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Up on VU site. Nice. Anyone wanna link. Can't on this phone.
Electi a Deo. Pugnans dæmonium. Domine fortitudo mea, non timebo mala.
Here you go.
V60: Inside Vanderbilt Athletics. Under 60 Seconds. Watch the Commodores' goal line scrimmage highlights on the first day of full contact at 2013 spring practice.
CharlesMorse's boy Blake Gowder looks good at FB.
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Yeh boy, Cory. They've kind of bulked the wiggle out of him- he's over 240 now. But wait until he gets a pass in the open field, you will be shocked by his straight line speed.
The blocking looked incredible in that series, it's gonna be a good year fellas.
I don't know Blake personally but I love how that kid has persevered through his adversity.
Is he back on scholarship yet?
Unfortunately for his dad, no.
I don't know Blake either, but I have lots of family from all over that north Georgia / southeast Tennessee area, including from Blairsville GA which is where Blake went to high school. I will say that having a kid come out of that area and being successful at Vanderbilt is every bit as impressive as an inner-city kid coming out of Memphis and doing the same. I am not surprised someone who grew up in that area had a difficult time adjusting to life at Vanderbilt--or really anywhere in the real world. But I am very impressed that he has persevered and kept growing. The overwhelming majority of kids from that area don't even try to branch out, and even if they do, they just quit at the first sign of adversity.
Blake is a great example of a kid whose life WILL be changed by the Vanderbilt experience, and he should be applauded as much as anyone for that.
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