He even said Alphonzo Tuputala is the top guy right now out of that RS Freshman class ahead of Heimuli, Calvert, and Ah You. Zo was the least heralded recruit of them all. What are you gonna do? Star rankings don’t mean shit when you get to college. It’s all about what you do when you get here. Our best ILB and starting MIK was a walk-on.
With that being said, Bob Gregory is a fucking idiot who played Kyler Manu and Brandon Wellington and then Ulofoshio won Pac-12 defensive player of the week the first game he started so I can’t really trust Bob’s judgement when it comes to playing the best players.
Likely ILB 2-deep right now:
MIK: Ulofoshio, Tafisi
WIL: Sirmon, Tuputala
We have to remember that Coach P is not the coach anymore. I have a feeling Coach P just trusted Bob’s judgement cause hes been with him so long. With Jimmy running the show, he has no obligation to follow that precedent. As defensive head coach who historically has always played the best players, he is not going to let Bob do whatever.