Didn't see him in the National Guard national championship trophy presentation photos, which were taken on campus yesterday. Now the photo only had about 25 guys in it, so the whole team wasn't present, of course, but most of the stars were there. But no Ricks. Not looking good.
But then again, if he's not happy at MD, probably best to know that now rather than mid-season. Losing your best player can never be something you hope for, of course, but even if MD lost Ricks AND DGW, they'd STILL have one of the best secondaries in the nation with Davies, Jackson and Hunter. Just not the BEST secondary in the nation any more. Which could be a problem with this year's schedule.
I have no idea what Ricks's beef is (if there is one), but if there is one, it's really unfortunate. Rollo gave that young man invaluable experience starting as a soph, going up against the best comp in the country. No, you can't teach talent, but I have to believe he wouldn't be the nation's #1 CB right now if not for the spotlight MD has given him. You'd think there'd be a little more loyalty, but who am I kidding?