,” the 6-foot-10 McCullough said. “I had a meeting with my family and my coaches and that’s the best thing for me.”

In his ZAGSBLOG entry, McCullough had previously mentioned he was considering reclassifying but has opted to change his mind.

A New York City native, McCullough will remain at Brewster (N.H.) Academy for next season.

“Right now I’m just focusing on school and basketball,” he said.

Terrance “Munch” Williams, McCullough’s AAU coach with Team Scan, reiterated that McCullough will remain committed to Syracuse, which he chose over St. John’s and others.

“He’s going to remain a Syracuse Orangemen,” he said. “He’s going to focus on hopefully winning a championship at Brewster.

“He looking forward to the process in the next couple of years so he can come into Syracuse and make an immediate impact.”

Williams also said that McCullough was done speaking with the media for the next several months.

“This is going to be the last interview so he’s not going to be talking to the media for the next seven or eight months,” Williams said.

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16 comments
Pat d
Pat d

People can blame the media about the competition question but the blame is the QBs. If a starting QB plays good, end of discussion.

Jeff E. Guy
Jeff E. Guy

As I was reading that article, I thought "Why did this guy fall to the sixth round?" The I read "he does not have elite explosion" and I thought, "well that can be corrected with weight training." Finally I read, "sometimes he reacts slowly." Ah, so that's it. I'm not sure what you can do to fix that. 

Marty Luc
Marty Luc

what draft picks are still unsigned?

__fense
__fense

I'm probably going to regret bringing this back up, but I already typed up the comment on GGN and I figured I post it here as well. 


This whole thing with Vick and Rex "disagreeing" is completely fabricated. It's exceedingly clear that they are using the word competition two different ways, and the media is trying to make this into a thing. 


The difference is between a "Competition" and an "open competition". They imply different concepts. Competition doesn't refer to a battle for who gets to start, but a general "I want to be the best guy on the team" attitude between two players. "Competition" is how Rex phrases it, and it's how the media phrases it when they are asking Rex questions. "Open Competition" specifically refers to who is going to win the starting job, in that an open competition would give everyone the same chance to win. This is what Vick is talking about, and whenever the media talks to Vick, they make sure that they say the word open in the question, so that his response will be about that, and therefore not about what Rex is talking about, so that they can pretend that the two are disagreeing. The two concepts are similar, but not identical. Geno and Vick are competing with each other like two brother compete with each other, but they aren't both getting the same chance to start, so it's not an "open competition". It's also not closed, because Geno isn't the starter no matter what, by the way, they both have a chance, but the younger guy has more of a chance. That's what everyone has been saying since the beginning. 


Rex was pretty clear on this in today’s press conference, but of course the media as a whole has decided to ignore it to continue the controversy they are trying to force.


http://www.newyorkjets.com/videos/videos/OTAs-Day-2-Rex-Ryan-Press-Conference/c796e332-1e4b-4f41-a738-8f1c9efbdc52 at about 2:35 (which starts in the middle of his answer, but that’s the important part. The first part is just him saying that competition is a good thing).

He talks about how competition isn’t just about who’s going to start, and references the D-line, who are in competition with each other even though they all have jobs assured. Then he’s asked specifically about who would start (which I should point out is a dumb question in the first place), and he says "It’s not a closed competition or an open competition, but it’s a competition."


It’s the media only saying competition when they are talking to Rex, who obviously isn’t just talking about who’s going to start, and then only saying open competition when they are talking to Vick, who is only talking about who’s going to start. The next time someone says that Vick is going against what Rex is saying when he says that there isn't an open competition, point out that Rex also said that it isn't an open competition, too. 

williamg1
williamg1

That pretty much puts us in cap hell. 

Brendan
Brendan

@Marcus Armstrong Is he a raw guy who needs refining? I was a bit surprised myself, but I'm open to the idea of smaller school guys who are talented, but raw. I have no idea if that applies to Dixon, though. 


Fortunately, he probably has this year to sit on the PS and give the team a shot to check him out. 

bob
bob

@williamg1 


Lets go Mets!