Derek Dooley made headlines yesterday and not really in the way you’d hope...
Here’s a nice compliment from a Cowboys receiver to his new coach:
Cole Beasley a big fan of new Cowboys WR coach Sanjay Lal: It feels like the first time we’re actually being taught how to run routes instead of just naturally doing— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) June 12, 2018
It’s good that Cole Beasley and new Dallas receivers coach Sanjay Lal are getting along. Lal is a well-regarded assistant, and Beasley likes him a lot.
One does wonder, though: Who was the last Cowboys receivers coach — the one Beasley indicates never taught his receivers how to run routes? Why, I wonder...
WE GET IT THE LAST COWBOYS RECEIVERS COACH IS CURRENTLY THE MIZZOU FOOTBALL OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR.
Derek Dooley certainly has his detractors, but maybe that’s part of the fun of the hire. Dooley was hired to modify a high flying offense which Josh Heupel brought in and make it more consistent and less boom or bust.
Not great, but shouldn't a receiver know how to run routes by the time they hit the NFL?— Tom Wright (@Tom_Wright12) June 12, 2018
And YEAH! Are Wide Receivers coaches in the NFL teaching NFL players to run routes? I’m seriously asking the question?
Missouri offered Josh Christopher shortly in April after the first Nike EYBL session in Dallas and he tweeted a photo of his cousin alongside the Missouri logo. Most recruits tweet pictures of standout players at the program when they receive an offer.
“Everybody loves the Missouri talk,” he said. “That’s family at the end of the day.”
Aside from Missouri, Christopher also holds offers from Cal, Oregon, UCLA, Florida State and USC among others.
Christopher isn’t really into the recruiting process that much right now, but expects things to pick up on Friday, when NCAA rules allow college coaches to start calling 2020 prospects on their own. Currently, only recruits can reach out to coaches.