Friday, December 01, 2006

Irish Score Commitment From Fastest Guy in Class of '11

Speed is a very subjective thing, and it's very hard to quantify "football speed" and make sense of 40 times that might be "wind-aided", "hand-timed", or "thrown down a very steep hill" and the like. That being said, Armando Allen is really, really, really fast. And this morning, he made a verbal commitment to suit up for the Irish, spurning Urban Meyer and his home-state Gators. Suffice to say, this is a huge get for the Irish, as Armando provides that gamebreaking speed that the team hasn't really found on the offensive side of the ball in recent years.

Anyway, here's his highlight film, which kind of has that grainy Zapprouder film quality to it and, horror of horrors, no bitchin' rock & roll soundtrack behind it (what the hell?) Fortunately, I've come up with a way for you to fully enjoy the tape. Just hit "play" on both of these YouTube files at the same time and rock out.

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At 5:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most impressive thing about that highlight video wasn't his speed, it was the fact that he consistently broke the first or second tackle. I lost track of how many pile-ups he managed to break out of for long gains. Awesome.

Can he play both ways??!?


At 5:21 PM, Blogger Quique said...! this is just what the ND running game needed to open up the field!

At 7:57 PM, Blogger Cool Hand Mike said...

Off subject but could we Bama fans borrow Knute Rockne for a couple of years.

You know how we love our dead coaches.

At 10:44 PM, Blogger Steedle said...

Is anybody else getting that Pink Floyd/Wizard of Oz effect? There's no way it's just a coincidence.

At 1:22 AM, Anonymous Frommy said...

MY favorite part is 1:34 in...look how he just slips through like 8 guys all bunched together. He has a Reggie Bush feel to him...the slippery can't tackle or square up on kind of runner.

At 7:20 AM, Anonymous Tommy O said...

haha....hilarious stuff brian.

At 11:40 AM, Blogger gwzimm said...

Rockne in exchange for Bryant. I'd take that deal....ten years contracts for both.

At 12:23 PM, Blogger Sean H. said...


I hate you now.

At 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kinda interesting to watch this highlight package a few days after watching a package of highlights of the Rocket, who also broke a lot of tackles for a speed merchant.

At 11:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armando seems to have that sort of Vince Young type speed in that it doesn't look like he's running that fast, and then all of a sudden he's fourty yards down field breaking away from everyone.

At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Schnitzengruben said...

So Says I by The Shins was a better option. I stopped Chumba as soon as it started.

He does have that elusive quality, I worry that he may be a bit undersized.


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