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WMU and Santana Moss
Check this out. Pretty cool:

Quote:Bill Cubit
Head coach, Western Michigan

The one guy I had was Santana Moss, when I was an assistant here (in 1997). It was pretty amazing. He played on the Florida state championship team at Carol City. He only caught 18 balls. He was a state champion in the triple jump, a great athlete. They didn't throw the ball that much. They had eight or nine guys sign that year.

We had recruited Robert Sanford, a running back who is still the all-time leading rusher at Western, from Carol City.

Santana was a guy I was on and nobody else was on. I brought him to campus. He was really interested. He told me, "Coach, I have one little issue. If that works out, I'm coming to Western Michigan."

And then Miami offered him a track scholarship.

That was when Miami was on NCAA probation. We thought we had him. We recruited two other kids from Carol City that year who became four-year starters for us. I worked so hard to get Santana up here.

He was a joy to recruit. I didn't think he would be as good as he was. Nobody did. I thought he would be a good player in the MAC. My staff [knew] a couple of guys on the Miami staff. That fall they asked, "How's that Santana kid doing?" The Miami coaches said, "He's the best guy we've got."

I always tell our guys, if you see Santana, make sure you tell him you're from Western Michigan. I saw him the next spring after he signed. They have those jamborees. He came right up to me and spoke. He's a great kid and comes from a great family.

02-07-2007 01:49 PM
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Cool story that just illustrates how Cubit can find and zero in on talent that others may have missed - that gem in the rough.

Hope he has one or two in this class. I wonder if TE Middleton fits that bill. A TE that runs like a WR.
02-07-2007 04:17 PM
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This is pretty good. Just goes to show....you never know.....
02-07-2007 11:19 PM
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